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“Large business dinner”
Review of Germano's Piattini

Germano's Piattini
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Ranked #74 of 2,392 Restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Little Italy
Cross street: Fawn Street
Description: Germano Fabiani has sparked a renaissance in Little Italy with his newest venture, Germano's PIATTINI (small plates), a contemporary Italian kitchen and bar and upstairs cabaret, with a small plates and paired brews menu that excites the palate and offers something for every taste. Germano has turned the 200 year old establishment into a "terzo", a home away from home and work. Our scrumptious menu—try the Tartufo Bianco (white truffle pizza), Carciofi Fritti (Prosecco battered fried long stem artichokes) and Polpette Kobe (Kobe beef meatballs)-- is allergy aware (we are a nut-free facility) and includes vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options...full bar and wine list and wines by the glass (3 oz. & 6 oz.), beers by the bottle and a selection of draft IPA’s, stouts, ales/pils, seasonals /wheats and imports on rotation, creative cocktails, and our continued commitment to bring you an outstanding lineup of cabaret--jazz, opera, urban folk, bluegrass, theater, Broadway and more— In the upstairs Cabaret, in speakeasy style, Germano's PIATTINI offers “dinner and a show,”featuring jazz, bluegrass, opera, indie music, theater and, of course, cabaret. The Cabaret opens at 6pm for pre-show dining. Performances begin at 7:30pm unless otherwise indicated. Inquire about cover charge. Performances are for dining patrons only. Please note that while dinner reservations can be made over the phone or online, you are only guaranteed a seat in the Cabaret upon the purchase of your ticket. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the venue. The Gastropub seats 40 among high-top tables and bar. Renovations include original brick façade and terrazzo brass-inlaid floor. The stunning bar, charcuterie station and tables are constructed of repurposed barnwood with wrought iron hinges and are glass topped with copper fittings. A hand-carved Amish ladder floats above the bar, converted for bar utility. The Barn Room is located on the first level and seats 22 with the focal point a vintage hand-turned spindled marble Chef’s Table. The walls and floor are made of repurposed wood from a red Amish barn and are complemented by hand painted murals. The Tuscan Room seats 50, with exposed brick walls and original Tuscan frescoes; uncurtained windows welcome the pageantry of Little Italy. The Cabaret seats 90 and is outfitted with an in-tune Yamaha G-1 baby grand and sound system. Vintage posters and artwork from the owner’s personal collection adorn the walls of the restaurant. Germano's PIATTINI's Private Dining Team works diligently with event managers to craft memorable on-premises dining experiences for clients and their guests. For more information about special seasonal menus and suggested wine and beer pairings, contact the venue. Germano's PIATTINI has earned a reputation for creating unique and delicious dining experiences. For a full listing of the venue's culinary, performance and visual arts events, visit the website.
Reviewed September 15, 2018

I recently coordinated a business dinner here while a number of us from my company were in town for a conference. Though I've gone to this same conference in Baltimore three years in a row, I had never heard of or been to this restaurant. It got good reviews and they were able to accommodate a party of 16 so I booked a reservation.

I was very pleased with the service we received. We were put upstairs in a private room and had two members of the waitstaff handle all of our needs. The food was very good. I would definitely go back and, more importantly, would recommend this place to others, especially if you have a large party to accommodate.

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Donald K, General Manager at Germano's Piattini, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know about your successful group dinner with us. So glad that you found us! We certainly would love to see you again when you return to the city.

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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Have had dinner here more than once when in town for work. Always a great meal and not over the top. The homemade pasta dishes are great.

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LatteF, Owner at Germano's Piattini, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2018

So glad you enjoy the house made pastas. Pasta is made fresh daily at Germano’s and the herbs are harvested from our garden.

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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Even though a couple of us in our group were having a look at the menu through the door that said 'Use other door', the staff came out to greet us and answer questions. So, we decided to go in.

The service was very good, the menu options were varied and the interior is quite attractive. My daughter had some of the restaurant-made tagliatelle, which was very tasty. Her roommate had a margherita pizza, also rated as delicious. Wife and I had the arugula salad, tasty but needed a bit more of the promised roasted veggies. Gamberi and fagioli were really good. I was really surprised to see St. Bernardus Abt 12 on draft - bonus! Recommended!

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LatteF, Owner at Germano's Piattini, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2018

Thanks for your feedback. We have shared your suggestion with our Chef.

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Reviewed August 29, 2018

Visited Germano's last evening with a dear friend for dinner. What a treat - the menu offers so many choices with small plates as well as delicious entrée choices. We split a Caesar Salad (one of the best I have ever had) I ordered the pasta bolognaise which was amazing. The best part of the evening was visiting with Germano the owner who suggested choices for us. Our service was perfect and our server was so nice and helpful and just attentive enough for my friend and myself to have a chance to visit. Do not miss this wonderful restaurant in Little Italy it is the best!! I am looking over the other reviews not sure why Germano's would ever deserve one star had to be an off evening. If you are around the weekend of September 7-10 do not miss the Madonnari Arts Festival it offers many things to enjoy in Little Italy and then you can stop in Germano's for a drink and some wonderful food.

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LatteF, Owner at Germano's Piattini, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thanks so very much for taking the time to write your lovely review! You are the reason why Germano is celebrating his 40th year as Germano’s in Little Italy!

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Great food a good service. Nice ambience. Good wine selection. Has a nice looking bar, and 2 large room that can host business events

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LatteF, Owner at Germano's Piattini, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to post a review. So glad you enjoy Germano’s!

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