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Baltimore’s Best Italian | Baltimore Little Italy Italian Restaurant | Aldos Italian Restaurant in Little Italy

Baltimore, Maryland is home to Little Italy, a thriving community of foodies featuring some of Baltimore’s best Italian restaurants and is conveniently located just east of the Inner Harbor. Baltimore’s Little Italy was named because of the large number of Italian immigrant families that moved into the area during the 20th century.

Baltimore’s Little Italy is an area headlining many Italian delis, bakeries, and several Italian restaurants for Italian food lovers. Aldo’s in Little Italy is one of Baltimore’s Best Italian restaurants in Little Italy and according to John Mariani of Esquire Magazine, is “one of the best Italian restaurants in America.”

Aldo Vitale, the owner and head chef, began his career as a cabinet-maker. Aldo crafted all of the restaurant’s intricate woodwork, including the beautiful mah ogany bar. The construction transformed two abandoned brownstones in to what has been called “a polished, romantic space” and “the most sophisticated restaurant in Little Italy” by Southern Living magazine. Co-owner and Chef Sergio Vitale is devoted to the menu; bringing the heritage of regional Italian cuisine to the heart of Baltimore’s Little Italy. For over 20 years, Aldo’s has been Baltimore’s most celebrated Italian restaurant.

“An Italian Masterpiece” (NY Times)

Baltimore Best Restaurants (Since 1998)

“Best Private Dining” (The Baltimore Sun)

“Baltimore’s Best Private Dining Rooms” (Baltimore Magazine)

When asked where to get the best Italian food in Baltimore City, Baltimoreans have a quick, easy answer, Aldo’s. Aldo’s Ristorante is located on South High Street in Baltimore’s Little Italy neighborhood. Aldo Vitale, an award-winning Chef and the owner of Aldo’s was born in the Southern region of Calabria, Italy and is a master of his native country’s food. Aldo’s, Baltimore’s best Italian Restaurant, specializes in Italian cuisine using locally grown organic produce and seasonal ingredients.

Known as one of the best Italian restaurants not only in its hometown of Baltimore but across the nation as well. Aldo’s has received many awards and recognitions over the past 20 years, including the 2019 and 2018 Diners’ Choice awards. Baltimore Magazine named Aldo’s Ristorante as one of Baltimore’s “Best Restaurants” in 2010 and the New York Times called the restaurant, “An Italian Masterpiece”.

Little Italy was founded in 1849 to serve the growing Italian population. The neighborhood strives to maintain its Italian heritage and traditions while featuring Baltimore’s Best Italian restaurants around.

Each summer, the Little Italy community hosts an outdoor film festival. Free outdoor movies are projected onto a wall at the intersection of High and Stiles Streets. People bring chairs and blankets and watch the movie from a parking lot.


306 South High Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Reservations: 410-727-0700

Private Dining

Event Manager:
Margaret Occhigrosso
410-662-2284 |

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Baltimore's Best Italian

Aldo's Ristorante Italiano specializes in Banquets & Banquet Rooms. Banquets ↦ Banquet Rooms serving Little Italy & Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland.