Baltimore, MD 21202
“One of the best Italian restaurants in America” / "The wine list at Aldo's is exemplary, easily one of the best on the east coast” / “This is clearly a labor of familial love, and it shows in every dish" -- John Mariani (of Esquire Magazine)
Aldo’s is Baltimore’s most celebrated Italian restaurant. Aldo's features the delicately balanced southern-influenced regional Italian cuisine of Chef/Owner Aldo Vitale and his son Chef Sergio Vitale--all served in sumptuously-appointed rooms steeped in classical Italian tradition.
The media rave about Aldo's, calling it "An Italian Masterpiece" (NY Times) and have recognized Aldo's for offering Maryland's "Best Private Dining" (The Baltimore Sun) and "Baltimore's Best Private Dining Rooms" (Baltimore Magazine). Private dining room options include a belowground, climate-controlled Wine Cellar and a Medici-inspired Library. Visit the website at www.aldositaly.com for a virtual tour.
Italian, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Serving dinner nightly from 5 PM. Last seatings: Monday-Thursday, 9:45 PM; Friday & Saturday, 10:45 PM; Sunday, 8:45 PM.
$31 to $50
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Valet parking is offered, available at $10 (higher on holidays). The Baltimore City-owned "Little Italy Parking Garage" is located at 400 S. Central Avenue (http://goo.gl/nwG6pc), approximately 1 block from Aldo's. Street parking available: 3-hour time limit, strictly enforced.
Aldo Vitale & Sergio Vitale
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Make your next private dining event a memorable affair! Our Private Dining service is high-touch, making event planning seamless--and painless! Our experienced Private Dining Manager will work with you to orchestrate all of the details of your private dining event for a bespoke dining experience that exceeds your expectations and meets your budget. For more information, contact Margaret Occhiogrosso at 410.662.2284 or PrivateDining@aldositaly.com
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Aldo's Ratings and Reviews
Absolutely delicious homemade pastas! I ...
Absolutely delicious homemade pastas! I love that they have the options of small plates. Had a few service mishaps such as ordering only two glasses of a wine the waiter suggested that wasn't on the menu but instead received the bottle of wine which the waiter opened and quickly poured both glasses without having one of us at least try it. I suppose we should have asked him to take away but felt awkward. A few times during our meal the waiter would apologize for not giving us the best possible service which was slightly odd. My friends and I enjoyed our meal so much that we didn't let this bother us. Lastly when we received our check we had been told it was paid for by another party. Thinking this was strange and had inquired we quickly found out that it wasn't intended for us. When the check came we saw how expensive the bottle of wine was and regretted not returning the bottle. Great food but strange experience.
The food is always outstanding at Aldo's ...
The food is always outstanding at Aldo's, not cheap but so good you don't mind the price. The pasta's are cooked perfectly and the sauces are so rich and creamy. I had the Foie Gras to start and was in absolute heaven. No little one bite amuse bouche either, it was one of the nicest portions I've seen in a while. The Carbonara is creamy and delicious.
We were celebrating our 46th wedding ann ...
We were celebrating our 46th wedding anniversary with another couple. For appetizers my husband and the other lady had the special of cream of crab and corn chowder. I had the caprese salad and the other gentleman had fried oysters. All appetizers were declared "delicious." For entrees my husband and the other couple had the seafood specials--salmon wrapped in puff pastry for them and stuffed flounder for my husband. Again these dishes were judged outstanding. I had the spaghetti carbonara. It was good, not outstanding, and a bit too salty. The only downside to this otherwise delightful evening was the inordinate time, at least 20 minutes, we waited on a cold and windy night for the only valet parker on duty to bring our car.
This was one of the best meals that I ha ...
This was one of the best meals that I have enjoyed in a long time. Everything was just perfect from drinks in the bar with Margaret, to our server Ramon and most importantly....we loved meeting Aldo himself.
The venue is beautiful, and the attention to detail is fabulous. But, the food really was a show stopper. This will be one of our most favorite memories for a long time.
