Panevino Ristorante& Gourmet Deli

Dec 23, 2003 1:38 AM

Meat quality: 8-oz, sirloin

Type of fries: home style

Bun size: large Italian roll

Drink: various beverages

Order method: server

Wait time for meal: 15 minutes

Price: $11.83

Atmosphere: classy, upscale

Rating/comment: 4 wimpys

This is one classy spot. Panevino is located just across from the airport off Sunset Rd in a spanking-new structure with more curves than Jennifer Lopez. It’s almost like eating in a spaceship. You are immediately hit with the interior beauty and upscale dress of its clientele, especially the lunch hour crowd. We felt a little embarrassed ordering the sirloin burger and fries, knowing that Italian is definitely the specialty. The burger is just fine as is the large roll. Unfortunately Panevino is very stingy on its home fries, serving just five or six in a plate. You’re really getting cheated in the overall meal, unless sautéed onions are your thing. Panevino is luxury over lunch, but at $11.83 overall, we expect more. Still, it’s a great place to show off a special person or to be seen.