With Italian cuisine inspired by the city for which it is named, Parma Trattoria & Mozzarella Bar brings a little slice of the best part of Italy, the food, to Louisville, CO. Located off of the McCaslin exit on US 36 and surrounded by chain restaurants, Parma is a rare gem. As a full-blooded Italian, I can confidently say that cheese is of the upmost importance in Italian cuisine. Parma makes some flavors in-house and imports the others directly from Rome and Naples to ensure the tastes are as authentic as possible.
Parma, Italy is known specifically for its stuffed pastas, like ravioli, tortellini and anolini, and for its meats and cheeses, which easily surpass those of others regions. Parma is located on one of the most fertile tracks of farmland in the country, thanks to the Po River. The freshness of these ingredients inspired the owners of Parma in Louisville to craft a menu using only organic produce from local farmers and lactose-free cheese.
The menu boasts a wide array of selections from the Mozzarella Bar coupled with various meats like salami and prosciutto and complementing vegetables. Real vegetables lovers can order a roasted artichoke, baked asparagus or fried eggplant and zucchini to accompany their entrée or cheese appetizer. Five different and equally delicious salads, each tossed in a light vinaigrette, round out the starter menu along with two traditional Roman soups.
You can expect all the Italian classics like lasagna, chicken parmesan, pizza and various pasta dishes. Parma goes above and beyond the Italian American staples and brings you dishes featuring polenta, veal and several fish dishes born in the heart of Italy. Parma is sure to bring happiness to your mouth with each and every authentic bite and leave you wanting more. Even the dessert menu does not fail to impress.
Parma’s impressive wine and liquor list rounds out any meal and their happy hour, which is daily from 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. and all-day Monday, allows patrons to sample each and every small plate. And drink cheaply of course!
Parma Trattoria & Mozzarella Bar is without a doubt one of the best Italian restaurants in the Boulder metro area and is absolutely worth checking out if your taste buds haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing it yet. Visit http://www.parmamozzarellabar.com for more information.