Baltimore, MD 21202
Cinghiale offers two different atmospheres for you to enjoy our fine dining establishment.
The Osteria at Cinghiale has the feel of an elegant tavern with white table-cloths and mahogany and leather banquettes. It features a large farm table for a special family-style dining experience.
The Enoteca at Cinghiale celebrates the modern Italian table. It is designed to be a playful section of the restaurant, as well as a gathering place. The space has a lively urban bustle that features rich woods, wrought iron chandeliers and a handcrafted marble tile floor. Adjacent to the main bar is a Salumeria that features traditional meats, cheeses and antipasti.
The menu is complimented by an over 500 label wine list that features Northern and Central Italian wines. World of Fine Wine magazine recognized Cinghiale for having one of the best wine lists in the world for 2016. Outdoor seating is available, weather permitting.
Italian, Contemporary Italian
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 5pm-9pm
S Exeter St
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary Valet Parking; cars are parked in a private, gated lot or in a garage. Limited street parking is also available.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Half-price Cellar Raid: 50% off full bottle purchases every Tuesday in the Enoteca. The nationally recognized Italian wine list was recognized by Food & Wine magazine as one of the best in the country. Classic Italian Supper: $29pp 3-course Italian Supper available 7 nights a week.
Chef Julian Marucci's modern Italian cuisine paired with a nationally recognized, award-winning wine list, is set in richly appointed rooms perfect for family celebrations, business entertaining and other receptions of varying sizes.
Cinghiale Ratings and Reviews
I have eaten at Cinghiale at least 6 tim ...
I have eaten at Cinghiale at least 6 times and I was mildly disappointed with this dinner. The dishes I ordered didn't meet the high standard to which I have become accustomed. Perhaps I chose poorly. The waiter recommended a great cocktail and a very good glass of wine.
This was one of the best meals we've had ...
This was one of the best meals we've had in a while. We both had the roasted chicken wrapped in, I believe, prosciutto. It was accompanied by a delicious polenta and sage butter. The bar was very appealing and crowded. The restaurant itself looked out over the Inner Harbour. We will definitely be back here.
I was in Baltimore and needed a place to ...
I was in Baltimore and needed a place to eat that was within walking distance of my hotel. I thought this looked interesting. Unlike another restaurant that wouldn't allow a single person to make a reservation, Cinghiale had no problem accommodating someone eating alone. I ended up ordering the restaurant week menu. Unlike some other restaurant week menus I've had the portions were enough. The Bronzino was probably the best I've had (filleted with fennel, blood orange, and olives). The salad was good, and the ricotta cheese cake with morello cherry compote was exquisite. There were wine pairings available, and they went appropriately with the food. All in all, it was a lovely meal for one.
As for service, a woman dining alone is sometimes put by the kitchen and ignored. Here the service was attentive without being pushy. There was enough time between courses to digest without feeling like I'd been forgotten. Too often, a person dining alone is hurried out. This didn't happen.
I chose to eat in the Enoteca and the noise was a little more than I prefer, but overall this was an outstanding dining experience.
Our Server, Jenna, was extremely profess ...
Our Server, Jenna, was extremely professional and friendly. The soup and salad portions were on the small side while our small plates of pasta were what we expected. Our ravioli were a bit undercooked on the edges on the pasta, but I would prefer undercooked to overcooked. The foie gras was my favorite! We sat in the dining room vs. the bar dining area and it was quiet and romantic.
Cinghiale is part of the Foreman/Wolf re ...
Cinghiale is part of the Foreman/Wolf restaurant group and as such it is a safe bet to expect a thoroughly professional operation. With a few exceptions that was the case the evening we went. Wine list was expertly chosen and offered a wide range of wines at fair prices from the moderate to the very expensive. There is a tasting menu with wine pairings offered but we opted to order both food and wine a la carte. The meal started out very well indeed. A mousse of rabbit liver was all that one could ask--smooth and delicate yet full of complexity and flavor. Equally good was the restaurant's take on the famous Piedmontese dish known as "Bagna Cauda". Although it was a bit creamier than the traditional recipe it, nonetheless, possessed all the flavor components of the original. Less successful were the two pasta courses. "Tajarin" (Piedmontese thin ribbon noodles) were advertised as dressed with white truffle butter. Although appropriately buttery they were overly salted and lacked even a hint of truffle--either in the taste or the smell. Pretty unforgivable at $20 a half portion A dish of "Agnolotti al Plin" also a Piedmontese dish of small cushions of pasta filled with braised short rib and dressed with the braising liquid was marred by the pasta being overly al dente and consequently dry and somewhat tough. The contents were also a touch dry. I have had the dish in Italy and at Batali's Del Posto in New York. In each instance the small pillows were delicate and flavorful with a rich moist filling. Things improved considerably with the main courses: A meltingly rare magret of duck in a flavorful wine reduced sauce and a perfectly executed filet of Branzino. A slice of Sicilian Cake did not impress while Timballo, a confection stuffed stuffed with spiced pears, was outstanding. Service was very good overall.
The service was impeccable. The cocktail ...
The service was impeccable. The cocktails, turnip soup and calamari appetizer were delicious. We thought the two pasta dishes we ordered were interesting and flavorful. The short rib entree that we shared was odd. The short rib meat was compressed into a dense square. It almost looked like a brownie. The flavor was okay, and the potato succotash was slightly sweet and a good balance to the meat.
What always strikes us when eating at Ci ...
