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Best Italian Restaurants in Essex


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A photo of River Stone Grill restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Perry Hall
We are excited to announce Perry Hall's newest independent restaurant. The River Stone Grill will be open for lunch & dinner 7 days a week with brunch on Saturday & Sunday (brunch begins in early December). Weekday happy hour in the bar and weekly specials available. Our menu will offer a little bit of everything. The menu has everything from pot stickers & sesame crusted ahi tuna bites, southwest offerings, fresh seafood, classic Italian dishes, gourmet salads, hand cut steaks, good old fashioned bacon double cheese burgers, corned beef brisket, Reubens, mouth watering sandwiches, hand rolled Italian meatballs, and a killer pot roast platter just to name a few.We hope you join us for a burger & cold draft beer, a plate of home cooked pasta, a refreshing crisp salad, or a date night with a grilled steak & Cabernet. There will be something for everyone and just about every budget.
A photo of Tagliata Restaurant restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Harbor East
Booked 48 times today
Tagliata Restaurant stands as a beacon of fine Italian cuisine, delivering a culinary experience that leaves all patrons craving more. Reviewers laud Tagliata as the best Italian restaurant in Baltimore, with an "excellent service and inventive food preparation". The eatery showcases classic Italian favorites but with "a different and imaginative spin" that sets it apart. Praised for its "outstanding" dishes ranging from calamari to smoked duck, Lobster ravioli, and squid ink pasta, Tagliata's menu is a testament to the skill and ingenuity of Chef Julian Marucci. As one reviewer notes, "Tagliata delivers every time", making it a recurring destination for lovers of good Italian food, fine dining, and warm, attentive service.
A photo of MARTA restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Upper Fells Point
Booked 40 times today
MARTA is a spectacular restaurant well-regarded for its remarkable Contemporary American cuisine. Reviewers hailed it as "one of the best new restaurants" with "fabulous" and "excellent" food that is "very good" and "attractive". The acclaimed pasta with duck confit was noted as a standout dish, while the "creative" and "refreshing" cocktails earned particular praise. The tuna cannoli with avocado sauce was another shared favorite, loved for its abundant flavor. The lobster salad gained rave reviews, with a patron claiming they would "be dreaming about it till the day they die". Despite its "energetic noise level", MARTA comes highly recommended, often deemed a "neighborhood gem" and a "must for any foodie lover".
A photo of Limoncello - Locust Point restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Locust Point
Booked 41 times today
Limoncello - Locust Point emerges as a favorite in Baltimore for those seeking a marvelous Italian experience. With dishes prepared to perfection, this restaurant excels in Italian cuisine, particularly with dishes such as gnocchi, described as "pillows of perfection," and expertly prepared fish. Praises aren't limited to food alone; the Limoncello Martini and the Italian Sidecar drink, alongside an impressive list of Southern Italian wines, are highly commended. The restaurant also features professional service with the right amount of table attention, contributing to an overall inviting atmosphere. With rave reviews from patrons, Limoncello is more than just a restaurant, it's an Italian experience to cherish.
A photo of Sotto Sopra restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Mt. Vernon
Booked 24 times today
Sotto Sopra, located in Baltimore, stands out for its exquisite Italian cuisine. Patrons have showered the restaurant with praises for its delicious dishes, fresh ingredients, and unique, ever-changing menu. Among the favorites are the goat cheese salad, Ciopino, and homemade pastas such as the much-acclaimed fluffy gnocchi and seafood pasta. The restaurant's ambiance, dominated by a large, beautiful mural, offers an enjoyable and unique dining experience. Additionally, the excellent and attentive service provided by the staff, as well as their ability to accommodate various dining needs, have contributed greatly to its popularity. The multiple glowing reviews confirm that Sotto Sopra is a must-visit for any Italian food lover.
A photo of Verde restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Canton
Booked 43 times today
Verde, a pizzeria in Baltimore, has gained a strong reputation for delivering top-quality Pizza Bar cuisine. Many customers have even hailed it as serving the "Best Pizza in Baltimore." The rave reviews highlight the signature gluten-free options, with many diners expressing delight at their exceptional taste. The restaurant also earns high praise for its variety, from the delectable house-made mozzarella to the perfectly seasoned meatballs, which have been described as "life-changing." Verde stands out for its Neapolitan pizzas and innovative dishes such as pizza con burrata and Nutella pizza. Also worthy of note are the vegan choices and non-alcoholic drinks, making Verde a welcoming space for all food lovers.
A photo of Rosario's Italian Kitchen restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Rosedale
Rosario's Italian Kitchen has garnered a stellar reputation for delivering an authentic and quality Italian dining experience. The reviews are a testament to the delicious food, excellent service, and welcoming ambiance offered by this establishment. The food is consistently reported as hot, delicious, and aesthetically pleasing, with the Seafood Maryland and the pasta dishes, including lasagna and chicken Alfredo, receiving particular praise. The restaurant ensures customer satisfaction by providing generous portions that are value for money and ensuring each meal is well-presented. Rosario's Italian Kitchen also prides itself on its top-level service, with the staff and manager often being commended for their professionalism and pleasant attitudes. This Italian gem has successfully provided memorable dining experiences for first-time visitors and regular customers alike, consistently promising a return visit.
A photo of Chiapparelli's - Baltimore restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Inner Harbor
Booked 8 times today
Chiapparelli's, located in the heart of Baltimore's Little Italy, is renowned for its authentic Italian cuisine. Time and time again, reviewers express delight in its traditional dishes and the warm, familial service, with one stating it's "simply the best Italian food in Baltimore." The restaurant has been praised for its memorable dining experiences, with comments highlighting its excellent food and service, and great value for money. Customers especially compliment server Helen, characterised as "simply the best" and a "gem". Whether you're a local or visiting the town for a event, Chiapparelli's is a top recommendation for a taste of Italy.
A photo of La Tavola - Baltimore restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Little Italy
Booked 5 times today
La Tavola, located in Little Italy, Baltimore, serves exceptional Italian cuisine, described by many diners as the best in the city. Recognized for its unique farm-to-table approach, the restaurant is applauded for its fresh and homemade ingredients, prepared meticulously by Chef Carlo. The menu offers a variety of delectable plates, where the fresh seafood, homemade pasta, and decadent desserts stand out. The commitment to fresh ingredients is commendable, with Chef Carlo even having a commercial fishing license to catch and serve daily fresh fish. The eatery is distinctly recognized for its gluten-free options, showcasing the chef's respect for dietary needs. High praises for the restaurant's attentive service, great atmosphere, authentic Italian flavors, and creative culinary genius affirm La Tavola as a must-visit dining venue.
A photo of Sabatino's restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Little Italy
Booked 7 times today
Sabatino's is highly recognized for its exemplary Italian cuisine. Located in the quaint Little Italy section of Baltimore, this restaurant offers an authentic Italian dining experience with a menu filled with traditional favorites. The Veal Saltimbocca and Eggplant Parmigiana with Veal are some of the dishes patrons love. The menu also boasts an extensive wine list, with wines from Italy, California, and France. Reviews are consistent in praising the food, stating it's some of the "best Italian ever had," even comparing it to meals in Italy. Long-time patrons describe the food as "fresh and true Italian style," and new visitors call it "excellent and authentic." Sabatino's warm service and carefully prepared dishes engrave a lasting memory in the minds of its guests.
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