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“A Hidden Gem” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mistero Bar And Italian grille - CLOSED

Mistero Bar And Italian grille
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Sykesville, Maryland
Level Contributor
27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

You will find this fantastic restaurant hidden behind the parking garage off of Market Space. Just look for the bright red building and there you are. Two floors of dining rooms await. The menu is a mixture of Italian cuisines that should please even the pickiest of palates. I had the crab and shrimp risotto...it was creamy and loaded with seafood. My companion had the Pasta Norma which she raved about.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank vahlvt
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65 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Smithsburg, Maryland
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing food and fabulous service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Every time we go we end up getting the same thing. Shrimp Gondola, Mussels, Shrimp and Crab Risotto and Pasta Il Forno. The flavors are so delicious, like they were meant to be together. Service is always polite and attentive. Mistero is, by far, one of my favorite places to eat and a fabulous addition to our beloved Downtown Frederick!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jennifer W
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Frederick, MD
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Italian Food With a Flare”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

This restaurant doesn't have ordinary Italian food. Theirs has a flare. The portions are good and the flavor is wonderful. Their general manager, Giovanni Faudale, is charming and helpful!!!
I have been there several times and have not been disappointed!!!! I brought a big group for lunch and each person enjoyed their lunch!!!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ronnie O
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Baltimore, Maryland
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Tucked away.....let's keep it our little secret!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

Mistero's Italian restaurant is a gem! It is admittedly hard to find on your first visit.....but after one meal there, you will return again and again, and you will have a private laugh that you walked around like an idiot to find the place the first time! The food is excellent, the service is wonderful, and the exterior and inside atmosphere (adorable little, red row house with brick interior walls) is cozy and comfortable. You won't be able to decide what to eat when you read the menu. I had to narrow it down from 4 entrees that sounded so enticing. The crab dip was the best I have ever had, but put it on the complimentary, warm bread and not the crackers. How to find it: drive up Market, turn right just passed Brewers Alley restaurant, toward the Church street parking garage. Drive straight back (pass the parking garage on your right) and turn right to hopefully find a parking spot right out front. If not, park in the deck and take the corner stairs exit from the first level....it's right there! (Don't feel like an idiot if you can't find it the first time.) SO worth the trip!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank allthewrightstuff
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Frederick, Maryland
Level Contributor
28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“The best Italian in Frederick.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

I was lucky enough to get a 6:30PM reservation on Valentines Day!
We arrived at 6:05 and sat at the bar until our table was ready. The resturant atmosphere was very nice. Once we made our way to the table upstairs the service was amazing but the best part was the arrival of the food. I had the Veal Parm and it was so incredibly tender. We will be back for more. Overall 5 out of 5 stars.

Note; park in the garage behind Brewers Alley on the 1st level and its right there. Not hard to find with this info.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Landonsdad
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