i was in the mood for some good italian the other night (which is how i found out pavarotti has closed) and realized that i hadn't been out for italian -- though it's one of my favorite cuisines -- in over six months.
this is because i really am at a loss to name a truly good italian restaurant in baltimore. everyone loves bocaccio and some of the other stratospheric little italy restaurants, but i've found them to be overpriced and disappointing. i haven't been to pazza luna in awhile, or vespa (my last visit to vespa was pretty uninspiring) -- anybody been recently? or know something else, anyplace else, i obviously don't about italian in baltimore???
PS -- and PLEASE don't talk to me about fazzini's. just because they make their own pasta doesn't mean they automatically do anything special with it. they don't.