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“From a local who loves his Italian food”
Review of Piacere

Piacere
Ranked #243 of 1,041 Restaurants in Panama City
Price range: $5 - $15
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed May 15, 2014

Rarely do I hop on tripadvisor to write a review, but this place has consistently impressed us. Last night, we got delivery (at no charge) from Paicere and it was spot on, LIKE ALWAYS!! Incredible thin crust pizza, high quality ingredients, and a red sauce that will knock your socks off. Try the eggplant appitizer, all the pastas are awesome too. we got pesto last night.

I just love this place...there's like 10 tables total, the owners (3 old Italian dudes) are ALWAYS there, and they take good care of you.

Authentic recipes, good price point, funny little location but easy to find (right across from the Veneto sandwhiched in between the souvenir shops.

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Reviewed April 22, 2014

My wife and I brought our son to this restaurant on a lazy Saturday afternoon at the end of Holy Week. Normally, it’s hard to get into the downtown area for us, but on this day it was a breeze.

Shortly after we got there, a very nice gentleman came out from the office area and introduced himself to us as the owner.

As we were eating he then explained that he is also the chef—as he doesn’t trust anyone to cook the special Italian dishes he has created. And they ARE special. This is truly some of the most authentic Italian food I have eaten since I was in Italy back in the late 80’s. And not only is it authentic, but it’s truly delicious. My wife, who is quite picky, loved it too.

The reason I mentioned the traffic at the beginning of this review has a point. It is rare that we put up with the horrible traffic one finds in downtown Panama City. But this restaurant is worth the hassle. We are already talking about when we can go back.

As a rule, I almost never write reviews (only if I am truly impressed, or truly let down). But in this instance, I feel indebted to the owner of this fine restaurant, who has pledged to bring Panama an excellent Italian dining experience. Don’t miss out!

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Thank Brad-00001
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Reviewed April 4, 2014

Having had dinner at Piacere and been really impressed with the food and service, I decided to head there with female friends there for lunch. The food was equally as good on the second visit. The menu is extensive and the food freshly cooked. The tiramisu is to die for! Prices for both food and wine are reasonable and the staff are friendly and helpful. I will definitely return.

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Thank Beverley R
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

I have been amazed by Piacere restaurant. I suggest you to try all the pastas. My favorites are the spaghetti with clams and the pasta with the green peas. The pasta with green peas is a tradition in Italy and I have been really surprised to find it in the menu.
DO you want an italian food experience in Panama? Visit Piacere.

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Thank Carmine S
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