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Osteria L'oca Nera di Massaro Elisa

Strada Giambattista Borghesi, 3/a, 43100 Parma, Italy
+39 0521233251
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Ranked #30 of 510 restaurants in Parma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $44
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Cool, California
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

What a fabulous little local, family restaurant! Great menu with a nice varied selection that we have seldom seen on our three weeks in Italy. We started with a nice plate of bruchettas as an antipasti. One was tomato, another prosciutto and the other a pickled vegetable. The waiter put a bottle of thick basalmic vinegar on the table that... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We tried this restaurant because of the good reviews but were a little disappointed. The starter platter of meats and cheese was very nice, but your can't really go wrong with that. The bread has hard and inedible, I know Italian bread can be like this but we did have very nice bread in other restaurants. We both then chose... More

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london
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Wandering around Parma on a Sunday night we thought we were relegated to takeaway pizza when we found this little gem. The food was amazing, from the reduced balsamic vinegar served with the Parmesan, to the delicious risotto and pasta and the excellent wine. All of this for low prices! Definitely worth a visit.

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Los Angeles
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Found this quaint "family" restaurant and what a great meal and ambiance. To add the proverbial icing to the cake, I forgot to take my credit card upon paying. The front desk at my hotel called and said the owner dropped it off. How he found the hotel I was at and taking the time to do so was unbelievable.... More

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New York City, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Came here on my last day in Parma, on my way to the train station (five-minute walk away). Had the tortelli with mashed potato stuffing with cream sauce and porcini, followed by the guancialini braised in Lumbrusco wine and served on polenta. It was wonderful!

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New York City, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Came to this restaurant on the day I was leaving Parma, on my way to the train station (five-minute walk away). It was a wonderful experience! I had the Tortelli with potato fillings, cooked in a cream sauce with porcini mushrooms, followed by guancialini braised in Lumbrusco wine and served on polenta. Both were amazing!

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Parma, Italy
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88 reviews 88 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

Went for Sunday lunch and had great local food, we live locally and was a first for all my parmigiana friends as well. All pasta dishes were excellent and so was meat. I only give four stars as my first 3 choices of dishes were off, but explained this was because of a busy Saturday night. 2 course and water... More

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Fairlight, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

My wife and Imwere out walking in the morning in Parma and this little Osteria caught our eye. A couple of locals hanging out in the street gave it a good wrap so we went and investigated the menu. We liked the sound of it and then continued on our walk and exploration of Parma. In the early afternoon we... More

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San Francisco
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We ate here twice while in Parma. Both times every dish ordered was top notch. Super friendly Owner/Chef and his son waiting the tables. It was sublime food. Highly recommended

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Welcoming and friendly small restaurant with fantastic risotto. My husband had the filet in balsamic sauce, I had seafood risotto, one son had parmesan risotto and the other had a red wine risotto, all of which was delicious. The dessert was a heavenly strawberry torte. We want to come back so that we can try some of the other great... More

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