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’ino

21 Bedford St., New York, NY, 10014
nr. Downing St.
212-989-5769

Avg. Rating

8
Food: 9
Service: 8
Décor: 7
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

95% would go back.

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GO to 'ino

By stellaparone on 11/29/2004

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

The best paninis in the city by far. Room is tiny and cozy, usually only one server who handles the crowds well. This place is always packed, and rightly so. Go with your date, have some fantastic Italian sandwiches and wine, and DON'T forget dessert, because it's fantastic as well!

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373 out of 819 people found this review helpful.

the best panino this side of Milano

By lleo on 11/3/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

It is amazing how little is necessary to get it right. With the assorted starter plate to share and a crispy crunchy warm sandwich each you have all you need. The winelist sorted by grapes as well as producers is heaven for all italian wine fanatics. Choose the Chianti reserva, rich and crisp in character, and you have put together a sensual nipping and picking finger food play, eat and tasty dinner. Take your best friend or whom ever you want to make your friend. This evening will create memories!

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357 out of 820 people found this review helpful.

Yummy food, Mixed Service

By skyblu on 6/11/2004

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

My first 'ino experience was first rate. I took my kid bro there to celebrate his first ipod purchase. We both loved the panini and the service! The server and the owner?manager? joshed around with us and made us feel completely welcome. My next experience wasn't as stellar. The food was as good as before but our server was sullen and inattentive. And we were only one of two tables! I was disappointed after the fantastic time I had on my past visit. I'll go back..but if I see that lil miss sullen is working, I'll put my panini passion on hold for another time.

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376 out of 814 people found this review helpful.

the best panini in town

By emily1 on 3/28/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I am in love with 'ino. It is a great, romantic spot to go post midnight when you crave fabulous wine and a little snack. The quattro panini plate is great, as is the antipasti. It's cheap, and the panini tastes like little spots of heaven in your mouth. The service is wonderful, the place is small and charming. Perfect for a blustery, snowy evening or a quiet summer night.

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406 out of 918 people found this review helpful.

Nice but smelly

By Uplange on 3/24/2004

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

It is a very friendly place, nice wine menu and delcious paninis.. But when you sit in there for 1 hour, you smell like the panini itself which is a turn off.. They should try to improve the air conditioning...

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395 out of 850 people found this review helpful.

Pound for Pound, Perhaps the Best Italian Eatery in Town

By colpo on 4/23/2003

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

It's not an Italian restaurant, but it executes its salads and panini with serious aplomb and grace. Unsurpassed Italian food 'feel'. Flavors could not be better. What needs to be crisp is crisp, and everything is fresh and smells wonderful. Perfect execution every time. Sandwich ingredient combinations are well thought-out and make it difficult to choose. Their egg and truffle oil dish is superlative. I look forward to my next meal there!

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310 out of 783 people found this review helpful.

best brunch in the city

By dtulsa on 4/1/2003

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

i know, i know, its a panini shop and the typical paninis are good, but the $10 brunch w/ fresh oj, capuccino and truffled egg toast (or scrambled egg panini) is killer. very nyc west village--small (tables of more than 2 are a bad idea), focused, charming, relaxed, good vibe.

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278 out of 663 people found this review helpful.

Killer bruscetta and nice wine list

By Voldar on 3/2/2003

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

quintissential NYC restaurant.. mellow interesting crowd, excellent bruscettas..and panini's best in NYC..people that work their are friendly..very small need to go at odd hours but it is absolutely worth the wait... one of my favorites

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226 out of 455 people found this review helpful.

Cute and cosy

By Kayzi on 2/13/2003

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

There is an ample and well thought out wine list with delectable sandwiches and paninis to accompany. The place is small and unpretentious, but such a winner that there are often lines out the door. It's well worth it. Impress with the knowledge of the small place, or impress with the quality.

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201 out of 399 people found this review helpful.

Let's stay with cute and cozy

By Exuparem on 1/28/2003

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 4
  • Yes, I would go back!

'ino is one of those cute, cozy, reliable places that you don't expect to change even after 10 years. The food is standard Italian caffe fare - basic but good. The wine selections are decent. If you're out for a chill evening with friends (and don't mind hopping over them to get to your seat), then this is a great choice.

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