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La Vespa

Calle Manuel Icaza | Obarrio, Panama City 0833, Panama
+507 396-3407
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 3 days ago

This is my favorite restaurant in Panama, I had a medium experience last time, but last night I returned and as always the service is beyond exceptional. There is a new menu since I visited last , with different salads, and various other items. I...More

Thank floridaman2014
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Reviewed 17 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

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Dropped in without reservations because of positive reviews here and had a fabulous meal with great, friendly service. We even got a free starting drink. I highly recommend this restaurant for great Italian food. The ambiance was lovely.

Thank imissneworleans
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is not number 2 best restaurant in San Jose for nothing, it is well worth the accolade, it is at the high end for cost but very well worth the extra. Great food good service what a lovely place to finish or stay in...More

Thank PaulCourt_13
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We are on a group trip and wandered here since it was close to the hotel. I’m so glad we did. Great drinks, ambiance and food. We stopped for drinks and the bartender and server named Angelo made us feel so welcome. We came back...More

Thank zcrunch
Reviewed 6 days ago

It would be a big mistake if you are in the area and do not eat here. Whether you are looking for a gourmet meal or a place to take your family for a great pizza this is the place. Over the last 5 years...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to La Vespa and had a very warm welcome. The waiter, Angelo, was very very friendly and helpful and speaks English perfectly. we ate the Melon and proscuitto, very good and a very big portion that feeds 2 People. My fiancé had the...More

Thank 925jasperl
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is definitively one of the best Italian restaurants in Panama City. They have a quite big variety of choices and the Procciuto Crudo is great. One thing that must be improved is the Wine list, which is very poor. Lunch 16.06.2018

Thank Vladimir de Sou... V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great meal here, quick service and reasonable price. Our waiter Fortuné was extremely friendly knowledgeable about the restaurant. Highly recommend this place

Thank guf10
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice clean location, good food presentation, and excellent service. Not many places in Panama can you say all that. Although I will say the lettuce on the salad could have been inspected better as other was some wilted lettuce. You have to be careful when...More

Thank Scott C
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Barbara C
12 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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