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1031 W.36th St., Baltimore, MD 21211
+1 443-869-3429
16:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

WE often wind up here on cool evenings, to split a bowl of homemade pasta with the special of the night. You cannot beat the fresh anchovies and olives appetizers, great cannolis and super meatballs. Oh and any of the homemade pasta is sinful!

Thank Theresa F
Columbia, Maryland
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We were there for lunch. I have to admit, no ambiance, but the food was good. There were different pastas and toppings. You could get the toppings w/o the pasta. I didn't see a choice of any whole wheat pastas. Fun for a quick lunch.

Thank Stu B
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Pasta is delicious. It's a small restaurant so you may want to go early if you don't want to wait. Restroom was out of service when we visited. A great local establishment with great food and service. No frills, just delicious.

Thank Goodtimesrus105
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Fresh made pasta right at the counter and the most pleasant people to chat and laugh with. Pick a sauce pasta etc. Its like asking your mom for your favorite comfort foods.

Thank Jéanna G
Berkeley, California, United States
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

I ate farfalle carbonara and coconut flan. Both were DELISH! I usually can't order carbonara at restaurants because it is usually made with onions. No onions in this carbonara! The flan was also excellent. Service was good, the food was made quickly. TIP: If you order take-out, make sure to ask for silverware because they don't automatically put it in... More 

Thank Kara M
Ellicott City, Maryland
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213 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

They call it little Grano because it is very little, but when you go you'll find that it's actually big on taste. I'm writing this review after having been numerous times. If you enjoy pasta you will love this place. Limited seating, but a nice menu of pasta styles and sauces, build your own. It's very casual with reasonable prices,... More 

1 Thank William J
Severn, Maryland
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184 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

This restaurant is small - about 12-14 seats. The seats are all bar stools and the tables are very tiny. We sat at the bar because there was slightly more space for our food. You choose a sauce and type of pasta. We thought the food was very good and the portions are right-size. It's BYOB. The small size makes... More 

Thank karen0706
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84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

This tiny little restaurant is good - I love the simple food (pick a pasta + pick a sauce) and the BYOB but this place has only ONE table for 4; there are maybe 4 tables for 2 and some bar stools. If it's warm, there are a few tables outside too. Since the place is so small, it's always... More 

Thank Tina-in-Maryland
Ellicott City, Maryland
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

We have been to Grano several times. We live about 30' away but always make the trip to Hampden to eat there. It is good, simple, outstanding food. Nothing compares to it. We dine out weekly and love to explore new places; it never fails that when we visit an Italian restaurant we use Grano's pasta as our benchmark. Nothing... More 

Thank Nat_is_gone
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

Great vibe here in Hampden and I adore this little pasta place! We dropped in during a super slow period and had the place to ourselves, but I've seen it packed to the gills too! Loved the bolognese dish, and the service was excellent :D

Thank journeyingjess

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1031 W.36th St., Baltimore, MD 21211
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
  • Phone Number: +1 443-869-3429

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?