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Borgo S. Ambrogio, 2, Parma, Italy
+39 0521 282650
08:30 - 19:30
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Thu 08:30 - 19:30
Fri - Sat 08:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 19:30
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Parma, Italy
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can still rember with joy when I was 5 or 6 and I used to go in Parma for buying clothes (outlet at that time doesn't exist....) and I was bored of that , exept that in the end we would go to Pepen!!!! That made an happy child!!! Now I'm 40 and still go as often as I... More 

Thank Filipposqueri
Stornoway, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pepen appears to be sandwich central in Parma. High speed sandwich production with lots of banter if you speak Italian. Even if you don't, staff are helpful. Surprised about the 60's sexist calendar behind the counter. Ladies might be offended! Raw horse meat sandwich filling will probably get you galloping but lots of other traditional fillings available. Maybe not the... More 

Thank 747alasdairm
Parma, Italy
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

good service efficent even if always crowded at almost all times . very friendly joing atmosphere created by boss and staff

Thank alexis959
Tel Aviv, Israel
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

A great place to grab an amazing sandwich. We tasted several things from the menu and all was super tasty. Bear in mind that there are only few seats in the restaurant and that there is a long line to the cashier, and then you'll need to push your way to the counter were they prepare the sandwiches. As a... More 

1 Thank Eyal N
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Slightly confusing ordering system for the uninitiated. Don't queue at the counter - go to the guy on the right, order your sandwich (and an arancini and excellent glass of local wine to consume while you wait), pay, get a ticket which you then take to the counter to order your sandwich. Well worth the effort as the panini are... More 

1 Thank Mobinsyd
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

It always a great pleasure to eat at Pepen; arancini, tuna sandwiches and carciofa :-) The staff are really funny and their jokes are great, the place at lunch time is really crowed and you may wait for a bit but it worths the time considering the tasty sandwiches.

Thank M A
Salt Lake City, Utah
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293 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

We were looking for a quick lunch option and found Pepin on TripAdvisor. It was a Saturday, and the place was mobbed. It took us a bit of time to figure out how to order. There is a menu with translations on the wall. Once you know what you want, you crowd up to the cashier, who will give you... More 

Thank Jack B
Dubrovnik, Croatia
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Stumbled across this by accident but Very cheap, very good street food in Parma. Central and easy to find. The roast beef was very good and the Parmesan local and fresh.

Thank Emma G
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

If you like street food: tartine di pasta di salame o di pesto di cavallo, wurstel, panini, tramezzini or carciofa, pizza this is the place.

Thank gvsartor
Parma, Italy
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

If you happen to be in Parma sightseeing and you want to eat delicious food at a reasonable price Pepen is the place. Just indulge in mouth watering fried rice "arancini" or delicious sandwiches with local ingredients (every day there is a "special"). Wash it down with a glass of sparkling white wine Malvasia... Devine!

Thank Fabio S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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 S. Ambrogio, 2, Parma, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Parma  >  Parma
  • Phone Number: +39 0521 282650

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