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Parma 8200
Parma 8200

Parma 8200 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.parma8200.com
  • Email: parma8200@damico.com
  • Phone: (952) 896-8888
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Monday-Friday 11am-2:30pm

    Happy Hour Monday-Friday 3:00pm-6:00pm

    Dinner Monday-Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm

    Friday and Saturday 5:00-11:00pm

    Sunday 5:00pm-9:00pm

    Parma Bar and Lounge are open daily until the last guests leaves.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Charlie Schwandt
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Parma 8200 is more than happy to bring our food to you. We have a great Express Lunch menu. Call ahead and order or stop on by.
  • Entertainment: Bar & Lounge
    Friday nights 7:30-10:30 Jazz Vocalists
    Saturday nights 7:30-10:30 The Benny Weinbeck Trio
  • Special Events & Promotions: Happy Tower $3 for 3 hours- 3pm-6pm. drinks and appetizers.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Normandale Lake Blvd
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We have public parking in the ramp that is attached to our building via the skyway on level C.

    We also offer Valet parking in the circle of the main entrance to the 8200 tower. $5 per car.
A word from Parma 8200
PARMA 8200 is a moderately priced Italian eatery evoking the city of Parma, in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna famous for its architecture, countryside, dining, agriculture—whose artisan ingredients are a culinary staple used throughout Italy and features classic and traditional Italian dishes from all parts of the country.



