About Germano's Piattini

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--

300 South High Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary Italian, Tapas / Small Plates, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Sunday, 11:30am to midnight

Cross Street:
Fawn Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 752-4515

Website:
http://www.germanospiattini.com/

Entertainment:
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 germanospiattini.com or by calling the venue at (410)752-4515.

Catering:
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 info@germanospiattini.com or call (410)752-4515.

Parking Details:
Choice of public lots, garage and off-street parking as well as valet option.

Public Transit:
Orange Circulator Little Italy stop; Metro Shot Tower stop; Buses 7,10,20,23 and 40.

Executive Chef:
Germano Fabiani

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.

Private Party Contact:
Germano Fabiani: (410) 752-4515

Additional:
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

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 germanospiattini.com/calendar-of-events/.

Germano's Piattini Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.3

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100% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (10)
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Cozy (9)
Casual (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Live Music (7)
Business Meals (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Vegan (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Healthy (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Romantic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was good, not great. Service was excellent.
We were looking for a place in Little Italy to accommodate a large party
and a variety of eaters. This place seemed like an interesting modern take
on Italian and had a large upstairs area for our party of 14. The servers
taking care were terrific. The food was okay, nothing really a standout
but not terrible.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We have dined at several different restaurants in Baltimore's "Little Italy". Germano's was the best experience by far. Food was excellent with both typical Italian dishes as well as new "takes" on traditional items. Always judging Italian restaurants on their Marinara Sauce - Germano's recipe gets a 10!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Nice decor, the friendliest service, delicious food (the flatbread pizza is super thin and crispy, the best I've ever had, the cannoli were to die for). Great spot in Baltimore's Little Italy!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Stay away. Once of the worst dining experiences.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Varied menu in Northern Italian style both small plates and main courses. Excellent service along with a caring staff.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

We had a very enjoyable time. Good food and very helpful in assisting each diner with their food preferences. Great music!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Vegan, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Healthy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We love Germano's. We took our family to dine & enjoy the annual Madonnari Arts Festival (fabulous artists create chalk paintings on High Street), which Cyd & Germano created. It's a lovely way to reintroduce people to Baltimore's Little Italy. Germano's bar (which we really enjoy) was friendly (as usual), vibrant and the food was fantastic. Germano's is our 'go to place' in Little Italy. And the cabaret--with talented, creative talent--is a wonderful way to spend the evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 24, 2017

What a find! Germano's is a real treat, much better than most of Little Italy. OK, the interior looks a lot like most Little Italy restaurants. The food however is much better. The Caesar Salad has just the right blend of garlic, anchovy and other flavors. The beet ravioli with mushrooms meld effortlessly. Nothing can beat the attentive service when the manager or owner is checking up.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

I have dines in every dining room and cant decide which is best. Great service, Great Food and great atmosphere. I highly recommend Germano's

Tags: Quick Bite, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Always enjoy my visits here. Recent lunch with two friends. Greeted by Germano and enjoyed catching up with him. Service by our professional and friendly Goucher student and budding opera singer was top notch. Interestingly we all had very tasty grilled salmon off the luncheon menu plus mix of salad and soup for starters. Three course lunch was fairly priced. Never disappointed when dining at Germano's.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 1, 2017

I love that their menu has clear indications of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free choices, along with many choices of each. For two people dining with dietary restrictions, it made it easy to make a selection, and not have to spend time asking tedious questions. The food was also delicious!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 29, 2017

From the moment hubby and I walked in to Germano's , we felt very welcomed. Our server was AWESOME!! I feel so bad that I can't remember his name. He was so knowledgeable about the menu --offering great suggestions, and such a nice, pleasant young man. We chose this restaurant for Restaurant Week, so I ordered off of the lunch menu. Hubby ordered the Lasagna Classico and a Caesar salad. The lasagna was the best we ever had! It simple melted in your mouth. I had the Polenta Bolognaise, and the grilled salmon with a fennel salad. Both dishes were to die for! We had apple mimosas and sangrias to round out the meal. We did not order dessert, as we were stuffed from the main meal. Hubby and I will definitely be returning to Germano's for dinner in the very near future. Can't wait to tell all of my friends about this wonderful restaurant!!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Tapas, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 19, 2017

