PANINO Montecito

1014 Coast Village Rd #0725, Santa Barbara
(805) 565-0137

Recent Reviews

Logan Reed

Awful. Do not buy that’s all I have to say.

Mark Y

In my quest for the perfect veggie sandwich I recently stopped by Panino's. I'm not vegetarian but I love a good veggie sammich.

V F.

Called on a Sunday at 10:45, and the line was busy for 10 minutes straight. A young woman answered and said "UGH HELLO" and I asked "uhh is this panino?" And she replied "ya, but we're not open" "when do you open?" "In five minutes--you have to call back then--and she just hung up" Terrible phone etiquette. Super bratty. Ordered my 25 sandwiches from somewhere else.

Mark Y.

In my quest for the perfect veggie sandwich I recently stopped by Panino's. I'm not vegetarian but I love a good veggie sammich. They have a pretty good selection of vegetarian offerings, so I went with the Mixed Veggie Sandwich- Marinated sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, greens, and a few other tasty toppings. It wasn't the absolute best veggie sandwich I've had, but it was pretty good. All fresh, quality ingredients. The staff was friendly, and my food was ready in minutes. They are on the pricey side for a sandwich, but really about average for an upscale deli. I'll be back.

V S.

Called on a Sunday at 10:45, and the line was busy for 10 minutes straight. A young woman answered and said "UGH HELLO" and I asked "uhh is this panino?" And she replied "ya, but we're not open" "when do you open?" "In five minutes--you have to call back then--and she just hung up" Terrible phone etiquette. Super bratty. Ordered my 25 sandwiches from somewhere else.

Heather C.

Well worth the wait in line. Put your order in and go shopping for a minute, only to return to pure goodness. Pesto and pine nuts will soon be dripping down your face if you order correctly.

Lance L.

I love, Love, LOVE me some Panino!!! Yeah, "it's just a sandwich" some people say! "You can get a sandwich anywhere" others will exclaim!! But my question to you is... would you drive an hour for a foot long at Subway or a large sub at Quiznos? What about the Giant sub at Jersey Mikes??? I didn't think so. Well this Saturday, I specifically got In my car and drove to beautiful Montecito to get my sandwich and then drove over to the beach by Santa Barbara City College and went to town on my #11. =) So what makes Panino so special you ask? It's the fact that they are a small mom and pop sandwich spot with 6 locations all within Santa Barbara County. This allows for the ingredients to stay fresh and to have consistency across the board. I first fell in love with Panino in Los Olivos, but discovered this location was even closer to my home and have made this hour drive on a few different occasions since then to reminisce this beautiful sandwich spot all made with that Santa Barbara County Love. Thank you Panino for giving me the chance to drive along the coast and come give you some well deserved business.

Mark Me

I can't give 5 stars! Well this is first time I decided to try that place. I ordered CHICKEN salad salad. I pointed chicken on the menu to the lady. I grabbed a soda can and chip bag. I waited in few mins. I got food. I see them. Whhhhyyy the breads there on the side!!!!????? I don't need them. I don't understand. Why the chicken salad salad without the bread on the menu. Anyways I ate salad. Oh no!! They were TUNA salad salad. (I like tuna but.) Ugh. That I don't want it. I wanted C H I C K E N salad salad!!!!!!! I'm glad I don't pay tips on their tablet!!! Whew! So TUNA ..taste bored and nothing but lots of water there YUCK! What's kind of mayo there? That what I think. Water and mayo mixed. They taste bored! Taste like water more. Less flavor. I think water killed flavor gone!! They SHOULD take water out first before tuna with mayo etc..then mix them. ,,,, Uhmmm Greens salad with dressing tasted good. Sorry I gave 3 stars. Next time I will bring the receipt and show it to manager!!!!! When I visit here again from Las Vegas (**I born and raised in So Calif**). Well I don't care the receipt will be old. I MUST SHOW IT TO MANAGER. YEEAAAAHH I WILLLLLLL. They must give me freeeee chicken salad salad not tuna or else if not free then I will not order and not come back. I'll go to Rusty's pizza! Woo woo.

Meghan Taylor

I will drive from Ojai for these sandwiches! Maybe 10 years ago a coworker hooked me on paninos, and now I can’t stop going there. If you can’t decide what you want I recommend the panino cob sandwich without cheese and add honey mustard, your life will change forever.

Anna J.

Very simple sandwiches. Every time I am in town, I always stop by at Panino. I always get the Chicken Curry sandwich on Focaccia bread. I think what makes it yummy is the dash of honey in the sandwiches. Yes, honey. Customer Services is friendly. Clean establishment. Seating can be tight but we managed. Plenty of parking. The sandwiches are over priced for what you are getting but I don't mind paying. It's unique and different. If you are not into sandwiches, they serve salads. I highly recommend this place.

Maximilian F.

