Aldo's - Baltimore

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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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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 2180 People Are Saying
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Miami
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and atmosphere were GREAT!

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

We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary at Aldo's last Sunday night and were not disappointed. Aldo's is a favorite of ours and always leaves us with a smile. From the moment we walked in through the valets return of our vehicle it was a great experience. We recommend Aldo's to all our friends and family. Great restaurant!!!!

F
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food from appetizers to after dinner drinks!

I
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy to see our favorite veal dish is back on the menu.

KM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place , always consistent. Delicious italian food. Best in Baltimore and we have been to them all.

JF
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really nice restaurant with lovely service. The food was quite good but VERY rich - lots of butter used, so as much as we enjoyed eating it, we all suffered a bit after the fact. I would just be careful about what to order. We had the Branzino whole fish which was excellent, the Buccatini Carbonara which was good, not great, the Papardelle wild boar pasta which was quite good, and the star of the pastas was the Bolognese. The appetizers of fried calamari and gnocchi were really delicious and the dessert of lemon profiteroles was delicious though the mound of whipped cream they came on was excessive. The creamed Limoncello that they bring as compliments from the house was delicious. Overall we recommend!

JR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal & service - highly recommend!

RM
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our second visit for dinner within one week. The food is that good and the restaurant that enjoyable! We simply love it and the chef and owner, Sergio, is a delightful chap in addition to being a fine cook. Aldo’s is a must for anyone visiting Baltimore.

RM
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was remarkable, the service impeccable, the ambiance special and the overall experience was perfect. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening that exceeded our expectations!

GK
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wish we had an option to give this restaurant 4 1/2 or 4 3/4 stars. It’s better than a 4 star restaurant, but a restaurant has to be absolutely perfect to rate 5 stars in our opinion. We had the caperse salad, foie gras, and ossobuco. The ossobuco with Parmesan risotto was outstanding. Everything else was very very good. Only the cherry sauce on foie gras was too sweet for our taste. And the homemade lemoncello was a lovely end to the meal. Service was excellent.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went to Aldos after a nice walk to the pier nearby. We wanted to change our reservation early and Robert helped us out. Food took a little long to come out but when we tasted it we understood what took so long Rigitoni ala vodka was one of the best ive had in america or europe! little italy is a cool vibe too. pretty great date spot have the cannoli or gluten free chocolate cake !

JL
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great night, service was awesome, food was great, BEST anniversary spot yet!

A
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. The service was outstanding. Will certainly be back soon!

MC
Baltimore
123 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the food at Aldo's is great. We would come more often if the tuna carpaccio were on the regular menu - just sayin'. We really like it. I also strongly recommend the rigatoni with vodka sauce. I also had the catfish, which I think is new, but also really good. The service is really professional and polished here.

CH
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Oslo Bocco, fell off the bone. The shrimp Alfredo was better than mine.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding from the moment we walked in the front door. Everything was beautiful. I really fell in love with the high window ceilings and balcony. Last, but most important, the food was SO DELICIOUS! We will definitely visit again.

RR
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Italian restaurants in Baltimore. Sophisticated preparation. Not a typical red sauce Italian restaurant. The eggplant tower was prepared perfectly. A great restaurant to bring friends for conversation. Wait staff were knowledgeable and attentive without hoovering. All dishes were well prepared. We will definitely return.

OT
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great time at Also's. Especially when Aldo and son Sergio make us feel right at home. Beautiful place and excellent food!

JM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really nice restaurant. Excellent food. Prices are reasonable for the quality.

PC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. What I did not like was the 20% gratuity added to my bill. I ate alone and I’m glad I noticed how much the bill was and found the additional gratuity because when I received my bill after paying there was a line for an additional tip. I know when I’m with a large party to expect that but not by myself. Was not happy about that!!!

KB
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drink prepared to then highest standards.

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

I have been going to Aldo’s for years and always has been one of my favorites. It was late and I wanted to grab dinner. I went on my Open Table App and made a reservation for 8:45PM. We arrived a little before our reservation and were seated by the hostess and provided with menus. Our waitress came to our table told us the specials and asked if we were ready to order. We responded, “not yet, can we have some time”? The waitress said we needed to order because the kitchen was closing at 9. Our meal was delicious and the wine we selected was perfect and great value. When spending that kind of money, I do not want to be rushed. If their kitchen closes at 9:00PM they should not take a 8:45PM reservation.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, great time!

