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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: 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, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, 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 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
After a fabulous New Year's feast, celebrating bringing in 2017 with my girlfriend at Cinghiale, our date'n'dine return this night was equally as gastronomically great. The beauty of restaurants of this caliber is that food options change and evolve weekly, sometimes daily, offering diners a multitude of variety and tasting experience. Highlights of this last visit: Mushroom Soup (a dark warm silky smooth and velvety bowl of perfection), Foie Gras (tender, soft, sweet, plump, and seared up traditionally bringing out the customary meaty flavor), Tortellini stuffed with veal (made "al dente" and a unique creative combination with the savory taste of the veal meat), Wine (Cinghiale has an impressive abundance of Italian wines representing all regions throughout Italy). The service was kind and accommodating, paying attention to detail and making sure each portion was satisfying. For example, the T-bone entree temperature asked for was medium rare, but the portion presented was unevenly cooked making some parts of the meat medium well to medium, and the service attended, asked, and insisted to return the portion and remake the T-bone at the evenly cooked medium rare temperature, after the kitchen was "officially closed". This type of service is sought after and very much appreciated. Thank you.
My husband and I eat at cinghiale at least twice a year. I've never had a bad meal before. However on this visit everything I eat had too much salt I had the arugula salad, the calamari and the strip steak... as usual the wine was awesome and the service top notch.
My fiancé and I had a lovely dinner here for his birthday. The ambiance is comfortable yet elegant and the service was terrific, very attentive and responsive. We sat at a cozy table next to a window with a view of the water and harbor. The menu offered a nice, varied selection and we enjoyed sharing a selection of plates, all of which we tried was delicious! I also enjoyed a refreshing Lambrusco (Italian sparkling red wine) with dinner, which was fun as it is not a common find on wine lists.
Visited on vacation in Baltimore. Everyone we met was friendly and courteous. Service was excellent and enjoyed the ambiance of the dining room - not casual, but also not too formal. All of the dishes were cooked well. We just had expectations the meals would be outstanding and none were memorable. Good for a nice dinner out, but won't be one of your best meals ever. As a sister restaurant to Charleston, we were just hoping for a little more.
Cinghiale is one of our favorite go to restaurants. On this occasion, my wife's entre did not include what was stated on the menu and the entre was served barely warm. This was corrected, but after a long wait, by which time my entre was cold. Our waitress tried hard, but she was rather loud and "screachy" (not sure that is a word). When she took order for table next to us, it went on for a long time and was extremely loud. Some training on poise and style would be advisable.
In town for a meeting; a local recommendation took us to Cinghiale and we were grateful for the referral. The menu has many options without being overwhelming, and everything our foursome had was very good and reasonably priced to boot. Options on half vs. full servings offered opportunity to do some sampling, which was a bonus. I know I'll be back next time I'm in town.
Loved the atmosphere, it was upscale without being uncomfortable. Our waitress was outstanding. She was able to recommend the perfect bottle of wine for the table by finding out everyones likes even though they were different. The salmon was the best I've ever had. Everyone else at the table was pleased with their meal. We all said that we would definitely return to try different courses.
Cinghale was disappointing . Our guest arrived from London in the afternoon and we took him to dinner there. He has dietary restrictions (no wheat) and some difficulty hearing. Our waiter greeted us, then shifted quickly into what could only be called a sales pitch - proposing excessive number of courses and amounts of food. She was not accommodating making us feel unwelcomed.
The duck main course dish has fine. Two of the three pastas were also solid. The fourth was dry and tasteless. The experience was far below what we would have expected given the price of $80 per person for a dinner with one bottle of the cheapest wine and one of 3 desserts.
In my second visit to the restaurant, I immediately asked the wait person for the bread which I had remembered was scrumptious! That being said, maybe not quite as good as my 2 year old memory of it, but nonetheless still quite above most bread. Our party of three enjoyed the very good wine, which is a pretty good value, and our dinner which was nicely presented, seasoned and prepared...
Good, but not quite up to previous visits.
They have done away with the three course dinner option and the sole fixed price option is more expensive for fewer courses and is restricted to the courses the chef has picked for the day, highlighting a specific region. I'm sure it's good, but if one of the items doesn't appeal to you, then you have to order a la carte, which gets pricey quickly.
The food and service were very good, but have been slightly better in the past. I ordered the lasagna, which I have had before, and while it was quite good it wasn't quite as flavorful and a bit drier than I remembered. The service was attentive, but again not quite as much as I remember from previous visits.
Overall we enjoyed the meal and will likely return, but the experience wasn't quite as flawless as we have enjoyed in the past.
Service and ambiance were great. I understand it is an Italian restaurant but I shouldn't have to speak Italian to understand the menus (both food and wine menus). Generally the food was pretty good except for the steak. $33 for a sirloin that was worse than a $10 steak from applebees. I will not be going back.
went in for valentines day. 4-course dinner was $99 a person and i wouldnt have paid more than $40 a person for the food. my date and i didnt eat even half of the first, third, and fourth course. im very displeased and angered about my experience here although the service was great. food just ruined it all for us though. spent $250 on food my date and i didnt like, and was still feeling a little hungry afterwards since portions didnt fill us up. never coming back there again.
I went on Valentine's day to celebrate a friend's birthday - we were a little concerned we'd be out of place but we had a great time. We could have done without the pre-fixe (because we didn't want to eat 4 courses). Overall, Cinghiale is still one of my favorite Baltimore restaurants!
Food was very good and this is the best Italian wine list in Baltimore. Pasta excellent as always. Presentation of the Italian meats was horrible. We had a selection of 3 and they were all piled in the center of a way too small plate. Also had 3 cheese selection and all 3 were soft cheese. All the meat and cheese were good but what a missed opportunity with the presentation.
Wine steward/sommelier seemed really uninterested, $150 bottle of wine should at least include a follow up to ask if it was OK.
Waitress was helpful and attentive. Overall service was sub standard.
We ate at Cinghiale on one other occasion and had a very memorable evening. Last Saturday, however, the experience was less than that. For some mysterious reason it took extra long for our bottle of wine to be delivered to our table. In fact, we we well into our salads by the time it came. Our server was without an explanation.
We have very fond memories of the knowledgeable server who cared for us on our first visit. Our server on Saturday evening seemed a bit overwhelmed--perhaps she was responsible for too many tables. Also she had almost no affect. She was all business, just doing her job. We were envious of a nearby set of tables who were being served by someone who became personally engaged with those to whom he was attending.
We'll go back because the food is good, the place is attractive, and the volume is moderate. Hopefully we'll be fortunate enough to be served by someone who brings some personality as well as the meal to the table.
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