Chiapparelli's - Baltimore

4.4
473 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
Voted Restaurateur of the Year by the Restaurant Association of Maryland, Chiapparelli’s is one of Little Italy’s best-known and most loved restaurants. As the restaurant has passed from one generation to the next, the dedication to serving high-quality Italian food remains firm. The brick walls provide a pleasant atmosphere, and the wait-staff is always friendly and professional. The menu includes local seafood specials, delicious veal, and homemade specialties; and one of Baltimore’s best-known salads. Banquet facilities and valet parking are available."
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JC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner for 9 was outstanding! Everyone loved their dinner. Helen made the entire experience fantastic!!

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent and Helen was wonderful!

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Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We were a group on 10 friends getting together for the Preakness and had a great time at Chiapparelli the night before race day !

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Best salad, bread and pasta! Can’t be beat. Our favorite Little Italy restaurant. Shrimp Nicola is a great appetizer. Lasagna is a classic. Highly recommend!

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OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious as always. Chef Tim is fabulous. Ida is the nest waitress. Recommend the manicotti, drooling gnocchis and chicken Louis.

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing! Beautiful old building. Huge portions of food

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VM
Atlanta
280 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

A business client from Baltimore, knowing that I was born in Baltimore and visit family, recommended dining at Chiapparelli’s. My husband and I dined there on Mother’s Day for the first time.
We loved it. Shout-out/Kudos for Stacey, the Server. She is impressive, excelling at customer service with her knowledge and competence, and what I consider Baltimore hospitality.
The food was delicious. Kudos to the Chef. Recommend the Fried Calamari, Sausage with Peppers (Sausage was one of the two best we have tasted in our lifetimes.), Garlic Bread, Spaghetti Toscanini, the Lemon Cake (to die for; made by Stacey), and if you are so inclined, the Negroni. My husband is the chef in our family, and is particular about his food, and he thought this restaurant was a “find.” An additional plus? It is a family owned and operated restaurant. Highly recommend Chiapparelli’s.

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M
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

All of this if it was frozen and not very tasty. My daughter got very sick that night.

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L
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had a very nice meal at Chiaparelli’s. It was Mother's Day and was a little slow but Helen our waitress never forgot us. We had a delicious salad, garlic bread and Seafood Ravioli and Gnocchis with sauce. Everything tasted delicious as always. Love it here and have been coming to Chiaparelli’s for over 40 years.

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K
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our second visit and it was just as enjoyable as the first. The staff is outstanding and everyone made us feel so welcome. We all felt like we'd been invited to dinner at the Chiapparelli's house. The food was once again delicious and their Italian Sausage and peppers with garlic bread appetizer is to die for. I think our table ordered 3 sets in the end. Will definitely be going back.

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M
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Brings back all the feels of Little Italy back in the day with all the goodness of classic dishes done really well! Some other LIttle Italy restaurants could learn a thing or two from Chips and not rest on the name outside but the food inside.

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JH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

A crowdpleaser with solid, reliable offerings and a couple of delightful surprises. The popularity of Chiapparelli's means the food is always fresh, bread is always on the table and happy people are all around you. Nice: the salads, dressed with a house speciality. Nothing unexpected, though: pasta, pasta and more pasta. Bring the family.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

Mother’s Day. Service could have been better-more attentive.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved this restaurant. We met with a small group of friends for our annual dinner. Loved the vibe. You don’t have to whisper at your table like some places. Food was great and so was service. Service was consistent and is slow by design. They want you to stay and have a good time. Not trying to turn tables. The table is yours for the night. Loved it!!

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B
Baltimore
97 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Chips is an old reliable spot, good food, good service, convenient to get to, on the busiest corner in Little Italy. Salad is almostca meal in itself. Pleasant experience in old Baltimore

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GC
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

We were so excited to eat dinner here, but we were very disappointed by the way we were treated. When we arrived for our reservation, we were told that the restaurant is no longer using/acknowledging Open Table reservations. Though the dining room was empty, we were told that we could not sit there because it was only set up for parties of 5 or 7 (we were a party of 3). We were told to eat dinner at the bar. Very disappointing!

