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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S
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
50 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
28 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!

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The best salad ever. Been eating it for years

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Made a reservation for 8 and still had to wait 45 minutes. Ok I get it. A little behind. But after being seated we had to wait another 10-15 minutes. Asked the gentleman who brought us water to get a waiter. A waitress brought us bread then the hostess ended up taking our order. Never asked if we wanted anything to drink.food was good. Wish the overall service was better.

j
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Another great meal at Chiapparelli’s. Crowded because it was parents weekend at Loyola but wait staff treats you like family even when they are overwhelmed. In clinker was the valet team - who acted like jerks.

MR
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Wait time for table very long
Salad was iceberg lettuce and drenched in mediocre dressing
Waiter had too many tables to handle
Food kept going to wrong tables
Waiters on the stairs sounded like a stampede of elephants

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious amd love the family owned atmosphere.

N
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter’s birthday

LH
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

It was our nieces birthday. The food was good but the waiter wasn’t very personable. He didn’t welcome us or tell us his name.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I went with our 2YO and our server was amazing with her! Would definitely go back

AD
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chips salad is the best!! Can’t get enough!!
Yummy!!

A
Baltimore
59 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

It’s been decades since we’ve been to Chiapparell’s, but we wanted to introduce a new generation of family members to the original famous salad. To start, all the entres were delicious and generous in size. However, knowing times have changed along with receipes and staff, it was dissapointing to see changes to the bread and salad. The bread was dry, but the bruschetta was very good. If you have never had the original Chiapparelli salad then you will think this one is great. But to us old-timers who got the receipe from Buddy, not so much. Gone were the red wine vinegar and lemon juice, chopped eggs and chunk tomatoes. In their place was a white wine vinegar and whole cherry/grape tomatoes. While I use them in the winter when local tomatoes aren’t available, slicing them would have added more flavor to the salad. For dessert, the Cannoli was very good, but the Ricotta Cheesecake was hard and tasteless. Chiapparelli’s is a traditional italian restaurant offering outstanding service, good food and wine at a very moderate price.

AP
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good meal, extra friendly environment. Old but good. Our Waitress has been working there 35 years and was really friendly and excellent. Enjoyed it very much

DG
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious!! The shrimp scampi with garlic bread was the best I ever had!! They accommodated my son by making him pizza when it wasn’t on the dinner menu. Can’t wait to visit here again!!

EW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m already dreaming about my next visit!!! The restaurant is so cute on the outside and inside! Feels very homey with brick walls and pictures everywhere. The service was great and we got two appetizers, entrees and dessert! The fried mozzarella and bruschetta were a great start (good size portions and very tasty)! I got fettuccine Alfredo and my boyfriend got grandmas ravioli and it was to die for! Full of flavor and great portion size again! We ended with tiramisu which was heavenly! Super creamy too, with a kick of espresso coming through! Not to mention, great homemade bread to start and the best side salads ever (and I hate salad, so thats saying a lot)! I couldn’t speak more highly of this place! It’s been the first restaurant I’ve attended in Little Italy Baltimore and I’ll definitely be back.

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. We always have great food there.

g
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Best spot in Baltimore!!

T
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We've been making the hour long drive to Chiaparelli's for many a year. Although some things have changed since our last visit (smaller menu and wine list), it still has its old school charm. We love the white tablecloths, china and other small details which make this a go-to destination when we visit Baltimore. And the pasta is terrific as is the chicken dishes we had!

JK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great place to host guests when we went to a convention. The atmosphere is excellent, the server was outstanding - very attentive, good sense of humor and made some good recommendations. Food was cooked and delivered in a timely manner and the dishes were superb. All of the entrées came with a salad and the prices were good. We'll come back here if we're ever in Baltimore again!

R
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Helen is always great.

C
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with great service. Just a lovely place that has been this good for the 35 years I have been going.

OT
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salad salad salad of my goodness and everyone’s meals were great

MG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started our vacation out with a trip to Chapparelli's, excellent choice. The place is very cozy, the servers were pleasant, and food was amazing. Was very happy when I saw the bill, two entrees came to $54, we spent more then that on breakfast the next day. Highly recommend A+