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Aldo's Restaurant

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Little Italy
Italian, Balti
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306 S High St, Baltimore, MD 21202 (Fawn Street)
410-727-0700
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: “One of the best Italian restaurants in America” / "The wine list at...
“One of the best Italian restaurants in America” / "The wine list at Aldo's is exemplary, easily one of the best on the east coast” / “This is clearly a labor of familial love, and it shows in every dish" -- John Mariani (of Esquire Magazine), 2012 Aldo’s is Baltimore’s most celebrated Italian restaurant. Aldo's features Chef/Owner Aldo Vitale's delicately balanced southern-influenced regional Italian cuisine, served in sumptuously appointed rooms steeped in classical Italian tradition. The media rave about Aldo's, calling it "An Italian Masterpiece" (NY Times) and have recognized Aldo's for offering Maryland's "Best Private Dining" (The Baltimore Sun) and "Baltimore's Best Private Dining Rooms" (Baltimore Magazine). Private dining rooms include a belowground, climate-controlled Wine Cellar and a Medici-inspired Library. Visit the website at www.aldositaly.com for a virtual tour. * Complimentary shuttle service is provided to downtown area hotels *
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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A great Italian restaurant

The Tuna TarTar and Carbonara was great. So was the service and the valet. However, I prefer Grano Emporio in Hampden. Nice stroll if staying around inner harbor.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
MarcoTravel1
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New Jersey
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Sawyer, Michigan
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

In the middle of Little Italy in Baltimore is the best Italian restaurant we've been to, and there is scarcely a pasta dish on the menu. My brother-in-law (Italian) found it and takes only his favorite friends and relatives there. It's on the pricey side and all ala carte...most entrees under $30...but the service and staff are wonderful, the small... More 

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Washingotn DC
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Excellent Italian food is no longer a rarity in the U.S. Aldo's which was once a standout has failed to keep up with the new generation of Italian restaurants. The food is a bit heavy handed and lacks the delicacy of fine cuisine. Personally nostalgia is not a sufficient reason to return to this restaurant

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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Bright peach colored interior with white trim and white columns dividing the eating rooms. Beautiful chandeliers throughout. Very soft soothing music to dine to. White table cloths underneath the polished silverware. With the ambience came appetizers of fried mozzarella ball on top of bolognese meat sauce. Very unique and tasty. The spinach salad was very fresh and not bitter, with... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

For a restaurant that tries to position itself as a "Fine Dinning" establishment, this was let down. The stab at formality floundered as Maitre'd, server, and back waiter tripped over themselves while failing to execute even BASIC service etiquette. Empty drink glasses on the table throughout service, plates passed via the guests to patrons not seated where the server could... More 

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New Jersey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The Tuna TarTar and Carbonara was great. So was the service and the valet. However, I prefer Grano Emporio in Hampden. Nice stroll if staying around inner harbor.

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Timonium, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Aldo's works on every level and offers the environment for anything from a business dinner, to a romantic getaway, to a family affair, to a group celebration. I have enjoyed Aldo's for all of these events. When I can, I skip the valet parking and park on one of Italy's side streets. It is a nice, busy, safe neighborhood. Just... More 

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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Was in town for the CAA bb tournament, used to dine here regularly when my son was at J Hopkins grad school. Seated at the worst table in the restaurant, upper floor next to runners / service area, maybe because my son & I didn't have sport coats on. 3 apps, 1 entrée, $83 bar / wine = $200 +... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Excellent service, fine food, interesting menu choices. Not cheap. If you are in the mood for a fine meal and want to spend some money this is a great choice. There is no parking but there is valet service in front of the establishment for $10. If your idea of a fine itlanian meal is chicken Parmesan this isn't for... More 

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Brewer, Maine
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Never been here before, we were visiting on a business trip. Terrific ambiance, very helpful staff and excellent wait staff. Food was top notch. I would recommend without reservation--great place for Italian, especially if you aren't counting your pennies!

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Our experience with the food here was really disappointing. The ossobuco sauce tasted like canned gravy and the meat was very stringy, suggesting that it hadn’t been cooked for long enough as a proper ossobuco should be. The pastas we ordered, an orecchiette and linguine, were heavily over-salted. Bread was cold and stale. The appetizers were better; in hindsight, I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 306 S High St, Baltimore, MD 21202
    (Fawn Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Little Italy
  • Neighborhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: 410-727-0700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian, Balti

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic

Description

“One of the best Italian restaurants in America” / "The wine list at Aldo's is exemplary, easily one of the best on the east coast” / “This is clearly a labor of familial love, and it shows in every dish" -- John Mariani (of Esquire Magazine), 2012 Aldo’s is Baltimore’s most celebrated Italian restaurant. Aldo's features Chef/Owner Aldo Vitale's delicately balanced southern-influenced regional Italian cuisine, served in sumptuously appointed rooms steeped in classical Italian tradition. The media rave about Aldo's, calling it "An Italian Masterpiece" (NY Times) and have recognized Aldo's for offering Maryland's "Best Private Dining" (The Baltimore Sun) and "Baltimore's Best Private Dining Rooms" (Baltimore Magazine). Private dining rooms include a belowground, climate-controlled Wine Cellar and a Medici-inspired Library. Visit the website at www.aldositaly.com for a virtual tour. * Complimentary shuttle service is provided to downtown area hotels *
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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