The restaurant’s spectacular, foodie-friendly antipasti bar featuring salads, appetizers, Italian meats and cheeses, fresh fruits, vegetables and crudo—where diners can enjoy front row seating as Chefs prepare food. PARMA 8200 showcases Richard D’Amico’s signature interior and exterior design highlighted by a strong dark-wood design motif which is casually sophisticated and elegant – evocative of a martini bar you’d find in Milan or Rome and has a unique outdoor patio features dining, lounging and an outdoor pool table. Parma is located in the 8200 Tower, in the Normandale Lake Office Park in Bloomington, Minn.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Usually I enjoy my Parma meals but tonight was a bit different. My salad had way too much red onion. I had to remove a lot of it. My dinner, a favorite, was still great. But my warm almond Frangipane crepe, was a disapointment. I remember the crepes from the original rest. in downtown Minnespolis, but this one was not the soft and wonderful crepe I remembered. It was hard and wasn’t as pleasing. I was dissapointed. But that was not enough to turn my opinion of Parma 8200, I still love it. It’s always my first choice."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We heard good things about this restaurant and since it is so close to our home, we gave it a try. I made a reservation on Open Table and noted that it was a special occasion, my wife and my 17th wedding anniversary. From the minute we stepped up to the hostess stand, we were disappointed. The hostesses were not friendly (no smiles, no welcome), the table we were sat at was in a terrible location, lopsided, and our wine spilled on the table. The waitress was knowledgeable but too busy and not genuinely friendly. She recommended two main courses, which we ordered, both were mediocre. Worst of all - there was no acknowledgement of our anniversary - not one word, desert, or nice table. We frequent Caio Bella and will continue to do so."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "this is a great spot for client lunches. I have not been there for dinner but I am sure that is great as well."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The service was amazing. I've worked at several restaurants and know how to spot an up-charge when they're dished out. I can honestly say our server was sincere when offering dishes and wines and was not just trying to increase the bill and thus his tip. The atmosphere was romantic and energetic without being stuffy or having absurd price points like other nice restaurants. The jazz band was very talented and played at just the right decibel level. Loud enough to easily hear, but I by no means had to intentionally speak louder for my fiance to hear what I was saying. Long story short, it's certainly worth a try."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This is my third or fourth time to the restaurant and loved the food lovely ambience very swanky feel and the service is really really good. Will definitely be back again and again."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We visited Parma 8200 on a Friday night. As others have said - we did find it hard to find even after doing the research and reading reviews. Once there we were greeted and seated in a nice both in the rear of the restaurant. Our server Maggie was excellent. Right after ordering, it occurred to me that we were sitting next to an empty 12 top table. I wondered about it but figured it was a large group of adults. Boy was I wrong. Inbound from the front was 3 couples and 6 young kids. And what did they act like - go figure - kids. I gave Parma five stars for food and service - but I blame the breeders next to us for ruining a nice dining experience. Maggie even had to yell the dessert choices - it was too painful - we left early."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The food was good, but not very many choices for vegetarians or vegans. That would be a nice addition."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The food at Parma is always great, and they offer a wonderful deal on Sunday nights for $50 a couple. The $50 includes two three-course dinners and a bottle of red, white or sparkling wine. We had enough food to have another meal the next night! We'll be back."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Enjoyed our food, great staff, variety of menu options including drinks. The jazz band was great."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My visit to Parma 8200 was great. The staff was friendly and attentive, but not overbearing. The food was excellent. We both ordered pasta. The taste was fantastic. Here's a positive that struck both my date and myself as odd. We loved the water. It tasted so pure and crisp. The only "negative" I have is the parking. Once you understand where to park, it's fine. It was very clear at first. You need to park in the ramp. I wish that was a little more clearly pointed out. That didn't ruin anything though."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Our waiter was very skilled at connecting with us and making the evening special. He recommended a very nice bottle of wine and described items on the menu, but what made him stand out was that in a few short exchanges he demonstrated that he cared. I don't usually feel that way at the end of a nice meal. All the other usual attributes of a high end place we're there too, lots of professional wait staff, great wine and good food. We will be back."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I hadn't been to Parma 8200 in awhile, & was happy to return. The restaurant was empty when we arrived at 6 on Monday, but filled up a bit by the time we left. There have been a few changes at Parma - the cheese-garlic bread has been replaced by a nice crusty bread with very silky butter. Unfortunately, the burrata is gone, too. With it's short shelf life, that's not entirely a surprise. Started with the apple salad--delicious, although heavily overdressed. Then delightful pasta. I had Bucatini Limone, a dish I've had many times. Good, but very sour. I'm not sure if it was the sauce or the capers, which were very intense and plentiful (perhaps too plentiful) in the dish. Bustterscotch Panna Cotta completed the meal. Yum. I will be back!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "The food and service were fantastic! What a great restaurant!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Parma executes nicely on their menu. They have some very good wine and dessert options. Entrees could use a bit more imagination, especially the pastas, but they are very well done. Happy to eat there. Also, terrific jazz trio in the bar on Saturday nights. That extended our stay."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I almost exclusively go to Parma 8200 on Fridays and Saturdays when they have. They have really good performers which I can tell as I am a Jazz Pianist. It never has been a waste of time for me."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We met some family there and had a great time catching up. It was quiet enough so we could talk. The gluten free pasta is great."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Went with a group of eight and had a great time. The food was delicious - especially the sea bass and the pork oso bucco. With one notable exception, the service was truly top notch. The one exception was that the waitress failed to put in the entrée order for one member of our party, so we had to wait (but only another five minutes) for that to arrive. When the check was presented, the missing order was not on the bill and the lady who was missing her entrée told the waitress about it. Instead of apologizing and declining to charge for it, the waitress added it to the bill - at full price. That's just not OK. While that didn't ruin an otherwise magnificent evening for us, it certainly is a great disappointment."