Il Bambino

Il Bambino

Sandwich Place$$$$
Astoria, Astoria
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  • Florence H.
    Florence HFebruary 6, 2015
    If you're there with a friend or on a date, I recommend splitting a panini and getting a mix of crostini. Any crostini with truffle butter is a win. And try the chicken with pesto panini. Solid food.
  • Kino
    KinoSeptember 25, 2014
    Il Bambino makes delicious paninis. I like the Italian Meatloaf Panini, with its tender meat, tomato pesto, & spicy. Beer & wine available. Soups not available in the summer. There's a Backyard Patio.
  • Jon M.
    Jon MinnersJanuary 10, 2016
    They haven't had butternut squash soup in awhile. That was great. They replaced it w/ a tomato bisque soup. Also awesome. The Notorious PIG and the Cheese Us Christo are our favorite brunch paninis.
  • Brian P.
    Brian ParkJune 19, 2016
    What an amazing little charcuterie and panini restaurant! Definitely split a charcuterie platter with your mate(s), and grab a panini as an entree! If you can, take advantage of their outdoor seating
  • Jess N.
    Jess NaldoJanuary 19
    Been here 5+ times
    Can you go wrong with anything here? They bring out their brunch panini game on Friday's, Saturday's, and Sunday's. Amazing soups make up for the fact that their hot chocolates are "okay," though.
  • Erik C.
    Erik CintronMarch 11, 2013
    Nice brunch spot in Astoria. They specialities are panini sandwiches with a great twist infused with your favorite breakfast goodies. The service and prices were great. There all about there bacon!!!
  • Daryl Ray C.
    Daryl Ray CarlilesMay 12, 2012
    Panini Panini Panini! IL Bambino is the King of Panini's! I personally can not get enough of the Roasted Chicken with Mozzarella and I like to make it my own with Basil Pesto and Artichokes! SO GOOOD!
  • Elisabeth H.
    Elisabeth HessJuly 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I agree that the chicken/mozzarella/spicy mayo panini is killer, but the fried eggplant/pesto panini is the best sandwich I've ever had. Better than anything I had in Italy. This place is a dream
  • M T.
    M TFebruary 26, 2015
    Paninis look small but incredibly filling. Full menu available always. So many great #paninis I need to go back #astoria #queenseats #foodie #nomnom #italian #ilbambino #brunch #nyc
  • Sam H.
    Sam HirschJune 11, 2013
    Crostinis are perfect. For our group of 3 we got the pupu platter of 6 crostinis & the string bean salad and were thrilled. Good coffee is a bonus. Can't wait to come for brunch!
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoAugust 11, 2014
    Well executed small plates and sandwiches are the norm at Il Bambino, all at wallet-friendly prices. Try the Argula Mimosa as a starter, and opt for a panini such as the Soppressata.
  • Tony X.
    Tony XerrayMay 19, 2014
    The Weekend Debris is worth the trip but be warned, you're better off splitting one panini and a side because they are massive. Service was a little off but the food alone is worth coming back for.
  • Frank  V.
    Frank  ValletuttiAugust 10, 2014
    Great outdoor seating out back. Delicious Crostini and Panini. Dozens of options. You'll have to visit a few times to try them all. And you should totally do that.
  • Cate B.
    Cate BarrettJanuary 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Delightful and helpful staff. My date was craving a panini that had been on a previous menu and they not only helped recall all the ingredients but surprised us with it :)
  • Nickie S.
    Nickie SamFebruary 21, 2015
    There's a great chicken, mozzarella, arugula, and spicy mayo panini! So good. I've also had a macaroni and cheese panini once and thought it was tastey too.
  • Gabriel C.
    Gabriel ChungApril 13, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Paninis are amazing here. My favorite are the chicken mozzarella and on the weekend, get the pass the hash
  • Steve H.
    Steve HaweeliApril 22, 2013
    I went with the mozz, prosciutto and pepper panini (loved it) and the goat cheese crostini w rosemary honey. Didn't leave a crumb. Good service too!
  • Survival Jobs 4.
    Where do I start? New red velvet cupcakes, My favorite Crostini - Mozzarella & Olive Spread, or the Baby Arugula Mimosa Salad? Just ate in the back garden and it was lovely.
  • Kristen M.
    Kristen M.February 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Il Bambino has a fantastic wine and beer list, and always has delicious specials to offer. Make sure you try the prosciutto, gorgonzola dolce, and fig spread panini...it's incredible.
  • Mischa
    MischaApril 13, 2015
    OMG I don't know why I'd never been to this place before! Everything is freaking delicious and worth trying, warm crispy sandwiches are the best.
  • Adriana M.
    Adriana McLeanApril 13, 2015
    Amazing crostini and paninis... Especially for brunch! LOVED the Bacon Butty. Patio in the back allows you to enjoy a nice day too!
  • Glorimar P.
