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7 of the finest wine bars in Parma

Discover the best wine bars in Parma and try the locals’ favourite Italian wines. Why not visit Fidenza Village while you’re here?

By Fidenza Village

31 August 2023

Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Parma ham and fizzy Lambrusco wine: Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region is to thank for some of our favourite foods and drinks. In fact, the famed foodie spot is bursting with wine bars and restaurants for a delicious aperitif.

Parma Menu The Carpanese family – the minds behind Parma Menu – have operated in Parma since 1966 and this bustling branch brings a taste of their legendary hospitality to Fidenza Village. It’s perfectly placed for a well-timed pitstop while shopping – the carbonara comes highly recommended, and so too does its culatello with Parmesan, another regional speciality.

DON’T MISS: Torta Susanna – Parma’s delicious signature dessert – and pair with quality local wines from the highly regarded Luretta winery.

Signorvino In the heart of Fidenza Village, Signorvino follows the traditional wine bar formula, combining an extensive wine cellar with a kitchen. It’s a must-visit if you wish to purchase some of Italy’s best wines – there are more than 1,500 to choose from – or simply sip and savour a glass over a meal.

DON’T FORGET: The menu showcases the best of this famously foodie region, from cured meats and speciality cheeses to bounteous vegetables, pasta and mouth-watering desserts.

Enoteca Fontana Enoteca Fontana may be low-key but its wide range of wines by the glass makes this bustling city centre wine bar a serious destination for the wine-curious, or anyone who wants to experience an authentic Parma bar.

TOP TIP: Arrive early to find a seat at one of the large communal tables and enjoy inexpensive but delicious paninis and other bar snacks alongside a lively crowd of locals and students.

Osteria Oltrevino Food and wine combine in perfect harmony at Osteria Oltrevino, a charming wine bar tucked away in the university quarter of Parma. Friendly, knowledgeable staff will guide you through the exceptional cellar and a tempting local, seasonal menu that caters to a variety of dietary needs.

*DID YOU KNOW: The Osteria’s wine list includes many natural wines and, of course, a comprehensive selection of Parma’s best wines – all available by the glass or bottle. *

Enoteca La Piricucca This city centre wine bar is popular but no matter how busy, the knowledgeable staff are always warm and welcoming. With a focus on natural Parma wines and simple cold plates from small artisanal producers, the vibe is informal.

Sit inside or out, start with an aperitif and stay for more or make the Enoteca La Piricucca the start of a glorious gastronomic adventure.

Ombre Rosse Small wonder that locals and visitors alike flock to Ombre Rosse, a charismatic wine bar with snug interiors in Parma’s historic city centre. Its globetrotting wine list is huge – it even extends to an intriguing selection of natural wines from Georgia, the birthplace of wine culture.

DON’T MISS: With lunch and dinner menus showcasing the finest local meats and cheeses, as well as delicious vegetarian dishes and exquisite desserts, you won’t go hungry either.

Osteria Virgilio If you’ve worked up an appetite after a day’s shopping in Fidenza Village, make Osteria Virgilio your next port of call. Located near Parma’s magnificent Ducal Palace, this delightful wine bar is known for its friendliness, high-quality fare and generous hospitality. Sampler boards are the perfect way to discover the region’s revered cheeses and meats, and pasta lovers are in for a treat.

TOP TIP: Remember to ask the ever-helpful waiting staff about the best wine pairings.

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