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About Aldo's

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)
www.aldositaly.com. Business Casual Attire Welcomed

306 South High Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Serving dinner nightly from 5 PM. Last seatings: Monday-Thursday, 9:30 PM; Friday & Saturday, 10 PM; Sunday, 8:30 PM.

Cross Street:
Fawn Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 727-0700

Website:
http://www.aldositaly.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is offered by a third-party operator that services all Little Italy restaurants, available at $10 (higher on holidays). The Baltimore City-owned "Little Italy Parking Garage" is located at 400 S. Central Avenue (http://goo.gl/nwG6pc), approximately 1 block from Aldo's. Street parking available: 3-hour time limit, strictly enforced.

Executive Chef:
Aldo Vitale & Sergio Vitale

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Make your next private dining event a memorable affair! Our Private Dining service is high-touch, making event planning seamless--and painless! Our experienced Private Dining Manager will work with you to orchestrate all of the details of your private dining event for a bespoke dining experience that exceeds your expectations and meets your budget. For more information, contact Margaret Occhiogrosso at 410.662.2284 or PrivateDining@aldositaly.com

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Private Dining

"Baltimore's Best Private Dining Rooms" (Baltimore Magazine). Aldo’s is the ultimate setting for memorable private dining events. Event planning is seamless and stress-free as our experienced Private Dining Manager orchestrates all of the details for you.

Aldo's Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

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92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (41)
Romantic (40)
Special Occasion (40)
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Notable Wine List (31)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Authentic (30)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Business Meals (16)
Cozy (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Worth the Drive (12)
Local Ingredients (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Tasting Menu (4)
Casual (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Very nice, intimate atmosphere. Took my girlfriend here for a Valentine's Day date. We ordered the Chicken Marsala, Rigatoni alla Vodka, flourless chocolate cake, and glasses of wine. Every bite we took, down to the bread and olive oil was simply to die for. My only point of contention was that we were seated away from the main seating area which had open tables and were brought to the back of the second floor right next to an eyesore of an open storage closet/walkway. Aside from that hiccup, the waiters were friendly and my date went amazingly well. I will be coming again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was excellent, and was served (suspiciously) quickly. My date ordered the lobster risotto, which she absolutely loved. I had the pasta with vodka sauce, which was also really good. Dessert on the other hand was a little lackluster, the tiramisu being a little too chocolatey for my taste, and the chocolate mouse was simply decadent to a fault.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The restaurant is dated as far as the decor. The service and the attentiveness was excellent. We ordered the eggplant tower and the asparagus soup, both really good. My husband who is also an executive chef commented that the chicken in the chicken Marsala had no seasoning not even salt & pepper. He said the Parmesan rissotto did not have enough Parmesan. It was really plain risotto. My filet mignon was cooked too done for me especially because i had asked for medium rare. I sent my steak back 2x, and each time the steak was medium well. The waiter said that the chef said "that's his version of medium rare because the steak is thin". My husband said that's unprofessional and not true. He said you cook it either medium rare or you don't and it had nothing to do with how thin the steak is. If it's thin, then you don't cook it too long. I was disappointed because I really wanted the foie gras with the truffled mushroom sauce that came with the steak. That's the only reason why I chose this restaurant for our Valentines Day dinner. I ordered something else which was the linguine and clams along with the arugula salad. It was good but I have had better. I'm not overwhelmed to come back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Even though we had a reservation, we waited for 25mins or more to be seated.
Bad experience, food was average and service was poor.
Would never go back

Tags: Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Great experience!!!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful food and service!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Overall a great expierence. The whole staff from the busboy to our server was attentive to our needs. Great atmosphere amd great food.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Service was terrible. It was Valentine’s Day so no necessarily the best time to judge a restaurant but I was pretty disappointed. some of the food was pretty good, the wine was ok and the service was fair at best. And there was a 20% gratuity added to the check. As a former server, I can appreciate this gesture by management, however I feel that the service suffered because of the guaranteed tip. I’d like to assume it’s not always so poor. For $260, I expected a whole lot more quality for 2 people. Do not waste your money.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 11, 2018

A great experience once again. This time, our anniversary dinner. The veal dishes were perfect!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The service was great and the food was wonderful .

