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Giada de Laurentiis unveils more details about her Baltimore restaurant at Horseshoe Casino

Giada de Laurentiis unveils more details about her Baltimore restaurant at Horseshoe Casino

Giada de Laurentiis, the Food Network celebrity chef, will infuse her Italian-meets-Californian flavors into Baltimore’s food scene in mid-April when GDL Italian by Giada opens at the Horseshoe Casino.

Her trattoria-style restaurant at the Horseshoe will offer a “casual but elegant” experience, she said. It’s a new concept for de Laurentiis, who said she did not want to replicate GDL by Giada, her fine-dining restaurant in Las Vegas.

“At the beginning of this discussion everybody just said to me, ‘Let’s just rebuild Giada Vegas but in Baltimore,’” she said. “And I thought, ‘No, it doesn’t work here.’ It’s not the same community, which is why I had to spend time here to...

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