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“Good pizza in a nice family's carport”
Review of Buon Appetito

Buon Appetito
Price range: $7 - $14
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Cash Only, Delivery, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Description: The taste of Italy in El Valle de Anton. Buon Appetito opens take away only,Pizza and the new Panuozzo. Delivery available.
Payson, Arizona
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Good pizza in a nice family's carport”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

I asked one of the staff at the hotel where I was staying where to go in El Valle for the best pizza. His immediate response was Buon Appetito. He said it was down a side-street at someone's house, which sounded interesting. Sometimes the best places to eat are the local mom-and-pop places. Found it quite easily - go past the market and turn right at the Panaderia (bakery). It is 150 meters down the street on the right. They have an authentic stone pizza oven and make pasta and calzones too. Seemed odd to eat in someone's carport, but why not? A group of travelling musicians even stopped by to entertain and pass the hat. These are the type of rewarding experiences you can have if you are a traveler and not a tourist.

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
Panama City, Panama
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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best Pizza in Panama!”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

The restaurant is owned by Italians who know how to cook. I had their pepperoni pizza which was baked fresh in just a few minutes in their wood burning oven. The crust was magnificent as were the rest of the ingredients. Truly authentic Italian pizza in Panama!

  • Visited February 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Molto Molto Buono!!”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Delicious Pizzas, each one hand crafted by the owner, Lorenzo and made the perfect Italian way! Thin, crispy crust, the right amount of homemade tomato sauce & cheese, along with the freshest ingredients baked in a proper wood fired oven, two pizzas at a time and "Italian Heaven" is delivered on a plate! This is family-run pizzeria, with a small wine list (including a decent Valpolicella - the perfect accompaniment for pizza!) and other beverage choices. We would have returned on a daily basis however the restaurant is only open evenings and some lunches from Thursday to Sunday. Reservations accepted and recommended especially on weekends when El Valle is busy!

  • Visited February 2013
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Northampton, MA
2 reviews
“This pizza is the real deal!!”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Buon Appetito, owned by a couple from a village near Milan, Italy, opened in the fall of 2012. It was recommended as having the best pizza ever and absolutely lived up to the billing. The owner built his wood fired oven and all the table and chairs etc. It's a piece of Italy in the Panamanian mountains! They offer pizza, calzones, pasta etc. and not only is everything homemade and delicious but the service is exceedingly fast Don't pass this gem up if you're in El Valle. It's located about 150 yards down the street from the bakery (near the church on Central).

  • Visited January 2013
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