What is A Panini and Why is it So Darn Tasty?


What? You say you've never had a Panini and you aren't even sure what it is? Well, if you haven't had the pleasure of eating a delicious Panini; you are missing it for sure!

For starters, a Panini is a delicious and unique sandwich made from the perfect combinations of toasted bread filled with fine meats, creamy cheeses, fresh vegetables and a variety of other amazing ingredients for a unique and tasty treat. Panini's are fun, satisfying and best of all available here at Panini's on the Waterfront in a variety of flavors and styles!


History Lesson

Early Panini sandwiches were popular with the working class people in Italy. They were used mostly as an "on the go" food and were made from simpler recipes that used meats that didn't need to be refrigerated. Panini's were traditionally made with rustic Italian bread and a single filling. They typically used meat, paired with a rustic bread, and could include cheeses, vegetables, and any other additions the cook chose.

As the years passed Panini's became more popular and newer and more exciting ingredients developed based on individuals taste and improvements at making it more fun. Folks began to warm the Paninis in frying pans so that they were toasted. This was wildly popular and lead to the current trend of grilling Paninis today.


Paninis are still very popular today and come in a wide variety of combinations. At Panini's on the Waterfront, we offer several delicious Panini combinations including:

  • Chicken Salad Panini
    Apples, Raisins, Pecans, Charred Onions, Garlic Mayo

  • Crab and Shrimp BLT Panini
    Smoked Bacon, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Garlic Mayonnaise

  • Pastrami Rueben Panini
    Pastrami, House Made Slaw, Remoulade, Swiss

  • Fresh Tomato Panini
    Basil Pesto, Charred Red Onion, House Pulled Mozzarella Cheese

  • Pesto Grilled Chicken Panini
    Grilled Chicken, Provolone, Caramelized Onions, Roasted Red Peppers, Pesto Sauce

  • Greek Shrimp Panini
    Wild Caught Shrimp, Feta Cheese, Pesto, Fire Roasted Tomato

  • Roast Porkette Panini
    Roast Pork, Pears, Gorgonzola, Caramelized Onions, EVOO

  • Tuscan Steak Panini
    Grilled Sirloin, Charred Red Onion, Chimichurri Sauce, Gorgonzola

Stop by Panini's on the Waterfront for lunch or dinner and try one of our delicious Paninis today!