50 best restaurants in Baltimore counties 2010 [Pictures]
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Always, there were those lovely old country estates and gracious manor taverns with roaring fireplaces, but in the old days fine dining was associated with the city. Not so anymore. Now, there are more compelling reasons than ever for diners to cross county lines for a good meal. The 50 best county restaurants in Howard County, Anne Arundel County and Baltimore County is a mix of the old and the new, destinations for special occasions and joints for Monday night suppers, the chef-driven and crowd-pleasing. What made the list? The consistent, the conscientious, the creative and, sometimes, the cool.
Don't see your favorite? Leave a comment below. --Richard Gorelick, Dining@Large
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16. Trattoria Alberto( Barbara Haddock Taylor, Baltimore Sun / February 9, 2011 )
Newcomers to Alberto Contestabile's strip-mall restaurant invariably arrive asking, "Are you sure this is the right place," and leave saying, "Who knew?" Lots of people know now, and the pride of Glen Burnie is still dazzling everyone who discovers it again.
Venue info: Trattoria Alberto in Glen Burnie