Aldo's - Baltimore

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Italian
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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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Feast of the Seven Fishes! Full menu available, as well. For the Feast menu, see AldosEvents dot com.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

NYE Prix Fixe Celebration menu: your selection of Aldo's most popular dishes and special creations for the evening. $100 per person. Includes a toast of bubbly.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 2197 People Are Saying
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HG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food.

DA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

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 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As per usual, great food and personal service!

SK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great food and an all around great experience. Enjoyed a nightcap in the bar after dinner and had great conversation with Aldo's family.

JA
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, attentive service, a perfect experience!

LS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family is from Italy & aldo’s Is the best, most authentic Italian food anywhere! Worth the drive to Little Italy & valet is only $10 although you can find street parking.

KB
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want Italian in Baltimore, go here. Can't go wrong.

JC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

OVERRATED!! I was looking forward to an awesome meal based on reviews and got ORDINARY.

FL
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

NF
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We were one of the first parties to arrive on a Sunday evening at 6:30 for a family celebration. We watched more than a dozen tables arrive after us, get their food before us while we didn’t receive our entrees until 8 pm. The waiter who was completely unprofessional never came over to explain. I reserved explaining that it was my daughter’s birthday, reminded the person at the front, and finally had to track the waiter down to bring the dessert. The food was good but we were among the last to leave and the valet came in to give my daughter her keys because he was going off duty! This was not a place for a celebration!

OC
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, service, and the food was delicious. Will definitely be back and would highly recommend to lovers of Italian food!

s
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Aldo's - the atmosphere is authentic and the food is delicious. The chef was fantastic with our pasta selections. Our bread came out a bit stale but they had no problem sending it back to bring fresh. We certainly enjoyed everything. Our service with Kara was exceptional. Her personality is perfect for Aldo's. We enjoyed her waiting on us. We have been to other Little Italy restaurants and choose Aldo's for our number one selection. Can't wait to return...

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

First time we’ve been back to Aldo’s in years. Food was delicious but portions have shrunk. First time I’ve met a flourless chocolate cake I didn’t like: dense, dry and overpriced.

Z
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Found on OpenTable when visiting Baltimore for a business trip. Had an exceptional pasta with sausage and caprese salad. The bread that came to the table was pretty good - basic, not the best bread I've had at an Italian restaurant, but the rest of the dinner was pretty outstanding. Would go again and I definitely recommend it.

T
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and great service. We were in a provate dining room so the noise level was very low.

l
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
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!

C
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.
Loved the house made limoncello!

GK
Washington DC
47 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
125 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
4 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!

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