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“Amazing pizza”

Ristorante Pizzeria Al Corsaro
Ranked #52 of 654 Restaurants in Parma
Price range: $19 - $32
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Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Nice, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Amazing pizza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

... highway - "Parma" sign caught our attention and at that moment our palate was attacked by imaginary taste of parma prosciutto on fresh pizza ... hence we had to stop there and we are glad we did ... (it was lunch time anyway)

The location: in the centre...hard to miss.

The resto: Give your name and come back in 20 minutes and they really will hold table for you! Not a chique environment, rather simple...but you forget your plastic table flower the moment your food arrives :)
The resto is quite large and therefore when full quite noisy.

Food: do you know that wonderful feeling when the food gives you that funny tickles on the side under your years ... (even now when I am thinking of that pizza I can feel the fresh taste) .. thats how it felt. We had only pizza, but loved it!

Staf: typical Italian, busy-loud-polite ... perfect for a such a busy place :) We were served really fast even though it was really crowded.

We recommend !

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank ZaJaci
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 823 helpful votes
“Legendary Pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

We drove into Parma on the hunt for ham and duly found some at a local market however across the road was Al Corsaro. As soon as we entered we were hit by the smell of fresh pizza and a big broad smile from the owner.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank thefooddood
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Love the pizza - welcoming service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

I live down the street and this is a favorite "go to" place for great pizza, friendly & professional service, relaxed atmosphere.

Visited December 2012
Thank Kathleen K
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Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Busy on a Friday night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

We stopped here for dinner shortly after 7 pm on a Friday night and there was only one other couple in the glass-enclosed patio. Soon after all the tables were filled and people were turned away. Good food, good service.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Jezzybelly
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Annapolis, MD
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“Surprisingly good.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

The first night of our Italian vacation was spent in the lovely town of Parma. It was a Tuesday and many of the restaurants were closed. After walking around a while, we found ourselves at the bustling Ristorante Pizzeria Al Corsaro.

There is a glass enclosed patio and a rather boisterous inside part of the restaurant. The patio was full and we were directed to the last available table in the back of the restaurant. The waiter was a little gruff, and I was a little sorry this is where we were to dine the first night of our trip and our only night in Parma.

Well the food turned out to be surprisingly good, although not brought in the order we would have preferred. We wanted to spit a caprese salad, my husband ordered the branzino (seabass) and I ordered ravioli as our main dishes. Now I am aware that pasta is a primi piatti, a first course in Italy, but I am also aware that the Italians have grown accustomed to outsiders ordering pasta as their main course.

Well our waiter would have none of that, and we ended up sharing my ravioli as our first course and I was brought the caprese salad along with my husband's branzino as my main meal.

The caprese salad (tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil) with local balsamic vinegar and olive oil was beautifully presented with the tomato cut open like a blooming flower. The tomato was a bit under ripe, but everything was fresh and tasty. The ravioli and branzino were both cooked perfectly and were very good.

Although not a high-end restaurant by any means, everything was certainly reasonable and well prepared. It ended up not such a bad way to start our vacation after all.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank nancyen
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