829 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD | Directions 2120239.287293 -76.602940
Neighborhoods: Little Italy
Best Food Best Price Rated #1 – Experienced Velleggia's first time at their Taste of Velleggia's that offers several dishes of en tree's, apps and desserts . The seafood was incredible and the pasta lived up to the reputation that we have heard. We now know what they mean when they say you will be lost in the sauce. We have been there many times since but this last time sets Velleggia's as City Search has stated, above the rest. They now have the best Gelato and many other scrumptious desserts. Our experiences are always what we want when we dine out.
You've got to be kidding me – After reading all these reviews, i've come to this conclusion, it's a shame that the only good review was written by the owners themselves. It's obvious that the owners wrote this review, otherwise how would anyone know who was charged what at any point in time. Whoever this 'bob' person was, must have gotten some great deals from what the review said. Seems most are charged outrages prices so that others can get discounts. Doesn't seem fair to me. What happened to the good ole days when a meal there came with salad and bread. Now, you have to pay seperate for everything. As for waiting in line to get in. I can't remember the last time my wife and i waited to get in there. As it is now, we;ve stopped going all together.
When the original owners had the restaurant, we had no problem waiting in line. We knew we would be rewarded with great service and a great meal. From what i have read now, it's safer to brown paper bag it and just get a glass of water. That is if that hasn't been turned off yet. Guess my wife and i will remember the good times there and move on to bigger and better things. I just hope the new owners realize that without the customers, it doesn't matter what renovations are done, you'll never be able to pay for them without us. A little respect goes a long way.
AVOID THIS PLACE!! Super slow. Overpriced food. Mediocre taste – Do not go to this place. My family and I decided to eat here because there was a 25 minute wait at Amici's. Little did we know that we would have gotten the food faster there and it would have tasted a whole lot better! When you first enter the restaurant, there is a a corridor that faces an empty room. It smells awful and we should have turned around right there. We were hungry and with the "best of citysearch 2007" sign, we chalked it up to rennovation. After we ordered it took over an hour for us to get our food (1 hour, 15 minutes). After about 45 minutes, we asked what was happening. They said there was only one cook. They could have told us this before and we wouldn't have ordered. With two little kids, it was so unprofessional that they kept us waiting for that long.
Do not enter this restaurant – We went down to Velleggia,s this last weekend and it was without hands down the worse restaurant experience we ever had. Bad service, food and overpriced. We should have known something was up when we saw on the appetizer listings "Buffalo Wings"Not a real standard in an Italian /Little Italy restaurant. I have to wonder about the reviewer "littlemodernman". Sounds like the new owners are writing there own reviews. When I see the statement " we practically give you everything at half price" one has to wonder. Pad enough reviews and you can get "Best of Baltimore 2007". Give me a break!
Don't waste your time – I sure do wish I'd read these reviews prior to going. Its hard to believe this restaurant was voted "the best in 2007". I don't know what has happened since then, but the service was just plain awful. It took over a half hour to get soup and salad. I'll give the cream of crab soup 4 stars and my chicken enrico 2. The restaurant week menu offered Tirimasu for dessert, but this was not available the day we went. My coworkers and I wasted our time. I don't think I'll be going back.
AVOID AT ALL COSTS – A group of us went there from work for lunch during Restaurant Week. Years ago this was THE place to go in Little Italy. Now it is THE place to avoid. You don't need reservations and there is no wait for a table because there are NO OTHERS DINERS THERE during the peak lunch hour. Besides bad service, dirty table cloths, long wait for drinks, appetizers and entrees, we were then held hostage while we waited for our check. If you want to experience BAD dining at its worse, Vellegia's is the place to go.
Best italian & homemade pasta-hands down – I gotta say Velleggia's has had their problems and ups & downs..but the bottom line is they have some of the best traditional italian food in the city and their home made pasta is..hands down the best of the best...sure they have problems..don't we all...and when you have good food thats a real problem..when all of the red sox fans roll into town and create a line a round the block..people start complaining..and waiting...but what the hell..good things come to those who wait at Velleggias..best meat sauce in town,,they know pasta and they serve it up proper..so have a drink at the bar and when its time to chow..you will know why that line is there!! . ..p s (in reference to bob's "review"). BoB.we wouldn't mind you hanging out and getting drunk every day..but its the condescending way you treat us after we practically give you everything at 1/2 price-that seems unfair--
Keep coming back..it works when you work it......
At Velleggia's you feel like one of the family!
Real Italian food through 4 generations!
Don't Eat Here!! – My girlfriend and I were vacationing in the Baltimore area and ate here on 6/30/08. Service was slow, the beer I ordered was served warm, the seafood (shrimp and scallops) were overcooked and rubbery, and the menu is over-priced. We stopped in because they hung a banner proclaiming ?Best of CitySearch 2007?, but I can tell you I?ll never eat there again, and from the looks of others? reviews, this place may be vying for WORST of 2008!
Restaurant Closed - Apparently it's open agaain – It was closed then open, then closed, then open, Who know's what's going on here. Only time will tell.
LIARS – Tarry Coffman is a big LIAR. He is not an honest man. He said he was going to make big changes when he came but all he made was troubles for the restaurant and the employees. I have heard that the he owes hundreds and thousands of money to food companies and BGE that's why the place has been closed for 2 weeks now because they shut down his gas and electric. He keeps lying to his employees also about getting paid and they have not gotten paid for over a month now. That place will never be the same place that the Velleggia's had. The food was good but the owners are worst.
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