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Welcome to Little Italy, Baltimore

This charming, cozy neighborhood located in the heart of downtown Baltimore is an important cultural and ethnic icon for the city. Nestled between the Inner Harbor and historic Fells Point, thousands of people annually visit Little Italy to dine at its restaurants, watch outdoor movies, play bocce, attend Italian festivals, worship at Saint Leo the Great Italian parish, partake in Italian language and cultural classes, attend ravioli dinners, visit the Sons of Italy/Little Italy Lodge, and stroll through the narrow streets to experience a bit of the amore and ambience of the old country - Italia.

If you’re visiting in the summer, be sure to coincide with one of the many Italian-related events offered by the handful of organizations that comprise "The Neighborhood" ... just to name a few: Feast of St. Anthony Italian Festival in June, Feast of St. Gabriele Italian Festival in August, and the Little Italy Open Air Film Fest each Friday through July and August.

Indeed it was from Italy that the neighborhood’s original families derived – immigrants who moved into this small Baltimore district during the 20th century to remain banded together in their new home, America. Generations later, many of Little Italy’s long skinny rowhomes are still owned by their families. It remains a tight-knit community … because there is nothing more important to Italians than la famiglia.

SERVICE FOR VISITORS

1840S CARROLLTON INN B&B
50 Albemarle St; 410.385.1840
BLANC NOIR B&B
210 S. High St; 410.212.5056
CENTRAL SERVICE GAS
1026 Eastern Ave; 410.685.4298
COLOMBO BANK (ATM)
224 Albemarle St; 410.685.4611
EDGE EVOLUTION HAIR STUDIO
1008 Eastern Ave; 410.327.3343
ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR
1307 Eastern Ave; 410.276.4850
FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES by Marriott
101 President St; 410.837.9900
GERRY’S TIRE & AUTO
39 Central Ave; 410.685.4330
HERTZ CAR RENTAL
815 E Pratt St; 410.625.0790
NEXT LEVEL HANDWASH CARWASH
1325 Eastern Ave; 410.276.1845
SCENE 217 SALON
217 Albemarle St; 410.244.0647
SEGS IN THE CITY  - Take a tour on a Segway!
207 S Albemarle St; 800-734-7393
SHEARZ SALON
914 Eastern Ave; 410.685.1535
TOSCANA MEDI SPA
202 S Albemarle St; 410.837.2262.

POINTS OF INTEREST AND THINGS TO DO

BOCCE COURTS
D'Alesandro Park - 902 Stiles St
Open to public
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS PIAZZA
President Street
D'ALESANDRO HOUSE
Fawn & Albemarle Sts;
political family’s former home
ITALIAN FESTIVALS
June: Feast of St. Anthony
August: Feast of St. Gabriele
LITTLE ITALY LODGE/SONS OF ITALY
905 E. Pratt St; 410.685.3116
FILM FEST HOUSE
Baltimore Centennial house; High & Stiles Sts;
Open Air Film Fest movies projected from third floor window
OPEN AIR FILM FEST
High & Stiles Sts
Fridays thru July and August
PANDOLA LEARNING CENTER
912 Stiles St; offers two semesters a year of
Italian language, cooking, and cultural classes
PRESIDENT STREET STATION
CIVIL WAR MUSEUM

601 President St; 443.220.0290
ST. LEO THE GREAT
Italian Roman Catholic Church, Exeter & Stiles Sts 410.675.7275; historical marker, War Memorial plaques
STAR-SPANGLED BANNER FLAG HOUSE 844 E. Pratt St 410.837.1793
STRATFORD UNIVERSITY
Pratt St & Central Ave; culinary institute
410.752.4710

Parking in Little Italy

FREE street parking (3-hour limit)

Pratt Street FREE after 6 p.m.

Valet parking for many restaurants is offered on S. High Street; some restaurants offer free parking in their private lots

Little Italy Garage, Bank/Exeter Streets ($)

President Street/Eastern Ave. open lot ($)

Eastern Avenue/Albemarle Street open lot ($)

Old Bay Garage at corner President/Pratt Streets ($)

Fleet/Eden Streets Garage ($)

Book on history of Little Italy

BALTIMORE'S LITTLE ITALY:

History and Heritage of The Neighborhood
by Suzanna Rosa Molino


Before outdoor films, mouth watering cuisine and the spectacle of bocce brought thousands of visitors to its streets, Baltimore’s Little Italy was a haven for generations of immigrants. With Saint Leo’s Church at its heart,

The Neighborhood is a place where lifelong friendships are forged and nicknames are serious business. The community still celebrates the Feast of Saint Anthony Italian Festival in tribute to the saint who was credited with saving the neighborhood from the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904. As sons went to the front during both world wars, families pulled together during the hard times.

With memories of beloved local figures like Marion “Mugs” Mugavero and artist Tony DeSales, interviews with lifelong locals and a few classic recipes, author Suzanna Rosa Molino creates a spirited history of this enduring Italian community.

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