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12 Monaci

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Via Roma 1/A, 43010 Fontevivo, Italy
+39 0521 610010
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Prevessin Moens, France
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Parma's region cuisine is great and 12 Monaci is an excellent example of it. We had great appetizers and "primi piatti" like Ravioli Duchessa or Anolini in brodo were simply delicious at very affordable prices. The setting, an ancient cloister reconverted into an hotel, and the service were perfect.

Thank pepitosbazz6
Montpellier, France
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Great staff Great food Good Prices Incledible place (dinning In an old Monastery...) Too bad we just stayed one night !!! THANK YOU !

2 Thank hervemart
The Hague, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We've stayed here in july 2013, unfortunately only for one night. Since we had a long drive that day, with a lot of traffic in the heat, and our youngest daughter wasn't feeling well, we didn't plan on having a real dinner that evening. But at our arrival around 07.30 pm, we were asked if we wanted to have dinner... More 

Thank noworries070
Nice, France
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

This guest establishment was a great surprise. The rooms are comfortable, albeit a tad small, no doubt formerly monk's cells. The staff are extremely friendly. On-site free parking. The big treat was the restaurant. Delectable fare are super-reasonable prices, an aperito on the house, impeccable service.

Thank RodgerG
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Lovely dining room in old monastery and the food superb, easy drive from Parma. Meal servings are very generous and we liked the local Malvasia sparkling wine.

2 Thank Janelion
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012 via mobile

The 12 monaci (12 monks) is a restaurant with a few rooms for the ... Pilgrims! Probably an old monastery, it's located right by the local church. The rooms are quite small (perhaps formerly monks's cells) but the food experience is what you want to go for! As a starter we had the mix of local hams and that' s... More 

2 Thank Istkid
Halifax, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

I stayed here with my family and group of restaurateurs from Canada last year. We all loved it! The only thing better than the food (a culinary oasis in an otherwise sleepy town) & the setting (gorgeous vaulted ceilings) is Letizia who runs the hotel. Simply one of the most endearing and charming people I've ever met. I certainly hope... More 

Thank Mark D
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

One of our best meals in Italy! The restaurant is family run and you receive a warm welcome. We were jet lagged and did not think we could make it to dinner time so they allowed us to come early. For the pasta course we all passed small plates we we could share, it was WONDERFUL. The setting is in... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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97 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

Husband is the Chef, Wife runs the hotel. Amazing food!! We are foodies and this man can cook!! The waitress should learn a little English to get by but it truly doesn't matter once you taste their food!! Inside the 16th Century Monestery.....ambience is spectacular!! Anitpesto is fabulous, Pasta was fresh, homemade and amazing, the 2nd course was Veal and... More 

Thank Michelle L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Roma 1/A, 43010 Fontevivo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Parma  >  Fontevivo
  • Phone Number: +39 0521 610010

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