Mamma mia, that’s-a spicy meat ball-a!

At the suggestion of one of the Chiriquí Chatter readers, today’s Sunday lunch took us north, up Boquete way, to a restaurant called Papa Ricco’s.

When you walk into the restaurant you are transported into a piece of New York that has been moved to Boquete, Chiriquí Panama. I loved the colorfully painted walls with many photos of papa Ricco’s past history in the business of feeding people Italian pastas and pizzas.

Here is Papa Ricco shoving some of his pizza into his specially built oven.

Let’s take a look at the menu. It is pretty simple. A little pizza, one size only and a little pasta.

While you are waiting on the food, you get to try out some of Papa Ricco’s special garlic and Parmesan cheese rolls.

When the food came out, no one was disappointed. The first order was a Eggplant Parmesan. I tried it and it gets two thumbs up.

Another ordered meat lasagna. I tried it and it also gets two thumbs up.

I had to order pizza, so I ordered Italian Pizza. It was more than one person can eat, but I knew I could take it home.

The pizza is a good pizza.

I am the only one that brought any food home. Every other person’s plate looked like this.

After the main course, they brought out some pastry. Just a hint of anise made this a special way to end the meal.

Coming from David, you will find Papa Ricco’s on the right side of the road, north of Los Molinos.

This was a fun restaurant to visit. A little bit of New York in Boquete. Who’d a thought?

I enjoyed my time there and think you will too. Tell Papa Ricco you heard about him on Chiriquí Chatter.

14 thoughts on “Mamma mia, that’s-a spicy meat ball-a!

  1. My wife and I live across the road from Papa Ricos, and enjoy it very much. Currently I am working in England, but I look forward to Papa Ricco’s when I get home.

  2. Hi Don. Thanks for dropping by Chiriqui and taking the time to leave a comment. Being in England, I am sure you must be wanting some good food for a change. 🙂

  3. That will be my next stop when I visit my mom in December. My nephews and I love good pizza. I took them to Hotel Nacional last time, but I was not impressed anymore. Thanks.

  4. Don please let me know about any in country tours ,my husband and I would love to go on one just dont know of any we are new here.
    Thank you
    ps how do I get some wheat flouer?

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