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Ristorante Daniela, Baltimore, MD

Ristorante Daniela

4.5
4.5
333 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

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What 333 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. SC

    SandraC

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved the menu offerings. I felt like I was dining in Italy!
  2. KR

    KellyR

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and the food even better! Gluten free options were amazing from the bread, to the GF pasta and desserts. Will definitely be back!
  3. l

    liketocook

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A lovely experience — good food, pleasant ambiance and service — we’ve been back once already and will go back again!
  4. TH

    TedH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievably awesome!
  5. MB

    MikeB

    Baltimore

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great veal dish, exceptional.
  6. R

    Robin

    Baltimore

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the veal scallopini
  7. A

    Andy

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from the outset through coffee and dessert was exceptional. Daniella and Stefano made our entire party feel like one of the family.
  8. DS

    DaniS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous dinner! One member of our party has celiac and they had so many safe and delicious gluten free options! Can’t wait to return.
  9. MS

    MicheleS

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Daniela! So solid! And do not miss the Tiramisu!
  10. LS

    LisaS

    Baltimore

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Initially seated our party of 4 in a tiny room at the back of the restaurant with a very loud,(friendly and happy!) party of 10. Moved us at our request to one of several available tables in a larger room—not sure why they didn’t seat us there to begin with. Server couldn’t explain a basic term on the menu and when asked for a club soda said they only had Coke and Sprite when they also has San Pelligrino. She didn’t seem to know the menu. The food was plentiful but not particularly good and in a city with some excellent Italian restaurants there’s no need to return to this one.
  11. FD

    FrequentDiner

    New York Area

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Owner and staff were helpful, warm and friendly. Food was amazing and authentic. Very few mom and pop Italian restaurants left and this one is a gem.
  12. AM

    travelerAMLH

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My husband had the Ossobuco, and I had the chicken stuffed with prosciutto and brie which was delicious! We sat outside on the porch under twinkling lights.
  13. s

    sara

    Baltimore

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most amazing. Most delicious good! All homemade and made to order. Great service
  14. C

    Chef

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great meal at Daniela's! Highly recommend all of the homemade fresh pastas, tres leche, and spagnola for dessert. If you are sensitive to gluten, they have homemade gluten-free pastas and desserts as well! Will definitely return as often as possible.
  15. R

    Robin

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Until last night Daniela's was one of our favorite restaurants in Baltimore. We have been coming since they were a little take out stand with aromas coming from the upstairs kitchen, but our dinner last night was very disappointing. Our reserved table was not set when we arrived but there was no place to wait so they seated us at our table and came by a few minutes later with a table cloth. They handed us silverware in plastic bags and placed a votive without a candle as our centerpiece. We had to ask our server at least 3 times for anything we requested, including a candle for our votive, bread and extra plates and silverware to share appetizers and desserts. The Francesca salad usually one of my favorites was lacking most of the ingredients; olives, basil, olive oil. It was a plate of dry tomatoes and bits of avocado. Entrees were not up to par and the "freshly made desserts" came frozen! My advanced call to order a birthday piece of panna cotta with a candle for my husband was ignored by our server who brought dessert menus. I followed her from the table to remind her of the surprise. After asking 3 times she eventually brought the no longer surprise with a candle in the wrong dessert. All previous ambiance was missing; nicely set table, personable attentive service and the elegant family feel to the place. The prices and wine list were still good. Hopefully, this was just an off night.
  16. M

    Marlee

    Wilmington

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Blah food, nice waiter, patio had a lot of mosquitos/gnats. We had high hopes and were unfortunately pretty disappointed :(
  17. KR

    KR67889

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for authentic home made Italian lived it and will be back.
  18. l

    luv2wineanddine

    Baltimore

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside on the covered patio. The service was exceptional. The ambiance outside was very fun and vibrant and allowed for a great relaxed dinner. All the pastas are homemade and the sauces. We all got different ones and sampled each other’s dinners and they were all exceptional. You have to save room for dessert because they are all unbelievably awesome. I highly recommend!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience. Great food. wonderful servers. made my birthday a great experience!
  20. PD

    PhilipD

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice little cafe style eatery that we just discovered. Everything you want from a small homestyle Italian. Really enjoyed the Bronzino. Will be making this a regular weekend stop.
  21. N

