New Charles North Italian spot Orto opens its doors

A new pasta shop and Italian spot, offering desserts and more, has made its debut in the neighborhood. Located at 1709 N. Charles St. in Charles North, the fresh arrival is called Orto.

The new spot specializes in pasta but offers a wide variety of options on its dinner menu. Look for the chicken Milanese and seared scallops among the entrees. Reservations for Orto can be made up to two months in advance. 

With a 4.5-star rating out of 10 reviews on Yelp so far, Orto is on its way to developing a local fan base.

Chai I., who was among the first Yelpers to review the new spot on Feb. 16, wrote, "The chicken parm is the best in Baltimore, if not some of the best I've ever had. All of this spot's pastas are handmade. The rigatoni norma is my favorite. It is spicy with a beautiful chew."

And Mati K. wrote, "The food is great and the atmosphere is even better. Orto has a very friendly and knowledgeable staff."

Interested? Stop by to welcome the new business to the neighborhood. Orto is open from 5 p.m.–10 p.m. daily.

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