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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Vespa

1117-21 S. Charles St. Send to Phone
410-385-0355
Little Vespa has matured somewhat over the years, but it remains a beacon for a trendy Federal Hill crowd seeking snazzy Italian fare and a taste of la dolce vita.

Cuisine
Open
Dinner daily
Features
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Vespa Restaurant Review

: Snappy, snazzy and packed with a trendy Federal Hill crowd, tiny Vespa lives up to the la dolce vita standard of its namesake Italian motorbike. Pretty things line the bar, which is separated from the dining area by exactly nothing. The roar of the crowd makes conversation near impossible, but who cares? We're out to see-and-be-seen, to sip good wine and to nosh on lots of little plates, maybe some spicy grilled shrimp with spinach and eggplant and a little sambuca-and-coffee-cured salmon or a Gorgonzola and caramelized onion pizza. Add a salad, and it sounds like dinner. Entrées like the pear-glazed chicken and the grilled tenderloin with mushroom risotto have their charms, but somehow picking at a little of this and that over a bottle of inexpensive Italian red best captures the spirit of the place.



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