20 Spring St.
New York, NY 10012
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  • Sun-Wed 10:30am-12am, Thu-Sat 10:30am-1am
  • Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Accepted
Nolita is ripe with picturesque Italian joints, but few do the Panini so well as postage-stamp-sized Bread. Bar stools and a few tables fill up quickly as the smell of melting cheese wafts from the kitchen. Ciabatta rolls and baguettes are walked over from nearby Balthazar to be the bricks for a dozen or so different Panini combinations: Sicilian sardines with tomato and Thai pepper mayonnaise smothered between a baguette, and aged Genoa salami with a coating of olive tapenade and Taleggio on fluffy ciabiatta. Sandwiches are served with a small salad, perhaps to relieve some carb-induced guilt. The menu offers other full-sized salads, pastas, classic Italian dishes like eggplant parmigiana, and small dishes like French fries, a gooey zucchini souffle and rich Brie tartines. But stick to the paninis. It's what Bread does best. --Jessica Goodman

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