april 2020
little italy delivers
Little Italy restaurants want to serve you while keeping
staff, customers and community safe.
Family-owned businesses around the city, state, counties, and country are making the best of things these days, and Little Italy restaurants are no exception. Many of The Neighborhood's restaurants are offering curbside pickup, carryout, and delivery options for the nights you don't feel like cooking (again) or are running low on refrigerator or pantry items. In an effort to keep staff and customers healthy and safe, customers are not allowed to wait inside for food orders. Please wait in your vehicle or on the sidewalk and someone will bring the order to you. Grazie.

"WE LOVE YOU BALTIMORE!
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESSES."
#LittleItalyStrong #LittleItalyProud
"Vaccaro's is OPEN for carryout. Please stop by and grab a coffee and a sweet treat! Thank you."
~ The Vaccaro Family

"Amicci's, and others in Little Italy, are open for carryout to serve our community of neighbors, customers, friends, first responders, and medical professionals in need of food." 
~ Scott Panian, Amicci's
"The Veal Saltimbocca order [pictured] was for a moving company owner who bought dinner for his employees and their families, due to a weekend deadline. The level of generosity by bosses, CEOs and department heads has been so touching and overwhelming. We’ve been so fortunate to fulfill multiple catering orders for medical staff at Johns Hopkins who are on the frontlines of this wicked situation."
~ Gia Fracassetti, Cafe Gia
"The support from both regulars and newbies has been overwhelming ... and not surprising! Just goes to show that we’re all looking out for one another." 
~ Joe Gardella, proprietor of Joe Benny's Focacceria
Chef Aldo Vitale (right) meets  Beej Flamholz , a customer, on the sidewalk of Aldo's to pick up food. “Like any good Italian family, Little Italy has always stuck together, especially during challenging times. We’re one neighborhood, united. And Little Italy truly does deliver! We’re happy to extend the warm hospitality and conviviality of the Italian dinner table to our customers’ homes. Family dinner is back, and nothing is more Italian than a family meal. Buon Appetito and God bless us all!"
~ Sergio Vitale, Aldo's Ristorante Italiano
"We thank you for supporting local small businesses during this uncertain time. As you support us, we like to support our musicians and artists who are also currently struggling. With your order, we will include a music CD from one of our previous performers in our Cabaret for you to listen as you enjoy a delicious meal. Each order receives a different CD! Stay safe."
~ Cyd & Germano, Germano's Piattini
win a Little Italy gift card!
Little Italy is
still cooking!
Our annual PASSAPORTO RAFFLE includes over $700 worth of prizes donated from these Little Italy establishments!

NEXT WINNER to be selected Saturday, April 4th for an Amicci's
$40 gift card!

Congrats to last week's winner, Woodie Tingle of Maryland who won a $50 Vaccaro's gift card!


attend St. Leo's from your couch
As Saint Leo the Great Church continues to stay connected to its parishioners, it offers weekly Mass on You Tube. Attend Mass ANY time you're able - it is not live. Once on youtube.com, simply search for Saint Leo's Church, Little Italy and select a video. If you choose to subscribe (free), it will notify you of future Mass uploads. Pictured is Deacon Doug Kendzierski and Father Bernie Carman , pastor, on St. Leo's altar. (Click image to view 3/29 Mass.)
your old photos wanted
Author seeks MORE PHOTOS for the chapter, Italians Serving Our Country, in the new book now in production. All other photo categories are still being accepted through April. Please do not show your photos to the author (via email) until AFTER they are scanned to the publisher's specifications outlined below or they will be rejected. Provide as much background information as possible so a caption can be written if your photo is selected. Tanto grazie!

events
A BIRTHDAY PARTY!
Amici & Auguri
Promotion Center for Little Italy, Baltimore celebrates 10 years

Friday, October 16, 2020
5:30-8:30 pm
Germano's Piattini , Little Italy

Save the date to celebrate with us! Live music! Complimentary piattini with cocktail purchase. (Ticket sales will be available later.)
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This program is offered through the historic Star Spangled
Banner Flag House in Little Italy, Baltimore.
notes from little italy lodge
  • DATE CHANGE: The Taste of Italy scholarship dinner originally scheduled for April has been rescheduled for September 27, 2020. Tickets are sold out.

  • LODGE FRIDAY NIGHT DINNERS have been cancelled for April, as is this month's Lodge Bingo.

  • DUES DEADLINE APRIL 15: Little Italy Lodge asks its members to update their membership with your required annual $40 dues by mailing a check to Susanne Walmsley, 7795 Peninsula Parkway, Apt 303, Baltimore, MD 21222, payable to Little Italy Lodge #2286.
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from our e-mailbox
"I love everything about Little Italy because I feel so close to my heritage. For almost 10 years, I took my mother to the Open Air Film Festival to watch Moonstruck for her birthday. We have amazing and priceless memories over those 10 years. I will definitely be making other memories there with my mamma." ~ Travis Romano



EDITOR:
Director & Founder

EDITORIAL ADVISOR:
Ray Alcaraz
Co-Founder & President



Promotion Center for Little Italy, Baltimore is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization established in 2010 with a mission to promote Little Italy's
events, community organizations, church, history and Italian heritage.

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