We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pepen

Borgo S. Ambrogio, 2 | 0521 282650, Parma, Italy
0521 282650
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 517 Restaurants in Parma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
13 visitor photos
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
Write a Review

368 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    229
    110
    18
    8
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

We dropped into Pepen for a late lunch. We were the only foreigners in the restaurant among a bunch of locals of all ages. We had the impression of being the Sheriff in a (spaghetti) western movie, with everyone stopping what they're doing and saying as we walked in. Silence gave way to some amusement at our attempts at Italian.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oswestry, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Don't be put off by the queues and how small the premises are - they are very well organised here and service is quick, friendly and efficient. Try to be ready with your order when you reach the counter if you can, or do as we did and point at the ready made rolls etc - it's all very good... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Udine
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The place is quite small and crowded, but the service is quick. They prepare sandiwches on the spot according to your wishes, but you better follow the staff's advice. The "carciofa" - kind of pie with artichoken and cheese filling- is really special...and the Lambrusco -red sparkling wine - is also good here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Katonah, New York
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The best sandwich shop I've ever visited, anywhere. Try the cavallo pesto sandwich, piccante: unlike anything I've had; I would gladly return to Parma just to have it again. The carciofa was also unforgettably delicious. Eat outside in the alley, like the locals.

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Scottsdale, Arizona
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

What an amazing location. You must go try the amazing food here. This is one of the #10 top street food locations to eat at in the world!! The staff was polite and friendly. And the food was amazing!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Patras, Greece
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Very nice food (especially the seafood at Fridays) and that is why it is very crowded at times! You can also choose the spicy version if you feel like it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Geneva, Switzerland
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Food: I don't really understand what's all the fuss about this sandwich store. Sandwich are made with very simple bred (such as supermarket squared white bread), it is small (at least 2 of them is needed for a lunch) and sauce are made of industrial sauce, such as ketchup. I expected to have home-made bread and sauce in a reasonable... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Opole, Poland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

My friend just shown me this place and as normally i don't like so much sandwiches and especially italian bread isn't the best in the world (i'm not talking about pizza and focaccia ofcourse , so please don't get offended ), I was positively surprised of really tasty, fulfilling sandwich with vegetables (as i'm vegetarian). You have there wide choice... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Great little sandwich shop for a tasty snack and a glass of wine while touring around central Parma. Sometimes very crowded but the line moves along. The staff is very helpful and will make suggestions but be aware the pace of this little shop is fast so it helps to be prepared with your order when you get to the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic Italian spirit, good service, fine people. Good and healthy ingredients, simple dishes but with cooked with love. I especially liked the fact that the personnel gave me a suggestion on what to order and it was the perfect one for me. I felt like being part of an old Italian movie. I am looking forward to get back.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Pepen also viewed

Parma, Province of Parma
Parma, Province of Parma
 
Parma, Province of Parma
Parma, Province of Parma
 

Been to Pepen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Pepen, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing