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Via Ireneo Affo' 2A, 43121, Parma, Italy
+39 0521 236905
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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89 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Went for a business dinner here and thoroughly enjoyed it! Lovely menu with plenty of choice and local dishes, all reasonably priced. Perfect service in a quaintly decorated restaurant, excellent drinks selection and was around €35 each for 3 courses (plus a surprise soup!) and a little bit of wine. For old world charm, excellent service and great value i... More 

Thank Kidderz
New York City, New York
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313 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Il Trovatore was a good restaurant, not great. We began with a Prosecco and an amuse bouche, shared a large plate of prosciutto of Parma, then lamb chops and “Duchessa di Parma” (a sort of meat ball of turkey and ham and cheese). Service was good.

Thank Chandolin
Cervo, Italia
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559 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Dedicated to Verdi's opera Il Trovatore, this restaurant combines the excellence and abundance of Emilian cooking with operatic background music (Callas and Di Stefano in our case), for a total gourmet-cum-theatrical experience in the city of belcanto. Spectacular starters, harmonious pasta and rice dishes, dramatic meat and fish courses, melodious desserts, even a chorus of bread types baked on the... More 

Thank opossumd
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Found this amazing place in the outskirts of the city after having a good walk around Palma. We ideally wanted an authentic Italian lunch and couldn't have chosen a better venue. The owners were incredibly inviting without being intrusive. Once seated we were offered a complimentary glass of prosecco, next was a delightful basket of a variety of breads and... More 

Thank Rochelle C
Athlone, Ireland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Had the "From the land" option of courses - which is four courses of food. Can not find a fault with the food. Ate every last bite. Excellent other menu options. Staff were friendly and professional. Very reasonable priced. The restaurent is slightly away from the majority of other restaurents which meant is was not busy but that wasn't an... More 

Thank fionagreene6
Zemst, Belgium
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Had a really really really good meal here, even for Parma standards this one sticks out in the positive way - good choice of meats and seafoods as well, all very fresh very high quality. Maybe a little downside : the terrace outside is not so cosy it's a bit on the street, but anyway who wants to sit outside... More 

Thank Danny V
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

A good menu and wine selection. The meals are a reasonable size. We enjoyed all of the meals we tried. The service was very good. Pricing is in the medium to higher range but worth it as the food is good - best we had in Parma. Tourists from New Zealand.

Reading, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed everything during my dinner at Il Trovatore. The service is impeccable, friendly and professional staff advised us on the food and each dish was a delight. Eating here is not cheap but worth every cent. They even offered home made sweets with our coffee. This restaurant is the reason why one day I'll be back in Parma.

Thank cybercharlie
Hua Hin, Thailand
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359 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

It was a rainy evening and we did find this restaurant with lots of Michelin Stickers on the door so decided to eat here. We were offered a glass of prosecco to start, nice! Than came two piece of foccacia with ricotta cheese in the middle, bread was too dry! Our shared appertizer was Tortelline Erbetta and it was also... More 

Thank JankanHH
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

I had dinner here and the meal was very good indeed as was the wine and the service which included a welcome glass of Spumante. They also cater for a gluten free diet.

Thank BGREG1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37 - US$59
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Ireneo Affo' 2A, 43121, Parma, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Parma  >  Parma
  • Phone Number: +39 0521 236905

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