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Cafe Gia

410 S. High St. (Eastern Ave.) Send to Phone
410-685-6727 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Sweet, sophisticated Gia’s offers painterly interiors and warm-hearted Italian cuisine.
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Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly

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2.5 rating over 3 reviews

Cafe Gia Restaurant Review

: Gia Fracassetti is the granddaughter of Sicilian immigrants, and four generations of her family still live in the heart of Baltimore's Little Italy. This explains the warm-hearted traditional menu of Southern Italian classics, each one of which is a favorite of one family member or another. (You’ll probably also find various family members in the kitchen, or working the front of the house.) Nonetheless, Cafe Gia is no predictable Little Italy red-sauce joint. Such dishes as fresh salmon grilled with lemon, rosemary and olive oil and veal Francese add a welcome note of Northern sophistication, if you wish to stray from the fine eggplant Parm and linguine with white clam sauce. And the setting is striking: every available surface, inside and out, glows with sponged-on color and hand-painted frescoes. In warm weather, claim a seat on the romantic second-floor balcony with its elaborate ironwork. Next door is their Pane e Vino, a wine bar with small plates and offering Cafe Gia’s full menu.

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Horrible service, inhospitable owner, terrible prices.
by emilymsze on Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:04 pm
Whatever you do, do NOT eat here. I have never had such terrible service in my entire LIFE. We endured horrible, slow service, spending a total of 4 hours at the restaurant on a Thursday evening. We were at Cafe Gia's for a birthday. Accused of holding up the kitchen service.

Told us they were doing our group a FAVOR by allowing us to eat there. They said that usually large groups were served a specific menu and were not allowed to choose from the entree list. This was NOT told to us when we made the reservation for over a dozen people.

The entrees were TINY. Like, not much larger appetizer-sized. I had the chicken caprese. The three chicken pieces were not much bigger than McDonald's nuggets. The potatoes and vegetables were overcooked and over-seasoned. The sauce was not bad, but not worth the price at all - Sauce does not make a meal, and I don't eat sauce by itself. And the appetizers were so small, they looked as though they were someone's USED appetizers - as though 3/4 of it had already been eaten!

I will never, ever, EVER eat here again! Not worth the pain and suffering that goes along with any meal at Cafe Gias.
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