Papa Ricco’s is gone and replaced with Mario’s Pizza. I think Papa Ricco’s real business was setting up pizza places and then selling them.
Mario’s is sort of Italy meets Philadelphia. The current menu is Pizza, Salad, and Philadelphia Cheese Steak. This is a new business and the wrinkles have not totally been worked out, but the quality is there and when people know about them, I think they will return for more.
One at out table ordered the Philadelphia Cheese Steak. It must have been good, because when I reached over to try a taste, I got a fork in the hand. (Just kidding) It will be what I try on my next visit because I love Philadelphia cheese steak.
I ordered a pepperoni pizza. I thought the flavor was much better than Papa Riccos and the crust was soooo much better than Papa Riccos. The crust is still not as good as Popeye’s in David, but I am willing to bet that this is by far the best pizza in the Boquete area.
Another ordered the vegetarian pizza and was happy with it.
Here is Mario and his lovely wife. By the way, they sell pizza by the slice.
They recently moved to Panama from Philadelphia. Stop in and welcome them to Panama and tell them you heard about them on Chiriquí Chatter.