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Osteria del Gesso

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Via Ferdinando Maestri, 11, 43121, Parma, Italy
+39 0521 230505 ‎
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 41
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  • 39
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  • 26
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  • 8
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really very nice..

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2013
PinkCherryBlossom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We have enjoyed the dinner we had at Osteria del Gesso. The place is nice and the service very friendly. All the dishes were good but the pasta, tortelli d'erbetta e ricotta alla parmigiana, was one of the best pasta dishes we had in Italy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

Exellent service - very nice atmosphere. We were six people eating and the food was very good. Genuine home made cooking. Highly recommended.

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Thank Tom H
Halifax, Canada
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We enjoyed two dinners here and each time we had excellent innovative Bolognese cuisine presented in the most beautiful way. Every morsel was worth the price. I highly recommend this restaurant to any "foodie" who appreciates innovation combined with traditional ingredients. Ability to speak basic Italian will help. We enjoyed great wine suggestions and service.

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Thank nscruiser02
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We went here for lunch and were delighted. The restaurant is small and charming. The city of Parma is filled with very good restaurants doing the local specialties, but this place was something different. From the first bite, you know you're in the hands of a chef who can really cook. I had house made pasta with branzino and cherry... More 

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Thank citygirl450
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

We went for lunch, overall the meal was ok but the carpaccio d'anatra was not good (onions were very good though) and the chocolate mousse wasn't exactly tasteful. Side notes, as soon as we got in there was smoke smell in the room, the wine by glass was supposed to be sangiovese but the second one was definitely not (also... More 

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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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Thank Alfredoman1
Itala, Italy
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Sydney
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Thank Michael R
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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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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Thank PinkCherryBlossom
Imperial, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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