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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"Baltimore's Most Romantic Restaurant" is the place to celebrate Valentine's Day in style. Choose from our standard a la carte menu (no prix fixe menu). Also featuring Chef's special Valentine's Day preparations.

Friday, February 14, 2020

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We went during Restaurant Week. The menu for Restaurant Week was very similar to last year's menu, but we did not mind. The food was good. The service was slow but pleasant; I think they got very busy on the last day of Restaurant Week. It is still one of my favorite restaurants for special occasion dinners.

OL
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent as other visits. The ingredients were simple, high quality, and executed with perfection.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Service was very slow especially for a fixed menu

After order entrees it look 1+hr to receive food, others around who were seated after us got their food first. At one point we were given the wrong food and taken away. Not sure what happened there

Gratuity was included for two people @20% ??

Waiter walked by and shattered a glass and didn’t clean it up for 15min.... pretty dangerous imo

DS
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Outstanding menu, courses served professionally and well timed with piping hot mouth watering delivery. Make reservation today!

EW
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous first time dining expect! David took wonderful care of us. All good and drink was beautifully presented and flavorful. We will be back.

RB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely as good as I remember it to be. We dined early just after they opened and had a small quiet room up front to ourselves most of the evening. The waiter was attentive without being bothersome and his suggestions worked out well for us. WE look forward to returning once again.

DS
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent birthday dinner. The food was very good and our Waiter (Joe) was excellent.

TW
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food and service for my husband’s birthday celebration. Reminded us of a recent trip to Italy. Will definitely return for another experience.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service

BK
Baltimore
52 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aldo does it right everytime. Very professional ownership, great servers and well prepared dishes. If you haven't been, treat yourself .

s
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Veal chop is the best you’ll ever have.

J
Baltimore
167 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Aldo's and it will not be our last. The décor is lovely, traditional and gentle without being overdone. The service was excellent! Our friends had the special two pastas split which they found to be very satisfying. One in our party is Italian and a very knowledgeable cook. She was very impressed with the quality of the pasta and the sauces!
My Branzino was perfectly cooked with a nice topping of cherry tomatoes that were beautifully seasoned...delicious! (I was a bit disappointed that I found quite a few small, sharp bones in the fish.) My potatoes were a surprise. They were large crisped slices. I really enjoyed the crispiness along with the moist and creamy potato; but, I was surprised to see the price which was not included in the dish. It was $7 for about 5 or 6 slices of potato. I thought that was a bit overboard.
My husband's Veal Francese was tender and well seasoned. The quantities were generous, we all had leftovers.

We will visit again but not order as many appetizers, salads and desserts. It is a lovely restaurant with excellent food; but, a bit expensive for frequent dinners. I wanted to chose a special New Year's dinner and we certainly had a special treat at Aldo's. We will tell our friends about this perfect Italian Restaurant for a special dinner. We could see why they had so many accolades and honors in the Italian Restaurant World!

S
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was very good but literally had no food delivered for an hour at our table. For $120 pre fixe dinner, service should be pristine. Disappointed.

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible menu. Everything perfect!

VA
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aldo's is our go to place in Little Italy Baltimore. The cellar is memorable for special intimate occasions and the dining areas are quaint enough for a casual night out (as ours was) to a special occasion with your family or significant other. Joe, our server, was thoughtful and personable. No rush, no stress, just relax and enjoy. We'll definitely request him on our next visit. The food is clearly handmade with fresh ingredients and the taste proves it, from the meatball appetizer (be sure to have bread to enjoy the last savory trails of sauce), caprese salad with white balsamic, to any of the italian dishes (we had Orecchiette Pasta with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage, and Rigatoni Bolognese). So delectable! Cap it off with the lemoncello profiteroles, Oh my, Delicious!

JW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Except ISSO Bucco

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Very charming. Limoncello is a MUST.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food is always great. We had to wait a while for our server though. They need to make their valet service better.

E
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It started at the bar with a wonderful bartender who has a knack for names and drinks. She was very warm and kept us engaged and cared for.

The food was outstanding. Every dish was special in its own right, including the dessert.

Totally worth every dime. Go tonight and go back often!

j
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing as always great service great food great times

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing! The service was very good with the exception of waiter not waiting for a quick pause in conversation before interrupting the table. Simple etiquette.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience3

The food was not great on our dining experience. The shrimp from the shrimp scampi was squishy and soft. The calamari was not up to standards and the veal Francesca was horrible. It wasn’t edible and tasted extremely poor. Luckily the dessert were good, but nothing to special. Overall it was a very dissatisfying dinner

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Business dinner

RH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Limited but very effective menu. Service was excellent the evening we were there. Definitely a return trip.

A
Baltimore
61 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesomely!!!

k
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.
Great service

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The pasta is great but the wine prices are completely absurd - terrible value - buyer beware.

Aldo's - Baltimore
Responded on November 27, 2019

Ciao! TY for your feedback. While we feel confident most of our wine pricing is in line w/ our benchmark restaurants, it's possible a mistake was made. Would you pls message us at info@aldositaly with more details? If there is a misprint or mistake, we'd like to correct that. Thank you! FYI: BYOB wines are always welcome at Aldo's ($35/btl corkage fee) and... FREE corkage every Monday. So you're welcome to bring your favorite bottle of wine at no charge on Mondays! Sergio Vitale, Chef/Owner

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JM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best restaurant in Baltimore. Alex, our server was and always is as good as it gets. The food is a step above any other place.

MT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Aldo's - every thing we ordered was amazing. One of our favorite meals in recent years. We can't wait to go back.

AC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Came here for our anniversary, have been here a few times before, food was fantastic and staff is always great and very friendly, will always go back to aldos.

DL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aldo's is my favorite Baltimore restaurant. I love the atmosphere and the food is always excellent. Victor was our waiter and he was great. I go to Aldo's every time I travel to Baltimore. This trip was for a special occasion and the staff made my family feel great! I appreciate the owners and staff. Definitely a 10!

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Not very many options for gluten & dairy free.

L
Baltimore
78 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The finest Italian restaurant in Baltimore! Best bolognese anywhere! And the burrata and tomatoes- oh la la!!!

JL
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu is excellent. There are so many choices on the menu you think what you want to have the next time you come back! All the pastas are homemade and the sauces are full bodied, tasty and not overseasoned.
The entrees come in an appetizer portion or a full entree choice which is wonderful for those who do not want to leave stuffed and uncomfortable, often a feeling that ruins the experience of an excellent restaurant. I can't wait to go back!

LP
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal! Our waiter was very attentive and helpful with suggestions. The food was outstanding start to finish. The mushroom risotto was the best I've ever tasted and the carbonara melted in my mouth. One thing that my wife and I found interesting was that the wait staff wore tuxedos but the man who greeted us wore an open collar shirt with no jacket. Also, the host who seated us, stood idly by while I walked around him to pull out my wife's chair. Napkins were not placed in laps. It just seemed inconsistent with the overall ambiance, prices and quality of the restaurant.

B
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience. Great value, exceptional service and atmosphere. Food was amazing.

HG
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food.

SP
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, great food as always!

DA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Absolutely spectacular meal in the private wine cellar..my clients raved about it. The only criticism is that the waiter was pouring a different bottle of wine into the same glasses claiming they were out of wine glasses. Spoke with him and he apologized.

The pastas are all home made and done to perfection...strongly recommend if you are in Baltimore

DK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and fantastic service, could have done without the screaming toddler at another table but that wasn't their fault!

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