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Aug 9, 2012 10:40 AM

Homemade pasta, sausage, food shops in Little Italy, Baltimore

Hi, I will be traveling to Little Italy, Baltimore with a bus tour next weekend (Aug 18-19). It will be my first time there. I would like to know if there are any Italian food stores there that would sell authentic Italian pastas, sausages, cheeses and such that I could take home with me. I plan to bring a cooler.

Also, at least the name of
one good restaurant and any specialty stores that should not be missed. Thank you so much.

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  1. Piedigrotta Bakery should definitely be on your list.

    1. Trinacria, great Italian deli and grocery store, 100+ years old.

      2 Replies
      1. re: DSattler

        Trinacria is not in Little Italy (or even close).

        1. re: Hal Laurent

          Sadly, or ironically (take your pick) the best Italian delis in Baltimore are nowhere near Little Italy. Trinacria (best choice) or Dipaquale's are not in Little Italy, but they are by far the best places in Bawlmer. Isabella's is by far the best Italian joint in Little Italy, but I can't speak to their carryout options.

      2. Casa di Pasta in Little Italy makes fresh pastas and raviolis, along with sauces. Trinacria, as already mentioned, is good Italian deli/grocery. It's generally stronger on groceries and wines while Di Pasquale's in Highlandtown has a bigger array of deli items and cheeses. Neither is in Little Italy though.

        1. Yes, Tinacria is a great shop, however, it is located about two miles west of LIttle Italy. Di Pasquale's is about 2.5 miles east of Little Italy.

          If you're up to trying some homemade smoked Polish/Russian/Ukranian sausages, Krakus Deli is about a half of a mile east of LIttle Italy.

          For fresh and dry cured kielbasa and other sausages, Ostrwoski's on Washington Street is and old Baltimore tradition. It's located a few blocks east of Krakus Deli.

          524 South Washington Street Baltimore, MD 21231
          (410) 327-8935

          1. Isabella's is a quaint little shop with above average offerings.