Restaurants in Italy
Ask for a table on the candlelit terrace overlooking the Arno at the chic, Ferragamo-owned spot. Chef Beatrice Segoni serves fresh fish and prawn soup and millefoglie with layers of light pastry and coffee cream.
The Pigneto district near Termini station has become the destination for hipsters, and this trattoria fits right in. Opened in 1988, it’s run by owner and chef Dario Santilli.
The only place to go for focaccia with cheese.
Luca Collami's restaurant feels like an exclusive private club. Sugarello—a kind of mackerel—is served raw with basil oil, chopped olive, and red pepper. Or, in contrast, try the equally delicious steamed zucchini flower stuffed with heavily anchovied stockfish.
No matter how allergic you are to joyless, pompous restaurants, any eating survey of Parma would have to include this one, especially if someone else is paying.
Under original 14th- and 15th-century frescoes, choose from a mix of classic and experimental dishes. Try the crunchy fried river shrimp with zucchini.