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Osteria del Gesso

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Strada Ferdinando Maestri 11, 43121, Parma, Italy
+39 0521 230505
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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We went to the restaurant but it was closed. Further enquiries led us to believe that this wonderful place has closed due to the retirement of the owners. (November 2016)

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Went here for a dinner with my wife and her cuisine. Outstanding food I have to say, had a zucchini flan which was a dream and my wife the Parmesan mouse I still dream of. Tagliatelle with lamb was outstanding and closing with a dream of a chocolate mouse. Will absolutely come back.

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Melbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Very quiet and it shouldn't be , although the owner reassured me dinner is always busy. It was fabulous. A platter of seriously high grade Parma ham (how could one go wrong), a great local wine list (barbera d'asti fabulous for 30€) and then THE BEST pasta ever . Little ravioli pillows of 2 kinds of cheese (stracchino, pecorino maybe... More 

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philly
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

we walked to this austere from our hotel and were delighted by the meal we had there. A family run business, it was really good home cooking. Out of the way, we needed directions - but once we got there we were happy with everything about this restaurant.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

GENERAL STUFF: The distinct difference between a ‘destination’ and a ‘location’ was brought home to us during a great meal in a Parma Osteria where we ate the best pasta dish ever. If you choose destinations like Rome, Florence then Venice, you clearly know what you want; but the locations of Parma and nearby Bologna gave us a memorable taste... More 

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Rio De Janeiro
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

We have enjoyed the dinner we had at Osteria del Gesso. The place is nice and the service very friendly. All the dishes were good but the pasta, tortelli d'erbetta e ricotta alla parmigiana, was one of the best pasta dishes we had in Italy.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Exellent service - very nice atmosphere. We were six people eating and the food was very good. Genuine home made cooking. Highly recommended.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

We enjoyed two dinners here and each time we had excellent innovative Bolognese cuisine presented in the most beautiful way. Every morsel was worth the price. I highly recommend this restaurant to any "foodie" who appreciates innovation combined with traditional ingredients. Ability to speak basic Italian will help. We enjoyed great wine suggestions and service.

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

We went here for lunch and were delighted. The restaurant is small and charming. The city of Parma is filled with very good restaurants doing the local specialties, but this place was something different. From the first bite, you know you're in the hands of a chef who can really cook. I had house made pasta with branzino and cherry... More 

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The Food Valley
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2015 via mobile

We went for lunch, overall the meal was ok but the carpaccio d'anatra was not good (onions were very good though) and the chocolate mousse wasn't exactly tasteful. Side notes, as soon as we got in there was smoke smell in the room, the wine by glass was supposed to be sangiovese but the second one was definitely not (also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strada Ferdinando Maestri 11, 43121, Parma, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Parma  >  Parma
  • Phone Number: +39 0521 230505

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