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Cinghiale - Enoteca (Wine Bar)
Cinghiale - Enoteca (Wine Bar)

Cinghiale - Enoteca (Wine Bar) Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cgeno.com
  • Phone: (410) 547-8282
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 5:30pm-8pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary European
  • Executive Chef: Julian Marucci
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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-priced Wine Night: 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 lists in the country. Classic Italian Supper: $29pp 3-course Italian Supper available 7 nights a week.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S Exeter St
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking; cars are parked in a private, gated lot or in a garage. Limited street parking is also available.
A word from Cinghiale - Enoteca (Wine Bar)
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 center of downtown where everyone goes to meet over business and social occasions. The space has a lively urban bustle that features rich woods, wrought iron chandeliers and a handcrafted marble tile floor. The centerpiece is a 40-ft mustard-yellow marble bar flanked by two bronze wild boar sculptures that appear to be lunging into the space from the wild. Adjacent to the main bar is a Salumeria that features traditional meats, cheeses and antipasti; each prepared in open view. The Enoteca staff is highly trained on Italian wines and looks forward to serving you from the over 400 label selection. There are approximately 40 wines by the glass. Food & Wine magazine recognized Cinghiale for having one of the best new wine lists in the country for 2008.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "Italian food in Baltimore is pretty much a disaster, so touting Cinghiale as the best charm city has to offer isn't actually saying that much.....however, the true Italian food at Cinghiale does not disappoint. Charcuterie was spot on--the speck was a little smokey for my wife but perfect for me. The zucchini app was bland; pasta carbonara a little bland as well. Creamy Parmesan with delicious beets was really acidic but tasty; not sure if that was intended. Pork belly was insanely tasty. Duck was to die for. Halibut was delicate and fluffy. Dessert doughnuts were dry and uninspired. Cannot stress enough that half off the wine list on Tuesdays is a can't miss. '97 Pira for $100? Yes please. Thank you to Carlton for a fun dinner!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "As a recent but now frequent visitor to Baltimore, this was our first visit to Cinghiale after having read much about it. After working our way through many restaurants on various lists of best restaurants, according to a variety of ratings, including Baltimore Magazine, our meal at Cinghiale was the very best, and can't wait to return: it will be the first place we go. Everything we ordered was absolutely fabulous. The entrees stood up to the appetizers, which seems to be difficult for many restaurants. The menu changes frequently so it probably doesn't make sense to recommend dishes. The pasta is homemade, and the cheese and meat plates fantastic. This should be at the top of the list of restaurants to visit in Baltimore."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "From the moment we walked in the door everybody was wonderful. Food was delicious, everything was homemade. I highly recommend this restaurant"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "One of my favorites. Always consistent. Love to sit at the bar"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Perhaps the best restaurant we've been to since we moved to Baltimore 2.5 years ago! Restaurant week menu and wine parings awesome."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Our meals were good but not great, tables are placed close together, VERY noisy. Not good enough overall for us to return."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I find Harbor East a fun neighborhood to be in anyway, so I was excited to try this spot for Restaurant Week. The food was as good as expected/advertised. I especially took to the olive oil on the appetizers we ordered, for some reason. The wine list is long, though I would be interested in a few more specialty cocktails to tell the truth. Service was attentive and frequent, and the staff worked well as a team. They have a prix fixe that's reasonable on a daily basis, which is a selling point for future visits for me."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I chose the restaurant week menu. Heirloom tomato salad was lovely; dessert (sweet corn panna cotta) was outstanding. The tagliatelle with veal Bolognese was good, but not remarkable. A pleasant experience overall."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Had a wonderful date night here. Started the meal with a plate of prosciutto and melon, followed by a 3 cheese platter. The waitress recommended 3 different cheeses that were all unique in their own way, but blended in a surprisingly harmonious manner, especially when paired with the suggested glass of wine that I ordered. I ordered the veal lasagne for myself and my date ordered the lamb tagliatelli - both were gnereously portioned and served in a very aesthetically pleasing manner. Several glasses of wine later, we were too full to move onto another course, and called it an evening. Our waitress was incredibly knowledgeable, which is something to appreciate these days. Atmosphere was very romantic - as well as clan and pleasant."