VERONA Pizza & Pasta

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UPDATE February 7, 2014: As seen in this updated post, the new hours are 11AM to 11 PM seven days a week.

The other day, when I was in Galeria Porto Fino, Melisa told me I had to try the new pizza restaurant across the parking lot from her store in Chiriquí Center. Click HERE for a GOOGLE map.

Never one to pass up the opportunity for pizza I tried it not once but twice over the next few days.

I did find it to be good pizza. In fact, it is the first I have found that competes with the pizza I liked when Pino had Popeyes. It is thin crust and the flavors were very good.

IMG_0874The restaurant is new, very clean, open, friendly, and with plenty of space for a large group. There is also very good parking!

My iPhone battery died, so some of the photos were taken with Lilliam’s Android (i.e. not very good photos).

One thing I liked about the restaurant is that you can watch everything being prepared. You don’t have to worry about the cleanliness of the kitchen. You see everything.

IMG_0878Let me introduce you to Nora and Paula, who will take your order and make you feel welcome. If you stop in, tell them that Chiriquí Chatter sent you.

Chef Franco has his diploma from Pizza school in Italy. Hey, you can’t get more Italian than that. He had a Pizzeria in Albrook in Panama City for a couple years and found he didn’t like living in PC and got smart and moved to Chiriquí. Lucky for us!

IMG_0879While we were there, Chef Franco was just finishing up some loaves of bread. I took one loaf home and have had it for breakfast for the last couple of days. Watch for it, there might be fresh bread when you go too.

Over two days we tried a medium sized pizza, a small pizza, salads, a ham and cheese sandwich, and a lasagna. All got high marks. They are only closed on Monday, so it is now on my Sunday list of restaurants. 730-5984 is the business number if you want to order ahead of time.

Photos of all dishes follow.

17 thoughts on “VERONA Pizza & Pasta

  1. Definitely agree Don Ray. Especially because I haven’t run across another thin crust pizza place (other then Domino’s of which I am not a fan) here in David.

  2. If you are talking about Sports bars, I can’t recommend any because I haven’t been to any. VERONA did have TVs. I bet TGI Friday’s will have it going and there are tons of TVs there.

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