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Osteria del Gesso

Via Ferdinando Maestri, 11, 43121 Parma, Italy
+39 0521 230505 ‎
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Ranked #155 of 531 Restaurants in Parma
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations

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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We saw a few tables in the middle of a closed street, and decided to have lunch there. What a surprise! It was a great lunch. We started with prosciutto and a duck carpaccio with onion marmalade.Very good. Then we had the taglioni with truffles and gamberoni with farro with a good Chianti. Creative and good. Finally for desert a... More 

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Itala, Italy
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We thought an excellent restaurant but with my rating they are just an ordinary osteria like some others...we tried because we saw a michelen star but it doesn't mean that rated michelen is one of the best.costumer service is negative.food is not bad but just an ordinary thing as normal restaurants have..waitress seems just tired of her work and not... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Thanks to Trip Advisor we walked to this restaurant from our apartment, not sure what to expect. When we arrived just after 8 pm on a hot August night, it was empty with tables in the street almost blocking it completely. Later on it started to fill which gave it a wonderful family atmosphere. The young lady who served us... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Really good food, found this restaurant on a very wet and soffy sunday evening where not a lot else was going on in the city and im very glad we did! The atmosphere is lovely, its quite hard to navigate the menu if you dont read or speak italian. Thankfully after a little while the waitress saw us struggling and... More 

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Imperial, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

After many trips to Italy driven by our hearts and stomachs, we finally made to Emilia-Romagna. What have we been waiting for. Osteria del Gesso was our first experience and was fantastic. Very reasonable for the food and wine we had. Both of our main dishes were fantastic. One warning is the menu is italian only. We got by with... More 

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Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Osteria del Gesso provided us with one of our most memorable meals on our recent trip. Lovated down a narrow street off of one of Parma's main thoroughfares, the restaurant offers seating in the main dining room or in a beautifully constructed and appointed cellar dining area. The atmosphere is cozy and romantic, with soft lighting and warm decorations. Accessed... More 

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263 reviews 263 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Brilliant! Osteria del Gesso is ideally situated in the centre of Parma. Had a great Sunday lunch there. The cusine of Parma features a horsemeat tartare called "cavallo pesto". There I enjoyed the best "cavallo pesto" I've ever eaten. Outstanding tortelli di zucca (ravioli with pumpkin filling) as well!

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Grandvaux, Switzerland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Discovered by chance in walking along rainy streets in the center, we were literrally transported to heaven by the meals discovered in this beautiful place. Such culinary creativity with local products ! We didn't imagine you could present parmigiano cheese in such surprising manners.... Everything is fresh, tasty and originally presented. A real treasure in the center of Parma !... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

This restaurant is a real find. It is small and cosy, out of the hustle of the main pedestrian area. Parking is a bit of a problem, but this place is well worth the trouble. The food is extraordinarily good, using fresh ideas and, of course ingredients, it has just that extra something. The wine list is good and the... More 

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253 reviews 253 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2011

This place features deservedly in many guides to restaurants in Italy, but I hadn't noticed that until I stumbled through the door with a group of colleagues while in Parma for a brief business meeting - and saw some of the guides on display inside. Hidden away in the side streets, it is a small, family-run establishment, which offers a... More 

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Additional Information about Osteria del Gesso

Address: Via Ferdinando Maestri, 11, 43121 Parma, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0521 230505 ‎
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Parma  >  Parma
Cuisine: Italian

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