Meet The Chef

Meet our Chef and co-owner – Angel Mendoza.

Having earned a distinguished award from Carlos Rosario International Culinary School, Angel worked at the Michellin awarded 2Amy’s restaurant in Washington DC, where he made his way from a dishwasher up to a kitchen manager, gaining his experience with a well-known Chef and restaurant’s owner, Peter Pastan.

Prior to becoming a co-owner of Baronessa, Angel launched three Red Rocks restaurants in DC and VA, overseeing all of them for the next seven years. He was in charge of menus development, managed the kitchen, cooking as well as overseeing catering services.

Seven years later, having ensured that the restaurants became well established, Angel felt ready for his new dream endeavor, which was starting his own restaurant.

Angel’s motto is “Food should make people happy. And it does, when made with love, hard work and talent”. With this in mind, he buys ingredients only from the trustworthy suppliers and does grocery and meat shopping from the farmers he knows personally. This allows Baronessa not only to support small businesses and to be eco-friendly, but also to ensure high quality ingredients, the core element for creating delicious and full of flavor dishes.

Since “food is one of the simplest ways to increase the level of human’s happiness”, as Angel likes saying, he not only creates delicious menus, but can also come up with a Chef’s special on the go, when talking to our regular guests and finding out more about their tastes and mood. This personalized attitude allows our customers to follow not only the menu, but also their heart wishes.

Chef’s true love though lies in Neapolitan brick oven wood-fired pizzas. So, you can enjoy both, traditional pizza recipes and their Angel’s interpretations in our menus (their thin crust remains “untouchable” of course).

In Angel’s opinion: “However hard you try to keep up with restaurant trends, the ever high demand trend is “simply”  human to human attention. It is always en vogue. This definitely sets us apart from the majority of other places in the area, though the beginning and the end of any argument about restaurants remains the food. And it’s hard to beat us on this!”

We are inviting you to meet the Chef in person and find out what would become your favorite at Baronessa, or to get your personalized Chef’s Special!

 

CARRYOUT

All items can be ordered for carry out. Please call (301) 838-9050 to order.

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MAIN MENU

Antipasti

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Antipasto Platter
Prosciutto, Genoa salami, fontina cheese, fresh mozzarella, pepperoncini peppers, quince jam
Charred Brussels Sprouts
Wood-fired Brussels sprouts, onions, garlic with balsamic drizzle and garlic aioli
Melanzane Ripiene
Prosciutto and mozzarella cheese wrapped with thin sliced eggplant
Arancini alla Siciliana
Arborio rice balls stuffed with fresh mozzarella served with homemade tomato sauce
Zuppa di Cozze Nere
Mussels sautéed with butter, garlic, shallots and tomato sauce or garlic sauce
Calamari Fritti
Crispy light battered calamari with tomato sauce or house aioli
Calamari Affogati
Sautéed squid with garlic, white wine and tomato sauce
Bruschetta
Homemade crostini topped with chopped tomato confit, micro herbs, shaved Parmesan cheese

Pasta

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Pasta Verde
Homemade spinach noodles , jumbo shrimp, charred Brussels sprouts, zucchini, onions, tomato cream sauce
Spaghetti con Polpettine di Carne
Spaghetti pasta with mini meatballs and tomato sauce
Spaghetti alla Bolognese
Spaghetti pasta, meat sauce, shaved Pecorino Romano cheese
Penne con Salsiccia
Local craft sausage, onions, roasted sweet peppers, tomato sauce
Pasta Carbonara
Linguini pasta, onions, garlic, peas, prosciutto, bacon, scrambled egg and Pecorino Romano
Pasta alla Vodka
Penne pasta, butter, garlic, shallots, onions, bacon, tomato-cream sauce
Chicken Alfredo
Homemade fettuccine, chicken breast, garlic, Alfredo sauce
Lasagna al Forno
Homemade pasta, meat sauce, fresh mozzarella, ricotta, Parmesan cheese and tomato sauce
Penne Pasta al Forno
Penne pasta baked with Italian sausage, ricotta, Parmesan cheese and tomato sauce
Manicotti
Homemade pasta stuffed with ricotta , parmesan cheese, fresh herbs, baked in tomato sauce
Melanzane alla Parmigiana
Layers of breaded eggplant covered with tomato sauce, mozzarella and served with homemade pasta

Pesce (Seafood)