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p
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I would recommend to people
I ate in this restaurant when I was younger. The entree could have been hotter and the house salad could have additional ingredients in it. The salad dressing was bland. The place is not quality it was in 1980 when I visited here beforehand

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FB
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

We love Chiapparelli's! Our favorite in Little Italy. The hostess was so nice and accommodating ! She really made you feel welcome and with the old-time charm of Baltimore Restaurants which is so refreshing. I do have 2 comments which I hope you find helpful; the server we had served our salad (which I love) and a few minutes later our food. I did not even get to eat 1/2 of my salad. Also I ordered the Trio which was delicious except for the lasagna----there was only one noodle and it was real thick. Did not do the Lasagna justice. The Eggplant parmesan and Alfredo's were flawless.

Thank you!

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RF
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had the most delightful named Helen who was a real traditional Italian mother type
Veal Marsala was tender surrounded by succulent mushrooms in a rich sauce
The Chips salad is always a favorite and included with dinner which makes the meal a real value.

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CM
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Menu posted outside was cheaper than inside menu. Our dinners we like double the price. We split meals but was disappointed in the amount received.

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B
Baltimore
97 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

A fine choice for a meal in Little Italy!

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r
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I love this place and we frequently visit!

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p
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

The place needs an update to the menu. Iceberg Lettuce in the famous Chips Salad? The dressing and cheese was really good. But Iceberg lettuce has zero taste and is tough on many peoples stomach. We ordered two different things. I had a chicken dish, the chicken was well coated and cooked perfectly. It was in an oily sauce that the chicken swam in. The crispiness was lost due to the incredible amount of sauce on the pan. My companion had a veal dish. Again was cooked correctly but it also swam in an oily sauce.
The side dish of spaghetti is also antiquated. Is this the sauce that launched Chipparelli's? It was so bland. No taste at all. It was like a sauce of just tomato puree. Really disappointing.
Service was good. Nice older lady who was pleasant and exactly what we would expect at an old Little Italy establishment.
A little bit of updating is necessary...the ambience and feel of the place harkens back to an earlier time, which is why we love Little Italy, but the food needs FLAVOR and some tweaking.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The entrees, apps, and desserts were AMAZING. The only thing keeping it from 5 stars is the salads (which ironically were the most famous thing on the menu) but overall, highly recommend.

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BB
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The staff was friendly. The food was fresh and delicious! I've been here many times and I'll be back again soon!!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Service was ok. Waitress did not welcome us or check in after each course was served. The dinner salad was way to big and had to much dressing. Wine list was ok. Main entree was very good and very hot.

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k
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing food, beautiful place, service a bit slow and a bit pricey. Overall it was really good.

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EB
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Go for granny’s ravioli. Best, most tender I have ever had.

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DV
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Restaurant and staff
We have had great service each time we have visited.

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BG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my favorite neighborhood authentic Italian restaurant in Baltimore. No salad compares to the Chiapparelli's salad.

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JW
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely loved it! The staff were phenomenal and the food was superb! And we weren't rushed at all even though it was a busy Saturday night. Would absolutely recommend Chiapparelli's. Can't wait to return. Thank you!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb service and food. What a gem!!!

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D
New York Area
303 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very relaxed ambiance. Old traditional Italian food with wonderful flavors. The PEI muscles were in a wonderfully garlicky white wine sauce. Love the eggplant, lasagna, fetticini alfredo sampler. I requested veal francese, although it wasn't on the menu, and they were able to accommodate...yummy tender veal. Home made cannoli had a nice crunchy shell and tirimisu was not mushy, but firm and creamy.

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AM
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always a great meal and conversation at Chiapparelli’s!!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Going to see Fleetwood Mac after

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A
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is fantastic, especially the salad. Really enjoyed the tour of chiapparelii.

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GM
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We decided to mix it up on this visit to little Italy and try Chiaparelli's for the first time. After a slow start, first contact with the waitress took almost 10 minutes, the experience improved greatly. The window seat we had was great. The staff was friendly. The food was really good from the calamari appetizer, to the simple but flavorful salad and entrees that were excellent and plentiful. The bread is the only thing we felt could use improvement, its served cold and just didn't seem very fresh. That's our only negative comment and in the end it kept us from overeating bread before our meals came.

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BA
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We just love knowing that every time we go, the salad and bread will be the same great taste and consistently piled high and delicious. Always appreciate Helen’s advice on entrees! The Chicken Alfredo was full of grilled Chicken and the red clam sauce full of clams!

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Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding as always

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FW
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good, somewhat generic, Italian food. Large portions and very good value. Had a nice neighborhood feel. Service was friendly and helpful. They handled our large party (separate checks) well. Definitely a good comfort food place. I would definitely go again.

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