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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)
www.aldositaly.com. Business Casual Attire Welcomed
Baltimore, MD 21202
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.
$31 to $50
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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.
Aldo Vitale & Sergio Vitale
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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"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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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