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
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.
Our meals were very good. The server was ...
Our meals were very good. The server was attentive and competent. The entrees were wild boar ragout and sausage stuffed pasta. Both were tasty and the fresh pasta was cooked just right. Overall, a very pleasant dining experience. Definitely, we will return soon.
We had a wonderful meal with interesting ...
We had a wonderful meal with interesting wine pairings. They have a prix fixe menu (since it is an Italian restaurant they use the Italian version which I cant remember). You can pick from almost anything on the menu which is nice. For an extra $30 per person they will pair a different wine with each course instead of just getting a bottle of a single wine. I thought the $30 was a bit high for the amount of wine you get but the pairings were very interesting and tasty and we enjoyed it very much.
Each course was delightful, with delicate flavors. The tart that my wife had for dessert was a good as any I have had in France.
Beautiful restaurant with an extensive m ...
Beautiful restaurant with an extensive menu. The $62 four-course prix fixe, while not cheap, was most excellent in quality. The Affetatti Misti (a $6 supplement) was a beautiful charcuterie plate garnished with fresh fruits and pickles. The squid ink bucatini was top-notch, tender pasta with shredded octopus meat. The salmon was rich and delicate, with a thin crisp crust. Top it off with the bombe ("chocolate bomb"), comprised of chocolate mousse and Nutella. The bruschetta, lasagna and gnocchi were also well-liked. Pricy, but all diners were equally satisfied with the quality and portion size. Would not hesitate to dine here again.
We loved Cinghaile so much that we broug ...
We loved Cinghaile so much that we brought my brother and his wife with us to try it.
It's always bustling which adds to the charm and while wine service and food did take quite a long time, they were prompt to acknowledge it (without us having to ask or complain) and offered us complimentary cheese plate, etc. which was delicious (we'll certainly order that next time!) The pastas were delicious as were all of our entrees and desserts. Definitely, one of our favorites in Baltimore.
We were seated outside on a gorgeous nig ...
We were seated outside on a gorgeous night with stars in the harbor lapping at the seawall. Our waitstaff was outstanding and incredibly attentive. We had inventive foods served from the fixed-price menu and you cannot go wrong by ordering whatever your waitstaff recommends! The heirloom tomato salad was divine. The squid ink pasta was delicious. Everything we ate was outstanding.
Service was good. Food tasted good but ...
Service was good. Food tasted good but portions were too small. Descriptions in menu of items were not the same as how waiter described them. One interesting (and delicious) corn-based meal came out more like a stew or soup rather than a solid meal as suggested in the menu. Disappointing and left me hungry. Also, I thought for what we got, the prices were too high. The specialty drinks were very good. Nice presentation, good taste and seasonally appropriate. I will probably not go back soon however. I would try other restaurants in the area first. Place was clean however and had a high-class feel to it.
I have been eating here for personal and ...
I have been eating here for personal and business for years. Always delivers. Great rooms for business group dinners and presentations. Very accommodating for medical industry events that are subject to PHARMA and ADVAMED price limitiations.
Magnificent. Innovative and excellent ...
Magnificent. Innovative and excellent cuisine. Incredible service. Amazing wines. This was one of the finest restaurants I have ever eaten in, maybe THE finest, and that is saying a lot: I grew up in New York, lived in Chicago, and have been to almost every major city in the USA. I have eaten in many wonderful establishments. But Cinghiale is dining par excellence. Kudos to management, chefs, staff, etal. You all gave my husband and I a most memorable anniversary. When considering cost vis-a-vis quality, Cinghiale is actually a bargain.
We will be returning.
Cinghiale is an excellent restaurant. We ...
Cinghiale is an excellent restaurant. We always eat in the Enoteca (bar area) as it is a little less formal than the dining room. The service is immaculate with staff attention only when you need it. The pace is renowned for its Italian wine list so it's fun to do a multiple course prix fixed supper with wine pairings selected by the restaurant.
I could go there and tell them to bring me some food and I'm positive I would love it - whatever they brought.
The menu changes so it may not be worth ...
The menu changes so it may not be worth mentioning specific dishes. That said, it is the first place that made chicken the winning dish. It was AMAZING! In a prior visit, the pulled pork gnocchi was incredible but I haven't seen it on the menu since.
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