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Il Pianista

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Palo Alto, Boquete, Panama
5077202728
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions
Description: phone number 507 720 2728

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Food in Boquete

We found this great restaurant just before we left. Had we known we would have gone every night. Excellent salads and Italian food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
ahendren
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Vancouver, Canada
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Panama
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I think the food is good and the atmosphere even better. I've heard the pizzas are good but haven't tried them yet.

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While the food was very good, the added bonus of a beautiful setting makes this out of the way place a wonderful find. Can't go wrong with homemade Italian food served in a small brick/stone building on the edge of a stream with a lovely waterfall. Very friendly proprietor.

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Thank MEAinNH7
Vancouver, Canada
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85 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this great restaurant just before we left. Had we known we would have gone every night. Excellent salads and Italian food.

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Thank ahendren
Boquete, Panama
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After living in Boquete for more than 7 years I can say with honesty that there is no better Italian place than Il Pianista. They are a bit further out town so you have to have a car (or go with taxi) but it's more than worth it. The place is lovely next to a river and waterfall and a... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lopvely Dinner with wife here. Food was very good and tasted fresh. Inside and out dinning options...Outside you face the river with a small but nice water fall.

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Thank Monito2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came on a recommendation from the owners of the place we were staying and we were pleasantly surprised. Neither of us are well versed in Italian cuisine, but the pasta was fresh and the pizza was amazing. We shared the ravioli with ricotta and spinach and a medium wood oven pizza. Would certainly go back again.

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Thank Ebond007
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is FANTASTIC! We ate here twice in one week. Great food, great owners and good wine. Overall a wonderful meal and atmosphere. We ate once for dinner and once for lunch. Never had the chance to try the pizza but we will next visit. LOVE this place.

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Thank dippie
Cincinnati, Ohio
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

We landed here without a reservation and were seated right away. We could see and hear the beautiful waterfall from our seats! My two teens ordered pizza and were debating about other dishes to share, when the owner recommended a pasta dish with zucchini, and another with marina sauce. The pizza was good, but the pasta dishes were delicious! The... More 

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San Carlos, Panama
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

wood burning pizza oven. thin crust, fresh ingredients. not exactly cheap (the artichokes were the big ticket item at $3.50 an add on but i wanted a tasty veggie treat on it and glad i splurged. think it was worth it as it is hard to find good pizza in panama. Doris runs this place with her family. We did... More 

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Northern VA
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Difficult to get a reservation here and, from speaking with our hotel owner, it apparently opens when they're in the mood. The food is essentially pasta and pizza. Good, but not so good that all of the fuss made sense. The place is dark and kind of grungy as well. An ok place for dinner, but, really, don't knock yourself... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Palo Alto, Boquete, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  Boquete
  • Phone Number: 5077202728

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions

Description

phone number 507 720 2728

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