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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.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Italian, Contemporary Italian
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 11am-2pm, 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, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, 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 James Lewandowski 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
Disappointed by one of our favorite restaurants. Stopped by on a Beautiful evening on the patio for a light meal that dragged on for over two hours. Crab frisée salad, when it finally arrived, seemed undressed -- flavorless. Our server, though nice, disappeared for long stretches. So unusual for this place. What happened?
We took my father to one of his favorite restaurants for a Brunch on Father's Day. It was a huge disappointment and I don't think he will return. The entire service team was dour, brusque, and unwelcoming and tried to rush us so we could leave.
This usually outstanding restaurant was a great disappoint at a recent Sunday brunch. both the service and the food were well below what we had come to expect from this restaurant. Sincerely hope this was just a particularly "bad day" and not the new norm for this restaurant.
Always enjoy Cinghiale! We tried their fixed-price Friday night "Date Night" menu last week and had a wonderful time. The food was excellent and the portions were ample. Our server was friendly and described each of the courses in detail. The optional wines offered for pairing with the meal were a nice addition. Great value for a Friday night out! Note that the actual "Date Night" menu selections were different from the "Date Night" menu included on their web site -- so go in with an open mind and you will surely not be dissapointed.
Wow. Amazing meal. My husband, 2 small children, and I went here for dinner while in town for a conference. We sat in the wine bar area (Enoteca). Great food- I mean, really outstanding. We had the fixed price meal, which was a great deal. We had the boar salami, burrata cheese; the the pheasant ravioli and the tortellini, then the duck and the wild boar loin; finally followed by the panna cotta and the chocolate semolina tart. The staff was super accommodating and sweet with my 2 year old and made him buttered fresh pasta (which frankly was delicious-- far superior to anything I normally make at home). Highly highly recommend.
We have been here before and dined very well. This time we elected to sit on the more formal side of restaurant. While we had a grand time the service and food were uneven. Staff appropriately welcoming, but a second drink order never made it to the table. Shared antipasto and salads were slow to come - and delicious. Main course took forever - staff apologized several times. Two of the pastas were cool in temperature and way too chewy. The duck was a hit. We did receive a dessert on the house for an anniversary celebration. Hoping we just hit a bad night.
This was the second week Cinghiale was open for Sunday Brunch. We sat in the Enotecca although outside dining was available and preferred the temperature was 90 degrees by 11:30AM. We opted for inside. There were only 3 other parties. First course is buffet style ;main course and dessert are menu offerings which were excellent.
Cinghiale has always been at the top of our Baltimore favorites list and it remains there after the recent change in Executive Chef who is hitting it out of the park with a new menu that has been expanded in significant and interesting ways.
Spectacular food and stellar service! Cinghaile has a handsome professional subtle ambiance! I got all veggies and they were imaginative and perfect! My daughter got pasta filled with prosciutto and pistachios and it was amazing!
Great location and electric setting for dinner or a special event. If I divided the night into two parts it would be described as excellent at the start and disappointment in the close. We had a very attentive and knowledgeable waitperson who knew her wine and food across all areas. She was kind, considerate and initially very attentive. After we received our appetizer and first course, it all came to a sudden halt from a service perspective. She was focused on a large party or something, many different people began to interact and support our table, but it was 45 minutes from the 1st course until we received our main entree. It was as though we didn't exist and while someone finally noticed or addressed the fact that our main course had not been served, it really left a negative spin on the entire experience. The food itself is excellent, although by the time we got our entrees, it appeared that the past dishes had dried out and lost their luster. Lastly, upon receiving the bill it was incorrect, we had ordered 2 bottles of wine, 1/2 off on Tuesday and it was not handled well by the restaurant staff. I will definitely make a second trip and hope for a better overall experience.
We were in town for a convention; someone from Baltimore recommended it highly. We were not disappointed. Very nicely appointed dining room, with a classy bistro type feel (old school tile floors, wood everywhere). The food was imaginative, hearty, Northern Italian fare with an emphasis on meat and wonderfully prepared; the service was excellent. Not inexpensive, but definitely a high end Italian food experience. Will plan to come back next time we are in town.
Another delightful evening at Cinghiale. Quality service begins the moment you arrive. Chef Lewendowski's codfish appetizer was so flavorful. My wife had the chicken and I had lamb as entree. We chose the wine pairings for the evening. The wine selections are extremely good and exposes you to treat your palette to unique flavors.
Had a Sunday dinner with my father and son. Sat in the Enoteca. Service was exceptional. Main drawback was a screaming baby at a nearby table. Not the restaurant's fault but definitely distracted from the experience. Food was excellent. Fully priced.
