Limoncello

4.4
512 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Benvenuti! Join us for traditional Italian food reflecting the flavors of Southern Italy in a casual trattoria setting. We offer you and your guests a lovely Italian atmosphere with a friendly, courteous, attentive staff.

Located in the heart of St. Michaels, one of the nation’s best small coastal towns, Limoncello Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar serves up authentic and approachable favorites for lunch and dinner daily.

Whether you are just docking from a morning boat adventure, strolling the irresistible boutiques on Talbot St. or crossed the Bay Bridge for some Eastern Shore fun, be sure to fuel up at St. Michaels’ favorite spot in town for Italian fare.
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AnnR
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding dinner, great service! So glad we came - the Pappardelle allo Zefferano was luscious - perfectly cooked shrimp, scallops & lump crabmeat in a saffron cream sauce! Eager to go back!

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JoanH
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had two appetizers, both delicious and my kids shared a salad and enjoyed their entrees very much. One of my faves in St Michaels

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DucatiDad
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ma che piacevole sorpresa! To find an authentic Italian trattoria on Maryland's eastern shore?! With house-made limoncello and pappardelle made to perfection. Bravi ... e grazie mille.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience4

The wait staff was not told that we were seated. It took 1/2 hour and a return to the hostess stand before a waiter came to our table. After that the service was great and the food was delicious. They also marked us as a no show in Opentable.

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vipEdwardT
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and a great find in a sleepy town. (Off season that is) This has become a go to spot for us whenever we're in St. Michaels.

The food is delicious and the pasta is homemade which is so rare these days. We love it here, you will too.

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Jvee
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Amazing pasta I loved it
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vipGenson
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent surprise in St. Michaels! Everything about Limoncello was great. We were in town for a long weekend and were so pleased with our meal on Saturday that we stayed through Sunday to see if it was a fluke. It was not. Perfection both times. The lobster ravioli and tuna prosciutto melted in your mouth. The specialty pizzas and drinks were also a home run. Highly recommend the Limoncello Martini with Stohli vodka. We will absolutely, positively return. Kudos to the chef and management team. Reservations recommended! 🥰

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RusH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This review does not pertain to Limoncello food, service, or anything like that. Rather it refers to the fact that Limoncello had no knowledge of our OpenTable dinner reservation and would not seat us. Very disappointing especially on a busy Saturday evening. Either OpenTable or Limoncello dropped the ball regarding our reservation that had been placed well in advance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food. Thoroughly enjoyable all around. Would love to go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were seated right away, waitress was friendly and attentive. Food was very good, I had the branzino. Husband had the filet risotto.

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vipJK2885
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a fantastic job all around and will return. I require GF good and they knocked it out of the park with a risotto dish with mignon tip, mushrooms and gorgonzola cheese, my husband had the large tube pasta dish with pancetta, bacon and some Marina, perfect in everyway. Wine was perfect.

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vipTimB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Eggplant app and Sachetti was delicious. Risotto was undercooked and not creamy.

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G123
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Charming Italian restaurant right on the main street of St. Michaels, with free public parking just around the corner. Perfect for a romantic dinner with a special person, or just for a change of pace if you're tired of seafood on the Eastern Shore. Food is good and prices very reasonable. The limoncello tiramisu was fantastic. Will definitely recommend to friends and go back next time we visit that lovely town.

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vipIMOTAS
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had hoped to sit outside but due to the weather that just want possible and our host surprised us with a wonderful table right in the window that was very intimate and perfect. They all knew it was our anniversary and treated us like we were newlyweds. The service was outstanding and the food was excellent.

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CarolR
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, service was also great. Overall a very nice place for dinner. Highly recommend.

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vipNanny
New Orleans
60 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent (branzino and halibut, roasted Brussels sprouts, pasta with clams). The house limoncello martini was excellent. Our server was wonderful. My only negative comment is that my seat faced a storage nook with a stack of high chairs and a sweeper - not the best view.

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vipBusinessTraveler
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, good service but the servers should introduce themselves as part of the welcome.

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Turtle
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is delish! Lobster ravioli, seafood dishes, and the veal!

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Sightseer12
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Of all our dinners in St. Michaels we enjoyed this one the most. We had a reservation and were seated on time. We could tell they were busy but the manager was also working the floor. They had a very nice young man as a runner and food came out in a reasonable time and hot! The scallop appetizer was delicious and different. Best thing I have had in a very long time.

