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50 + Best Italian Restaurants in Baltimore

The charm city has a lot to offer residents and visitors alike. There are historic sights to see, festivals, conventions and even more; however, Baltimore is becoming known for something else: delectable Italian cuisine. So here is the scoop on the best Italian restaurants in Baltimore for your next visit.

Verde Pizza

Enjoy an authentic Neapolitan pizza in this contemporary trattoria. Get creative with your order and try the many unique toppings such as truffle cream, lump crab meat, kale, herb roasted pork, or even organic eggs. Not only can you get a tasty 12-inch but, an assortment of Italian cuisine including homemade gelato.

641 South Montford Ave. Baltimore, MD 21224| Website

Paulie Gee’s Hampden

This pizzeria takes pride in its wood-fired pizzas. You can even order vegan options of any of their specialty pies!

3535 Chestnut Ave. Baltimore, MD 21211 | Website 


You should enjoy this young restaurant if you’re into brick oven pizzas offered gluten-free and vegan upon request. It also has a menu that changes with the seasons so be sure to visit and see which season tastes the best!

17 N Eutaw St. Baltimore, MD 21201 | Website

Bagby Pizza Co.

Head down to this historic building in Harbor East and get a slice of the signature thin crust dough. Whether you want individual slices or a large 14-inch pie, give this shop a try. I mean, where else are you going to find a “Tennessee honey chicken” pizza?

1006 Fleet St. Baltimore, MD 21202 | Website 


This modern kitchen offers pizzas meticulously handcrafted right as you order, maintaining freshness. And don’t worry about the wait; just give them three minutes.

1525 Russell St. Baltimore, MD 21230 | Website


Try the super thin crust artisan pizza and have a sip of wine from the Italian focused wine list. The casual setting will make the dining experience that much better.

1520 Clipper Rd. Baltimore, MD 21211 | Website

Brendali’s Italian Ristorante

This family owned and operated ristorante specializes in classic and contemporary Italian cuisine. So, expect delicious homemade marinara sauce, pastas, and even desserts from scratch.

1022 Light St. Baltimore, MD 21230 | Website

Bop Brick Oven Pizza

Have a slice of the distinctive wood-fire baked pizza that was voted “Baltimore’s Best” 8-years running. Stop by for lunch and chow down on the $6.75 lunch special: a salad, pizza, and small drink.

800 S. Broadway Baltimore, MD 21231 | Website

Hersh’s Pizza and Drinks

Expect vibrant seasoned meals worthy of sharing at this Baltimore Magazines “Best Restaurants” of 2015. And don’t be too shy to add your favorite wine or beer to your meal.

1843-45 Light St. Baltimore, MD 21230 | Website

Vinny’s Café

Enjoy home-style cuisine prepared by a business that’s been serving Baltimore for nearly a decade. While the pizza isn’t the main attraction, it certainly isn’t second-rate.

6212 Holabird Ave. Baltimore, MD 21224 | Website 

Johnny Rad’s

Build your own artisanal pizza and enjoy it in this casual place surrounded by arcade games. Skee-ball and Mozzarella? Great combination!

2108 Eastern Ave. Baltimore, MD 21231 | Website

DiPasquales Italian Marketplace and Deli

Get a load of the authentic brick oven pizzas like the Roma and Constantino. Not only is this a great lunch spot with a dining room; You can also shop at the fresh market place to try your own recipes.

3700 Gough St. Baltimore, MD 21224 | Website

Joe Benny’s Focacceria

You don’t have to look much further for authenticity. This small shop in Little Italy is a standout with its unique use of a fluffy focaccia bread and family-oriented décor. Expect nothing less from Baltimore’s first official focacceria.

313 S. High St. Baltimore, MD. 21202 | Website

Isabella’s Brick Oven

Here’s another Little Italy gem. There’s friendly service, good sandwiches, and even better brick oven pizzas at this family owned establishment.

221 S. High St. Baltimore, MD 21202 | Website

Joe Squared Pizza and Bar

This entry is definitely for food lovers who are in the mood for something unusual. Come in to get a meal. Stay for the art shows and live musical performances.

33 W. North Ave. Baltimore, MD 21201 | Website

Germano’s Piattini

This contemporary kitchen includes vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian options along with being a nut-free facility. Take a slice of pie upstairs to the cabaret and flex your jazz hands.

