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Pomodoro Ristorante Italiano

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Via Veneto Plaza Downtown El Cangrejo, Panama City, Panama
+507 269-5836
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

This restaurant was just around the corner from the Toscana Inn, so was perfect for dinner after a long day of site seeing. There are 4 seating areas, out front on the street side patio, inside, in the inner courtyard or in their wine bar. We loved the courtyard and wine bar areas. Each dish we tried (and we went... More 

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Atlanta
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

Having met Chef Willy Diggelman over 25 years ago in Panama, I was glad to return and find his gastronomy flourishing. His establishments combine European style and taste. Caffe Pomodoro has the flavors of Italy tastefully integrated into a Panamanian high rise. The inside patio feels like an Italian garden. The fresh pasta and pizza combine artfully with an extensive... More 

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Roatan, Bay Island
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

I like it sooo much the first time we ate here that we went back. But the service was sooo bad the second time that it made me change my rating and view about this local restaurant! Pastas are supposed to be made to order...the first time it tasted like heaven....second time was a different story! It left me wondering... More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

We are a US couple in our 40s who were down in Panama City a couple of weeks ago. We dined at Pomodoro on a weeknight and we may have been the only non-locals in the house. The food was fresh and simple Italian. It seemed like the kind of place city families would bring their families for a good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

We've eaten here a number of times now and also previously reviewed it. But our last visit was pretty disappointing. Service was sporadic. Music, normally good was awful and very, very, load. Meat was chewy, fish was cold, but the High/Low spot goes to the "Home made" pate, which was actually nasty pasteurised tinned mush. I left most of it... More 

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Dawsonville, Georgia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

Each time we are in Panama City on our way to Boquete we love to stop back for a spaghetti dinner. Real good and a good value too.

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Punta Gorda, Belize
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

I had breakfast here ever day, it was very convenient because I stayed at Las Vegas Hotel. The food was very good, the staff were nice and attentive, the place was always clean

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San Francisco, California
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

Good place to eat, an expat took me here. Calamari Fritti very tender. Lot of choices on menu incuding pick a pasta then the sauce (I had Fruit di Mare - seafood, he had Vegetable) Sangria drinks. total $23/person. too full but all the homemade desserts (Dolce della Casa) looks good, will come back

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Miami, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

I ate here out of convenience because it is situated in a good location (El Congrejo), but I will not return. I had penne with pomodoro sauce, and the pasta was over-cooked, while the sauce tasted as though it came from a jar. I would give this restaurant a "poor" rating, were it not for the decent service and delicious... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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120 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012

Tucked in the courtyard of the Las Vegas hotel, Pomodoro's offers a good variety of Italian food at fair prices and with good service. If you are looking for great Italian food, don't go here. If you want something with quality like Olive Garden or Macaroni Grill, this is the place for you. Nothing spectacular, but nothing bad either.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $15
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Veneto Plaza Downtown El Cangrejo, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 269-5836

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?