Baltimore friends took me to Aldo's on Saturday night. I had not experienced Little Italy previously, and I enjoyed seeing the collection of restaurants and the busy atmosphere on the streets. Baltimore is a hoppin place.
Anyway, I really enjoyed Aldo's. It is or at least appears to be small. The decor is lovely. The wait staff wears formal attire; I felt underdressed in a golf shirt (I was just following my host's advice), but I saw casual and dressier attire in the restaurant. The menu is not extensive but certainly filled with attractive selections. The wine list offers a good variety of Italian wines, as well as American options. Our food was very good. Service was a little slow (e.g., I ordered the cheese plate; the waiter said that it would take a bit of time, because someone had to cut up the cheeses; he was right; it took quite a while, and the board came with three hunks of good cheese - no way that should have taken much extra time; the waiter asked if I would like a fork; I said yes; he never brought the fork; I had to ask for it again) but very friendly. I think that they were pretty busy.