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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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
Great food and attentive service as alwa ...
Great food and attentive service as always. Extensive and fabulous wine list which is perfect for the 50% wine special they have every Tuesday. Everything on the menu hits the spot from the appetizers to the tasty espresso. Can't miss this spot when in Baltimore
Hadn't been to Baltimore in a while but ...
Hadn't been to Baltimore in a while but we always liked Cinghiale and wanted to try it again. Plus this turned out to be Restaurant Week so we all ate from this menu. Fabulous salads, I loved the fish, the pasta was slightly less exciting, and great desserts. It hasn't lost its charm.
We had not been to Cinghiale in over a y ...
We had not been to Cinghiale in over a year, and decided to splurge for my husband's birthday. While sipping our wine, a panhandler visited the table next to ours. The outdoor manager/sommelier/servers said nothing. My husband ordered a salad with no cheese. Our server then brought a bowl of tortellini as a treat after our salads. Thanks, we said, but he doesn't eat cheese. This was wrapped to go for me. Along with our dessert, my husband ordered a cappuccino that took 8-10 minutes to arrive and THEN the server apologized for the cheese issues by pouring us limoncello right at about when we wanted to settle the check. We stayed and did leave a full tip out of guilt, not pleasure. We won't be back any time soon.
Another great meal at Cinghiale! Fantas ...
Another great meal at Cinghiale! Fantastic and very knowledgeable service from our waitress, Valencia, who not only illuminated the menu choices, but offered advice based on the weather (hot! and we were at an outside table at our request) and the local soon-to-be-out-of-season offerings. She was as fabulous as the chef's selections!
Whether you do the full tasting menu, th ...
Whether you do the full tasting menu, the more limited menu, or go à la carte, there are a wealth of delicious choices at Cinghiale. The wait staff is very attentive, the courses come to the table at an appropriate pace, and the views of the harbor are delightful. If you're a fan of other Foreman-Wolf restaurants (Petit Louis, Pazo, etc.), Cinghiale will not disappoint!
Cinghiale is rivaling Aggio at the very ...
Cinghiale is rivaling Aggio at the very top of modern Italian dining in Baltimore. We started with the Chef's choice of cheeses and meats. They were so wonderful that we discussed just ordering more instead of having dinner. We ended up ordering the veal ravioli, salmon with roe, and the lamb. What an enjoyable meal. By the way, Cinghiale has an amazing wine program.
Food was great, service was super pleasa ...
Food was great, service was super pleasant but had a few hiccups from bread service, to missing courses and forgetting drinks. Service wasn't smooth but the food over preformed.
Slow night it happens. Everyone was kind and gracious, just wasn't as polished as it needed to be.
It could not have been better.
I have gone to Cinghiale a number of times, some for business, others for pleasure. Each time I have experienced excellent (northern Italian) food, attentive (but not intrusive) service, vibrant (but relaxing) ambiance, and a superb (most Italian) wine list.
But this time, for my wife's and my 1st wedding anniversary, Cinghiale outdid themselves. We had a sidewalk table (which they had to switch out because of wobbly legs, but they did so with a minimum of bother to us). We had two servers, who somehow coordinated their efforts seamlessly; both were knowledgeable about the food, but without the kind of pretense that you often see in restaurants like this. The dishes were well-paced, and the food itself was delicious.
I was meaning to send the restaurant a note, thanking them for such a special evening. However, I am glad to have this opportunity to share my thoughts with others.
CInghiale is hands down one of my top re ...
CInghiale is hands down one of my top restaurants to visit when I'm in Baltimore. When I lived here for 13 years, it was also one of my favorites where I'd go to celebrate or for special occasions. This trip back was no different. The food was exquisite. The chef is top notch in regards to his creativity and cooking. Service was solid. I'll definitely be back again the next time I'm in town.
-Salumeria was excellent.
-Risotto is done the way it should be... perfectly al dente.
-Plating was fantastic.
I really like this place. The wine bar ...
