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Il Pianista

Palo Alto, Boquete, Panama
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Ranked #19 of 54 restaurants in Boquete
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: phone number 507 720 2728
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79% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Smithers, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Friends had recommended Il Pianista, and it was even more than we had expected. The food was unbelievably delicious, and the building is a lovely stone structure. Service was friendly and very good (the owner is the chef and his wife serves. Great team.)

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Boquete, Panama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The pastas are only for those who can truly appreciate the finesse it takes to put together a truly fine pasta dish.

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Panama City, Panama
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

In an unassuming location outside of town we had a lovely meal. The place did not open until 6 and we, too, were turned away the first time we went there. The meal was delicious, pasta al dente, langostinos fresh and the woman who served us was a delight.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This place is a little cutie of a place with very delicious Italian food. The bruschetta was spectacular, and both the garden salad and caprese salad were very flavorful. Good prices. The waterfall offers a nice view. Be prepared to roll your eyes and try to drown out the conversations of the middle-aged, lame, uninteresting Americans who think they are... More

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Edmonton
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82 reviews 82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We went by on three different occasions but they were never open Another guide said it was open Tuesdays-Saturdays noon -9:30 - up on Palo Alto loop but park on roadside.

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Panama Stad
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Door of restaurant was open, but we were send away - on a very unfriendly way - because he said was not open. Strange, we will never come here again...

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San Carlos, Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Lovely little restaurant with charm on the edge of the river....got to watching listen to a waterfalls rom our table. We had brick oven pizza and a seafood pasta. The food was a bit bland, but the servers were friendly. I don't know how the food compares throughout Boquete, so maybe for them, this was great...or maybe it was what... More

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Atlanta GA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Good Italian food in a small restaurant on a small river. Very cozy and friendly. Loved the sound of the waterfall through the open window next to our table. Very reasonable prices.

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Huntington Beach, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I am visiting Boquete with my husband who unfortunately had a cold so we couldn't stay and dine in the restaurant however the chef made us delicious pasta to go and his lovely wife carried the meals to the car for us! I wish we could have stayed to eat there as it is gorgeous and overlooks a waterfall and... More

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Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Bill Friar the autor of the Moom travelers gide writes: "This is easily the best place in Boquete for Italian food and one of the best restaurants, period!" And we can only say: He is right. It´s a super nice place with an incredable chef that makes a superb pasta and the pizza is one of the best we ever... More

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