I've taken my family and friends to Panos for months now, and everything is simply fabulous every time. It's gotten to the point where I've tried everything on the menu, except the pastas, and I've found everything to be exceptional.
My only criticism is that the outside of the building looks quite shady and unappealing at first, they type of restaurant that gets overlooked quite easily. But the inside of the restaurant is warm and cozy!
If you are eating here for the first time, one of the dinner platters for two might be a good start. For just shy of 40 dollars, you get enough food to feed at least 3 people! I think they have it based on a meat platter and a seafood platter, but you'd have to double check. Heads up, the prawns at this joint are just exploding with flavor, the best I think i've ever had!
Dont bother asking about daily specials, they'll tell you the same thing every time. Every item on the menu is good enough to be a special. Their signature dish, a roast lamb dinner for 14 bucks, is absolutely massive, tender and juicy. They usually sell out by 8 30 or 9, so if you're in the mood for it you should grab some early.
The service and atmosphere is excellent and perfect for casual dining. Jenny is my usual server, and she is wonderful! I've had the owner's son as well, and he's taken the time to explain the menu to me on several occasions, and he always has something for my daughter to do. Stay away from the blonde one though, I haven't had her personally but she seems like a sack of loose marbles
I love the food here, I love the people here. Panos is great, and from what I can see, its been a local favorite for a long time.