I really like this place.
The wine bar is aloud louder and a more energetic crowd. That's fine for us because we know what to expect when we go there. The food is really good.
It jus seems the service for a Harbor East fine dining venue could be better. A little more professionalism and attentiveness. The past two times it just seems that some of the wait staff would fit in better at a neighborhood spot or a more casual setting.
Just my two cents!
Incredible Mother's Day brunch! We were ...
Incredible Mother's Day brunch! We were able to sit outside and the setting was lovely. The food & drinks were amazing! Highlights were the salmon tartare and squid ink bucatini. Service was perfect! Love this restaurant so much!
This was not our first visit to Cinghial ...
This was not our first visit to Cinghiale. If it was, it would have been our last. The food was very good, as always....but the service was just unacceptable. It was so uncomfortably warm in the restaurant that I sweat through my clothes. We usually love this restaurant. My husband and I chose it for our special occasion meals several times....but I will now be very cautious about going back. I'm very disappointed.
Fantastic food, amazing wine!
This restaurant should be on every "must" list for Baltimore. The service was friendly, attentive, engaging, but not obtrusive. The staff is clearly a team, and everyone takes an interest to ensure that your dining experience is excellent from the manager and sommelier to the support staff.
The menu is flexible, so you can do a la carte or a 4-course tasting menu with a wine pairing option. The menu includes new spins on classic ingredients as well as more traditional Italian dishes. Flavors are clean and balanced. The squid ink pasta with octopus, chili, and pesto was amazing! So was the duck, which was cooked perfectly. There is also a great charcuterie and cheese list.
The wine list is extensive and would thrill any oenophile. So many fantastic choices for Italian wine fans, and many are very reasonably priced. But they have lovely options if you want to drop some bucks.
I can't imagine going to Baltimore without dining at Cinghiale!
The New King
While Charleston represents some one of the best restaurants year in and years out, Cinghiale also from the Foreman/Wolf group may be nipping at the Charleston's heels. Vibrant, metropolitan in style, non-red sauced Italian at it roots, Cinghiale rocks with the perfect combo of style, flavor, menu curation all complemented by a wine and cocktail experience with top shelf tale tending by some of the best in the industry.
Great Northern Italian Food
While Baltimore has Little Italy with all of the standard meatballs and spaghetti, this place is a real treat. The service combined with a tasteful menu and appropriate portion sizes is a winner. I don't think I have been to a place with so many different types of mushrooms used in a variety of dishes.
Interesting menu but poor preperation
I took my wife here for our 19th anniversary and was very disappointed. This place seems to be more about the wine than the food. The menu was interesting but the portions were VERY small and the preparation was poor at best. We both ordered the soup, which was the only part that was ok. I ordered a steak plate but the steak was so tough I could hardly cut it, and for the $39 price the 3 small pieces and two little potatoes provided was disappointing. My wife order the tuna with crispy potatoes and the fish came as two pieces the size of ice cubes with two hush puppy sized crispy potatoes, which were basically bad tater tots. We also ordered desert, as we were still hungry, and it was ok, but also ridiculously small. On top of all that the waiter was either rush, unimpressed with the fact we didn't like his wine selections, and just rude. bottom line, poor service, value, and execution. Won't be back or recommend! Had a great PB&J when I got home! :)
When you want to impress out of town guests
We had a friend visiting from out of town and wanted to show her how good the restaurant scene is in Baltimore. Cinghale met all the necessary criteria from well mixed cocktails to yummy dessert. Service was attentive but not hovering. A great experience.
Fantastic prix fixe menu for Valentine's ...
Fantastic prix fixe menu for Valentine's weekend. My wife and I tried different courses and shared. Loved the beef cheek with risotto, the agnolotti, stratciatelli with lobster, and the beef short ribs. All paired with a delicious yet reasonably priced valpolicella ripasso.
Love Cinghiale. 3rd time dining there and it won't be the last even though it's a 50min drive from Annapolis for us.
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