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Il Pianista

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Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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Palo Alto, Boquete, Panama
5077202728
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: phone number 507 720 2728

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  • 77
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  • 51
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Ambiance Personified...What A View of the Waterfall

Really hard to find but follow these instructions.....drive over the 'new' bridge going east & turn left (heading north). This road is called the 'Palo Alto Loop' & drive 4 km following the loop around. You'll see about 4 signs for the restaurant posted on the right side of the loop (very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Rebel500
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Concord, New Hampshire
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  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Really hard to find but follow these instructions.....drive over the 'new' bridge going east & turn left (heading north). This road is called the 'Palo Alto Loop' & drive 4 km following the loop around. You'll see about 4 signs for the restaurant posted on the right side of the loop (very helpful). The restaurant will be on your right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The restaurant serves excellent Italian food. The young chef (Panamanian, the son of the owner (Siciliano), learned well from his dad, as he is an excellent chef. The garden and waterfall added to the evening, it is a wonderful environment. One of our 3 favorite restaurants in Boquete

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is the best Italian food I have enjoyed since Rome. It's actually better than most of what you will have in Italy itself. The ingredients are fresh, flavorful and cooked to perfection. The service was quick, helpful, and made excellent food suggestions. Futhermore, they were considerate enough to suggest we ordered one appetizer less because we would have too... More 

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Boquete, Panama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The food at Il Pianista is delicious, and the location (tucked away next to a river with wonderful waterfall sounds) is great. The pizza here, when they have the pizza oven going, is excelente - best we've had in Panama. The biggest downside is that service is slow at times, especially when the restaurant is full. In part, we attribute... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Authentic Italian food and awesome wines. Great service with huge portions and nice atmosphere. We took some home for lunch there was so much!

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Boquete, Panama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Il Pianista never disappoints! The best Italian food outside of Sicily and the owners, Doris & Giovanni are fabulous hosts. The setting is the best in Boquete along a beautiful river with wonderful gardens. Not to be missed!

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Set in the hills above the town of Boquete is a great little slice of Italy. The menu has something to please everyone. The individual custom pizza's are cooked in their wood fired oven, and are some of the best I have ever eaten.

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Murten, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We liked the ambiance so much we went there 2 days in a row. It's a friendly place (good for children!) which serves salads, Pizza and pasta. There are a lot of choices in the menu. It's quite an andventure to drive there at night, when you never were there. But we found it.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We happened upon this restaurant after a very tiring ride from Panama CIty and LOVED it! The staff was friendly and this place is gorgeous at night! The pizzas and salad pianista were excellent. We went back for take-out a few days later.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visit regularly and are always welcomed warmly by Doris and her family. The food is fresh and delicious. Fabulous Italian! A must-visit

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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, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Doing business

Description

phone number 507 720 2728

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?