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Panino Restaurant

Wollombi Rd | NSW, Wollombi, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
+61 488 464 614
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible13%
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Wollombi Rd | NSW, Wollombi, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called in for breakfast and we're so pleased we did. The 4 of us sat out in the back garden, good service and food. Would recommend them.

Thank TravelBattler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have a small farm in the Wollombi Valley and eat frequently at Panino. The owner chef, Bruno, sometimes noted for his charmingly Italian grumpiness, does a truly remarkable job of turning out interesting and high quality food, especially considering that he basically cooks everything...More

Thank Peter D
Victoria G, Owner at Panino Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your generous comments Peter😁

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in unannounced on a Sunday night after taking a rescued wallaby joey to a carer..... I had the salmon which was lovely and my husband had one of the best beef and mushroom pot pies he says he has ever had!! Friendly pleasant service....More

Thank fassifern5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank you Trip Advisers, for leading us to this lovely Restaurant yesterday. We were interested in visiting Wollombi and wondered where we could have lunch. Wollombi is an interesting, historic town and the lunch destination we settled on - Panino Restaurant - was fabulous! The...More

Thank meerpwah
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We have eaten a number of times at Panino and have always enjoyed the experience. If you want value,quality,authenticity and ambiance then Panino ticks all the boxes . Bruno's squid ink risotto , Victoria's famous lamb shanks as well as her signature fish pie are...More

Thank ElviraJC
Reviewed 30 June 2017

I eat at the restaurant regularly and Bruno is a great Italian chef. His risottos are fabulous, whether they be squid ink, pea and truffle oil or prawn, His prawn linguini, seafood or, rocket and gorgonzola pizzas are also excellent, as is the organic chicken...More

Thank 709elsa
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We are regular visitors to Wollumbi and Panino is a firm favourite. Breakfasts are hearty and fresh. Coupled with the great coffee, their bacon and egg roll is an excellent kick start your day! We have also visited for dinner and found the food to...More

Thank MWOtravel
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I visit Panino regularly, lovely surrounds and friendly staff,chef, Bruno is a real character with a great sense of humour. Among my favourites porcini pizza and a fennel salad , delicious scallops and divine fish pie, a must for anyone visiting this lovely little village

Thank Natalie O
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We had my daughters 19th birthday lunch at Paninos and it was a very enjoyable day. The staff were excellent attending to our every needs and the chef came out and presented his house made birthday cake in person, every one enjoyed their meals and...More

Thank Debra B
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We have been to the wonderfully warm and cosy Panino a number of times for dinner and it never fails to impress by offering an exceptional menu and food that is world class, thanks to the wonderful Bruno whose Panino follows his previous Sydney culinary...More

Thank Lukas M
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Amy S
26 January 2015|
Response from Michel M | Reviewed this property |
I am fairly certain that they have gluten free options on their menu. The Wollombi is known for having lots of interesting & health conscious people so I would imagine the restaurants would need to accommodate. But give... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 42
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wollombi Rd | NSW, Wollombi, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Cessnock  >  Wollombi
  • Phone Number: +61 488 464 614
Italian restaurant and cafe located in a historic sandstone building with a warm and rustic atmosphere inside leading to a romantic terrace and rose-filled garden at the rear.
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