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Antica Osteria della Ghiaia

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Borgo Paggeria 12, 43121, Parma, Italy
+39 0521 287930
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 23:00
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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to Parma was very enjoyable with lunch in this restaurant being very memorable. The food was freshly cooked and very tasty. It was good value and we were very well looked after. It had a lovely atmosphere and we are happy to recommend it.

Thank Frankie S
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157 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I feel all the good reviews are justified. The good is ok certainly not fine dining but not lower End either. Would I come here again probably not. Nothing wrong with it and the service is brilliant. But maybe not for me

Thank ebass
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128 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Tried for lunch around 1pm on Saturday in September but the restaurant was full. Very helpful waitress made booking for later and we came back before 2 and were seated on an inside table. There was only one waitress covering front of house yet she was very efficient and made time to explain the menu. We shared an orange and... More 

Thank priestfield
Townsville, Australia
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120 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

In a quiet street not far from Palazzo di Pilotta, this osteria serves unpretentious inexpensive traditional dishes with a smile. It also has an outdoor area and was perfect for a late lunch. Pasta and wine were both lovely and I watched the waitress go out of her way to ensure that everyone was satisfied. If i was in Parma... More 

Thank Jo M
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Our dinner at Antica Osteria della Ghiaia was an amazing and heartwarming experience. The food was superb, but simple. You can taste that there is good produce and it feels good, Italian comfort food at its best. The staff is really friendly and the ambiance is very cosy. One of the best meals I've had in Italy.

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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a quick lunch and found a warm welcome and great food. Had to wait a couple of minutes for a table during which our dog was brought a bread roll and some water! Was worth waiting for an excellent lunch of local food and wine. We really enjoyed the Parma ham and Vitelli tonnato and wished... More 

Thank Debra B
Vienna, Austria
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37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

It is neither chic, nor a guest-house, it is exactly what I wanted (I expected) from a typical Parma restaurant: Excellent products, good cousine, friendly staff, in the Emilia style.

Thank Eveight
Milan, Italy
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

I ate here with my girlfriend and a friend of us. We found a table without any reservation and we ordered a "tagliere with salumi and fried pie" and "erbette and ricotta cheese tortelli". They both were great and the owner has been friendly and professional. The atmosphere is fascinating. The only thing I didn't appreciate was the "double" "salumi... More 

Thank Federico L
Lusciano, Italy
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came here for dinner and we had an amazing meal. Our pastas were well made and the secondo we split was the ossibucchi, super tender and full of wonderful flavor. Would recommend!

Thank ShaylaTello
Aubagne, France
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

While looking for another restaurant nearby this one was advised by a kind guy getting out of it appraising it for the service and home made meals. He was totally true. Wine list is also good. A place to go if you are not local and want to enjoy the nice food of Parma.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borgo Paggeria 12, 43121, Parma, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Parma  >  Parma
  • Phone Number: +39 0521 287930

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?