Restaurants

Top Choice Emilian in Parma

Ristorante Cocchi

You'll need to venture across the river to Oltretorrente for a traditional Parmigiano experience untainted by the city's influx of culinary tourism. Classy yet unpretentious, father and son duo Corrado and Daniele C…
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…
Gelato in Parma

Ciacco Lab

This experimental farm-to-table gelataria wants nothing to do with additives, preservatives, hydrogenated vegetable oils, added fats or starches, and works directly with Emilian producers to concoct ace flavours. Th…
Osteria in Parma

Osteria dello Zingaro

Hidden behind the cathedral is this local favourite, a modern bistro clinging to traditional ways. It's most famous for its horse meat (a Parma speciality), but you can also indulge in superb regional classics like …
Emilian in Parma

Officina Alimentare Dedicata

Fiercely local and organic, this all-women owned and operated farm-to-table bistro is on to something special: their primi menu offers tortelli priced per piece (€1) to avoid food waste. That means you can go for an…
Modern Italian in Parma

Borgo 20

A father-son team has taken over from a formerly starred Michelin chef at this wonderful contemporary bistro in the city centre, but the concept – and, more importantly, the food – hasn't skipped a beat. The team co…
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 …
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 ravioli (pasta pockets stuffed wit…
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…