“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
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.
it was a wonderful dinning experience, t ...
it was a wonderful dinning experience, the food was great, the service outstanding, I am so glad we had dinner here, it was chosen based on the reviews we read on Open Table. The location and ambience were also great
Aldo's is definitely a "special occasion ...
Aldo's is definitely a "special occasion" restaurant. The main courses are well into the $30 price range. The wine list is very expensive. The Boar Bolognese was outstanding. The whole fish was delicious. The servers know their product and explain everything very well.
Chef Aldo was there and along with a spe ...
Chef Aldo was there and along with a spectacular waitstaff we got to experience a fantastic evening from beginning to end. It doesn't get much better than Aldo's homemade sopresata and cheese from his hometown. The wine list is superb. And again the waitstaff is just top notch.
Enjoyable evening out. Ambiance was for ...
Enjoyable evening out. Ambiance was formal and elegant but relaxing. Waiters wore tuxedos but most diners were business causal. Service was professional and courses were well paced. Our waiter, Endrit, and the supporting staff were excellent, My perfectly mixed martini was brought promptly. The eggplant Parmesan appetizer and the Caprese salad were outstanding and will order next time. I was torn between the calamari appetizer and the beef Carpaccio. I went with the calamari which was very good although next time I'll give the beef Carpaccio a try. Both homemade pasta entrees were very tasty and filling. The spaghettoni all'Amatriciana was an authentic Italian dish with ingredients you just don't find at other restaurants. My spouse ordered linguine with a marina sauce. The wine menu had an extensive listing of bottles but a limited number of offerings by the glass. I ordered a glass of the pinot noir which was very good. The meal ended with an excellent homemade tiramisu and a glass of the limoncello liqueur (without cream). The two hours it took for the meal passed too quickly. Valet parking is offered but I recommend using the parking structure two blocks away for only $4.
I made this reservation because the crab ...
I made this reservation because the crab cakes were recommended online and they were terrible! and very expensive $38; no backfin and nearly as flat and tasteless as a pancake. This was a very expensive restaurant in Little Italy, the house wine by the glass was $14 and up. Out bill was over $150 and my wife had spaghetti with a few shrimp and I had just one "crab cake". The ambiance was wonderful and the waiter was great, but one a scale of 1-10 the crab cake was a 3.
I've been coming to Baltimore's Little I ...
I've been coming to Baltimore's Little Italy (from DC) for 30 years and usually go to the same places (which are obviously good) but had never dined at Aldo's. I just decided to try someplace different based on reviews on OpenTable, even though I'm always wary of being disappointed. Absolutely no disappointment with Aldo's! We tried a variety of dishes; sharing some of them with our party of 4. Everything was excellent...2 different veal dishes, a fish dish, 2 different pastas. The limoncello cream to top of the meal was lovely and an appropriate touch at this Italian restaurant. I will definitely be coming back.
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