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Parma Trattoria Mozzarella Bar
Parma Trattoria Mozzarella Bar

Parma Trattoria Mozzarella Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.parmamozzarellabar.com
  • Phone: (303) 284-2741
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 9:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Silvio Cuomo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: Emilio (303) 579-7326

Getting there

  • Cross Street: McCaslin Blvd
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Parma Trattoria Mozzarella Bar
Parma, Italy is located in northwest Emilia-Romagna and is known widely for its food, namely Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Prosciutto de Parma. It is also famous for signature pastas that you fill, such as tortellini, ravioli, and anolini. Parma is an architectural hub as well, featuring one of the oldest universities in the world-the University of Parma. Parma's great fortune with good meats and cheeses is due in large part to the Po River plain, which lies within Emilia-Romagna's boundaries and happens to be one of the most fertile tracts of farmland in Italy. As the seasons change, so do the various crops and the flavor of the Parmesan.

In tune with the value's of the Emilia-Romagna's region, Parma Trattoria's philosophy is to use organic ingredients from local farmers, and green, unaltered products whenever possible.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Whenever any of our friends don't know where to meet -Parma Trattoria is our go to spot."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We went on a Sunday night, spur of the moment. Inside wasn't at all crowded, maybe because it was very cold, A/C turned up too high?? The patio is lovely, surrounded by trees and plants. We sat out there. We had arugula salad with parmesan (of course!) and a lemon vinaigrette--excellent. And mussels with a lovely sauce. Also the melanzane (eggplant) flat bread which comes with a small salad. The eggplant mixture is cold and quite good; I would have preferred it warm. I really enjoyed a glass of the special Multepulciano (sp?)red wine. The best part of the meal was the saffron risotto with asparagus and shrimp. Perfectly executed. Service was great. The limoncello dessert was also very enjoyable. We will return--with friends."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "All of the food our group ordered was delicious. We had a hard time deciding what to order because there are so many great choices. The tiramisu dessert was amazing but the gluten free chocolate cake taste burnt. Overall, we were very impressed with the quality of the food."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We met up with friends for dinner and were impressed to find the dining room full on a weekday night! But because they have been so busy, they were breaking in some new servers and kitchen help, so service was a bit sluggish. Despite that, the food, drink, and atmosphere were fabulous."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Great place in the neighborhood, with a great wine list and delicious Italian menu. Would recommend to family and friends!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We were celebrating my daughter's birthday, and the staff was very kind and generous. The owner and the servers were very attentive and friendly. The mozzarella bar was DELICIOUS; reminded us of the antipasto bars in Sicily. We will definately return!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Great ambiance - warm and inviting. Service was excellent. The food was delicious, especially the butternut squash ravioli. I would definitely recommend Parma and I would visit this restaurant again!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I wish you had a rating of "excessive" or "intolerable" for noise. It wasn't "energetic" - it was draining and oppressive. We had been seated inside. Could not hear anything that any one of the four of us said. Including a small child with supersonic screaming. Not that the parents would ever interrupt their talking to calm their upset child. We went outside and the wait staff was kind about relocating us. The patio was quiet, and it rained, forcing us to move (again) under the roof, but at least we were able to hear each other. I'll go back for the food, but either early or late, so I don't have to deal with the brain damage of the insane noise levels."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Parma has quickly become our favorite place! Have been there for lunch - affordable, fresh, and yummy. Plus, their pesto topping for the bread is one we could scoop up. We just went with a group of friends and managed to enjoy happy hour at the start of our meal. Everything was made fresh and was outstanding. The more we go, the more we try - you can't go wrong with any item on the menu. We enjoyed veal saltimbocca, spaghetti de mar, carbonara gnocchi, scampi linguini, creme brulee, tiramisu...ahhh perfect! And the house chianti and mixed drinks were smooth. Wonderful place to go out with friends, family, or even alone - not to mention affordable!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We dined on patio. Food was very good home made Italian. Bread was delicious. Service somewhat slow but wait satff pleasant. Would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Excellent small plates - vegetables were cooked perfectly with light oil and seasoning. No heavy, drenching sauces to weigh down the fresh ingredients."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We were so pleased to find this GEM of an eatery! My husband and I took two girlfriends ..all of us are seasoned travelers to Italy...on a week night . The menu offers a mix and match of "ITALIAN TAPAS "with an assortment of mozzarella..