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January 20, 2021


We welcome the Mayor’s recent decision to allow Baltimore City restaurants to finally return to what we do best (and what has been allowed in surrounding counties for six weeks now): namely, to reopen once again for in person dining—albeit with new strings attached this time like limited capacity (25% indoors, 50% outdoors) and odd, Orwellian requirements like a one hour time limit on all in-person dining and stringent customer record keeping requirements for contact tracing.

We welcome the decision because it was wrong to close all restaurants so capriciously in the first place. Reopening is not only the right thing to do, the moral thing to do, it’s also supported by science and data. Today is a small step in the right direction for many in our industry.

However, at Aldo’s, prior experience has taught us that a 25% capacity limit doesn’t work for our fine dining business model. Reopening will require a significant investment of time and money. Before we can reopen, we need to be sure we can do it profitably and sustainably—and without further government curtailments.

Therefore, Aldo’s will continue to “hibernate” for a short while longer. All restaurant operations will remain suspended until we are permitted to operate at closer to 50% indoor capacity.

Notwithstanding, we are very eager to get back to work. In the meantime, there are two things YOU can do to help:

  1. Sign up for email updates at so you’ll be the first to know when we reopen!
  2. Support Baltimore City restaurants: donate what you can to the GoFundMe effort of the good folks at Jimmy’s Famous Seafood. Click here for more info:

With your support, Baltimore City restaurants will weather this storm. We look forward to serving you and your guests once again in the very near future.

Thank you for your support!

The Vitale Family
and the Staff of Aldo’s

306 South High Street | Baltimore, Maryland 21202 | (410) 727.0700 |

Aldo’s Italian Restaurant in Baltimore, MarylandWine List

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The aim of any well-crafted wine catalog is to make the house’s collection of wines accessible to its Guests. With this in mind, I have arranged most of the wines by varietal rather than by region or country. I think you’ll find this arrangement helpful as you make a considered selection of the complete offering of a particular varietal. Additionally, some wine descriptions feature tasting notes and numerical ratings taken directly from Wine Spectator and “glass ratings” (***) from Italy’s Gambero Rosso to assist you further in your decision. Certainly, should you want a recommendation as you make your wine selection or if you would like more information about a particular bottle, please do not hesitate to ask.

The ever-growing collection of bottles in our cellar numbers in the thousands and represents our attempt to provide you with a balanced selection of a variety of truly outstanding wines. Careful consideration has been given to selecting wines that complement Chef Aldo Vitale’s refined culinary philosophy and delicately balanced style of cuisine.

Many of the producers in our collection are widely recognized as leaders in the wine producing world, while others are the result of our continuing effort to find small, quality-conscious producers of outstanding wines. All of our bottles are stored in redwood cellars that are temperature and humidity controlled; we serve wines in only the finest lead crystal stemware.

While (thankfully) it is now widely recognized that there need not be a rigid formality to the paring of wines and food, it nevertheless remains true that the skillful pairing of the two is an ethereal and heady experience almost without comparison. My hope that you enjoy that experience and the extraordinary dining experience that is the hallmark of a visit to “Baltimore’s Premier Italian Restaurant” is shared by the entire staff.


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

Private Dining

Event Manager:
Margaret Occhigrosso
410-662-2284 |

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