300 South High St. Baltimore, MD 21202 | Website


Come try the signature pizza “slyce” shaped like a boat. But if that’s not reason enough, maybe the Strongman Meat pizza will be.

1741 Light St. Baltimore, MD 21230 | Website 

Matthews Pizza

You may have seen this place on The Baltimore Sun’s 2016 “50 Best Restaurants in the U.S.”. Come marvel at the perfect pizza with toppings like green stuffed olives, shrimp, broccoli florets, and flax seeds.

3131 Eastern Ave. Baltimore, MD 21224 | Website

The Red Zebra

Enjoy locally purchased ingredients on wood-fired pizza. They are a catering company, so next time you’re having an event, consider carrying out great seasonal pizzas.



You will want to taste this authentic cuisine that’s nearly a staple in Baltimore dining. The hand tossed pizzas hold family love and generational recipes so you’re guaranteed a good meal.

6723 Holabird Ave. Baltimore, MD 21222 | Website


If you’re looking for a simpler pizza parlor for the family, this destination is ideal. A little out of the way, you can treat yourself to homemade dough and hand-tossed pies.

6304 York Rd. Baltimore, MD 21212 | Website

Pub Dog Pizza and Draft House

This house will stay up with you on those late nights, fulfilling those midnight cravings for a hand-crafted pie. Get creative with your pizza and have a delicious draft beer to boot.

20 E. Cross St. Baltimore, MD 21230 | Website


The Napoli style pizzas are made for you to feel the “amore”. You’ll be able to appreciate the fresh toppings and pursuit of culinary excellence.

818 N. Calvert St. Baltimore, MD 21202 | Website


Zella’s Pizzeria

Art and gourmet cuisine blend well at this south west pizzeria. You can try one of their signature 14-inch pies or let the muses take you and create your own.

1145 Hollin’s St. Baltimore, MD 21223 | Website

Bartenders Pub

Eat, watch the sports game, and have a drink at the quaint brick house bar. What more can I say?

2218 Boston St. Baltimore, MD 21231 | Website

Pasta Mista

The Canton Waterfront holds this little gem in its heart. The New York style pizzas are splendid and the casual setting makes the food go down easier.

3600 Boston St. Baltimore, MD 21224 | Website

Alexanders Tavern

This tavern is for those who want to sight see at the historic Fells Point as well as get an upscale gourmet pizza. Join in on the booming nightlife and meet new friends chowing down on a Buffalo Chicken pizza.

710 S. Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231 | Website


If you are looking for a place to unwind, take a trip upstairs to the bar. There are 6 HD televisions, darts, and drinks to make your meal all the more enjoyable.

415 W. Cold Spring Ln. Baltimore, MD 21210 | Website

Chef Paolino Café

Come in to the counter-serving restaurant for an assortment of fresh dough pizza pies. And if it’s a solo lunch run get a slice for less than $3.00.

100 S. Charles St. Suite # 100, Baltimore, MD 21201 | Website

Tutti Gusti

This compact spot specializes in pizza with nearly a decade of experience. You might even find a gem of a saving on their daily specials.

3102 Fait Ave. Baltimore, MD 21224 | Website

Ledo Pizza

While new pizza spots seem to be pushing their way to the limelight, this classic chain opened its doors in 1955. The unique square pizzas and thick pepperoni are trademarks of the brand. You can almost taste the history in each bite.

101 N. Wolfe St. Baltimore, MD 21231 | Website

Pizza Blitz

Hopefully you’ll feel like you’re a part of the family in this family-owned and operated establishment. Stay for the hot New York style pizzas and the Italian cuisine straight from mother Italy.

2622 Quarry Lake Dr. Baltimore, MD 21209 | Website

Pizza John’s

Another Baltimore’s Best lister, this location has been around since the 60’s. The location offers self-service dining and quality ingredients such as a slow-cook homemade sauce. And if you aren’t sold yet, stay for some homemade cannoli.

113 Back River Neck Rd. Baltimore, MD 21221 | Website

Cheezy’s Pizza and Subs

Not many places offer a New York style deep dish. This one does. With lots of care and preparation, get ready to feast on hand tossed goodness.