    Glorimar Perez-GonzalezMay 25, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    So many tasty things here, but my favorite is the proscuitto, gorgonzola and fig. For brunch, go with the Notorious P.I.G. or the Fun Guy.
  • Katherine R.
    Katherine RethFebruary 2, 2013
    Porchetta panini every time! With creamy, tangy slaw and spicy rosemary aioli on perfectly pressed bread. Worth the trip to Astoria!
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduMay 28, 2012
    Crostinis are the way to go! 4 is good for 2 pl. Anything with egg salad on it is good. The paninis are good to go but not as flavorful as crostini.
  • Alex H.
    Alex HennesseyJuly 23, 2013
    I hear all of their sandwiches are awesome. Unfortunately I won't be able to try them because I will never stop ordering the chicken-arugula-mozz-spicy mayo panino.
  • Adam K.
    Adam KubanApril 15, 2012
    Chicken-mozzarella-spicy mayo panino is great for lunch/dinner. Weekend Debris is my brunch pick. definitely get the potato salad.
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle C.May 22, 2012
    NY Foodie Reco: Truffle string Beans with shaved parm. Truffled Egg salad, Cappa ham panini and panna cotta with chocolate flakes
  • Caitlin M.
    Caitlin M.April 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing cheeses, meats, & paninin/crostini combos. Faves are the tallegio crostini & the chorizo or either of the chicken paninis. Nutella hot chocolate is def an added bonus and great beer selections
  • Alycia
    AlyciaMarch 18, 2011
    I have YET to be disappointed by anything I have had from here! All of the paninis are delicious and don't get me started on the fingerling potato salad !!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 19, 2013
    Great sandwich and small plates spot with a strong wine and beer selection.
  • Jon G.
    Jon GilbertJanuary 16, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Do yourself a favor and get the green beans, the crostini with spicy mayo/goat cheese/smoked bacon, or the Weekend debris brunch panini.
  • Billy K.
    Billy KeenlyJuly 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I have to confess that I order the same panini every time I'm here - the chicken and arugula with mozzarella and spicy mayo. It's just the best.
  • Cheapism
    CheapismApril 7, 2011
    Enjoy tasty, low-cost paninis & tapas in a quaint atmosphere here. Eat mozzarella & olive spread crostini ($4.50) & a chorizo panini ($8.50). Read more
  • Katherine
    KatherineSeptember 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesomely delicious as always, the special panini with ham, basil pesto, cheese, and dirty chips was the best!
  • Sean B.
    Sean BodeFebruary 28, 2012
    Murrays cheese plate is a great treat for cheese lovers. The speck will convert you. And dont forget the cupcakes!
  • Colleen L.
    Colleen LindsayMarch 28, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to Il Bambino and try the smoked tomato bisque when it's chilly outside. Then try a sampling of the extraordinary Italian crostinis. Truffled egg salad with shaved speck for the win! Read more
  • Alycia
    AlyciaApril 29, 2013
    Their paninis are amazing as well as their fingerling potato salad! Must try! Plus they deliver!
  • Bunmi O.
    Bunmi OnitiriJuly 29, 2016
    Super cheap for amazing paninis and a great selection of drinks. The vibes are really chill too
  • Amy D.
    Amy DudleyAugust 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Place is bananas delicious. Everyone is so nice, even when I want an item that isn't on the menu!
  • Anastasia .
    Anastasia 🌺August 21, 2014
    Crostini with smoked bacon, goat cheese and spicy mayo was so good! Great place to have lunch!
  • MalJNew
    MalJNewOctober 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Absolutely amazing. The tomato soup, prosciutto crostini, mushroom panini, cheese platter...mmmm everything.
  • Eve C.
    Eve C.August 7, 2014
    If you like egg salad, try the crostini with fontina and chive oil. It's awesome.
  • E M.
    E MurrayJuly 7, 2014
    The delicious paninis and amazing music choices make this place my go-to spot in Astoria.
  • Tristan W.
    Tristan WhiteMay 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you go for brunch you have to get the Cheese us Cristo, the blue cheese makes it unbelievable.
  • Bentley F.
    Bentley FerrainaJuly 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    A true destination spot for Astoria. Breakfast paninis on the weekend are particularly good
  • Melanie W.
    Melanie W.October 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious paninis. Make sure to get the green beans with truffle oil as a side.
  • Johnny A.
    Johnny AppleseedAugust 11, 2014
    Didn't know how great paninis and crostinis could be before I got here. Potato salad is to die for too!
  • Theresa R.
    Theresa RoldanJuly 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken, mushroom, goat cheese, and spicy mayo make for the BEST PANINI I have ever had.
  • Sonny K.
    Sonny KwokOctober 31, 2015
    Hmm... The reviews are dead on, very good panini, peanut butter hot coco is good too
  • Ariel A.
    Ariel AmbarMay 1, 2016
    Vanilla Panna cota and the paninis and crostinis! Everything was amazing.
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