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LIBERATORE'S Ristorante & Catering - Bel Air

4.3
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564 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
If our elaborate two-story design, casual atmosphere, and great service don't tempt you to visit us, our delicious menu will. From traditional homemade lasagna, to our savory lobster tetrazzini, or premium veal saltimbocca, everyone will find a favorite here. Enjoy a great meal while you watch scenes form the Italian Country Side on our Humongous projector screen, largest movie screen of any local restaurant. Or perhaps you prefer to dine in one of our private rooms, perfect for presentation, birthdays, rehearsal diners, anniversaries, etc.

Also, Liberatore's Lounge is a classy place to catch live local music, unwind with a drink (FYI: Best Martini Bar), or catch your favorite game on one of our 7 large screen TVs. While lounging, enjoy our Lite fare Menu or any items from our full menu, but make sure you do not miss our Happy Hour Promotions M-F 4-7 pm.

Whether with family or friends, come and treat yourself to an evening full of flavor and style.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 564 people are saying
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4.3
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RoyM
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Birthday dinner for a friend with 5 of us attending. They are doing an excellent job with COVID-19 compliance and the service was outstanding as always. Was only slightly disappointed with the quality of the food we ordered. Overall, we love going there and look forward to going again!

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viplisa
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal for Father’s Day

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AcesUp
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was quiet, as there were not many people there due to 50% capacity guidelines. Food was great, as always. Was just disappointed there was no dipping sauce (olive oil) for the bread, but that's probably a COVID consequence.

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vipGary
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a superb dining experience. Good food. Exceptional service.

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FRANK
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME WE HAVE BEEN OUT TO EAT
FOR FOUR MONTHS. WE WERE THERE WITH TWO FRIENDS,
AND WE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME . WE ALSO CLEANED OUR
PLATES BECAUSE THE ENTREES WERE SO GOOD.

GO THERE AND ENJOY. THE SERVICE WAS GREAT TOO!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
122 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liboratore's is our favorite Italian restaurant. Love the food, love the staff....EXCELLENT. They always make us feel so welcomed.

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DPH224
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was wonderful, as always. Restaurant was not that crowded, surprisingly.

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Brennan
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, professional, and quiet. High quality experience.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Meal was good, wait staff was a little overwhelmed with larger party.

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BobP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and our server David was friendly and attentive. Thoroughly enjoyable dining experience!

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Scott
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. The food was delicious. Def on my return to list for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great dinner at LIBERATORE’S. Super service and tremendous taste. Don’t overlook it among many options in the area.

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vipDave
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Disappointing service - was better when I decided to make it self service and get whatever I needed myself. The food wasn’t great either. So disappointed as I’ve been going to Liberatores for over 2 decades.

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RonnB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Very disappointed. Food had no flavor, my veal was like shoe leather and was served with penne' paste. Absolutely one of the worse meals I ever had. An outrage at $110 for two people. I can get better food for two at Cracker Barrel for $25.

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AngelaR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience2

David our server was fantastic. I like this restaurant and would recommend it

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JoeP
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Reasonable value but unfortunately gluten free grilled chicken was tough, gluten free pasta was over cooked and dissolving but sauce was tasty

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was really friendly and sociable I will come back again

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Food is ok. A little over priced for what you get. Other locations are better.

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PaulaS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

