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La Vespa

Calle Manuel Icaza | Obarrio, Panama City 0833, Panama
+507 396-3407
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“risotto” (50 reviews)
“pizza” (163 reviews)
“tiramisu” (38 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm Hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Manuel Icaza | Obarrio, Panama City 0833, Panama
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Reviewed yesterday

We have been eating at La Vespa for quite a long time now as it is in the business district where both my husband and I have our offices. In addition to Rino´s great food, we also enjoy Angelo´s personal touch and attention. They always...More

Thank Trustee2011
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

I came here alone due to a business schedule, and I certainly wasn’t left disappointed. The head chef absolutely oozes with pride and passion for quality. Clearly delivered in the food that reaches your table. The staff are amazing, tentative engaging, and truly interested in...More

Thank Gavin H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food is fantastic and service is Johnny in the spot. The wait staff is very friendly and outgoing. A great place to dine.

Thank U1574WPas
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited La Vespa for dinner the place was wonderful they have an inside and outside dinning area our waiter Leslye was an incredible server food was excellent we totally recommend this place

Thank Z8823TZstephaniew
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Relaxing piano music in the background, super friendly waiter Leslye and a cook from queens add all that to the delicacy they provide with reasonable pricing to a meal after a long day of work. I can't really ask for more as a New Yorker.

Thank Jun T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is hard for any “Italian Restaurant” to compete with the little humble family owned and operated “Ristorante” in the countryside of Italy. In the center of Panama City we though have “La Vespa” who absolutely through its outstanding and wholehearted Italian Chef Rino and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

My first time to La Vespa and it was great. Large portions of well prepared food. I highly recommend Leslye; prompt, efficient service and very personable. Most of staff is bilingual, all are courteous and heloful.

Thank markminier
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent server, a Venezuelan kid call Ferniu. He made the experience even better. The food is to die for. Defenitaly a must in your visit to Panama.

Thank enriquec633
Reviewed 1 week ago

My review is a little late and I apologize. We were at the restaurant October 23, 2018. Service was excellent from the time we entered until our meal was done. Angelo was GREAT!! The food was very good. Best Bruschetta I've had in a long...More

Thank Trail48049
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited La Vespa with the family for our last dinner in Panama City. Food was absolutely fantastic (particularly the seafood mixed grill), service excellent and atmosphere great. Highly recommend!

Thank olliemumby
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Barbara C
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A five minute easy walk. My husband and I walked it easily.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Valet Parking, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Manuel Icaza | Obarrio, Panama City 0833, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 396-3407
  • E-mail
Our amazing Pizza is made according to ancient Italian traditions by young and talented pizzaiolo Danilo and Chef Piero Spinelli's delicious and authentic Mediterranean cuisine is often referred to as "better than in Italy" and is complemented by great wines, Prosecco or the traditional Italian cocktail, the Aperol Spritz....a must try !!! Head waiter Israel's staff is friendly and knowledgeable and strives to offer one of the best dining experiences in Panama City. To add some spice to the ambience, Thursday nights we offer live music (international, jazz, bossa nova, etc...) with a special dinner creation and Fridays, starting at 7pm a very lively After Office cocktail and appetizers party with DJ house music on our recently renovated garden terrace where you can try bartender Dennis' fabulous cocktails and relax in a fun and friendly atmosphere.
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