Baltimore Italian restaurants fit in nicely with the city’s overall dining scene, which is innovative but often overlooked (much to the joy of Baltimoreans in on the secret). The best Italian restaurants in Baltimore tend to follow the Old World tradition of homemade, hand-cut pastas. Take, for example, La Tavola Ristorante Italiano, where the made-from-scratch pastas have earned the praise of the Baltimore Sun and countless regulars. Baltimore’s Little Italy is also home to other great restaurants such as the Zagat-rated Chiapparelli’s, but authentic Italian can be found all over the city. For a more casual take, try Isabella's Brick Oven Pizza and Panini.