I went with two friends prior to a concert at Pier 6. The service was excellent and quick. The spaghetti with eggplant was fabulous (the best since Sicily) and my friends both enjoyed their eggplant parmesan. The cappuccino was outstanding - they use Lavazza coffee. Looking forward to going back for that coffee.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Quick Bite
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 14, 2017

I love this place. Casual vibe and delicious food. I usually sit with a friend or two in the small dining room downstairs. You can actually have a conversation there. The menu is varied. I've had delicious pasta entres, or sometimes a salad (the beet salad is the best!) and a couple of small plates. The wine list is pretty good too; nothing intimidating. Service is friendly and efficient. Valet parking makes for a completely stress free evening. I just ate there 10 days ago, and now I can't wait to go back.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Very disappointed. Not near the quality of Italian food that I was expecting seems like might work well for a vegetarian their vegetables were good

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2017

I would go out of my way to visit this place again. Definitely give this restaurant a visit. I was greeted by name as soon as I walked in the door, and shown to a comfortable window seat. The wait staff (my waiter was Eric) know their job. He was attentive without being cloying, and very considerate. I appreciated that he was very knowledgeable of the menu, made a couple of good suggestions. I ended up ordering a special, the Hake which I was told was a new item. I hope they keep it on the menu. It was delicious, and I don't please easily when it comes to food. The chef handled this dish beautifully; a delicate and well balanced blend of seasoning that allowed each ingredient its place. Thank you for not overpowering it with onion or garlic, allowing the fish to be tasted.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 24, 2017

I was very disappointed in the quality of the food. The calamari was made from frozen. The marinara? tasted like canned tomato sauce. The lasagna was mushy and had no seasoning. The only thing that was good was the salad.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Germano's is our favorite restaurant in Little Italy. We have come back many times for the amazing food, wonderful ambience and the AMAZING cheesecake!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 19, 2017

I picked this restaurant for my husband and I to try out because of the vegetarian/vegan options. Needless to say the food was just ok and the portions were small. We expected more for the high price. It was just disapointing. On the plus side the staff was friendly.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Absolutely terrible! Waited 2 hours for our food! Waitress wasn't even apologetic. Once food came out it was so bland and I had to ask 3 times for salt and pepper and finally got it after I had finished.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 6, 2017

We went early for lunch and it wasn't busy. The food was good and our waiter was attentive. Overall, everyone had a great experience.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Will visit soon!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Excellent food for lunch. Good for any occasion. Our server Totti was attentive, friendly and offered suggestions..

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 11, 2017

I can't believe how empty this place was considering the quality of the food. We shared four small plates (calamari, flatbread, cacio y pepe and gnocchi) and all were delicious. We'll be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Waited over an hour for food, which came out cold and wasn't worth the wait by far. Asked to speak to the manager, actually spoke to the owner and the only consellation given was a free drink at the bar. We were basically told that it happens and whatever. Unbelievable.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 11, 2017

This was our first time at Germano's and we will definitely be back! The food was wonderful and reminded us a lot of our trip to Italy last summer.

