Parma is a part of our city’s history, fact. This legendary place is the oldest pizzeria in Ljubljana and apparently the pizzas they make are the same as at the beginning: small, thick, surprisingly filling and delicious. Of course you could get a better pizza somewhere else, I think nobody is trying to deny that, but there’s something about this place that you can just fall in love with.
We can start with location: it’s situated at the beginning of a passage way at one of the most important urban projects from the second half of 20th century (aka the Yugoslavian era), the work of one of our biggest architects Edvard Ravnikar and was designed as a cultural, commercial and political center of Ljubljana (and Slovenia). The next thing I’d like to mention is the menu, where all pizzas are named after something important for our collective memory. Who would want to order a pizza named after our biggest park? My dear co-Spotters Mankica and Tjaša reminded me, that I must also mention their blueberry juice, it’s obligatory to order it together with your pizza.
I guess the most important magnet of Parma is in fact our collective memory. Even if we’re too young to know how it was when the place opened, we can vividly imagine it and this makes (some of us) happy.