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Pepen

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Italian, Sandwiches
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Borgo S. Ambrogio, 2, Parma, Italy
0521 282650
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Ok, to get your panino you have to wait quite a long time standing up and almost fighting in very chaotic line. But it's totally worth it. The ingredients are superlative and flavours are perfectly balanced!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
Nicola T
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Vicenza, Italy
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Vicenza, Italy
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Ok, to get your panino you have to wait quite a long time standing up and almost fighting in very chaotic line. But it's totally worth it. The ingredients are superlative and flavours are perfectly balanced!

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london
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I suspect that most visitors to Parma would be confused/bemused when entering this extremely popular takeaway. You have to fight your way to the till at the back and then you have to fight your way into the queue which in itself is pretty confusing as the locals will stand 4 abreast as they line up to give their order... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Yummy panini and local food in a street food allure. Great choices and good reasonable price. The seat could be a bit better though

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Quite small, this place is crowded every minute of the day. They serve traditional Street food made with local ingredients and it's amazing. The locals come here every day to get a snack or to take the food home. They do not speak english but they try to help you in the best way possible. Instead of a high class... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A must do in Parma especially for their fish panini and their carciofa. Staff super friendly. Quick service in spite of the long queue. Don't miss the carciofa!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Not to be missed if you visit Parma. Especially on Fridays, where they serve the "misto pesce" that is the mixed fish sandwich, which is indeed superb! The place is very small and it gets really crowded at lunch break, i.e. between 12:30 and 13:30. Staff very friendly. Cost of sandwich: 5 euros!

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Melbourne
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 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 

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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 

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Udine
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38 reviews 38 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.

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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.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Borgo S. Ambrogio, 2, Parma, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Parma  >  Parma
  • Phone Number: 0521 282650

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Sandwiches

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