We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Vespa

Calle Manuel Icaza | Obarrio, Panama City 0833, Panama
+507 396-3407
Certificate of Excellence
All photos (581)
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tiramisu” (40 reviews)
“risotto” (49 reviews)
“pizza” (155 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
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1,100)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 498 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I visit Panama City frequently and we were delighted when we dined at La Vespa. Our waiter, Fortune did a wonderful job of explaining the various offerings and paid special attention to our every need. The food was nicely presented and tasty....More

Thank dkt2828
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Stayed at the Holiday Inn Express which was 1 block away and it was early. The restaurant was highly rated so why not give it a try? Clean & modern appearance with Italian themed posters of...... Vespa's (and a few other Italian sights). Was politely...More

1  Thank jfivny
Reviewed 1 week ago

Two years into our move to Panama and La Vespa is one of our favourite restaurants in the city. The food is consistently good and we love the service. At our last visit, our mangled Spanish caused us to mistakenly order three appetizers. Shortly after...More

Thank usherMocha
Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely good restaurant. Both quality of food and service are really top. Italian cook Rino, supported by a.o. waiter Rino have realized a great performance. Nice wine list and extremely good antipasti platter. All homemade pasta's are delicious. I have enjoyed fresh lobster like really...More

Thank Foetsie007
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am disappointed when the menu uses the name for a typical national dish and then takes culinary "license" with it. The bruschetta was basically a flat bread pizza. My wife had ordered pizza and cancelled it after the appetizer arrived since she did not...More

Thank Larry H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is a rare find. Normally I’d expect to pay dearly for sharp service and top notch authentic Italian cuisine - do yourself a favor and give it a try it’s truly incredible. Bonus: They speak English!

Thank lmorum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Their service is among the best in Panamá. But what defines it as my number one Italian restaurant to go are it’s carefully sourced ingredients and it’s good, always prepared with perfection.

Thank Sérgio A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible meal, service and atmosphere, not only delicious food but great wine, attentive service and great atmosphere. Winner.

Thank Claire_t009
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing night! In our search for a nice restaurant in Panama city we came along La Vespa and decided to go for it. When we arrived at La Vespa the restaurant was quite empty but even though we were early (18:00) the staff...More

Thank Maartje D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. Great recommendations. Alex & Angelo (best service). With and amazing surprise at the end. Yummy tiramisu !!

Thank Juan Pablo C
Nearby HotelsSee all 113 hotels in Panama City
Holiday Inn Express Panama Distrito Financiero
414 reviews
.14 km away
Hotel DeVille
314 reviews
.18 km away
Panama Marriott Hotel
1,207 reviews
.20 km away
Hotel Riu Plaza Panama
2,916 reviews
.21 km away
Nearby Restaurants
La Casa del Marisco
520 reviews
.19 km away
1,913 reviews
.20 km away
Restaurante Costa Azul
441 reviews
.24 km away
Nearby Attractions
Panama Metro
1,706 reviews
.58 km away
Iglesia del Carmen
415 reviews
.49 km away
138 reviews
.26 km away
Independence Square
58 reviews
.27 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Barbara C
13 October 2015|
Response from Iacopo P |
Hello Mrs, Barbara. Sorry but we didn't see your question until today and we supose that now is late. We had some troubles with our RRPP. My name is Sergio Fucci, i'm the co-owner of la Vespa and i would like to invite you... More
Google Translation
Improve this listing

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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing