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Cafe Gia Ristorante
Cafe Gia Ristorante

Cafe Gia Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cafegias.com/
  • Phone: (410) 685-6727
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Sunday: Closed

    Dinner:

    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Saturday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Gian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Eastern Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Cafe Gia Ristorante
In 1953, Giovanna Aquia, along with her family, boarded the famous Italian luxury liner the “Andrea Doria” and made their way to America from Cefalu, Sicily, arriving in Little Italy, Baltimore on June 23, 1953. Their family life always revolved around the dinner table. It was there that a great appreciation of simple Sicilian cuisine took root.

It was the desire to share our Sicilian heritage and Sicilian cuisine that prompted the family to buy an older neighborhood diner and create a new, warm, comfortable family ristoranté in Little Italy, “Café Gia Ristoranté.” We have strived very hard to recreate a Sicilian bistro, a place where one feels like they are in Sicily while dining. Buon appetito!
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Diner Reviews
  • "Always get a good meal with excellent service, fun place to go without annoying noise"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We were not very pleased with out experience at Cafe Gia. Stood in the doorway too long before greeted and taken to our table. The service was poor and the food mediocre at best. Would not go back and do not recommend."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "My wife and I had a very good dinner at Cafe Gia Ristorante. It was very convenient, with parking right next door. The food was very tasty."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We needed a table with fairly short notice and decided to go to Little Italy. We saw on Open Table that we could get a reservation at Café Gia and that it had an interesting menu and a very good rating. We loved the décor: the place had hand-painted murals on every wall with scenes from Italy that included lots of people enjoying good times. This created a very festive and fun atmosphere. Our party ordered one of the specials and three items from the menu and we were not disappointed with any of them. Our waiter, Fabio, was attentive, friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient without being intrusive, even though it was very busy. I will be recommending this restaurant to my friends."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Food was great! The heated balcony was a real treat on a brisk winter night! The server was warm, congenial and made very good suggestions! Although they didn't have the needed ingredients to make my mojito, my server guided me through the wine list and made excellent recommendations to pair with my tender, savory veal dish. Bravo, well done!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The burrata appetizer was amazing! The frutti da mare was spectacular! The tiramisu was the BEST I've ever tasted! Our server Mike was personable, knowledgeable, efficient and on point with all that he recommended to us. The Limoncello was to die for! If you've been to Italy, then you'll recognize the authenticity of this restaurant, it is a real find in Baltimore's Little Italy."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Gia's has long been one of our favs - been there dozens of times over the years. This visit was good, not great. Hope they are not resting on past laurels and slipping into tourist trap mediocrity."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We enjoyed everything about our dinner at Gia--our server was engaging and knowledgeable, and the food was excellent from start to finish. And the room was quiet enough for us to talk and laugh and enjoy the evening."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "The restaurant, though smallish, is an excellent spot for any special occasion. The food, service, and ambiance were excellent."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "A truly superb salad was followed by gnocchi that tasted like it came out of a bag of frozen pasta. Then the espresso was watery and tasteless. A very disappointing meal at a restaurant that came with high praise."
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "Sat outside upstairs on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. It felt like we were in Italy. Restaurant Week menu was great, many choices, hard to decide what to eat. Salads were great, burrata mozzarella was creamy and delicious, and the pastas were top notch. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 8/4/2013
  • "Went to Cafe Gia on a Saturday night. It was not overly crowded and the noise level was appropriate. It was decorated nicely and differently from many other Little Italy restaurants. The antipasto was weak with 4 small pieces of cheese and the quality of the meat was not high. The rest of the meal was good, but portions were rather small. Overall everything was acceptable-decor, service, and food but after going to over a dozen of Baltimore's Little Italy restaurants, I'd say this falls squarely in the middle."
    Dined on 7/27/2013