Chiapparelli's - Baltimore

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$30 and under
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Italian
Voted Restaurateur of the Year by the Restaurant Association of Maryland, Chiapparelli’s is one of Little Italy’s best-known and most loved restaurants. As the restaurant has passed from one generation to the next, the dedication to serving high-quality Italian food remains firm. The brick walls provide a pleasant atmosphere, and the wait-staff is always friendly and professional. The menu includes local seafood specials, delicious veal, and homemade specialties; and one of Baltimore’s best-known salads. Banquet facilities and valet parking are available."
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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Mom and I came here for dinner and loved the delicious food! I think this is my new favorite fettuccine alfredo!

J
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chip’s is by far one of the best gems in b-more! Never disappoints!

b
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always very consistent, love the salad and it comes with your meal not a la cart

JA
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and our server Helen was great too!! Chicken picatta and shrimp Nicola to die for

S
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience all around. Service was very good from all of the staff. The food was very good. The Chip’s salad is excellent. Calamari was perfectly prepared and delicious. All of our entrees were very good. We had chicken fettuccine Alfredo, manicotti, gnocchi bolonese and lasagna and all were prepared very well.

B
Baltimore
105 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chip’s is a continuing favorite spot. Great food and the salad! To die for! Included! A fine choice for a traditional Italian meal.

L
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve!
Great family meal!

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

New Years Eve with several Restaurants to choose from. First time here and was disappointed. Had reservations for 4 and put upstairs next to an empty room as if it were an afterthought. The server was very slow to respond with everything. She was nice but got a bit snippy when we asked for a few minor modifications to our dishes. One of the drinks was very bad and did bring another one which was better.
Don’t think we will return. Too many good options.

s
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great atmosphere for getting together with friends. Great food and excellent service.

SG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

College graduation

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Work holiday party

DA
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Consistently good classic Italian food at reasonable prices. Our waiter was attentive and professional tonight.
The dining rooms and entry area are looking a little tired, however. Decor could definitely use some updating.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite spot

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly good food and kind attentive service!

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Antipasto and salad were great. I got the Paul Welsh which is supposed to be their signature dish and my wife got the fettuccine. The fettuccine was bland and the Paul Welsh had a puddle of oil sitting on one end of the dish. Helen our waitress was awesome but i was a little disappointed with the food.

OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! We had no complaints. Very hospitable. Very friendly. Fast service.

M
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Chiapparelli’s is always a great experience. The food tastes homemade and the servers make you feel like family!

LC
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bread baskets and drinks kept full, food was delicious and served piping hot, noise level low so conversations were heard by all...what’s not to love! A Baltimore tradition for us after Thanksgiving and they accommodated a table of 8 at very short notice. Always a wonderful experience.

SM
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Delicious, abundant food. The restaurant was bursting at the seams on this particular Saturday night and the waitstaff seemed harried and frazzled. But the service was also fast, the food was delicious, and the overall experience enjoyable. Would recommend and visit again when I'm back in Baltimore.

JB
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The service was horrible...

S
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was great but I was just a little disappointed the lemon cake wasn't available. But otherwise GREAT meal and EXCELLENT service

NE
New England
17 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Really packed on a Saturday night.... glad I made this reservation (and they have a valet which is not mentioned anywhere). We still waited 45 mins after our rezzie time, but it went by fast.... we were yapping.
All the servers were in chaos.... large parties everywhere so the noise was INCREDIBLE.

As I read before we went, the salad had WAYYYYY too much dressing. Just lettuce, exactly 3 grape tomatoes & slice of red onion in each bowl. Appeared to come out of a vat. And sure enough, halfway thru our meal, I saw our server carrying a vat of salad to the kitchen 🤪. We were a chatty group, so I don’t think anyone LOVE LOVED their meal, but I must say their red sauce/Marinara was delicious. My son ate his meatballs but did not take leftovers home. My friends DID take theirs home (drowned gnocchi & Shrimp Nicola). Portions were generous.

Wine was good left us a carafe of water which is a fave of mine; bread was ok. Fake Italian bread but warm.

I don’t think I’d run back to Chip’s. So many other restaurants in Bmore to try in my limited times I’m in B. Not BAD, just not great..... 🤷🏻‍♀️

OL
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was good. Server was incredibly overwhelmed but very nice. The hostess and what I assume was a manager were absolutely horrible- argumentative, rude. It was uncomfortable to see and completely uncalled for. A seated table walked out after waiting 30 minutes for the table- they had a reservation- due to condescending comments from the hostess/manager. What was supposed to be a special birthday dinner turned into an awkward meal in a place we felt didn’t care about its patrons.

OT
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The chips salad that comes with the entrees was large and tasty. It has a lot of cheese in it. The chicken marsala was tasty but not large enough considering the cost. The tomato sauce was more savory than I prefer. My spouse enjoyed the mixed seafood entree with mussels, clams, calamari, etc.

EO
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found ourselves in Little Italy last Friday evening and hadn't been to Chiapparelli's in quite some time. The food was just as good as we remembered! The salad there is amazing and both of our meals were outstanding (veal saltimbocca and penne vodka). However, the best part of our meal was our wonderful server, Helen! She took excellent care of us and was so fun to talk to!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Very traditional place.

OT
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Helen was phenomenal and made our meal.

R
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening at Chiapparelli's was fantastic as usual. When ever we are in Baltimore we have dinner at Chiapparelli's.

PW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server was very friendly & engaging. Staff was very accommodating for our disabled guest. Thank you!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday but didn’t get any perks

S
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

There are much better restaurants serving the same style food in Baltimore. The food was okay. Nothing was outstanding. The bread basket was cold. We started with fried calamari, which was a bit greasy and slightly undercooked. The salad that came with our meals was swimming in salad dressing. The dressing tasted good but there was way too much of it. The shrimp parmesan was good but the pasta side was just okay. The fettuccine alfredo with shrimp was loaded with butter and had few vegetables in it. The veal saltimbocca was nothing special.

The atmosphere is dated and worn. The restaurant is loud. The service was the best part of the meal.
Our server has been working for the restaurant for 30 years. She was friendly and nice, had recommendations for us, and was knowledgeable. However, because you can get much better versions of the same items from many places in the city, I do not recommend Chiapparelli's.

RS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Just a wonderful place to go with the family and enjoy traditional Italian food.

J
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Frankly I was disappointed. The food was okay - but not what I expected having been a long time customer of Chips. The salad was too flooded with the dressing so that you eating more dressing than salad. The chicken dish I had (vencenzo?) was nicely prepared and presented, but was too sweet for my tastes. My companions had similar complaints - food was okay - but not to the degree we would expect
from Chips.

With all the choices of excellent restaurants in the Little Italy area, it may be some time before I visit Chiapparelli's again.

MA
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only complaint was that there were several small children running around and also playing in the ladies room, therefore tying up the facilities for more than 15 minutes.

RF
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food. Solid service

HB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience at this authentic Italian restaurant in Little Italy. Helen our server was incredible, sharing her stories, suggestions and love of her job. The food was excellent and we enjoyed the entire experience. You will not be disappointed!

GM
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Chips has become our go to place in Little Italy, good food and service at a reasonable price.

M
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great family setting with hearty portions and overall tasty meal.

SO
Baltimore
55 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent lunch, nice variety, great food!