THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Chazz: A Bronx Original
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Chazz: A Bronx Original Restaurant Review: In Baltimore, most star-sightings are of sports-world luminaries. But the city got its very own taste of Tinseltown when Oscar-nominated tough-guy actor Chazz Palminteri (partnered by Sergio and Alessandro Vitale of Aldo’s) blew into Harbor East to set up his eponymous restaurant. Chazz aims to take diners on a culinary tour of its owner’s beloved Arthur Avenue. The dining room honors its roots with subway-tile trim and murals of late-night street scenes, and the menu with well-turned-out Italian-American classics and pizza baked in a coal-fired oven. Don’t expect Bronx grittiness; those tiles are sparkling, and the food has fine-dining style, as might be expected of any venture involving the Vitales. Signature items include tagliolini with Parmesan cream sauce and speck (pastas are available in appetizer or entrée sizes), veal meatballs with whipped ricotta and, for dessert, Nutella pizza. “Hand-crafted” cocktails, an extensive wine list, and craft beers round out the experience. Palminteri himself is known to look in from time to time, and you just might see a few of those sports-world luminaries, too.