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "enjoy Benny's trio in the bar, you can hear music in restaurant but not too loud. If you really want to hear it and enjoy making requests sit in the bar. love the decor. Waiter was excellent. can't wait til spring to enjoy outside seating."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Connie E was great. Her piano and bass players were equally great. Just a tad too much back ground noise, but it's a bar not a jazz club"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Everything was great, except the steak topped with breadcrumbs just didn't cut it."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Parma 8200 is a consistantly good. I always enjoy my choice. Would love to order the deserts but am always too full. My husband had one dish that he didn't care for. He should have known he wouldn't care for it because of the ingredients listed for it. But.m he ate it anyway!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Parma is definitely one of my favorite restaurants, I bring everyone there! Do yourself a favor and go try it!!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We did the Sunday date night special it's $50 per couple it includes 3 courses and a bottle of wine it is great deal."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Parma 8200 has nailed it everytime I have been there. Brought some Chicagoans here, and they were impressed!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Excellent staff,,,Friendly....Very good food...Highly recommend"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Overall it was a great experience. The service and food were very good. If you are a beet lover, the beet salad was AMAZING!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Was excited to try Parma, as D'Amico restaurants are usually quite good. It disappointed on many levels, but when every person in your party is disappointed in their entree and you've ordered the special, pasta and entree type meals, you know you have a problem. Salads and desserts were good, not outstanding. The ambiance was dull, save for the strange lounge singing act. Would not spend my money to eat here ever again."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I took a client to Parma on Wednesday and I will definitely be using this spot again. It was a perfect meeting place, the ambience was great and the noise level was low so that we could actually hold a conversation.... not to mention, the food was GREAT and the prices are resonable as well. I will definitely recommend this spot to others."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We much enjoyed the food, and the 3-course dinner was a good value, compared to the individual entries. Gorgonzola caesar was fantastic, and the Cavatelli was very good. Service was somewhat negligent, with promised drink refills forgotten, and no spoons provided with after-dinner coffee. The coffee was luke-warm."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I had family visiting from out of town and we chose Parma as the online menu looked good with nice variety. We were seated in a back room where there was only one other table. But...the other table had kids, noisy screaming kids. Should have known why there was no one else seated back there. I thought to ask to be moved but since it was getting late we thought they were finishing up. But they were just getting their food. The food we had was great, service was excellent. But I felt that a reservation with adults only should have been given a table with similar patrons."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We found this spot on the list of restaurants participating in Restaurant Week February 2014! We thought we would give it a try! The food was spectacular! The prices are a bit expensive. We had early reservations but the place was packed when we left around 7:30-8pm."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The night started out slowly as the waitress explained the menu and then comes back while we are still studying the menu. I order a glass of wine. We order. She forgot to bring out my wine and stupidly ask if I would like it now. My wife's pasta is not hot and my beef tenderloin is covered in some cheese (it was not mentioned in the menu) and mushy. It was the worst steak I eaten in many years. I was glad to leave and will never return."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Parma 8200 was a delicious treat for restaurant week. The service was very attentive and knowledgeable about the food. My only issue was finding the restaurant. I felt there was not enough signage directing guests as to the best place to park in order to access the restaurant easily."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We normally have better service when we go to Parma. They were very busy. We had to wait a long time for desserts to be served. When you are having lunch with a work group, timing is important."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dining experience at Parma this week. The food was delicious. There were 6 of us and we all tried different things on the Restaurant week menu and everything was delicious. The staff was very nice and attentive. It was a great evening."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "They have a great "Pick 2" lunch menu for a deal. It's super yummy, and you don't leave feeling hungry. Their in house chips are amazing and hard not to eat them all. Can't stand their weird pickles."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We ended up at Parma on a Saturday night sort of by accident. A snowstorm had left the roads snow-packed and icy. We intended to have dinner elsewhere and just go to Parma for an after dinner drink and music. But to minimize driving, we decided to spend the whole evening there. Good decision. The wine list offers many choices to suit personal preferences. At our table, we ended up with a bottle of white wine, a glass of chianti, and a glass of California Cabernet. The dinner menu offers a similar variety. You can choose a full-course Italian meal, with antipasti, salad, pasta primi, and entrée. We opted for salads and entrées. After dinner, we took the remaining wine into the bar and enjoyed the jazz trio for the rest of the evening."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had a nice dinner. We have dined here several times and taken friends here. There are three down sides to this restaurant: It is very cold if you sit on the edges of the restaurant--to the point I had to put my feet up under me. It gets to be noisy when fully booked, though pleasant when 60%. Each time we have a hard time finding something we really want to order. It takes us forever to find something to settle on. There's not anything on the menu that just jumps out and says 'That's it!'. Food is often too salty."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Wonderful food and great service. Music was nice, not to old or hip-hoppy. Can't wait to go again."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Our first time at parma and tried the date night menu with another couple. Food was very good and selection on limited menu was decent. Would've liked another non pasta entree on the menu as husband is gluten sensitive. Enjoyed the evening!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014