Paninos Eastside

4.2
60 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
The Pride of Paninos Restaurant began in 1974 when Everetta-Lou & Tony Frasca opened the first location in downtown Colorado Springs. From day one, Paninos Restaurant has been owned & operated by the Frasca Family. Whether its your first time in or you are one of our regulars, the Paninos Family & Crew would like to Thank You for your patronage.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 60 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.3
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3.8
ambience
4.0
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KarenN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Bree was exceptional!

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vipSLeoB
Omaha
30 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was very good....traditional. The restaurant is looking somewhat "tired". Half size meals are offered for some dishes. Good menu variety.

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JohnL
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Service and food was excellent, the wine was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good but service was a bit slower than usual. I’m not sure if they were short staffed as I know many places are.

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victoriaw
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience3

Food was cold. Nothing special but prices are high

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vipDonO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My waitress was very good, the food needs alot of work. The prime rib was dry and clam chowder was bland. I will say one thing, the cannoli was great.

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LisaA
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The service was great and our server (James I believe was his name!) was wonderful!

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Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server (unfortunately do not recall his name. We were seated in the bar area) was phenomenal! Attentive, and made us feel that he was happy we were there.

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vipJavy
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I had the Grinder panino. It was absolutely delicious and the customer service was good. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in eating something different.

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ronb
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and a fair price. The wait staff very courteous and friendly. Good service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was on point! The food impressed our friends from out of town!

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RicM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Katrina was the best!

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SharonM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Husband really wanted the blood orange sangria but you were out. Very disappointed. Also while the soups were delicious they were lukewarm. Also, supposed to get 2 meatballs with dinner and he only got one. Did get the other when asked. We asked the waitress what “free flow” meant next to several wine and she had no idea.

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ThomasZ
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The spaghetti pie was excellent and the Chicken enchilada was very good,
Both my wife and I enjoyed our meal in relative comfort, without having to wear masks.

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none
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you have not tried Paninos, you should. Great food and great service.

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Foodie51
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food is average at best and the restaurant feels dirty.

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RyanG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Always great food but unacceptable service
We were forgotten about by the server as she sat at the food station talking to the other staff.

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Angie
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick, delicious lunch! Great place to go if you have vegetarians in your group.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Had ravioli and chicken parmigiana.

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RobertH
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place, good food, clean safe, well worth the experience. Reservations are important.

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KatherineB
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Food was great, and our server/bartender Cory made our night.

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NancyM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We received excellent and friendly service. The food was good and the experience was very enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and friendly staff!

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ToddH
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had great scampi and excellent lemon drop martini!

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GinaB
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The appetizers were a delicious and innovative take on old favorites. We had a table with all ages and yet everyone easily picked a dish they would eat - drinks were yummy and we finished off with a sample of desserts - the waiter smart to bring extra spoons. I missed fresh parm and pepper being offered but overall this is a great place to relax and dine. Well done!

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RisaK
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great as usual. Made a reservation and was sat before our time. The service from Andre ( I think ) was super great. Good time.

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mally
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Had a reservation for Valentine's day, server was short with us, just coming to our table to order and place the bill. The special we ordered included dessert, however he never asked us what dessert we wanted and just gave us the bill. Once I brought this up, he did not apologize but did bring out the dessert. Was a weird experience, and we were expecting a nice romantic dinner with a server that was at least nice to us. I'm not sure if he was just overly busy or just a bad server, but it was a special occasion that left us feeling not so special.

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KathleenB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very friendly and accommodating staff.

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DeanL
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. The panino’s where very good.

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NancyM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good good and great friendly service. Will go again.

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WayneR
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very helpful and welcoming. The salmon was cooked perfectly and we were thanked multiple times for visiting.

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BrendaC
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and we had plenty to eat. Waitress was very friendly.

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MarieM
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Hope this family can continue their restaurant business for many years to come!

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AprilS
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I have always loved Paninos. The variety of tasty Italian foods make it a family favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was not too impressed with the lasagna—too much Italian sausage in it.

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Renee
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the hostess to James our server, the entire experience was excellent!

God Bless!

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Amanda
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious like always, service was good but server seems annoyed and anxious to leave, kept pushing us to order, pay and leave..

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BenP
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was awesome the service left a lot to be desired

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JMWwww
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Good is ok, not great. Server was brand new so didn’t know the specials or menu.

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Kleekai
Denver
38 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been dining at Panino's for 30 years. I think they have the best alfredo sauce that I've tasted. They're a small chain and I want to see them make it through the pandemic! They're one of the first places we did takeout when all of the restaurants closed.

FAQs

Paninos Eastside offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (719) 380-2720.

Paninos Eastside is rated 4.2 stars by 60 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.