Frank's Place

Frank's Place

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Hours
Sun
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Details
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CUISINES
Italian, American, Fusion, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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Does this restaurant serve Tuscan food?
About
Italian, Our Way
CUISINES
Italian, American, Fusion, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles143 reviews
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Johann S
Panama City6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 none
We went to this new themes restaurant by chance and were positively surprised. It's Italo-American, and a lot of effort went into period decoration and stadd uniforms, Al Capone style. It works! The staff went out of their way to accomodate every wish, everyone was super friendly, the food was really nice, they manage to somehow give a special twist to well known food items. The signature cocktails are really good, Apple Mojito and Limoncello Margarita very recommended. Very kids-friendly. There is a happy hour 4pm to pm on weekdays, as well as 10pm to 12pm, if I recall correctly, with lots of promotions, and live music on saturday evenings. Prices are fair for Costa del Este even without promotions. There are lots of restaurants in Costa del Este but this one has a special touch that will have us coming back really soon. Highly recoimmended.
Written 6 March 2022
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matthew d
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 none
They really capture the NY/Chicago/50s-60s nightclub vibe with live music on the weekends, the staff all in black with the white hats, bow ties, and suspenders. The service is first rate, and Angelo deserves special mention. He is professional, attentive, and really knows his stuff (menu, wines, etc). He is also friendly and entertaining, All in all you are in good hands with Angelo. The food is Italian American but with an imaginative touch. The Capresa Frita features fresh mozzarella lightly coated with panko breadcrumbs, fried, and served with slices of ripe tomato, arugula, and fresh basil leaves, finished with an orange/balsamic infusion. It was spot on, as was the Orechiette with Italian sausage and spinach in a light white wine cream sauce.
Written 6 March 2022
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Anamaria E
Panama City2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 family
The food was amazing, everyone was really happy with what they ordered. Nice wine selection to go with the meal. The host (Angelo) was really friendly, made great recommendations and was fun to talk with, had great stories to share. The rest of the staff were also very attentive and nice. For a moment it felt as if though we were back in the States; its rare to come across a restaurant in Panama that offers great food, reasonable pricing and excellent service.
Written 14 March 2022
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Michael 72
Panama21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 friends
From the moment you walk in you are taken back to the 1950 , the decor is beautiful, the service and attention you receive is top class. The food is absolutely amazing , from starters to mains to dessert every course is wonderfully presented and tastes outta this world. Thank you for a memorable evening.
Written 16 February 2022
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JS X
Bogota16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 none
Today I had the pleasure to visit this new restaurant in Costa del Este. Froom the moment you walk in you are greeted by a great team and the ambience takes you back to the 1960;s. The restaurant has a wide range of wines and cocktails as well as a great menu. The music is great and really goes with the place. I was able to interact with Angelo and Milton at the bar. The advise on food was great. I had the Fried Caprese and the Penne a la Vodka, it was delicious. If you wish to have a business meeting lunch or evening with family, friends or a special evening this is the place. If you live in Panama or are just passing through and have some time, visit this place.
Written 5 March 2022
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Guillaume K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
It's very rare that I feel compelled to write a positive review, but I was exceptionally pleased with my dining experience at Frank's Place. Our group of five was able to walk in without a reservation and were warmly welcomed by Angelo. The service from our server, Lisette, was excellent—efficient and professional. My glass of water was consistently refilled promptly without needing to request it. The food was delicious and impressive, the ambiance was lively with live music, the decor was stylish, the portions were generous, and the prices were very reasonable. There is nothing to criticize; it was a thoroughly enjoyable evening for myself and my group. I highly recommend Frank's Place. Guillaume from Canada
Written 25 May 2024
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Wendy L
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 family
It was a wonderful experience. Completely loved the restaurant's ambiance and decor. The service was impeccable. Our server Nayauth was very welcoming, she was attentive to our needs, explained the best options on the menu according to our preferences. I was also delighted to hear of the restaurant's history. The food here is absolutely delicious! Every dish we tried was bursting with flavor and cooked to perfection. “Hands down, some of the best food I've had recently. I highly recommend Frank's Place to anyone looking for a delicious Italian meal.
Written 3 April 2024
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GWN1960
Huntington214 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 family
Growing up in little Italy area of Toronto and living in NY - read reviews and my son and sister gave it a try ! For Panama this is great service and comfort with food being 4 out of 5. Chicken parm was too thick, not pounded down and overly breaded and somehow shaped into a rectangle, not a good omen. But tasted ok. Besides being too thick should have been served in a tomato sauce both under and some between the cheese and the cutlet. Breading could have used more flavor, pepper etc,,, tomato sauce was way too sweet not sure what was added but a heavy hand none the less. Caesar salad was better but creeds should have been graded or a better class of cheese should have been shaved on top sling with fresh ground pepper table side / should not have to ask for ground pepper also parmigiana could have been produced to make up for the lack of flavor with the current cheese source. I don’t fault the restaurant in some of these things because I’m not aware of what is actually available in PTY, but NY, Chi, Toronto, or Mia equivalent tasting dishes are still missing in action!
