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“Don't waste your time”
Review of Stella D'Oro

Stella D'Oro
Ranked #7 of 17 Restaurants in Soragna
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Do not waste your time going to this establishment as they clearly do not welcome you.
Look at the reviews close to 30% of them are average and below, a one star Michelin with that many TERRIBLE there must be something wrong.
Like others we found the door locked and were questioned on our reservation but were never asked our name to confirm we made one.
It appeared to be the chef who wanted to to take our order when we were obviously not ready as we were still reading the menu when asked a few questions he abruptly stormed away.
The food did not reflect a Michelin Star restaurant in quality, some of the dishes were way over priced for what you got.
There was nothing memorable about the food at all.
There was no language barrier involved in this as 3 out of 4 people at the table speak fluent Italian.

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank Italscott
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

We had booked this restaurant some time ago and was assured there would be an English Menu and English speaking staff. Well let me tell you our story......we arrived at approx. 7.35pm (opening time was 7.30pm) on Saturday 19 August 2017, a little early for our 8pm booking and found the door to be locked which when finally opened by the Chef we were confronted by a very cross looking and unwelcoming person. He let us sit down but did not offer us a drink and proceeded to leave us to our devices. Some 10 minutes later he came back and showed us to a table and asked us which water we would like (we understood with/without gas) and then went away again for another 5 minutes to come back to us with a menu (Italian) and off he went again. When he came back, still no water had arrived, we asked if he had a menu in English and he nodded no and then we asked for an explanation of the menu and again he nodded no. He obviously understood our gestures and words but offered no help whatsoever so we left in total disgust. This Chef was extremely rude and I would advise people not to go especially if you don't understand/speak Italian. Actually just don't go. We have never in all our years of dining out across the world in the very best of restaurants (Michelin starred) come across such bad behaviour/manners.

Date of visit: August 2017
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1  Thank Kathryn K
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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

We were on our way to the airport from Parma and found Stella D'Oro on the via Michelin website. Upon arrival we were taken aback by how beautifully designed the building was. We ordered one dish to share to begin and 2 pasta dishes to come after. The "uovo poche" which was intended to come as our starter to share was served with one of the pasta dishes meant for our mains. Despite the little error the poached egg dish along the "Nido di Pappardelle al Salamino fresco con corona di fonduta al formaggio" which were both delicious, especially the "uovo poche".

Once cleared we were eventually served the other pasta dish which was the "Tortelli tradizionali di Ricotta, erbetta, burro e Parmigiano Reggiano" without our MEP (cutlery) replacing. We overlooked yet another hick up in the sequence of service and dived in to what became the highlight of our meal.

We ended our visit with the "Zabaione
montato al moscato rosa in cialda croccante su crema inglese" which was again, delicious, however the merengue which I can only imagine was intended for decoration on the plate was inedible.

When the bill was presented me and my partner placed our cards on the bill folder, only to have who seemed to be our main server push one of our cards off and say "one card" abruptly which was a first in my long years of dining out. Unfortunately we had found said server quite rude throughout our stay.

The food here clearly deserves the Michelin star that it has been awarded and I applause the kitchen staff.

Unfortunately the front of house is lacking and should try to be less stuffy and more smiley.

I would also like to recommend that an establishment of said stature, English menus are offered to diners who are clearly non Italian speakers.

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank Antonia F
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We ended up in this place while driving south on A14, it's just about 10 minutes off the Autostrada. We had no idea it was such a high end place and at the beginning we were a little worried because our 8 months baby did not fit in the contest at all. However she decided to gives us a good out of relax and we were able to experience a great meal. The pappardelle are something to try, something like that doesn't come around that often and I grew up in this region. The price matches the quality. Not cheap but you wouldn't expect that from the minute you walk in

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank marko72
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Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Superlative wine list! Creative local cuisine with outstanding quality and terrific taste. Not a budget restaurant but money well spent. Chef friendly and supportive in guiding through the menu.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank apocalypsenow66
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