AA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

They did not pay any attention to my request to mention my wife's birthday.

OT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Italian restaurant. The service was very good, the servers were very knowledgeable about the food and have really good suggestions.

PM
New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an incredible night with friends and outstanding food. Brian, our server, was fantastic. We loved having our own space in the wine cellar. We could not have asked for a better night!

D
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had another excellent meal at Aldo's. Our server, Cara, was so caring and attentive. I doubt that any other server could share the specials with the same enthusiasm that she did. Though she had numerous other tables she was constantly available to us. And nothing we requested seemed to inconvenience her. Instead, she constantly responded: "My pleasure."
When the Burrata Mozzarella failed to "run out into the sauce" as promised, she promptly grabbed it, replaced it, and comped it. Our friends were celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary so the chef sent out a complimentary dessert for them.
Though I described the restaurant as "Quiet," we began eating at 6:30 with only a few other diners. By the time we were finishing our meal the noise level had escalated to about a 4 out of 5.
We understand the restaurant is planning to remodel during the coming year. We sincerely hope they do not modernize the decor too much. We appreciate it's present classic style.

SD
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food!!! Best atmosphere!! Awesome service!!!

SG
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food!
Great Service!
Just took my wife there for her birthday for a romantic night and dinner.
Our favorite italian restaurant.
She loves the bellinis.

YS
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Visiting Baltimore this weekend & tried this restaurant based upon Open Table recommendations. Overall delightful! The initial welcome & cocktail order was a bit slow but this aside, dinner was quite good. My son loved the linguine vongole & it was very generous with the portion of clams! Elegant interior & solid service, it is absolutely worth trying & we will return.

TM
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love eating at Aldo's because they meet all of the criteria that a fine dining restaurant should be. The front of house is professional, polite, and genuine. The cooks also take a tremendous amount of pride in their jobs because every dish I have eaten at Aldo's has been perfectly executed. This restaurant is truly a gem in Baltimore.

CS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aldo's was a great recommendation by a friend. The food was wonderful and plentiful. The serving staff was very good. Anyone going to Little Italy in Baltimore should not pass up Aldo's. And it is a short jaunt from Inner Harbor. We walked to the restaurant and took a cab back to our hotel for a modest charge.

PC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EXCELLENT! I came to Aldo's last year to celebrate my Sworning In at City. But on July 2, The celebration was for my Son Graduating 8th grade, Me being Sworn In for a State level Commission appointed by Governor Hogan and just life! I shared that moment with Vice President of Baltimore City Council Sharon Green Middleton, Attorney Russell Neverdon Sr, my sons and Steven McAdams Director of the Governors office. The waiter was on point, the atmosphere was pleasantly Beautiful. Thank you everyone for this 7th wonder of the world type of experience. Pam Curtis

KN
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinners were authentic and outstanding. Tiramisu - to die for!

JR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saturday evening dinner for party of 5 adults. Exceptional food, outstanding service and wonderful atmosphere. Like you've been plucked from Baltimore and dropped in Rome. Wait staff was conscientious without being overbearing, and mindful of our time limits since we had an 8pm harbor cruise. Would highly Aldo's, and would return myself. Bravo!

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food. Great service. Classy place..

TL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was very nice and very helpful with everything but our table became very crowded and the main waiter called the assistant to help remove items...it was not a problem and the assistant was very nice too and came immediately to help our main waiter.

D
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We recently found Aldo’s and it is wonderful. The food, service, noise level, and ambience were excellent. You do NOT feel rushed,

s
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Aldo's service was outstanding. The staff was courteous and attentive. Like most "city" restaurants the food and drink were rather pricy which brings down the value. The background was a distraction to conversation. Overall we enjoyed Aldo's but I would probably try elsewhere before going back.

OT
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Aldo's always can be counted on for excellent food in sedate surroundings. Unfortunately, we had a very loud waiter at the next table (so loud we couldn't hear our waitress until he finished). Luckily, this lasted only a brief time. Food was excellent; however, the special whole branzino was not accompanied with any vegetables. For the price paid, I would have expected a small amount of sides. Nevertheless, would recommend and will return.

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