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Isabella's Brick Oven

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221 South High Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
+1 410-962-8888
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

I guess this is really a delivery or take out place. Restaurant is small only 3 table. The staff has no idea how to treat eat in customers and somehow even though we were 20' from the oven the pizza was cold. Flavor was ok and ingredients were fresh but as a whole nothing great.

1 Thank Charlie D
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped by with my wife for a casual dinner since we heard this pizza place in Little Italy was good. We liked the tasty pie and they had a lot of great choices. But we found this 3 or 4 table right joint to be a real hole in the wall, with self-serve plates and plastic utensils, and to get... More 

1 Thank paulbrickman1
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We ate here on a Saturday evening after spending the day in DC with out-of-town company. What a find!!! The pizza was delicious - it was foldable like NY pizza. The sauce was not overpowering and the toppings were generously proportionate. There are only 8 chairs in the restaurant, which is why I suggested getting it to go. We happened... More 

1 Thank TeeDaniels
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Hands down the best pizza I've had in Maryland. Crust, sauce, and cheese are all great quality. Their fresh mozzarella is also delicious! I'd love to try other menu items but I can't NOT get pizza!

1 Thank Amy S
North Carolina
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Enjoyed many of the foods including the pizza, salads, and sandwiches. The grilled eggplant was delicious. The whole sandwich is over a foot long, so prepare.

1 Thank WanderlustByNature
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Well worth it! Had the pizza Bianca, all customers seemed extremely happy! Can't wait to come back. I will visit as often as I can.

1 Thank Sean M
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

It was a great stop!!! Clean little restaurant, nice music and fresh on a sunny day. Pizza was delicious!!!! All food fresh and home made style (;

1 Thank danybernal91
Baltimore, Maryland
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144 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Pizza here is a standout and the best in Baltimore's Little Italy neighborhood. That means going here has local flavor/character. Isabella's uses fresh toppings that beat most pizza joints hands down. Tasty well-charred crust also separates this place from conventional oven pizza restaurants. Everything here is reasonable too, so coming here won't break the bank. In fact a family of... More 

1 Thank aedwardr
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing pizza! Stopped in after a trip to the zoo. Waited about 10 minutes and my delicious lunch was ready. Free parking right out front. Very friendly staff. Will definitely be back!

1 Thank Susan M
Clarksville, Maryland
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Great lunch spot for a quick bite. Meatball and chicken parm subs are great. Fresh caprese salad, too. Quick service. A few seats inside or benches in the neighborhood.

2 Thank Diane M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 South High Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
  • Phone Number: +1 410-962-8888
Since opening in 2006, Isabella's Brick Oven has gained a reputation that is praised among locals and travelers alike. Our numerous awards include being named Baltimore Magazine's Best in Pizzas, Sandwiches, and Carryout. The Baltimore Sun's food critic gave us their highest rating and we've been voted reader's favorite in The City Paper. Come by and check out our great food, fast & friendly service, and terrific prices every day of the week. Even though we are a small corner store in the heart of Little Italy, you can eat in at one of our few tables or sit on the benches outside and meet our friendly locals or head out back and enjoy the public Bocce Court. Come experience why we get such great ratings for yourself!

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