Il Bambino

Il Bambino

Sandwich Place$$$$
Astoria, Astoria
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  • 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
    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.
  • 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.
  • Brian P.
    Brian ParkJune 19
    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
  • 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!
  • 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!!!
  • Mariuxi T.
    Mariuxi TapiaFebruary 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
  • Elisabeth H.
    Elisabeth HessJuly 10, 2012
    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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Caitlin M.
    Caitlin M.April 24, 2010
    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
  • 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.
  • Gabriel C.
    Paninis are amazing here. My favorite are the chicken mozzarella and on the weekend, get the pass the hash
  • Kristen M.
    Kristen M.February 17, 2011
    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.
  • 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.
  • Colleen L.
    Colleen LindsayMarch 28, 2010
    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
  • 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.
  • Cate B.
    Cate BarrettJanuary 3, 2014
    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 :)
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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 !!
  • Glorimar P.
    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.
  • 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.
  • Billy K.
    Billy KeenlyJuly 30, 2015
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • T B.
    T BApril 15, 2010
    Try the Chicken Cutlet panini with mozzerella, arugula and spicy mayo..it is SO good. Also a great place to order a cheese plate and some wine.
  • 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
  • Jon G.
    Jon GilbertJanuary 16, 2012
    Do yourself a favor and get the green beans, the crostini with spicy mayo/goat cheese/smoked bacon, or the Weekend debris brunch panini.
  • Katherine
    KatherineSeptember 5, 2013
    Awesomely delicious as always, the special panini with ham, basil pesto, cheese, and dirty chips was the best!
  • Bunmi O.
    Super cheap for amazing paninis and a great selection of drinks. The vibes are really chill too
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 19, 2013
    Great sandwich and small plates spot with a strong wine and beer selection.
  • 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!
  • Anastasia .
    Anastasia 🌺August 21, 2014
    Crostini with smoked bacon, goat cheese and spicy mayo was so good! Great place to have lunch!
  • Alycia
    AlyciaApril 29, 2013
    Their paninis are amazing as well as their fingerling potato salad! Must try! Plus they deliver!
  • Eve C.
    Eve C.August 7, 2014
    If you like egg salad, try the crostini with fontina and chive oil. It's awesome.
  • Amy D.
    Amy DudleyAugust 20, 2013
    Place is bananas delicious. Everyone is so nice, even when I want an item that isn't on the menu!
  • Bentley F.
    Bentley FerrainaJuly 14, 2015
    A true destination spot for Astoria. Breakfast paninis on the weekend are particularly good
  • Sonny K.
    Sonny KwokOctober 31, 2015
    Hmm... The reviews are dead on, very good panini, peanut butter hot coco is good too
  • Lori P.
    Lori PApril 13, 2009
    Love this place...best crostinis in the world! And the hot chocolate is to die for. To DIE FOR, I tell you!
  • MalJNew
    MalJNewOctober 20, 2013
    Absolutely amazing. The tomato soup, prosciutto crostini, mushroom panini, cheese platter...mmmm everything.
  • E M.
    E MurrayJuly 7, 2014
    The delicious paninis and amazing music choices make this place my go-to spot in Astoria.
  • Melody E.
    Melody EwingMay 7, 2011
    The Sweet Ass panini is amazing. Really good coffee, too. Service is pretty terrible on a busy Saturday, though.
  • Melanie W.
    Melanie W.October 24, 2014
    Delicious paninis. Make sure to get the green beans with truffle oil as a side.
  • Ariel A.
    Vanilla Panna cota and the paninis and crostinis! Everything was amazing.
  • Tristan W.
    Tristan WhiteMay 28, 2013
    If you go for brunch you have to get the Cheese us Cristo, the blue cheese makes it unbelievable.
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