We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Il Pianista

Certificate of Excellence
Italian, Pizza, Pasta
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Palo Alto, Boquete, Panama
Add hours for Il Pianista and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: phone number 507 720 2728

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 153 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 48
    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
,
Boise, Idaho
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
Add Photo Write a Review

153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Boquete, Panama
Level Contributor
48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boise, Idaho
Level Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Murten, Switzerland
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
netherlands
Level Contributor
33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, MA
Level Contributor
25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brantford ON
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Panama City, Panama
Level Contributor
22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edmonton
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Il Pianista also viewed

 
Boquete, Chiriqui Province
 

Been to Il Pianista? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Il Pianista

Address: Palo Alto, Boquete, Panama
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  Boquete
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children

Description

phone number 507 720 2728

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Il Pianista and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
San Jose, Costa Rica
5 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Il Pianista staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?