Baltimore's Little Italy

"Residents pride themselves on having one of the city's most tightly knit communities," Rachel Rays says. (Baltimore Sun photo/Amy Davis / October 28, 2009)

The September issue of "Every Day with Rachel Ray" takes a look at nine of the best “Little Italys” in the United States, and Baltimore’s own Little Italy is among them.

In the magazine's big Italian issue, which comes out on Tuesday, Ray says, "Baltimore’s Little Italy, a pocket of cozy brick buildings, feels like home." She directs readers to Germano’s “for a Taste of Tuscany, the home of owner Germano Fabiani” and declares the “iconic dish” of Baltimore's Little Italy to be clams casino.

"Take a complimentary lime from Downtown to Da Mimmo for a big plate of them," Ray suggests.

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