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A Look at This Sandiwch Hot Spot in Goleta, Montecito, Solvang, Los Olivos, and Beyond


Where: In Goleta, Montecito, Solvang, Los Olivos, and 834 Santa Barbara Street, (805) 963-3700, paninorestaurants.com

What: A seemingly ever-growing mini-empire of made-to-order high end sandwich shops

How Much: Sandwiches $8.50-$8.95, salads $8.50-$9.95

The Dish: Anyone feeling as if he or she were in a lunch rut should head to Panino, as they offer 30 sandwiches and 10 salads, a plethora of possibility. It’s not just variety for variety’s sake, either; we’re talking clever combos like English Stilton with Asian pear (nine selections are vegetarian), a curried chicken with pine nuts, dried cranberries, and apple, and a roast beef served with a zingy horseradish cheddar. It’s the attention to the details that raises Panino above a quickie lunch spot - anybody can put raisins in a curried chicken sandwich, but cranberries? That takes some creativity. So if you want thinking outside the (lunch)box, this is the spot for you. Even the more strip-mall-y locations are bright and airy and inviting.

Panino - Downtown

834 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA
805-963-3700. More Info

Panino - Solvang

475 1st St., Solvang, CA
805-688-0608. More Info

Panino - Los Olivos

2900 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos, CA
805-688-9304. More Info

Panino - Goleta

5666 Calle Real, Calle Real Shopping Center, Goleta, CA
805-683-3670. More Info

Panino - Montecito

1014 Coast Village Rd, Ste C, Montecito, CA
805-565-0137. More Info

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