Forewarning, it is not recommended to read this article on an empty stomach. We will be talking about pizza and lots of it! Panama City has a great restaurant scene and loads of pizza restaurants. It was difficult to narrow it down to ten, but we’ve done it here. Included will be sit down restaurants, mom and pop shops, and the best pizza chains in the city. Sit back, relax, and discover the 10 best pizza restaurants in Panama City.
Katane Speedy Pizza
This neighborhood pizza joint is an El Cangrejo favorite. Katane kicks off our list for its delicious, no-nonsense pizza that is best for taking home and sharing. There are two locations, one in El Cangrejo and one in San Francisco.
Katane is authentic Italian pizza with fresh ingredients and toppings. You’ll have a selection of 12 delicious varieties to choose from and their menu also features calzones, pasta, and their famous arancini. For a quick-and-easy solution for delicious pizza, that’s Katane!
This elegant Italian restaurant serves up some of the best pizza in the city. In addition to great pizza, the ambience in Botánica is spectacular. The inside is filled with plants and the outside is enclosed by a beautiful greenhouse.
There are also a host of other delicious food options and a large collection of infusions and teas. We suggest going here with friends or loved ones for a nice evening outing. You will not be disappointed with the experience.
Perhaps the most famous on our list is Restaurante Napoli. This massive fortress of Italian gastronomy has been around since 1962, and rightfully deserves a spot on the list of the best pizza.
Here you’ll taste pizza inspired by the flavors and tradition of Napoli. The restaurant is located in Obarrio and is perfect for an evening outing or lunch. Make sure to read the fascinating history of this restaurant and try some authentic Italian dishes.
Calicanto Trattoria – Cocina Italiana, Pizza & Cafe
If you’d like to eat some amazing pizza, head to Calicanto Trattoria. This pizza is light, fluffy, and tends to be on the doughier side if that’s your thing! The closest thing to Chicago-style pizza on the list.
It also has a varied menu with many pizzas, calzones, pasta, stuffed pasta, entrees and salads. Located in the heart of Casco Viejo, Trattoria is a great place for any time of the day. The inside is a bit small, however, so make sure to call ahead for a reservation during peak hours.
Another Panamanian favorite is Pizzería Fratelli. The style, while authentically Italian, caters more for thin and crispy pizza lovers. You may be tempted to try one of their incredibly delicious plates of pasta as well.
Fratelli is located in the friendly neighborhood of San Francisco. They also are dog friendly and have a patio to enjoy the breezy evenings of Panama City. The ambience may be best for date night or a small group of friends.
Our first pizza chain on the list is Barrio Pizza and its Neapolitan style. Known for its modern bohemian atmosphere, this is an awesome place to fix your pizza craving. Four locations are spread across the city in the neighborhoods of Marbella, El Dorado, Costa Del Este, and Via Porras.
The menu features loads of unique options like “The Serious Pizza”, with toppings of Salami, Chombo pepper, and Spicy Honey. Barrio pizza is a no-brainer on our list of best pizza restaurants in Panama City.
Ciao Bella Pizza
Ciao Bella is a beautiful restaurant with friendly wait staff and all-around delicious food. The pizza is no exception! Thin & crispy pizzas are the Ciao Bella speciality and this is a great place for an evening outing with family or friends.
You can find the sole location in the heart of San Francisco, one of Panama City’s best local neighborhoods. From the ambience to the food options, Ciao Bella is a refined restaurant worthy of a spot on our list.
Pizza is love
Pizza is love is a charismatic restaurant with some truly great pizzas. It’s reminiscent of a gastropub given the great selection of drinks, delicious food options, and trendy ambience. With plenty of large tables, this is also a fantastic place for a birthday or celebration.
Here is another restaurant located in San Francisco. We recommend going for dinner on a weekend night for the best possible experience. Grab a drink, order some pizza, and you won’t be disappointed!
When making a list of the best pizza restaurants in Panama City, it wouldn’t be right without Pizzeria Sorrento. This classic Italian favorite has been operating in Panama since 1969. Today it continues to preserve its original recipes in addition to its wood-fired ovens, a characteristic that gives it the authentic flavor of Neapolitan pizza and a special touch to its baked dishes.
The inside will make you feel right at home. No fancy lights, tables, or decor. Simply a classic Italian establishment that’s a great place to take the family. The restaurant also features a private room for parties of up to 28 people. Yet another San Francisco neighborhood favorite.
Casa Stizzoli – Gastroteca Italiana
The last spot on our list is dedicated to Casa Stizzoli – Gastroteca Italiana. This charming restaurant has a large menu, a lovely atmosphere, and of course incredible pizza! Reviews rave about the service here as well.
Casa Stizzoli pays tremendous attention to the finest of details. It shows in their food presentation and flavors. While the pizza is remarkable, it’s a must to try some of their pasta dishes as well. There is one location in Panama which can be found in San Francisco.
Well, there you have it! In no particular order, the 10 best pizza restaurants in Panama City. We hope you find the time to try all of these fantastic restaurants. When you do, let us know what you think!