Italian food means something different to each person. In the Baltimore metro area, we have a wide variety of Italian fare to fit different moods, price points, styles and neighborhoods.
Charmingly, the vast percentage of the best of the best places have been family-owned for decades. Family is an integral concept to most Italians and to that end, sometimes there's nothing like being at home. But if you're not Italian or can't/won't cook, restaurants like Pizza John's and Trinacria Cafe have just enough house-made treats to help you fake it at your next get-together.
And, because Baltimore has its own delicious cuisine, it only makes sense that several of our Italian restaurants have a local flavor: places like Scoozi use farm-fresh local artisan cheeses on their charcuterie plates. Giovanni's has their own special recipes using local seafood.
For those jet-setter types, the latest in cooking tends, the finest of global gourmet ingredients that remind one of vacations in Italy's hot dining spots, such as Baltimore's Aldo's – located in the heart of the city's Little Italy neighborhood – is sure to meet the highest expectations. With exquisite touches like foie gras, Italian white peach puree for authentic Bellini drinks as served at Harry's Bar in Venice and professional servers in dinner jackets, you'll feel pampered without pretension or stuffiness.