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La Vespa

Calle Manuel Icaza | Obarrio, Panama City 0833, Panama
+507 396-3407
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (176 reviews)
“risotto” (56 reviews)
“tiramisu” (44 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Calle Manuel Icaza | Obarrio, Panama City 0833, Panama
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have been twice with my family and twice I’ve enjoyed my italian dinner. Great service from a Venezulean waiter and tradional dishes from Chef Rhyno so far the best restaurant in Panama City

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank danilop992
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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

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Gavin H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Superb pizza and pasta. Fresh and multiple options for all. Great service and all reviews are true: this place is a must in Panama.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank travelauditor
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

nice service and prices “wesly” nice people and service.!! is good location and weather panam is good vibe.!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ri b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This ended up being our favorite restaurant in Panama City during 3 weeks we were there, because of the amazing staff, chef, and food. Went there 3 times, including the last night in the city. Our favorites were the truffle risotto and Margherita pizza with...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank vg2555
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered pizza for late lunch/dinner. It was thin crust and full of flavor. I was very pleased with the service which is rare in Panama. I would recommend this place for some good Italian flavor.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank julioinmiami1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was outstanding but our waiter Angelo really was exceptional. This restaurant is lucky to have him and look forward to crossing paths with him in the future.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dollard B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service in Panama is usually not the best, specially in restaurants, La Vespa was a pleasant surprise! Food was amazing, speccially recommend the lobster. They have live jazz player and the place is always supervised by the owner, who is super friendly!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Thomas_browne12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful evening with Leslye our waiter. The complementary Margarita was so good we ordered one each. The seafood grill was great. The outdoor seating was a perfect way to celebrate having escaped winter at home. A lovely evening.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jill C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were celebrating a friend's birthday and we had a lovely time. Fortuné is superb, unique and knew by heart the whole menù recommending dishes for our special needs. The pizza is authentic Italian style. The whole staff was incredibly helpful and friendly. Definitely recommended!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Safari62265
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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
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Average prices
US$15 - US$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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
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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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