The ballyhooed Inner Harbor East project just got a big boost with the opening of Pazo restaurant and lounge, by seasoned restaurateurs Tony Foreman and Cindy Wolf. The grand, sweeping space which once housed a utilitarian machine shop now includes two tiers of dining areas, a swank bar and a sprawling lounge at its center, perfect for sipping a martini and grooving to the ambient house beats. The menu is Mediterranean, celebrating the peasant cooking of the Spanish coast and Italian isles with small plates, Neapolitan pizzas, regional cheeses, grilled seafood and spit-roasted game. Dining options include a communal table where you can share the experience with others, and after the last seating, the house DJ gets things moving on the dance floor. A year in the making, Pazo (which trnaslates to “noble house” in Catalan) began with Foreman and designer Patrick Sutton spending several weeks touring the regions of Spain and Italy to soak up local flavor and influences. Their research has paid off in spades. Open seven nights a week from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.; complimentary valet parking. (1425 Aliceanna St., 410-534-PAZO)

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