35 years

About Us

Panino’s is a locally owned, fast casual, Italian-style restaurant located in Rockford, IL. For more than 30 years, we have served the community of Rockford with sandwiches (like The Panino, our 17” sandwich), pastas, salads, our registered Panizza®, and famous fresh baked bread. Our original location was located on the corner of 20th and Charles Street. We soon outgrew the space and now operate from two locations in Rockford, both offering convenient drive-thrus.
Veggie Panizza®
Veggie Panizza ®


Our registered Panizza ® is a hometown favorite! It all starts with our famous fresh baked bread. Then, we add a little red sauce, mozzarella cheese, your preferred toppings, like sausage and pepperoni or crisp veggies, and finally grill it to perfection. Purchase one or a Panizza ® 4-Pack to feed the whole family. We promise you won’t regret it!

Fresh Baked

Every Morning, our bakers arrive to mix the freshest ingredients and bake the bread that sets Panino’s apart from the competition! Our special family recipe creates the bread that is the base for our delicious sandwiches and the perfect complement to your salad or pasta meal. To date, over five million loaves of our specialty bread have been made and sold!

Three Loafs of Bread