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“Finally, a good pizza in Central America!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Naturalmente Pizza y Restaurante Mediterraneo

Naturalmente Pizza y Restaurante Mediterraneo
Ranked #1 of 11 Restaurants in Las Lajas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$25
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Cash Only, Delivery, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: In our Restaurant you will find dishes typical of the Mediterranean/Italian cuisine prepared with genuine ingredients, some of them directly coming from our garden.You will find a rich menu, from appetizers to desserts, wich change every two days to allow you to discover new flavors. Our dishes can be accompanied by a good selection of import wines and, to enjoy the pleasant moments of relaxation at the sunset or after dinner, we will offer you refreshing cocktails and ambient music. Our Restaurant close on Monday!
Cagliari
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353 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
“Finally, a good pizza in Central America!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

Finally, a pizza as it should be in Central America! Italian run and owned, Naturalmente is a great diversion from the usual rice and beans and patacones which are the staple of the Panamanian diet, and it is more than reasonably priced. Chantal and Gabriele run the lovely, cosy place and give it a homey feeling, chatting up the customers, making great suggestions for appropriate wine to accompany the meal. They are charming, welcoming, wonderful hosts and excellent chefs, who have put classy touches in the place – from the lighting, to the great background music, to scent diffusers. The place is truly spotless too – which in Panama does not go without saying. The pizza is very good, especially considering the local standards. The crust is as it should be (and we do know about pizza!). Pity is, it is hard to find good ingredients locally, to render what already is a good pizza a GREAT one. Yet, I really liked it. If you get to stay till late like we did, you may have the chance to meet their lovely, playful dogs and cats – only allowed in the garden once the customers have all left. To top your dinner, go for the homemade gelato!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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159 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Crust vs Topping”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014 via mobile

This restaurant had a lovely setting and the owners/workers were very friendly. The pizza that we ordered had a wonderful crust! The toppings however left something to be desired. We ordered the pizza with artichoke hears, olives, mushrooms, and ham. We were disappointed that the mushrooms were canned (rubbery texture), the artichoke hears were practically missing (only 3 small pieces on the whole pizza), and the ham was "pressed" (although that seems to be the norm in Panama). We also felt that the pizza sauce seemed watered down, lacking in flavor.

Visited January 2014
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Soestdijk, The Netherlands
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354 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Not local food, but so good!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed a perfect Italian meal at Naturalemente, fresh ingredients, well prepared, great host, beautiful place, a true recommendation when you're looking for something not local and not 'just' a pizza. This place has it all.

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Boquete, Panama
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98 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Best food in Las Lajas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

This restaurant is not on the main strip but ask for directions. It was recommended by a local and they were right. My husband and I split a pizza and the pasta/shrimp dish. Both were very good. The restaurant was almost filled to capacity with both locals and tourists - always a good sign. Closed on Monday and Tuesday and only open from 6-10 PM

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank FLCindy
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Victoria, Canada
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Pizza As It Was Meant to Be.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

I love this restaurant. True Italian pizza. Great service. Reasonable prices. Only the parking needs to improve.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Annieo48
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