La Vespa - The Restaurant Panama
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La Vespa

La Vespa

Both restaurants, La Vespa Vista Mare and La Vespa Trattoria Italiana are part of the ambitious gastronomic project led by Bella Holdings Group. These two exclusive Italian restaurants have become a standard of quality with great influence from the Mediterranean and a unique atmosphere that goes hand in hand with the lifestyle and expectations of demanding guests.

La Vespa Ristorante Vista Mare is a distinctive restaurant that allows you to live an unparalleled gastronomic experience due to its privileged location facing the Bay of Panama. In its wide spaces, contemporary contrasts with modern touches and simple style provide a multisensory experience that seeks to seduce the diner’s palate through authentic Italian and Mediterranean cuisine with international flavors.

Its proposal is recognized for the fresh preparations of fish and seafood, together with a wide variety of homemade pasta, cuts of meat of the best quality, salads, risottos, pizzas, and the chef’s outstanding suggestions.

This restaurant offers a multifaceted atmosphere and is the ideal place to organize social events, corporate parties, weddings, baptisms, and much more since it has two spaces to accommodate large groups.

From its privileged terrace, it is possible to enjoy a refreshing cocktail on a summer afternoon, while the sunset on the horizon plays with its wonderful shades of colors impressing everyone.

La Vespa Trattoria Italiana, the precursor of La Vespa Vista Mare, is an authentic Italian restaurant rooted in purely Mediterranean cuisine where the passion for the typical “come a casa” preparation is reflected in each dish featured in the menu.

This true Italian Trattoria walks through classic dishes of this popular gastronomy and each of its regions where cuisine and passion for good food are considered a cultural heritage.

La Vespa Trattoria Italiana is the living representation of the Italian lifestyle resulting from a mixture of elements: exceptional cuisine based on the freshest products on the market, an effervescent atmosphere with live music, and incomparable attention that will make you come back for more. 

Each dish seeks to enhance the typical flavors of a country where food itself is an art, always seeking to guarantee a unique gastronomic experience. To start, the chef’s suggestion is a table of rustic antipasti with mozzarella cheese, ham, salami, and various pickles. It can always be complemented with a delicious focaccia.

The fresh pasta and pizzas are dishes that you should not miss out. The key to their delicious pizza lies in the dough. The “Tricolore” pizza with Serrano ham, arugula, and Parmesan cheese, or the conventional “Vespa” with sausage, blue cheese, and a touch of spice, are the suggestions within the extensive menu of options.

These two restaurants have become the meeting point for Italians in Panama, working hand in hand with the Embassy and the Italian Charity Society, as well as all those who want to come and enjoy an excellent atmosphere and unique style that will make you feel like you are in Italy, right in the heart of Panama City.

Each of these restaurants welcomes you to explore Italian gastronomy, starting this journey with a classic Aperol Spritz in the best “Dolce Vita” style.

The Vespa Vista Mare is in the former Trump Tower (current JW Marriott Hotel). Open from Monday to Sunday from noon to 11 pm. For reservations, call +507 6550-7232 or visit and follow them at @la_vespa_vistamare.

La Vespa Trattoria Italiana is located in Obarrio, Magna Corp Building. Open Monday through Sunday from noon to 11 pm. For reservations, call +507 6550-7232 and follow them at @la_vespa_obarrio.