The Baltimore Sun is reporting that Trattoria Alberto, the Glen Burnie strip mall restaurant famous for exceptional northern Italian food, is closing its doors after nearly 30 years. Since it opened in 1985, food lovers from all over the city have driven to the restaurant’s unlikely location on Crain Highway for some of the best Italian food in the region. It was consistently ranked in Zagat’s among the best restaurants in Baltimore.
Owner Alberto Contestabile has sold the restaurant to Arturo Ottaviano, who used to work for him and who is the owner and operator of Osteria 177 in Annapolis. He plans to re-open the restaurant later this winter as Trattoria Arturo.
Contestabile has retired from the restaurant business, he told the Sun, but hopes to find a new career as a television food show star.