Our Guide to Baltimore's Cuisine Landscape       •       2014
#7 Aldo’s
#7 Aldo’s
Little Italy

There are moments at Aldo’s when you think, oh, thank you.

Like when you take the first sip of the aromatic minestrone, filled with vegetables and herbs from owner Aldo Vitale’s own garden.

Do not leave without trying a pasta dish, maybe the orecchiette, a savory plate of fresh pasta, broccoli rabe, homemade Italian sausage and Parmigiano-Reggiano. It’s the kind of deceptively simple thing you could see yourself making — every night of your life — and never get quite right.

As with most great restaurants, Aldo’s never asks you to love it or admire it. Aldo’s just wants you to have a wonderful dinner.