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$ Parma Italian Fodor's Choice

Convivial, lively, and full of locals, this favorite little wine bar on one of Parma's main drags has a couple of keg tables outside, a few stools on the ground floor, and several more small tables in the cramped room upstairs. The simple food, based largely on pork products (equine as well: people in this part of the world like to eat horse), is delicious but is meant mainly to pair with, and accentuate, the fine wines on offer. There are plenty of seriously good Italian wines to choose from, and there are also a fair number of French wines. Genial proprietor Diego Sorba jettisoned his academic career (he has a PhD in Irish literature) to follow his true calling: wine and food.

Italian Emilian Lively Casual Quick Bite $ Fodor's Choice Lunch Dinner

Quick Facts

Strada Farini 5/b
Parma, Emilia-Romagna  43100, Italy


Known For:
  • Its international wine list
  • Delicious crostini
  • The ebullient host
  • International wine list
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Tues. No lunch Sun., Mon., and Wed.–Fri.

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