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“Great local restaurant with local food”

Osteria dello Zingaro
Ranked #53 of 744 Restaurants in Parma
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Delicious meal and lively atmosphere with mostly local people. Busy and offering local delicacies such as horse meat tartare ( which we did not have) . I had pork cheeks which were delicious.

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

I went there some years ago because it is a domestic relic to Parma. Most Parmesans recommend this osteria as the top of the city; which are big words. I took the advice, having lived in Parma for one year, and I was not diappointed. The cavallo crudo on the torta fritta was the best I had in any trattoria or osteria. Also, we had all the possible salumi in the restaurant.

Simply one of my best memories in Italy mi manca troppo e vorrei venire ancora.

Thank Rob C
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We had a booking here and almost cancelled as having just arrived in a Parma we were exhausted. But a bit of a nap, shower and off we went. No one there as being non European we had booked for 7.30 they were booked out. This place didn’t disappoint. We had tortellini with spinach and ricotta and pork with rosemary accompanied by some delicious roast potatoes. Red wine, half litre and Italian beer, 660 ml. Breads and a sample of salami and Parmesan also. Oops forgot my husband had limone tart for dessert which was warm and delicious. All this for about $65 Australian. Delicious too, price wise no wonder us aussies just Love Italy! Great staff too, particularly one lovely lady who gave us ideas of where to go, what to see in Parma and surrounds.

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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We ate here after being recommended by a friend. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and the food fresh and delicious! Would highly recommend the restaurant for authentic Parma dining.

Thank Travelhappy888
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

First, mille grazie to our Parma guide, Valeria, for telling us about this Trattoria/Osteria and also for making a reservation for us.

We tried its "Tris di Cavallo" (three types of horsemeat: roast, raw, and raw with egg and tabasco sauce). What a surprise! The meat was slightly sweet! Definitely did not taste like chicken, nor like beef! It was delicious and memorable.

We had the ravioli with spinach and parmesan - very good also.

We also had the salad with parma ham so we could try the famous parma ham (good, but I'm tired of salads in Italy).

We had the house white wine which was very good.

We finished up with dessert - a pie of pear baked with cookies, a la mode with a scoop of vanilla gelato on top. Delish!

This was our very last restaurant dinner in Italy after over two weeks of travel. It was a lovely, delicious cap to our wonderful trip! All our meals in Italy were wonderful, but this restaurant was especially memorable, perhaps because of the horsemeat which we had never had before.

Our meal was very reasonable, too, considering that we had pasta, a main, salad, dessert, and a half liter of wine! Cost was <50 EUR for the two of us.

So: memorable, reasonable, delicious - what's not to like?

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