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vipRedchile
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Food and wine were delicious.

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vipKarenC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic & service was great!!

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LauraH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Limoncello! The cocktails and wine were fantastic (Limoncello Blush), and the food was superb! The octopus appetizer and the branzino entree were especially delicious. The server was attentive, friendly, and efficient. We had a great seat by the window. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Great food. Service was slow and inattentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my wife’s Birthday at Lemoncello, we were greeted at the door and seated immediately, seated at a very comfortable table under the lemon tree. Our waitress was superb, we had time to study the wine list, she took time to answer questions that we had about the menu. Food was outstanding, well prepared and beautifully presented. Our evening was highlted by a complementary Birthday dessert with a very effective sparkler. Our evening was superb.
Thank you Lemoncello!

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vipRobertT
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Spaghetti with clams done perfectly. Asked for more garlic and the kitchen relied. Purses with Gorgonzola and pears in a cream sauce was wonderful.

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vipKevinG
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always a fun local place for dinner. Like many restaurants a little bit tight on employees. The service a bit slow but well understood in this day and age of employee shortage.

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CapsFan
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

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vipAmyM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We went here for our anniversary dinner and I will say we will not be returning. We had a server come to our table about 5-10 mins after we sat down. Then after that server came another one showed up and didn’t mention if they were our new server or what was happening. I should mention this was a Thursday night and it wasn’t that crowded. Our drinks took forever to get and they were just ok. After the “new” server took our order it wasn’t until about 20 mins later that she came back to ask what we ordered again. We didn’t get our salad until about 45-50 mins into our dinner. The food was just ok. Then I felt like they barely checked back with us. When we got the check it took forever for them to come get it so at that point we walked it up to the bar and paid. The experience was terrible to say the least and on our anniversary. I would have at least comped our drinks or have given a free dessert at that point. Nope! I have worked in this industry before so it was sad to see this. We won’t be back.

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DavidC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live In NJ, but every time we are in St Michaels, MD we make it a point to eat at Limoncello. This trip we were in town four days and ate here two of them! Great Food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Friendly, conscientious staff. Sat in the middle of the room near the door. Would have preferred corner of along a wall and request such with our next reservation as this was our first experience at the restaurant.

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vipCarter
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Outstanding food and wait staff service. We come here every time in St Michael’s. This time though we had dinner after 8 on Sunday evening when it was quiet but the bartender took 30 minutes to make our cocktail, and there were no cocktail glasses. Our wait person Amy was very apologetic and made up for it with great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was very good, service was also very good. Greeting at the hostess stand by the bartender, and service there, not so much. It’s a shame because that is the first impression you get of the restaurant, and Limoncello deserves better. As did we.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Staff were gracious to adjust our reservation, but forgot about the outdoor request. No masks on any staff whatsoever. Waitress forgot to put in our appetizer order and when we brought it up said nothing. Pastas were fair.

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vipReviewReal
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food is top notch- where is their Michelin star?

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vipWahoo
Richmond
114 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is probably the go to Italian restuarant in Saint Michaels. Nice decor with sufficient spacing between tables. There ia a very large selection of options on the menu. Prices are not inordinate. My wife's pasta with assorted seafood was excellent & my veal scaloppini with garlic mashed potatoes & asparagus was very good. Portions are quite large. Service was very good. Reservations are recommended as several walk-ins were turned away as the restaurant was very busy (and they were probably unable to seat other tables due to understaffing).

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TeresaB
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect night!

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Doug
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere. Decent service and very good food. Relatively small portions for the prices being charged. Filet had to be sent back for more cooking which took about 10 minutes. Overall, a good experience but not particularly good value.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food seems to have gone down in flavor. Used to be fantastic and flavorful, todays meal was tasteless.

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johnc
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food is always delicious. The service is good, but not very personable. When our table was served water by our waiter, I said Hello and got zero response. A small thing, but set the tone for service. Our service was good but not great. I will still go back.

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Caps
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

we had a nice dinner on a Thursday night and enjoyed the food and nice service.

FAQs

Limoncello offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 745-3111.

Limoncello is rated 4.4 stars by 512 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.