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February 21, 2017 - No Comments

Ciao Vincenzo!

Ristorante Firenze was honored to have Vincenzo Ippolito, owner of Ippolito Vineyards of Calabria, Italy, in the restaurant on Saturday February 18th.  Vincenzo was in town as part of US tour to promote his family's wines.  If you have not had a chance to try it, be sure to ask for "I Mori" on your next visit. A blend of Calabrian grape, Gaggliopo, and Cabernet Sauvignon, it is a rich, spicy red with notes of dark red fruits and smooth tannins.  On Wednesdays, it is half price.


August 07, 2016 - No Comments

Food & Wine Pairing

There are seemingly infinite nuances to the art of pairing food and wine.  However, one of my favorite wine blogs, Wine Folly, has done a good job of explaining the basics in a recent post “Getting Started with Food and Wine Paring”. 

Even the basics can get a little involved, with the “5 steps” and “9 rules”, so simplify further by focusing on just a single type of wine.  And since there are exceptions to every rule, be sure to experiment.  If the pairing goes bad, at least you drinking wine – which is always a good thing!

June 24, 2016 - No Comments

New Wine: Baltimore Orioles (TM) Cabernet Sauvignon

Looking for a new Wine to try? How about this new fun summer wine recently added to our Wine List. 

“…buy me some peanuts and Baltimore Orioles Cabernet Sauvignon…”

What???  That’s right, the Orioles and MLB leave no earning opportunity untapped by offering private-labeled wines.  The 2013 Orioles edition is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Syrah, and Merlot from California’s Central Coast AVA.  

Even though diehard O’s fans could be excused for drinking it no matter how it tastes, let me assure you that it is GOOD.  A regular customer told us about it, and once we tried it we were happy to add it to our list.  

Come in and enjoy it at Ristorante Firenze with some pasta while watching the Birds on our 4 large screen TV’s.  And don’t forget it will be half- price on Wine Wednesday. Every Wednesday night after 4 all bottles under $125 are 50% off! Make a reservation today.

May 25, 2016 - No Comments

Wine List Update Spring 2016

Our 100+ bottle wine list constantly evolves as availability fluctuates and vintages come and go.  However, once or twice a year we make a significant overhaul in an effort to replace items not longer available, and to introduce new wines to enjoy along with our fresh Italian cuisine.  On May 16th, the Summer ’16 wine list will be unveiled and that means two things.  One, there will be some tasty and interesting wines to explore on your next visit to Firenze (Malvasia Nera anyone?). Two, we will have some “while-they-last” discounts on the labels that are being retired.  Cheers!

May 16, 2016 - No Comments

Coppola Wine Dinner – Save the Date

Our next Coppola wine dinner will be Tuesday, May 24th, from 7:00-9:00 PM.  We will be featuring wines from the Coppola family with special dishes in a four-course pairing, all for $49.99 + tax/tip.  A representative from Coppola wines will be on hand to talk about the winery and the wines, answer any questions, and award some cool door prizes.  You will also be able to purchase wine at a discounted price.  Advance purchase is required.  Simply order via our online ordering site or call 410-394-5577.

November 09, 2015 - No Comments

New Wine – Ermanno Costa Roero Arneis

The newest addition to the Ristorante Firenze wine list made its debut at the November 5th Piedmont Wine Dinner.  It is the Ermanno Costa ‘Roero Arneis’, a full bodied white wine that we are fortunate to have sourced from Tenth Harvest importers.  Arneis is a lesser known varietal in this area, but is highly regarded in the Piemonte region of Italy where it is predominantly grown.  Enjoy with the Grouper Piccata that we recently added to our Specials Menu.  But hurry, as we were only able to get 6 bottles and 2 are already gone!

April 18, 2015 - No Comments

Wine Nights at Ristorante Firenze

“I cook with wine.  Sometimes I even add it to the food.”  – W.C. Fields

Our first wine night was held on April16th and we enjoyed some incredible Italian wines from Tenuta di Arceno.  Our next wine night will be June 4th and will feature a lineup of wines from Francis Coppola.  More details will follow via email to our Wine Lovers email list.  If you are interested in this and other wine events at Ristorante Firenze be sure to complete the form on our website or email  Also keep an eye on our Events page.

April 15, 2015 - No Comments

Attention Wine Lovers!

Join Us For a Local Wine Tasting Thursday 4/16/15

Ristorante Firenze presents a special opportunity to taste the wines of Tenuta di Arceno, part of the Spire Collection.

Arcanum, il fauno di Arcanum and Valadorna representatives will be on hand with complimentary tastings of each wine and to answer questions about the selections.

Our Chef will select pairings to accompany each wine in the collection. Specially priced 3 glass flights will be offered. All 3 bottles will be available at a 20% discount from 5:30pm to close.

Reservations recommended or call 410-394-5577. Guests must be over 21 years of age to participate.

January 27, 2015 - No Comments

Something to “Wine” About – Winter Wine List

Have you had a chance to see the full Ristorante Firenze Winter Wine List?

Come and taste test for yourself on 2.11.15 for our PRE-GRAND OPENING Fundraiser!

Don't forget this funraiser is open to the public and a great way to support the local Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company, Owings Mills Volunteer Fire Company, & Glyndon Volunteer Fire Department BEFORE we officially open!

Click here to make your reservations online