The sudden onset of hunger pains is the leading cause of unfinished novels, canceled duels, and tied soccer matches. Employs savory Italian cuisine to cut down on unfinished business with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian dinner cuisine at Panini’s Trattoria.
At Panini’s Trattoria, cooks mix fresh, preservative-free ingredients and naturally cured meats into hot paninis and pasta dishes, which patrons may munch alongside alcoholic beverages brought from home. Eaters may survey a menu of fresh-pressed sandwiches, including a melty mélange of roast pork, aged provolone cheese, and broccoli rabe, and the milano, a mix of roasted turkey and mozzarella cheese that replicates the scent of an Italian butcher shop after cheese-throwing fights. Prosciutto plays a starring role in the Michaelangelo sandwich, which also contains aged provolone and roasted peppers. Dinner diners may also choose dinner platters of veal, steak, chicken, and fish ($16.95–$27.95), or uncooked pasta models of the Sistine Chapel.
Italy’s rich culinary tradition is made all the more appealing by the Italian language’s evocative sounds and constructions. Luckily, even if you're not fluent in the language of love, Panini's Trattoria still has you covered: their menu includes detailed English descriptions of each Italian dish. Authentic combinations and familiar classics populate the lineup, including signature paninis lined with sweet Italian sausage, chicken cutlets, or roasted turkey. A BYOB destination, the restaurant welcomes wine-toting diners, inviting them to clink glasses from the own cellars over plates of classic spaghetti with meatballs, or tender veal picatta in lemon caper butter sauce.
Center City East
317 Market St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19176