Restaurant of the Year in South Bay: Panino Giusto
This year has seen many openings around Bay Area. The bustling Cupertino Main St which houses destination restaurant Alexander's Steakhouse, Chef's Hung, and Cupertino's 2nd location of 85C Cafe & Bakery is also home to Panino Giusto. I am happy to announce that Panino Giusto is one of restaurants of the year within the South Bay.
I have been about 10 times from the time of writing and exhausted the whole menu. Contrary to what I previously believed, it is hard to get tired of any of the items on here, as I'm constantly craving the tartufo panino.
I'm addicted to the alba truffle oil which retails for $125 and can't get enough of it atop the imperiale or sorrente salads.
Though the tartufo with its PG 26 month aged prosciutto from Langhirano, brie, and arugula, is clearly the standout, you cannot miss the starters - namely the degustazione di formaggi (the goat cheese is heavenly), italiano, emiliano, york, and mortadella.
Among the other panini, you cannot miss the fedayn and sogno.
Before leaving, be sure to order a few tiramisu. Within the Bay Area, it's hard to pinpoint which tiramisu is the best - I personally like Satura Cakes in Los Altos and b patisserie in San Francisco. This tiramisu is light, not sweet, and ultra fluffy. Bear in mind, everything is imported from Italy.
Special thanks to Grace for leading the team at Panino Giusto, as well as Claudio, Mihaela, and Jessica for making this restaurant run so well.