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Reviewed 25 January 2019 via mobile

Paolo cooks with love and that is obvious! Lovely host and excellent food. Fresh, tasteful and plenty! Went to dinner twice and both evenings we enjoyed our dinner very much. Fresh ingredients and herbs from the garden. Although I like the Panameña chicken and rice,...I was só ready for a good pasta!More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Thank you Ramona and Paolo for a great experience in Las Lajas! Great food and outstanding service in Ciao Ciao! Their pesto sauce is the best pesto I ever had!

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

Ciao Ciao showcases the handiwork of a real Italian chef. Always fresh, featuring the local ingredients, the chef turns out some great nightly specials, as well as some must have standards that are always on the menu. A glass of wine, some friends, and a...meal here make for a nice evening!More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

The owners have really designed the restaurant and the whole facility with very good taste. A very nice place to stay and certainly pleasant service and quality food.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

We stayed in Panama for a month and spent a significant time of that month in Las Lajas. I've been to a lot of places on the globe, but nothing comes close to my heart as this town in Panama. Las Lajas is a spectacular...beach! It's Panama's best kept secret! Ciao Ciao is about 15 walk to the beach. When you enter the residence, you will be greeted with a warm smile by husband and wife Paulo and Ramona. The property is breathtaking. Once you pass the main residence which houses the restaurant, you'll go down a small hill where you will find 6 villas which surround the hot tub and pool area. The backdrop - rolling beautiful hills which look like something out of the sound of music. We backpacked a lot through Panama and stayed at a few places within Las Lajas so we were delighted to have some of the comforts of home we took for granted. Key features of the room: Air conditioning Hot water Cable TV Luxury bedding Mini Fridge WiFi The price of our room was extremely reasonable - $60 American which included a full breakfast. We dined at the restaurant for two nights and the food was authentically Italian. Great portion size - a plate of their classic spaghetti can be shared by two people. Paulo and Raymona made us dinner every night and gave everyone shots of their favorite Black and White Scotch after the meal. This place comes highly recommended. Every person who we have talked to on our journey that has stayed at Ciao Ciao agrees.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Paulo and Ramona are the best! We were treated to delicious tuna spaghetti and cheese stuffed panzerotti paired with excellent French wines. Decor is modern but tasteful. The restaurant is conveniently situated between Las Lajas and the Panamericano.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

They prepare delicious Italian food for a good price. You can taste that the food is prepared by an Italian and with passion for cooking

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Residence Las Lajas is the best bed and breakfast place we have stayed at in panama. It is run by the owners, Paolo and Ramona. They are a super nice Italian couple who are very dedicated to making your stay the best that can be....The breakfasts, prepared with love by Ramona, are delicious and nutritious consisting of juice, an assortment of fruit, scrambled eggs made a different way each day, sausage or ham or cheese, toast and jam and an excellent coffee. The air conditioned rooms are situated around the 2 pools in 3 cabanas with 2 rooms per cabana, Each room has a washroom and shower, flat screen tv, wifi, private sitting area in front of the room. The gardens are very beautiful with a large variety of palms. The restaurant is open for dinner and Paolo (chef) serves up a good selection of Italian dishes cooked to perfection. The ambiance of the dining room is very nice and inviting. The walls have paintings created by Paolo, who is a very gifted artist. We stayed here for 4 days and it was like leaving family when we left. I would highly recommend Residence Las Lajas to anyone visiting Panama.More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

The food was excellent with generous portions. Six of us dined and most took food home with them. Great choices on wine. The lasagna my husband ordered was at least 3 inches thick. I had Tilapia prepared with fresh tomato, onions and spices. It was...gluten free heaven! Sophia, the wife of the chef and owner of the restaurant, spoke good English and understood gluten. Her husband, Paolo, was a superb chef whose artistic talent hung on the walls of the dining area. It was a delicious and relaxed experience in this sleepy beach community. Dinner with wine ran approx $20 per person.More

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

As the owners are Italian we took the recomendation of our host and ordered for dinner hommade ravioli and carbonara spagetti. Was a realy good choice. Even we could have housewine :) Even the breakfast is very tasty, and a good start for the day!

