Tag: Italian food

Hot Plate: Hersh’s Pizza for President, Brooklyn on The Avenue & Openings All Over

Hersh's wants you to vote for their next new signature pizza © Lindsay Hite / www.readyluck.com
Hersh’s wants you to vote for their next new signature pizza © Lindsay Hite / www.readyluck.com

Local restaurants are showing off their creative spirits this week, with a slew of new events and campaigns that are fun and offer something a little different than the usual dinner out. Here’s a look at what’s in store for Baltimore food lovers this week:

New Restaurant “Scoozi” Opens in the Village of Cross Keys



Did you know that Scoozi opened?  Yes, last month as we were all in the middle of the holiday rush, the new Italian restaurant at the Radisson Hotel in The Village of Cross Keys had its soft opening.  The 120-seat restaurant serves pizza, salads and pasta dishes created by Culinary Institute of America graduate and Scoozi Chef Tim Robertson.  It is located in the space that used to house Crossroads Restaurant and it is part of the Radisson’s $6 million renovation.  The new space includes a show kitchen and a hearth oven.

The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday.


Strip Mall Favorite Trattoria Alberto Closes Its Doors



Photo courtesy the Trattoria Alberto website.
Photo from the Trattoria Alberto website.

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.

Da Mimmo Turns 30, Rolls Back Prices, Offers Specials to Celebrate

Photo courtesy Damimmo.com
Photo courtesy Damimmo.com

This coming Saturday marks 30 years in business for Little Italy’s Da Mimmo Restaurant. As anyone who works in the volatile restaurant industry knows, surviving three decades is something special. To celebrate the big occasion, the owners and staff at the Italian eatery have planned throughout the month special events around the number 30. On Saturday, January 11, Da Mimmo will offer the original 1984 menu with 1984 prices. Mary Ann Cricchio, who runs the restaurant, will wear the original dress she wore on opening day, January 11, 1984, and everyone who comes to the restaurant in his or her best 80’s outfit will receive a $30 gift certificate to be used at a later date.

Da Mimmo serves dishes from every region in Italy including the rich cream sauces of the north, found in dishes like Lobster Tettrazzini, as well as the southern marinara sauces found in Zuppa di Pesce, and Mussels Posillipo. Over the years, DaMimmo has become renowned for its Veal Chop alla Florentina, a two-inch thick, butterflied, and charbroiled veal chop prepared with garlic, rosemary, sage and olive oil.

Other birthday specials the restaurant will offer throughout the month: