The 6 Best Paninis In San Diego

Updated: May 2, 2022

What’s affordable, convenient, and delicious? An Italian Panini at these San Diego venues! We scoured top blogs and publications, incorporating millions of reviews for the ultimate panini spots. Visit the San Diego eateries for homemade Italian bread with artisanal cheese and more to sate your panini craving.

Find the perfect Panini spot

Bread & Cie

Bakery, $$, HillcrestBakery, $$San Diego, Hillcrest
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2015

    San Diego's Essential Sandwiches, Mapped

    Eater, 2015

Jane's Cafe

Mexican, $, Mission Valley EastMexican, $San Diego, Mission Valley East
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 5.0

Pesto Italian Craft Kitchen

Italian, $$, El CerritoItalian, $$San Diego, El Cerrito
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Panini Kabob Grill - Del Mar

Mediterranean, $$, Carmel ValleyMediterranean, $$San Diego, Carmel Valley
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Croutons Restaurant

$, Sorrento Valley$San Diego, Sorrento Valley
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Nutmeg Bakery & Cafe

American, $$, Miramar Ranch NorthAmerican, $$San Diego, Miramar Ranch North
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate these results?

We know how tough it is to find the best Panini in San Diego. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 10162 restaurants, and 624 lists and articles from top sources like Eater. Don’t bother looking for Eater - San Diego's Essential Sandwiches, Mappedwe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. 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. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. These ten options are sure to delight.

Frequently asked questions

Higher Grounds, Deli-icious, and Pappalecco are the highest-rated panini spots for take-out in San Diego.

There are 18 panini spots in San Diego.

Higher Grounds, Armonía Kitchen, and Jane's Cafe are the highest-rated panini spots for breakfast in San Diego.

Higher Grounds, Deli-icious, and Pappalecco are the highest-rated spots for panini delivery in San Diego.

Armonía Kitchen, Pesto Italian Craft Kitchen Nutmeg Bakery and Cafe are the highest-rated vegan panini places in San Diego.

Interesting facts about Panini

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