Trattoria del Tribunale came up when I asked someone from Parma for a restaurant recommendation. After a couple more unanimous affirmations to the same place, I immediately got the phone and booked a table. After all, who else knows the best place to eat aside from the people who live in that city anyway? Trattoria del Tribunale is in the center of Parma, in a small, quiet street. On warmer days, there are outdoor tables on the side of the cobblestone road while the spacious two-storey restaurant accommodates more diners inside.
Being dependably good for its traditional dishes, the people of Parma themselves fill up the place from top to bottom. My family and I tried to book a table for a Saturday dinner but we were told that the place was completely full and so we got a table for the following day, Sunday lunch, and luckily, we got the last table. For such a big place, there was not a single space that was left unoccupied, yet people were still arriving and waiting for tables to be vacated outside. So book way ahead if you want to get a table on weekends.
Being the Food Valley of Italy, expectations are high in Parma. A restaurant can be modern or it can also be very traditional. There are a lot of choices in the city but for traditional local dishes, Trattoria del Tribunale is the top choice of everyone for its quality and price. Don't skip the gnocchi fritti (picture above), platters of Parmigiano Reggiano and different kinds of ham and the tortelli (pasta pockets like ravioli) which is another specialty. The best choice in their menu is the degustazione di tortelli which is a trio of different kinds of fillings in one plate. And for the wine, go for something of the area and choose a good bottle of Lambrusco. That should make your meal memorable!
La nostra cucina si base sulla valorizzazione della tradizioni culinarie del nostro territorio. (Our cuisine is based on the enhancement of the culinary traditions of our territory.)
- Trattoria del Tribunale
Trattoria del Tribunale
Vicolo Politi, 5
43100 Parma, Italy
Tel: +39 0521 285527