My husband and I planned a celebration dinner at Liberatore's and made a reservation for 7 PM on a Saturday. The place was mobbed, and we were told there was at least a 30 minute wait, even though we had a reservation. I saw them take 2 different couples ahead of us who did not have reservations. We couldn't even get a seat at the bar to wait, it was so crowded. Finally, we were seated, but our waiter was completely overwhelmed, and we had to wait quite a while for everything. I'm sure he did the best he could, but they were definitely understaffed. The food was delicious, so that made up for a lot. We would go back again, but maybe pick a different day and time. I just don't understand why Liberatore's confirmed our reservation; they could have offered a later time if they were overbooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Server was very attentive and accommodating. Parking was horrendous. My husband dropped me off at the door and could not find a open parking space. He ended up parking behind the building. The line to be seated was just about out the door. I had a reservation and still had to wait about 20 minutes to be seated. It seemed there were about 4 very large parties going on at the same time. They each were 8-12 per party. So parties that were 4 or less were waiting longer to be seated. I don’t know if it had to do with it being restaurant week? Or if that is the norm on a Saturday night at 6:30? If that is the norm then I would recommend having an earlier dinner reservation (5:00)? Or a late dinner (9:00)? You might have a better chance to get a parking spot without having to walk from behind the building.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

It was restaurant week and had a reservation at 6:30pm: didn’t get seated until 30-40 minutes later ordered the restaurant week offerings received the salad and waited over an hour for the rest of the food which never came. We were not the only group that were waiting for our meals it was as if the cooks were MIA. Our friends and I continued to wait and spoke to the manager which said gives us another 15 minutes the kitchen is backed up and we waited but at this point we were all frustrated and starving. Asked for the check and left while seeing other tables that were seated before us still waiting on food as well. Very poor planning on the restaurant and did not leave a good impression for us to come back.

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Broadwaycouple
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Liberatore's should work to enhance its stature as a place to dine rather than eat. I always say if you want to eat, go to McDonald's. When you're first met by the young lady at the desk, it should be "Good evening, welcome to Liberatore's" instead of "Hi guys. Got a reservation?" The food is good. They still struggle a little with the risotto that is more dry and mealy than creamy. Overall, though, not bad.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always great food, and the martinis are fantastic

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vipDeene3
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have never ever been disappointed with the food at Liberatore's, the chicken marsala was fantastic, and my seafood dish with red sauce was also fantastic!! The service was impeccable, and last but not least my chocolate martini was out of this world

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My family took my wife there for her birthday. The service was great and the food was good.

LIBERATORE'S Ristorante & Catering - Bel Air
Responded on January 22, 2020

Thanks for choosing to celebrate this special occasion with us! We love to read that you enjoyed your wife's special night out, as well as the food and service provided. Happy Birthday to her, and we look so forward to seeing you all back again soon! Thanks so much.

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ScottCash
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was welcoming and introduced themselves and made us feel like we were important to them.
Thank you for a great experience.

LIBERATORE'S Ristorante & Catering - Bel Air
Responded on January 22, 2020

This is fantastic to read from you, Scott! We appreciate your truly kind words regarding the hospitality provided to you. Our guests mean everything to us, and we're so thankful to read that you all enjoyed yourselves. Hope to see everyone again soon! Looking forward to it.

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KaciL
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Pasta needed to be cooked a little longer just for it to have been al dente. Took too long just to get drinks ordered so when waitress finally came we ordered all at once (drinks, appetizers and dinner). Otherwise, it was a nice dinner.

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Saturday
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The server was great. The reason for the service rating is because we had a 6pm reservation. We completely understand some wait, however, we were told our table was a “staging table” for a surprise party and we could not be seated until they arrived. 1) that was silly as they never made it to the table so not needed given the layout 2) unacceptable, given the restaurant was still taking reservations on Open Table as we sat 3) I had to speak with a manager to get seated at 6:35pm. Note: the “surprise guests” finally arrived at 7pm at which time the table was released. Were we seriously supposed to be expected to wait an hour with a reservation? Note: walk-ins were being quoted a 25 minute wait time. Nothing a bit of management cannot correct.

LIBERATORE'S Ristorante & Catering - Bel Air
Responded on January 16, 2020

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. While we do try to reserve a specific table for our 'surprise' guests attending a gathering, this should have had absolutely zero effect on you and your guests being sat in a timely manner. We have addressed this with management and truly apologize for this miscommunication that led to this delay. We hope for a better experience in the future, and that you and your guests enjoyed the food and service once you were seated. Appreciate the feedback!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

2 1/2 hours we never got our food. Server was awful; he was overwhelmed (working upstairs.) It was New Years Eve, we had reservations, but we only got a basket of bread. It was like the last supper; well it was ours for 2019 and at LIBERATORE’S.