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The food and wine are always exceptional as is the service. Everyone is also pleasant and attentive. They do it right!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We went there because it was restaurant week. We were not disappointed. Zucchini soup was outstanding. Main course of fish with crispy skin was perfectly prepared. Chocolate cake for dessert was perfect. Our waiter was so knowledgeable and attentive. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "FOOD: Almost everything we had was delicious -- in particular the duck entree was delightful with generous portions of mushrooms. My favorite dessert was the lemon verbena panna cotta -- so creamy and light! When we told the waiter the tagliatelle with veal ragu was bland, he told the kitchen, and took it off our bill, which was unexpected but appreciated. SERVICE: Very good. Pacing of courses was a bit more slow than I would have liked but at no point were we left hungry, and someone was always nearby if we needed anything. When my husband asked about a wine pairing, they brought him his preferred glass of wine + another half glass free of charge to taste what a different pairing would be like. OVERALL: We would definitely go back."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Although this restaurant has been here for a few years, it was a new discover for my husband and I. Wasn't sure what to expect since many of the items are not "mainstream" and my husband is meat and potatoes. What a pleasant surprise! Food was fantastic and service was outstanding! This was a great find for us and we look forward to another visit real soon."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Excellent Italian cuisine with great service. Be sure to visit the charcuterie and cheese station in the middle of the restaurant.The menu is diverse and reminiscent of dining experiences we've had in Italy. The wine list (only Italian wines) is amazing with wines from all Italian regions and price points. My only complaint was the hard wooden seats in our booth."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We visited this past week for a special evening. Cinghiale did not disappoint! The sommelier was helpful with a wine selection, the specials and other menu options were terrific, our server was competent, friendly, and very professional. We are still telling friends how great it was days later, and we hope to get there again soon."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "While enjoying a long Baltimore weekend, we took the opportunity for some fine dining. With back to back dinner events, we enjoyed dining at Cinghiale more than Charleston. We did wine pairings with dinner both nights, neither stood out as extraordinary."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Another Cindy Wolf production. As diverse menu; albeit small portions. We were greeted by a terse hostess, which set the mood for the evening. Server was difficult to understand, hear and a little scattered. Had they not worked in teams, I fear we would have waited on stages of our meal. A wonderful view!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Outstanding in every way, every time we dine there. Cured meats and pastas exceptional."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I had heard really great things about this place and I was excited to try it. Finding upscale food that is safe for a Celiac to eat, can sometimes be a challenge. The restaurant itself is lovely. And while they had lots of gluten free options, I must say the portions were small. Giant plates only emphasized just how small the servings were. Between a table of 4, with an app, meat/cheese course and entrees, our bill was $250. For that price, I should have felt satisfied. But I felt like I could have gone home an eaten a snack."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "They went out of their way to prepare a gluten free dinner for a dinner guest in our party."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Went here last week with friends. The restaurant was lovely and the food was excellent. However, the waiter kept bothering us every few minutes wanting to take our dessert and it started to get rude. I kept telling him no and he kept coming back asking. It was as if he wanted us to leave. He didn't do it until the dessert came and it was around 11pm. I am just shocked to receive such a message from such a nice restaurant. But of course I would recommend this place for a special occasion or a romantic date night. The food was great."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This restaurant is a little formal for us, but the quality of food and the interest of the menu makes it a clear choice for special occasions. The salad I had with guinea fowl and cured egg yolk sounded odd but it was exceptional and simple. I would return next week to eat the same dish. Pasta with ramps and sugar snap peas didn't really need the snails, but the dish was outstanding. It had so many vegetables, I loved it. 50 % off wine on tues night makes it more fun to try different wines from the large list."