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“Loving Casa Tortuga” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Casa Tortuga

Casa Tortuga
Calle Urraca, Panama Province, Panama
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: It is a new restaurant on the Island of Contadora - much needed to expand the choices. I would like to share this gem as it is tucked away in the residential neighborhood and new.
Panama City, Panama
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“Loving Casa Tortuga”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I just fell in love with this place. Piero the owner, his wife and even his little son treated us like royalty. Fresh ingredients and great taste made the night perfect for all of us. And I can say that pizza was delicious, fully recommended.

Visited November 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Panama City, Panama
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Great dinner, great atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Highly recommend this little backyard dining room for dinner. The chef is very friendly and prepares a set menu every night in his little outside kitchen. The table on his patio can accommodate 12, so make sure you make a reservation earlier in the day. Our meal was $20/pp, plus the cost of alcohol or beverage. Food was excellent and fresh. Several people stopped and picked up pizzas to go while we were dining. Apparently he has the best pizza on the island too. Refreshing change of pace from the hotel restaurants!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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toronto
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64 restaurant reviews
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Definitely place to dine in contadora”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Piero a great Italian guy that likes to cook and share, for $25 you can enjoy a home made Italian dinner, great in all the senses, full of flavor and enjoy the company of diverse people, you have to make a reservation around 6, you can arrive early and meet the rest enjoying a coup of wine and talking, usually not more that 8 persons, and the dinner is served like you are at home, the tropical sorbet delicious.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Contadora Island, Panama
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“Excellent Italian eatery on Contadora Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

This delightful eatery on Contadora is tucked away in the residential part of the island - easy to find - ask anyone for Casa Tortuga - Piero, Yeni, and Juan Peter. Piero is a delightful Italian host who loves to prepare healthy dishes and share them with his guests. He creates a set menu each day with a set price. BYO liquor if you want. Seating only 12 at each meal so it is an intimate and fun dining experience each and every time. This is a great addition to the Contadora eating experience. He also makes excellent pizza - all Italian ingredients and they grow most of the herbs in their garden.

Visited July 2012
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