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Il Pianista

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

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 47
    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
Great Italian Food, In a beautiful setting

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Donald K
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Boise, Idaho
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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151 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Boise, Idaho
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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netherlands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This Italian restaurant is ok but nothing special. Good place for a beer or soda after the Pianista Trial.

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Boston, MA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

phone number 507 720 2728

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?