Supano's Steakhouse, Italian & Seafood

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The Year was 1937 when Italian immigrants opened a little Tavern & the Mrs. began preparing food from her homeland to feed her husbands hungry friends between card games. 73 Years later the founders are gone, sons retired and the employee"s now are carrying on the Velleggia Tradition. Miss Betty crossing 5 decades in the kitchen prepares our wonderful seafood, pasta, soups and sauces. Our family invites you to step into our world where you will find yourself "Lost in the Sauce". Visit our Rat Pack Pub, with pictures of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. with their tunes always in the background. Our menu told to us by our customers state the following: Cream of Crab Soup, Eggplant Parmigiana and Tiramisu are worlds best. Lasagna, Salmon Francaise Balt's best. Organic Whole Wheat pasta & Gluten Free available. Voted Best Pasta Baltimore by CitySearch.com 2007 Simply come and join us "Where The Locals Dine and Drink" Velleggia's a Baltimore Landmark.
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LS
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Appeared that they were short staffed. Took a long time to get drinks and food. Manager / owner was our waitstaff. Large party at the restaurant did not help. We ate there the night before and everything was great.

ML
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, lovely & friendly hostess and the memorabilia was just fantastic. Great place for a great meal. Look forward to going again next time I hit Baltimore.

LP
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff was great music was a bit loud

CP
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Manicotti was dry and sauce was not good. Too much ricotta and mozzarella was not melted. Bread was burnt on top. Salad was ok but tomatoes were metallic tasting. The strip steak had good flavor but I requested medium and it arrived very rare. I sent it back but it was still rare.

MP
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

One of the most disappointing dining experiences I've ever had. I was in Baltimore to attend a boxing card at the nearby arena and had heard this was a neat old place with a lot of character.

Not quite. Our first sign that something was off was when we walked in at 5:30 on a Saturday and the place was empty except for the wait staff. Granted, 5:30 still is a little early on a Saturday, but no one? That left me with a weird feeling. It didn't exactly fill up during the next two hours. I think there were two more tables -- maybe three -- when we left.

Second, the place was very dark. Maybe it wanted to keep that old time feel with paneling and pictures of old or deceased stars like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Instead, it just came off as dank and stuck in a time warp. Or, the owners didn't have enough money to upgrade it.

Our server was fine and she was nice, although she was an elderly woman and it looked like she was struggling to get around at times. I actually felt a little bad for her.

But the biggest problems was the food was mediocre and it was WAY overpriced. I am talking like what you pay for a meal at a top level restaurant in D.C. where I live. My manicotti was very dry. It was the kind of meal that if you went to a chain and paid $40 or $50 for the two of you, you might not care.

But the price at this place was more than triple that. Seriously. After that, I thought, "Well, now I know why people aren't showing up." Yeah, it's been around since 1937 I guess, but is too much to ask for a reasonably priced meal when it comes to average food?

Very disappointing. I wish I had done a little more research. This could be a really neat place in the heart of Baltimore, but they're going to have to seriously raise their game.

KM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I appreciated the attempt of capturing the old glizty 50s Hollywood vibe, but the food was overpriced, the restaurant itself was shabby, and the service was slow and distracted. The food was basically really good diner fare. I did enjoy the live piano music, and my in-laws got a kick out of all the Hollywood photos and mementos on the walls, but I just expected something a little nicer from a place that served $50 steaks.

L
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Overpriced and understaffed. Concert night at Camden Yard, you would expected them to have been moree prepared. Initially thought it was charming and quaint. Server greeted us right away and took our drink orders. But then it went down from there. The bread tasted like warmed up stale white bread. The waitress was unable to carry more than one plate at a time. One entrée came out first, then several minutes later, the second. But we realized the first entrée order was wrong, so the waitress returned that and the new one was brought out five minutes later. Instead of apologizing, she said two or three times that “it wasn’t my fault, it was the kitchen”s fault “ . Once we were done eating we sat there for a full 40 minutes until I finally got up and asked the bartender to send somebody over to her table So we can pay the check and get out of there. I had veal saltimbocca which was nothing but two tasteless pieces of meat covered with thick ham ( not prociutto) and a sweet sauce.. And the side dish was over cooked linguini. The best part of the dish was the tomato sauce on top of the linguine. If you want real Italian food in Baltimore, do yourself a favor and go to Little Italy!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I could give six stars I would. Service was superior food was outstanding. Will definitely be back

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Did not enjoy the food and on top of that was charged $20 in tips without my knowledge. Will not return

l
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for my husband’s birthday. Our waitress was so nice and attentive. Food was excellent. Limoncello cake was amazing.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chicken parm and the Lobster Ravioli were incredible. The serving sizes were very generous and the food was cooked to perfection! I will be back again next time I am in Baltimore!

CS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and excellent food, a real treat

l
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was fair and price was high for quality.

DG
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic steaks! Excellent (and speedy) service—Barbara was very attentive and personal with a great sense of humor! Jazz trio kept the conversation and atmosphere hopping. This will be a regular stop when in Baltimore!

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The atmosphere was dull and the restaurant doors were held open the entire time. The food wasnt good. I ordered the seafood trio and the crabcake was no good. It the scallops we're not broiled and had a bland taste. The food did not have good flavor. I also ordered a ceasar salad which was really dry and drowned in shredded parmesan cheese.

My guests ordered Buffalo wings and they were still raw. The chicken was uncooked but drowned in wet sauce to make up.

The service was ok. Our server could have been more friendly.

