Convinced that Little Italy is the perfect place to spark a cultural and culinary renaissance, Cyd Wolf, her (authentically Tuscan!) husband/executive chef Germano Fabiani and their new artistic director Donald Kennedy are setting the neighborhood aflame with their “new” restaurant in the space formerly known as Germano’s Trattoria.
Now dubbed Germano’s Piattini (small plates) the contemporary Italian kitchen and bar is serving up little dishes with big flavor. Think Tartufo (truffle) Pizza, Carciofi Fritti (long stem artichokes fried in prosecco batter) and Polpo in Tre Modi (octopus three ways). Wolf notes that the menu includes many gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian offerings—and the facility is entirely nut-free. Well, except for some of the entertainers—ranging from jazz, opera and bluegrass musicians to Broadway and theater performers—who bring their creative talents to the adjoining cabaret. Also entertaining: the pasta-making demonstrations, where students of all ages can eat what they make for lunch. 300 S. High St, 410-752-4515, http://www.germanospiattini.com