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
Had such high expectations for the place ...
Had such high expectations for the place.
I'll start out by saying the service is amazing. Nicole, our server, was sweet, knowledgable and attentive.
The food sucked. First course came out cold. They took t back, chef agreed and we received a replacement. It was bland. Everything was bland. Blah.
First I am not a food critic nor was I p ...
First I am not a food critic nor was I paid for this review . We often look at reviews online before visiting restaurants and I just wanted to give everyone our opinion of the restaurant . This was our first trip to the restaurant. The staff was outstanding and there was always someone coming by our table asking if they can help us. My wife and I have been to all of the other restaurants owned by the owner. My wife chose the duck meal and I chose the beef short ribs. My wife Duck was good but a little chewy and my short ribs were just about what I expected. The auntie pasta appetizer was really the showcase of the evening, a little pricey but worth it. Our check for 2 was $160.00, which included the appetizer to main courses and two drinks apiece. Overall a great experience which was punctuated by the outstanding service that we received while we were there . We will probably return again .
It was awesome!!!!! I celebrated my bir ...
It was awesome!!!!! I celebrated my birthday with my husband there. The food was outstanding! Everyone on staff was really nice and attentive. They also gave us a free dessert. I would recommend this place to anyone!!!
Cinghiale came highly recommended to us, ...
Cinghiale came highly recommended to us, and definitely lived up to the reputation. The food was fantastic and service by Emily C. was impeccable. Everything about Cinghiale was wonderful. We had dinner in a booth in the Enoteca part of the restaurant, and it was a great location. We will definitely be back!
I took my father here for his birthday o ...
I took my father here for his birthday on Friday night. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our meal was delicious and well-timed. The wine server had great pronunciation and served up our wine pairings with a hint of charm. Our server, Alessandro was very knowledgeable and answered any questions we had about the menu. I suspect he is Italian... which certainly can't hurt working in this establishment. After thinking we had way too much food to attempt a dessert, Alessandro surprised us with a sweet ending and a taste of Vin Santo to round out our experience.
Our reservation was early at 6:30, when there weren't too many tables sat. Towards the end of our evening at Cinghiale, around 7:30, the dining room filled up quickly. We finished around 8pm, which left us time for a bit more Birthday celebration following. I would recommend the early reservation if you would like a quieter experience. It was ideal for us.
Excellent food...service...good wine lis ...
Excellent food...service...good wine list...Very noisy..including a young girl who alternately stood on her chair and sat at her table screaming to the delight of adoring parents and godparents. I asked our waiter to report this to the manager. The manager eventually came over and I was astounded that he said "I told the parents to quiet her down. If not I would take her our and BEAT HER UP!!!" In this day and age! I was aghast that someone would even say that. Not funny. PS The girl never stropped. They do nit deserve bins.
Our group loved the open, inviting, live ...
Our group loved the open, inviting, lively space. 1/2 of the room is the more informal side of the restaurant, the other 1/2 more formal (although casual). We had chosen the more formal side (white tablecloths and tables with more space between them). It was a good choice because the view was excellent, and the noise level lowter than the casual side. The service was very good, Our waiter was attentive and was well versed with the wine list. The food was excellent. We shared a charcuterie selection and calamari (sauteed with garlic) which was a refreshing change from deep fried. We followed that with a salad course, all of which were excellent. Our main courses, ditto. One of us had halibut, another a steak and another, duck breast. All in all, everything was great. We will go back next time we are in Baltimore. The bonus was the complimentary valet parking.
The ambiance is nice and the bartender w ...
The ambiance is nice and the bartender was friendly and knowledgeable about the wine selection. Our waiter was attentive, but not overly intrusive. I ordered the Haddock and it was so salty it wasn't edible. They offered to cook a new one, which they didn't season at all, and instead gave me a bowl of salt to season it myself to my liking. I thought that was rather rude.
Overall it was phenomenal eating. Tajar ...
Overall it was phenomenal eating.
Tajarin was wonderful as usual.
So was the Duck - especially with the Lavender Jus!!!! Yummy and perfect.
Butternut Squash Bruschetta - could not match these - it could use more sage and rosemary and the side of one slice was burned. Not acceptable when I am surrounded with the dishes that are beyond perfect. And Oh - the Grilled Texas Venison - out of this world, apples beyond apples, leek beyond leek - perfection!!! Thank you so much.
Friday night, a bit noisy but what I really like about this restaurant is that they serve beyond perfect dishes without making it a big, stiff deal - It does feel like in Italy, if you have been to decent and popular restaurants in Italy. I really like the whole venue and the lighting is good. Excellent wine selection and this time the bottle was the right temperature - some other times it was to chilled and the response was - we keep it like this.
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!
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