Overpriced for not that great of a sandwich. Customer service is great and everyone's always super friendly, but the price to quality ratio is around 2 stars

James A. Gonzales

Best sandwiches period!

Vic Parrino

Service fast sandwiches were good

Loni Anderson

Loved the half and half offer. I chose half a sandwich and half a salad. Plenty of food for lunch with enough for leftovers for dinner. Went another time and just got a sandwich. Also plenty of food. I liked the focaccia bread though they have other great options. (not additive filled breads) kettle chips and healthy drinks are sold too. All very reasonably priced. Average $12. Staff are cheerful and helpful. There are tables if you want to eat there. There's also seating (I think) in the complex on the other side of the building. Speaking of that, it's a nice little shopping complex with upscale shops and a Vons market. Also convenient right next to the freeway but it doesn't feel like it.

H N.

Clean, quick, fresh simple. Parking right in front, had option to eat in or out doors.

carolyni365

Made a booking for my husband and I. Service and food were both fantastic. So the arancini balls are a must, along with the magarita pizza! Food is also reasonably priced!

827martinob

Great pizzeria good quality dough everybody commented on the quality of the pizza we also had some arancini and some shrimps with beans all great

Marissa DiAngelis

Best sandwiches ever

Michael M

We live in Italy part of the year, and this is how pizza is supposed to taste! And the most important accompaniment is quite frankly the friendly smile that comes with the sunny environment--you'll find it here, too. Outstanding experience!

Jennifer Nachtigall

Excellent special sandwich shop. Delicious very tasty. Quick. Italian sandwich amazing meat.

torontobiggs1

I was not impressed with the pizzas. Unfortunately, the acoustics are not good. Very noisy restaurant. Attractive decor, however. Good for families with children.

Abel Iverson

I frequently stop here for a number 27 on focaccia. Great place to grab a quick bite to eat, do yourself a favor and check them out. I have had almost everything on the menu and never have been disappointed.

Nate Evans

Sandwiches and salads that never disappoint. Quality food, quick service, and constantly delicious flavors. A go-to lunch spot for locals.

carla sanchez

Probably one of the best sandwiches I've ever had. We drive up from L.A. just to grab one sometimes. Number 10 extra sun dried tomatoes on focaccia all the way!

Joshua Gagné

This is a great sandwich shop!! My wife and I always grab PANINO on our way home from a weekend trip in Santa Ynez. Our go to sandwich is # 10 with extra sundried tomatoes! This is a must have stop for sandwich lovers!!

Eric Fulkerson

Ridiculously REAL pizza!

Joshua Gagné

This is a great sandwich shop!! My wife and I always grab PANINO on our way home from a weekend trip in Santa Ynez. Our go to sandwich is # 10 with extra sundried tomatoes! This is a must have stop for sandwich lovers!!

Ana M.

Food is great but rude stinky guy with long hair working there. I rather drive downtown to buy my staff sandwiches. I've made several complaints to his manager Jesse and he still has a bad attitude. That really makes me sad to see employees act that way.

Jill L.

Absolutely love this place. Best sandwiches around. My favorite sandwich is number 9.

n wall

Really good sandwiches. A lot if options for you to choose.

James McCully

Delicious food

daren green

Fresh and tasty sandwiches in a convenient location and nice staff.

Shannon C.

Usually I love this place, my boyfriend and I frequent there often. Today I tried calling multiple times - the phone is clearly off the hook (why have a phone number if you don't keep the phone on the hook) either way it's close enough to our house I went in and ordered. The service is always so/so but the food usually wins us over. Today I found not only one but TWO hairs in my sandwich. Tried calling AGAIN to speak to someone and let them know but unfortunately it's STILL busy. Highly disappointed and would love to hear back from whom ever is in charge.

William Todorov

Salads and sandwiches, delicious

Arch Angel

Great sandwich

Jack K.

As much as I love this place for it's food, it's service is lacking. I tried to call in an order, but the line was busy. Fair enough, it's lunch, so I'm sure they're stacked. Gave it 30 minutes and called again, still busy. Repeated two more times and the line was still busy. Gave up and just decided to walk in. As I'm ordering, the phone is off it's charger and turned off. Seriously? This has happened on several occasions so either they refuse to take care of their equipment or just don't manage their employees well. Which is disappointing, because their food is fantastic.

Randy Wilson

Very nice sandwiches, with a great vegetarian selection. My brother loves #11, the chicken and roasted peppers. The artichoke hearts sandwich was also wonderful.

Michael Stephens

Amazing sandwiches and great location

rebecca g.

Greek salad was lacking interesting stuff. Also, the chicken curry wrap was fine - not particularly inspired but fine. But the biggest problem was, the 5 people who arrived after us were served before us - which was a problem as we were driving back to LA. We THINK what happened was the cashier didn't see my husband put a tip in the jar. FYI.

Nicolas Jubert

Most delicious sandwich! !