No, there’s no need to be concerned (or join the witness protection program). It’s only about pasta. And pizza. Homemade limoncello, too.
Say hello to Chazz: A Bronx Original, soft-opening tonight in Baltimore’s Harbor East as the actor’s first restaurant venture.
With its stonework, subway tiles and murals of Bronx streets and subways, this is every bit a homage to Palminteri’s home—and his films, too (the entrance mimics that of the bar in A Bronx Tale).
If you’re strolling in here for a post–Camden Yards nightcap, you’ll gravitate toward the two-sided bar, where you’ll order up Chazz’s contract-brewed IPA and pale ale, drinks like the classic Bronx Cocktail and the Fordham Road (their take on a Manhattan), and coal-fired pizzas with housemade mozzarella.
But if you’re spending a long day foraging for crabs at Cross Street Market, you’ll want to call ahead and cap your visit to Charm City by sitting at Chazz’s own booth. Upholstered in faux red leather and ringed with candid shots from his movie sets and a letter from Sinatra, this is the place to enjoy Veal Meatballs with Sausage Gravy and Whipped Ricotta, 20-Layer Lasagna and Nutella Pizza for dessert.
Keyser Söze could not be reached for comment.