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Borgo S. Ambrogio, 2, Parma, Italy
0521 282650
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Ranked #3 of 532 Restaurants in Parma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery

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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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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.

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Katonah, New York
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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.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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141 reviews 141 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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!!

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Patras, Greece
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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 

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Opole, Poland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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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 

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

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