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Cioppino
Seafood combination of shrimp, mussels, clams, squid, and scallops cooked in tomato cream sauce or garlic. Served over homemade spaghetti
Gamberi Fra Diavolo
Blackened jumbo shrimp, onions, garlic, salsa aurora and homemade linguini pasta
Salmone di la Casa
Fillet of salmon, jumbo shrimp, sautéed onions, fresh tomatoes and served with risotto and broccoli
Salmone alla Griglia
Filet of salmon grilled in lemon butter sauce and served with mixed vegetables
Pasta con Cozze Nere
Sautéed mussels, garlic and shallots with tomato or garlic sauce over homemade linguini pasta
Pasta alla Vongole
Homemade spaghetti with sautéed Manila clams, garlic, onions and tomato or garlic sauce
Pasta con Gamberi e Capesante
Penne pasta with jumbo shrimp, sea scallops and cream sauce
Tilapia alla Pizzaiola
Fillet of tilapia cooked with garlic, black olives, capers and tomato sauce. Served with homemade linguini
Risotto con Capesante
Arborio rice cooked with sea scallops, garlic, onions, zucchini, fresh cherry tomatoes, cream sauce and topped with shaved Parmesan cheese

Pollo (chicken)

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Pollo alla Parmigiana
Breaded chicken breast topped with tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella and served with your choice of linguini pasta or vegetables
Pollo alla Marsala
Chicken breast sautéed with mushrooms, onions, Marsala wine and served with garlic-butter linguini
Pollo Piccata
Breast of chicken sautéed in lemon-butter sauce and capers. Served with your choice of linguini pasta or vegetables
Pollo con Salcicia
Chicken breast, Italian sausage, green peppers, onions, black olives and tomato sauce. Served with penne pasta
Pollo alla Fiorentina
Chicken breast sautéed with garlic, butter, white wine and topped with baby spinach. Served with homemade linguini

Soup and Salads

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Soup Of The Day

Sides
Caesar Salad or House Salad
Beet  Salad
Roasted red beet, baby mixed greens and walnuts with vino cotto vinegar
Insalata Mista
Mixed greens harvest, tomatoes, red onions and radicchio with balsamic vinaigrette
Classic Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce, house croutons, shaved parmesan cheese with Caesar dressing
Grilled Chicken Salad
House mixed greens, tomatoes, green peppers, avocado, house vinaigrette
Grilled Salmon Salad
Baby spinach, tomatoes, red peppers, onions, hard-boiled egg, honey mustard dressing

Vitello (Veal)

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Vitello alla Marsala
Veal scaloppini sautéed with onions, mushrooms, Marsala wine and served with homemade linguini
Vitello alla Parmigiana
Breaded veal covered with mozzarella, tomato sauce and served with homemade linguini
Vitello alla Piccata
Veal scaloppini sautéed with lemon-butter sauce, capers and served with homemade pasta
Vitello alla Romana
Veal scaloppini sautéed in lemon-butter sauce, Italian prosciutto, mozzarella cheese Served with homemade linguini
Vitello alla Sorrentina
Veal medallions topped with eggplant, shredded mozzarella and cooked in sherry wine cream sauce. Served with roasted mixed vegetables

Wood-Fired Pizzas

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(approximately 11")
Alla Baronessa
Crushed tomato, fresh mozzarella, olive oil
Napoletana
Crushed tomato, fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, basil, olive oil
Classic Pepperoni
Crushed tomato, fresh mozzarella, margherita pepperoni, Italian seasoning
Rughetta Parmigiana
Fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, basil pesto, arugula and shaved parmesan cheese
Aglio e Funghi
Fresh mozzarella, fontina cheese, cremini mushrooms, caramelized onions and garlic
Salsiccia
Crushed tomato, fresh mozzarella, Italian sausage and Kalamata olives
Spinaci
Baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, Alfredo sauce, garlic
Angelo's Special
Crushed tomato, Italian sausage, garlic, fontina cheese, red Fresno & bell peppers
Gude Goody
Meat ragu, meatballs, pepperoni and fontina cheese
Pesto Calzone
Fresh mozzarella, ricotta, Parmesan cheese, basil oil, and tomato sauce
Carne Calzone
Fresh mozzarella, spicy chorizo, bacon, Parmesan cheese and marinara sauce

 

LUNCH MENU

Salads*

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Mixed Green Salad - $7.95
Mixed greens, tomatoes, red onions, radicchio and carrots with balsamic vinaigrette
Caesar Salad - $7.95
Romaine lettuce, house crotons, shaved Parmesan cheese with classic Caesar Dressing

