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“Great Atmosphere and food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Chesa - CLOSED

La Chesa
Calle 49 desde Avenida Federico Boyd y Avenida Colombia, Panama City Bella Vista, Panama
+507 269-1225
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Price range: $35 - $60
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Panama City, Panama, Panama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

I have eaten at La Chesa many times and have never been disappointed. The garden in front is a serene and beautiful place to start the evening with a glass of prosecco. The decor of the dining rooms shows such attention to detail and it's like being in a private home. The food is always great, from the appetizers to the super rich desserts which are all part of the prix fixe dinners. I would recommend it to anyone, but you do need a reservation and it isn't easy to see from the street since it sits back behind a stone wall and parking area.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Panama City, Panama
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Top notch Italian cuisine in Panama City”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

This without doubt one of the best Italian restaurants in Panama City. The place is very nicely decorated in a traditional way. Service is great, the staff very helpful.

The food is excellent, although you are limited to a small menu from which you can elect a combination of 2 plates, small sized. I found this a bit restrictive since I would have preferred to choose just one regular sized plate.

The wine list is not that extensive. Just Italian wines (which is fine with me), but only 20-30 to choose from.

This place opens only for dinner and reservations are required!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic Birthday Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Upon arrival you are served a complimentary glass of champagne, which is fantastic.
At first glance the Antipasto plates seems like you will be leaving the restaurant with room for more food. However its quite the opposite. They offer you four dishes all the right portions and all totalling the perfect amount to make a completely satifying meal.
The service is very good and the waiter tried their best to explain the dishes to us in english which was a big help.
This restaurant in its quiet location is a fantastic hide out for exceptional italian food.
Hats off to the chef, staff and owners.

Visited May 2012
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Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great special occasion spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012 via mobile

We enjoyed an absolutely lovely evening at La Chesa for our anniversary. All four courses offered varied choices and all were delicious. They graciously accommodated a food allergy. The settings - indoors and outdoors - are elegant yet relaxing. We ate leisurely and were not a bit rushed. The white roses on the table were a nice touch. We want to go back with group of 8 to 12 so we can book the chef's table in the kitchen. It would be fun to watch them create the amazing presentations.

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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Excelent cuisine....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

All dishes were absolutely of great taste, well prepared and presentation. Good wine selection. Dont missed it if you like good food.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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