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Pepen

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Italian, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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Borgo S. Ambrogio, 2, Parma, Italy
0521 282650
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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
An experience.

Having read Katonah's review (from New York) on 30 May 2015, I was rather amazed. Having spent a considerable time in New York, along with other major cities in Europe, I thought that I had nailed the best "quick snack bars" . Oh No !!!!! This is the best by a country mile and if anybody... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Cardiff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Having read Katonah's review (from New York) on 30 May 2015, I was rather amazed. Having spent a considerable time in New York, along with other major cities in Europe, I thought that I had nailed the best "quick snack bars" . Oh No !!!!! This is the best by a country mile and if anybody, whilst visiting the wonderful... More 

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Vicenza, Italy
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Borgo S. Ambrogio, 2, Parma, Italy
Phone Number: 0521 282650
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Parma  >  Parma
Cuisine: Italian, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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  • 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, Delicatessen

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