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Germano's Piattini

120 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
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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--
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary Italian, Tapas / Small Plates, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Monday to Sunday, 11:30am to midnight
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Phone number
(410) 752-4515
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Germano Fabiani
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Private party facilities
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.
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Private party contact
Germano Fabiani: (410) 752-4515
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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 at or call (410)752-4515.
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Cross street
Fawn Street
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Parking details
Choice of public lots, garage and off-street parking as well as valet option.
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Public transit
Orange Circulator Little Italy stop; Metro Shot Tower stop; Buses 7,10,20,23 and 40.
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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 reservations in the Gastropub, Barn Room and Tuscan Room 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 at or by calling the venue at (410)752-4515.
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Special events & promotions
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 120 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner 
Dined 3 days ago

Went during restaurant week on a Wednesday evening, had a reservation for 8:30 pm. And were seated immediately, the bar area was empty and there were still a few tables open in the dining area so plenty of availability at that time.

Live music was advertised but was not present which was a bummer. They also ran out of bread, which was also a bummer.

The food (apps, dinner, dessert, coffee) was excellent and the wine recommendation was excellent. Would definitely return for the food and wine and for a true cabaret experience.

vipCap415 (New York Area)
Dined 5 days ago

The beet ravioli and polenta was delicious!!!!!!!!

vipNewtobaltimore (Baltimore)
Dined 6 days ago

Service and atmosphere were great. We didn’t find the food to be anything special. Everyone agreed their meal was fine but nothing great.

vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
Dined 6 days ago

Old School Italian. Good for Family or Romantic dinner. Minimal portions for good pricing.

Katie (New England)
Dined 7 days ago

We came for restaurant week and had the Brussels sprouts, artichokes, tagliatelle ragu, salmon, and cheesecake. The Brussels sprouts and artichokes were fine but nothing amazing, and my tagliatelle was so overcooked, the noodles were almost mushy. Then, we had to wait over half an hour for our dessert to come... which was literally just cheesecake they had definitely already made and just had to put on plates. Barely any apology and no offer to comp any part of our meal. Waste of money.

Laura (Baltimore)
Dined on January 13, 2018

Fantastic food, never disappoints. The beet ravioli is especially delicious. We didn't sit in the bar area this time, but I think I would next time- it has a really nice feel in there. The only critique I have is the service, or one particular server really. I have had her twice, she is fairly new I think, but she is kind of all over the place (clumsy, couldn't open our bottle of wine, just a little too in-your-face if that makes sense). For a date night at a nice restaurant, I prefer a server who is a little more refined (I know that sounds terrible, but it is true!).

vipVivian (Baltimore)
Dined on January 2, 2018

We enjoyed our pre-theater dinner very much. The menu was described online as Italian "tapas" which was quite accurate, and perfect for us. We were able to sample appetizers, entrees, and dessert, plus wine by the glass, for a very reasonable price, and without feeling too stuffed. Everything was very fresh and prepared to order. We felt a bit squashed in, since only the front of the restaurant was open, with 5 or so tables. The menu had vegetarian and gluten-free options. The service was lovely - Amy made us feel welcomed and cared-for the whole time we were there. We will definitely be back.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
Dined on December 17, 2017

We tried Germano's because of Open Table's reviews and we were not disappointed. This is a small, intimate restaurant that is both cozy and inviting. There is a great bar area with about 8-10 bar seats and high tops for many more (20?). You will be greeted when you arrive and made to feel like a returning old friend. The dining area is small but can be made to accommodate a larger group or smaller seating. Our server was absolutely the best in warmth personality and attention to details. Our party of 7 loved everything we ordered and left overstuffed because it was so good. Leave time to walk the charming Little Italy neighborhood after and you won't mind overeating a bit!

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on November 18, 2017

Doesn't get much better than this. Seated promptly. Met by a friendly and gracious owner.
Superb food and wine. do yourself a favor and check it out. Entrees and appetizers had us rolling our eyes and insisting others tasted. Best gnoggies, ravioli, lamb.......Brussel sprouts, brucchetta ..........the chianti perfected the experience. Pardon my lousy spelling.......but the meal and experience were great. Our friends and us are returning soon. Way good. Mangia, mangia. Four stars plus

vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
Dined on November 14, 2017

Get to Germano's generally for lunch whenever the opportunity presents itself. Immediately greeted by Germano and seated. Group of three--one local and two guests from Ireland. Excellent lunch menu with tons of entrees. Had the salmon as usual and never disappointed. My guests really enjoyed their selections as well.