(.the burrata was FABULOUS )..., veggies, seafood, salads etc to share. It was delicious. Everything was so farm fresh and the presentation was Outstanding! We then shared the asparagus risotto...so creamy and tasty, veal piccata....light and flavorful, veal Marsala....very rich and tender and a spaghetti pasta with shrimp, garlic and oil made at my husbands request. Desert was apple pie al la mode and a great creme brûlée. Service was friendly, efficient and quick. FABULOUS DINING !"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Who could resist a place with a mozzarella bar? Unfortunately, we decided to go with a caprese salad instead. While the mozzarella was good, there was way too much arugula on the plate and the tomatoes were typical grocery store fare, bland. I've never had a caprese without fresh basil until then; it needed basil. The olive oil that came with the bread was wonderful, as was the bread. My partner had scampi for his main course. He was pleased there were so many shrimp, but it was rather bland as well. My lobster ravioli was a disappointment. I needed to dump a lot of pepper, salt and parmesan on it before it had any discernable flavor. We opted for the tiramisu for dessert and this time we weren't disappointed. It was rich, but light."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I'd never been to a mozzarella bar, but there's a first time for everything. I had a starter with mozzarella in it--just one kind; I think there were options to sample different types. Excellent. And I had some roasted Brussels sprouts which were good, not outstanding. This was lunch--you have to order food at the bar and then they bring it. But it took a moment to someone to appear to take the order at the bar. Kind of a nuisance. I think they do full service (i.e., server takes your order at your table) at dinner time."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had a great time for my wife's birthday celebration with grown kids and their significant others. Fun to watch the food prep on the big screen TV of the kitchen. Huge portions, no one had room for dessert or cake. Great wine, but we got the last bottle of the nightly special as our first bottle, had to switch to a regular selection for the second bottle."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "It was great to be able to sit outside. The staff is always very accommodating to Open Table diners + even when they are busy we never have to wait for a table. The food is always good, we love the pesto oil for bread. Unfortunately this time the waiter misinterpreted my order + brought me only the appetizer size. Although I finally got a main dish, my companions were finished so I had to take my meal home."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We got lost on the way to the restaurant and when we called the person that gave us directions was extremely helpful plus I explained we were running late for our reservation. He said that was fine and when we got there...it was our server that gave us the directions!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We have been to Parma several times and have always had a great experience. The food is great and the service good."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The food and wine were excellent. Love the online reservation system. We had a party of 9, and it worked great! The service was slow, slow, slow. We arrived at 8:15 p.m. and finally received baskets of bread at 8:52 p.m. Not kidding. Everyone was friendly, though."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I had the portabello ravioli with were amazing. We started with the calamari which was a little disappointing. The dessert menu was great, the gluten free chocolate cake is amazing! The wine list had a lot of wines I had never heard if but they were all fantastic! It was very loud, difficult to have a conversation at a 4 person table. It was freezing, the doors were open for a cross breeze and almost every man and woman had their jacket on. When we asked to have it closed they did close it but not all the way- still very cold. The last thing, I completely judge a place by their ability to keep waters filled- even with large bottles we ran out of water and had to keep asking, that sucks! "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Had the seafood risotto and the penne with a misto appetizer. Everything was prepared and served well. The portions are large. They always have a few special wines in rotation and they are always enjoyable. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We love the food here and always have a good meal. Service is decent if sometimes slightly amateurish; not really a problem but just be prepared that for some servers that aren't quite as seasoned. Note that they don't always get a reservation made via Open Table but then they get us in as quickly as they can."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The linguine scampi is my favorite! And my husband loves the lamb. There is literally something for everyone--even gluten free-ers. We have seriously celebrated all the major family events at Parma this year: two 50th birthdays, an anniversary, a graduation, and a new job. My one and only complaint is that sometimes the wait staff seem a tad harried, and thus not as friendly as they could be. But perhaps this is because they are so busy, which is a direct result of the food being so delicious. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "I would have given a 5 for mothers day brunch, but there were no kids menus and paying $18 for mac & cheese seemed a little silly. Otherwise waiter made concessions to suit our needs so all was well."