The city of Parma, from which our founder originates, provides the inspiration for both the menus and ethos of Caffè Parma, drawing on the Northern Italian culture of community and sharing as well as the importance of delivering authentic dishes using fresh and seasonal ingredients.
We are open all day, serving freshly brewed coffee and pastries for breakfast or indeed at any time. Our signature cicchetti dishes and sharing platters can be enjoyed day or night and are ideal for a quick bite or when socialising with groups of friends. Not forgetting our renowned Paperino’s pizza and pasta dishes which are available for lunch and dinner.View our menus
The Giovanazzi family hails from the beautiful village of Borgotaro in the province of Parma, Northern Italy. Caffe Parma embodies the gastronomic heritage of Northern Italy with an eye on contemporary Italian food, drink and socialable dining.
Determined to create the best Italian restaurant in Glasgow, recreating flavours of his home town, Angelo Giovanazzi opened the family’s first restaurant, La Parmigiana, on Great Western Road in 1978. This highly acclaimed fine dining restaurant is still going strong.
In 1991 Angelo and his family opened Paperino’s pizzeria on Sauchiehall Street and in 2005 Stefano opened Paperino’s in Glasgow’s west end – a venue which has become a firm favourite with locals receiving great reviews for it’s ‘no nonsense’ delicious pizza and pasta dishes with its pizza claimed to be ‘the best in town!’.
In 2015 with nod to its gastronomic heritage and an eye on contemporary Italian food, drink and style, Caffè Parma was opened. Today Angelo’s sons remain as dedicated to creating delicious Italian cuisine as their father was many years ago, with Sandro running La Parmigiana and Stefano managing Paperino’s and launching his newest venture – Caffè Parma.
Stefano opened Paperinos in 1991 and it quickly became a renowned destination for Glaswegians and the Scottish Italian community. With Caffè Parma, Stefano brings his years of front of house experience and knowledge of Italian food and wine.
Rachael joined Stefano in 2005 when he opened Paperino's on Byres Road. She has gained a wealth of knowledge from extensive travelling in Europe having worked in both Florence and Paris.
Penny has worked for Paperinos since she was 16. She balances her time between Caffè Parma and her acting and singing career.
Giovanni came to Scotland in 2005. He has brought his Italian passion and flair to Paperinos and now Caffè Parma.