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Pepen

Borgo S. Ambrogio, 2 | 0521 282650, Parma, Italy
0521 282650
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Ranked #2 of 510 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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  • Italian first
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English first
Katonah, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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
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!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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

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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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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.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

What a fantastic deli in the heart of parma, always a que but worth the wait for a freshly made panni and beer on tap. The best in town can wait to visit again and try the horse meat panni

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I like how they prepare all the panino. You can make your iwn selection but i prefer their top seller,the spacca balla which i enjoyed most. Although the place is quite small and cramped but overall i love it!!!

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Parma
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

You go there to try the celebrated "best sandwiches in Parma", but you're forced to eat like in a "suk" of northern Africa: no chance to seat, cleaniness rather poor, prices rather high. Why I didn't go there?

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