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 - $12.95
Prosciutto, Genoa salami, fontina cheese, fresh mozzarella, pepperoncini peppers, quince jam
Charred Brussels Sprouts - $8.95
Wood-fired Brussels sprouts, onions, garlic with balsamic drizzle and garlic aioli
Melanzane Ripiene - $8.95
Prosciutto and mozzarella cheese wrapped with thin sliced eggplant
Arancini alla Siciliana - $6.95
Arborio rice balls stuffed with fresh mozzarella served with homemade tomato sauce
Zuppa di Cozze Nere - $10.95
Mussels sautéed with butter, garlic, shallots and tomato sauce or garlic sauce
Calamari Fritti - $9.95
Crispy light battered calamari with tomato sauce or house aioli
Calamari Affogati - $9.95
Sautéed squid with garlic, white wine and tomato sauce
Bruschetta - $7.95
Homemade crostini topped with chopped tomato confit, micro herbs, shaved Parmesan cheese

Pasta

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Pasta Verde - $19.95
Homemade spinach noodles , jumbo shrimp, charred Brussels sprouts, zucchini, onions, tomato cream sauce
Spaghetti con Polpettine di Carne - $16.95
Spaghetti pasta with mini meatballs and tomato sauce
Spaghetti alla Bolognese - $16.95
Spaghetti pasta, meat sauce, shaved Pecorino Romano cheese
Penne con Salsiccia - $18.95
Local craft sausage, onions, roasted sweet peppers, tomato sauce
Pasta Carbonara - $17.95
Linguini pasta, onions, garlic, peas, prosciutto, bacon, scrambled egg and Pecorino Romano
Pasta alla Vodka - $17.95
Penne pasta, butter, garlic, shallots, onions, bacon, tomato-cream sauce
Chicken Alfredo - $18.95
Homemade fettuccine, chicken breast, garlic, Alfredo sauce
Lasagna al Forno - $16.95
Homemade pasta, meat sauce, fresh mozzarella, ricotta, Parmesan cheese and tomato sauce
Penne Pasta al Forno - $18.95
Penne pasta baked with Italian sausage, ricotta, Parmesan cheese and tomato sauce
Manicotti - $16.95
Homemade pasta stuffed with ricotta , parmesan cheese, fresh herbs, baked in tomato sauce
Melanzane alla Parmigiana - $16.95
Layers of breaded eggplant covered with tomato sauce, mozzarella and served with homemade pasta

Pesce (Seafood)

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Cioppino - $25.95
Seafood combination of shrimp, mussels, clams, squid, and scallops cooked in tomato cream sauce or garlic. Served over homemade spaghetti
Gamberi Fra Diavolo - $21.95
Blackened jumbo shrimp, onions, garlic, salsa aurora and homemade linguini pasta
Salmone di la Casa - $23.95
Fillet of salmon, jumbo shrimp, sautéed onions, fresh tomatoes and served with risotto and broccoli
Salmone alla Griglia - $21.95
Filet of salmon grilled in lemon butter sauce and served with mixed vegetables
Pasta con Cozze Nere - $21.95
Sautéed mussels, garlic and shallots with tomato or garlic sauce over homemade linguini pasta
Pasta alla Vongole - $21.95
Homemade spaghetti with sautéed Manila clams, garlic, onions and tomato or garlic sauce
Pasta con Gamberi e Capesante - $23.95
Penne pasta with jumbo shrimp, sea scallops and cream sauce
Tilapia alla Pizzaiola - $21.95
Fillet of tilapia cooked with garlic, black olives, capers and tomato sauce. Served with homemade linguini
Risotto con Capesante - $23.95
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 - $18.95
Breaded chicken breast topped with tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella and served with your choice of linguini pasta or vegetables
Pollo alla Marsala - $18.95
Chicken breast sautéed with mushrooms, onions, Marsala wine and served with garlic-butter linguini
Pollo Piccata - $18.95
Breast of chicken sautéed in lemon-butter sauce and capers. Served with your choice of linguini pasta or vegetables
Pollo con Salsiccia - $21.95
Chicken breast, Italian sausage, green peppers, onions, black olives and tomato sauce. Served with penne pasta
Pollo alla Fiorentina - $18.95
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 - $6.95

Sides - $3.50
Caesar Salad or House Salad
Beet  Salad - $7.95
Roasted red beet, baby mixed greens and walnuts with vino cotto vinegar
Insalata Mista - $7.95
Mixed greens harvest, tomatoes, red onions and radicchio with balsamic vinaigrette
Classic Caesar Salad - $7.95
Romaine lettuce, house croutons, shaved parmesan cheese with Caesar dressing
Grilled Chicken Salad - $16.95
House mixed greens, tomatoes, green peppers, avocado, house vinaigrette
Grilled Salmon Salad - $19.95
Baby spinach, tomatoes, red peppers, onions, hard-boiled egg, honey mustard dressing

