About Us

The Team

Germano Fabiani has sparked a renaissance in Little Italy with his newest venture, Germano’s PIATTINI (small plates) a contemporary Italian kitchen and bar and upstairs cabaret, with a small plates and paired brews menu that excites the palate and offers something for every taste. Germano has turned the 200 year old establishment into a “terzo”, a home away from home and work and a salon for artists. Our scrumptious menu—try the Tartufo Bianco (white truffle flatbread), Red Beet Ravioli (house made pasta filled with puree of red beets, mild soft cheese, topped with mushroom ragu) and  Porchetta (roasted pork loin, stuffed with Italian sausage and spices, over braised cabbage)– is allergy aware (we are a nut-free facility) and includes vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options (try the Cauliflower Steak!)…full bar and wine list and wines by the glass, beers  by the bottle and a selection of draft IPA’s, stouts, ales/pils, seasonals /wheats and imports on rotation, creative cocktails, and our continued commitment to bring you an outstanding lineup of cabaret–jazz, opera, urban folk, bluegrass, theater, Broadway and more— 

The Bar seats 40 among high-top tables and bar. Renovations include original brick façade and terrazzo brass-inlaid floor. The stunning bar, charcuterie station and tables are constructed of repurposed barnwood with wrought iron hinges and are glass topped with copper fittings. A hand-carved Amish ladder floats above the bar, converted for bar utility. On Sunday nights, the Bar is home to Baltimore’s Best Jazz Jam Session.

The Barn Room is located on the first level and seats 22 with the focal point a vintage hand-turned spindled marble Chef’s Table. The walls and floor are made of repurposed wood from a red Amish barn and are complemented by hand painted murals.

The Tuscan Room seats 50, with exposed brick walls and original Tuscan frescoes; uncurtained windows welcome the pageantry of Little Italy.

The Cabaret seats 90 and is outfitted with an in-tune Yamaha G-1 baby grand and sound system. In addition to the performing arts, it is not uncommon to see visual artists in the corner sketching the performances. Also, the home of Baltimore’s Best Open Mic the third Wednesday of each month.

Vintage posters and artwork from the owners’ personal collection adorn the walls of the restaurant.

Germano’s PIATTINI has earned a reputation for creating unique and delicious dining experiences.  Our Private Dining Team works diligently with event managers to craft memorable on-premises dining experiences for clients and their guests. For more information about special seasonal menus and suggested wine and beer pairings, contact the venue at info@germanospiattini.com or call (410)752-4515.

We are proud founding members of the Little Italy Baltimore Madonnari Arts Festival.