We had a lovely time celebrating my daughter's college graduation at Cinghiale, which had been highly recommended by a friend who knows the Baltimore food scene well. We were delighted with the very high quality of service, food, menu, setting, excellent table, and more. We came for an early dinner. The menu selection was creative and superb. My only criticism is that as the evening wore on and the restaurant became more crowded, the noise level became uncomfortably high and we had a hard time hearing each other. During any future visit, I would make sure to ask about noise level and placement in a table that is likely to be quieter. We were already at such a table. Thanks for a wonderful experience!
Usually a Baltimore fav, last nights dinner was disappointing. Food was good but not as great as past visits. Waiter seemed annoyed when I was served an incorrect dish and requested what I had ordered...we always enjoyed the wine pairings but last night fell flat.
We've dined at Cinghiale several times over the last few years mostly to celebrate special occasions with family and friends. Our son graduated from Law School last Friday and this has always been one of his favorite restaurants so we thought it would be a great fit for our special evening. We arrived early and stopped by the bar for a drink. Our bartender was excellent and the wine selection is one of the best in the city! We were seated on time and handed our menus. Our daughter is a vegetarian so I made a special request when we made our reservation on Open Table and also spoke with a representative from the restaurant when she called to confirm our reservation. We were assured that the Chef was aware and could accommodate her request. Our waitress was a little stuffy and stand offish when I mentioned that our daughter really wanted to join the rest of our party by ordering from the Prezzo Fisso Menu and asked what could be substituted for one of the meat/fish courses. She said that there wasn't much they could do and that she should just order from their Ala Cart menu. My meal was supposed to have started with a green salad which sounded delicious on the menu. It was actually a purple chopped salad that was okay but not what I wanted or ordered. My next course featured an excellent tortellini with a delicate sage butter sauce. My daughter ordered gnocchi with tomatoes and Parmesan which is one of her favorite dishes. After a very very long wait between courses, our waitress came by our table and announced that the Chef was working a special version of the gnocchi and our meals would be out soon? The meals arrived but the gnocchi was not what was described on the menu, instead it was a bland plate of pasta with mushrooms, olives and no cheese. Maybe they thought she was vegan? I ordered the veal dish which had a fantastic presentation but was quite honestly the toughest piece of veal that I've had at a restaurant. Time for a new special occasion restaurant!
SERVICE WAS VERY NICE!!THE STAFF WAS VERY FRIENDLY AND KNOWLEDGEABLE ON MENU AND SPECIAL ITEMS!!HATS OFF TO THE CHEF THE FOOD WAS COOKED TO PERFECTION AND SERVED HOT ALL TOGETHER!!THIS IS HARD TO FIND IN MOST ESTABLISHMENTS!!I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE LOOKING FOR A GREAT TIME OUT ON THE NIGHT!!
Food and service were perfect as usual. This was our first time bringing our children. Lena and Amy went out of their way to make the children feel comfortable. The food and service were impeccable as usual. It was a perfect Mothers Day Brunch!
We celebrated our anniversary as a first timer here. From walking in and being greeted by Austin, to our server Amy, all the staff and the sommelier, the service was outstanding and the best we have had in Baltimore since moving here a year ago. The food was fresh, hot and tasty. The wine selection was expansive but the staff can guide you in the right direction. Seasonal foods were delicious. Ask for a corner table in the dining room-very conducive for superb conversation. Thanks!
Cinghiale never disappoints! Top notch, creative Italian Cuisine. The fixed price menu is a great deal considering you get appetizer, pasta or risotto prime serving, a variety of tantalizing main dishes and one of their great desserts. Fantastic, heavily Italian weighted wine list with some great values. Can get a little nosiy with the high ceilings, but as far as service and cuisine, this place is top notch. Certainly the best Italian dining spot in Baltimore... don't waste your time going to the tourist trap places in Little Italy. Even my Abruzzi wife says it doesn't get any more authentic than the maccheroni alla chitarra at Cinghiale.
I ate here alone on a business trip so decided to sit on a corner stool at the bar (which was pretty packed by the time I left), where I was also able to enjoy a view of the harbor around sunset. The staff was very friendly, kept checking in on me, and the female bartender made me an excellent non-alcoholic cocktail as I'm not able to drink at the moment.
The portions were pretty small (even for a petite lady) but the dishes were well crafted and flavorful (and I eat a LOT of good Italian food living in NYC). I had the bean soup and pheasant ragu pappardelle and enjoyed both. The proximity to my hotel was awesome too -- I would definitely come here again.
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