– Parma Italian Roots –
We recently enjoyed the most wonderful family dinner at Parma. Located in Grayhawk, in the former Cold Beer and Cheeseburgers spot, the space has been transformed into a modern, friendly and inviting one.
The interior uses blue and white as the color palette and there are lots of charming touches throughout. There is a large bar area that has indoor and outdoor seating. The patio has several tables and a cute astroturf floor.
Since it was a beautiful evening, we opted to dine on the patio. We enjoyed the fact that there was a nice sunscreen until the sun receded.
To start, we ordered the Roasted Mushroom Toast and the Burrata Bruchetta. What a great way to start the meal! The Roasted Mushroom Toast was decadent and loaded with mushrooms and a truffled cream sauce. It was very rich, very delicious and perfect for sharing. The Burrata Bruchetta was lighter and very tasty.
From there were ordered several more items including the Caesar Salad, wood-fired Margherita Pizza and the Linguine with Clams. The Caesar Salad had a bit of a twist. Instead of romaine, they use butter lettuce and in lieu of the croutons, they use gremolata breadcrumbs, plus lots of parmesan. We enjoyed this play on the salad. The Margherita Pizza was prepared traditionally and my son did a great job of finishing most of it. The Linguine with Clams was outstanding, so outstanding that my dad was reluctant to share any. 🙂
The final part of our meal was the dessert and it was the highlight of the meal. The Tiramisu with Pistachio Gelato was outstanding. I have tried tiramisu dozens of times and this was the best. The ladyfingers were so light and the mascarpone was flavored just perfectly. I rarely eat dessert, but I will absolutely order this again the next time we visit!
We were there during Happy Hour and opted for a couple of specials as well as ordered off the main menu. Service was very friendly and quick and our food came out promptly.
Parma Italian Roots is worth a try!
Parma Italian Roots
20831 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
– Located in the Grayhawk Plaza Shopping Center