Great job by the entire staff to make ou ...
Great job by the entire staff to make our group feel welcome and cared for the entire evening. The food and the service were both spectacular on a very busy Friday night on Army Navy weekend. Well done! Go Army!!
I didn't want to draw attention in front ...
I didn't want to draw attention in front of my colleagues. I had the risotto with sous vide lobster. It was not good. Very salty. Lobster was a shrimp sized piece, and tough. So disappointed. I couldn't eat it. I started with the fois gras though and it was delicious.
I moved from Baltimore to CA 5 years ago ...
I moved from Baltimore to CA 5 years ago and besides my friends, the thing I miss the most is Aldo's Restaurant. By far my favorite restaurant ever. The food is always fresh and delicious. The service is impeccable Aldo, his sons and staff always make you feel right at home. Can't say enough good things about this restaurant...
Try anything off the menu; I have...you won't be disappointed.
Dining at Aldo's is always a great exper ...
Dining at Aldo's is always a great experience. We were welcomed very warmly and had a very pleasant evening. Carbonara is always a hit and the Saltimboca ala Floroentine is spectacular.
This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city.
The food was very good. Options to try ...
The food was very good. Options to try different pastas ad a tasting menu. We tried three and all were quite good. Waiter (Nick) was very knowledgeable and friendly. Buratta and carpaccio appetizers were also excellent. Would definitely go again.
My family took me for my birthday,and it ...
My family took me for my birthday,and it was a great dining experience. The food was amazing, beautifully prepared and Victor took great of us. He also brought out a tiramisu birthday mini cake and 5 glasses of home made limoncello for the table! If in. Baltimore I will go back!
Great food and attentive service. The v ...
Great food and attentive service. The valet is shared with other restaurants in the area, so we had to wait for that, but only had to circle to the block a couple of times for him to show up. Seated immediately but had a wait a bit for the waiter. However, he was very knowledgeable and helpful with our order. The food was AMAZING! We were a bit surprised by the level of noise in the restaurant, but some of the other diners were somewhat loud. We plan to go back.
Everything was exquisite especially the ...
Everything was exquisite especially the food...It was a lovely dining experience although we would have been more comfortable with some less expenses wine choices - there are many good possibilities available without the steep mark-up. We are all familiar with the basic cost of these wines and think that it is unfortunate that guests are not encouraged to choose and enjoy theme more but are prohibited...
Best meal I've had in Baltimore, and tha ...
Best meal I've had in Baltimore, and that's saying a lot because I've had some excellent meals in most of the top restaurants around town. Waiter was equally impressive and a class act. We all ended up sharing bites of 4 different entrees because everyone was raving about their own choice, rightfully so. Also one of best wine lists I've seen on the east coast.
When we got there, I attempted to order ...
When we got there, I attempted to order 4 different red wines (100-200$ range), and they were out of all of them. Suggesting instead I order wines off there list I've never heard of. They brag of being a wine spectator recognition restaurant but it's from 1998. They now would never come close to that. Poor selection of wine is fine but not when you claim to have a great selection.
As for the food...
The pastas we had were so salty they tasted like they were soaked in brine. Truly inedible. We had three types of Pasta. Not a good effort by the kitchen. The dinner was a very sad dining experience.
This place looks like time has passed it by. We were sad we wasted our night here.
As for the food...
Aldo's is a wonderful restaurant. We hav ...
Aldo's is a wonderful restaurant. We have been here three times in the past year, twice with friends. It does not disappoint. The food is delicious. The wine list is very good, although I would appreciate a few more bottles under $50. There are quite a few charming rooms and we have never been in the same place twice. One of the best features, at least for is, is that the noise level is low. It's more hoppin' at the bar, but we go for food, wine, and conversation and that's what we get. There is a big enough menu but not pages and pages. The service is excellent, attentive but not overly-familiar. It's expensive but well worth the investment.
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