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The 5 Best Paninis In Pittsburgh

Updated: July 5, 2022

It’s fresh, tasty, and is the perfect quick lunch - it’s the Italian panini available at these Pittsburgh eateries. We examined top food blogs and review sites and scrutinized millions of reviews for this list of top panini spots. Each of these Pittsburgh venues boasts gluten-free, vegan, and classic paninis loaded with meat and cheeses!

Find the perfect Panini spot

Cafetano Coffee Roasters

$, Strip District$Pittsburgh, Strip District
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Deli On North Avenue

Deli, $, Central NorthsideDeli, $Pittsburgh, Central Northside
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Colangelo's Bakery

Bakery, $$, Strip DistrictBakery, $$Pittsburgh, Strip District
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Deli on Butler Street

Deli, $, Central LawrencevilleDeli, $Pittsburgh, Central Lawrenceville
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Mercurio’s

Pizza, $$, PittsburghPizza, $$Pittsburgh
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

How was this list created?

Finding the best spot to satisfy your Panini craving shouldn't be so tough. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 6837 restaurants in Pittsburgh, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 409 lists and articles from experts at and more. All with some boam magic. These spots have been featured in . As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Most common questions

Severina, Cafetano Coffee Roasters, and Mercurio’s are the highest-rated panini spots to get a quick lunch in Pittsburgh.

Severina, Cafetano Coffee Roasters, and Mercurio’s are the highest-rated panini spots for take-out in Pittsburgh.

Mercurio’s is the highest-rated panini spot that is good for groups in Pittsburgh.

Severina, Cafetano Coffee Roasters, and Mercurio’s are the highest-rated panini spots for lunch in Pittsburgh.

Cafetano Coffee Roasters and Mercurio’s are the highest-rated spots for panini delivery in Pittsburgh.

Interesting facts about Panini

  • The origin of sanwhich

    Our favorite treat, the sanwhich, has its roots in The United Kingdom. We can thank Earl of Sandwich John Montagu for coming up with it too.

  • Most peanut butter and jelly sandwich ever?

    Patrick Bertoletti holds the record for eating the most peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the world by finishing no fewer than 6 in one sitting. Could you top that?

Parking tips

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