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Ristorante Daniela, Baltimore, MD

Ristorante Daniela

4.8
4.8
402 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Established in 2011, Ristorante Daniela serves hand made Sardinian and Italian cuisine.
Every detail and part of each recipe served at the restaurant is made from complete scratch, from the pasta and sauces, to the puff pastry and creams in our delicious desserts!
We also serve special dinners off menu which can be reserved in advance, ranging from $37 to $45 per person. These special dinners consist of a family style 3 course meal with an abundant amount of tastings for each course with different tastes of cuisines based on meat, seafood/fish, and vegetarian recipes.
Besides dining in and carrying out, Daniela is also available to cater your special events such as weddings, graduations, birthdays, etc.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Regional Italian (Sardinia)
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (443) 759-9320
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Daniela Useli
  • Catering
    Catering is available throughout the year for pickup or delivery upon special request. We cater for any type of event, including weddings, graduation parties, birthday parties, etc. Along with food and drinks, we can also provide upon request any service from table cloths and silverware to heating units for hot food and drinks. Please give us a call or send us an email for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    Private events and private rooms are available for groups greater than 10 people upon advance requests. Email or give us a call for more information.
  • Neighborhood
    Hampden
  • Cross street
    between Elm and Chestnut, on West 36th Street
  • Parking details
    Pay to park anywhere on West 36th Street, and on the first block of every cross street. 50 cents per hour for up to 2 hours. Free parking off of Wests 36th Street after first block of every cross street, as well as any street parallel to West 36th Street.
  • Additional
    Beer, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 402 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Italian

  • Baltimore

    Best Food

  • Baltimore

    Neighborhood gem

  • Baltimore

    Italian

402 Reviews
  1. Pam523

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fresh & delicious! Exceptional GF options. Warm & wonderful staff. Highly recommend!!

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  2. mindy

    Baltimore

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Daniela's! Always have a great time! Great service, great food!

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  3. Mich

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Adorable, quaint food. Dinner was delicious. Perfect spot on the avenue

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always highly recommend dining here when you have a chance

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  5. RachelV

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in Baltimore. This restaurant, and the family that owns it, inspired me and my husband to visit Sardinia. It was one of the most memorable trips of our lives!

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  6. Kevk44

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful night here. The restaurant was so quaint and beautiful. The food was very good! The only minor issue was that the service was a bit slow. The service was excellent, but a little slow. Which is good because they were busy and appeared to only have a few people on the floor. This was NOT a frustrating issue though I assure you. Please go to the beautiful Italian restaurant!

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  7. SusanB

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful. Unusual menu-delicious and served nicely. Our waiter was very accommodating and fun.

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  8. MelH

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent! Everything was homemade and delicious! Can’t wait to go back!

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  9. Craigd

    Baltimore

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I don't recommend going when it's cold out unless there's inside seating available. The food was authentic and delicious. The owners son was amazing, and he definitely made our dining experience memorable. We will be going back when it gets warm.

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  10. JulieF

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We know we'll always have a delicious meal at Daniela!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite new restaurant. Glad I was introduced to it.

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  12. Roberto

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Italian (Sardinian to be precise) food in town. Always consistent high quality

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  13. Maureen

    Baltimore

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Finding gluten free became a lot easier after I discovered this restaurant. Food is amazing and lots of options. If you can tolerate gluten, they make the best lasagna in Baltimore.

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  14. SharonK

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. Best salmon I have ever had. Everything we ordered was delicious. Loved the home like environment. Waitress was lovely but not super attentive. We skipped dessert since it took too long to ask for our order. In her defense, however, restaurant became crowded real fast and my guess is that they were short waitstaffed. Will definitely return again!!

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  15. polymorphorism

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food - small space, not good for large groups at all.

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  16. Baldy

    Memphis/West TN

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Not your typical Italian restaurant. The wonderful pasta dishes are based on Sardinian tradition. Different and wonderful experience.

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  17. TerryR

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Actually transported to Italy in the middle of the day. My new favorite lunch place

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  18. Ruzi

    Baltimore

    46 reviews

    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    It was very busy at Prime time on Saturday night. It was crowded and the wait staff was disorganized and chaotic. We had two different servers and twice had to ask for a server bc we were waiting so long. This was an unusual experience- as service was generally good the other times we came. Hope they can get things under control as the food is spectacular although the portions seemed smaller than usual which was mildly disappointing.

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  19. DavidH

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely spectacular, a true gem of a place, cannot recommend enough.

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  20. Irish

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Restaurant appeared to be extremely short-staffed. We ordered an appetizer and, after waiting around 40 minutes, had to flag someone to find out where it was. It appears that our waiter completely forgot to place our order with the kitchen. Our waiter also never checked back at any time during our meal to see if we needed anything else. Overall, service was completely lacking.

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  21. Medray

    Baltimore

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious distinctive house-made food delivered with excellent service in a charming restaurant on a fun avenue. Nice wine list with interesting & tasty Sardinian options.

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  22. Jammybear

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Small, authentic feeling Italian restaurant in the heart of Hampden. We had several different dishes, all were delicious. Desserts were excellent too.

