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Reviewed September 25, 2020

Seriously some of the best Italian food I have had in my life! Fresh pasta, perfectly cooked palenta, meat, and vegetables. The desserts were wonderful. The best customer service! I just wish they didn't have to wear a mask so I could see their faces.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed December 31, 2019 via mobile

We celebrated my brother in law’s birthday in their private dining room. The service was impeccable! They waited on us hands and foot and the owner also was in and out checking on us and making sure that every thing was perfect! The food was...plentiful and the pasta was al dente. The presentation of the appetizers and dinner plate were amazing. I didn’t have a cocktail but every one enjoyed theirs. We could not eat all of our food because the portion was so much. We had a full half of chicken. It was Plymouth and juicy and large with a little bit of spicy kick to it. The grilled veggies were tasty and the pasta was great too! I would recommend Parma for another party or to dine with friends and family. The restaurant was packed when we were there on a Saturday night.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 5, 2019

We arrived and was greeted right away and seated. Sam , our waiter was very attentive and made sure our table settings, water and wine are always filled. We ordered the meat platter and couple of pasta dishes and both were ok. Desserts are great....Would come back for desserts ( specially cheesecake, creme brulee and chocolate mousse).More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed May 7, 2019

enjoy your meal inside or on the patio, the food is great, convenient location in north Fresno if you're shopping for a new car = auto row is right up palm ave, mbz, porsche, bmw, carmax, acura etc.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed March 24, 2019

A must visit restaurant with wonderful food and excellent service. Visited for a family dinner with appetizer and main course. Pasta is homemade and tasty. Menu allows for a sample of two or three different pastas. Filet mignon was huge and prepared as ordered. Servers...were helpful and cut our birthday cake we brought for the dinner. Owner visited us several times as she did with all guests. Make sure you visit this restaurantMore

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

After nearly one year of promising ourselves we would try Parma again (it’s been years!) we set a date night at Parma. Located at the southwest corner of West and Herndon, Parma is a wonderful find. The appetizer choices are extensive and we selected the...escargot which arrived with toasted bread. Superb! My wife ordered the quail arugula salad and I ordered the gnocchi with bolagnese sauce. Acclaimed by a full bodied Barbera red, the dinner was perfect! For the price point, Parma presents tremendous value. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

This is arguably the top Italian restaurant in Fresno.Everything about the place is authentic Italian . The hostess Elena hovers over the kitchen staff which produces it’s own pasta and other super delicious meat and vegetarian dishes. Almost always she will personally receive all the...diners, almost all of whom she has managed to know personally. She will suggest the appropriate wine from her large selection. The decor is beautiful and cheerful. There is a pretty outside area which is highly recommended weather permitting. The service is great. It is hard to imagine a better Italian restaurant than this one when it comes to the quality and freshness of the food.More

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Best Italian food on the west coast. The crazy thing is that this treasure is located in Fresno, CA.

Date of visit: November 2017
Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

I've been to Parma several times and have never been disappointed. The house made gnocchi is my favorite dish, but the lasagna is the best I've ever had. It's a little expensive but oh-so worth it. If your craving pasta, a great vibe and friendly...service I would highly recommend Parma.More

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

No problem on spending a little more for a special ocation, but if service is slow, pasta is undercooked and desserts that are suppossed to be warm are cold... I feel fooled

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

Chose entree special : choice two pastas, great way to sample. Fresh tomatoes with pesto and pasta was wonderful. Goat cheese filled flower shaped ravioli beautiful and flavorful. My husband was disappointed with Lasagna, too much cheese, not enough tomato sauce for his palate. Complimentary...cookies. Too full to order dessert. Excellent serviceMore

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed August 14, 2017

This place was recommended by the girl at the front desk of our hotel. The food was amazing, authentic, and so fresh! We loved that the owner came by and thanked us for coming. It was a little on the pricy side, and our waiter...was pretty slow, but we enjoyed the outdoor patio and weren't in a rush.More

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Do you want to eat WELL? Excellent house made pastas, authentic from Italy preparation. Not big American style servings. This is fine European style eating. We had the gnocchi, risotto and the tagliatelle zuuccha. All were hand made and fabulous. Also, the chocolate mousse was...perfect with excellent coffee. Check mark this one for all trips through Fresno area.More

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Wonder Italian food, very rich and tasty, served in courses with great service. Great selection of entrees, with very nice wine menu and full service bar. The owner, Elena, was on hand to welcome us for a wonder evening of fine dining.

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Oh...you bet this is just like eating at a fine restaurant in Italy. My wife and I have travelled in Italy and Europe generally and this place matches some of the very best dining we experienced there. The wait staff is knowledgeable, efficient and polite....The various entrees are clever, delicious and beautifully presented. There are less expensive lunch options but, splurge a little, and go for a multi-course dinner. You won't regret it.More

Date of visit: March 2017
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5