If you believe the Italian meatball should be prepared with a long soak in a red sauce to give them the perfect tender texture, you'll dig the "Aunt Marion's" meatballs served at Noodles Panini. They're bready, soft and medium rare. They come in pasta, in a sub, or for the true connoisseur, as an appetizer with nothing but a red sauce and a simple salad. There are several excellent salads, with a chopped version stuffed with herbs, olives, salami, and Gorgonzola. Entrées include a plate of bombolotti pasta with Kansas City ground beef sauce and a lemony chicken piccata. But what brings in customers to this Las Olas restaurant, who fill this place even on weekday nights, are the sandwiches. After all, the place has panini in the name, and it's those toasted sandwiches that you see on most tables. The panini include a savory house roast beef with Gorgonzola spread, onion confit, and Dijon mustard.
- Price: $$, $$$
- Hours: Daily 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
- Alcohol: Full bar
- Reservations: Recommended
- Parking: Lot Available, Metered, On-street