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“Average Italian food”

Restaurant Parmesan
Ranked #54 of 1,478 Restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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 August 21, 2014

The owners are very involved with an accordion player at the door which was very welcoming. When we got a table the restaurant is very crowded but the service was paced good since we don't like to rush. The food was traditional Italian. We wished the accordion player would have walked around and played but he just stayed in the door way. We let them know he should have played inside when we left.

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Thank katandglen
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Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is the only restaurant which tried to run you out as soon as you took your last bite. I was with a group there and the owner was trying to push us out of the restaurant quickly. They accommodated gluten free request.

Thank Laurie D
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Parmesan1, Propriétaire at Restaurant Parmesan, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2015

We are sorry to hear that you felt “pushed out of the restaurant”. The owner has seen your complaint and he said that he will amend his ways considering the way you felt treated. Please forgive us and do come back to give us a chance to prove to you that we are a fantastic place to visit. We have been in business for quite a few decades.

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Reviewed August 15, 2014

Wonderful Italian cuisine in a charming little bistro with the friendliest staff. Lively atmosphere, accordian music and hearty pasta dishes, good wine. Veal medallions, veal parmesan, spaghetti and every pasta imaginable. Extensive menu.

Thank mylar
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Reviewed August 14, 2014

Atmosphere was fun (although very busy/noisy) and the owner was very friendly. Unfortunately our server must have been overwhelmed as we waited well over an hour for our food.... basic pasta dishes Two weeks later I discovered that my credit card had been billed twice, The restaurant promptly took care of this but when they provided me with a copy of my receipt I discovered that a tip had been "built in", As a former waiter who always tips 20% anyway this was very offensive, Not being told makes it worse. Perhaps this is common practice in Quebec City, I am not a fan. Overall, as many previous travelers told me, if you want a really good, reasonably proced meal you need to get out of that core section of old Quebec. But if you want to stay in that area, this restaurant is okay.

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1  Thank Robrolo
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Parmesan1, Propriétaire at Restaurant Parmesan, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a comment about our place. Sorry about the delay in the service. It is inexcusable because our personnel is never overwhelmed. They could be very busy but if they concentrate on their job, they should never make customers wait. Rest assured that our personnel shall take note of your comments. Sorry also about your credit card being billed twice. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. It was corrected right away. As for tipping, it is not “built in”. After an investigation, it was purely a mistake. All these things should have been brought to the Maitre ‘D or manager on duty that very same night. It is their job to make sure that nobody leaves the restaurant unhappy or unsatisfied. Thank you again for bringing these facts to our attention. They will be mentioned at our regular meetings with our personnel.

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Reviewed August 12, 2014

The pasta was fantastic, and the lively staff did a great job of making the birthday girl feel special. Truly a memorable evening.

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Thank Jeremy R
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