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Calle 51, Casa No. 18 | Bella Vista - Area Bancaria, Panama City, Panama
+507 263-1967
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Excellent wine selection, especially italian wines. You must order piadinas and the carpaccio di manzo as appetizers, and the Raviolis a la Baratolo for pasta.

Thank Mike M
Metro Manila, Philippines
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658 reviews
520 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2015

The restaurant is at the end of a closed street. Therey have spaces for parking but can get a bit crowded. We went on a Saturday evening and it was empty. There was a party going on but but they were in a room below the main dining area. Service is friendly but one of the server seemd to tired... More 

Thank combat66
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

This restaurant is jewel in Panama. They serve authentic italian gourmet food with attention to every little detail. They also have a superb wine selection and great service. I would say this is the best restaurant in Panama City by far.

Thank ljahn
Panama City, Panama
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

An elegant restaurant with good service and decent food. We tried the Roma Antica salad, and the Portobello appetizer. Both were delicious but really overpriced. The mushroom risotto (Risotto Di Tartufo) was a bit bland and nothing special. The gnocchi with lamb sauce (Gnocchi Ragu D'Agnello) was very tasty. The panna cotta we had for dessert was OK but I've... More 

Thank Michelle L
Portland, OR>
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We stumbled across this restaurant (a little hard to find) behind I believe the Marriott hotel. The decor was really nice and my wife thought it was very romantic. The food was a bit high priced but very good. The best thing about this restaurant was the service. By far the best in all of Panama City's restaurants or at... More 

Thank Ucatchme25
Panama City, Panama
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160 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2013

Although this restaurant has been around for several years, this was mt first visit. It's located just behind the Marriott hotel and close to other hotels. Menu is varied and includes a large steak section. Two appitizers that I liked were whole portobelo mushroom broiled with swiss cheese and a warm brie with honey and walnuts; homemade gnocci were also... More 

Thank PanamaGeorge
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2012

I was travelling around Bella Vista looking for somewhere to enjoy lunch and had been disappointed in the menus of many restaurants. Then I came across the Roma Antica, a small but stylish place with good wine and good food. The staff did not speak english very well but it was a delight to have one of the guests who... More 

Thank Realdeal4uu
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Reviewed 5 December 2012

This is my second time in ROMA ANTICA, and i can tell you for shure that there is no better place to enjoy a romantic dinner in Panama ,the risotto tartufo is out of this world , and the have black ANGUS steaks....great place! RECOMENDED.

Thank fabbionee
Avignon, France
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2012

The tortelloni greco romana were just incredibly delicious, it is the best dish I have ever tasted in Panama! The atmosphere & location of the restaurant are excellent. I was just disappointed with the service: only one waitress was able to tell me what is a piadina or fontina (after asking 3 other waitresses who had no clue).

Thank AlexisB1
Panama City, Panama
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2012

The other Friday I got out late from the office and we decided to try Roma Antica. We arrived at 8.45pm and almost all tables were occupied, mostly by locals. When I go to an Italian restaurant for the first time and they offer Ossobuco... that's what I'll have. My wife ordered the same. Big mistake. We love the dish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 51, Casa No. 18 | Bella Vista - Area Bancaria, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 263-1967

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