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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Paninoteca

809 Lincoln Rd. (Meridian Ave.) Send to Phone
305-538-0058
As the name suggests, this café’s strengths lie in its hot griddled sandwiches.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Paninoteca Restaurant Review

: Yummy Italian-style panini are pressed on a hot griddle, then served warm. Dig into any one of a variety of interesting combinations, from dolphin with spicy aïoli, mizuma and tomato on ciabatta, to simple tomato and fresh mozzarella and basil on focaccia, griddled to oozing perfection. Since opening about four years ago, this place has slipped in terms of quality and consistency, but it still packs in hundreds of local devotees daily. However, the soups we tried are watery and bland; the cold salads skimpy, expensive and unimaginative. The hallway-like interior is cramped. We found organization to be nil here, which affected ordering and obtaining the meal and paying. Also located at 264 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, 305-538-0058.



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