Top 10 restaurants in Parma, Italy

December 20, 2017 Stefan Strunk

Best known for its incredibly edible contributions to world gastronomy (especially parmigiano cheese and Parma ham), Parma has also been revered by opera lovers (who flock to its Teatro Regio) since the days of Verdi, who was born in nearby Roncole. Parma’s many historic sights include the 11th-century cathedral and its baptistry. Begun in the 12th century, it's considered one of medieval Europe’s most important buildings for its straddling of the Romanesque and Gothic architecture periods.
Things to do in Parma

1. Ristorante Cocchi

Viale Antonio Gramsci 16, 43126, Parma, Italy Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +39 0521 981990
Excellent
52%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 964 reviews

Ristorante Cocchi

Reviewed By Pieter D - Brussels, Belgium

We had a very nice diner here, with traditional Italian food, nice service and a great wine list. Do not go if you want modern or contemporary fare, waiters younger than 50 or any music. Do go if you settle for home-made pasta, empty iconic wine bottles on the shelf and Italian-English smiles of the staff.

2. Trattoria Ai Due Platani

Strada Budellungo 104/A, 43123, Parma, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 0521 645626
Excellent
61%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Trattoria Ai Due Platani

Reviewed By Jimmywoody

On a trip which didn't have a single bad meal, this didn't disappoint. Recommended by the B&B owners, this is very traditional, not fancy and tasted great. Freshly made pasta. Great local wine. Rude not to go frankly! Best to reserve a table. Relax and enjoy - particularly the very first Lambrussco on the menu - as recommended by the waiter. Torteli with pumpkin divine. Lamb shin delicious and rich. Ice-cream hand made on the premises on the day and served at your table - try to leave some space!

3. Al Tramezzo

Via Alberto del Bono 5/B, 43123, Parma, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 0521 487906
Excellent
69%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 651 reviews

Al Tramezzo

Reviewed By carlosmp - Rio de Janeiro, RJ

Father and son run this very nice restaurant in Parma. Informal but up to date and elegant décor, the staff does everything to help and satisfy the customer. Rich, tasteful and classicsl Parma food, as well as seafood option as fresh as the same day. Good list of wines, one really feels almost at home. Bravo!

4. Ristorante Angiol D'Or

Vicolo Scutellari 1 | Piazza Duomo, 43121, Parma, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +39 0521 282632
Excellent
51%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 752 reviews

Ristorante Angiol D'Or

Reviewed By Pasquale P - Parma, Italy

I always thought of this place as a posh, expensive restaurant with average food. I was wrong!!!! The food is excellent, its presentation top, outstanding service (not too friendly, not too formal), great location and very reasonable prices. If you are Italian it's mid-level expensive, if you are a foreigner especially from US or Northern Europe it's a bargain. Let's say 40 euro/piece with wine. But, again, I had a great meal in a very nice ambiance with proper service and presentation.

5. Ristorante La Forchetta

Borgo San Biagio 6d, 43121, Parma, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$220 - HK$447 +39 0521 208812
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Ristorante La Forchetta

La Forchetta" restaurant is situated in the heart of the old town centre of Parma, in one of the most beautiful and oldest buildings in the city, just a few steps from the Duomo and the Battistero. It is family-run and offers the finest of Parmesan cuisine as well as fish dishes, accompanied by the best wines. Tortelli stuffed with spinach and pumpkin, duchessa di Parma, braised veal cheeks, fish crudité, scallops in a salt and pepper crust, lobster tagliolini, tuna steaks and Catalan salad, are just a sample of the variety of our menu. Our bread and pasta are all home-made in the old-fashioned way and we are particularly careful in our choice of ingredients. It is also possible to eat outside. A visit to La Forchetta means enjoying a moment of pleasure, a delight to the taste buds, in the city of taste and fine cuisine!

Reviewed By kattyukres - uk res

Lovely staff and great food.....the best in N Italy. We had a lovely lunch with a selection of local meats, green pasta and salami, and aubergines. The wines were good and the desserts imaginative.

6. Salumeria Garibaldi

Strada Giuseppe Garibaldi 42, 43125, Parma, Italy Takeout, Serves Alcohol Italian, Mediterranean Lunch +39 0521 235606
Excellent
68%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 217 reviews

Salumeria Garibaldi

Reviewed By njv9 - Piraeus, Greece

What to comment on first? The quality of everything in there? The vast variety (you don't know what to choose - you simply can't have everything in a single go)? The courtesy of the staff? Just go, see, eat and then go back and repeat...

7. Carpe Diem

Via D'Azeglio 69, Parma, Italy Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 0521 237837
Excellent
78%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 284 reviews

Carpe Diem

Reviewed By Marina G

If you want to eat an amazing kebab made with handmade bread this is your place! The sauces are amazing and the sweets too! Sahid is always smiling and friendly. The local is little but there are some standing tables.

8. Pepen

Borgo Sant'Ambrogio 2, 43121, Parma, Italy Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch +39 0521 282650
Excellent
66%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Pepen

Reviewed By Adam C

Me and my friends stopped off at Parma and decided to try this place based on the reviews, it didn't disappoint. It's crazy busy so you need to wait around 10 minutes but they were the best Sandwich we had ever had. If in Parma you must try this place

9. Pizzeria L'isola Del Gusto

Via Luigi Vigotti 5 | Traversa Via Lanfranco, 43126, Parma, Italy Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Pizza, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +39 388 151 4151
Excellent
59%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 172 reviews

Pizzeria L'isola Del Gusto

Reviewed By Emma N

This restaurant is a true hidden gem! Everything was outstanding, we had seafood which all were so fresh and gougeosly cooked as well as the very friendly and attentive service and great wine recommendation! Can nothing but highly recommend this small restaurant to anyone that enjoys seafood and a nice ambience. Thanks for making last night on our Parma visit great! If returning to Parma we will be back!

10. Vecchie Maniere Birreria Parmigiana

Borgo Pier Antonio Bernabei 40/A, 43125, Parma, Italy Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi Italian, Brew Pub, Bar, Fast Food, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 264 reviews

Vecchie Maniere Birreria Parmigiana

Reviewed By Ram1975 - Delhi

Nice small brewery and the beers are good, worth the walk
40/a their Signature Beer is refreshing and aptly named after their address, I think!!..
Tried several varieties and all are fresh and you can also nibble on the complimentary Sandwich and chips and nachos which are kept on the entrance
Happy Beering!!

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