Tommy Panini, a seasonal pop-up located in Brookvale promises to elevate your lunchtime experience with its unique ‘panuzzo’ style sandwiches. This innovative venture is the creation of Tom Morrison, a celebrated private chef with an impressive portfolio that includes celebrities such as Mariah Carey, Orlando Bloom, and Avril Lavigne.

Tommy Panini is a love letter to traditional Italian cuisine, infused with a contemporary twist. Inspired by the popular ‘panuzzo’ sandwiches that have taken Instagram and TikTok by storm, Morrison envisioned a dining experience that marries authentic flavours with modern appeal.

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“Our slogan, ‘Not another sandwich shop,’ reflects our commitment to offering something truly exceptional,” says Tom. “We make all our sauces, spreads, and pickles in-house, and source our ingredients locally, ensuring every bite is filled with quality and flavour.”

The foundation of each panini at Tommy Panini is a bed of Vannella fior di latte cheese, paired with dough, infused with rosemary and garlic oil. The dough is then skillfully ‘wood-fired’ at a scorching 400°C in state-of-the-art Gozney pizza ovens, creating a perfect char that enhances the rich, savoury fillings.

Fan favourites include the Chicken Cotoletta panini with Calabrian chilli mayo, sun-dried tomato tapenade, zucchini pickle, shaved parmigiano, and rocket. For those who prefer classic flavours, there’s the simple, yet tasty, Mortadella panini.

  • What: Tommy Panini
  • When: Tuesday to Friday, 10:30am until sold out, throughout winter and spring. 
  • Where: 4/515 Pittwater Rd, Brookvale