The Astoria-based panini concept Il Bambino recently opened their second location in West Village, at 48 West 8th St. Chef/Owner Darren Lawless’ offers creative variations of the classic panini using quality hand-made meats and cheeses and freshly baked bread. Il Bambino also serves antipasti, insalate and tapas. They offer brunch Fridays through Sunday as well as late night brunch on Fridays and Saturdays for night owls and party-goers. Their menu items are lots of fun. The “Notorious P.I.G.” is a savory breakfast panini with smoked bacon, scrambled eggs, aged cheddar and a truffle spread. The “Pork Chopper” features Porchetta, scrambled eggs, pickled jalapenos, Russian dressing and Asiago, while “Pass the Hash” brings together garlic roasted potatoes, chorizo, truffle aioli, scrambled eggs and Parmesan.