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12 Monaci

Via Roma 1/A, 43010 Fontevivo, Italy
+39 0521 610010
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hotel” (5 reviews)
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Via Roma 1/A, 43010 Fontevivo, Italy
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

Not only is the hotel here simply stunning and unusual, the restaurant is staggeringly good. The service is excellent and the head chef is always happy to come out from the kitchen and help select the right wines or even some amazing local beers. Go...More

Thank Dan H
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is an old monastery that has been converted, in the ground, as the restaurant. the place is very beautiful. The menu is partly strictly traditional. Personally I remember a very good ribs lamb.

Thank gvsartor
Reviewed 29 September 2016

12 Monaci is a converted Cesterian Monastery based around a courtyard. It is the big 4 story building in Fontevivo, there is only one small sign to identify it as a hotel. Entrance is into the courtyard and car park is at the side of...More

Thank bandrews212
Reviewed 4 December 2014

Parma's region cuisine is great and 12 Monaci is an excellent example of it. We had great appetizers and "primi piatti" like Ravioli Duchessa or Anolini in brodo were simply delicious at very affordable prices. The setting, an ancient cloister reconverted into an hotel, and...More

Thank pepitosbazz6
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Great staff Great food Good Prices Incledible place (dinning In an old Monastery...) Too bad we just stayed one night !!! THANK YOU !

2  Thank hervemart
Reviewed 24 August 2013

We've stayed here in july 2013, unfortunately only for one night. Since we had a long drive that day, with a lot of traffic in the heat, and our youngest daughter wasn't feeling well, we didn't plan on having a real dinner that evening. But...More

Thank noworries070
Reviewed 1 November 2012

This guest establishment was a great surprise. The rooms are comfortable, albeit a tad small, no doubt formerly monk's cells. The staff are extremely friendly. On-site free parking. The big treat was the restaurant. Delectable fare are super-reasonable prices, an aperito on the house, impeccable...More

Thank RodgerG
Reviewed 17 July 2012

Lovely dining room in old monastery and the food superb, easy drive from Parma. Meal servings are very generous and we liked the local Malvasia sparkling wine.

2  Thank Janelion
Reviewed 13 July 2012

The 12 monaci (12 monks) is a restaurant with a few rooms for the ... Pilgrims! Probably an old monastery, it's located right by the local church. The rooms are quite small (perhaps formerly monks's cells) but the food experience is what you want to...More

2  Thank Istkid
Reviewed 15 June 2012

I stayed here with my family and group of restaurateurs from Canada last year. We all loved it! The only thing better than the food (a culinary oasis in an otherwise sleepy town) & the setting (gorgeous vaulted ceilings) is Letizia who runs the hotel....More

Thank Mark D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:15 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:00
20:00 - 22:00
20:00 - 22:00
20:00 - 22:00
20:00 - 22:00
20:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Roma 1/A, 43010 Fontevivo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Parma  >  Fontevivo
  • Phone Number: +39 0521 610010
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