Los Angeles-Based Panini Kabob Grill To Open In Del Mar Highlands

July 18, 2018

With more than a dozen locations around Southern California, Panini Kabob Grill will open its first San Diego outpost later this year within the mezzanine space that was last occupied by Mia Francesca in Del Mar Highlands Town Center, which is undergoing a massive redevelopment.

First founded as Panini Cafe in 1997 by current CEO Mike Rafipoor, Panini Kabob Grill is a health-focused casual chain that now has 13 locations around Orange County and Los Angeles. The concept is based around an Italian-Mediterranean fusion menu centered around a devotion to fresh ingredients that combines old world and Middle Eastern styles.

Panini Kabob Grill will soon install within the second tier space across from Cinepolis theaters in Del Mar Highlands that has been left dormant since Mia Francesca closed in June 2017. The full-service restaurant will offer expansive breakfast, lunch and dinner options. At Panini Kabob Grill, start your day with eggs, omelettes, breakfast sandwiches or French toast accompanied by a list of coffee and espresso drinks. For lunch and dinner, indulge in a grilled Panini sandwich or a kabob, made to order with choice of grilled chicken, filet, lamb or fish skewered with tomatoes and peppers. The restaurant also offers salads and an extensive Mediterranean appetizer menu.

Panini Kabob Grill hopes to open at 12955 El Camino Real, Suite G4, inside Del Mar Highlands Plaza by this Fall. For more information, visit paninikabobgrill.com.