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Antica Osteria della Ghiaia

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Borgo Paggeria 12, 43121, Parma, Italy
+39 0521 287930
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12:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch and the food was excellent. Simple food made from local ingredients. Clearly the staff were proud of their produce and were very helpful and friendly in their service. Would recommend for a casual meal.

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Thank Ian S
Northwich
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312 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This small restaurant is situated in a small street between the centre and the river. The atmosphere is relaxing and the staff are friendly and helpful. The cuisine is very local to this part of Emilia Romagna and the quality was excellent. It was also good value for both food and wine. We were the only non-Italians on the evening... More 

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Our first visit to Parma was very enjoyable with lunch in this restaurant being very memorable. The food was freshly cooked and very tasty. It was good value and we were very well looked after. It had a lovely atmosphere and we are happy to recommend it.

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Thank Frankie S
Wales
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168 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I feel all the good reviews are justified. The good is ok certainly not fine dining but not lower End either. Would I come here again probably not. Nothing wrong with it and the service is brilliant. But maybe not for me

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Thank ebass
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128 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Tried for lunch around 1pm on Saturday in September but the restaurant was full. Very helpful waitress made booking for later and we came back before 2 and were seated on an inside table. There was only one waitress covering front of house yet she was very efficient and made time to explain the menu. We shared an orange and... More 

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Thank priestfield
Townsville, Australia
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121 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

In a quiet street not far from Palazzo di Pilotta, this osteria serves unpretentious inexpensive traditional dishes with a smile. It also has an outdoor area and was perfect for a late lunch. Pasta and wine were both lovely and I watched the waitress go out of her way to ensure that everyone was satisfied. If i was in Parma... More 

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Thank Jo M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Our dinner at Antica Osteria della Ghiaia was an amazing and heartwarming experience. The food was superb, but simple. You can taste that there is good produce and it feels good, Italian comfort food at its best. The staff is really friendly and the ambiance is very cosy. One of the best meals I've had in Italy.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a quick lunch and found a warm welcome and great food. Had to wait a couple of minutes for a table during which our dog was brought a bread roll and some water! Was worth waiting for an excellent lunch of local food and wine. We really enjoyed the Parma ham and Vitelli tonnato and wished... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

It is neither chic, nor a guest-house, it is exactly what I wanted (I expected) from a typical Parma restaurant: Excellent products, good cousine, friendly staff, in the Emilia style.

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Thank Eveight
Milan, Italy
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I ate here with my girlfriend and a friend of us. We found a table without any reservation and we ordered a "tagliere with salumi and fried pie" and "erbette and ricotta cheese tortelli". They both were great and the owner has been friendly and professional. The atmosphere is fascinating. The only thing I didn't appreciate was the "double" "salumi... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borgo Paggeria 12, 43121, Parma, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Parma  >  Parma
  • Phone Number: +39 0521 287930

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?