On our next visit, though, we might skip dessert. After all, who needs a cannoli when a second helping of seafood fettuccine is an option?
Back story: Open since 1992, the Olive Tree in Aberdeen is a go-to spot for traditional Italian-American food. With a nod to its Maryland location, the restaurant puts a special focus on seafood dishes.
Parking: Lot in front
Signature dish: The seafood fettuccine, a large plate of pasta tossed with creamy Alfredo sauce and topped with nicely cooked scallops, shrimp, crab meat and — if requested — lobster tail, is a sweet and delicate take on the classic dish.
Where: 1005 Beards Hill Road, Aberdeen
Contact: 410-272-6217; http://www.marylanditalianrestaurant.net
Open: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily
Credit cards: All major
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