Parma 8200
Parma 8200

Parma 8200

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.parma8200.com/
  • Phone: 9528968888x
  • 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 are partnering with Creative Corporate Catering and Dining in for the delivery of our food.
  • Entertainment: Bar & Lounge
    Friday nights 7:30-10:30 Jazz Vocalists
    Saturday nights 7:30-10:30 The Benny Weinbeck Trio
  • Special Events: Happy Tower $3-$6 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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Parma 8200 reviews from OpenTable diners
198 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (90)fit for foodies (89)great for outdoor dining (88)neighborhood gem (61)romantic (57)good for groups (55)great for lunch (49)notable wine list (39)late-night find (15)vibrant bar scene (13)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (7)great for brunch (4)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Lovely spot!
    Arin
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent food and live music on weekends (which was a pleasant surprise for us). Servers were friendly and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better Restaurants Elsewhere
    twinmom3
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Started with a small bowl of bread and a crummy looking crock of butter. I looked at the menu and thought "We are about to be taken for a ride." and we were. We ordered the Hawaiian Blue Shrimp with tomato, chili oil and feta. There were four tiny shrimp, bright white and rock hard. There were four slices of cherry tomato and no feta to be found…not much flavor to be found either. The Jumbo Buffalo Shrimp at Redstone and the Parmesan Shrimp at Ciao Bella kick this sad little appetizers bum. The $14 price tag is absurd. I had the halibut with caramelized Gnocci for $30. INonni serves fabulous Gnocci…Parma does not. The $27 Osso Bucco desperately needed seasoning. The poorly groomed servers were friendly. Much better eateries elsewhere.
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  • Good food!
    BerkerycVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Liked this place a lot - nice live music. Good food. Kind of a random location, but overall very enjoyable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wubbins
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Nice ambiance. Enjoyed the music in the bar. Good Service. We were disappointed with the food. Poor value for the price. Our $42 steak was fatty and tasteless and the chicken was tough.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It was the Best Place for me & my Husband's 6th Anniversary. Everything was great about this restaurant, & it was our first time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic find!
    citagirl5
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our food was presented beautifully and tasted even better! The service was great and the ambience was very warm and inviting. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent for lunch
    EPDiner
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Met a friend for lunch during the week. Interesting lunch menu. The server was efficient and organized!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Very nice service and always good food. They honored our request for a quiet setting. Our wait staff was very available yet courteous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent first time there
    Foodiegoodie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    It was my first time there and the food was pretty good. I had the chicken penne and the primi was the perfect size, but the sauce was great for that dish. The other 2 seemed to have enjoyed their meal as well but the one had ravioli in the primi size and said it wasn't very filling. Not sure what the portion difference is for the larger size. Service was odd, we had 4 different servers, one for cheese, one for clearing, one for bringing out food and one to take orders. Not sure that's necessary as it felt like every 5 minutes we were being asked how things were. I understand bussers, and wait assistants but we were a table of 3, it got to be too much when you're trying to have conversations.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This was my second time to Parma. Wonderful both times. The halibut with gnocchi is awesome - I dream about it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nicely done meal
    JanFS
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Everything was very good, except the clams with linguine were a tad salty. We mentioned it and the waitron was very kind about it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for lunch
    freqdiner1
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    And happy hour! Love the rice balls n garlic chips for happy hour and the chicken sandwich for lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service!
    moxiemimzie
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Our server, Raj (?) was really excellent - great service and personality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Have enjoyed the great food and service at Parma 8200 many times, and never disappointed. Brought guests this time, and they were very impressed. It was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely evening
    Mike
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We had a date night dinner on the patio Labor Day and it was most enjoyable. The lemon chicken was about the best we ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Date Night Delight
    Search4Quality
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The Date Night Menu had great options, and the food was better than we expected. Our waiter, Razz, was professional. He was attentive, offered suggestions and described the menu items very well. The supporting table-service staff was well trained and always "on-time" for plate pick-ups, etc. Our Date Night was a pleasant experience. My group of 4 left happy, and we agreed to return in October. This was our 3rd visit to Parma 8200, we have never been disappointed. Parma 8200 is now one of our favorite dining destinations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You'll love Parma 8200!
    cfoodd8
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The ambience is muted and cozy, while the food includes a broad selection of updated Italian dishes. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. For starters we had the calamari. The lemon sauce that goes with it was fantastic. We also had the Cavatelli with country pork ragu which melted in your mouth. The Beef Tenderloin with roasted baby peppers was tender and perfectly cooked. But, the Rigatoni with fennel sausage and charred escarole was not a hit. The rigatoni was overcooked and the sauce had a charred flavor that did not go well with pasta. For dessert, the chocolate-dipped cannoli were light and tasty with a hint of spice. We are looking forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Hulk
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Outstanding, frriendly service but ordinary food; the trend to overseasoning in Minnesota continues. Neither of us at more than half of our entrees. Panna cotta was delicious but not many ho hum panna cottas out there, no?
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  • We will be back!
