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Collection: Baltimore Sun restaurant reviews

  • It used to be Alberto's, now it's Arturo's Trattoria

    It used to be Alberto's, now it's Arturo's Trattoria

    The shopping center that houses Arturo's Trattoria is not nondescript. It is downright ugly. Back when this Crain Highway shopping center was home to Trattoria Alberto, it acquired an almost legendary status for being amazingly uninviting — and that added to the restaurant's cachet. "You'd never...

  • At Lobo in Fells Point, sandwiches and snacks go upscale

    At Lobo in Fells Point, sandwiches and snacks go upscale

    The night we visited Lobo, the new Fells Point bar and restaurant that occupies the old Pearl's space on Aliceanna Street, traffic was a mess. The evening was beautiful and streets were crowded, which meant a good 30-minute search for a parking spot. Fortunately, Lobo is a place worth a half-hour...

  • Tostadas trump tacos at Johnny Sanchez in the Horseshoe Casino

    Tostadas trump tacos at Johnny Sanchez in the Horseshoe Casino

    There is no Johnny Sanchez. At least there's no Johnny Sanchez affiliated with the intriguing upscale taqueria at the new Horseshoe Casino Baltimore. Johnny Sanchez is a mashed-up name representing two high-caliber chefs, John Besh and Aaron Sanchez, who collaborated on the restaurant's concept...

  • Ashley's Sweet Beginnings in The Shops at Kenilworth offers more than desserts

    Ashley's Sweet Beginnings in The Shops at Kenilworth offers more than desserts

    One of the tough aspects of being an adult is doing responsible things, like eating a healthy meal before gorging on dessert. At Ashley's Sweet Beginnings, which opened in May in The Shops at Kenilworth in Towson, the desserts are so fabulous that being a grown-up is difficult. Fortunately, the...

  • Pisco, new Peruvian restaurant, still settling in

    Pisco, new Peruvian restaurant, still settling in

    The casual Italian restaurant Facci was one of the first, best surprises of this dining decade. Located in an obscure Fulton strip mall, Facci wasn't out to reinvent Italian cuisine, but it was what hungry diners in the southwest part of Howard County had been hunting for: a nice-looking place...

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