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Parodi by Avanti

For a limited time, enjoy an additional $5 off Parodi Kings 50-ct and Parodi Ammezzati 100-ct. Discount reflected in prices below.

This Parodi is no joke.

My Italian was never all that good (I only took it for the cute blonde girl up front). But one thing I do know, the first few times I burned these I kept saying Parody. Pa-ro-di sounds more like it. Anyway, Parodi small cigars have been made on American soil since the early 1900's.

Utilizing Kentucky and Tennessee Dark Fired tobaccos, these little guys aren't to be taken lightly. Rich, feisty and heavy on the palate, these American made treats deliver an eye-opening experience delivered in a small package. One of the guys in the office takes these fishing in the morning to wake himself up. And as he says, "they've got some, ahem, cojones".

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Overall Rating 4.42 out of 5 Based on 52 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Parodi by Avanti”

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5 out of 5
good tasting, but only lasts
good tasting, but only lasts a few minutes
5 out of 5
Always a good choice
Parodi kings are my goto daily smoke. They always taste great and the kings version is just more of a good thing. Dry cured so i can keep them on hand for any time i want a break. Flavor starts off with a smokey pepper and sweetens up a bit past the halfway mark. I buy regularly and highly recommend to anyone i talk to
5 out of 5
I don't know what to call it
Good cigar been smoking them since the 60s
2 out of 5
90% of these are so hard to draw. If you cut off a 1/4" it will draw better. I would never purchase these again.
5 out of 5
Best machine made cigars, period.
I've been smoking Parodi Kings for years. Most machine made cigars burn like a cigarette and are far too mild. Not Parodi. Parodi can smoke for 20 to 30 minutes and are med-full in flavor. Being dry cured make them very easy to keep. I find them to be quite satisfying.
4 out of 5
My go to cigar!
These are very nice. They smell smoked, like a smoked meat or cheese. They use fire cured Tennessee & Kentucky tobacco. They start off somewhat sweet, then transition into a very tasty full flavored smoke. They burn very slow. They're fairly strong. I'm enjoying them. They look rough, like a stick. The burn is even. They draw nice, though occasionally the draw may be tight, or loose. If loose, cover the hole with your finger or thumb and continue. They've become my cigar of choice. I've smoked many cigars. I'm sold on the Parodis and De Nobilis. De Noblilis, Parodis, Petris and Avantis are all made by Avanti Cigars. They're all made in Scranton, PA. They're all the same. They have different names for different consumer appeal. Kentucky cheroots are made by Avanti too. Buy em and enjoy em. CI has the best prices, for sure.
5 out of 5
Very impressed with these cigars. I lived in Italy for three years and smoked Toscanos and Toscanellos regurally. The Avanti cigars are just as good and pretty much the same. Plus they are affordable! I would continue to purchase these cigars.
5 out of 5
cigara arrived promptly. They are fresh and intact. Ready to enjoy!!
4 out of 5
ok little smokes for anywhere and will go anywhere
If you like the taste its good, just smoke them slow it gets a burn taste very easily
3 out of 5
Nice but not for me
Beautifully built very consistent small cigar. Just too mild for my taste.
2 out of 5
Not a real alternitive to a Toscanello
I bought these hoping they would be an easy to obtain and lower cost alternative to the Toscanello's from Italy. It is not. It is a harsher cigar with a much harder draw. I won't buy these again. I suppose if you like a harsher smoke this would be fine. I did find that the foil pack kept the cigar very moist. Perhaps an idea "finer" cigars should follow.
5 out of 5
My all time go to Cigar.
I try to always keep plenty Parodis on hand. They are the perfect length for a simple daily smoke and I enjoy the flavor. Being dry cured I don't have to worry about constantly keeping them in the humidor.
5 out of 5
Good cigar
I have been buying parodi as my daily smoke for a while now and i like the flavor, smoky pepper to start with a nice change to a smooth slightly sweet flavor toward the end. Dry cured so i can keep them at hand while out and about with no problems. This little cigar has lots of what i like and in the king size the smooth flavor lasts much longer than the smaller size. I buy these regularly and recommend them to everybody.
5 out of 5
Very Satisfied
I purchased these cigars for my dad. Very happy with the reasonable price and quick shipping. Will continue to use this site for all additional cigar purchases for my dad.
5 out of 5
My Parodi didn't suck
They were perfect to bring to work. I'll enjoy a short and sweet smoke brake!
5 out of 5
Just Buy Em' Already
I used to go for Backwoods but their quality control has been nonexistent as of late. I decided to search for an alternative and boy am I glad I found these. They're tasty, cheap, and the quality is so much higher than the competition. These are great bang around smokes.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
I have been smoking these little jewels since 1982. They were recommended to me by the IBM typewriter (remember typewriters) repair man. I love them. My wife, whom I met in 1993, also loves them. This an ugly looking cigar that is a great smoke. Thanks Avanti!!
5 out of 5
Parodi Ammezzati Stuff
