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“A LOCAL GEM!! So happy we decided to eat here!”

Osteria dello Zingaro
Ranked #54 of 743 Restaurants in Parma
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Our hotel gave us a few options for nearby restaurants and we are so happy we decided on Osteria dello Zingaro. It was down a somewhat deserted street behind the Duomo and was packed with locals (we were lucky to get in and were very obviously the only tourists which we loved!) The front part of the restaurant was also a salumeria where they sliced and prepared our appetizer of Culatello, Proscuitto.and Parmigiano Reggiano. We then worked up the courage to try the local favorite of "Pesto di Cavallo" (horse meat tartare). Didn't taste like anything we've had before; actually very good - this was the place to try it. The local pasta special was also fabulous - an unexpectedly great dinner! Would definitely return and recommend.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

We were in Parma in June and this was by far our best meal in 6 days on every level....quality of food, ambiance, service and price. We ate here twice and if you are planning to eat here it is best to book as it's very popular with locals. The pork cheek was exceptional in terms of tenderness and taste and their pasta dishes are definitely worth a try even if you just share one. The atmosphere is very cosy and homely and makes for a relaxed dining experience. So glad we found this place!

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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Recommended by both our host and the foodie tour guide, we chanced getting a table for 3 without a reservation upon arriving in Parma on a Wednesday night. We had the salumi misti and house red wine, asparagus risotto, pumpkin ravioli, and roast beef (rare steak) with a side of roasted vegetables. Everything was delicious without being fussy, and the two gentlemen staff were kindly and patient. We were pleasantly surprised by the bill, including cover/servicio (+two baskets of bread and two bottles of water), less than 70euro! We ate at the overrated 4Lions in Florence and paid twice as much for awful food and snobby service. Wish we were staying in Parma longer...we could work up our culinary courage to try the famed horse tartare! Would trust Osteria dello Zingaro to do us right.

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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Three of us had a beautiful typical local lunch. The generous host helped us in clear Italian, the unique specialities of the region and the food lore associated. Clean, attentive service. Small staff really cared about the food and the experience. Gracie per una buon Pranzo.

Thank Enrico_in_Sicilia
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

These are what I had and recommend. Great place to eat and usually full. Best to book in advance. We called at 12 and they had a table but were turning people away after we got there.

Thank AdamL821
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