*add grilled chicken $4.00 |*add grilled salmon $8.00

Panini

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served with French fries or salad
Carne Panino - $12.95
Flat iron steak sautéed with onion, mushrooms, melted provolone cheese
Chicken Pesto Panino - $10.95
Grilled breast of chicken, tomato, onion, lettuce, basil pesto, provolone cheese
Caprese Panino - $10.95
Tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, vino cotto drizzle
Italian Panino - $10.95
Salami piccante, prosciutto, tomato, lettuce, chipotle aioli

Pastas

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Pasta Verde - $10.95
Spinach tagliatelle, Brussels sprouts, tomatoes, onions, basil oil, aurora sauce
Spaghetti alla Bolognese -$10.95
Spaghetti pasta with meat ragu
Eggplant alla Parmigiana - $10.95
Baked eggplant covered with tomato sauce, mozzarella, Parmesan and tomato sauce
Lasagna - $10.95
Baked home-made pasta, meat ragu, rocotta cheese, mozzarella, Parmesan and tomato sauce
Manicotti - $10.95
Home-made pasta stuffed with ricotta cheese, Parmesan, baked in tomato sauce
Pollo alla Parmigiana - $10.95
Breaded chicken breast with tomato sauce, mozzarella, served with linguini pasta
Pollo alla Marsala - $10.95
Breast of chicken sautéed with Marsala wine, cremini mushrooms and served with linguini pasta

Wood-fired Pizzas*

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Alla Baronessa - $9.95
Crushed tomato, fresh mozzarella
Napoletana - $10.95
Crushed tomato, mozzarella di buffalo, basil, olive oil
Classic Pepperoni - $10.95
Crushed tomato, fresh mozzarella, margherita pepperoni
Rughetta Parmigiano - $10.95
Fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil, pesto, arugula, shaved Parmesan

*pizza of the day for $9.95 including 1 soft drink

PIZZA

Alla Baronessa

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Crushed tomato, fresh mozzarella, olive oil

Angelo’s Special

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Crushed tomato, Italian sausage, garlic, fontina cheese, red Fresno & bell peppers

Carne Calzone

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Fresh mozzarella, spicy chorizo, bacon, parmesan cheese and marinara sauce

Classic Pepperoni

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Crushed tomato, fresh mozzarella, margherita pepperoni, Italian seasoning

Agglio e Funghi

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Fresh mozzarella, fontina cheese, cremini mushrooms, caramelized onions and garlic

Gude Goody

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Meat ragu, meatballs, pepperoni and fontina cheese

Napoletana

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Crushed tomato, fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, basil, olive oil

Pesto Calzone

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Fresh mozzarella, ricotta, Parmesan cheese, basil oil and tomato sauce

Rughetta Parmigiano

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Fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, basil pesto, arugula, shaved parmesan cheese

Salsiccia

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Crushed tomato, fresh mozzarella, Italian sausage and Kalamata olives

Spinaci

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Baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, Alfredo sauce, garlic

FOR BAMBINI

Cheese Ravioli

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Ravioli with crushed tomato sauce or butter

Cheese Pizza

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with crushed tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella

Penne Pasta

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Pasta with tomato sauce or butter

Pepperoni Pizza

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Crushed tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella and pepperoni

Root Beer Float

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Sprecher root beer with vanilla ice cream

Spaghetti con Polpette

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Spaghetti with mini meatballs and crushed tomato sauce

DESSERTS

Cannoli alla Siciliana

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Pastry shell filled with creamy ricotta cheese. Topped with chocolate syrup

 

Cheesecake

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The New York style cheesecake served with whipped cream and strawberry topping

 

Chocolate Mousse

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A light and creamy chocolate mousse topped with whipped cream and maraschino cherry

 

Chocolate Temptation

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Layers of rich chocolate cake made with cocoa from Ecuador. Filled with chocolate mousse and hazelnut crunch. Served with whipped cream and strawberry

 

Gelato and Sorbet

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Passion Fruit Sorbet | Amarena Cherry Gelato | Vanilla Bean Gelato | Dulce de Leche (caramel) Gelato | Pistachio Gelato |

Panna Cotta

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Panna Cotta is a classic Italian dessert. Sweetened cream thickened with gelatin.

 

Rum Cake

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Homemade sponge cake, soaked in rum infused syrup, whipped cream and almonds

 

Spumoni Ice Cream

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A combination of three ice cream, Amarena cherry, pistachio and caramel. Topped with whipped cream and chocolate syrup

  

Tiramisu

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A homemade light cake infused with coffee, coffee liqueur, whipped cream and mascarpone

 

BRUNCH

Coming Soon…

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