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La Vespa

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Our amazing Pizza is made according to ancient Italian traditions by young and talented pizzaiolo Danilo and Chef Piero Spinelli's delicious and authentic Mediterranean cuisine is often referred to as "better than in Italy" and is complemented by great wines, Prosecco or the traditional Italian cocktail, the Aperol Spritz....a must try !!! Head waiter Israel's staff is friendly and knowledgeable and strives to offer one of the best dining experiences in Panama City. To add some spice to the ambience, Thursday nights we offer live music (international, jazz, bossa nova, etc...) with a special dinner creation and Fridays, starting at 7pm a very lively After Office cocktail and appetizers party
$15 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Delivery, Valet Parking, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to La Vespa for a casual dinner out and were presently surprised with the food and service. I got the gnocchi which was delicious but slightly over cooked. However the sauce was good. We then all good the Chocolate lava cakes which were...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 15meekge
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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

I came here alone due to a business schedule, and I certainly wasn’t left disappointed. The head chef absolutely oozes with pride and passion for quality. Clearly delivered in the food that reaches your table. The staff are amazing, tentative engaging, and truly interested in...More

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank 809gavinh
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is the best italian restaurant in Panama City. Great pizza, well trained service and good location. Definitely recommend.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank eugenioj498
Reviewed 4 days ago

From the street you see plastic white chairs and tables--don't be fooled. Inside, there is a casual bar with two TV screens--don't be fooled. You go through the bar into a dining room with a contemporary, elegant atmosphere. But there's more--up two steps is what...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank jazzypoem
Reviewed 5 days ago

Simply amazing restaurant with a vast array of menu options to choose from. Customer Service was top notch led by Fortune. He truly is passionate about delivering an exceptional dining experience and very rare these days in the restaurant business. La Vespa is very lucky...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Brian M
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was such an amazing experience, it was more like being invited into a new friends home and them wanting to share everything they had to offer. There is pride in every detail and this is a true experience...much more than a meal. The restaurant...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Nicole C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food was excellent, the burratta was really tasty. We liked the place so much we went back our last night in town. Fortune is very good at his job.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank robbins123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love Panama and we always love eating the local dishes. But when we saw the reviews about La Vespa we knew we needed to go here for dinner even though it was Italian food. I am Sicilian and I love cooking at home, so...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Antkneee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment we entered and were given seating of our choice to the phenomenal guidance of Wesley, our server, on the ingredients and variety of dishes, my husband and I knew we had made a good choice. The pasta was al dente and the...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank annemT6389UA
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the few places you can eat outside in downtown Panama City. Excellent food and excellent service. A very good authentic Italian restaurant. The decor and ambiance however were a little underwhelming. Amuse bouche and digestif included gratis. Disappointing that they didn't have their...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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A five minute easy walk. My husband and I walked it easily.
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