Carrboro >Restaurants > Panzanella
Weaver St Carr Mill Mall, Carrboro, NC | Directions 2751035.910751 -79.081452
Tue-Thu 11:30am-2pm, 5:30pm-9pm;
Fri 11:30am-2pm, 5:30pm-10pm;
Sat 11:30pm-2pm, 5:30pm-10pm;
Sun 10:30am-2pm, 5:30pm-9pm
Bustered Service – So i had breakfast there once, food was decent but the service was real bad. Took 20 minutes to even get water. I think there was maybe 10 people in the resturaunt. Guy was just rude.
Benefit of the doubt i tried this place again. thinking it was probably just that day. This time for brunch. Was seated promptly and givin water but with no ice. Ask for ice and no go, i waited for at least 10 mins (and again 10 people in there). i had to go get the ice my self from the bar. Was never told the specials that day though i heard them from another server behind me telling another table. After i had ate. Eggs were solid in my benedict. Did i mention they switched my plate with a the table next to me. Just not a good experience. IMO.
Good food, portion sizes vary – I greatly enjoyed my scallops with risotto. There was not much food with the meal. I dined with a large group of people and those who ordered the chicken dish or a pizza got a lot. Interestingly, their food was a lot less money. Everybody enjoyed what he or she ordered and it was in a neat setting. If you haven't been, I suggest checking it out.
Great ambiance, Great Italian Fare with Local Flare... – The food's always as fresh as can be while the menu rotates enough to please anyone on any day for any ocassion. I've had large parties there (7-8) and have enjoyed many a romantic dinner there with the wife. The rennovated warehouse with the 20' ceilings makes the restaurant much quieter than one might expect upon first inspection. The wine list is always great and the apetizers are some of the best in the triangle. At least try the warm olives with the bread. Having gone to Panzanella's for 5+ years, we've never had an unpleasant dining experience nor a bad meal. Always good food, always great service.
Consistently good Italian fare for the whole family. – In Short
The old renovated textile mill is impressive, with its weathered brick, wood floors and 20-foot ceilings. The windows are tall, pouring light into the spacious room. The earthiness of the pine nuts and greens in the arugula salad is perfectly balanced by the light sweetness of fresh strawberries. Tender duck confit is wrapped in phyllo with cabbage and topped with maple-y sweet dried fig and Madiera.
Our Favorite – When my husband and I have gone to the effort to line up a babysitter, we ALWAYS go to Panzanella's. The food is great, and I've always had good (if not exceptional service). Once my arugula salad came with way too much dressing; I told the waitress and she brought another without question. As for the wine in a juice glass remark below, did it occur to you that maybe this was a stylistic choice rather than a mistake? (Duh!)
A local favorite – I'm surprised at the negative reviews Panzanella received from other citysearch users - it has long been a favorite of mine. Their menu changes seasonally which keeps us on our toes, but fortunately their amazing tiramisu is always available. The wine list is impressive, as is the freshness and quality of their ingredients. Although it can get a little noisy, the food and service more than makes up for it.
Perfect Blend of Flavor – After the usual chapel hill restaurant wait, we sat down and proceeded to have an explosion of tastes. Our wine(which was more than a bargain at $26) was one of the smoothest chianti's I've had. The Grilled Vegetable Gazpacho our waiter told us had been harvested that morning, and the vibrant freshness certainly corresponded. Duck was succulent, and the crab ravioli with lobster brown butter, mushrooms and leeks was to die for. Our service was casual but that's all we expected.
can be a toss up – Panzanella,if you go be prepard to take a chance,the wait staff has on and off days,depending on who's hosting you may have to wait for a seat for a while...the food is usually "can't miss" and at that price how could it even if it was mediocre....wine in a juice glass?? I don't get it,how hard is it to use the right glass? Some of the most inexpensive wine in a resturant I've ever seen.....
A ROCK in my FOOD?! – I've only been to Panzanella once, but that was enough to send me home dissatisfied. I ordered a white bean pasta dish that I enjoyed until I bit down on a ROCK! To add insult to injury, our waiter had completely disappeared after bringing our food so I had to wait, hungrily, for 30 minutes to ask for a meal replacement. Unacceptable service and my tip reflected it...
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