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Tre Scalini Ristorante

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Calle 52 and Frederico Boyd Avenue | Bella Vista, Panama City 03033, Panama
507 269 9951
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: “an intimate and hospitable atmospherealways combined with a reliable...
“an intimate and hospitable atmospherealways combined with a reliable kitchen..”A true Italian restaurant in Panama City, Panama.The owner of the Tre Scalini Restaurants in Panama, Chef Giselle Borrell invites you to enjoy her authentic ...
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Good for:
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A pretty Italian restaurant

This is a very pretty, small restaurant in downtown Panama City. The service was both polite and attentive. The food varied from excellent, the eggplant rolatini was among the best I've ever had, to the pasta, excellent but a bit too salty. That said, well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
PeteZebra
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Briarcliff Manor, NY
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Baku, Azerbaijan
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I ordered a chicken and spinach lasagna. I was served layers of pasta with some pieces of chicken between them, and a cheese sauce poured over the top. I was told that the spinach 'dissolves' when it was cooked ! It was inedible. My wife's seafood spaghetti had been made with canned shellfish!

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Treviglio, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We both had a plate of spaghetti with tomato sauce (hardly expensive haute cuisine...), water and I think one coffee, the bill was around $50. Far too expensive. Food quality good. Not surprisingly, there were few patrons.

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Vancouver, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Tried to go to another place only to find it closed. This was close by so we thought we'd give it a try after looking at the menu. The grilled Salmon was to die for and the salad was numero uno

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

best Italian food. The staff was very accomodating for us being vegetarian. Very reasonable price and excellent service. Highly recommended.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Tre Scalini was recommended by the concierge at The Bristol down the street. We felt like we were unwelcome from the moment we arrived, no greeting, indifferent service, no goodbye, no thank you. The food was mediocre. Would not return.

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Panama City, Panama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

Not any longer a hot spot - food ok, for pasta overpriced, service a below average even needed to ask for water.

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Miami, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The restaurant is located in a nice area close to what I would call the financial district/downtown. It is nicely decorated and nice atmosphere. The service was ok, but I was disappointed with the food.The raviolis I order were not fresh, and the sauce had no taste. It is not easy to messed up a pasta and they did. I... More 

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Briarcliff Manor, NY
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84 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is a very pretty, small restaurant in downtown Panama City. The service was both polite and attentive. The food varied from excellent, the eggplant rolatini was among the best I've ever had, to the pasta, excellent but a bit too salty. That said, well worth a visit.

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The eggplant specialties are outstanding; eh pasta is very good. We ate there twice for dinner and found it very satisfactory. The atmosphere is upscale and rather intimate. The service is good.

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Caracas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This restaurant is close to our hotel. I love the decoration of this place. Our host had a great customer service. The food was delicious: my husband had a pasta with sea food and olive oil. I ordered Raviolis filled with pumpkin , and my son had a pasta filled with cheese. Everything was great! The strawberry juice so good!.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 52 and Frederico Boyd Avenue | Bella Vista, Panama City 03033, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: 507 269 9951

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

“an intimate and hospitable atmospherealways combined with a reliable kitchen..”A true Italian restaurant in Panama City, Panama.The owner of the Tre Scalini Restaurants in Panama, Chef Giselle Borrell invites you to enjoy her authentic ...
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?