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Palo Alto, Boquete, Panama
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: phone number 507 720 2728
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Rudest people in the world

We went to eat twice and were treated so rudely both times. I'm not sure why we ventured back but the second time was more offensive than the first. We never ate the food since we decided not to wait and be treated offensively.

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
shoshanna-rose
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Boston, MA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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140 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boston, MA
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We went to eat twice and were treated so rudely both times. I'm not sure why we ventured back but the second time was more offensive than the first. We never ate the food since we decided not to wait and be treated offensively.

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Brantford ON
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The location of this restaurant is off the beaten path but my goodness what a find! The food was FABULOUS, the service too! Portions were generous and prices were not unreasonable. Highly recommend this restaurant, we will Definitely return anytime we're in the area.

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Panama City, Panama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My wife and I went to have dinner. Ordered a big pizza and it was great. The ingredients were all natural, the tomato sauce, the mushroms. Nothing canned. The window looked to a small waterfall that was gorgeous. The attention was very good.

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Edmonton
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

I really really wanted to like this place because of the location and scenery it's set it. It's quite lovely. However, the food did not meet my expectations. The portions are plentiful but the food was flavourless for my standards. I've had plenty of experience with Italian cuisine and I would rate this probably a five out of ten. It's... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Besides a couple of run of the mill pizza places in Boquete, there was not a real Italian gastronomy nearby. The a friend told me about Il Pianista and so, I decided to give it a try. Finding it was a real issue. At first, I tried on a Monday night and had the address wrong. Then, after getting the... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This place is you don't want to miss if you are in Boquete. The only thing I would probably not try again is the wine. I have been and eaten in Italy before and this is as close as It can gets. Awesome Food and great personalize service!!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
220 reviews 220 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I wouldn't rate this as the best Italian restaurant I've been to, but it was pleasant and the food was good. There are about 10 tables inside and another 4-5 outside on the covered patio where we sat, listening to the sound of the waterfall right next to us. The service .wasn't real fast, but the waitress was fluent in... More 

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Boquete, Panama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Lucky for is, Il Pianista happened to be within walking distance. We found the found the food, the service, the view as well as the location just right.

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Boise, Idaho
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

lots of people really like this place, the dinners are the best in Boquete for Italian . but to my taste are too expensive, but if you want good food it is here. the wine is only sold by the bottle and is real Italian wine, about $35 a bottle. there is no parking except alongside the road and that... More 

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Las Cumbres, Panama, Panama
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I was visiting Boquete during the National Holiday Season in Panama, and during our drives through Boquete we saw this restaurant. It is a gorgeous stone and wood quaint little spot. They advertised wood oven pizzas so that is what we wanted. We arrived and got a seat by the window (cold) where we could see the little river right... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Palo Alto, Boquete, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  Boquete

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

phone number 507 720 2728

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