Limoncello

4.6
253 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Benvenuti! Join us for traditional Italian food reflecting the flavors of Southern Italy in a casual trattoria setting. We offer you and your guests a lovely Italian atmosphere with a friendly, courteous, attentive staff.

Located in the heart of St. Michaels, one of the nation’s best small coastal towns, Limoncello Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar serves up authentic and approachable favorites for lunch and dinner daily.

Whether you are just docking from a morning boat adventure, strolling the irresistible boutiques on Talbot St. or crossed the Bay Bridge for some Eastern Shore fun, be sure to fuel up at St. Michaels’ favorite spot in town for Italian fare.
What 253 people are saying
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4.6
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jmarsh2205
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, drinks and service. Our second visit in two months and cant wait to return. Highly recommend.

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vipRobertM
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food comfortable surroundings.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hubby and I dine at Lemoncello anytime we are in St Michaels. I have also taken my Girls Group there as well ❤️

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RandyB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always wonderful food and a great wine list! Limoncello is our go-to date night restaurant!

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Abc123
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, drinks, and service. We’ve been to the one in Baltimore and our only complaint about St. Michaels is that they didn’t have the limoncello sampler!! It’s must!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was wonderful! The wine selection was great but they also have a full bar for those who don’t drink wine. Would highly recommend dining here for anyone visiting the area like we were or for the locals any night of the week.

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Greta
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food with a quiet upscale atmosphere.

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kellym
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The fresh pasta was delicious. Deserts devine. Staff friendly. Good drinks espresso martini yum. Recommend this place. My new go to place in St Michaels.

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VictoriaJ
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful experience at Limoncello. The service was great and the food was fantastic! I highly recommend this restaurant!

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AllisonW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We dined here for lunch and received absolutely horrendous service. We shared 1 app and had 2 lunch entrees. We are not picky people, and had no modifications to the meals, so there is no reason or excuse that the entire lunch should have taken 2 hours. The waiter completely forgot about us.

After ordering drinks, it was a 20 min wait, then we put in an appetizer, received it, and finished it, and the waiter STILL had not come to take our order. Finally, he did 20 mins later. Then it was another waiting game to get our meals. I did not even wait for the check but instead handed him the credit card directly because I did not want to wait another 20 mins. The restaurant was fairly busy and even the hostess was bussing tables, but that is no excuse for poor service. Because of the long wait times, we tried to get on Wi-Fi, but it was password-protected. We had to remind the waiter 2x for the password, and the password he gave us still did not work.

The food that came out was disappointing. Of course, I was ravenously hungry and in a poor mood by that point. The portion size was tiny, it could not even feed a baby. Pasta is cheap, so I was disappointed they skimped out there. I ordered Linguine con Vongole. It was overly salty. Average Italian fare. Nothing memorable or great. And definitely not worth a 2 hour wait. Disappointed that the lunch menu did not contain any dinner entrees, as I would have preferred to order a dinner size. Also, there were dinner entrees missing from the lunch menu such as all the typical Chicken pasta Italian dishes.

I was looking forward to this place because of all the stellar reviews, and was horribly let down. My only regret was my fiance giving the waiter a good tip. Poor service should not be rewarded.

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Renee
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely delicious! Everyone should try this place!

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Family4
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Godiva chocolate martini was excellent! My husband had the flatbread and I had the sacchetti. Both were superb! We liked it so much, we went back the next day for lunch and I had the aprol spritzer! Sooo yummy!!

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vipHeidi
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our time at Limoncello. We’ve visited the one in west Chester PA & Chester Springs PA & the St Michaels location did not disappoint! Wonderful service. Amazing food.

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Mgman
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice italian restaurant.Everyone enjoyed the their entrees. The gnocchi was really good along with Shrimp pancetta. The Limoncello martini is as advertised. Nice occasion place. Will return.

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David
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food since eating in Italy last year. I highly recommend.

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vipGShaw
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here as not from area. Four of us - had a fantastic meal!

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StephenD
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were visiting from Pennsylvania and we were looking for a place that served items other than seafood. We decided to try Limoncello and were not disappointed. My wife had the chicken and I tried the Ahi tuna and both were delicious. We finished with the Limoncello tiramisu and it was fabulous. Would recommend it for anyone looking for a splendid dining experience.

