Let’s go to Italy tonight! Yes, Italy, as if you live in Baltimore, you’re never too far away from the tasty Mediterranean spices, traditional recipes and homemade pastas. Little Italy is world-renowned for its Italian restaurants, incredible atmospheres and delicious recipes. Buon Appetito! – Roxana Bardan
Located in Harbor East, on the edge of Little Italy, Della Notte is famous around Baltimore for its classically inspired Italian cuisine, whether it’s pesce, insalate or antipasti. Here, traditional Mediterranean recipes blend with innovative culinary creations; the extensive list of rich wines are selected from Tuscany, Piedmont and California. Listen to the live piano vocalists and you’ll be transported in Bella Italia.
Called “an Italian masterpiece” by the New York Times and “the place for Romance” by USA Today, Aldo’s restaurant will lavish you with one of the most memorable Italian experiences, even if you’ve just stepped back from the country per se. This Southern Italy inspired cuisine is based on house-made products such as house-cured pancetta and soppressata, house-pickled vegetables, and herbs that make for an a la carte experience. Enjoy!
Ben venuti da Da Mimmo’s! Located in beautiful Little Italy, Da Mimmo’s Italian Restaurant prides itself in providing the finest gourmet Italian cuisine that has attracted a world-wide clientele for over two decades. Come have a taste of Italy, and enjoy some of their famous zuppa di pesce, veal braciole or mussels posillipo, original Italian recipes handed down by generations. Make sure to check its website for nightly entertainment events in their Roman cocktail lounge, and monthly specials.
Locust Point prides itself with Pazza Luna, an authentic Italian trattoria meant to satisfy all your Italian cravings whether its pasta, salads or desserts. Under new ownership since January 2010, the restaurant offers a variety of lunch, dinner and brunch dishes, so make sure to check their website. Italian bonus: an incredibly romantic atmosphere!
Located in Baltimore’s historic cultural district, Mt. Vernon, Sotto Sopra defines itself as the soul if Italy. With its casual yet aristocratic atmosphere, Sotto Sopra offers traditional and also contemporary Italian cuisine such as ossobuco or carpaccio di manzo, beer from around the world as well as crisp, exotic and rich wines. Come indulge and discover your Italian senses!