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“Good food, poor service”
Review of Parma Rotta

Parma Rotta
Ranked #60 of 673 Restaurants in Parma
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$37 - US$73
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Parma, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
160 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Good food, poor service”
Reviewed 29 November 2012 via mobile

Had dinner with my boyfriend and was very disappointed with the staff.
I normally write good reviews and the food we had was good unfortunately the service was shocking. Problems started with first order when we ordered water, now we eat out a few times a week and the norm in Parma is normal water is always the general Panna brand, we were given something unheard off and did not like the taste after asking if the had anything else they brought us The standard brand Panna. As a celebration We ordered a bottle of our favorite wine Armarone red wine and the young waiter struggled to open it, after 5 mins, splitting the cork in bits and everyone watching him, he called for help. Second arrogant waiter opened the wine and upon tasting we said it was off, however he disagreed and had his colleague smell it. eventually he asked us to leave it to breath for 10mins, We agreed and the wine was still off but the waiter ARGUED that it was not, At this point, if we had not started eating we would off walked out but just let it go to try and enjoy our night.
Food arrived and first course was good but nothing to write home about, soup for me and fried artichoke, next we both had fillet meat which was good. We tried our wine again and that vinegar taste of bad wine was still their so we didn't drink any of the wine.
Upon asking for the bill at this point, they should of taken the bottle off or at least offered a discount but they ignored the fact that we didn't touch the wine, cleared our table and charged both waters and wine, we paid the bill and left. We will not return.

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Milan, Italy
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
““Enjoyed pizza here"”
Reviewed 26 October 2012

The restaurant has a cafe look with red umbrellas out front. We ate outside. The pizza is made with a wood fire oven and was excellent. We had a salad as well and then stopped at the shop next to the restaurant for some ice cream cones. This is a simple restaurant with food at reasonable prices.

  • Visited May 2012
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Tampa, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Best Italian Steak House in Parma”
Reviewed 10 October 2012

We love this restaurant. Meat is delicious, Antonio is a master at grilling.
Handmade pasta, porcini mushrooms and truffles if in season are a few others staples worth the try.
The restaurant also has a good extensive wine list.
You won't absolutely be disappointed.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank The_Roosters
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Mantua, Italy
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Homemade excellent quality food”
Reviewed 7 October 2012 via mobile

Very good dinner with typical & seasonal food. 1 starter, 2 main dishes, 1 second, water+ half bottle of Chianti, 1 coffee: 88€ (2people)
Only con: our waitress was young and inexperienced and at the beginning she forgot to bring us wine, misunderstood our orders... As a result me & my bf almost eat separately: 1 before the other.
Still we enjoyed food very much!

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Thank 82ML82
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Greensboro, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great for a large group”
Reviewed 30 September 2012

Went to Parma Rotta for a "team dinner." Meat is a specailty - delicious and lots of variety. We had several courses of cheeses, meats, and vegetables followed by a delicious chocolate sunday. Service was excellent. While we were there, the restaurant also handled a 25th wedding celebration - handling both groups well at the same time.

Visited September 2012
Thank Kathleen K
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