Baltimore's Little Italy is a neighborhood that is dear to many of my fellow Baltimoreans. We're very fortunate to have a real deal generations old immigrant neighborhood in the heart of our downtown corridor. Family owned Italian restaurants are on nearly every corner. Real estate is often sold by word of mouth. Benvenuti alla Piccola Italia.
Ahh, Sabatino's Resturant on the corner of Fawn and S. High
St - my sisters favorite restaurant in all of Baltimore. This place
is a landmark and an institution of red-sauce Italian cuisine. You
will be served abundant portions by waitresses in old-school
uniforms. It feels like coming home (well at least to anyone that
has an Italian mother like me). The food is delicious, unchanged
over time. Sabatino's is an especially good late night dining, most
nights of the week it is open until midnight and on Friday and
Saturday it stays open until 3am.
Osteria da Amedeo, a corner wine bar on S. Exeter St
Currently there are two properties for sale on / near S. Exeter St; one is a rowhouse listed for $229,900. It is a property that was foreclosed and now being managed by a company in Texas. At the time of this post it has been on the market for 105 days and has been reduced $30,000 since it first hit the market. The 4 bedroom 1.5 bath residence is tidy albeit uninspired on the interior - lots of fresh drywall, beige carpeting and Home Depot grade finishes. The price is right as the average property in this neighborhood sold in the last year traded around $238,000.
The second property for sale on Exeter St is under contract contingent on appraisal. It was initially offered at $350,000 and then reduced to $325,000. It is a two unit property that has more of an open plan design. Exposed brick, concrete counter-tops, and multiple decks make it an enticing option. The seller is also offering "one year of off-site parking in a nearby garage".
Friday night in Baltimore's Little Italy outside of Caesar's Den Restaurant
the 1980's there was less competition in the downtown Baltimore
corridor as far as dining destinations. Little Italy was a place
you'd see mover and shakers on date night. Some of the most
glamorous restaurants from that era have closed. Nowadays
Baltimore's Little Italy has some serious competition coming from
the Harbor East neighborhood to the south. The future of
Little Italy is uncertain, and there has been some unflattering
press recently in the Baltimore Sun - click here to read the article. Even better, you may elect
to skip the negative press and read Rafael Alvarez's beautiful
article about The Ravioli Queen of Baltimore.
don't buy into the naysayers theories. I know this is a gem of a
neighborhood, worthy of my clients consideration. Where else in
Baltimore will you find bocce courts, Italian festivals, and the
Sons of Italy lodge? Sure it could use some contemporary updates,
but the history must be respected. This neighborhood survived the
great Baltimore fire of 1903, the riots of the 1960's, and the drug
trade that devastated huge swaths of Baltimore in the
Cinema al Fresco in Baltimore's Little Italy
Inspired by a trip to Sicily where you can see open air cinema, a prominent Little Italy resident was inspired to create some of the same magic in the heart of her neighborhood. Friday nights July through August you can see great movies over Da Mimmo's parking lot.
Folks awaiting Cinema al
Fresco in Baltimore's Little Italy
Arguably, it may be the perfect time to invest in Baltimore's Little Italy - why wait until it comes fully back in fashion? This neighborhood is walking distance from the Inner Harbor, Harbor East, and Fells Point i.e. its got location, location, location.
to know Baltimore's Little Italy. I'll be glad to meet you here for a cappuccino and cannoli to discuss the real
Did you know
Baltimore also has a historic Chinatown?
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