Baltimore, MD 21202
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, 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
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.
Amazing food, amazing service, amazing wine! Was hoping for a more private table, we were celebrating our anniversary (as I indicated on the reservation) and it was almost as if we were eating with the people sitting next to us. But, truly a great meal and experience overall.
I have been here many times and it has never disappointed. This time I had a co-worker in town and I didn't hesitate to come, knowing the meal would be fantastic - mixed with a wonderful atmosphere. Standouts were the pumpkin ravioli and, as usual, the duck breast - my personal favorite.
We are regulars on Tuesdays because of 1/2 price bottles of wine. There was a major management change with the original chef and Manager leaving. This resulted in quite a few new servers, manager, maitre'd, etc. We miss the welcoming feel we always had with the original staff. We look forward to getting to know the new staff.
The exceptional dining experience begins the moment you enter this great looking restaurant. The staff's graciousness and hospitality are the perfect start to the evening. They have a lovely bar to grab a drink prior to being seated. We chose to sit in a booth in the Enoteca section. I loved the casual atmosphere and being surrounded by wine bottles signed by previous patrons leaving their celebratory notes. They have an enormous wine list, appropriately priced, in varying ranges. We had a Tuscan meritage that was reasonably priced that was spectacular. My favorite dish on the menu was a ravioli stuffed with sausage in a sage butter. Absolutely delectable! Our waiter, Ryan, was wonderful. We look forward to returning!
Three of us dined at Cinghiale and it was a terrific experience. From the excellent in-house Manhattan, to the three half portions of homemade pasta (the stuffed tortellini was outstanding) to the superb wild boar bolognese, to the amazingly flavorful duck breast, and finally the trio of desserts ( we heartily recommend both the Sicilian cake and the Ricotta Cheesecake with brandied cherries), we were happy and satisfied. A fine dining experience.
This was our first time at Chinghiale having visited its sister restaurant Charleston we knew it would be good. We were not disappointed. The waitress was fantastic from knowing the menu to the glasses of wine she paired with each course. It was restaurant week and thought it would be a good time to try it with a fixed menu. Our party consisted of four people. Two ordered from the fixed restaurant week menu and two didn't. The restaurant week menu allowed you to chose from two items each, appetizer, main course and dessert that for $36. An excellent deal. The other two not so much. Ordering from the regular menu can be very expensive not including wine. One draw back we found is that by ordering your main dish you get nothing with it, no vegetable or starch. You can order a side order of pasta half portion but then you are talking about $50 plus for your main dish. Your meal adds up pretty quickly and although the food was very good its was not worth it to us when its all said and done. After you add up all your courses and wine its very expensive. If you have extra money then you will be very happy here.
We were at Cinghiale during Restaurant Week. We chose to order from the special Restaurant Week menu and had the paired wines. The Bronzini was delicious. And the paired wines were also very good. I ordered the escarole salad as my first course . My salad was the only part of the meal which wasn't my favorite. I could have used a bit more dressing. I was very happy with our waiter and the service. I would give this restaurant a thumbs up!
Another great meal at Cinghiale --the last Saturday night of Baltimore Restaurant Week was crowded and energetic but the the entire staff was attentive and kept things at an enjoyable pace. The dinners we selected from the Restaurant Week menu were excellent as were the optional wine pairings. I especially liked the Pumpkin Ravioli! A great way to celebrate with friends!
fantastic experience at Cingale. Went for restaurant week and aside from not being seated for 30 minutes after our reservation, the quality of the food and service outweighed any negative aspects. Restaurant week menu was limited but a great value. Definitely a restaurant for special occasions.
In Baltimore for the weekend and decided to go here at the last minute. Started with great cocktails at the bar and moved to a table for dinner. Our server was wonderful - wish I could remember her name! Outstanding Italian wine list. The food was delicious from start to finish. We never felt rushed so had time to truly enjoy every course. Will definitely be back the next time we're in town!
Value for food could be better. But that's what you get with some fine dining like this place. Example, I feel even the "large portion" Lobster Ravioli wasn't that large for the value. Also their wine selection was very poor. Not what you would expect at a nice restaurant. Negatives out of the way. Now for positives: Service was amazing, quality of the food was very good, and the ambience was great.
From the cured meats to the entree, everything was just as we have always found it to be, outstanding. I had the spaghetti chimaera with shrimp and my husband the tagliatelle with lamb ragu and both were excellent. We shared the salmon entree and it just melted in our mouths. Excellent on all counts. Looking forward to driving back up from DC to dine again very soon.
I have eaten at Cinghiale at least 6 times and I was mildly disappointed with this dinner. The dishes I ordered didn't meet the high standard to which I have become accustomed. Perhaps I chose poorly. The waiter recommended a great cocktail and a very good glass of wine.
This was one of the best meals we've had in a while. We both had the roasted chicken wrapped in, I believe, prosciutto. It was accompanied by a delicious polenta and sage butter. The bar was very appealing and crowded. The restaurant itself looked out over the Inner Harbour. We will definitely be back here.
I was in Baltimore and needed a place to eat that was within walking distance of my hotel. I thought this looked interesting. Unlike another restaurant that wouldn't allow a single person to make a reservation, Cinghiale had no problem accommodating someone eating alone. I ended up ordering the restaurant week menu. Unlike some other restaurant week menus I've had the portions were enough. The Bronzino was probably the best I've had (filleted with fennel, blood orange, and olives). The salad was good, and the ricotta cheese cake with morello cherry compote was exquisite. There were wine pairings available, and they went appropriately with the food. All in all, it was a lovely meal for one.
As for service, a woman dining alone is sometimes put by the kitchen and ignored. Here the service was attentive without being pushy. There was enough time between courses to digest without feeling like I'd been forgotten. Too often, a person dining alone is hurried out. This didn't happen.
I chose to eat in the Enoteca and the noise was a little more than I prefer, but overall this was an outstanding dining experience.
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