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21 Bedford St., New York, NY, 10014
nr. Downing St.
Not just a sandwich shop
By gotigers2003 on 1/24/2003
I have missed panini (especially reasonably priced panini) since I left Italy on my semester abroad. 'ino not only has a fantastic wine selection, as its name implies, but it is reasonably priced, and the quiet atmosphere makes it a great place to go on a quiet afternoon for a long lunch. I had the grilled vegetable and goat cheese panini when I last went; while it was heavy on the goat cheese, the melding of the flavors was delicious.
Let's stay with cute and cozy
By Exuparem on 1/28/2003
'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.
Cute and cosy
By Kayzi on 2/13/2003
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.
Killer bruscetta and nice wine list
By Voldar on 3/2/2003
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
best brunch in the city
By dtulsa on 4/1/2003
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.
Pound for Pound, Perhaps the Best Italian Eatery in Town
By colpo on 4/23/2003
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!
Nice but smelly
By Uplange on 3/24/2004
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...
the best panini in town
By emily1 on 3/28/2004
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.
Yummy food, Mixed Service
By skyblu on 6/11/2004
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.
the best panino this side of Milano
By lleo on 11/3/2004
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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