Germano's Piattini

3.9
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
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. The 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 (this is 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--
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3.9based on recent ratings
4.2
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3.9
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3.8
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Anonymous
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

This place is a hole in the wall, literally. We had a reservation for a time frame and wasn't accommodated until 30-45 minutes later, also several people had the same reservation time as us. Then to not receive our food an hour later. The owner didn't even want to take anything off the bill for the inconvenience. I would never come here again or refer this place to anyone.

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Nedi
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were greeted by Germano who was a really nice guy. Walked us in to the table we had reserved for Valentine’s Day. Service was good but the food took forever to come out. I got the veal which wasn’t very good. I took it in a book to go without more than a bite. My date had the salmon which she liked.

The tiramisu was excellent. The pear was average not great. Tasted a bit too bitter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Did not get apps until 1.5 hours - after we asked owner. Only 2 of 3 delivered. And 3 of 4 entrees. Asked for the 4th and came after others done. 2 of the 4 entrees were wrong. Ate anyway because the whole thing took too long. Asked for bread 2 times and never got it. Nothing comped. No apologies. Not returning.

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RussellT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

We went to Germano's Piattini for Valentine's day. We had a good opening, but our waiter was not good as he lost our order; but did not come back to us until 45 to 60 minutes later; even with asking others for assistance. At the same time, the food we did get was good.

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vipFoodie007
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Valentine’s Day dinner was disappointing. The food was decent, but nothing special. One of our dishes wasn’t hot. The staff was so disorganized and unprofessional it was comical. The best analogy would be the keystone cops. Yelling at each other, forgetting who had what table, making comments about internal workings out loud so customers could hear. It was kind of like a comedy show. It wasn’t a horrible experience, but there are so many other better Italian restaurants in Baltimore’s Little Italy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was awful. From the time we sat down we were never greeted by a server. I had to call one over to us after 20 minutes because no one was attending to us and other couples. They were not even that busy.

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CarolynS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Germano’s was exactly what we were looking for: delicious food served in a warm, inviting, unhurried atmosphere. I was in the mood for risotto. The only choice was vegetable but they gladly added shrimp- delicious! The tiramisu was the perfect ending to a lovely meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Went for lunch on Sunday. Waited for service as they did not open when they said they would

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was delicious, and our server was nice and attentive, although he was a bit eccentric and a little unsure of the menu. The restaurant was very quiet and clearly it was a slow night. The vegetarian options were plentiful, and we had trouble choosing from many mouth-watering choices. To be completely honest, we were a little put off by the wobbly table, sticky floor, and overall casual decor for what we were expecting to be a fancier restaurant. However, we would likely return when willing to splurge on an expensive, but delicious meal. We were curious about the music venue upstairs, but there was no event that night and we never got a chance to talk to anybody about it.

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NoraT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had a very large party for a special occasion. Food was excellent. Atmosphere great.

The service was slow. Too long between appetizers and dinner.

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vipSky2
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I wasn’t convinced when my Vegan friends wanted a place in Little Italy with Vegan and gluten free food, but this place had more than enough choices for every taste, meat eaters included, and the lightest homemade gnocchi I’ve ever had!!!! Everyone left happy and full!

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vipRonM
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Nice anniversary dinner with my daughter and son-in-law . Rick our waiter was spot ! Food was impeccable !

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PaulS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best chicken cacciatore I have ever had! Waiter was attentive, just a great meal!

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SallyD
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was slow. We had to wait for several dishes. Uneven delivery of food.

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VirginiaG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food and the music venues are always super. Owners with is always sweet and attentive.

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vipSAUNDRA
Brighton
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience2

We had a 6:15 reservation and finally received the check at 8:45. We had only two courses in this period of time. The owner did nothing but make excuses for the abominable service. The food was delicious but certainly not worth the extraordinary wait.

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AmyM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must when in the Inner Harbor! Food was outstanding! Service by Onisha was fabulous! Thank you for the most memorable meal!

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charlesg
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful. Didn’t eat. Paid the bill and left.

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FrankM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a very nice place where you could drink at the bar, eat at a table aaY from the bar or enjoy music upstairs. Food was good and reasonable.

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BigWhimsy
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the mix of rustic and classy, the decor all over the wall, that there was enough light to see the menu, but not so much it was glaring. We had a wonderful experience and discovered a new wine! Montepulciano- delicious!

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MaryB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I would highly recommend the food except for the minestrone soup. It had no flavor. Also, do not take any children there as there are no kids menu choices. I made a reservation but they didn’t have it so we had to wait a while. The owner is very nice and attentive.

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vipKellyC27
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I wanted to explore more of Little Italy and picked this restaurant after searching a bit on Google. It’s very small. We were not impressed with the service- our waiter wasn’t very warm or welcome, not checking our reservation or welcoming us for Baltimore restaurant week or explaining the menu. Our food was decent but small. However, 2 tables near us both had terrible experiences- one sending back their food twice for being cold and tasteless, and the other table hadn’t received their food by the time we left and they arrived before us. With such a small restaurant and only a few patrons on a Sunday night I expected much more from the staff and service. We will not be returning here.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Service was really poor and ruined the meal. The food might have been okay if the service was at least decent but because the service was so bad it made the food worse. I worked for years in food service, (running restaurants, cooking, service, etc.) this was one of the worse restaurants I've ever eaten at. It ruined what was otherwise a good trip to Baltimore.

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katlucas
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, good service. Will definitely return.
Server seemed nervous...perhaps she was new. Excellent value/pricing.

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Ronnie23
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were really pleased with the quality and taste of the food - it was delicious. The wait staff was friendly, and the service was prompt, which was also a big plus.

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great little restaurant. We went on a Saturday night night and it wasn’t busy - meaning my dinner party could have conversations without yelling to be heard. Our waiter, Jason, was very knowledgeable and attentive. The ambiance was charming. The food was outstanding- everyone including my kids were happy. The restaurant was very considerate and accommodating to my children’s food allergies. Our next trip to Baltimore will likely include another visit to Germano’s.

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DaniellaB
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a vegan menu. Great service and food. Would definitely go back.

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vipChaccof
Richmond
113 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was very good. The service was just okay. I'd still go back.

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SusanR
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to have a celebration! We had a table of six and were given excellent service and the food was fabulous. Save room for cheesecake for dessert!!!

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Elizabeth
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was stellar. Our waiter Jason was great. Will definitely go back -- wanna try other dishes!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Vegan options for a friends get together

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Gary
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. We have dined here before and only restaurant in Little Italy we frequent.

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KathyA
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The waiters were so unorganized. I food was undercooked, it was hot as balls inside and one waiter was deff on drugs because there was no way in the lords name that he was normally like the way he was acting 😩

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Best friend in town.

JR
JaneR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The Porchetta was awesome, just like in Italia! The flatbread was also excellent.

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Spicy
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and welcoming, efficient staff. Noise level was low since we were there for an early lunch. With a full restaurant level would probably be louder. Second time there, will definitely visit again!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pizza was good, seafood past just ok. Did not get the homemade pasta.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We were a large party so perfection is never easy however the food was amazing. There was a slight hiccup with a missing soup delivery and 2 meals that were less than hot but each were quickly remedied and all were happy.

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vipSisa
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn’t been to this restaurant in over 5 years. If you are in the Inner Harbor walk away from harbor and walk through little Italy. This place is here a long time. The owner is a very hospitable man. Food is very good. It’s a hidden gem.

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vipRobertoS
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great italian food

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Germano's Piattini does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Germano's Piattini also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 752-4515.

Germano's Piattini is rated 3.9 stars by 222 OpenTable diners.

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