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing food! Amazing service! Thank you!!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 1, 2018

First time at Aldo’s- love the atmosphere, service was impeccable and food outstanding. Had the escargot, spinach salad and bronzini fish special. Celebrated with my niece for her BDAY. Gotta love Little Italy! I’ll be back with my hubby soon!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

ES-CAR-GOT....UH-MAZING!!! Saw their description on the menu and was so excited! It did not disappoint! Service was excellent and well accommodating. Will definitely visit again the next time I’m in Baltimore!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Fantastic from start to finish

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

a couple of false starts w/ a long valet wait, and an initially lost reservation. once seated, the rest of the experience was superb. easily the best shrimp scampi appetizer i've tried, and an amazing lobster tail fettuccine that was a definite highlight. my date is an exacting tiramisu aficionado and gave aldo's offering an A-, which is the best rating i've seen her give in over a decade. a good dining atmosphere and engaging, knowledgeable service. a pricey night out, but you do get what you pay for; i wasn't disappointed.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Went for Baltimore Restaurant Week 2018 with wife and had a good time. A nice relaxed atmosphere with good food and pleasant service. We added the additional pasta course and really enjoyed it. Would have liked to have a few more options from main menu as part of the RW tasting selections, but overall a solid experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was ok, however the worst service possible!! Our server was in touch with us for 10-15 min, after that he disappear! Never ask if we need anything else, never ask if the food was ok...” typical questions”. We start to ask the busboy and different waiters in the restaurant to help us with our needs! We ask the busboy for a cappuccino and espresso. We decide to leave the restaurant and on our way out to pay the winter show up and try to give us the espresso and cappuccino! My tip was “the worst service ever”!
We talk with the owner too, hope he fix the problem!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Spectacular as usual!! Pork chop was brined and tasty. The staff is very attentive and friendly. Love this place.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Aldo’s is now a new favorite restaurant for me. Everything was wonderful. The service was excellent. The food was delicious and the ambience was perfect. I cannot wait to go back.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 26, 2018

excellent service and food

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Very relaxing Sunday dinner. We chose to dine at the bar. Restaurant seating is also extremely special. Service was stupendous; food from appetizers through to dessert was delectable. Pasta, fish, chicken all cooked perfectly and served at ideal temperature. Eggplant appetizer and Caesar salad memorable.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We came to Aldo's so many times, and love it every time!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Aldos is always an enjoyable experience. The food is exceptional and staff is very attentive.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We had a great dinner with superb service. Cocktails were expertly prepared with generous but not over-done pours. Food was fresh and prepared with care and everyone happy and genuine about their attention to our needs. I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Aldo's was fabulous. Went during Restaurant Week. You can't beat the deal for 3 course dinner at a 5 star restaurant. Fresh ingredients, attentive wait staff, terrific wine list. It's my favorite place in Little Italy for fine dining.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Dinner at Aldo’s is always a special experience. Food and service was outstanding. Can’t wait for the next restaurant week to go back!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Aldo's is always a treat. Beautiful dining rooms. Great service and wonderful menu.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Absolutely amazing. The food, the service, the atmosphere. Everything was remarkable.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Very slow service. Fish-broncini with bones/ thorn

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Birthday dinner

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 16, 2018

We happened to visit during restaurant week which allowed us to try new things. The pasta and the eggplant were both fabulous! Great authentic Italian restaurant!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 14, 2018

There were six of us in our party. It gave us the opportunity to taste a lot of different items. Yes, we ate off of each other’s plates! The food was spectacular. The service was fantastic. The entire dining experience exceeded our expectation. Tends to be a little pricey but the food & experience are worth it. Will definitely return!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was wonderful.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Second time we have been there. 2x in a month. Wonderful food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Wonderful food. Best gnocchi I have ever had...and I lived in Italy for 3 years. Great service. 5 stars every time I go.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was exceptional. We had soup, three types of salad, several pastas, steak, fish, chicken, desserts... the whole food pyramid! We were not rushed at all. We were waiting on a friend who was running quite late. We ordered appetizers and relaxed until he arrived. It says a lot for waitstaff to not rush to turn a table over. It is pricey but we all enjoyed our evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Everything was outstanding the night the four of us went post theater: the service, ambience and the food. One of our members needed a gluten free diet, another one a vegan diet. Each was able to be accommodated easily. Each of our choices were excellent so it's difficult to recommend a particular dish. I've been here before and found both the food and service consistently outstanding. Highly recommend Aldo's.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2018

David and Danny provided excellent service, and the food was exceptional as always. The wine's are over priced like everywhere else but the food & service makes up for it. The ambience is always cozy and it is always a good place to get together for dates night or with friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

There are numerous options in Little Italy of Baltimore, but Aldo is truly the gem of the neighborhood. The menu selections, knowledgeable staff, and exceptional cuisine make this our go to when choosing Italian food in Baltimore.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I went on New Year's eve and service was wonderful. Our meal was top notch. I highly recommend the ossobucco.

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