Thank you

LIBERATORE'S Ristorante & Catering - Bel Air
Responded on January 9, 2020

As you can see from our NYE guests, unfortunately, many others faced the same issues that you did on this evening and we cannot begin to apologize enough for the lack of service that you received during this experience. At Liberatore’s, we are known for friendly, attentive service and delicious food and we failed to deliver either of these to our guests on this night specifically due to significant unexpected challenges we faced. (continued in your private messages)

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mistyw
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Reservations were at 7:30 at 8:15pm we were taken to a table. Server did not get to our table for 20 minutes. At that time we ordered drinks, appetizers, and meals as we had tables around us telling us they had been there since 6pm. Drinks were brought and appetizer . We ordered blackened scallops felt scallops were very small and only 3 on plate taste was good just expensive for the amount. Around 9:30 I asked if our entree were coming. Server states I will check you have been waiting a long time. Finally dinner came and mine was ice cold my husband was fine. I got servers attention and sent mine back. She did offer to heat it up or get me something else in which I declined as I did not want to wait another 45 minutes or longer. Never did a manager or owner ever visit our table. Left at 10:15 hungry.

LIBERATORE'S Ristorante & Catering - Bel Air
Responded on January 9, 2020

Misty, we cannot apologize enough for the recent experience that you had with us on NYE. Due to significant unexpected challenges we faced on this evening specifically, we were unable to attend to and take care of our guests as we normally strive to. (continued in your private messages)

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RJRM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Visited on New Years Eve. We were seated at 815 for our 730 reservation. Our food arrived at 920. Poor management.

LIBERATORE'S Ristorante & Catering - Bel Air
Responded on January 9, 2020

We truly apologize for all of the issues and inconsistencies that you faced when dining with us on NYE. Unfortunately, there were many guests with the same concerns that you have expressed and for this lack of attention, service, and management, we sincerely apologize. We faced many unexpected challenges on this evening in specific and it did not allow for us to take proper care of our guests at the level which we strive for. (continued in your private messages)

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KellyM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Over booked, had a 7p reservation, seated after 8. Had to ask for someone to wait on us. Poor service, everyone seemed overwhelmed. Took forever to get food. Asked if there was a manager and was told several, but no one apologized, spoke to us or offered anything to compensate. Others walked out due to lack of service. Not a new restaurant, so we were surprised. Won't be going back any time soon.

LIBERATORE'S Ristorante & Catering - Bel Air
Responded on January 9, 2020

Kelly, thank you for joining us for dinner on NYE. All of the issues that you’ve mentioned affected many of our guests throughout the evening and for all of the mentioned problems, we sincerely apologize. We faced many unexpected challenges throughout the evening that did not allow for us to provide the attention and care that our guests expected and deserved. (continued in your private messages)

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LisaL
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Restaurant was very crowded and understaffed, overheard a waitress say they overbooked. Service was slow, one salad was completely forgotten and one person in our party was served the completely wrong dish. Took us 10 minutes to get the servers attention to try to get it replaced at which time was ridiculous other meals would have been cold.

LIBERATORE'S Ristorante & Catering - Bel Air
Responded on January 9, 2020

Lisa, we thank you for joining us for dinner on NYE. We also appreciate the feedback from your visit so that we can address these concerns with those working hard to take great care of our guests. On the night of NYE, we unfortunately faced significant unexpected setbacks that did not allow for us to show our guests the standard of care and attention that we typically strive for. (continued in your private messages)

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Broadwaycouple
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Had dinner there on New Year’s Eve. It was understandably busy but the food arrived nearly cold. The risotto was mealy and cool, not what you would expect from a restaurant that specializes in Italian cuisine. We’ve been there a number of times with a mix of good to not so good experiences but will probably go back, not soon though.

