We will be arriving in Parma (from Sestri Levante on the coast) on a Sunday morning, in time for the afternoon Verdi Festival performance at Teatro Regio. We plan to stay overnight and then mush on toward Cremona and Lake Iseo. Looking for suggestions (1) for a light lunch before the performance, (2) a good dinner afterwards, and (3) a really good leisurely lunch in the country the next day.en route north. But most of the in-town trattorie in Parma (Cocchi, Greppia, Angiol D'Or) have mixed reviews or worse from the Italian reviewers, except for Trattoria del Tribunale, and most also reportedly have changed hands within the past few months.
Our best current thinking is (1) light lunch at Sorelle Picchi, the dining room in the rear of Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto; (2) dinner at Tribunale; and (3) Monday lunch at Cavallino Bianco, at La Buca, or at Locanda Stella D'Oro in Soragna. We'd appreciate comments, reports of recent experience, critiques, suggestions, and advice of all kinds -- including alternative suggestions, as well as guidance on which of the three country places to choose (Da Ivan isn't on the list because their website says closed on Mondays).
If it's not too presumptuous, we hope Allende will be among the responders