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Parma

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6729 N. Palm, Fresno, CA 93704
559.432.3389
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Friendly and fine

We were in Fresno for only a single night returning east from Yosemite. As we often do we trusted TripAdvisor to find us a fine meal. Feeling like Italian, we found Parma near the top of the list. We were not disappointed. With no reservation on a Friday night, we were welcomed in by the owner... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Billcarstensen
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Fresno for only a single night returning east from Yosemite. As we often do we trusted TripAdvisor to find us a fine meal. Feeling like Italian, we found Parma near the top of the list. We were not disappointed. With no reservation on a Friday night, we were welcomed in by the owner (who seems to know... More 

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Thank Billcarstensen
Edinburgh, Scotland
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85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

My second visit to Parma and I hope not my last. Wonderful Italian food prepared and cooked there and then on the premises. There is a very family feel to the place as the owner is omnipresent which ensures a high standard and happy feel. If I had a criticism it would be that the room doesn't match the quality... More 

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Mountain View, California
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I've dined at Parma on numerous occasions and have found the food to be top-notch. If you are a dedicated fan of Italian food, or have people from Italy visiting, go here. Whatever you order on the menu, top to bottom, you will find competently prepared and presented. Food is served in true Italian style - the service is often... More 

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1 Thank Richard P
Del Mar, Ca
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Amazing food but plan on being there for at least an hour and a half. Maybe they take so long because the pasta is cooked when ordered?

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Thank Chirp2Chirp
Yucaipa, CA
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115 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Home made pasta makes this a great place to eat. As my wife said while tasting her ravioli, "This food is amazing!" The hostess seems to know everyone in Fresno, but when we turned up based on Trip Advisor without a reservation, she made us feel completely welcomed. We got seated just behind the hostess desk, which provides one of... More 

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Thank Dan_Yucaipa_CA
Wageningen, The Netherlands
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Three of us had some sort of pasta and were rewarded with e great plate of food. My wife ordered the veal but this was a dissapointment. First of all; we are European so we are used to smaller portions! The pasta's where exeptionally great for what you would normally get in the US. Still to much for us but... More 

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Thank Onno1976
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Went with another couple and waited for an hour for order and then one of the orders was wrong. If fairness, there was a large party being served. Owner acknowledged several tables, but never ours.

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Thank Terry S
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

By far the best Italian restaurant in Fresno. Northern Italian cuisine at its finest. The service is wonderful. A great place for a romantic dinner for two or for a large family gathering.

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Thank CalifAtty
Richmond, Virginia
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122 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A colleague and I were in Fresno for business. After finding Parma on Yelp/Trip Advisor and reading the reviews, we were surprised to turn in what appeared to be a business park. Upon locating Parma in the back corner, we were delighted with a the handful of restaurants with lovely al fresco dining. I loved sitting outside under the wisteria... More 

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3 Thank OliviaJ91
Fresno, CA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

There is nothing in Fresno that matches a dinner at Parma! The service is superb, the wine selection excellent and the food is divine. Whether on the prix fixe dinners or a la carte, you can't miss. My wife and I have been dining here since the restaurant first opened and have never been disappointed. It is defeinitely perfect for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6729 N. Palm, Fresno, CA 93704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Fresno
  • Phone Number: 559.432.3389

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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