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RichardM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Really good dinner. Had a hard time choosing, everything was temping. I had wild boar and pappardelle. delicious!
Bonus, half price on wines right now, I don't know for how long this special will last, GO NOW

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KathrynH
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We throughly enjoyed our meal from start to finish. Our table was ready as soon as we arrived, server was informative and friendly, and food was served hot, fresh and delicious.
We will recommend and return!

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MichaelT
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu is interesting, food, drinks and service simply superb!

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vipReviewReal
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing the best food in Saint Michaels or the entire Eastern shore

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PaulaB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Absolutely loved the pasta "purses" filled with gorgonzola and pear!

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CampHilltraveller
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was the busiest evening since the virus outbreak. The kitchen was overwhelmed so salad arrived before appetizer but the staff managed it very well. More people were turned away than those who dined.

We will definitely return. It was a great place to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. 😍

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RobertH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food here is very good. Everything we had was perfectly cooked and seasoned. i recommend the pasta with seafood and a cream sauce. Also, the linguini with clams was a winner.

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KarenM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious from the fresh baked bread, olive oil for dipping, burrata and pomodore, Cozze & Vongole, Paccheri allo Scoglioclams, the wine, the lemoncello and the desserts were all amazing.
I will be returning very soon!

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vipLov2gotobyobs
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Cassidy C was my server.Open the gecko soon as I got my olive oil I asked for pepper and I asked for red pepper flakes I did not receive my red pepper flakes till the end of my meal.I happen to notice sanitizer sitting right next to the pepper grinder which was an appetizing to look at. The outside area was very congested very tight no ambience at all. I will submit photos.

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SharonG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the back patio. Great food, great service and felt safe.

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Bonvivant
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Good is fresh and delicious. Quite a find in a tourist town.

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glendac
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Everyone but our waiter were great. Very accommodating while making dinner reservations, friendly reception at the door, and our meals were great. But our waiter was terrible. After serving our drinks, which were nearly gone I had to flag him down to take our dinner order. It just went downhill after that.

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MartinB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and wine list. Never less than spectacular

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vipCJDFoodie
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veal saltimbocca was delicious! Great service and loved the ambience of the restaurant. Will definitely be a go to place for dinner whenever we’re in St. Michaels.

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BobB
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Extensive menu, dishes well prepared and presented. Servers below the quality of the food. Uninformed wine service, table clearers required we hold our used forks until the next course (twice). Other easily corrected service problems detract from the quality of the food. A little training of very young waitstaff will add to the pleasure of the food.

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CarolM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I cannot say enough about our birthday dinner. As always the food was fresh and done exactly as anticipated. The portions were quite adequate and all done to perfection. I hope this place never loses its first class food and service. The menu offering are extraordinary.

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RickyG
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner, but they forgot it was her birthday. Good and service was great.

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vipBroadarrow
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I booked an early dinner at Limoncello through OpenTable and WOW! We started with salads - my wife chose the Aruguletta and I had the Caprese. Both were beautifully presented and superb! The Caprese was the best I've ever had - no exaggeration.
My wife had the Fettuccine Bolognese, which she also proclaimed was the best she's ever eaten, and my Cacciucco alla Livornese (a Tuscan seafood stew) was flawless and delicious! The brilliant presentation of clams, mussels, fish, scallops, shrimp and calamari in a succulent white wine sauce was topped off with two chive stalks and an incredible garlic crostini for dunking! The meal was so filling it made us wish we'd left room for dessert!
The ambiance was nice, even in these days of COVID-19 mitigation, and our server Ashley made sure the service was top notch as well.
Limoncello gave us one of our top 5 meals of all time. If you're visiting St. Michaels, make sure to include dining here in your itinerary.

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Terri
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting for a dinner. We ate on back porch was not too crowd quiet and thankful covered because it started to pour while we were there. The food was delicious very well prepared very authentic Italian (being 100% Italian I am picky with eating at Italian restaurants. The bread was amazing :)Server was great very attentive and friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had wonderful service, amazing cocktails, delicious food, and yummy desserts. We haven’t had an Italian meal this good since we went to Italy a few years ago. This is definitely our new favorite restaurant!!

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MargaretW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely time at Limoncello - outstanding service and ambiance made for such an enjoyable evening!

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vipRicky
Baltimore
97 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A wonderful meal with an excellent wine selection.

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JohnMudge
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and have been multiple times. Always great food and service. Highly recommend

FAQs

Limoncello offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 745-3111.

Limoncello is rated 4.6 stars by 253 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.