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RisaG Jun 14, 2007 04:52 PM

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.

bklyngirl

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    jrussd Jun 17, 2007 06:23 AM

    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.

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      Robearjr Jun 16, 2007 01:51 PM

      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.

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        hon Jun 15, 2007 12:01 PM

        Pazza Luna is about 5 minutes from Camden Yards and the food is yummy:

        http://www.pazzaluna.us

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          elegantelliot Jun 15, 2007 12:10 PM

          cant go wrong with Sabatinos, get a bookmakers salad and the pan fried shrimp parmagiana!

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            hon Jun 15, 2007 12:28 PM

            Yikes, the salad would be about allI would get there. IMHO their food is pretty bad.

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              elegantelliot Jun 15, 2007 01:05 PM

              everybdoy has their favorite place in little italy. Sabs might not win any awards, but its classic italian food and its not overpriced. People love La Tavola and i thought it was one of the worst meals i ever had.

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          yummyseeker Jun 15, 2007 11:50 AM

          This is not Italian but it's one of my favorite restaurants in Baltimore -- it's called The Helmand and it has Afghani food. Located on Charles Street about a 10 minute drive (without traffic) from Camden Yards. Here's their website:
          http://www.helmand.com/cuisine.shtml

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            maddogg280 Jun 15, 2007 11:47 AM

            La Scala has a great lite/appetizer menu. Germano's has some really affordable dishes on their menu too.

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              Sop Jun 15, 2007 09:48 AM

              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.

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                jrl2929 Jun 15, 2007 05:47 AM

                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.

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