Vitello (Veal)

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Vitello alla Marsala - $21.95
Veal scaloppini sautéed with onions, mushrooms, Marsala wine and served with homemade linguini
Vitello alla Parmigiana - $21.95
Breaded veal covered with mozzarella, tomato sauce and served with homemade linguini
Vitello alla Piccata - $21.95
Veal scaloppini sautéed with lemon-butter sauce, capers and served with homemade pasta
Vitello alla Romana - $23.95
Veal scaloppini sautéed in lemon-butter sauce, Italian prosciutto, mozzarella cheese Served with homemade linguini
Vitello alla Sorrentina - $23.95
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 - $11.95
Crushed tomato, fresh mozzarella, olive oil
Napoletana - $13.95
Crushed tomato, fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, basil, olive oil
Classic Pepperoni - $13.95
Crushed tomato, fresh mozzarella, margherita pepperoni, Italian seasoning
Rughetta Parmigiana - $13.95
Fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, basil pesto, arugula and shaved parmesan cheese
Aglio e Funghi - $15.95
Fresh mozzarella, fontina cheese, cremini mushrooms, caramelized onions and garlic
Salsiccia - $15.95
Crushed tomato, fresh mozzarella, Italian sausage and Kalamata olives
Spinaci - $15.95
Baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, Alfredo sauce, garlic
Angelo's Special - $16.95
Crushed tomato, Italian sausage, garlic, fontina cheese, red Fresno & bell peppers
Gude Goody - $15.95
Meat ragu, meatballs, pepperoni and fontina cheese
Pesto Calzone - $15.95
Fresh mozzarella, ricotta, Parmesan cheese, basil oil, and tomato sauce
Carne Calzone - $15.95
Fresh mozzarella, spicy chorizo, bacon, Parmesan cheese and marinara sauce

 

LUNCH MENU

Tue-Fr. 11am – 3pm

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SALADS*
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 – $11.95

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Crushed tomato, fresh mozzarella, olive oil

Angelo’s Special – $16.95

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

Carne Calzone – $15.95

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

Classic Pepperoni – $13.95

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Crushed tomato, fresh mozzarella, margherita pepperoni, Italian seasoning

Aglio e Funghi – $15.95

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

Gude Goody -$15.95

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Meat ragu, meatballs, pepperoni and fontina cheese

Napoletana – $13.95

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

Pesto Calzone – $15.95

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

Rughetta e Parmigiano – $13.95

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

Salsiccia – $15.95

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Crushed tomato, fresh mozzarella, Italian sausage and Kalamata olives

Spinaci – $15.95

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

FOR BAMBINI

Cheese Ravioli – $8.95

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Ravioli with crushed tomato sauce or butter

Cheese Pizza – $8.95

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with crushed tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella

Penne Pasta – $8.95

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Pasta with tomato sauce or butter

Pepperoni Pizza – $8.95

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Crushed tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella and pepperoni

Root Beer Float – $8.95

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Sprecher root beer with vanilla ice cream

Spaghetti con Polpette – $8.95

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Spaghetti with mini meatballs and crushed tomato sauce

DESSERTS

Cannoli alla Siciliana – $5.95

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

 

Cheesecake – $6.95

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

 

Chocolate Mousse – $6.95

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

 

Chocolate Temptation – $8.95

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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 – $6.95

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

Panna Cotta – $6.95

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

 

Rum Cake – $6.95

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

 

Spumoni Ice Cream – $7.95

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

  

Tiramisu – $6.95

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

 

BRUNCH

Brunch – Sat/Sun 11am-3pm

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French Toast - $12.95
Brandy-spiked toast, cinnamon, maple syrup, two scrambled eggs and crispy bacon

Belgian waffle - $12.95
Fresh homemade waffle, maple syrup, seasonal fruit, whipped cream

Egg Parmesan - $12.95
Two eggs any style, eggplant, tomato sauce, melted mozzarella, and a side salad

Three Way - $13.95
Three eggs sunny-side up, chorizo link, crispy bacon and breakfast potatoes

Hash Ranchero - $14.95
Breakfast potatoes, three eggs sunny-side up, pinto beans, chorizo, crispy tortilla, bacon, avocado, herbed ricotta and shredded mozzarella

BYO Omelette - $13.95
Three eggs scrambled , three toppings of your choice, breakfast potatoes and side salad

Pizza Deluxe - $14.95
Marinara sauce, ricotta cheese, mozzarella, spinach, crispy prosciutto bites, sunny-side egg

Breakfast Pizza - $14.95
Fontina cheese, chicken, garlic, jalapeño pepper, bacon, parmesan and sunny-side egg