Velleggia's Italian Seafood

★★★★★
  • 829 E Pratt St

    Baltimore, MD 21202

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  • 410-685-2620

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I don't even know why I am writing a review for a restaurant that has been closed down. I guess the childhood nostalgia is setting in on this early Easter morning, and my eyes are tearing up. I left Baltimore years ago after my

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I don't even know why I am writing a review for a restaurant that has been closed down. I guess the childhood nostalgia is setting in on this early Easter morning, and my eyes are tearing up. I left Baltimore years ago after my

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The WORST food AND service. If you want a decent meal... Go elsewhere

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The WORST food AND service. If you want a decent meal... Go elsewhere

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Great service. Not so good food. Awesome French martini

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Great service. Not so good food. Awesome French martini

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I had a reservation for 10 on March 27th at 8pm. They said they had my name on the books, yet they did not have one table available for us to sit. We were also suppose to see the jazz show. I was told it cost $7 when I called, when we get

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I had a reservation for 10 on March 27th at 8pm. They said they had my name on the books, yet they did not have one table available for us to sit. We were also suppose to see the jazz show. I was told it cost $7 when I called, when we get

Cons: Don't abide to reservations when they are made and confirmed

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They moved from Pratt to waters st, and I enjoyed my food. It was done well and at a good price. Can't complain about that.

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They moved from Pratt to waters st, and I enjoyed my food. It was done well and at a good price. Can't complain about that.

Pros: Price, food quality.

Cons: None apparent.

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i went to Velleggia's last night. We waited 45 minutes for our food and it was only two other parties in the restaurant which both consisted of two. When the food came my mother's was burnt and not was what she asked for. Since when did

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i went to Velleggia's last night. We waited 45 minutes for our food and it was only two other parties in the restaurant which both consisted of two. When the food came my mother's was burnt and not was what she asked for. Since when did

Cons: staff unfriendly and unwelcoming, food overpriced

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The new ownership here is atrocious. The menu is overpriced for the quality of food you receive. They should stay out of business. I could not even talk to my friends because of the music being so loud. We also ended up hearing the same

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The new ownership here is atrocious. The menu is overpriced for the quality of food you receive. They should stay out of business. I could not even talk to my friends because of the music being so loud. We also ended up hearing the same

Pros: Close to the Harbor

Cons: Seafood was pretty bad

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Everything we've had at Velleggia's has been good. (Maybe they're trying a little too hard with the new gelato bar and their application as a night club - which hasn't happened yet.) The service is pleasant and cares what you think.

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Everything we've had at Velleggia's has been good. (Maybe they're trying a little too hard with the new gelato bar and their application as a night club - which hasn't happened yet.) The service is pleasant and cares what you think.

Pros: Good service AND food

Cons: trying too hard

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As I strongly suspected the Coffman clowns (the new owners of Velleggia?s) were going to be out of business soon and now they are. When you use deception to claim something you are not, karma will catch up with you. All these highly rated

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As I strongly suspected the Coffman clowns (the new owners of Velleggia?s) were going to be out of business soon and now they are. When you use deception to claim something you are not, karma will catch up with you. All these highly rated

Pros: They are out of business

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I have never written a review on any restaurant before but after eating at Velleggias this last Saturday night and reading the signs all over Velleggias that they were voted the best Italian restaurant in Baltimore, I felt compelled to

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I have never written a review on any restaurant before but after eating at Velleggias this last Saturday night and reading the signs all over Velleggias that they were voted the best Italian restaurant in Baltimore, I felt compelled to

Pros: good sports bar

Cons: alll the above

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I been going to Velleggia's for the last five years since moving to Maryland the service has been great and though there have been a lot of changes they have always maintained the customer satisfaction side of their business we have had

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I been going to Velleggia's for the last five years since moving to Maryland the service has been great and though there have been a lot of changes they have always maintained the customer satisfaction side of their business we have had

Pros: best food

Cons: one location

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Experienced Velleggia's first time at their Taste of Velleggia's that offers several dishes of en tree's, apps and desserts . The seafood was incredible and the pasta lived up to the reputation that we have heard. We now know what they

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Experienced Velleggia's first time at their Taste of Velleggia's that offers several dishes of en tree's, apps and desserts . The seafood was incredible and the pasta lived up to the reputation that we have heard. We now know what they

Pros: Variety menu

Cons: Only one location

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After reading all these reviews, i've come to this conclusion, it's a shame that the only good review was written by the owners themselves. It's obvious that the owners wrote this review, otherwise how would anyone know who was charged

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After reading all these reviews, i've come to this conclusion, it's a shame that the only good review was written by the owners themselves. It's obvious that the owners wrote this review, otherwise how would anyone know who was charged

Pros: Great parking finally.

