Restaurants

Top Choice Trattoria in Parma

Trattoria del Tribunale

Run the gauntlet of ham slicers and waiters gouging lumps of parmigiano reggiano and settle in for a memorable meal. Start with a plate of Parma ham, proceed to the degustazione di tortelli (pasta pockets stuffed wi…
Osteria in Parma

Osteria dello Zingaro

Hidden behind the cathedral is this local favourite. It's most famous for its horse meat (a Parma speciality), but you can also indulge in superb regional classics like tortelli di erbette (spinach-and-parmesan-fill…
Modern Italian in Parma

Borgo 20

Chef Roberto Pongolini (Michelin-starred at his previous venture, La Cantinetta in Felino) recently downsized to create this wonderful contemporary bistro in the city centre, creating inventive culinary treats from …
Gastronomy in Parma

La Greppia

A legend in its own lunchtime (and dinnertime, come to that), La Greppia is hallowed ground for the kind of Emilia-Romagna gourmands who know their ragù from their bolognese. Sticking tradition and modernity in the …
Italian in Parma

Gallo d'Oro

Young camerieri (waiters) operate meat slicers, slide dexterously between tables and plonk down plates of ravioli and veal done all ways (all of them good) in the inauspiciously named ‘golden chicken’. Magazine cove…
Emilian in Parma

Osteria del Gesso

A familiar Italian story: family run restaurant, great local food, charming romantic interior, laid-back (OK, slow) service and bags of atmosphere and tradition. Like most Parma restaurants, Gesso doesn't play up to…
Sandwiches in Parma

Pepèn

Join the throngs of locals pouring into this buzzing little sandwich shop, where panini get piled high with prosciutto di Parma, cheeses and countless other tasty ingredients. After seven decades, it's a dearly belo…