MELBOURNE | The sandwich craze in Melbourne shows no sign of abating. One of the best new spots in town for a sandwich is Stefanino Panino, who are putting their mark on things by stripping things back to the bare essentials. That is, classic Italian paninis done right.
The hole in the wall panini spot is run by owner, and former primary school teacher, Stef Condello and his mum Diana. Mum takes the orders, Stef makes the sandwiches. It’s about brilliant bread from nearby Natural Tucker Bakery, the highest quality sliced to order meats from Thomastown’s Marchetti Fine Foods, and fantastic cheese from That’s Amore. An example of really letting the ingredients shine.
Go for any one of a number of ‘Stefanino Classics” or load up a roll with as many, and as much of, the fillings as you like. If you want some meats for home, they’re available and sliced to order.
To round things off, there’s Golden Brown filter coffee, and Italian sodas and juices.
In an increasingly crowded sandwich market, Stefanino Panino proves that sometimes (often) all you need to do is make simple food from the heart, getting the basics right with a smile.
255 Lygon Street
Wed – Fri: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sat: 11:00am to 4:00pm