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“Good dinner in a touristy 'hood”

Restaurant Parmesan
Ranked #55 of 1,512 Restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Sultry red, green and orange hues are part of the welcoming décor of this restaurant which carries you for a few hours to the wonderful Italy of music and laughter. In winter, our lovers can bask in an atmosphere warmed by two beautiful fireplaces. But the uniqueness of the decor rests primarily on the fascinating collection of more than 4,000 bottles of every shape and size from every corner of the Earth.
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Look, it's not outstanding, but it may remind you of a reliable Italian restaurant in your home town. Pricey for what it is--dinner for one with a glass of house wine was $50 before tip. Still, service was pleasant (a bit rushed), the veal Milanese with spaghetti was tasty, and the house salad was fresh.

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Parmesan1, Owner at Restaurant Parmesan, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2013

We thank you for your comments about the quality and the flavour of our food. Most of our customers appreciate being served rapidly because it gives them more time to walk around and visit the city.

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Reviewed September 30, 2012

We enjoyed the atmosphere, the food and excellent service. Lots of flavor, portions were just right. The accordion player added to the enjoyment. A little crowded but a great meal.

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Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

I like the atmosphere in this place....delightfully cluttered, plenty to look at & talk about. Little noisy with the accordion player, but that also adds to the atmosphere. What I didn't like was our waiter. He acted like our group was the least important. We saw him rushing around to help others, but we always seemed to be a low priority. Food was average, prices were not. My small plate of fettuccini Alfredo was $22.50! Is it Quebec in general or just the tourist areas?!?! I would have looked here first, but this was my Dad's trip, so I let him pick the restaurants. Never again.

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Thank Travelbug121695
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Parmesan1, Owner at Restaurant Parmesan, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2013

Your father has great taste. He has chosen the restaurant that has been rated as one of the best by an Italian authority (the former President himself). We have an award to prove that statement. We hope you wil let your dad read our response. Thank you anyway for your comments. The sum of all the ones that we receive allows us to become better. You sound like a regular customer of restaurant like Denny's. It must be hard for you to upgrade your knowledge of higher quality restaurants. Keep trying, be patient.

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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Probably the most expensive meal I've ever paid for and it was just pasta etc but the location and atmosphere are great and it was pretty delicious. Everything is expensive in the old city though so I'd recommend this place.

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Reviewed September 18, 2012

All I have to say is that this place was ridiculously overpriced for what you get. Coming from an itlalian this place makes dog food sound appetizing. Terrible, terrible, never eat here.

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Thank meruccij
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Parmesan1, Owner at Restaurant Parmesan, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2013

Of course, home cooking is better than any restaurant's. You comments are so negative and harsh that we doubt the veracticy. Being an Italian like you say, is shows your ignorance. Having served millions of people that keep coming back, and after receiving numerous awards, we are convinced that these comments are expressed by a jealous competitor or a very impolite Italian customer.

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