At new Vito's, Little Italy moves to Cockeysville


September 23, 1994|By Elizabeth Large

I've been hearing good things about Vito's, a new Italian restaurant at 10249 York Road in Cockeysville, (410) 666-3100. Co-owner and chef Bruno Ferrante, whose background includes stints at Caesar's Den and Da Mimmo in Little Italy, has reportedly been producing memorable veal, seafood and pasta dishes as well as gourmet pizzas. Prices are moderate, with entrees ranging from $6.75 to $12.95.

* Look for a new Greek restaurant to open in Highlandtown in mid-October. Dionysos at 4617 Eastern Ave., (410) 563-2338, will specialize in charcoal grilling -- lamb, chicken and seafood -- but it will also have all the more usual Greek dishes. One of the owners was involved in the now defunct Mediterranean.

* The tentative date for Ruby Tuesday to replace L & N Seafood in Towson Commons is Oct. 3, but I was wrong when I suggested that L & N couldn't survive in Baltimore because it was a seafood restaurant that didn't offer crab cakes.

Sheria Mitchell, spokeswoman for Morrison Inc., the Alabama company that owns both chains, tells me that all their L & N Seafood restaurants are being phased out. "It's a company decision from a financial standpoint," she says, pointing out that the L & N's are being replaced with less expensive restaurants.

* Last month, Weber's on Boston was taken over by Dennis Manneville, former food and beverage director of the Hyatt Regency. A couple of weeks ago he introduced his new menu, with such dishes as salmon sesame and chicken balsamic, which he describes as all-natural and more healthful.

* No, the Old Waverly History Exchange & Tea Room didn't go out of business. It closed for the summer because the dining room isn't air-conditioned. Starting Sept. 30, tea will be served Fridays at 3 p.m. and Saturdays at 2:15 p.m. and 4 p.m. The $10 price tag includes tea, scones, cheese and vegetable tartlets, tea breads, cookies and Jewish pastries, all homemade, tax and tip. Call (410) 889-7112 for reservations.

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