Written 3 July 2022
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kcarta
Austin38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 couples
This place is new to Costa del Este, and it is amazing. The service was friendly and attentive (Angelo, Abby and Elvis were all fantastic.) The decor is modern and warm. Most importantly the food is top notch. We each had a salad (delicious), split a pizza (flavorful and east coast style), and split eggplant parm. As a vegetarian, I have had countless orders of eggplant parm at countless restaurants in many countries. This is in the top two EVER. Just the right amount of breading (not too much, not too little), and perfectly seasoned. Highly recommend this place. Try it out!
Written 20 March 2022
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anne A
Durham322 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
This is a quirky Italian Restaurant, near the Westin Hotel. We walked over on our first night in Panama, for dinner. It's a strange combination of a diner like atmosphere with Italian food. The food was delicious. We had the chicken saltimboca and the orcheite pasta with sausage. We did not save room for desert, but they all looked so good!! The wine was not great - $12 for a small glass of so-so pinot grigio was unfortunate! However, the cocktail and beer menu looked good and seemed to be a better value. Our waiter was very nice and spoke English which was helpful. Overall a decent experience
Written 8 August 2023
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Frank L
St. George16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Our second night at Frank's for dinner. I had the Penne with Vodka with a Panama beer and my wife had the Funghi Risotto with Pino Grigio. Both were excellent and our server, Rodney Allen, was very attentive and made sure that our meal was the best that it could be. For dessert I had the Giardino de Cioccolato, again excellent. We finished with two cappuccinos. If you are ever in Panama City make sure that you have at least one meal at Frank's, you will not regret it. The prices are very reasonable and the food is excellent.
Written 23 February 2024
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AbroadAbility
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 friends
Hands down my new favorite Italian restaurant in Panama City. The food had all of us doing our yummy food dance in our seats and tried each other’s meals because each plate was so scrumptious. The team members that worked there were ever attentive, especially Liseth. She was extremely kind, gave us great recommendations, and took great care of us. I also love the restaurant’s decor. Kudos to the team working there.
Written 10 May 2024
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treasuresofpanama
Panama City12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
An amazing experience at one of Panama's classiest restaurants. The carpaccio was the most delicious dish I have ever had, and the service was beyond expectation. Excellent live music perfectly complemented the ambience, and I can't say enough about the drink options.
Written 23 February 2024
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Johnny123454321
Manchester1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
My friends and I happened upon Frank’s Place during our last night in Panama City, and what a delightful surprise it turned out to be! Located directly across the street from the Holiday Inn in the downtown financial district, this charming restaurant captured our hearts. 🍝 Lasagna de Carne: Let’s talk about the star of the show—the lasagna! It was hands down the best I’ve ever tasted. Each layer was a symphony of flavors, and I couldn’t get enough. 🎩 Angelo, the Maître d’: Angelo, with his engaging demeanor, regaled us with stories about the restaurant’s rich history and its original owner. His passion for Frank’s Place was contagious, and it added a personal touch to our dining experience. 🎨 Ambience and Layout: The restaurant’s ambiance was like stepping into a time capsule. It perfectly blended Italo-American vibes with period decorations and staff uniforms. The attention to detail was impressive! 👏 Outstanding Service: The staff went above and beyond to accommodate our wishes. Angelo, in particular, deserves a standing ovation for his professionalism and attentiveness. 💰 Reasonable Prices: And the best part? The prices were incredibly reasonable. Frank’s Place offers a gourmet experience without breaking the bank. 🌆 A Memorable End to Our Vacation: As we savored our meal, we couldn’t help but feel grateful for this culinary adventure. Frank’s Place was the perfect way to bid farewell to Panama City. If you’re in Panama City, don’t miss out on this hidden gem. Trust me—you’ll leave with a full heart and a satisfied palate. 🍽️❤️
Written 15 February 2024
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Marcia H
Panama153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 none
Three of us met there for an early dinner. Though they've only been open under 3 months, it was a pleasant experience with excellent customer service, particularly our waitress, Aby. Other waiters stopped by the table just to check all was good, though it was not their assigned table. The Manager, Maribel, also stopped by. I informed her I was to consider having a group event, and she was very amiable and accommodating to the idea. We were all pleased with our meals, desserts, and drinks. I highly recommend this spot!
Written 6 May 2022
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