LIBERATORE'S Ristorante & Catering - Bel Air
Responded on January 9, 2020

We appreciate your understanding and feedback more than you know. On the night of NYE, we faced many unexpected setbacks throughout the evening that unfortunately did not allow for us to take care of our guests at the level that we typically strive for. Providing our guests with attentive service and delicious Italian cuisine are at the forefront of our operations, and we are incredibly thankful that you know we can do better. (continued in your private messages)

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KristenB
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Servers are friendly. Great food and atmosphere.

LIBERATORE'S Ristorante & Catering - Bel Air
Responded on January 4, 2020

Thanks so much for joining us, Kristen! We love that you love it here and that you can count on us for a great meal with attentive service, every time. We appreciate the incredible rating and look so forward to seeing you again next time!

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LoriM
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I stopped in on your trip to Aberdeen, had a wonderful meal. Service was great. The manager could not have been more informative.
Eggplant was one of the best I’ve ever had!!!!

LIBERATORE'S Ristorante & Catering - Bel Air
Responded on January 4, 2020

Hey, Lori! Thanks for stopping in to see us! So glad that you and your husband both enjoyed your experience with us. The eggplant is always a great choice! Love to hear that you enjoyed it. Come see us again soon! We look forward to seeing you.

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KimberlyF
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a family dinner out just before the holidays. I had made a reservation for 6:30 and the greet staff was pleasant and sat us right away. Our server was bubbly and attentive and the food was delicious. Only the 2nd time we have been there in 5 years. We need to start making it a regular place to dine.

LIBERATORE'S Ristorante & Catering - Bel Air
Responded on January 4, 2020

Thanks for joining us at Liberatore's, Kimberly! So thrilled to read that you and your family came to join us for a great meal before the holidays and that we took great care of you; food, service, and everything in between. Nothing makes us happier! We appreciate that kind words and terrific rating. Hope to see you again soon! We'd love to see you more regularly.

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vipTWEST
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

-Libs is always good; consistency is one of their strengths. -It seems portions have shrank over the last few months, particularly in the cuts of meat, both size and quality of the cut seem to be on the decline over the last few months.
-The bartenders are exceptional and they make the best drinks in Harford County.
-Service is professional and timely

LIBERATORE'S Ristorante & Catering - Bel Air
Responded on November 27, 2019

So thankful that you can always count on us for a consistently great meal, drink, and time at Liberatore's! It means so much to read this from you and to know that you enjoy our bartenders and servers, as well. We appreciate your feedback regarding the steaks and will be sure to pass this along to our chef so that we can improve moving forward. We look forward to seeing you back again next time!

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Neilg
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great service and food. Very polite everyone gave us a “happy anniversary “

LIBERATORE'S Ristorante & Catering - Bel Air
Responded on November 21, 2019

We could not be happier to read that you enjoyed your anniversary dinner with us, Neil! We thank you for choosing us to spend this special occasion with. So glad that you enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere! We look so forward to seeing you back again next time!

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GerardC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was cold took over 30min to get appetizers they were cold told waiter he shrugged food was cold and mushy not a good experience would not recommend. Every server was in such a rush that they spilled food and ran off.

LIBERATORE'S Ristorante & Catering - Bel Air
Responded on November 14, 2019

Gerard, we're extremely disappointed to read all of this from you. However, we appreciate you bringing these inconsistencies in our operations to our attention so that we can address them. We have been able to locate your server for your recent visit and will immediately look into better training tactics as well as the issues with food. Hope you'll give us another shot to show you a better experience in the future. Thanks again.

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LIBERATORE'S Ristorante & Catering - Bel Air offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 838-9100.

LIBERATORE'S Ristorante & Catering - Bel Air is rated 4.3 stars by 564 OpenTable diners.

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