My husband and I had a wonderful lunch in Towson the other day at Cafe Troia. It is on the ground floor of an apartment building on Allegheny Avenue and has a Northern Italian menu. It has a warm, inviting decor with Tuscan yellow walls. The service was professional, friendly, and knowledgeable.
We started with spinach sautéed in an oil/garlic mix with a lemon wedge that brought out the best flavor of the spinach and lets you know that the kitchen knows what it is doing. We both thoroughly enjoyed the entree of medallions of veal sautéed with capers, olives, and white wine, served that day with asparagus spears. I had been eyeing up a spinach ravioli dish, but unfortunately they did not have the fresh salmon for the salmon/dill sauce.
Our desserts were absolutely wonderful as well. I had a lemon Napoleon, which was made of layers of a tart lemon sauce (I think it was lemon curd), phyllo, and cream. My husband had the chocolate flan, which was deliciously bittersweet.
The price before tip, with one glass of wine and one soda, was $64. Cafe Troia offers its dinner entrees in smaller sizes for lunch at reduced prices - I had the lunch portion, my husband the dinner size. http://www.cafetroia.com/