Dining Out

Flavour With A View

Panini’s Italian Cucina
8544 Jasper Avenue
(780) 758-8544

Located on the main level of a new high-rise, Panini’s space is relaxed yet elegant and bright. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer a scenic view of the neighbourhood and across the avenue the River Valley. The space is open concept with the kitchen very visible. You seat yourself and orders are taken at the counter.

Whether you just want to stop in for a coffee or you’re looking for a multi-course meal, Panini’s caters to many tastes. They have a full menu, and are also licensed. As long as you enjoy savoury tomato sauces, pizzas, calzones, or create-your-own pasta, you’ll be glad you stopped in.

They are a family-friendly eatery and very welcoming. Having been open just two years, this café is truly bursting with taste.

I chose to have the homemade gnocchi with spinach, onion, and fresh tomatoes. A heavy rose sauce and rich cheese flavours made each bite more satisfying than the last. My date enjoyed a light and fresh tomato salad and wonderfully flavourful minestrone soup. We split the bruschetta like always and noted the right blend of garlic and tomato. The coffee for dessert was well-brewed.

Plates run from $5-$45 with a lot of choice at any size. They’re open 11 a.m. until late and are closed on Mondays. There is plenty of street parking, but my recommendation is to take a stroll over as I always like a little River Valley walking to settle a good meal.

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Neighbourhood Views

  • Hallelujah Garage Sale – The Hallelujah Garage Sale on June 17 featured tables of goods for sale in front of many of the churches along Church Street, as well as in the McCauley Rink. The event was supported by McCauley Revitalization. Dan Glugosh

  • Cecily Mills Receives Public Interest Award – Boyle Street resident and Boyle McCauley News contributor Cicely Mills received the 2017 Public Interest Award at the Public Interest Alberta (PIA) AGM on June 19. From left: Larry Booi (PIA Board President), Joel French (PIA Executive Director), Cicely, and John Wodak (Chair of the Seniors’ Action Liaison Team - SALT). Cicely was nominated for the award by SALT. Each year the Public Interest Awards are awarded to individuals and/or organizations who are working to strengthen Alberta’s public sphere and public interest. Public Interest Alberta

  • Pride Parade 2017 – The 2017 Pride Parade took place on June 10. This year’s Grand Marshalls were Edmonton’s two-spirit community. Paula E. Kirman  

  • Annual Homeless Memorial – Gary Moostoos places a flower at the Homeless Memorial sculpture during the Edmonton Homeless Memorial on June 2, organized by the Edmonton Coalition on Housing and Homelessness (ECOHH). ECOHH identified 106 deaths in 2016 due to homelessness, with a total of 599 deaths documented since the first memorial service 12 years ago. Paula E. Kirman

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