Overall, I would not return to eat at this restaurant.

d
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were excellent. Jena was our server and she was friendly and helpful (we tend to ask a lot of questions when deciding what to order). We shared the crab cake appetizer and a side salad. I had linguine with white clam sauce which may be the best I've ever had: the flavor of the sauce was enhanced by nutmeg and is something I am going to attempt to replicate. My husband had eggplant parmigiana and he was very happy with the dish. The Frank Sinatra music in the background created a great atmosphere. We ate fairly early on a Sunday evening, so the restaurant did not yet have a crowd, which we enjoyed. However the way the restaurant is designed would create a good ambiance even if every table was filled. We are from Silver Spring and will definitely return to Supano's.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Worst meal we ever had.

ZW
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a nice restaurant to go to prior to a concert. It is off the beaten path of the tourist district and is a spot all locals should try.

MR
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

The restaurant was empty except for a few folks at the bar when we arrived. The waitress insisted we sit at a table by the front door that we did not want, turns out it was in her section. She spent a huge amount of time with the table next to us and was perfunctory with us.

The bruschetta we ordered was not very testy despite smelling very good. Bread with it was chewy and could have used some garlic. The salmon was coated in a cheese, possibly Parmesan, that was gloppy and dry simultaneously.

We liked the 40s theme.

j
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good place to visit near the stadium for a concert. The doors were left open when we arrived so it was a little breezy for my liking. The bathrooms are definitely dated and need some TLC. The tiramisu was amazing though so we finished on a great note! Would love to come back and have wine at the bar and listen to the live music. They were setting up as we were leaving.

L
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was attentive and helpful. The food was outstanding! My only regret is that I didn’t find Supano’s until my last night in Baltimore.

F
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 3

Karaoke was great Deborah was amazing however the wait service wasn’t good at all. Food was okay not good enough to be called a prime steakhouse the drinks were awful. I will go again for the karaoke after I have dinner and drinks someplace else. Management should look into these complaints I’m certain this isn’t the first.

b
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 1

Lousy fatty Italian food. The price is way too high for the quality of food.

TC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Very disappointed with this experience. We specifically went to listen to live music which was great. However, there was no hostess and reservations were not even checked. I can be forgiving of short staff...that happens. What I cannot excuse is that the waitress argued with my son over how to cook his steak. It was delivered rare when he wanted medium well. We had to send it back. The pasta trio was not good. No bread or veggies served (or offered) with entrees. Crab cake appetizer was plated with wilted lettuce. When we received the bill they automatically added a tip and it was not obvious. The only way I knew was because the total was much higher that expected. This restaurant should not be on open table.

JB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

An Italian restaurant that doesn't have grappa! Need I say more.

F
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Disappointing. Was hoping that the food was amazing (at least)
On of the worst crabcakes I've ever had and regret not going to Mo's which was not far away

AD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

The manicotti was very dry, with no flavor. Just very bland. Very little Marinara sauce. Overall not cooked properly. The mozzarella cheese was not even brown and partially melted. The steak tasted excellent even though we asked for it well done and there were some red in it.

We did love the music and videos being shown. We were looking forward to Karaoke but was told that did not start until 10pm.

Overall so - so.

B
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We received our appetizers of salad after our main course. Our waiter served as the bartender as well so we had to wait to order and get the check. Like a crazy amount of wait time. Food tasted decent but won’t return.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious veal parmigiana in a warm comfortable ambiance.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time here was on NYE! It was a delightful restaurant! We appreciated the extra service of being picked up from our hotel since it was raining. We loved the band that was playing we when arrived for our late evening dinner! Service was good and the food was a great value and delicious! We were recommended a very good reasonably priced wine as well! Made our evening in the city for NYE really fun and special! We will definitely be back!

MA
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

The waitress didn't know the menu. She brought the wrong appetizer - $40 worth of wrong appetizer and then left it on the bill!

CC
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there the food was amazing!

B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Kelly, our server was a riot and took great care of us! The crabcakes were the best I've had in the city and we've paid a pretty penny for some! The filet mignon was to die for, delicious and smothered in the sauteed mushrooms, with fettucine Alfredo on the side, I was in heaven! Dietary needs were met and our entire group was happy. While the ceiling was peeling, which needs to be addressed, you didn't notice it when you dug into the food !

T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Discombobulated serving staff. Rubbery veal. Caesar salad which tasted like ranch. Just generally horrible food and an owner who seemed to not really care.

OT
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great experience , servers were sweet and the crabcakes were to die for !

BS
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Not great food. Cool place. Nice people.

MP
Miami
102 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

First time here and was disappointed with the service and staff
Dined after a ball game with a 10:30 reservation and found staff to be unwelcoming and unorganized
Under staffed as well for this size establishment
Food was generous portions and surprisingly delicious
Pricing was very reasonable
Hope next time we find a hostess to welcome guests and waitress excited to be there

KS
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Completely wonderful!! The food and atmosphere was just amazing.

NJ
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Our server was the only thing great about the place!
The place was dark and worn out. The paint was peeling off the ceiling and walls. The place was empty and that should have been the biggest clue.
My husband said that his eggplant parm was good, I think it was just full of cheese.
I got the Filet Minon shish kebab that was to have mushrooms and veggies. Ordered medium rare and it came well done, with tomatoes, peppers, and onions. When I asked what happened to the mushrooms, she said they were out of them. I think a "steakhouse" should have mushrooms!
I was not happy with my meal but because I was extra hungry, I ate it anyway.
Our server gave us a cannoli which was very good!
Again she was great, the place was not.

The couple next to us sent their food back and left without eating!!

I think their glory days are way past gone and it's time to close up shop! Maybe this would be a great place for Gordon Ramsy to come and save the day!!

Sorry - I wanted it to be great!

JT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Overpriced. Big time.

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