When I started buying Parodi, the cost was 2 cigars for .15 cents. We came a long way "baby"
4 out of 5
An enjoyable smoke
I like the Parodi Kings for a quick smoke when I don't have time for a bigger stogie. They have a unique, pleasant taste.
5 out of 5
Parodi 2-pack
Timely delivery
4 out of 5
Good little cigars :)
Good flavor of you like a Maduro smoke. Some have such a tight draw that you can't even smoke them. Maybe 1 out of every 8 or so. But overall great flavor. Some of my favorite everyday short smokes. Great with coffee.
5 out of 5
I like the cigar great
I like the cigar great value would order again
5 out of 5
Finally I found a place to buy my cigars the way I want and expected. Great price and quality!!!!
4 out of 5
Unusual taste
I have been purchasing these cigars for a while now. The taste is slightly smoked hickory with a touch of salt with a bit of sweetness. Dry cured so storage is a snap. I keep a pack or two at hand all year long for times I can not have a full size smoke or just want a different taste. I recommend them!
5 out of 5
All went well
my order was placed through my mobile phone. Very easily done received my shipment promptly
4 out of 5
Good short smoke
Good for a yard gar, or a cold weather smoke. Not too strong, decent flavor and you don't need a humidor
4 out of 5
Parodi and De Nobili exact same cigar
"I just heard back from Dominic Suraci at Avanti Cigar, whose family owns the business. Very nice guy, and very helpful – he told me to share this with you: “All of our cigars are made with the same tobaccos. We use only the finest Kentucky and Tennessee Dark Fired tobaccos in all of our blends. Prior to 1945 the Parodi and De Nobili brands were slightly different. They still used the same tobacco but were made in different factories. The Parodi’s were made in Jersey City, NJ up until 1929, and the De Nobili’s were made in Long Island City, New York until 1945. After 1945 they were both made in the same factory in Scranton, Pa. To more directly answer the question, The Parodi’s and the De Nobili’s are the exact same cigar. The brand names were retained because, back then De Nobili was New York’s Italian cigar and Parodi was New England‘s Italian cigar.” So there you go – the difference between Parodi and De Nobili – nothing. Same cigar!"
5 out of 5
Best flavor for a short smoke - in a word, "enjoyable!"
I have been smoking these little beauties since I was a young man. I gave up smoking cigars for a long time, but when I lit up again, I made sure I always have some Parodis on hand. Great for a short smoke - full of flavor, medium-full strength, and affordable when purchased through CI.
5 out of 5
For me .Parodi is an
For me .Parodi is an excellent full bodied cigar with very consistent draw & construction.. The flavor is a change of pace, unusual.. Kinda like smoking a Nice beef jerky... For a small cigar they have a lingering finish.. When I'm short on time or need a quick de-stress these are my go to..Novices be warned-- these need to be worked up to..I regularly smoke large, full bodied ... These are my 'cigar snack'
3 out of 5
Parodi - A Matter of Taste
For someone looking for a quality smoke along the Padron line, this ain't it. That being said, I really like these little smokes. There's nothing fancy about them. You won't find reviews talking of "a hint of cedar and espresso". What you get with the Parodi is a solid little smoke along the lines of the home grown ones you find, if you've ever been down on a tobacco farm. (I'm in Kentucky) They are more tobacco than fluff. I have found them to be consistent in quality (for an all-tobacco cigar). You won't get a lot of smoke out of them in comparison to a full-sized cigar, but what you do get is good. I smoke these a lot while riding, so the tight nature of their construction, and their minimal ash is a plus. They won't rip apart at 70 mph, like most of your boutique smokes do. The Parodi Kings will give you a good 15-20 minutes of smoke, which is pretty good for a small smoke. I recommend you try a box. At the price, you won't be out much if you hate 'em.
5 out of 5
fast shipping
Great small cigar
5 out of 5
Great little cigar
I enjoy smoking them when I'm out working in my yard or fishing. Just the right size to not interfere with what I'm doing. They are also a dynamite insect repellant!
5 out of 5
last order
everything was great!
5 out of 5
Great Smoke!
The perfect smoke when you don't have a lot of time? Great for fishing... The King Foil 3 Pack is 10 times better than the box of 5! Always moist and fresh, comes in a zip lock packet that keeps them fresh and dry! The box of 5 are usually dry and stale. Great value as well...ENJOY!
1 out of 5
Bad, Bad, Bad
Out of the 100 cigars that came in this order (20 packs of 5) I was able to smoke about 12% of them. This means 88 of the cigars had to be thrown away because they would not draw. It was like trying to smoke a small sold stick. This order was a waste of money. I would not buy these again.
2 out of 5
Quality is gone
I've smoked these gars for years, & really enjoyed them. However, the quality has gone off the deep end. I've now got 13 sticks set aside that are unsmokable due to tightness- like trying to smoke an oak branch- out of the last 65 pieces. I've written Parodi, with no response. I'm probably done buying them. Any other gars out there that are like these in flavor, but work?
5 out of 5
Great service
5 out of 5
Family Tradition
These are the cigars that my grandfather smoked. I find them satisfying and excellent when I want a short smoke. I find this to be a light to medium bodied cigar with great flavor. Take a break and light one up!