1637 E Joppa Rd. Baltimore, MD 21286 | Website

Pazani Trattoria Italiano

Nothing says good pizza like a comfortable family-owned restaurant. Try something gourmet like the Capricciosa pizza or simply build your own. The choice is yours.

6060 Marshalee Dr. Baltimore, MD 21075 | Website

Season’s Pizza

Have a seat, check out the specials, and dine. Enjoy an extra-large original pan pizza with the works or have an ultra-thin crust White Vegetable pizza.

5901 Eastern Ave. Baltimore, MD 21224 | Website

Woodberry Kitchen

This once old factory has been transformed into a rustic place of refinement for delectable farm-to-table meals. They have a breakfast pizza that looks simply amazing.

2010 Clipper Park Rd. Baltimore, MD 21211 | Website

B & O Brasserie

Take a trip to downtown Baltimore for a taste of history and New American meals. The pizzas are more of a flatbread but the brick oven preparation gives it just as much flavor. Stop by at lunch or dinner or even happy hour; you’re always bound to have great service!

2 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21201 | Website


Come experience Baltimore Magazines “Best Deals” winner for yourself. Have a flatbread pizza for brunch or dinner while getting cozy with a tantalizing wine.

2901 E. Baltimore St. Baltimore, MD 21224 | Website

Maria D’s

This sub shop opened at the end of the 70’s on Federal Hill, and offers a good assortment of pizzas by the slice. Then feel free to indulge in anything else on the lengthy menu including beer.

1016 Light St. Baltimore, MD 21230 | Website


If you want to be a rebel, visit this anti-establishment location and flex your pizza-making creativity. No artificial flavors. No HFCS. Just a culture of delicious pizza served swiftly.

1201 S. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21230 | Website

Blaze Fast-fire’d Pizza

Everyone craves a crispy thin-crust pizza now and then. Fill your craving here with speedily crafted signature pizza pies. Have a Meat Eater, Art Lover, or maybe a Simple Pie; whatever peaks your interest at this pizzeria.

600 E. Pratt St. Suite #104 Baltimore, MD 21202 | Website

Our House

Come on in the house and drink in the good vibes from the relaxed atmosphere. This pizzeria offers products always from scratch and a great price on your favorite pizza.

1121 Hull St. Baltimore, MD 21230 | Website


Add some class and elevation to your order at this pizzeria. Have a classic pie or build your own, and take advantage of the deals for carryout and dining in.

5716 York Rd. Baltimore, MD 21212 | Website

Art House

The wood-fired pizzas are complemented by the amazing art around this establishment. Critique the meal and the artist’s masterpiece for a cultural dining experience.

1115 W. 36th St. Baltimore, MD 21211 | Website

Well-Crafted Pizza

For those who like something different, try this mobile kitchen that serves wood-fired pizza pies. You can catch the truck frequenting the Waverly neighborhood on Saturday mornings when it isn’t catering events.

2945 Keswick Rd. Baltimore, MD 21211 | Website

Gil’s Pizza

Enjoy a signature squared 12-inch pizza from this 59-year-old establishment. Taste the old school and gain a new favorite name in pizza.

5132 Belair Rd. Baltimore, MD 21206 | Website

Canner’s Row

Check out this spot by the water on cannery row. Take advantage of the waterfront’s bounty and indulge in a Seafood pizza or a Shrimp Chai Diablo.

2723 Lighthouse Point E Baltimore, MD 21224 | Website

Frank’s Pizza and Pasta

Unveil one of the “Area’s Best-Kept Secrets” as listed in the Baltimore Sun’s 2015 best restaurants. They have a new gluten-free menu and weekly specials to indulge in—as well as pizza dough without hydrogenated oils or preservatives.

6620 Belair Rd. Baltimore, MD 21206 | Website

Ribaldi’s Pizza and Subs

This specialty pizza place has a great variety of choices including Lasagna Pizza, Eggplant Parmesan, and Chicken Bruschetta. You can expect a reasonable delivery time as well so that’s a definite plus!

3600 Keswick Rd. Baltimore, MD 21211 | Website


South Baltimore has hidden this little gem of a pub. You get a very easy-going vibe, friendly staff, great drinks, and excellent pizza.

620 E Fort Ave. Baltimore, MD 21230 | Website

We hope you enjoy all the tasty dishes in Baltimore!

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