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Buona Cucina

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Av. Robertto Eisenman, Playa Coronado, Panama
+507 345-3866
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Nueva Gorgona, Panama
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Easy and simple restaurant and pizzeria with a few tables located a little bit hidden from the road going to Coronado beach , Staff smiling and professional. we were offered a tasty appetizer and, at the end, a night cup. All of our food and pizzas were very tasty. We'll for sure be back!

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Thank YoyoPSN
San carlos, panama
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Really really bad food. The owner gave me a refund. This is UNHEARD OF in Panama. Old noodles not fully cooked. Horrible cheese, I never tasted any cheese so bad, maybe it was old? Strangely enough some people still go there. I don't but I hope it has improved.

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1 Thank Barbara B
Panama City, Panama
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103 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The location is not so elegant but the food and the people are very good. Claudio, the new manager, is Italian like the food he dierctly import, for that he is able to offer the real italian flavor. The service is quick and kind. I tried pizza, pasta, wine (prosecco), and also the cake....everything was really good and the prices... More 

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1 Thank eurillio
Playa Coronado, Panama
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2016

We had eaten at Buona Cucina in the past and it was not impressive. BUT, with the introduction of Chef Gaspar "Rhyno" Scala the food has become supercharged. The restaurant is small & cozy, and the staff talented and full of smiles. We ordered one of Gaspars signature seafood pasta dishes, "spaghetti a la mariscos mixta. Allow me to digress:... More 

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1 Thank SMDoane
Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

This small restaurant behind the Todo al Carbon restaurant was a good find. We don't usually eat pizza in Coronado because the seafood is abundant and always good but a couple of people recommended Buona Cucina so we tried it. The pizza and salad were excellent and the wait staff, although somewhat unpredictable, was friendly.

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Thank rogelio l
Milledgeville, Georgia
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2016

We visited this restaurant during Feb of 2016 and had some of the best food WE EXPERIENCED IN PANAMA. The lobster with linguine was wonderful as was the shrimp with fettuccini. On a separate visit we had the pizza and we very surprised it was soooo good. Of course the desserts are wonderful whether it be the tiramisu, chocolate mousse... More 

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1 Thank angelarK8845KX
Panama City, Panama
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 December 2015

I went to the restaurant yesterday and I was so disappointed at the quality of the food, it used to be my favorite restaurant in Coronado, The Calzone was so bad we couldn't even eat it, we ordered a Pizza and couldn't finished. The owner was seated next to our table and didn't even responded to our greetings or even... More 

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Thank Esther2209
Panama
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134 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Friendly service, nice place. Perhaps we were unlucky but our pizza was not tasty, missed fresh vegetables and was too expensive for the quality. Pity. Nice folks though.

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Thank R P
Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Good thin crust Pizza and good selection of Italian dishes. Friendly servers and a good place to take the kids.

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Thank bsbodden
Nueva Gorgona, Panama
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153 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2015

The food at Buona Cucina was excellent all around. I had chicken lasagna and it was outstanding. The chicken was tender and plentiful and the sauce was excellent. There is limited seating and it's outside only but the atmosphere was wonderful there were four of us and every meal was great. The tiramisu was a great ending to a memorable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Robertto Eisenman, Playa Coronado, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Cocle Province  >  Playa Coronado
  • Phone Number: +507 345-3866

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