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Isabella's Brick Oven

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221 S High St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4418
+1 410-962-8888
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11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Baltimore, Maryland
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112 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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 

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1 Thank aedwardr
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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!

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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 3 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.

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2 Thank Diane M
Baltimore, MD
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I have been dining in Isabella's Brick Oven for years and have been very happy with whatever I had ordered. The last time was an exception, I hope! They used to have the best sandwiches, hot or cold, or pizza. My last visit was about week ago on a late afternoon-quiet time in little Italy, where Isabella's is located. I... More 

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Thank flower26dance
regularman, Owner at Isabella's Brick Oven, responded to this review

Flower, We bake the bread in the kitchen above the store in batches of 12 and as a fresh baked item the loaves can vary a bit. The next time you place your order let us know that you would like it toasted and we will pop your bread in the Brick Oven for a minute or two . Sorry... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Went to this establishment in a recommendation after an Orioles game. We had 2 young boys with us. We ordered 4 10" pizzas. Although I like my pizza crust to be very very thin this was a nice crust. It was charred around the edge with a nice chew. The eggplant, mushroom and artichoke pizza was delicious as was the... More 

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2 Thank Terry S
Lancaster
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

In the heart of Charm City's Little Italy we found some of the best pizza we've ever had. Will definitely be adding this to our must visit again list! The authentic bocce courts out back made it even better.

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1 Thank Lmmayo
Berkeley Spring, WV
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Ran across this place and actually ate there twice in one day. Food is great and reasonable. There is limited seating but don't let that stop you. In warm weather you can sit outside to take it to go. Definitely want to come back here.

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1 Thank kashipley
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Went with several previous reviews about this place. Excellent Pizza, deli, salads and Hoagies. Everything fresh and homemade. Only three tables, so get there early. Great staff there too!!

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2 Thank Pittsburghparents
Worthing, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Got take out pizza from here on a friend's recommendation - was blown away by how good the pizza. Delicious stone baked base with a generous amount of toppings - better than many pizzas I've had in Italy. Whe I went in there was a 45 minute wait (a good sign of quality), arranged to pop back and pick up... More 

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Rochester, New York
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Limited seating, great for take-out. Great choices for sandwiches and pizza's. Service was quick & very friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
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
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 S High St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4418
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
  • Phone Number: +1 410-962-8888
Description
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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