Aldo's

4.6
2106 reviews
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For over 20 years, Aldo’s has been Baltimore’s most celebrated Italian restaurant. As John Mariani (Esquire Mag) wrote: “This is clearly a labor of familial love, and it shows in every dish." ...From Zagat Survey: “Splendid, old-world Italian cuisine is served with class by tuxedoed waiters at this venerable Little Italy gem that's worth all the hype (and the liras) thanks to chefs-owners Aldo and Sergio Vitale, who make you feel Italian; a light-filled atrium is the centerpiece of the serene, elegant dining room, which many deem the perfect place to entertain clients, take a romantic date or just spoil yourself.”
"An Italian Masterpiece" (NY Times)
Baltimore Best Restaurants (since 1998)
"Best Private Dining" (The Baltimore Sun)
"Baltimore's Best Private Dining Rooms" (Baltimore Magazine)
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LD
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aldo's is one of our very favorite restaurants and our "go to" place in Baltimore's Little Italy. The moment one enters, you feel welcome with friendly and eager to please staff who are interested in making your dining experience one to remember. The ambience is much like an old Italian villa with different rooms available depending on one's preference.

The food is exquisite and the variety and large menu offers something for anyone from vegetarian to meat lover. Their seafood is our favorite with a fresh fish special offered daily and typical Italian dishes and pasta choices, most of which are made on site.

A wonderful overall dining experience well worth the trip.

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KJ
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fantastic ! The bonus was the super attentive staff. We loved it

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A
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best Italian restaurant in Baltimore and central MD!

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Baltimore by far. Excellent food, service and location.

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WH
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had visited Aldo's several times before with my late wife who was half-Italian (and a "foodie"). The food was uniformly outstanding, the wait staff was always very attentive, the whole experience was always nonpareil. I would (and DO!) recommend Aldo's to everyone who visits with no exceptions. It is among the very best restaurants in Little Italy, if not arguably THE very best! I am always looking for "excuses"
to bring visitors and guests for a meal there.

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JL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Aldo's after our courthouse wedding ceremony and they sat 7 of us in a more private dining area which was perfect. Another perk was that they allowed us to bring in our own wedding cupcakes, and helped us set up a display for them in the room. Some other places we were trying to make reservations for wouldn't allow outside food. One person in our party had a question about their dish and the owner actually came out to talk to our table!

We went back to Aldo's for our 1 year anniversary and the service and food was just as great as a year ago. During our visits we have been able to try a variety of appetizers, soups, and pasta entrees and have not been disappointed. This time around we had the clam linguine (so many clams!) and the carbonara which was creamy and delicious! The waiters were extremely attentive and helpful with describing the different dishes. We will definitely return!

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. Best Italian restaurant in Baltimore.

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H
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10/10 all around
Food was excellent
Service was outstanding.
Will definitely be returning soon.

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MF
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aldo’s it’s very nice restaurant and the service was very professional.

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S
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant in Maryland!! Great food, service, wine list and atmosphere!!!

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MG
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wasn't at the dinner how all of my team came back and said the food and the atmosphere were GREAT!!! They loved they had their own private area and they said the food was DELICIOUS!!!
Thanks for making the night enjoyable for them!

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MB
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent business dinner. First time to Aldo’s for most at the table. All were super complimentary of the menu and food selected. Picked 2 fantastic Barbaresco wines off their wonderful wine list. Both were perfect and a great value. The services was as good as ever; very attentive, but respectful of the business discussion... the perfect balance. Aldo’s proves yet again that it’s the best ristorante in Little Italy.

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JD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When ever I drive up to DC to little Italy, I always go here now. Great food, impeccable service, in a really nice setting. You can’t go wrong. Do expect to pay for what you’re getting.

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful surprise. I went to Baltimore for business and found a gem. Aldo's gets all the classics right, from authentic Italian to old-school Italian American. Service was excellent and I particularly enjoyed the risotto....very authentic. I'd recommend Aldo's to anyone. Grazie!

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K
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Aldo’s is an all round excellent experience. The noise level was a little elevated the night we were there but that unusual for Aldo’s and it wasn’t a big deal at all. Everybody was have a good time including us.

I do what to note that Roman (our waiter who also happened to be the one who greeted us when we arrived) was excellent in every way.

We will be back soo .

