No visit to Baltimore is complete without a stop in Little Italy. Little Italy, located east of the Inner Harbor, is one of the Baltimore’s most bustling restaurant districts. Known as a tight-knit community, Little Italy is also home to many Italian restaurants. For a taste of Italy and one of Italy’s signature dishes, partake of lasagna at Amiccis, an Italian eatery in Little Italy. Notable lasagna dishes can also be found at other Baltimore Italian restaurants, such as, Daniela Pasta & Pastries, Sammy’s Trattoria, Aggio and Chiapparelli’s.

Daniela Pasta & Pastries
900 W. 36th St.
Baltimore, MD 21211
(443) 759-9320

Executive Chef Daniela Useli prides herself on sharing the traditional foods from Italy, and particularly her home province of Sardinia, with her customers. At Daniela Pasta & Pastries, all dishes are “prepared with simple and locally-grown, fresh ingredients.” Baltimore Magazine named Daniela Pasta & Pastries a “Sardinian Outpost” where guests can partake of traditional dishes, such as Ravioli di Carne, Fettuccine ai Funghi and Linquine Verdi al Ragu. Are you in the mood for lasagna? Well, you are in luck as there are a number of lasagna dishes on Daniela Pasta & Pastries’ menu, including Lasagna alla Bolognese, Lasagne agli Asparagi and Lasagna Verdi ai Funghi.

231 S. High St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 528-1096

Known as a “VERY Casual Eatery & Bar,” Amiccis is located in Little Italy. Founded in 1991, Amiccis’ mission is to “bring terrific, homemade Italian comfort food, served in a relaxed, casual atmosphere” to Baltimore. Feast on a bevy of Italian classic dishes from Parmigiana to Tortellini with Peas & Ham to Sausage Cacciatore to Veal Valentino. For a hearty meal, look no further than Amiccis’ baked selections, including lasagna. The house lasagna dish is made “grandmotherly” with “lots of ground beef, ricotta cheese, pasta” and a “homemade marinara sauce.” All entrees are served with your choice of Amiccis House Salad or Caesar Salad.

Sammy’s Trattoria
1200 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 837-9999

Sammy’s Trattoria features a “diverse combination of cooking” that melds the Sicilian style with Abruzzese style of Italian cuisine. Start your meal at Sammy’s Trattoria with Mozzarella in Carrozza, Sausage and Peppers, or Shrimp Scampi. For your main course, try the Homemade Lasagna. This vegetarian dish is made with layers of homemade pasta, topped with piles of fresh ricotta, provolone, Parmigiana and mozzarella cheeses. If you still have room, try the homemade desserts: Homemade Cannoli, Homemade Tiramisu and Homemade Bread Pudding.

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(Credit: Bonjwing Lee)

(Credit: Bonjwing Lee)

614 Water St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 528-0200

“Top Chef” finalist and noted chef, Bryan Voltaggio brings his unique style of cooking to Baltimore with Aggio. Aggio’s menu brings guests the best of Italian dishes from one-of-a-kind dishes like Charred Octopus, Pumpkin Soup, Pork Terrina to more traditional dishes, like Farfalle, Lasagna and Grilled Duck. The lasagna dish in particular features lamb bolognese, goat cheese bechamel and smoked pecorino. Another notable dish is the Ricotta Gnocchi, which is made of pancetta, red onion, chili flake, pomodoro and SarVecchio Parmesan.

237 S. High St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 837-0309

Zagat Survey raved that Chiapparelli’s “defines the genre with its great garlicky salad, heavy pastas and veal, and family-like atmosphere.” Voted Restaurant of the Year by the Restaurant Association of Maryland, Chiapparelli’s menu includes local seafood specials, veal and homemade specialties. All pasta dishes are homemade. The lasagna features layers of fresh pasta, Italian cheeses and homemade tomato or meat sauce. The Gnocchi Bolognese is made of fresh ricotta dumplings and a traditional ragu of beef, pork and veal.

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