5 out of 5
Great Cigar in a small package
Great smoke, very tasty and last longer than you expect.
5 out of 5
Parodi Kings
These are unique to any other cigars. I enjoy the sturdy feel and hearty taste. Perfect companion with my espresso breaks.
3 out of 5
too mild
I was used to the Parodi's my Father used to smoke in the 70's that were stronger and had great flavor.
5 out of 5
good price
has always had the product we order in stock. quick processing and shipping.
5 out of 5
Great Service
Ordered to take on a long motorcycle trip and they got here fast, all the guy's enjoyed them.
5 out of 5
I love avanti cigars. I buy them on a regular basis
5 out of 5
Cigar Order
Fast shipping, great service as always.
2 out of 5
Cigars International
Cigars International has great deals on cigars and great product all of the time, but the company, in general, has a long way to go for customer service expectations.
5 out of 5
Mean suckers
I definitely dig these guys. They give off a barbeque campfire vibe. The cold draw on this in almost sweet like barbeque sauce. When lit you get a pretty strong, but Ohhhhhhhhh so enjoyable smoke. I definitely recommend these, they will be my winter smoke when I don't wanna freeze my fingers off but still want a decent, flavorful smoke
5 out of 5
A perfect drive time smoke
First, these taste good. They taste like cigars. There's a good density to the cigar that makes the draw right, and gives a good 30 minute smoke. Second, they are dry processed (fire cured), so that you don't need to humidify them, keep a 5 pack in your glove box, or tackle box and rest easy. I'm a fan of Nicaraguan tobacco, my base smoke is an Oliva V, while this is no Oliva V, it's a good stick for driving to work, mowing the yard, or running errands. Cheap, tasty, and easy to store.
5 out of 5
Great little cigars that I started smoking 45 years ago. Parodi is my everyday smoke.
5 out of 5
Most of the time the
Most of the time the Prodio's are very good, but some of the time I have to relight them, some are coming apart, can't smoke them at all. as many as 2 or 3 boxes of 5 cigars out of 20, on the last order, but the other orders where AOK! No problems. I smoke 2 a day, and a Padron Churchhill. Thanks! Bob
4 out of 5
Parodi feedback
I really like the Parodi's. Typically, i have one every morning during my walk.
5 out of 5
I have been smoking Parodi cigars for years. They are just what I want - a small cigar that packs a big punch. Most people think they are like smoking a dog-end. I like them.
Customer Testimonials
I enjoy these rough little cigars a lot. Even my girl likes the smell when I light one! Quick, flavorful, and dry cured makes these easy to keep around. The price for the enjoyment is great....Flavors are hickory campfire meets a bit of sweet and pepper with a dash of saltiness and are best after the halfway point. I recommend these and keep them in hand year round.
Parodi cigars, including the Kentucky Cheroots, are an excellent buy. Dry cured and a bit on the rough side, but delicious and without pretense! Perfect for yard work and relaxing, they are a tasty fill in when you don't have the time to smoke a Churchill, but want full body and taste. I highly recommend them.
A great yard work cigar. Nothing fancy. Solid construction. Old World shape and flavor. Taste is nothing to write home about, but when you're mowing the lawn, a hit of spicy tobacco mitigates the chore.
The Parodi/DeNobili was always a favorite of the old Italian guys growing up in Newark. I love them. Not a fine cigar, and no rating here, just a great every day smoke. They are certainly an acquired taste, and not for everyone. If you like dry cured cigars, this is for you.
good flavor, just the right size
I got the Ammezzati (cigarillos) to try some cheap and small/quick smokes. Turns out...they're inexpensive and great! About 20 minutes but great flavor for what they are! Just store them separately from your regular smokes. Since they're fire-cured and they're quite aromatic, they'll "infect" your normal batch (as well as your humi).
Definitely different! For a relatively quick and cheaper smoke, it's pretty good. Pulls very easily, constant flavor throughout. A bit spicy, but not overwhelming. Glad I picked them up!
The Parodi King is my go-to daily smoke. Its a good 45min-60min burn, and for the price it can't be beat. Definitely not a cigar for everyone; the gnarled appearance and unique aroma definitely fit it's rugged persona. Due to being dry-cured with hickory smoke, reminds me of a campfire.
These things are really quite satisfying- pretty strong but not harsh, you know you've smoked one! Nothing subtle about this cigar. The appearance is rough, if you were out in the yard and dropped one, it would look just like a twig, all gnarly. One of the great things about these is they are dry, no humidor required to store- throw a pack in the glove box or tackle box and a year later they're still good. The surprising thing is they actually are a good tasting cigar, and fairly long burning- a good half hour or more. Avanti makes these as well as the De Nobili, they say it is the same cigar in both packages, I've smoked both and tend to agree. If I were you I'd pick up a pack of five to try them (around here CVS sells them for $5.99) before you spring for the bundle, since they're not everybody's cupcake. They won't replace a fine cigar, but sometimes they're just the thing you want- a little taste of the old country!