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d
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

superb dining experience, as always, at aldos; highly rec.

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l
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 5

Risotto was very unathentically creamy. Way way to creamy/buttery

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FE
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Italian restaurant. Impeccable service. Elegant decor. Charming ambiance. Great value.

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S
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our visit to Aldo's was fantastic. The food was delicious. Our server (Eugene) was extremely helpful with recommendations and was very attentive.

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PB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Satisfactory/Good service, food, ambiance and noise level.

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t
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The first visit for our family was amazing. We loved all our good choices . Everything was perfect.
Pasta especially ! We look forward to many more meals here

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OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend loved it! I am biased because it’s my family but my friend wants to go again. We stayed for 3 hours chatting and were not rushed or bothered at all

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GG
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great experience for the moment we entered until we departed. Bartender did a great job recommending pre dinner cocktails. Staff was vey attentive & help full. Eugene did a fantastic job with recommendations & suggestions. No need for a menu. Highly recommend for a great dinning experience.

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b
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, authentic Italian. I am still day dreaming about my eggplant parm appetizer and wild board ragu papardelle. We had the same waiter as last time, a very attentive, proper waiter who went out of his way to ensure we had the best dining experience.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great reception and stervice staff. Really enjoyed our waiter, Eugene.

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MB
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, especially the amazing specials! Terrific service, and an inviting, dignified ambience make every visit to Aldo’s feel like a special event.

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B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The restaurant was lovely but very overpriced for the service and meal

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OT
Memphis
45 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable cuisine...great ambiance!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall it was a great experience. However, we were not informed when we made the reservation that there was a limited Valentine;s weekend menu. We had looked online at the menu in advance and were disappointed that certain items were not available.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Travel/Delayed valentines celebration

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J
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was excellent. The service was a bit pushy, though: the waiter asked my guest if she needed her meal boxed and was taking it away before she even had a chance to answer. We hadn't been there for long and it wasn't particularly busy. But, again, the food is amazing!

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PB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FABULOUS!!!!!
Will be back!
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FD
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Aldo’s is a pretentious, haughty place that serves decent, but not exceptional, food at very high prices by Baltimore standards. When attempting to order appetizers only, before ordering entrees, the waiter informed us that both needed to be ordered simultaneously; sequential ordering was not permissible. No specials were on the menu that Saturday evening, and even regular menu items listed on Open Table (such as veal saltimbocca) were not available. Apparently, the prior Thursday’s Valentines Day seatings had overwhelmed the kitchen. Although a veal dish was available on Saturday night, the waiter advised that the kitchen would not be able to meet a diner’s request for veal saltimbocca as the waiter explained that it would require too much preparation. Our experience is that other Little Italy restaurants have no such problem in meeting that special request. Dessert was adequate but again, not extraordinary. After dessert, the waiter did offer a complimentary limoncello that was tasty, but he was otherwise unhelpful. I have taken business clients to Aldo’s on prior occasions, and enjoyed it, but this experience left a very sour after taste. Perhaps Aldo’s has become complacent and are resting on a seemingly obsolete favorable reputation.

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WN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was good.
Expensive as expected.
Not worth that much but its what it is.
Asked for the check and didn't get one until i asked again after 25 minutes.
My water was low.
No food was in my plate but no one came.
20% tip added to my check automatically some how.
I ordered a pasta with vodka tomato sauce but i got broccoli basil pasta.
I was good but that's not what i wanted.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Omg my second visit and it was everything that that the first visit was! Extraordinary! Another great dining experience where u felt like I was at the top of the line when it comes to Italian cuisine. I will most definitely be back again sometime this year.

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KK
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Subpar food and average service. I was very disappointed with the food; I had the lobster fettuccine and crab cakes. The bartender did a decent job making our drinks. Nothing was superb about the visit. I will not be returning.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

Food was just incredibly good.
It took 30 minutes (with reservation and being on time) to sit us down at a table and the waiter automatically added a 20% tip on our bill. (I always tip 20% anyway). Are little details like those what will make us chose a different high end italian restaurant next time.

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KB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The cocktail menu severely lacks but food was prepared correctly and delivered warm and timely. Stop putting chocolate syrup under your tiramisu, it takes away from the dessert itself.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

It was a birthday and the server didn’t acknowledge the matter at all

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LT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Lobster Risotto is fantastic, try the house-made limoncello.

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