We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“If you have a free evening....”
Review of Parma

Parma
Ranked #12 of 1,124 Restaurants in Fresno
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“If you have a free evening....”
Reviewed August 7, 2012

I love Parma. I love the owner's constant presence at her restaurant, the food, the drinks, and the vibe. My only beef with the place is that eating there is the event for the night. The food tends to leave the kitchen slowly and this is not a place to eat before a movie...unless it is a midnight showing. They leave space between courses for cocktails, convo and digestion. Their meats are always perfectly cooked. I order anything that comes with their buttery fried potatoes. I recommend eating on the patio if it's possible since the breeze is perfect. This place is pricey but we don't have very many gourmet places here and this one is locally owned. The creamy mushroom lasagne is amazing but extremely rich. The lemon cornmeal cookies at the end are perfect. I will say that I preferred the old location and smaller size but when they get it right at the new place you're sure to leave happy.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Kris10fresno
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

121 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    89
    20
    5
    2
    5
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
4 reviews
“Wonderful Evening”
Reviewed May 19, 2012

Each time we come things are wonderful. Service is impeccable, food is delicious and fresh, and the evening without fail is wonderful. You never feel rushed or out of place. The owner even stops by to thank you for coming. The small but comfortable atmosphere is always welcoming. A favorite spot for us.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Thestock22
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oakhurst, California, United States
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice surprise!”
Reviewed April 14, 2012

Food and service excellent! Lunch was great and will be going back to try the dinner menu!

  • Visited April 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Debra D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Francisco
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Surprise: a 4* Italian restaurant in Fresno”
Reviewed April 11, 2012

We were passing through Fresno and found this restaurant through online reviews. What a happy surprise: an excellent Northern Italian restaurant. Elena, the owner, is from Parma and the executive chef. The restaurant is a labor of love for her and her staff. Portions are larger than average but not excessive. The wine list is varied and reasonably priced. Service is leisurely, as befitting the picturesque city of Parma.

Note that the restaurant moved to North Palm from N. Marks; our GPS has the old location in it.

  • Visited April 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank BartlettSF
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fresno, California
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The antepastas are a meal in themselves.”
Reviewed March 28, 2012

Recently moved and had some growing pains, but the food, atmosphere, and service were splendid.

Visited January 2012
Helpful?
Thank Scott S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Parma? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing