Where to Eat and Drink in Parma, Italy

You all know by now that the best way to learn about a culture is through food. I’ve said time and time again, that when you arrive at a new destination, one of the best gifts you can give yourself is a market-to-table cooking class. At the very least, I hope you are signing up for food tours. What better way to get a delicious bite out of the places you go? These adventures give you a casual setting where you can ask all those trip questions you still have – most importantly, where the locals go for food and drink.

Today, I want to take you on a delightful journey through the historic streets of Parma, a city famed not just for its architectural splendor but also for its profound culinary traditions. Why visit Parma if not for its food?

Sensory delights abound

I’m led by my senses through Parma’s streets towards the numerous specialty shops and eateries. I’ll happily sample a proffered chunk of Parmesan cheese, and a succulent slice of Prosciutto before I decide on my final purchase. Next stop, would be to take a seat on a piazza or at a sidewalk cafe for a robust glass of wine. Ah, la dolce vita! This is Italy at its best.

parma food guide

So, now that you know that you really can’t go wrong with the gastronomic delights of Parma, you may still have that burning question of where to eat and drink in Parma. I’m here to offer some suggestions and you can feel free to add any of your own in the comments.

Our top 10 Best places for where to eat and drink in Parma

1. Birrificio Gregorio – Birra & Schiaccia

Our gastronomic adventure begins at Birrificio Gregorio, a celebrated brewpub where craft beer lovers unite. Enjoy a pint of the finest local brew paired with schiacciata, a deliciously crisp flatbread that embodies the simplicity and flavor of Emilia-Romagna.

2. Osteria dei Servi

A few steps away, Osteria dei Servi captures the essence of Parma’s culinary soul. This quaint eatery serves up a menu brimming with homemade pasta and traditional dishes that transport you to the heart of Italian dining traditions.

3. Trattoria Del Tribunale

Known for its lively atmosphere and delectable offerings, Trattoria Del Tribunale is a cornerstone for those wondering where to eat and drink in Parma. Here, each dish from pasta to seafood is a tribute to Italy’s rich culinary history.

4. Mama Mia – Bottega & Piaceri

For a taste of local produce and artisanal crafts, Mama Mia – Bottega & Piaceri offers a wonderful selection of cheeses, meats, and fresh pasta. It’s both a shop and a café where the charm and flavor of Parma are packed to take home.

Osteria Dello Zingaro
Osteria Dello Zingaro

5. Osteria Dello Zingaro

Next, Osteria Dello Zingaro provides a cozy backdrop for enjoying regional cuisine. Indulge in dishes that are steeped in tradition yet presented with a modern touch, reflecting the city’s gastronomic diversity.

6. Pizzeria Ristorante La Bottega della Pizza Parma

At La Bottega della Pizza, experience the art of pizza making where each pie is a masterpiece of flavors, made with locally sourced ingredients and a lot of passion.

Parma Pizzaria Bottega della Pizza
Pizzeria Ristorante La Bottega della Pizza Parma

7. Il Trovatore

This is an integral part of the Let’s Eat Parma tour. Il Trovatore offers an immersive dining experience that showcases the best of Parma’s regional cuisine. It’s a perfect example of why this city is celebrated across the culinary world.

il trovatore
Il Trovatore

8. Ciacco for Ice Cream

No culinary tour is complete without dessert, and at Ciacco Lab, you can enjoy an array of gelato flavors that are as inventive as they are delightful.

9. Vineria Giramondo

End your day with a visit to Vineria Giramondo, where a selection of local and international wines awaits. It’s the ideal place to unwind and savor the flavors of your culinary journey.

10. Enoteca Tabarro and Winebar Da Marco

Finally, Enoteca Tabarro and Winebar Da Marco offer a relaxed setting to explore Italian wines. These venues are perfect for reflecting on a day spent discovering where to eat and drink in Parma.

In Parma, every corner tells a story, and every meal is a celebration of centuries-old traditions. Now that you are armed with where to eat and drink in Parma, I hope that you will add this delicious destination to your bucket list.

Through our Let’s Eat Parma tour, we invite you to not just dine, but to savor and live the authentic Italian culinary experience. Follow us for more insights and tour details on Instagram @‌_letseattheworld and YouTube @‌letseattheworld. Join us as we discover Parma, one bite at a time!

For more culinary delights in the heart of Parma, Italy, join our Let’s Eat Parma culinary holiday for food and travel lovers .

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