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#65 of 427 Italian in Parma
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Italian, Mediterranean, Emilian, Northern-Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free off-street parking
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered various pasta dishes and gnocco fritta and they were all superb. The pumpkin gnocchi could have tasted more like pumpkin, but it was good regardless. The service was great and considering that we had a lot of different allergies in our group, they...accommodated to those excellently.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Our friends from Italy did all the ordering for 9 of us. We had the typical meat platter from Italy with gorgonzola cheese and torta fritta. It was all delicious. We also had tortellini with mushrooms and another with ricotta. All the different wines were...Italian and very reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food. Wonderful atmosphere. It's surely worth a visit. Or even more than one. Highly recommended. It would be perfect if the guy at the check out smiled a little.

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed August 29, 2017

Fantastic menu. We were 6 in our group of very picky and demanding eaters. We all loved our orders. The rabbit dish was phenomenal, the torta fritta was outstanding, the risotto with truffles was great, etc. Very impressive cuisine offerings. Sevice was just perfect. Welcoming...and warm atmosphere without being fake. Loved that it is a trattoria for the locals who know of quality local food. Not touristy at all.More

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed August 18, 2017

In Agust it can be difficult to find restaurants open in this area. Fortunately the owner of the Agriturismo found Il Grillo. It is a very busy popular restaurant where people queue for the table. The menu is very regional - we needed the help...of a very friendly waiter to explain parts if it. The speciality is the torta fritta - pillows of fried pastry (not a drop of grease) which are eaten with large amounts of prosciutto, salami and ham - fantastic. BTW this is not a region for the vegetarian. There was also a starter of thin slices of cooked veal topped with pear slices and walnuts. The main courses meats are of the highest quality - lamb, rabbit etc.The pasta cannot be faulted. The desserts are also impressive - the carpaccio of pineapple is pretty - look at the website - the chocolate fondant pudding and apple cake are homemade. The whole experience was so good we booked to return two nights later and were still impressed.More

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed August 18, 2017

We were recommended to come here by the owner of the Agriturismo we were staying in and we enjoyed it so much, we returned a second time. As others have pointed out, the Torta Fritta is superb - the best we tasted during our time...here. It was light and not at all greasy. My friends enjoyed the hams and salamis, but not eating pork, I chose the veal, pear Parmesan and walnut starter - fantastic. The quality of the ingredients really stands out. We all enjoyed our main courses, but the desserts were amazing - especially the pineapple and icecream. The place was busy mid week, and I can see why. The service was friendly and good and the staff were patient with our attempts at Italian. Loved it!More

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

Once again I'm here for lunch and not yet finished. This trattoria is really worth a visit. Paolo, the owner, is really a 'fanatic' of highest quality, traditional, Italian food. And I am myself a fanatic Italian for food! He chooses the best Parma Ham,...incredibly good as everything else! I will keep visiting this restaurant every time I come to Parma!More

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

Very good, typical food of Parma. The owner is a very passionate person of high quality food and very selective in his choice of Parma ham. I will definitely come back! Fair price.

Date of visit: May 2017
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

Haven't been here in years but it's still one of the best places to have torta fritta and prosciutto and of course other cold cut variations ... this time I also had a tris of tortelli which was very good!! Staff is really friendly and...the food is always fresh. I definitely recommend this restaurant even if it's outside of Parma in a small village! It's worth the 20min drive .More

Date of visit: April 2017
Reviewed March 2, 2017

If this is what the real Italy is like its time for me to move. We visited as a group of 40 on a fixed menu so I was a little cautious as there was no choice need not have panicked. First course was cheese...tortellini and a s light as a feather, second a mushroom and beef ravioli again sublime followed by a risotto and mixed cured meats and bread pillows best food I have had in a long timeMore

Date of visit: February 2017
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