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

One of the best meals we've had in Panama. Paolo and Ramona are super friendly and hospitable. Paolo says he's not a chef, he just cooks "normal" food. We started with the peppered mussels, served with home baked crusty bread with chunks of garlic and...olive oil. Just calling it garlic bread doesn't do it justice. We also had the Filete Pescao Mediteraneo, Spaghetti Carbonara, a personal pizza, and Ensalada Caprese. The three hot dishes came out HOT, the way they should. Everything was delicious, but there was so much that we brought home half the pizza and half the spaghetti. We'll be back.More

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

This place was recommended to us by two trusted friends from Boquete, Panama, where we live in the highlands of Chiriqui Province. There is not, in our opinion, a lot of great food to be had in Las Lajas. We love to go to stay...up in the hills, take a day pass on the beach, and now we have finally found a wonderful place to actually EAT. Ramona and Paolo are a wonderful couple from Northern Italy who understand delivering a dining experience. Get the house red wine, for sure, and their taste in jazz music over the speakers is my own. As we were leaving, we ran into 4 more friends from Boquete, who were about to try the restaurant for the first time. When word gets out, it gets OUT! ;-)More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

I made a reservation to stay at this property three weeks ago. When I arrived I was greeted at the parking lot by the hostess and owner. She told me about the restaurant and included breakfast and the dinners they would be serving that evening....However, for me there was a big problem. The rooms are down a hill and would be difficult with my artificial knees. I elected not to stay and she was very nice and accepted that it would be a problem for me. We both called booking.com and there was no problem with the cancellation. A perfect place to stay in Las Lajas area with no disabilities and half the cost of a beach front resport.More

Date of visit: July 2016
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Las Lajas R, Proprietario at Ristorante Las Lajas Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2016

Thank you very much for your review Sir. We are so sorry that you couldn't stay at our residence but we wait you with great pleasure to eat at our restaurant. Best regards, Ramona.

Reviewed 9 April 2016

Home made, super special place, if you have the opportunity to eat or stay here, don't pass it up!!! It's quite the gem!

Date of visit: April 2016
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Las Lajas R, Proprietario at Ristorante Las Lajas Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2016

Thank you for your kind review. We try to make our best and when we read that we have succeed it's a joy. We wait for you to return. Best regards, Ramona.

Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights. The rooms (with A/C, TV and 3 beads), bath and the hole hotel area where one of the cleanest we have seen so far in Panama. You see that the owners really take care of it.The little pool is...good to refresh during the very hot days even if it becomes a little bit warm in the afternoon. Ramona and her husband Paolo are great owners. They where always friendly and helpfull. The breakfast with fresh fruits, toast/butter/jam, coffee and orangejuice was always delicious and more than enough. Also the dinner every evening was very tasty. Paolo is a great cooker and you see that he knows and loves what he's doing. The place is a bit far of the beach but you can go there by taxi or bus (5$ one way). In 20min you can also walk to the big supermarket placed on the Carr.Panamerica. We just missed a fridge in our room, but the prices for cold drinks in the hotel where ok. Thankx for nice days of relaxing at your place...More

Date of visit: March 2016
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Las Lajas R, Proprietario at Ristorante Las Lajas Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2016

Thank you for your review. We are so happy that our structure has satisfied you. Paolo and I love what we do and make every stop at our residence a pleasure is for the guests is a really big satisfaction. We are waiting for you...More

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Good afternoon.We are open from monday until saturday for the lunch time and dinner time.For lunch time started at 12 am - 1.30 pm and dinenr 6 pm - 9 pm. For reserve rooms(we have b&b) check in start at 2 pm and check out... More
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  • Food: 5
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  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5