The Parm Story

 

Since the original location of Parm opened in New York City’s Little Italy in 2011, the restaurant’s takes on Italian-American soul food have reached iconic status. From the prized Chicken Parm to the homemade meatballs to the Rigatoni Carbone, the menu is inspired by the cooking Michelin-Starred chefs Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi ate growing up. The goal is to make the best versions of these recognizable dishes while remaining faithful to their history—and to serve them in a fun, familial environment.

Carbone and Torrisi founded Parm with restaurateur Jeff Zalaznick. Together, they have created some of the world’s most sought-after restaurants, including Carbone and Sadelle’s. Newsweek named their concept Parm one of the 101 Best Places to Eat in North America. In a rave, the New York Times wrote that the restaurant’s approach to Italian standards is “completely faithful to your memories while being much, much better than you remember.”