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 June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (93)special occasion (87)great for outdoor dining (73)neighborhood gem (67)romantic (61)good for groups (57)great for lunch (45)notable wine list (45)hot spot (21)late-night find (18)vibrant bar scene (17)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (5)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Parma 8200
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    This restaurant was excellent. We attended for restaurant week October 2014 and were not disappointed. Excellent service from our server as well as all other staff. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty & Quick
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Another wonderful lunch during restaurant week. The Garetto Soup was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    This was the first time our group had dinner at Parma. The service was great, food was excellent. We were in and out in a timely manner and did not feel rushed. The entire group enjoyed the their experience at Parma and we will definitely return in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Deliscious Italian cuisine
    Susan
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We went for restaurant week and our table of four all enjoyed everything that was served. The Sicilian rice balls were awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A better Italian restaurant
    StefanVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It was a bit out of the way, and the trip was worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • romantic, cozy, delicious!
    nibbler
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I went on a romantic dinner with my boyfriend. We had a cozy booth with soft lighting. We were offered a lot of help choosing the exactly correct bottle of wine. We were allowed tastes until we found one we loved --and at a great value! We shared a meat and cheese tasting, a salad,and their butterscotch Panna cotta. We had thought we might try a pasta course too but we were so satisfied after the anti pasti and salad, that we skipped straight to desert and coffee. Everything was fresh, interesting, and delicious! Our server was the perfect mix of friendly, helpful and discreet giving us or space to converse and holds hands, while showing up at the table to answer questions and make suggestions. Lovely place. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but not a good value
    DerekmVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Good food but not a good value. Just too expensive for what you get.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Loved the food - the pear salad is one of the best salads I've ever had. Presentation was beautiful too. Service was a bit lacking, but o.k. Thanks for the great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another excellent experience
    agoodnorwegian
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Upon our recommendation, we returned with two other couples who had never been to Parma before. The dinner menu is varied, but not overwhelming. My wife ordered the scallops which were served with sweet potatoes. The presentation was beautiful and tasted as good as it looked. The rest of the guests in our party were equally pleased with the halibut and the ribeye. Although the restaurant was very busy, we were never rushed by the very attentive serving staff. We wish we didn't live so far away from this gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    Ciffus
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Who'd have thought that that restaurant at the base of the office building would provide a fresh take on Italian cuisine? From Apps to dessert, Parma brought a fun, creative take that pleased a variety of eaters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The whole package!
    Sparkle
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Parma has the ambiance, the wine, the food and the service. Everything to make your dinner special. Loved the Halibut Piccata!! Will be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner with my 2 oldest sons
    SugarbearVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Dana was our server! She was lovely! She was very thorough with the menu knowledge and she told us about the specials. My oldest son ordered the Penne Vodka, he had 2 portions small and large. My youngest son, had the Penne Vodka as well, I went with Dana's suggestion and had the Gnocchi with sausage in vodka sauce! It was phenomenal! It was the BEST entree I have ever had at their establishment! I asked if it would be on the menu from here out and was told on Thursday nights but it should be there every night, it was to die for! It was Monday night which, bonus, was half price bottle wine night, it was perfect. Also, through looking at the menu saw that Sunday night is Date night, 2 entrees a bottle of wine for $50.00. Wow!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Night Out
    Luv2eet
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had a very enjoyable experience. The food was amazing and was complimented by great service. Our server was Jenna. She was very knowledgeable of the menu and was very personable and fun to work with.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always top notch
    Ronny
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The food was tasty as always. We all (4) wondered if the portions had gotten a bit smaller than the previous times we'd been there. THat was a bit disappointing. But only becasue it was so delicious, we wanted more. So that can't be all bad, right?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our first visit to Parma 8200
    TAnderson
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Our food and service were excellent! We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The food was outstanding. I had the broiled chicken and we had a couple of great appetizers. Service was very good. Prices were moderate. Overall a very good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    KennyJay
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My wife and I have eaten dinner on multiple occasions and have always had great service and food quality. I recommend the Crab Linguine and the Bucatini "Limone".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service as excellent as the food!
    RuxpinVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Outstanding meal highlighted by our server Willa! She was knowledgable about the menu, nicely attentive and provided excellent suggestions. We started with the rice ball app which was very tasty. We shared two salads, pea tendril and caprese salad which were both well dressed and delicious. Our main courses were Halibut with pan seared gnocchi and the terrific boiled chicken with roasted potatoes. I rarely ordered chicken in a restaurant but Willa said it was one of the best offerings on the menu. And it was! So flavorful with the chicken rich and moist. We hadn't eaten at Parma 8200 for some time and will definitely be back not only for the terrific food but the excellent service
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  • Highly Recommend
    Exceptional
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    It was brilliant!!! Love this place, it was awesome, service very good the staff extremely courteous and professional. I would recommend it highly
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
  • LALALA
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    WENT WITH 10 PEOPLE SATURDAY NIGHT FOR BIRTHDAY PARTY .NEVER WILL GO AGAIN .FOOD WAS HORRIBLE
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Experience!
    Coco
    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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent for lunch
    EPDinerVIP
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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.