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Il Pianista

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Palo Alto, Boquete 0413, Panama
+507 720-2728
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Dewey, Arizona
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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 

Thank lin h
Sacramento, California
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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.

Thank Richard W
Columbia, South Carolina
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71 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I had been in Boquete for a month or so before finally dining at II Pianista and was pleasantly surprised to find authentic Italian. Several locals and ex-pats had already told me how good the food was so I should not have been so surprised. The owner met us at the door and escorted us to our table and extensively... More 

Thank Steve C
Incline Village, Nevada
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

My husband loves this restaurant and Doris always remembers what he loves. She brings him his Negroni cocktail without him asking for it because she makes such a good one and he always orders it. Pizzas are good too. Very reasonable price too.

Thank Kathryn B
Sonoma, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We had appetizers (eggplant rollup and antipasto / cold cuts plate), a pizza and 2 pasta dishes to share. Everything was very fresh and delicious. The setting is open air, very beautiful and quite charming. We'll be going back for sure.

Thank ccsonoma
Salem, Oregon
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Traveling for 2 months, trying to find at least a good pizza----and here it is, but aGREAT PIZZA! Great find outside of Boquete! Environment is wonderful; rushing water, waterfall, beautiful flowers. Clean, welcoming , staff friendly. The menu is Italian of course----- looks great, but can only speak to the Pizza and beer!

Thank fpcrow
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

My husband and I travel all over and what we have found is that some of the best pizzas in the world are not in Italy! This is one of those pies! Very traditionally Neapolitano pizza with that wonderful wood fired crust. I had pepperoni, black olive and artichoke heart. It was fantastic!!! Beware of the "italian" sausage. It doesn't... More 

Thank summerpatti33
Atascadero, CA
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is probably the best Italian food in Boquete at a very reasonable price. The service is excellent and the atmosphere the same. Great pizza and pasta. Good selection of wines.

Thank Crapkiller
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

You almost miss the restaurant but if you don't you will be rewarded with a wonderful waterfall outside the window. The owner was a hoot, with a great personality. I was a bit disappointed that the beef menu was unable to be fulfilled due to lack of fresh inventory. The ravioli I had in place of the beef medallions was... More 

Thank GeneTacoma
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

the view ✅✅✅ eating next to a waterfall.. well thats boquete! the pizza at this places is delicious. dont try calling to make a reservation because no one answers. just go. there is no signal so is hard to use waze. be sure to ask first.. follow the map or ask people around. there are some signs but u cant... More 

Thank Gina H

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Restaurant Details

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