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Panino Restaurant

2884 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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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2884 Wollombi Rd | Nsw, Wollombi, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

A perfect evening was thoroughly enjoyed by my sister and I at the very charming Panino restaurant. Great friendly service and delicious (and very generous servings) food along with a chilled glass of Noyce Chardonnay was scrumptious. The decor of Panino was lovely and we...More

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Victoria G, Owner at Panino Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Many thanks for your lovely review! It is really the ultimate reward to have 'that which we give' so graciously received.

Reviewed 28 September 2017

My wife and I dropped into Panino for lunch after a drive from Sydney on Monday to see whether it would be a suitable venue for a 60th birthday dinner. Turned out to be an easy choice to make! PJ greeted us warmly and introduced...More

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Victoria G, Owner at Panino Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Many thanks for your lovely review! We look forward to hosting your 60th birthday dinner!

Reviewed 6 September 2017

We visited Panino on a Friday night as we were staying nearby. The food was outstanding, beautiful fresh ingredients and the size of the meals were very generous. In Sydney you would get half of what was served for each course! For a country restaurant,...More

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Victoria G, Owner at Panino Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you so much, we look forward to see you again

Reviewed 1 August 2017 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 26 July 2017

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 27 July 2017

Thanks for your generous comments Peter😁

Reviewed 23 July 2017 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

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

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

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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
US$10 - US$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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2884 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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