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  23. DavidS

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. Service was good. Took us right when we had a reservation. Great selection on the menu. Definitely will be back.

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  24. Binky

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is reliably good, the service is friendly, and they have a very good selection of reasonably priced wine by the bottle. And the tres leches cake is to die for.

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  25. KristinaS

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious unusual dishes in a cozy atmosphere. Definitely recommend!

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  26. StephenK

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Daniela’s is a “go to” for fresh, authentic Italian cuisine. My guest and I each enjoyed our meal and the ravioli filled with shrimp and crab may be come something I order again and again. If you’ve not been, do not hesitate to give it a try. You will go back!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a charming little place. Contrary to some reviews, we found the service prompt, attentive, and willing to offer meaningful recommendations. The food was quite good. It was different, flavorful, plentiful, and stylish. I do not give it five stars because we all noted more salt in the preparation than we are used to. It was not too much, but it may take some getting used to. We will give ourselves the opportunity, as we will be back.

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  28. pauld

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food! Service was a little slow but it was very nice to not feel rushed at the same time. Wine, appetizers, entrees and desserts were all delicious. Prices are reasonable for the area and type of food/atmosphere

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  29. Jack

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Pasta dishes are excellent and pasta is made in house. Our waitress was not very attentive and when we requested oil for dipping bread it never arrived. However, we have been here before and had better service.

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  30. Tasha

    Baltimore

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place for date night. Prices especially appetizers were high in comparison to other nearby establishments with similar cuisines. Food was tasty.

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  31. Chef

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience at Daniela’s as always! Never a bad thing to try. Highly recommend the fresh pastas and all of the delicious desserts! Will return as soon as we can!

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  32. LoriV

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The location of the restaurant is wonderful and can't wait to return to that area for dining (elsewhere) and shopping! The dining areas of the restaurant are cute, cozy and charming with a very nice ambience. The service was very good. Our waitress was nice and helpful and we liked the willingness of the staff to make substitutions. Unfortunately, the menu was uninspired, and there were no specials to spice things up. The food was "meh" - mediocre and easily forgettable. I'm not a wine or beer drinker, and I missed having a full bar offering. My son, who has a major sweet tooth, couldn't find anything he wanted to order on the dessert menu, which is a first for him.

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  33. Eileen

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Two couple went for dinner, one was gluten free. We let the restaurant know in advance and they provided gluten free bread along with the regular bread service. The wait staff was very good, helpful but not intrusive. The food was really delicious, we all enjoyed our meals: gnocchi, mushroom lasagna, meat lasagna, and gluten free pasta with sauce (can't remember which). We had 2 desserts (strudel and chocolate canoli) which were also delicious. We sat in the outdoor seating which was covered and very comfortable. I am looking forward to going back and would highly recommend for gluten free diners (the restaurant suggests letting them know in advance about any specific food needs).

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance. Small, real Italy feel to it- reminded me of a restaurant we visited in Rome. Food was good- everyone in our party liked their meal. Service was fast and waitress attentive.

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  35. Medray

    Baltimore

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We just love the food here, from the house made pasta, incredibly flavorful sauces, and fresh ingredients to the unique combinations of the culinary origin. The service is always personal and gracious. We enjoyed the outside seating on a mild evening, but we also like the dining room.

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  36. RakhiG

    Baltimore

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy our meals at Ristorante Daniela! It is our go-to restaurant for special occasions in the family, and last night we celebrated our daughter's birthday. I called to make sure it would be ok to bring a dessert for my child as she is unable to tolerate milk or cheese. Chef Daniela kindly agreed. Our server Chris had already been told about this arrangement, heated the dessert and put candles on it for us! Thanks as always Ristorante Daniela staff for making us feel special!

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  37. foodloverjb

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best dining experiences ever! The food and customer service was AMAZING and will return for sure.

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  38. IreneJazz

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Daniela's and it's been my anniversary go- to restaurant for years. I'm a true Italian (born and raised) and this is the only Italian restaurant I go to. I only get the original Sardinia dishes because that's not only unique but 100% authentic since Daniela is from there. Always a wonderful experience.

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  39. Shel

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely dinner. The service was great and the food enjoyable.

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  40. racefan

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful. Perfectly grilled salmon and the most tender, delicious ravioli. We will definitely be back.

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FAQs

Ristorante Daniela offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (443) 759-9320.

Ristorante Daniela is rated 4.8 stars by 402 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ristorante Daniela

824 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    between Elm and Chestnut, on West 36th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Hampden
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Regional Italian (Sardinia)
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Pay to park anywhere on West 36th Street, and on the first block of every cross street. 50 cents per hour for up to 2 hours. Free parking off of Wests 36th Street after first block of every cross street, as well as any street parallel to West 36th Street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Daniela Useli
  • Additional
    Beer, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    (443) 759-9320
  • Catering
    Catering is available throughout the year for pickup or delivery upon special request. We cater for any type of event, including weddings, graduation parties, birthday parties, etc. Along with food and drinks, we can also provide upon request any service from table cloths and silverware to heating units for hot food and drinks. Please give us a call or send us an email for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    Private events and private rooms are available for groups greater than 10 people upon advance requests. Email or give us a call for more information.
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