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Il Pianista

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Palo Alto, Boquete 0413, Panama
+507 720-2728
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ate great Mexican food here. Also some great Italian wine. Service is great and nice little parking in front of restaurant.

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Boquete, Panama
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had visited twice before and have enjoyed the pizza evertime. Good pricing, and gives pensionado discount when asked.

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Thank EricR49236
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So, the grounds here are nice. Right by this stream and beautiful to step outside and look at for a minute. The food was good but nothing special. When we came that day the service was terrible. Not rude, just nonexistent. We basically found on our table because the people that worked there just kind of looked at us. And... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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324 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our friend and local resident, Luis Calvo, took us here for dinner our 1st night in Boquete. The setting with the waterfalls and lovely grounds around is wonderful and so pleasant. We found the Italian dishes to be very good and reasonably priced. The service was good and everyone was very friendly. I would love to return and highly recommend... More 

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Thank PaulAK2011
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Il pianista offers an incredible service, they allow pets in the terrace and their food is full of flavor... the amount is just perfect or maybe too much for some! Their sauces are one of the best I've tried before

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Sao Paulo, SP
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Wow! What a gorgeous setting! Two mini waterfalls flow together at this site. It's awesome. The stone walls and ample windows/outdoor seating make fora lovely Riverside atmosphere. The food was delicious!! We loved it. So close to town, yet so far off the tourist track. Recommended to us by an expat. It was great

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Boquete, Panama
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

The proprietors are very warm and friendly, and they serve authentic Sicilian food in a wonderful stone house by a rushing waterfall. The pizza crust is nearly perfect, the pasta is fresh, and even the salads are fresh and nice. A definite group pleaser!

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Sarasota, Florida
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394 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

It's like dining in the Garden of Eden. Waterfalls, gardens, orchids. It is a beautiful setting. Not only that they have a wood fired pizza oven that puts out first class pizza. Service is also very good. It is a little higher priced than most Boquete restaurants, but worth it. Looking forward to going back.

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Dewey, Arizona
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

My husband and I had lunch there today. Beautiful restaurant! Great stream side table. We spit a huge calzone. It should have been good, fresh ingredients. Unfortunately, the outside was scorched and the vegies raw. The cheese didn't even melt. When Phil politely pointed this out to the waitress, she apologized and promised the next time it would be better!... More 

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Sacramento, California
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Wonderful little authentic Italian restaurant. Everything made fresh from local ingredients as much as possible. Service is outstanding though a little slow (expected in Central America.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Palo Alto, Boquete 0413, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  Boquete
  • Phone Number: +507 720-2728
Description
phone number 507 720 2728

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