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Parma

1404 Third Ave., New York, NY 10075 40.774809 -73.95695
nr. 80th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-535-3520 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Hours

Daily, 5pm-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 77th St.

Prices

$17-$35

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Classic NY
  • Delivery
  • Romantic
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

60th St. to 100th St., York Ave. to Fifth Ave.

Profile

If restaurants were people, Parma would be a comfortably set-in-his-ways Italian grandpa. This amiable UES eatery hasn’t changed much since it opened in 1977. Lacquered wood walls wrap around linen-clad tables that sit on somber carpeting; back-lit stained-glass panels feature piazzas; and the red-sauce menu is as old-timey as the silver-haired (and -tongued) waiters, who punctuate their banter with urges to “mangia, mangia!” The pastas are handmade and hearty, including the plump potato, egg, and cheese gnocchi tossed in a porcini sauce. The veal and chicken entrees, though, can tend towards bland and pre-assembled, arriving at the table a bit too quickly for comfort. The veal saltimbocca Fiorentina gets a needed kick from salty prosciutto and an aromatic sage and wine sauce. In the end, the regulars flock here because, in this case, familiarity breeds contentment.

Recommended Dishes

Gnocchi, $22; veal saltimbocca Fiorentina, $24

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