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The Panino's Restaurant Story

Paninos Restaurants have been serving the community of Colorado Springs for over 40 years. Pizza Plus on Tejon Street was the original Colorado Springs restaurant. Pizza Plus was opened in 1974 by Tony and Evey Frasca, and Ma and Pa Sertich. The Sertich’s sold their interest shortly thereafter and the store has been operated by the Frasca family ever since. In 1991, the original Pizza Plus restaurant was expanded and renamed Paninos Restaurant. The name change came as a result of the popularity of the World Famous Panino Sandwich. Early 2013 saw another expansion and complete remodel of the Tejon Street store. The 8th Street Restaurant was opened in 1982 and has also been recently remodeled. Currently there are three Colorado Springs locations, one restaurant in Ft. Collins, Colorado, a restaurant in North Oaks Minnesota (Twin Cities area) and a new style of store in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida called Trasca & Co. Eatery. Fall of 2015 will see the opening of the third location in Colorado Springs on Powers Blvd.

All of the locations have third generation family members serving major roles in the daily operations of the business. Over the years, the Famous Panino Sandwich has become an increasingly popular menu item and many new types of Paninos have been added to the menu. Many people choose to make up their own combination of ingredients to design a Panino that suits their individual taste. With the large number of ingredients offered, an almost limitless number of different sandwiches are possible. Along with the Panino sandwich, the restaurants serve a large variety of Italian Pasta dishes, Pizza, Calzones, Salads, and Prime Rib. The Tejon Street, 8th Street, Powers Blvd. and North Oaks restaurants also have full Bar Service. The Ft. Collins, and Ponte Vedre Beach restaurants serve a great variety of beer and wine. The home-made Mud Pie is a favorite dessert item of our many loyal customers at all of our locations.

Enjoy a Panino at these other genuine Paninos Restaurants:
  • 1721 South 8th Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, 719-635-1188 
  • New Center Point, Colorado Springs, CO 80922, 719-380-2720 
  • West Prospect Road, Ft. Collins, CO 80525, 970-498-8292
  • Village Center Drive, North Oaks, MN 55127, 612-486-0296
  • Also visit our sister (niece) store: Trasca & Co. Eatery 155 Tourside Dr, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082, 904-395-3989