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
My wife requested dinner here for her bi ...
My wife requested dinner here for her birthday. Parking and access were easy. The food was very good and reasonable for a special occasion event. The desert was fabulous. All of our six person party enjoyed the evening.
We are big fans of the foreman wolf rest ...
We are big fans of the foreman wolf restaurants. They offer varied dining experiences between price and menu; consistent delivery of quality.
I recommend them on a regular basis. It's clear they take pride in their operations and service to the customer.
Came here for a girls night after massag ...
Came here for a girls night after massages at the Four Seasons. Our server, Amy B. was beyond accommodating. We had trouble deciding what to order. She asked us what we were interesting in trying and that she would create us an economically-friendly tasting menu. She even helped us pick out a great wine! We enjoyed everything we ordered. We will be back!
I had heard great things about this rest ...
I had heard great things about this restaurant, it also is on Baltimore's top 50. We were seated in the bar side (did ask upon reservations, however, if you have never been there you do not know to request dining room vs bar room). Server was horrible, first time there, did not explain the menus at all-where you can get courses, wine with courses. When I asked about wines she said they were by region/I don't know Italy regions- I just wanted to know which ones were red/white??? We were enjoying a night out and kept hurrying us to order and told us there was a party of 50 and didn't want us to get stuck behind them. Oh & the party of 50, we were at a bar table right behind the party rooms-they had wine service set up for them right outside the rooms at a table and the people in the party stood outside the rooms -it was SO loud I could not hear the 3 other people at my booth ( I am 44 and felt like an 84 year old lady who couldn't hear anything). I would not recommend this restaurant & would not come back.
We did the prix fixe and wine pairings. ...
We did the prix fixe and wine pairings. Charcuterie and foie gras apps were great. My pasta course (risotto) was good, my husbands (mint pasta w lamb) was lukewarm and a bit bland. Both mains (halibut & duck) were both great. Husbands desert (cheesecake) was bland w mealy pears whereas my chocolate bombe was perfection. Service was a bit informal for the ambiance and price tag. Overall a good experience.
A decent meal not great but not bad.... ...
A decent meal not great but not bad.... with so many good choices nearby I would try another place on the inner harbor next time. Staff that we had was pretty snooty and took themselves VERY seriously.
Starters were good (charteruie and grilled calamari) main course (halibut and salmon) were fine but nothing amazing.
It was not our best meal at Cinghiale, b ...
It was not our best meal at Cinghiale, but the owner communicated with us right away and wants to make it right. I hope so - this place is absolutely gorgeous, and every other time I've dined there, the food and wine were exceptional. The wine again was great, the service attentive, and the surroundings beautiful. But the food arrived lukewarm to cool on the appetizers (two orders of foie gras) and the lamb and magret of duck entree. The halibut was on the dry side (but tasty). The fourth entree was great. Although the quality of the food was excellent, the portion size has gotten smaller. The lamb and duck entrees had four or five slices of meat, a forkful of swiss chard, a teaspoon of sauce to decorate the plate (two cherries on the duck) and nothing else. For $30+ should have some substance. Desserts were fantastic.
We had a good time and the food was deli ...
We had a good time and the food was delicious. The only problem was our waiter was overly tied up with a larger party and seemed to forget about us. We had to ask for our appetizer to come and my son did a wine paring for his birthday and had to ask for the main meal wine to be served with his dinner. I also was hoping that they would light a candle with his dessert but nothing happened . He didn't mind that he missed the attention . All in all we had a good experience and would come back to celebrate and dine again .
The main dining room is lovely- with lar ...
The main dining room is lovely- with large windows, beautiful light fixtures, and airy elegance. The staff is attentive and well timed. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The salad with fresh figs was amazing . The halibut entree was delicious and my daughter enjoyed her salmon. The dishes were innovative and beautifully presented. We dined here on a Saturday night and the restaurant was a bit noisy, as there were several birthdays and larger parties celebrating that evening.
I went there for my birthday with my fam ...