    Naomi

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    We are pretty sure the chef was not present. All of our food was microwaved- one dish had hot and cold areas (with seafood that smelled off) and another was so nuked that it was rubbery and inedible. My salad was a pile of tomatoes and with a few small cubes of avocado on top. I honestly can’t imagine any chef would serve what we received… we were baffled by the entire experience.
  22. KS

    KerbalSpacePanda

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food at Daniela was very, very good! The Sardinian wine that was recommended to us was a good wine that the entire table enjoyed. The pasta was excellent. I only wish the portions were slightly bigger as I was hoping to have more leftovers to enjoy!
  23. M

    Mymtvernon

    Baltimore

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Gnocchi and veal were delicious. Nice outdoor dining on porch.
  24. b

    batfezzy

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommended authentic Sardinian cuisine in Baltimore. Owner Daniela is super nice and makes all the pasta herself. Salads are fresh and she picks the veggies out. Not an Italian dish, but have the Tres Leches for dessert; it is worth it. And the tiramisu was great too. Schedule some time to walk around the area as well!
  25. BL

    BobL

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We always enjoy our visits to Daniela. The homemade pasta is excellent and the tiramisu is my favorite.
  26. s

    sraz

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 stars and always the best food and service here. Thank you!
  27. s

    sara

    Baltimore

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing made from scratch dishes! Lots of gluten free options. Love the outside patio.
  28. MF

    MikeF

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food all made in-house. Very interesting and well-thought-out wine list.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had dinner at Daniela this past weekend, and it was quite exceptional. Felt a need to review a local operation that does a nice job. Authentic Sardinian cuisine, cooked by Daniela herself… we were waited on by Daniela’s son Stefano, and he was great! Gave us a little insight into the menu and his mother’s philosophy. Had Spaghetti Alla Chittara Insalsa Di Carne and so did my friend - homemade pasta with ground beef and pancetta in red sauce, and it was one of my favorite meat sauces I’ve ever had. My wife had gnocchi, and it was bigger than I’ve ever seen, but it was delish. Never seen gnocchi quite that large! The only thing I didn’t love was the appetizer, Involtini, stuffed eggplant. It was a cold appetizer I wasn’t feeling. However, the fresh mozzarella and bruschetta served with it were exceptional. The outdoor seating was lovely too! They’ve been there for 10+ years and had never been. Highly recommended!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daniela’s is authentic and simply delicious. My top one Italian in Baltimore! Everything is cooked from scratch and everyday the food is consistently amazing. Daniela and her family are great people and it has been a pleasure to see their business grow so much through the years.
  31. BT

    BetsyT

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent meal and friendly service
  32. DC

    DessertChefTD

    Baltimore

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The decor outside always had me wondering what it was, because it doesn't look like a restauant from the street. But the food here is up there with Sotto Sopra - but for half the price. Just amazing homemade pasta! Period.
  33. MS

    ManfredS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great experience, def come back again to show others
  34. AN

    AnnaN

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food and wine selection. We liked everything we ordered. Outstanding service by super friendly people.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Service not great and food very average. Also, very expensive .
  36. GZ

    GalitZ

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The food was so mediocre, we skipped dessert. The service was very very slow (over 40 minutes wait from the moment we ordered to receiving ven the kids plates (there were only 4 tables at the restaurant, not very busy). I will not be back
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Long wait for food to arrive, staff shortage but food was good. Sat outside under tent on sidewalk Very comfortable
  38. RG

    RakhiG

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family loves Daniela's for the friendliness of the owner, chef Daniela's son Stefano. He always makes our visits special. And the food is delicious of course!
  39. R

    Ruzi

    Baltimore

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place. Especially wonderful pasta dishes even with lots of gluten free pasta choices. No where else in the city that I know of does this. They also have a lot of outdoor seating so that's very nice.
  40. J

    Joanie

    Baltimore

    94 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I was disappointed I have not been for awhile. The food was fair I had the flounder asparagus over cooked and my friend had lasagna which has no taste the salad was cherry tomatoes with a little cheese. Not a caprese salad They need to improve everything.

FAQs

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

Ristorante Daniela is rated 4.5 stars by 333 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 7 times today
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

  • 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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