8 of the Best Restaurants in Parma

Country trattorias, fine dining restaurants and local delis: there’s a wealth of charming places to eat just a stone’s throw from Fidenza Village. Sample the best of them as you take a tour of Parma.

By Fidenza Village

10 August 2023

Renowned for serving up food from around the world, Fidenza Village offers a host of great foodie experiences, from modern Japanese cuisine to local delicacies, the Village caters to all foodies. Yet, don't miss the gems of Emilia-Romagna – the region's fantastic restaurants and cafes in Parma are right on our doorstep.

Parma Menù. Loved by locals and visitors, Parma Menù in Fidenza Village is the best restaurant in Parma to discover Emilia-Romagna’s flavours. From deliciously tangy Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and delicate cured meats to artisan wines, the region’s best products are here. Whether it’s a freshly baked breakfast pastry or a hearty lunch or dinner of fresh pasta or fried dumplings, you’ll enjoy an authentic taste experience, with vegan and vegetarian options available.

Insider tip. Accompany your meal with a red, white or sparkling wine from the renowned Luretta winery. Don’t miss their Malatempora vermouth – a blend of botanicals and Parma wines that’s pure alchemy!

Ai Due Platani. Just 20 miles from Fidenza Village and only 5 minutes’ drive from Parma, Ai Due Platani is a country trattoria blending tradition with innovation. From its welcoming décor to its outstanding seasonal Emilian cuisine, this historic hostelry is among the top restaurants in Parma, with a Michelin Bib Gourmand. Book a table on the shady terrace to savour the ambience and mouth-watering fresh pasta, tasty meat ragus and carefully chosen Italian wines.

Insider tip. Leave space for dessert! They’re seriously good here – think airy zabaglione and velvety chocolate soufflé – or try a gelato, freshly whipped in a vintage Carpigiani ice cream machine.

La Maison du Gourmet. Set in a renovated farmhouse in the countryside, just 5 minutes’ drive from Fidenza Village, La Maison du Gourmet is an exciting collaboration between a young Roman chef and a Michelin-starred chef. With several prestigious awards to its name, you’ll need to book if you want to savour a dynamic menu that’s led by creativity above regional traditions. Enjoy refined meat, fish, pasta and vegetarian dishes in elegant modern interiors.

Insider tip. Start as you mean to go on. The entrées at this Parma restaurant come highly recommended, with delicious, unexpected flavour combinations. Roasted scallops and chicory or smoked bonito tartare, anyone?

Ristorante Pizzeria L’Incontro. It’s pizza, but not as you know it. In the spa town of Salsomaggiore Terme, just 8 miles from Fidenza Village, Ristorante Pizzeria L’Incontro serves delicious wood-fired pizzas the ‘Salso’ way – a soft, deep slice generously topped with prime local ingredients such as mozzarella, Parma ham and creamy Gorgonzola cheese. Order a take-out or book to dine in and enjoy this family restaurant’s friendly atmosphere, local wines and artisan beers.

Insider tip. Not in the mood for pizza? No problem, the menu also features sensational seafood. Order seafood antipasti di mare and a grilled fish main to taste Italy’s maritime heritage.

Bequadro Restaurant & Sound. Just half an hour’s drive from Fidenza Village, Bequadro Restaurant & Sound combines supremely accomplished cooking with sleek modern décor and the warmest of welcomes. Set in the heart of Parma’s historic centre, this is one of the best restaurants in Parma to discover refined regional Emilian cuisine created from the best locally sourced meat, fish and cheese. Or just settle down at the bar with a classic cocktail.

Insider tip. Book an evening table to enjoy a side order of live jazz from the in-house band. The ever-changing repertoire is presented in collaboration with the Arrigo Boito Conservatory of Parma.

Salumeria Garibaldi. Located on the thoroughfare that connects the centre of Parma to the train station, Salumeria Garibaldi has been serving up the authentic taste of Emilia-Romagna since the 1950s. Its gleaming counters and neatly stacked shelves brim with the delicacies that make Parma a global gastronomic destination. Serving everything from cured meats to porcini mushrooms, balsamic vinegar and Parmesan cheese, this friendly deli is a must-visit for foodie fanatics.

Insider tip. Easily reached by train from Fidenza, Salumeria Garibaldi has a few tables if you want to sit and eat. Enjoy generous antipasti platters accompanied by a glass of local wine.

I Tri Siochètt – Ristorante Trattoria. Its name translates as ‘the three madcaps’ but there’s nothing foolhardy about this Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant in the countryside outside Parma, just four miles from the city centre. A serious gastronomic destination for over 25 years, I Tri Siochètt lovingly prepares traditional regional dishes using the finest local produce. Menu highlights include handmade tortelli and ravioli, veal stuffed with Parmesan and creamy risotto with smoked provola cheese. Book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Insider tip. If you’re eating in a group, try one of the set menus. They’re a brilliant way of exploring Emilian cuisine, and prices include sparkling Lambrusco wine from the Veneto. Cheers!

Ristorante Parma Rotta. Just 6 miles from central Parma and set in a cosy old farmhouse with rustic beams and old stone walls, Parma Rotta offers traditional cooking done with modern style. Carnivores will love its signature charcoal grilled meat dishes, but there are also imaginative vegetarian options and tempting regional specialities such as fresh tortelli. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and finish with freshly whipped gelato.

Insider tip. If you’re into wine, take time to explore the wine list. The restaurant’s cellar holds over 1,000 different labels, including regional Italian wines, half bottles (ideal for couples) and Champagne.

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