Cons: Non english speaking wait staff, non caring waitstaff,Not into sports? Not welcome there.

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Do not go to this place. My family and I decided to eat here because there was a 25 minute wait at Amici's. Little did we know that we would have gotten the food faster there and it would have tasted a whole lot better! When you first

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Do not go to this place. My family and I decided to eat here because there was a 25 minute wait at Amici's. Little did we know that we would have gotten the food faster there and it would have tasted a whole lot better! When you first

Cons: Long wait for food after ordering, medicre food. Awful smell when you first enter.

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We went down to Velleggia,s this last weekend and it was without hands down the worse restaurant experience we ever had. Bad service, food and overpriced. We should have known something was up when we saw on the appetizer listings

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We went down to Velleggia,s this last weekend and it was without hands down the worse restaurant experience we ever had. Bad service, food and overpriced. We should have known something was up when we saw on the appetizer listings

Cons: all of them

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I sure do wish I'd read these reviews prior to going. Its hard to believe this restaurant was voted "the best in 2007". I don't know what has happened since then, but the service was just plain awful. It took over a half hour to get soup

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I sure do wish I'd read these reviews prior to going. Its hard to believe this restaurant was voted "the best in 2007". I don't know what has happened since then, but the service was just plain awful. It took over a half hour to get soup

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A group of us went there from work for lunch during Restaurant Week. Years ago this was THE place to go in Little Italy. Now it is THE place to avoid. You don't need reservations and there is no wait for a table because there are NO

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A group of us went there from work for lunch during Restaurant Week. Years ago this was THE place to go in Little Italy. Now it is THE place to avoid. You don't need reservations and there is no wait for a table because there are NO

Pros: NOTHING

Cons: Bad food, service, atmosphere, manager, do I have enough space left to tell the WHOLE story?

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I gotta say Velleggia's has had their problems and ups & downs..but the bottom line is they have some of the best traditional italian food in the city and their home made pasta is..hands down the best of the best...sure they have

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I gotta say Velleggia's has had their problems and ups & downs..but the bottom line is they have some of the best traditional italian food in the city and their home made pasta is..hands down the best of the best...sure they have

Pros: many dining rooms i.e. romantic, family..etc,organic,italian food,location,parking,

Cons: a little expensive..but they have great kids specials and daily specials..so you can sample many items..and the kids won't be a burden..also free wine tastings..

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My girlfriend and I were vacationing in the Baltimore area and ate here on 6/30/08. Service was slow, the beer I ordered was served warm, the seafood (shrimp and scallops) were overcooked and rubbery, and the menu is over-priced. We

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My girlfriend and I were vacationing in the Baltimore area and ate here on 6/30/08. Service was slow, the beer I ordered was served warm, the seafood (shrimp and scallops) were overcooked and rubbery, and the menu is over-priced. We

Pros: Location

Cons: Food, Price, Service

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It was closed then open, then closed, then open, Who know's what's going on here. Only time will tell.

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It was closed then open, then closed, then open, Who know's what's going on here. Only time will tell.

Pros: who knows

Cons: who knows

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Tarry Coffman is a big LIAR. He is not an honest man. He said he was going to make big changes when he came but all he made was troubles for the restaurant and the employees. I have heard that the he owes hundreds and thousands of money

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Tarry Coffman is a big LIAR. He is not an honest man. He said he was going to make big changes when he came but all he made was troubles for the restaurant and the employees. I have heard that the he owes hundreds and thousands of money

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Several months ago I took a party of 6 to dinner during the week. All of the food was acceptable except my veal. It was extremely tough. I mentioned this to our waiter and he sent the owner/manager to see me. He apologized and indicated

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Several months ago I took a party of 6 to dinner during the week. All of the food was acceptable except my veal. It was extremely tough. I mentioned this to our waiter and he sent the owner/manager to see me. He apologized and indicated

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Everything was good (actually I was lucky with crab soup and parmigiano egg-plant choice) until they've brought the check:
1) the sum was $4 higher than should be by manual summing up - they explained it finally by addition the cost of the sauce - which in turn was said to be free before - but anyway, this sauce has not appeared in the check
2) I've checked my account and revealed they add $4 more for tips!!!