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant to meet friends and enjoy wonderful food. I love the Gamberi polenta........ delish. Wine list is missing a sweeter choice li"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Our food was great and we had great service in the beginning. However, a large group came in about halfway through and our service was less than ideal. The tables and chairs for the large group were not ready so the group had to stand in the front entrance talking for about 20 minutes. They obviously had a reservation so I'm not sure why it was not planned. Additionally, once the group was seated, our waitress was busy. There should have been more service staff available in anticipation of the large group."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Our party of five, on the night of CU's graduation and the Friday before Mother's Day, had terrific meals and really fine service (from Lisa). We had entrees as well as samplings from the Happy Hour menu and everything was well-prepared and timely-served. We eat at Parma once every three weeks or so and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Parma is a gem for the area. The pastas and salads are great along with the desserts. I would recommend it for anyone wanting good Italian food."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Service was slow and inattentive. Ordered appetizer but it came 5 minutes after the main course was delivered. Told server to cancel after main course arrived but it was still delivered and we were still charged for it. Not impressed. Food was good. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "The food and service, overall, were fine, though the brussel sprout appetizer was rather flavorless. But the place is very loud, which, unfortunately, seems to be the trend in restaurants these days. Having to yell to be heard by others at the table is not a pleasant dining experience."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Seemed to be a bit loud, although there were a lot of people there. Terrific food and wait staff."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed dinner there at approx. 6:15 pm on a Friday evening - we were lucky to be seated immediately after making our last minute reservation on line. For an appetizer we had a house-made cheese with fried pizza dough - sinful but soooo worth it! Beet Salad was yummy and dinners were delicious. I look forward to returning to try the mozzarella (sp) bar! "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "This was our first visit. The ambiance is Spartan and slightly "food court-ish", but the food is good and a good value and the service was very good. Pasta carbonara was excellent but could have used something green in it to add some color and texture - peas or other vegetable. The Caprino Bruschetta appetizer was excellent. Rigatoni Amatriciana needed more red sauce. The cannoli was good. Very reasonable prices"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Been here a few times and especially love to order small plates and from the Mozzarella bar. They must have just waxed the floors because they were scary slippery and my shoes had rubber bottoms. The hostess slipped and fell. Me and my friends husband were both having problems walking on them to a ridiculous level!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "My friend and I enjoyed a great lunch there last week. She had a pasta dish and I had a crostino. Because it was her birthday they brought her a complementary piece of tiramisu. I highly recommend this restaurant. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Had dinner here with friends from California, the food and service outstanding. The server allowed us plenty of time to visit with friends, enjoy wine and bread, slowly order, savor the food, then linger over dessert, coffee and after dinner drinks. The pasta dishes were all great, and the setting was casually chic. The service was attentive but not hovering. Living in Boulder, this will be our go-to place for Italian."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Parma was phenomenal. Such great flavors, variety of choices (including Gluten Free!) and fabulous Happy Hour. LOVED it!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This is a good find, tucked into a strip mall area with chain restaurants in suburbia. They feature fresh mozzarella and house made pasta, great wine list and specials. The fish was cooked perfectly and the salads were generous and perfect temperature (not stuck in a refrigerator."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We have made return trips and will definitely plan more. The food is great. Although it's in a strip mall and a little out of the way, once you're inside you forget about where you are. The ambiance is moderate to up-scale, but it seems to me that families fare just a well as date-night couples. We love to support smaller, independent, local restaurants and Parma make it easy to do so."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This was our second visit and the food was great both times. The Ceasar salads were wonderful, not overly dressed, just right. My husband had Lasagne, which he has had a difficult time finding to his liking, but said this was one of the best he has had. Our group has tried a variety of items, and all were rated highly. This last visit, I had butternut ravioli, which I didn't particularly like, it was quite sweet. I had the lobster ravioli last time and it was very good. The place is busy, so can get kind of noisy, but you can still carry on a conversation. Both our visits were on Satuday nights and I would recommend reservations to prevent a wait."
    Dined on 3/15/2014