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Il Pianista

Palo Alto, Boquete 0413, Panama
+507 720-2728
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“calzone” (15 reviews)
“pasta dishes” (7 reviews)
“shrimp” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Palo Alto, Boquete 0413, Panama
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11 - 20 of 171 reviews

Reviewed 25 January 2017 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...More

Thank PaulAK2011
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

Thank Virginia F
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....More

Thank lsmallsSP
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!

Thank TahoeNancy
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...More

Thank John D
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...More

Thank lin h
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.

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 8 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....More

Thank Steve C
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
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
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Questions & Answers
15 December 2015|
Response from Rebel500 | Reviewed this property |
Try calling them at 507 720 2728. We were there in late August 2015 and seem to remember they were open 6 days a week.
14 February 2015|
Response from Bonairediving | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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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