I'm not gonna sue them for this, but it's a very disrespectful treatment

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Everything was good (actually I was lucky with crab soup and parmigiano egg-plant choice) until they've brought the check:
1) the sum was $4 higher than should be by manual summing up - they explained it finally by addition the cost of the sauce - which in turn was said to be free before - but anyway, this sauce has not appeared in the check
2) I've checked my account and revealed they add $4 more for tips!!!

I'm not gonna sue them for this, but it's a very disrespectful treatment

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I went to Vellegias on Mother's Day with 15 people and not one of us enjoyed our meal. The food was cold, the portions were small and the prices were outrageous. We spent $500 and left the restuarant still hungry. Most of us did not

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I went to Vellegias on Mother's Day with 15 people and not one of us enjoyed our meal. The food was cold, the portions were small and the prices were outrageous. We spent $500 and left the restuarant still hungry. Most of us did not

Cons: Awful

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This place is absoultely terrible, the service is horrendous. Our waitress had no idea what was on the menu and could not answer any questions about the food. Bad service, bad food. Overall, I hate my life now that I've eaten

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This place is absoultely terrible, the service is horrendous. Our waitress had no idea what was on the menu and could not answer any questions about the food. Bad service, bad food. Overall, I hate my life now that I've eaten

Pros: The smell of horse dung nearby covered the stench of the foreign staff

Cons: Everything. I wished I was dead.

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Went there on 04/05/07. Asked the hostess if there was service in the bar area, she said there was, so we decided to sit there. There was no one else in the bar area except for a couple sitting at the bar. The bartender took our

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Went there on 04/05/07. Asked the hostess if there was service in the bar area, she said there was, so we decided to sit there. There was no one else in the bar area except for a couple sitting at the bar. The bartender took our

Pros: reasonable prices

Cons: Poor service

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I don't see how this place still rates 4.5 stars. Look at all the review, there are as many 1 star ratings as 5! Makes you wonder where the discrepancy lies???? \r
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This is an awful experience from the time you walk in the door until the

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I don't see how this place still rates 4.5 stars. Look at all the review, there are as many 1 star ratings as 5! Makes you wonder where the discrepancy lies???? \r
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This is an awful experience from the time you walk in the door until the

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I think that any reviews that rate this crappy place 5 stars are obviously made up. The food was horrible, the service was horrible, the atmosphere was horrible and it was a HORRIBLE experience! I would never go here again.

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I think that any reviews that rate this crappy place 5 stars are obviously made up. The food was horrible, the service was horrible, the atmosphere was horrible and it was a HORRIBLE experience! I would never go here again.

Pros: nothing

Cons: everything- this place bites!

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We came in as a party of 7 at around 5pm. There were only 4 other people visible in the resturaunt however, we were asked if we had reservations. They did seat us, but seemed annoyed that we had children with us. The waitress immediately

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We came in as a party of 7 at around 5pm. There were only 4 other people visible in the resturaunt however, we were asked if we had reservations. They did seat us, but seemed annoyed that we had children with us. The waitress immediately

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Granted, I'm from South Carolina, which means that most italian food I find outside of the state is GREAT!... However, Vellegia's has become a regular when I travel to Baltimore... the food is simply among the best I've had. In addition, the staff and the owner do an excellent job of creating an open, inviting atmosphere.

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Granted, I'm from South Carolina, which means that most italian food I find outside of the state is GREAT!... However, Vellegia's has become a regular when I travel to Baltimore... the food is simply among the best I've had. In addition, the staff and the owner do an excellent job of creating an open, inviting atmosphere.

