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We are a small Italian Trattoria in the heart of the old town dedicated to delivering the best taste of Mediterranean food to our customers in Panama. You could find on our menu : Antipastis, Insalatas, Paninis, Focaccias, Pizzas, Pastas, Lasañas, Risottos, Dolces, Coffes, Juices. Nice latino and Italian cocktails and our signature Calicanto Wine bottles for perfect dinner pairing. Very fresh, cooked by the owner in front of you at that moment.
PRICE RANGE
US$7 - US$26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Cafe, Mediterranean, Italian, Pizza, European, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi, Table Service, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Title says it all - went there more than once.good pizza napoletana and caprese salad. Relaxing environment. Friendly staff good service.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 29 September 2021 via mobile

It's a nice little restaurant with very good food. The staff is very friendly. The best restaurant I have been in Panama City.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 10 February 2020 via mobile

Cute little corner restaurant. The food portions were filling and food came out quick and hot. The flavor was great as well. Definitely give this place a shot when in Casco Viejo. The service was a little iffy...

Date of visit: February 2020
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calicantopty, Dueño at Calicanto Trattoria - Cocina Italiana, Pizza & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2020

Thanks Carrie! We hope you come back soon.

Reviewed 10 February 2020

Small quaint location in old Panama! Loved their signature pizza the Calicanto! Service was good too! Highly recommend!

Date of visit: January 2020
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calicantopty, Dueño at Calicanto Trattoria - Cocina Italiana, Pizza & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2020

Thanks Donna for your comment.

Reviewed 1 February 2020

My wife and I ate at Calicanto during a short visit to Casco Viejo. We were not disappointed. I had the ravioli as recommended by the chef. It was very flavorful and cooked perfectly. The portion was not huge, but I wasn't very hungry so...that wasn't a problem. My wife had the amatriciana, which was outstanding - very well spiced but not overpoweringly so. Both dishes were served with a large slice of garlic bread which was tasty and chewy. These folks are also known for their pizzas, which we did not try. The restaurant is small and seats 25-30 people total, so reservations are a good idea (although it was pretty empty when we arrived Friday at 6 PM). Casco Viejo is a tough place to navigate, so a phone with mapping software will save you some time finding the place. Happy dining!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Calicanto P, Propietario at Calicanto Trattoria - Cocina Italiana, Pizza & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2020

Hi Jim, thank you very much for your comment. We hope you visit us soon so you can try our delicious pizzas :)

Reviewed 28 January 2020 via mobile

If you are craving a great pizza with a great crust and flavor, you can't miss this place. My husband and I had a salad and 12" pizza and we were not disappointed at all. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone for a...nice pizza in Panama City.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Calicanto P, Propietario at Calicanto Trattoria - Cocina Italiana, Pizza & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2020

Thank you for your visit. We hope you come back soon :)

Reviewed 2 January 2020 via mobile

Very good food, not touristic, not big but the food was delicious. The pizza and panini was delicious as well as the Greek and Burratta salads. Definitely recommend this gem.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Calicanto P, Propietario at Calicanto Trattoria - Cocina Italiana, Pizza & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2020

Thank you for your visit

Reviewed 15 December 2019 via mobile

We were in old town Panama for a few days and were craving Italian and this place popped up on a google search, a google review said best pizza ever so of course we are going. Best Pizza ever , seriously this little quaint place...had a fantastic pepperoni pizza and we shared a burrata salad which was also delicious and finished off this perfect meal with a local beer. The menu is in Spanish with no translation so be prepared .More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Calicanto P, Propietario at Calicanto Trattoria - Cocina Italiana, Pizza & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2020

Thank you for your visit :) We will be working on a translated online version of the menu soon.

Reviewed 1 December 2019

I consider myself a bit of a pizza aficionado. It makes up a large part of my diet and I have been fortunate to experience pizza all over the world in my travels, including in Rome and Sicily. I don’t want to get your hopes...too high but Calicanto produces a very quality pie. I must mention that I am also a bit of a purist and almost always get a Margarita (cheese) pizza. The chef at Calicanto clearly knows what he is doing. The pizzas are cooked to perfection with a light crisp to the crust (which you could enjoy on its own) along with just a bit of flop. The mozzarella and Parmesan used is of high quality but isn’t overpowering and not too salty, which is a cheap way to make a pizza seemingly taste better. It’s attention to detail that really puts this pizza into the exceptional category. I think I could eat it daily. I hope you enjoy as much as I did.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Calicanto P, Propietario at Calicanto Trattoria - Cocina Italiana, Pizza & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2020

Brian thank you for your comments, we love what we do! Hope see you soon again

Reviewed 3 August 2019 via mobile

We red the recomendations here at Trip advisor. And what can we say...it was as ist was described. We had a Pizza, Caesar salad and as a starter a mix of bruscetta! Everything was so so good :) freshmade, open kitchen, Great Pizza coming from...the oven! Highly recommend this Place :) Will Go here definetly again!!!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Hola Cesar. Nos encontramos trabajando para cumplir las solicitudes de nuestros clientes. Pronto estaremos anunciando nuevos opciones de platos Gluten Free. Saludos
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Yes, Calicanto Trattoria - Cocina Italiana, Pizza & Cafe offers takeout services.

Calicanto Trattoria - Cocina Italiana, Pizza & Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5