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“Best pizza in Panama” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Brava Pizza & Espuma

Brava Pizza & Espuma
Avenida Balboa, Hotel Decapolis, Panama City 550628, Panama
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Ranked #29 of 526 Restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Panama City, Panama, Panama
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Best pizza in Panama”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We are a multi-generational family and have been to Brava Pizza & Espuma three times. Each time we have tried different pizzas and all of them have been outstanding. The pizza comes quickly and very hot, has a very thin and crunchy crust, and the toppings are excellent. The Napolitano, Brava, and pepperoni are especially good. They don't try to make crazy combinations to put on top the pizza: just a few ingredients that combine very well. We happened to go there on Mother's Day and they treated me and my mother-in-law with a mini-bottle of Champagne and a little bag of cookies. The service has always been very good and the environment is quite appealing. Lots of parking available in Multicentro and you can walk across the not-too-busy street between Multicentro and the Hard Rock Hotel.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
tweed
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“good food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

our waiter did not speak english and the menus were in spanish. All other restaurants have both on the menus that we visited

Visited January 2013
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Panama City, Panama
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Dont expect much”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

The service from the server was mediocre. The food came late and it was not as great as it looked in the menu. The manager came to apologyze for the server's service and almost yelled at him in front of us.
I would not go there again

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Great pizza, stale desserts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

You can sit and watch the guy flipping the pizza dough - not only it it cool but it also means that a fresh pizza is on the way. We loved the pizzas - fresh and great tasting - straight out of the brick oven. We had empanadas as well - the pollo ones (chicken) - they were tasty as well. Inspired we ordered dessert - took one bite of the stale tiramisu and gave up.
So - go for the pizza but if you are in the mood for dessert - go elsewhere.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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162 reviews 162 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
“Comfortable setting for oven-fired pizza and imported beers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Located next to Hard Rock & Raddison hotels with a contrasting great beer selection and reasonable prices. 10-place bar is cramped for space but offers the enticing view into their beer cooler with over a dozen brands of bottled beers from Europe. Notables include Gulden Draak, Augustijin, Checkvar, Guinness, Paulaner, and Baltika. Mellow music and moderate lighting make for an enjoyable setting. Gas-fired stove oven is visible to one wide. One wall of video displays shows theme scenes. 50 seats at blue 4-top tables on ground floor and booth seating along circular raised level. Very friendly and attentive staff. Menu in Spanish includes thin-crust pizza, calzones, soups (Mushroom is great), salads and cheese/dough concoctions. Everything tastes fresh. Such a relief from the cold temperature and intense sound levels nearby at the Hard Rock. Also, the beer selection is far above average for Panama City.
And, items to go.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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