Popular local sandwich shop to expand into Manhattan


Astoria’s neighborhood panini shop, Il Bambino, will be opening a second location in Manhattan.

Owner Darren Lawless spoke with DNAinfo, saying that he “can’t wait to get going” with the new location, where he will continue to serve panini sandwiches and tapas.20110703-159626-il-bambino-weekend-debris-panini

Located at 48 W. 8th Street, the new shop will offer many of the same signature panini as his Queens location (34-08 31st Ave.), as well as beer and wine and late-night panini for the night owl crowd.

The Manhattan spot will also add to its menu some panini that were previously only offered as specials.

Il Bambino’s second location is set to open this spring.

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