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Locanda Mariella

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Localita Fragno 59, 43030 Calestano, Italy
+39 0525 52102
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Parma, Italy
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A short drive south of Parma, this is our favourite restaurant in the Province. Excellent food and service and an amazing wine list.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Believe it or not, it was November but I wanted neither truffles nor meat; I wanted fish, don't know why but it was like that. Not easy to find good seafood in November on the hills around Parma. So I was surprised to find some very fine seafood dishes in the menu. Well, I was even more surprised to discover... More 

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Berkeley, California
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81 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

The concierge in our hotel in Parma referred us to this wonderful restaurant. We had a bit of a time finding it, in fact we drove right past it, and ended up in the town just beyond it, but happily everyone knew of it and we back-tracked and found it just before it stopped serving lunch. We had the prix... More 

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Washington DC
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014

This little restaurant is a gem of a neighborhood spot, and it ranks with the very best anywhere. Every dish was delicious, the wine selection is good, and the service welcoming and attentive, but not too much so. Highly recommended. Perfect on a week night, when the small inside space is not crowded and noisy, and even better in warm... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2014

Emilia-Romagna is all about the food. We had dinner at the Locanda Mariella (Località Fragnolo I, 43030 Calestano) after spending a day in Parma in late May 2013. We followed the winding roads through the rolling hills - as described in the Michelin guide, which gives this small osteria a Bib Gourmand - and arrived at the Locanda around 19:30,... More 

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Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

It was Sunday and our last day in the Parma area. We had decided to drive out and try lunch in one of the nearby eateries rather than having another meal in the city. About 30 minutes south is this quaint country inn ("Locanda") and restaurant. What a great decision! It's hard to find, so have a good GPS or... More 

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Paris, France
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

An authentic temple of Italian “cucina” were you’ll discover, behind the food, a treasurer of amazing wines from Italy and other countries. Mariella and Guido, who own and run the place, are so nice that they make a diner here an unforgivable memory. It’s not pretentious but so truly good.

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Lido Di Camaiore, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2011

You'll need either a very fine map or a good GPS to find this isolated place high in the mountains that separate Parma from La Spezia and the Med to the West. Once you get there, 'Vale la pena,' it's worth the pain. The owner, Mariella oversees everything from the dining room to the kitchen to procurement to a wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Localita Fragno 59, 43030 Calestano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Parma  >  Calestano
  • Phone Number: +39 0525 52102

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