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Av. Centenario, Plaza 507, Local 9 | Costa del Este, Panama City, Panama
+507 396-6695
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 - 16:30
18:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

This restaurant is a hidden gem in a sea of mediocrity. I had never heard of it until a friend mentioned it even though I must have driven past it hundreds of times. It is easy to miss set back in the corner of a strip mall. It is that rarity in Panama of a casual, friendly unpretentious restaurant that... More 

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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Ive had very bad luck eith this restaurant. Always get my plate late and wrong. Last time me and my daughter were the last to be served (waited an hour) and our chiken were both raw on the inside so we had to send it back and wait half and hour more... cant recomend it, but my mother likes it.

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Paris, France
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206 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Great food! Great location!!! Lovely atmosphere!! And a very good service!!! We had a fantastic risotto Nero and the wine was also nice. I will be coming back here... A lot!!!!!

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1 Thank fur312
Istanbul, Turkey
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

There are plenty of options in Costa del Este. Many of them are over priced or not good. Eventually can be both combined. I had dinners and lunches including with my two boys in Il Grillo and I would say that it is one of the best options here. The food is tasty (try the osso- bucco) and the staff... More 

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1 Thank JCBeISA
Phoenix, Arizona
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334 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We had the best glass of wine ($8) in all of Panama. The crab salad was especially delicious. Everyone in our group seemed to enjoy their selections. The service was a bit slow. We had a trip leader, who was a Panamanian, but it still was a bit difficult. Their menu is quite good.

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1 Thank nanatravels2
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 May 2016

I hadn’t been to Panama in a few years and decided to go back to Il Grillo, where I always had an excellent and gourmet meal. I was surprised by how weell it is taken care of, it is very refined ad like a good wine it improves with time. I ordered my favorite the Risotto nero, right after some... More 

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Denver, CO
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

The first time we walked by Il Grillo, it was closed, but one of the servers was sitting outside, so we asked her about it. She was very friendly and informative. A couple of days later we went in for dinner and she was the first to greet us. Kathy served us with efficiency and friendliness. I had the salmon... More 

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1 Thank kdsc
Panama City, Panama
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

At this restaurant I was delighted with the freshness of the appetizers as the salmon toasts and the tuna tartar, and can always come back to try another one of the risottos. My favorite one: the Dr Mendoza, with mushrooms and truffle scent followed by the Risotto Nero. Don't forget to ask for desert: the Fondant au chocolat or if... More 

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2 Thank Ana L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

The best thing of this excellent restaurant is that every time I go, and I go a lot, is that I can eat different foods and always be perfectly satisfied. I love the tomato soup, and the tuna tartar to start with, the rissotos are delicious, also, the fish. It is always very fresh. If I am not in the... More 

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1 Thank elianaela
panama
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

The best food and environment ever!!! food is great and the attention too.. one of the best in panama city...loved all of it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 16:30
18:30 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Centenario, Plaza 507, Local 9 | Costa del Este, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 396-6695

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?