This is our second time at Parma Cucina!
Located at 285A Crown Street, Surry Hills, Parma Cucina is a bit hard to find. But basically it’s on the corner of Crown Street and Campbell Street. Each time we’ve gone to Parma, we’ve actually been using a group buy voucher and it’s amazing value! So keep an eye out the next time they do vouchers
- Website: http://www.parmacucina.com.au/
- Address: 285A Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
- Map: https://maps.google.com.au/maps?q=Parma&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&fb=1&gl=au&hq=parma+cucina&cid=0,0,4718886363487231604&t=m&z=16
- Getting here: closest train station is Central or Museum. Otherwise there is some free parking around the Surry Hills area.
- Call: 02 9332 4974
- Online bookings: Here (earn points on Dimmi!)
- Open: all day for bar eats (including pizza), Mon – Wed (5-10pm) and Thur – Sun (12pm – late)
The decor and ambience at Parma is one of the things I love about it. The place is little bit fancy, a bit hipster and a bit contemporary mixed into one without seeming too pretentious or alternative. There’s a variety of seating near the bar as well as tables around the rather spacious place. There’s also an upstairs where you can see the open kitchen.
As you walk to the bathrooms, there’s little plants and cans of tomatoes.
Here’s there cocktail lounge type area with pizza pans covering the wall!
Food and Drink
Our voucher gives us a good mix of things to try. First up, we order some cocktails!
Traffic light red and green! Their Happy Hour finishes at 6.30pm and we make it in time. Normally their cocktails are $14, but now it’s $9. They also have a wine menu.
This is the Chef’s selection of salumi, cheese, marinated vegetables, olives, smoked salmon and grissini. This platter is pretty big and so delicious. I especially loved the mushrooms and pumpkin. You have to be careful not to fill up too much on it though!
This seemed like a super simple salad and I had super low expectations. Especially I’ve previously found buffalo mozzarella to be bland. But this was really tasty and the mozzarella was so soft! It was like eating a marshmallow!
This was D2D’s main. It looks pretty amazing right?
This is my main. I think what I like about Parma most is that they have quite an extensive menu to choose from: antipasto, bruschettas, deli and cheese platters, mains (like above), pizzas, pasta, sides and dessert! Usually, I find that eating “Italian” means either pizza or pasta, but here there’s just so much more choice!
For this main, I especially liked the little potatoes. For some reason, they seemed to be seasoned so well and it made them super tasty.
Serving size at Parma? Just right! And even though we don’t quite have room for it, we order our desserts
The pannacotta was nice but nothing too special.
THIS was impressive! It came out on a big pizza board (like what they had put up on their walls) and a pizza cutter! This is definitely not a one-person serving and should be shared. We managed to eat 75% of it, which I thought was a good effort.
I definitely recommend giving this one a go!
What else at Parma?
Parma Cucina also has a takeaway pizza menu and cooking classes! Check out their website for more details. They also say that they are going to have $20 unlimited pizzas on Sundays coming up!