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The dining experience we experienced was truly first class. From the warm and professional greeting we received all the way through to the dessert course, the staff was knowledgable and proficient with the wine and menu. Both jeff and

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The dining experience we experienced was truly first class. From the warm and professional greeting we received all the way through to the dessert course, the staff was knowledgable and proficient with the wine and menu. Both jeff and

Pros: The service, and of course, the authentic Italian food

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A long time favorite is better than ever! New ownership definitely means changes will be made. In this case it's for the better! The exterior of Velleggia's is beautiful, and the interior is much improved. The owner told us of all the

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A long time favorite is better than ever! New ownership definitely means changes will be made. In this case it's for the better! The exterior of Velleggia's is beautiful, and the interior is much improved. The owner told us of all the

Pros: Food, prices, extensive wine list, great for private parties

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Ever since Terry Coffman bought the place and promised to put in a bunch of money, I have been curious about the establishment. As it turns out, the new ownership has created exactly what I thought it would- an overpriced mess that has

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Ever since Terry Coffman bought the place and promised to put in a bunch of money, I have been curious about the establishment. As it turns out, the new ownership has created exactly what I thought it would- an overpriced mess that has

Pros: Has lots of available tables and lots of televisions

Cons: The Food, The atmosphere, the parking, the ownership

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One of my favorite restaurants in downtown. The prices are comparable to any other italian place, but the food is simply OUTSTANDING! Lasagna Verde is incredible! The steaks, pasta...You name it, they will cook it for you just the way you

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One of my favorite restaurants in downtown. The prices are comparable to any other italian place, but the food is simply OUTSTANDING! Lasagna Verde is incredible! The steaks, pasta...You name it, they will cook it for you just the way you

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I am from Baltimore born & raised and moved to PA 10 years ago. So, when I returned to stay the evening with a group of friends I raved about Velleggia's. First our waiter was dripping in sweat and he could not answer any questions about

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I am from Baltimore born & raised and moved to PA 10 years ago. So, when I returned to stay the evening with a group of friends I raved about Velleggia's. First our waiter was dripping in sweat and he could not answer any questions about

Pros: It's in Little Italy

Cons: Price, service, food quality

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Without going into details, I will just say that this was by far the worst dining experience (and biggest waste of money) EVER. We went there for Baltimore restaurant week, and looked forward to a fun night with good food. Service was

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Without going into details, I will just say that this was by far the worst dining experience (and biggest waste of money) EVER. We went there for Baltimore restaurant week, and looked forward to a fun night with good food. Service was

Cons: EVERYTHING

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Without going into details, I will just say that this was by far the worst dining experience (and biggest waste of money) EVER. We went there for Baltimore restaurant week, and looked forward to a fun night with good food. Service was absolutely terrible, and the food was not even edible. TERRIBLE!!!!

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Without going into details, I will just say that this was by far the worst dining experience (and biggest waste of money) EVER. We went there for Baltimore restaurant week, and looked forward to a fun night with good food. Service was absolutely terrible, and the food was not even edible. TERRIBLE!!!!

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Don't fooled by the sign that says "Little Italy's Oldest Family Restaurant". Miss Mary Velleggia was a wonderful cook, but since her passing a dozen years ago, her boys let it decline to the point where they felt they had to

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Don't fooled by the sign that says "Little Italy's Oldest Family Restaurant". Miss Mary Velleggia was a wonderful cook, but since her passing a dozen years ago, her boys let it decline to the point where they felt they had to

Cons: Bad food, expensive, very bad service

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Although this restaurant has been around for many years, it is a gem that will hopefully be around for years to come. Ever since my family moved to MD, we have been coming here to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, and just because. We find any excuse to eat here because we love the menu, prices, and the service. The staff are always caring, taking the extra time to make sure we are comfortable and just to inquire about how we are. The chef is very talented and the fact that for 20 years the restaurant has not diminished in its quality and kept the dishes we love on its menu is something in of itself. My family loves Vellegia's and it has become a family tradition that has passed down from my parents to me.

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Although this restaurant has been around for many years, it is a gem that will hopefully be around for years to come. Ever since my family moved to MD, we have been coming here to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, and just because. We find any excuse to eat here because we love the menu, prices, and the service. The staff are always caring, taking the extra time to make sure we are comfortable and just to inquire about how we are. The chef is very talented and the fact that for 20 years the restaurant has not diminished in its quality and kept the dishes we love on its menu is something in of itself. My family loves Vellegia's and it has become a family tradition that has passed down from my parents to me.