Tags: Good for a Date, Outstanding Value, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Nearly everyone in the dining room experienced extreme delays in food ranging from 40 minutes to over an hour. When our food came out, it was made wrong and luke warm. Our truffled fries had no truffle oil on it. When this was brought to their attention, they initially told us that's just how it's made... it's not hard to tell if truffle oil has been drizzled on fries. It's quite an eyebrow raiser that they tried to argue that the oil was on and when I opted to return the dish, apologized and admitted that there wasn't. I understand that bad nights happen and it was obvious they were having a really bad night. Perhaps insuffiencient staffing and I would still give them another chance if I would have seen management approach each table to apologize and deescalate the situation throughout the dining room. Instead, they were seen arguing with the customers that actually did raise a fuss about the poor experiences. We opted to pay and never return. Good luck with your business

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Nice quiet evening at this Little Italy restaurant. Would recommend and would give it another try.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Had a wonderful time...food was delicious, server was great, and the BSA audition night was fantastic!! Cannot wait to get there again soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Good if not unique Italian. Fish had a little too much cooking oil.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 18, 2017

We had a delicious dinner at Germano's a couple days ago. We stumbled across it doing a restaurant search and the menu sounded too good to pass up! Since we didn't decide to check out Germano's until about 7:00pm on a Saturday, I made a reservation for 4 people via OpenTable for 8:30pm that evening, hoping that it would mean we wouldn't have to wait. When we arrived (about 8:25pm), we mentioned we had a reservation for 4, but weren't asked for our name. We waited for about 20 minutes (during which a very kind server offered to get us drinks while we waited), in the bar area. It was a little awkward as we were waiting for a large group to vacate their table so we could sit, and it felt almost as if we were rushing them out. I assume there were no other open tables for 4 in the other rooms of the restaurant. In the mean time, there were 2 other tables in the bar area that could accommodate groups of 6-8 but had only been sat with 2 people at them. The tables are really cool (old re-purposed doors), but that limits the seating options since they can't be made smaller for smaller groups. It may be a good idea to look into converting at least one of the large tables to a table that would give the option of scaling it down into 2-3 tables for couples to be seated. Otherwise, 2 people sitting at a table made for 6-8 is just wasted space, and lost revenue for the restaurant.

When we were finally seated, we had a great and very attentive server (whose name I can't remember, sorry!), who went over the menu with us and gave us recommendations. We ordered several appetizers (do yourself a favor and try the brussels sprouts and the Parma flatbread), and each of us got a pasta dish. Everything was delicious! We even splurged on dessert (mascarpone cheesecake was phenomenal!). All in all, we had a wonderful dinner and will absolutely be back to try more of the fantastic menu!

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Very friendly atmosphere, our server was great, good vegetarian options, quality was wonderful!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We were treated like second class clients - we made a mistake by making a reservation because they considered us to be guaranteed business. Our server was extremely unprofessional, he did not explain the Valentine's specials like we overheard him tell other tables that came in after us. He also refused to make a wine recommendation, claiming that he is is not a wine drinker, which is preposterous for staff in a restaurant in Little Italy. The front of house staff all seemed to arrive after our 7:30 reservation, which was in poor taste and planning for Valentine's Day evening. They were so preoccupied with other clientele that they began to move our table before we even got up from it. I had to beg them to stop and respect our dignity. I wish we hadn't gone to Germano's.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Nice decor and friendly service. Staff were accommodating. However, the food was not very good to be totally honest. I had the lasagna and it tasted as though it had been frozen and reheated.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Ordered what I was told by the waitress to be the best meal on the menu, the 45 oz porterhouse. First off, it was far from 45oz, looked more like a 24 oz tbone, Ordered it medium rare, as the "chef recommends," and it came out medium well and in some parts well done. I'm not one to complain, being a business owner I understand things happen. On the menu, there was no price next to the steak, it said market. Had I known the $99 price tag, I definitely would've said something. Overall, no part of this experience was worth the 4.4 star review that brought me into this place.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 22, 2017

First time here and absolutely loved it! Great wait staff and the owner is so sweet.

Tags: Fun, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Healthy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Went to Germano's for restaurant week. Great choice. The waitress knew a lot about the dishes. Very informative. Food was delicious. Everything made at the restaurant. Enjoyed it very much

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 16, 2017

I accidentally found this restaurant and it was a gem. The service was excellence the food was straight to your heart. The decoration and music were great. I was a lovely dinner at Germano's Piattini.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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