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“Intimate international food ”
Review of Caliope

Caliope
Ranked #1 of 1,078 Restaurants in Panama City
Price range: US$ 40 - US$ 50
Cuisines: International
Description: An adventure in gastronomy awaits you at "Caliope," Casco Viejo's first Farm-to-Table dining experience. Panama's newest and most creative culinary experience delivers international fusion that sources fresh and delicious local ingredients. Chef, Martino TK - trained in Italy'sTK - has teamed up with Chef Pierre De Janon of Tantalo Kitchen to provide a unique, gastronomic adventure. (Caliope also features a New York-style artisanal cocktail menu, and an eclectic wine list.) Be among the first to experience Caliope, destined to be the finest dining experience all of Central America. Caliope accepts reservations and holds a limited number of tables for walk-ins.
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Description: An adventure in gastronomy awaits you at "Caliope," Casco Viejo's first Farm-to-Table dining experience. Panama's newest and most creative culinary experience delivers international fusion that sources fresh and delicious local ingredients. Chef, Martino TK - trained in Italy'sTK - has teamed up with Chef Pierre De Janon of Tantalo Kitchen to provide a unique, gastronomic adventure. (Caliope also features a New York-style artisanal cocktail menu, and an eclectic wine list.) Be among the first to experience Caliope, destined to be the finest dining experience all of Central America. Caliope accepts reservations and holds a limited number of tables for walk-ins.
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

What a great place. Although large, the restaurant was divided up for intimate setting. The food was amazing. Specific recommendations: tuna tartar, sea bass, short ribs, pumpkin ravioli. The tiramisu was fluffy and delicious and the chocolate ball was unique.

Atmosphere was romantic, but also good for a business meal. If you are alone, there is seating with a view of the kitchen at a bar.

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Jacob L, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Caliope, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

Thank you for visiting Caliope. We have loved your eye for intimate setting as well as your detailed, colorful comments. We appreciate your recommendation about taking a seat at the bar and watching the show front row. Honored by your visit and your comments. Always welcome here in Caliope. Best regards.

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Reviewed 2 January 2017

You always remember how a restaurant makes you feel and we walked out of here happy, glee and full! Easily one of the Panama's best.

We rolled in pretty early and the place filled up gradually but surely. Don't let the entrance fool you - building is hard to find, industrial chic and is also shared by a night club. But the place has great decor. Caliope is the greek must of poetry and sure seems to have had her influence on the decor - very tasteful.

Food was fantastic. We had an elaborate dinner from amuse-bouche to desert with flowing wine. Their pumpkin ravioli is one you absolutely should not miss (if it still is one the seasonal menu when you get there) - it melts at first bite!

Since it's in old town / Casco Viejo, it should be very easy to add to your itinerary if you are traveling.

Thank you Chef Martino Pace for a unique and lovely dining experience. We won't be forgetting Panama anytime soon!

Vegetarian end note: At first glance, choices may appear limited (while still great) but don't feel shy. When we asked, the chef came out, asked about our preferences and put together some great stuff. (and checked back with us again towards the end of the meal). If that isn't great service, nothing else is.

Thank Kiran N
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Jacob L, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Caliope, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Genuinely flattered by the depth and detail of this fantastic review! The entire team feels honored to have hosted such a spectacular night for you in Panama. Chef Martino will be delighted to hear about you again through this review after coming out and making sure that your taste and special requests would be carefully taken care of. We are thrilled to continue evolving in every sense so we can continue pushing your palate and senses to new levels on your next visit. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and share!

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

By far the best meal we had while in Panama and we had some incredible food. Four women with different tastes yet each found something delicious to eat. The service is outstanding we had Isaac who was exceptional. They also have a great wine selection.
Grecia was wonderful setting up my reservation. The location is in Old Town area at first was nervous because it's on a small street. You pull up there is an attendant on the street, you get put into an elevator which opens to the restaurant which is very cool. The design and ambiance truly makes this a very special place!!
So my wrap up is I highly recommend Caliope!!!!!!

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Jacob L, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Caliope, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

We wish to thank you for visiting and enjoying such a pleasant evening with us at Caliope. It has been an honor to host you and your party on such a special occasion! Isaac, Grecia, and the entire staff will be thrilled to read about your experience. Thank you for recommending us!

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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

A hidden spot, a bit hard to find as cabs don't know the building, but well worth it. Industry chic decor with open kitchen and bath, welcoming staff, and cuisine that would stand well anywhere. Mushroom soup, octopus ceviche, tuna all fantastic, with a cocktail menu with a dozen gin and tonics among other choices. Worth the visit, and not exorbitant.

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Jacob L, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Caliope, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2016

Thank you for visiting and enjoying every aspect & detail of our restaurant. We are delighted to have you and your wonderful taste for good things anytime here in Caliope. We sincerely hope your visit to Panama City was as pleasant as possible. Best regards!

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Reviewed 21 December 2016

We have been traveling in Panama for a month and found Caliope to be the best experience, both food and atmosphere, of any restaurant, anywhere in country. Service was prompt and courteous, but more important, what the staff brought to the table was very good, no matter what was ordered. I'm a carnivor and have never before seen frenched lamb chops in a wine reduction offered as an appetizer. My wife had a sea bass on risotto as a main and was equally delighted. As a bonus, prices are moderate in relation to quality. Just go!

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