    Grotmonster
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We definitely enjoyed the food and good service. The date night special was a fantastic deal. We will be back on a Sunday night soon just for that special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Returning Often
    Charlie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed dining at Parma. Best wait person ever, interesting appetizer, fresh but not over-dressed salad, generous and delicious main course. Quiet enough to talk with dining companion(s). Pleasing contemporary decor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    JRloveParma
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Every time we come to Parma, we are delighted. This time I tried the salmon, which I had never had, and it was amazing! The only disappointment was that they were out of the liquor for the pear caipihirinia. Oh well, it was half price bottle of wine night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Service
    discretedinerVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We were there for Sunday Date Night Special event and we enjoyed it very much! The well-paired 3-course dinner plus bottle of wine made the event a pleasant one. Our waitress Maggie was super! She not only made all things right and amiable, she was very attentive and considerate, she also provide great recommendations that made the evening even a terrific one! Great food, great service, great ambiance and great combination. Beautiful Sunday evening at Prama 8200!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Favorite
    minnetonkamike
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Enjoy the Sunday night date night menu. Very tasty Italian food. I like that they do some Puglian dishes. Great pasta and desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beamer
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was incredible. Raj, our server, was the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • another great time at parma
    eatyourmeat
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My wife, daughter and I dined at parma and had a great time. The patio was beautiful and the food and service were even better. We had the cheese plate and rice balls, both were great. Then the apple salad and finally the linguine and clams and the ravioli. All of the food was prepared perfectly, and the nice bottle of Arneis completed the meal. The staff was courteous and attentive and made us feel comfotable yet well taken care of. Another great time at parma.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As expected - GREAT!
    Busterbird
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I have dined many times at Parma 8200, and this time did not fail to live up to the deliciousness I have come to expect. I had the Salmon, and they prepared it for me minus the peppers in the avocado/ceci bean relish. It was delicious, and prepared perfectly. Thank you for yet another wonderful meal!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dessert
    greeneyedgirl
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The Butterscotch Panna Cotta is our favorite! Love the date night, affordable, great options. A must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Room to Improve
    Angus
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Wait service was timely, professional, accurate, and attentive. Bus service was laggardly. Though water glasses were filled promptly, it took way too long (~15 minutes) to clear finished plates, when it was obvious that everyone had finished their meals. The risotto with the osso bucco was soupy and undefined. The jazz combo was excellent, and though their sound carried into the main dining area, it was not too intrusive.
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  • Menu
    Nick3VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Is sparse outside of pasta selections. More than one special a night instead of one special per night that never changes. Wine list is still good. Feel like the menu needs a complete do over
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great hideaway
    Janemc
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We thought this was a brand new restaurant because we came upon it unexpectedly once evening and had not heard about it. Very surprised to find out it has been there for 4 years! Great service, nice atmosphere, and good food with a wide variety of options. We thought it a bit pricey but were still very pleased with our evening. We will go back again and have told others about it. It is off the beat and path and we were lucky to have found it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • karne
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    this is our second time at Parma 8200, both for special occasions. The first was with another couple and in the dining room. The most recent was on the patio. In both instances our server and hostess were excellent. The servers knew the menu items well and how they would be presented. The food was quite good and well presented. We enjoyed our experiences and will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time patio experience
    Purple8PrincessVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    A very nice outside area but our table was wobbling, apparently broken earlier. The staff was aware of the problem, so why didn’t they do something about it sooner? (Not a comfortable place to eat.) Also someone must have spilled a glass of water as my feet had no where to go but in the rather large puddle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining!
    jcinsinc
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Loved the entire experience, from entering to exiting. Great food, outstanding service. Made us feel special.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding service & great patio
    MWDiner
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The lunch with a friend, enjoyed on the outdoor patio was delicious, well-timed and helpfully served. The server pointed out the daily lunch special, and also answered many questions about other menu items. My friend chose a lemony pasta that earned a "mmmm". I had a perfectly-prepared classic chicken parmesean that was a large portion (half got boxed and taken with me) Sliced bread appetizer - a small baguette - came before the meal and was refilled at our request to accompany our pastas. Water glasses were refilled promptly. The charming plant-filled patio is quite sunny, and we were fortunate to get the last shaded table. We did not feel rushed, had plenty of uninterupted conversation time, and still were done within an hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Parma is a Gem
    WayneO
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Our first time to Parma - WOW... thanks D'Amico's for the delicious authentic Italian food and the entertainment with Patty P and her band was perfectly atmospheric making our night very special. We are definitively returning.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Up market Italian
    ambem
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Not the old country but a very nice Italian influence. Unbelievable Halibut piccata. Very nice appetizer choices. Very nice patio - well situated among all the office towers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salmon
    ginamaria
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Best Salmon dinner I have ever had! 0 Carbs and the most tasty Salmon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch location
    Summer2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great lunch location for professionals. Service is fast, top notch and the food is always good. If you are into carbs, their warm bread and butter is wonderful! They used to have a $10 pick two type of lunch menu....but that option is no longer available. While they do still offer a daily lunch special, it consists of just one item. They do also have an outdoor patio, nice location for after work cocktails.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Lunch!
    GranaryGear
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This was our first time eating at Parma 8200 and we will be back. The food and service was great and there was plenty of parking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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  • Predictably a good place to lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Parma is the go-to place for a business lunch. Host was friendly; servers were attentive and efficient; food was delicious. Outdoor dining on a beautiful Minnesota day was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate