Last update: June 13, 2024.

Where to eat in Parma (local cuisine and restaurants)

The city of Parma can be considered the cradle of Italian cuisine. Entire museums are dedicated to food here! What's more, the European Food Safety Authority is located in Parma. But, of course, it's better, not to just look at food, but to try it! In such a capital city of taste, as Parma is, restaurants are particularly hospitable and original dishes are plentiful!

The most famous dishes of Parma

  • Meats: ham (prosciutto), salami, culatello di Zibello. Usually served as an antipasto together with fried cake;
  • Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, famous throughout the world;
  • Various types of tortellini or ravioli with different fillings; risotto and tagliatelle.
Cold Cuts: Parma ham and salami in a refuge Lagdei in the 100 lakes park, Italy
Cold Cuts: Parma ham and salami in a refuge Lagdei in the 100 lakes park
Parma ham and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese at La Filoma restaurant, Italy
Parma ham and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese at La Filoma restaurant

When you get to Parma, forget fast-food! Visit one of the local restaurants and try the dishes of Parma. Keep in mind that restaurants in Parma are usually open from 12pm to 3pm and from 7pm to 11-11.30pm, as is traditional in Italy. Below you will find a map where the best restaurants of Parma are marked.

The most famous restaurants in Parma

Sandwiches from Pepèn

Sandwich bar Pepèn, Parma, Italy
Sandwich bar Pepèn


low (about 6 euros).

It's not a restaurant, but they make the most famous and the best sandwiches in Parma! Their special sandwich is undoubtedly the Spaccaballe Roast (roast pork, mayonnaise, ketchup, lettuce, tomatoes, chili and of course bread), much loved by tourists and local residents alike.

Address: Borgo Sant'ambrogio, 2, Parma.

Phone: +39 0521282650.

Hours: 8.30am - 7.30pm. Closed on Sunday and Monday.

Bomber sandwich in Clinica del Panino (da Walter), Parma, Italy
Bomber sandwich in Clinica del Panino (da Walter)


low (about 4-6 euros).

More than 100 types of sandwiches! Delectable choices and there is always somewhere to sit. We would highly recommend eating here at least once. When it comes to the question “Which sandwich should I choose” you will find the most requested in the section “Super carré”.

Address: Borgo Palmia, 2, Parma.

Phone: +39 0521206309.

Hours: 9am - 11pm. Closed on Sundays.

La Forchetta

La Forchetta Restaurant, Parma, Italy
La Forchetta Restaurant



In the heart of Parma, in one of the most ancient buildings of the city close to Piazza del Duomo, you will find La Forchetta, offering quality, elegance and classic local dishes, all of which are the characteristics of this excellent eatery.

Address: Borgo S. Biagio, 6, Parma.

Phone: +39 0521208812.

Hours: Noon - 3.30pm and 7pm - Midnight. Closed on Tuesdays.

La Filoma

La Filoma Restaurant, Parma, Italy
La Filoma Restaurant



The oldest restaurant in Parma, opened in 1915, is located fifty meters from the Piazza del Duomo. Tourists are very attracted by the environment at Filoma: classy interiors with classic furniture. Charlie Chaplin dined here often when he visited Parma.

Address: Borgo XX Marzo, 15, Parma.

Phone: +39 0521206181.

Hours: 12.30pm - 3.30pm and 7pm - 11pm. Closed on Wednesdays.

Trattoria Corrieri, Parma, Italy
Trattoria Corrieri



The Trattoria owes its name to the “couriers” who stopped here frequently even back in Napoleon's time in 1800. It is very comfortable and cozy with fairly affordable prices and exclusively local food.

Address: Strada Conservatorio, 1, Parma.

Phone: +39 0521234426.

Hours: Noon - 3.30pm and 7pm - 10.30pm. Open seven days.

Trattoria del Tribunale

Trattoria del Tribunale, Parma, Italy
Trattoria del Tribunale



In the heart of the city, in a stone building with a very chic and pleasant atmosphere, at the Trattoria del Tribunale they serve local cuisine with fresh products from local farms.

Address: Vicolo Politi, 5, Parma.

Phone: +39 0521285527.

Hours: Noon - 3pm and 7pm - 11pm. Open seven days.

Map of the best restaurants of Parma

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