If a trip to Italy is on your bucket list, but it may be a while before the trip comes to fruition, you can still get a little taste of Italy by visiting one of the many delicious restaurants, cafes and bakeries in Baltimore’s Little Italy. Featuring authentic Italian food, this popular section of Baltimore is a great place to enjoy a romantic meal while you’re staying at the Wayside Inn in nearby Ellicott City.
The neighborhood was given its name Little Italy many years ago due to the number of Italian immigrant families that moved into the area during the 20th century. It’s still home to many families today, however, it has become established as a fun and delicious restaurant district within walking distance of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Mangia!
Whether you’re looking for a fine dining experience or something a little more casual, there is something for everyone in Little Italy. Here are just a few of the restaurants you may want to try while you’re visiting the area.
Enjoy an authentic Italian meal in a fine-dining atmosphere at Aldo’s. Chef Aldo Vitale, the restaurant’s namesake, focuses on using fresh, seasonal ingredients, with a preference for those that are natural and organic, in his Southern-inspired dishes.
Amicci opened more than 20 years ago and has been serving fine Italian food to customers in a casual dining atmosphere. Fresh ingredients, time-tested recipes and a lengthy menu you’ll have to spend some time perusing over a glass of vino or birra and the Pane’ Rotundo, a loaf of Italian bread brushed with garlic butter and topped with shrimp scampi.
Owner Tony Bambino is known for making guests feel like family. Whether you’re planning a romantic evening or a group dinner with friends or family, you can enjoy fresh Italian cuisine in a comfortable atmosphere with Old World charm.
For additional restaurants, visit the Little Italy in Baltimore website.
You can certainly eat your way through Little Italy – It has been done! But there are several other things to do, including checking out museums the Bocce Courts at D’Alesandro Park and pay a visit to St. Leo the Great Roman Catholic Church.
As you are planning your trip to the area, take some of the guesswork out of it by downloading our Free Vacation Guide. This guide is packed with useful information about all the fun and interesting things to do and see in the area. The Wayside Inn is a great place to call your home away from home whenever you visit the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area. Our six beautiful guest rooms offer all the comforts of home, and you can enjoy a delicious breakfast each morning that you didn’t have to make!
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