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Borgo Sant'Ambrogio 2, 43121, Parma, Italy
+39 0521 282650
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwich” (18 reviews)
“carciofi” (13 reviews)
“arancini” (5 reviews)
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08:30 - 19:30All hours
Italian, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
Borgo Sant'Ambrogio 2, 43121, Parma, Italy
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1 - 10 of 66 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We got here by recommendation of a local (airbnb host). For 9 euro's we got a bresaola sandwhich and toast.. I'd go back anytime, you can eat the sandwich at the Garibaldi palazzo ;-)

Thank Yuu T
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Me and my friends stopped off at Parma and decided to try this place based on the reviews, it didn't disappoint. It's crazy busy so you need to wait around 10 minutes but they were the best sandwich we had ever had. If in Parma...More

Thank Adam C
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Wonderful sandwiches but chaotic most of the time.The raw horse meat sandwich is the house specialty .Beware when they say spicy they mean it.Take out is the best option .Very few places to sit inside

Thank david s
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Living in Parma for 3 years, this place was a standard for us. The food here is incredible and the characters who work here only make it all the better. During peak times, everybody wants some pesto cavallo so dive into the crush of people...More

Thank KaraScottt
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We were looking for foodie activities in The Gastronomy capital of the world...Parma! We noticed the "sandwich" shop Pepen featured prominently and were keen to try it out. So, after a day of Parma wonders - parmigiano, prosciutto, and balsamic (authentic), we had a craving...More

1  Thank thehorseshoe2015
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Amaaazing place to get local sandwiches, simple in style but full flavored! Don't get scared by the looks: tiny place with lots of ppl about and quite a lot of rush... but it's very much worth the while. Go up to the counter and pay...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Absolutely delicious! A friendly place to walk in, grab, and go. Very tasty and at least worth a try. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Rainee C
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Our guide took us to this Parma institution. I am amazed it's number 1 on Tripadvisor for Parma, but then it's because it's quirky and exceedingly local - and delicious. The place was packed with locals - wall to wall and outside. Our local guide...More

1  Thank Jimmywoody
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Putting things into perspective, it was a fine place for a sandwich, but no where near the level of this being the "very best restaurant" in a city with so many truly noteworthy dishes and restaurants. We happened to just miss 3PM, and maybe it...More

Thank MAR10_B
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

these are the best sandwiches I've ever seen anywhere. The restaurant is family run by several generations, it's generally bustling in there but the atmosphere is still welcoming and friendly. I would definitely return if I ever go back to Parma.

Thank bookosh
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:30 - 19:30
08:30 - 19:30
08:30 - 19:30
08:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 19:30
08:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borgo Sant'Ambrogio 2, 43121, Parma, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Parma  >  Parma
  • Phone Number: +39 0521 282650
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