Parma, the Heart of the Food Valley

Parma_InsideLocated between the pointed peaks of the Alps and the green slopes of the Apennines, Parma is the heart of the food valley in Italy. Many incredible foods are produced in and around Parma, including Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese and Prosciutto Di Parma. The people of Parma have refined palates and truly appreciate the beauty of a good meal served in good company. This description graces the entrance of the Fox Valley’s newest food destination, Parma.

When you arrive at Parma, you first encounter a warm and inviting décor. Walls of bottled wine form the entrance to two distinct environments from which to choose—an Italian Gastro Pub or Fine Italian Dining. Prior to arrival, patrons should have some idea of what type of fare they are seeking.

The Gastro Pub offers a high-end beer and food menu including gourmet burgers, stone fired pizza, finger foods, soups, and boards, which offer delicious meat and cheese selections. The inviting pub has a wall of 60 craft beers on tap to choose from, including IPA’s, Ales, Dark Ales, Porters, Stouts, Black Beers, Lagers, Ciders, Fruit and Nitro Beers. This is for sure the largest selection of finely crafted swill within 100 miles. Five televisions complete the room to enjoy sporting events. The relaxed environment is ideal for conversation and friendly gatherings.

WildTruffleThe fine Italian dining side of the enterprise has the largest selection of premium bourbon, scotch, and whiskey and the largest selection of wine by the glass you’ll find. The food served on this side of the restaurant includes the finest of Italian inspired offerings. The Culinary Institute of America-trained chef, who later spent two years learning his signature Italian preparation in Italy, has delivered this cuisine to the Fox Valley to take pleasure in.

No matter which side of Parma you decide to experience, the food is farm to table. Relationships with area farmers ensure the freshest ingredients are used to fashion delicious seasonal and sustainable Italian cuisine. Soups prepared from scratch, pasta entrees created fresh, and other specialties complete the menu, including seafood flown in daily, and grass fed all natural beef. The menu is seasonal with five to six changes in selection based on what is being harvested from farmers around the state. Well-trained servers provide their experience in preparation and pairings, insisting on the ultimate dining experience.

As the weather warms up, consider enjoying one of 60 patio seats that will soon be available. Parma does not take reservations, except for parties between 10 and 50.
Parma awaits your arrival for what will be an unforgettable dining experience. Parma is located at 3775 W. College Avenue.

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