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The Buffalo Crunch Wrap is one of many favorites on the menu at Panini’s.

Panini’s in Highland Heights is a new restaurant that serves everything for everyone with an amazing experience and remarkable prices.

The menu included many delicious options, and we got to try four different items. The menu includes appetizers, sandwiches, wraps, wings, salads, sides, and delicious desserts. Our waitress Marima’s favorite food on the menu is the Buffalo Crunch Wrap.

The appetizer we chose to order was Ultimate Nachos ($9.29). It included chips smothered with queso, fresh salsa, shredded lettuce, red onion, jalapeño, and black olive, served with sour cream.

In our opinion, it was worth the price. The plate was piled high with chips with everything on top. The combination of the toppings with the queso perfectly suited the dish as well as the balance of soft and crispy chips.

The first entree we ordered was Pulled Pork (10.49), which consisted of BBQ, cheddar & signature slaw on a pretzel bun. The sandwich toppings went great together.

The pork was fiery but not too much with the ideal zesty taste. The pretzel bun was crispy and was a good complement for the succulent pork texture. The setup of this meal was clean and not messy.

The second entree we got was an eight-pack of East Bank Barbecue boneless wings (10.49). This sauce was a mix of mild and sweet.

The wings came out hot, right out of the oven. The breaded wings were crunchy and crispy on the outside. They were covered in sauce and made sure to include lots of flavor.

As a side for both entrees, we chose to order fries, which had a good balance of soft and crispy. Although they could have used a bit more salt, the fries were still flavorful.

One side of fries cost $2.79. If you decide to order a shareable side, the fries cost $5.49. I would recommend ordering this side, serving as a salty part of your meal, bringing it all together.

The dessert we ordered was the Chocolate Lava Cake. The cake was moist and fluffy with a warm chocolate sauce in the middle which came out as you cut the cake open. The desserts were not included on the menu, which led to us having to ask what they had as dessert options.

The food had the perfect amount on the plate to fill us up. It also mixed all the ingredients perfectly together to create a balanced entree, making everything look appetizing.

The appetizer took about 7-10 minutes to come out which was not too long at all. The entrees came out at the same time, and they took 10-15 minutes to get to our table. The dessert took around 5-10 minutes.

As the environment is a big part of a restaurant, this place was filled with loud music, fresh air circulating the restaurant, and lots of people. There is an outside seating area, filled with tables and chairs including a fire pit in the middle of some tables.

Our waitress was exceedingly friendly. We also had an opportunity to interview her during the night.

Olivo has been working at Panini’s locations for nine years. She likes the environment of the restaurant and the people who come in to grab a meal or watch a game. She reports her job to be very fast-paced.

Francesca Diasio, a student at Mayfield High School, likes the environment of Panini’s, in addition to the food. “It has a very fun atmosphere and the food is great,” she said.

The restaurant was very laid back and casual, including the staff and customers’ choice of clothing. If you’re interested in working here, they hire hostesses as young as 15 years old.

Although this was a great experience, the workers could have paid more attention to our table. It was hard to ask the waitress questions until the very end with how quickly she moved table to table.

We had an excellent experience at Panini’s, and we definitely recommend that others go and enjoy some food. The food was delicious, the workers were helpful, and the environment was comfortable.