The sudden onset of hunger pains is the leading cause of unfinished novels, canceled duels, and tied soccer matches. Today's deal employs savory Italian cuisine to cut down on unfinished business: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian dinner fare; or, for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian lunch fare at Panini's Trattoria. Located in Old City, Panini's Trattoria offers a variety of traditional and innovative Italian dishes crafted from fresh, flavorful ingredients. Panini's offers a massive selection of noontime noshibles, including the eponymous panini ($8.95–$16.95)—a traditional pressed Italian sandwich made with all-natural, fresh-baked bread—along with extensive array of wraps ($6.95–$12.95) and other sandwich and sandwichesque offerings. Panini's also provides a plethora of hearty, supper-approved fare including pasta dishes ($10.95–$14.95) and dinner platters brimming with classic Italian chicken, fish, steak, and veal creations. Diners with particular tastes in beer, wine, and snake oil tonics can rejoice in Panini Trattoria's BYOB policy.
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.