What always strikes us when eating at Cinghiale -- and we've been there well over a dozen times over the years -- is that every bite counts: it's the choice of flavors and scents, as much as the way they are presented that makes dining here such an exquisite experience, without pomp and circumstance. There may not be such a thing as the perfect meal, but this is about as close as one can get, at least to our taste buds. And without breaking the bank.
Consistently one of our favorites. Cingh ...
Consistently one of our favorites. Cinghiale never disappoints. It's not cheap, but quality seldom is.
W went for New Year's Eve. We had the veil crudo and the goose terrine, the lobster ravioli and the tajarin (pasta) with guinea fowl ragu , the NY strip steak and the sicilian cake. The food was wonderful. We left full, but not stuffed.
I like that the chef continues to take risks with unusual dishes like the veil crudo and the tajarin with guinea fowl ragu. It's always nice to have some new and unexpected surprises on the menu.
Great food and service as always. One of Baltimore's restaurant gems.
We did the New Year's Eve menu and had a ...
We did the New Year's Eve menu and had a delightful time. One of us asked the waiter to select the courses that they were most excited by. Everything was terrific, some of it breathtaking. We'd definitely do this again.
What a fabulous place! Food was spectac ...
What a fabulous place! Food was spectacular, but the service was beyond good. I wanted a special aperitif that they did not stock, but they went across the street to the Charleston for it. Portions were just right, not skimpy but not overwhelming. Everything on the plate was cooked to perfection. I had the lamb, which was great. The only minor thing was that the ice water had no ice, so it came out of the pitcher cool. However, I am sure if we had commented, it would have been rectified immediately. On top of everything, the prices were beyond reasonable for what we got. We definitely need to go again.
Second Christmas Eve at Cinghiale and th ...
Second Christmas Eve at Cinghiale and this visit just didn't hit the mark. The restaurant looked like it was just any other night. No real 'holiday' spirit or decor. Even the napkins were the "standard orange" making it not feel like such a special night.
The service was a tad off too, just felt like there was not that excellence of the past. The bar area looked a tad worn. I was simply taken a bit with the change in atmosphere.
The food is still top notch, so I think it was just and atmosphere feeling that surprised me. May try somewhere else next Christmas Eve...
I usually love Cinghiale. We have gone t ...
I usually love Cinghiale. We have gone there many times before. We went on Christmas Eve just like we did last year. The service was slow. I order the beet and brussel sprout salad because I love beest and brussel sprouts. It was $15 and it came with 5 little slices of beets and 5 leaves of brussel sprouts. It also came with a chunk of soft cheese that was pretty tasteless. Not a good value! I ordered the squid pasta with crab and that was very good. I was disappointed my meal but I will probably be back again. They have a great wine list.
We had a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner. ...
We had a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner. Our server was very helpful and attentive, and the prosciutto and baked apple salad was outstanding. The dessert (ricotta cheesecake) is not to be missed! Will hopefully return very soon!
Cinghiale does not disappoint. The food ...
Cinghiale does not disappoint. The food was outstanding as always. We were there on Christmas Eve and it seemed they were a bit short handed, but the service was nevertheless attentive and very satisfactory. A couple of courses took a bit longer to come out than they should have, but it didn't impact our enjoyment of this evening.
Excellent service!! Timing of meal was p ...
Excellent service!! Timing of meal was perfect. We have never had a waiter taste the wine before serving it. The food was amazing, very creative Feast of Seven Fishes for Christmas Eve. The whole dining experience was amazing and was just what we wanted for a special dinner with our family. Food, Service, Ambiance = the Holy Trinity of dining
Christmas Eve at Cinghiale -- a lot nois ...
Christmas Eve at Cinghiale -- a lot noisier than expected
We have a tradition of going out for dinner for Christmas Eve as my husband's birthday is Christmas Day and this allows us to celebrate his birthday outside of the holiday hustle. My parents -- both 85+ -- were coming into town and we thought the Osteria would be a nice place for us to visit. While my husband and I love to eat in the Enoteca we thought all the hard surfaces would make it difficult for my somewhat hearing-impaired parents. Unfortunately, the dining room on the west side of the restaurant completely filled up with some very "energetic" celebrants. I probably should have asked to be moved but didn't want to uproot my folks.
The food, as always, was fabulous -- and the wine great. We had a drink at the fabulous bar first and the service was first class and fun.
Will definitely ask for a table in the quietest part of the restaurant if I find myself in this situation again.
Food was wonderful as usual; however, th ...
Food was wonderful as usual; however, the service was a bit off, it seems they may have been understaffed. e.g. one of our dinner plates arrived 5 minutes after the others with no explanation, the requested bread never arrived...
Cinghiale food from appetizer to desert ...
Cinghiale food from appetizer to desert was excellent. Portions were "right sized", the way we like it. Menu offers half portions on many items.. so you can taste several items. Extensive wine menu.. misses splits and by the glass list is small.
Service was excellent without being intrusive.
Would recommend to anyone looking for a special dinner.
Have been there once before and the serv ...
Have been there once before and the service was amazing! This time our waiter made us feel rushed and like we were wasting his time. He took no time to discuss the menu or give suggestions and was annoyed and rude when we didn't have drinks in mind immediately after sitting.
The ambiance at Chingiale is warm, cozy, ...
The ambiance at Chingiale is warm, cozy, and romantic. They have a great bar where you can have a drink before sitting down for dinner. Bar service is excellent. The service is wonderful and we had a great time with friends for our holiday dinner. I would recommend to anyone that is looking for a warm and cozy dinner setting to celebrate alone or with friends and amazing food. We were very pleased with the menu selection.
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