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I was raised on Italian food and even though no Italian food is as good as home cooked, Vellegias is the place I'd go for authentic Italian cuisine. Their traditional Italian food is excellent! The Manicotti have excellent ricotta and the

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I was raised on Italian food and even though no Italian food is as good as home cooked, Vellegias is the place I'd go for authentic Italian cuisine. Their traditional Italian food is excellent! The Manicotti have excellent ricotta and the

Pros: Good location (close to inner harbor and fells point.

Cons: Parking is hard to find (except for the parking garage across the street).

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My wife and I went to Vellegia's for lunch one day and could not have been more disappointed. The place is very nice, dimly lit, but the food was terrible. I had the lasagna and the sause was just terrible. I don't know how they can

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My wife and I went to Vellegia's for lunch one day and could not have been more disappointed. The place is very nice, dimly lit, but the food was terrible. I had the lasagna and the sause was just terrible. I don't know how they can

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A little Italian place we fell in love with. We eat at Velleggia's every Valentine's weekend. In fact we love it so much we got engaged there. Could not ask for better food, service or atmosphere.

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A little Italian place we fell in love with. We eat at Velleggia's every Valentine's weekend. In fact we love it so much we got engaged there. Could not ask for better food, service or atmosphere.

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We have been going to this restaurant for almost twenty years. We love Baltimore, but we cannot live without Vellegia's. Thru 3 moves across the country and lots of vacations, we always make it to Vellegia's at least once a year. The food is authentic, the service is impeccable and make Little Italy what it is.

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We have been going to this restaurant for almost twenty years. We love Baltimore, but we cannot live without Vellegia's. Thru 3 moves across the country and lots of vacations, we always make it to Vellegia's at least once a year. The food is authentic, the service is impeccable and make Little Italy what it is.

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I ordered the fried eggplant which was described as crunchy. It was not the least bit crunchy. The description was far off. It was a loaf shaped pile of mush. Ugh!! I would not recommend this at all.

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I ordered the fried eggplant which was described as crunchy. It was not the least bit crunchy. The description was far off. It was a loaf shaped pile of mush. Ugh!! I would not recommend this at all.

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How could anyone not love Vellegia's? This is the best Italian I have ever tasted, and I know several Italian's who have cooked for me. We each ordered something completely different, braciole, chicken enrico, gnocchi, and pasta sampler.

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How could anyone not love Vellegia's? This is the best Italian I have ever tasted, and I know several Italian's who have cooked for me. We each ordered something completely different, braciole, chicken enrico, gnocchi, and pasta sampler.

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Ate there often when we lived in DC...simply the best. My office also had group dinners there...always great.

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Ate there often when we lived in DC...simply the best. My office also had group dinners there...always great.

Pros: Veal Pino, Desserts, All Pasta Dishes

Cons: parking

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Everything was great . . . from the time you walk into the door you are treated like royalty. I had taken my fiance here for our anniversary, and they treated us to every possible thing to make our night special. I high recommend this

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Everything was great . . . from the time you walk into the door you are treated like royalty. I had taken my fiance here for our anniversary, and they treated us to every possible thing to make our night special. I high recommend this

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I feel this is the best Italian Restaurant in Maryland. Best you can get. Sabitinos doesn't come close when you look at price.

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I feel this is the best Italian Restaurant in Maryland. Best you can get. Sabitinos doesn't come close when you look at price.

Pros: great food, good parking, Never Crowded

Cons: bathroom

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Very good Italian food like I used to get in Sardenia. And the ambiance of the fire in winter is delightful.

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Very good Italian food like I used to get in Sardenia. And the ambiance of the fire in winter is delightful.

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Everytime I go to Velleggia's everyone is so friendly.
They go out of there way to make sure everything is your meal, drinks or desserts are what you ordered. I have never had a nasty of unfriendly waiter or waitress.
I say this is #1 all

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Everytime I go to Velleggia's everyone is so friendly.
They go out of there way to make sure everything is your meal, drinks or desserts are what you ordered. I have never had a nasty of unfriendly waiter or waitress.
I say this is #1 all

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Authentic Italian eatery serves traditional cuisine, such as antipasto, scalloppini and primavera dishes, as well as offers a variety of salads.

 

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