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“Not as great as they make it sound”

Restaurant Parmesan
Ranked #110 of 1,523 Restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, 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 May 28, 2013

The food portions are very questionable, especially since the lady recommended a half plate pasta for my son and it was certainly not enough. The ambience is interesting and food taste wise is good.
The strangest was that all the servers sat down to have their lunch with the Chef at a table next to us right in the middle of meal time. I am not saying they cannot or should have a separate area, but the kept getting up in between to give bills, fill water etc. and then go back to eating. It seemed unhygienic and why not just take turns

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

Our personnel is treated like customers. They sit at a fairly good distance table from the customers. Would you not consider it a good sign that the employees eat at the restaurant where they work? As for the hygienic aspect, we don't think the city would have let us run our business for over 40 years if there had been such complaints.

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Reviewed May 23, 2013

I love this restaurant. I was here about 8 years ago with my husband and came back with my son. I remember why I loved it so much. The decor inside was so Italian, so amazing, so much to look at! The food is fantastic.

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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Wonderful, authentic, generous Italian dishes, served with pride and terrific service. Highly recommend it!

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Reviewed May 20, 2013

We waited a long while in line, but our cousin said it will be worth the wait, She was Right.
The Ownership, and Exec Manager greet people in line, and are glad to see you, and show it.
I had the chicken Parm, it was great and a lot of food.

The singers putting on a show, while the whole place sings along and gets involved, leaves all Happy and having had a
Fantastic Time, High Quality Food and Drink here.

Park in old Quebec down below to visit this area, and take the buss to the Funicular glass elevator to go up,
parking is limited up top, mostly pass parking.

One of The Best times and Best Meals Combined, in one Place
I ever had.

Try to get seated in the big main Room if you want to sing along
and be festive, its worth it, if not sit in one of the other sections and enjoy the food and drink.

A DO NOT MISS THIS Place location, if you like Italian Food.

Ritchie H.

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Reviewed April 22, 2013

This was our second time dining at this charming Italian themed restaurant in the heart of th Old City of Quebec.

The food was really great. Lobster cooked to perfection! Beef kabobs that were so tender they could have been cut with a butter knife. Very generous portions, and friendly wait staff.

This is just a few blocks from the Chateau Frontenac. Charming! The owner is obviously an avid collector of theme bottles. The shelves and crannies are loaded with literally thousands of bottles of every shape, size and description. A must-see and guaranteed to please the palate as well!

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Thank VACanuck
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