Panama: Athens Pizza

Athens Pizza is a casual restaurant with several locations in the city. The menu consists of pizza, of course, and some Greek selections. Don’t expect fancy Greek dishes here. This is the perfect spot for a quick lunch, or an inexpensive dinner out with friends.

Out of all the restaurants in Panama, I always find myself coming back to Athens Pizza. They use fresh, good quality ingredients. The food is simple, straight forward, and delicious.

Your best bets are their Greek specialties: Pita tzatziki, Ladopsomo, Pita Pantufla, and their specialty pizzas. What I love most is that their dishes include delicious Mediterranean ingredients: different types of olives, Greek cheeses, oregano, roasted proteins, Greek yogurt, and excellent Greek olive oil (which they also have for sale).

Here are some of my favorite dishes:

Spiced Iced Tea–Unsweetened black tea steeped with star anise, served with fresh lemons on the side. Make sure to add plenty of lemon juice. Literally, not everyone’s cup of tea. I love the slight bitterness and spice notes.

Ladopsomo–Traditionally, ladopsomo is a fried bread. Here it is toasted pita bread topped with tomatoes, grated cheese, shredded chicken, kalamata olives, and tzatziki.

Pita Pantufla–Pita bread topped with tomatoes, melted cheese, artichokes, chicken, oregano, olive oil, peperoncini, and tzatziki.

Pizza de Pollo Especial–Chicken, cheese, onions, mushrooms, green olives, olive oil, and oregano.

Pizza Ateniense–Ham, pepperoni, mushrooms, green olives, onions, tomato, garlic, anchovies, oregano, and olive oil.

Athens Pizza Locations
(Call ahead for hours of operation)

Obarrio
Calle 57, Edificio Rocris, Planta Baja
223-1464

Calle 50
Calle 50 y Calle Uruguay
265-4637

El Dorado
Centro Comercial Aventura Mall, Avenida Ricardo J. Alfaro
260-3333

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Author: onevanillabean

I have loved cooking and baking since I was 5 years old. It was the one activity that I would share with all my extended family. Like most people, I love traveling. I love visiting the markets, exploring unknown ingredients, and bringing them back home with me for inspiration. I find that recipes with simple and pure ingredients yield the best results.

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