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Pepen

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Borgo S. Ambrogio, 2, Parma, Italy
0521 282650
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Thu 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Fri - Sat 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Singapore
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Slightly confusing ordering system for the uninitiated. Don't queue at the counter - go to the guy on the right, order your sandwich (and an arancini and excellent glass of local wine to consume while you wait), pay, get a ticket which you then take to the counter to order your sandwich. Well worth the effort as the panini are... More 

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1 Thank Mobinsyd
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

It always a great pleasure to eat at Pepen; arancini, tuna sandwiches and carciofa :-) The staff are really funny and their jokes are great, the place at lunch time is really crowed and you may wait for a bit but it worths the time considering the tasty sandwiches.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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290 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We were looking for a quick lunch option and found Pepin on TripAdvisor. It was a Saturday, and the place was mobbed. It took us a bit of time to figure out how to order. There is a menu with translations on the wall. Once you know what you want, you crowd up to the cashier, who will give you... More 

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Stumbled across this by accident but Very cheap, very good street food in Parma. Central and easy to find. The roast beef was very good and the Parmesan local and fresh.

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Thank Emma G
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

If you like street food: tartine di pasta di salame o di pesto di cavallo, wurstel, panini, tramezzini or carciofa, pizza this is the place.

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Thank gvsartor
Parma, Italy
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

If you happen to be in Parma sightseeing and you want to eat delicious food at a reasonable price Pepen is the place. Just indulge in mouth watering fried rice "arancini" or delicious sandwiches with local ingredients (every day there is a "special"). Wash it down with a glass of sparkling white wine Malvasia... Devine!

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Thank Fabio S
Bennington
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

so it's just a simple place, with some bar seating and mostly standing, but the artichoke and ricotta pastry-sandwiches are worth every cent and every effort! the regional delicacy of raw horse will thrill those who are adventurous!

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Great no-frill place to experience the authentic Italian feeling of Parma. Locals flock in this little sandwich bar where for 6-7 euros you can enjoy not only the busy but laid back atmosphere, but also tasty paninis, in any combinations your heart desire, plus a small glass of wine. The horse tartar is a big thing in Parma, and they... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

There is nothing fastfoody about this place. Everything is local and from the region. This is probably the busiest place in parma. My husband went crazy over the horse meat tartar. While i had the roast pork. Both amazing. Great snack which was so big we had to have a smaller dinner. We went back the next day for breakfast.... More 

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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

Amazing local place to taste the best products Parma DOC. Highly recommended the spacaballe and the carciofatta! Good place to buy for take away or to eat there standing, but you may go early for don't wait too much ;)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Fast Food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borgo S. Ambrogio, 2, Parma, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Parma  >  Parma
  • Phone Number: 0521 282650

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?