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Tortelli on Saint John's night

On the night of 23 June, dedicated to Saint John, a deeply rooted tradition requires to celebrate in Parma and surrounding villages eating outdoor huge dishes of tortelli, a local recipe of pasta, waiting for the dew believed to bring good luck for the following year.

From Jun 15, 2019
To Jun 23, 2019
Location Parma and province
Parma e provincia
Parma (PR)

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Phone: +39 0521218889
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In Parma and any small village in the countryside, whether it is in the Bassa or on the hills, will organize open air dinners, mostly around the local church. A full dinner including tortelli, local specialities and wine may cost about 25,00 euros.

The Tortellate on 2019
in Parma:

Saturday June 15
Court of SS.Annunziata Parish (entrance from Via Imbriani)
La rozada ad San Zvan
from 8pm the traditional tortellata
Cost euros 20,00; kids under 8 euros 12,00
Reservation is requested within Monday June 10 tel. 0521237889 - 3289637560

Saturday June 22
Podere Stuard - Strada Madonna dell'Aiuto, San Pancrazio
Bio-Tortellata di San Giovanni
from 10am market of food km0; in the morning tastings and visit of the farm
from 8pm Biological Tortellata di San Giovanni. Cost 15,00 euros, drinks not included. Reservation is necessary tel. 3489336391.

Saturday June 22
Borgo Colonne
in the evening tradizional Tortellata di San Giovanni

Sunday June 23
Via XX Settembre, Via F. Cavallotti e Piazza San Giovanni.
in the evening tradizional Tortellata di San Giovanni

Sunday June 23
Piazza Ghiaia
Tortelli di San Giovanni in Piazza Ghiaia
from 7.30pm traditional food from Parma by special street chef: Paola di Gusto Parma and Filippo de L’Osteria dei Mascalzoni
Complete menu (excpet wine) euros 25,00
Reservation is suggested cell. 3495640528

Sunday June 23
Csac - Abbazia di Valserena
San Giovanni allo Csac from 7.00pm San Giovanni's dinner in the courtyard of sculptures.
For information tel. 0521607791.

And in the province:

Saturday June 22
Tortellata by night waiting for San Giovanni
from 7.00pm dinner under the sky among the streets of the village, with music and good food.

Sunday June 23
Tortellata in the ancient medieval village
From 7pm traditionale dinner with tortelli and oyher local specialties with live music.

Sunday June 23
Museo Guatelli - Ozzano Taro
from 8.00pm traditional dinner. Reservation at number 0521333601 or

Sunday June 23
Piazza di Torrechiara
Tortellata di San Giovanni
dinner under the stars with traditional menu, 23,00 euros per person for tortelli, main course and dessert (wine is not included). Reservation is compulsory at number: 3282250714 or

Sunday June 23
Borgo Val di Taro
Tortellata di San Giovanni
From 8pm the traditional dinner with tortelli in Viale della Libertà.
For information and reservation cell. 3337599122.

All the restaurants and trattorias in town and in the countryside have the traditional Tortelli d'erbetta on their menus, especially on St John's night.
Check out where to eat them among the members of the club Parma city of gastronomy

Last update :
Jun 20, 2019