I went there for my birthday with my family. The food was outstanding and very creative. We met Chef again and he stopped by a second time to check on the Special Treat he sent out. The service was exceptional with perfect timing between courses. The general manager also stopped by to make sure the evening was perfect. A complimentary dessert topped things off.
We cannot wait to go back. It is definitely the best restaurant in Baltimore!
We really loved the cocktails and the wi ...
We really loved the cocktails and the wine especially talking with the very knowledgeable sommelier. We were a little disappointed in the food which was good but not great as we had been expecting. The desserts were fantastic however. We are willing to give it another try.
Fantastic dinner at this place. The foo ...
Fantastic dinner at this place. The food is delicious, the service is professional and elegant, and the restaurant and bar are beautiful. The tables are close together, so I recommend visiting on a weeknight or for dinner on Sunday if you want a more intimate environment. Use the valet parking. Bring enough money and enjoy the hell out of this place.
We always take advantage of Tuesday nigh ...
We always take advantage of Tuesday night's "half-price bottles of wine". The option of trying an entrée as a half-portion is a very good option. The home made pastas are always delicious. The black squid ink pasta was excellent.
Cinghiale has it all! I will absolutely ...
Cinghiale has it all! I will absolutely be dining here again. I was a little hesitant at first because the prices of the food are very high, but the 4 course pre-fixe meal was an amazing deal. Every dish me and my girlfriend order was beautifully plated, and packed with flavor. There was so much depth of flavor in every dish from start to finish. Our server was great. He had an extensive knowledge of the menu, and even though he was very busy we were always tended to properly.
Usually love this restaurant. The evenin ...
Usually love this restaurant. The evening was tough. Service had people rushing around...but doing nothing. Took ages to get the main course, and two plates were dried out from extensive time under warming lights. The recommended wine was out of stock, and the coffee was cold.
First time back after 2 years...and the last
This restaurant had been on my to-do lis ...
This restaurant had been on my to-do list for some time. The occasion was my lady friend's birthday. We booked early on a Saturday to cut down on noise exposure, but by the time we finished, the restaurant was full and getting loud. Our two dishes were different, and mine was more satisfactory than my date's. The waiter brought a complimentary replacement, then didn't charge anything for her meal. We really appreciated that attention. I came away with a great appreciation for the variety and quality of the food and its preparation. I will definitely go again, more probably on a week night.
First time at Cinghiale and we loved it! ...
First time at Cinghiale and we loved it!! From start to finish everything we ordered off the menu ran from good to great. Most of the menu, except for the Piatti Principali courses, changes daily so I won't go into all the specifics (except to say that both the soup and Lasagna were perfect). The only items that weren't great were the desserts, which were good.
Since the weather was nice we sat outside. While not exactly on the water, it's across the street from a small park which is on the water, and the view was nice. I'd describe the interior decor as warm and sophisticated. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and her recommendations were spot on. Their bartender was also extremely friendly and courteous. The only thing that I could complain about was that the house Chianti was mediocre at best. This place isn't cheap, but you definitely get value for the $$ you're spending. We don't live in Baltimore, but will definitely go back the next time we're in town.
Once again, Cinghiale provides divine fl ...
Once again, Cinghiale provides divine flavors and textures well as excellent hospitality. My guest and I had the 4 course price fixe meal, and she had the accompanying wine pairings. The first bite of every course let to soft groans and rolled eyes. The porcelet with figs, carrots, and radicchio was satisfying choice: tender and meaty and perfectly sauced. It was preceded by risotto with mushrooms and snails, an unusual combination I enjoyed.
It couldn't have been a nicer evening (unless the rowdy party of 12 had left earlier.)
Our experience was disappointing compare ...
Our experience was disappointing compared to previous visits. The service was very slow, and a couple of errors occurred with our order being incorrect.
Some of the pasta dishes were barely warm and one had the pasta clumped together like it was not rinsed properly.
All in all I felt the quality and service were mediocore and the food overpriced for the portion size and quality.
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