ISO: Dinner place in Baltimore
Two weeks from tonight I will be in Baltimore for the Yankees vs the Orioles at Camden. We will be in Baltimore just for the afternoon and then off to the game. From there we are traveling into VA for bedtime and then on to the rest of our trip.
I need a good, reasonable, restaurant for that afternoon - Italian pref. I know there is a Little Italy type area in Baltimore and would love to try somewhere there - nothing expensive.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Well, I can't say I'm excited to give a restaurant recommendation to a Yankees fan.... I'm kidding. There is a little Italy and it's about a 10 minute drive from Camden Yards (with no traffic) across the Harbor. If you are looking for inexpensive I would recommend Chipparelli's, Sabatino's, and Ciao Bella.
La Tavola and Amicci's are decent, more affordable options. La Scala opens at 4:30 - it also has a deli. As long as the weather's fine, Little Italy is a very doable walk to Camden Yards.
La Scala has a great lite/appetizer menu. Germano's has some really affordable dishes on their menu too.
I used to go to Sabatino's, but unless it is 3 in the morning I think Little Italy has better options. That being said, Sabatino's is great at 3 in the morning.
I found Caesar's Den to be nicer version of Sabatino's comfort food. I think they are at the best with veal, but the chicken and seafood is strong as well.
I'd second the recommendations for La Scala, although I would say it's a little bit more upscale than Sabatino's or some of the other older Italian restaurants. If you go to La Scala, definitely get their cannolis. They come in three different flavors and you may want to try each.
As for an Italian place that is not in Little Italy, I like Sammy's Trattoria. It's in Baltimore's Mt. Vernon section, just due north of Camden Yards. It has an open, inviting atmosphere, traditional Italian, and very attentive service. And it's moderately priced.