Photo courtesy of Tamar Alexia Fleishman
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Aldo's

Cuisine: European, Italian

Price: $$$

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Crab Cakes: Aldo's is considered by far and away the most gourmet restaurant in Baltimore's Little Italy. Family owned, Chef and son Sergio Vitale is a true foodie. He travels the world, checks out different restaurants, sources the very best in meats and local produce. Vitale is insistent on not drowning their natural goodness in butter and cream.

Their crab cakes are made from fresh local Blue Crab, with a true crab flavor. They're cooked "sous vide", allowing the seafood to remain super moist. The cakes have a good hit of Old Bay, fresh parsley and seasoned breading. They're nice and crisp outside and since they're not manhandled, they're remain tender inside. The interior of this classic Baltimore row home has been transformed to resemble an outdoor Italian restaurant, complete with sidewalk . . . but the "interior" tables are comfier and more private.

Italian: Aldo's is considered by far and away the most gourmet restaurant in Baltimore's Little Italy. Family owned, Chef and son Sergio Vitale is a true foodie. He travels the world, checks out different restaurants, sources the very best in meats and local produce. Vitale is insistent on not drowning their natural goodness in butter and cream.

Not all beef carpaccios are created equal: Aldo's excels from the traditional with the addition of tonnato sauce, a mayo with tuna flavors! It's a surprisingly tasty pairing with beef. Apparently, it also fits into the paleo diet, if that's your thing. The interior of this classic Baltimore row home has been transformed to resemble an outdoor Italian restaurant, complete with sidewalk . . . but the "interior" tables are comfier and more private.

Best Restaurants: Aldo's is considered by far and away the most gourmet restaurant in Baltimore's Little Italy. Family owned, Chef and son Sergio Vitale is a true foodie. He travels the world, checks out different restaurants, sources the very best in meats and local produce. Vitale is insistent on not drowning their natural goodness in butter and cream. Not all beef carpaccios are created equal: Aldo's excels from the traditional with the addition of tonnato sauce, a mayo with tuna flavors! It's a surprisingly tasty pairing with beef. Apparently, it also fits into the paleo diet, if that's your thing. The interior of this classic Baltimore row home has been transformed to resemble an outdoor Italian restaurant, complete with sidewalk . . . but the "interior" tables are comfier and more private.


Address

306 S High St
Baltimore, MD 21202

Map / Directions
410-727-0700


Hours

Expert Tips by Tamar Alexia Fleishman

Baltimore Local Expert

Crab Cakes, Italian: "Ask for their made in-house Limoncello, the famous chilled Italian lemon after-dinner drink."

Best Restaurants: "Limoncello, the famous chilled Italian lemon after dinner drink, is made in-house."

Best for Crab Cakes Because: It's great to have authentic flavors done in a modern chef way in such an elegant setting.

Best for Italian, Best Restaurants Because: Aldo's breaks away from the commonly seen mass-produced in a giant pan dishes. Techniques like sous-vide and gourmet ingredients are married to Italian recipes.

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