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The valet was wonderful. When ask about their no charge valet parking as opposed to others in the neighborhood $7-8, he said I guess Tony Foresman cares more about his customers! Perfect response."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Cured meats outstanding. Pasta to die for. Fresh, superior quality, delicious."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Cinghiale occupies a rare space in the Baltimore restaurant scene; a world class restaurant with a combination of unparalleled wine list, regionally inflected cuisine, ambiance and service that would make it a stand out in ANY major restaurant city in the world. It reminds me of the sort of restaurant one would find in Turin (Torino),Italy, with its strength in Piemontese wines and cuisine, infused with elements of other Italian cuisines (the salted cod filet, finished off with an affogato- divine). The sommelier and staff are extraordinary, and help take your dining experience to another level. I have eaten here many times over the past seven years, and this recent experience was the best. Bravo Tony and Cindy!!!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We have dined at Cinghiale many times and have always enjoyed our dinner. The last time we were there, the wait staff was snippy. The restaurant was not crowded and it was not late so I can't think of an excuse. I ordered a glass of wine and it took 20 minutes to arrive at the table! When dinner arrived, the meal was disappointing. I am sorry to see this favorite has slipped! "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Amazing food amazing staff an amazing wine list great night out on the town for me and my wife as we celebrated our anniversary. Would recommend it for anyone looking for true Italian cuisine not just spaghetti and meatballs.!!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Food was tasty but very expensive. Service was OK -- 2 of us ordered the same dish, one with a spicey twist, the other not. The wrong person got the very spicey dish and was very uncomfortable. Server was n.a. Would recommend strongly that you mark the dishes, accordingly. Went away hungry...not sure about another visit."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was the second time I have visited Cinghiale and the second time now that I have experienced both incredible food and wonderful service. We will be returning again, hungry for more!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Excellent all around experience.Fantastic wait staff service.Felt as though we stepped into an Italian restaurant in Florence "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "When I called the restaurant to let them know that I needed to change my 8:30 reservation to 9:00. I was told "That's fine, but the kitchen closes at 10, so you may feel rushed.", which is EXACTLY how I felt. From the moment I sat down I felt that the restaurant was winding down and that the staff was more concerned with their closing responsibilities than making sure I had a good dining experience. I was very confused as to who my actual server was, I had 1 person seat me, a different person take my drink order, a different person take my dinner order and someone else run my food. No one checked in on me, and I actually had to ask someone who my server was! If a fast-food experience is your thing, then this is the best place in town!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "It was my girlfriend's birthday, and we had never tried Cinghiale, though I had heard great things. It did not disappoint. Service was fast, waiter was knowledgeable, and the food was deceptively filling (in addition to being expectedly delicious)."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "A friend and I dined at the end of the bar and thoroughly enjoyed watching the restaurant come alive. Nolbia, the bartender, was very attentive and helpful as were all the bartenders. The food was absolutely delicious! Could not have been better! This was the second, and just as memorable, time dining at Cinghiale. I think every one (who can afford to) in Baltimore should dine at Cinghiale."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Cinghiale is another winner in the Foreman Wolf enterprise. The wine bar portion of Cinghiale is the perfect balance of upscale elegance and welcoming vibe; the decór is sophisticated, but not intimidating. My friend and I enjoyed a starter of the ricotta cheese, which was very much like eating a delicious cloud. Then we tried the pre-fixe menu - my friend had the ravioli in a classic Italian olive oil and herb sauce and I had the veal lasagna. The simplicity of the food is what makes it so good; it is flavorful but not overdone. Service is also excellent - very hospitable and helpful, especially with the extensive wine list. The servers also taste the bottle before giving it to the customers - LOVE this. I cannot say enough good things!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "We felt as though we showed off Baltimore with a dinner at the Osteria. Everything was perfect: food, service, ambience. Slight problem with the sommelier who wasn't too friendly. Overall, though, a very enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "After reading much praise and having an excellent bread basket and delicious olive oil as well as a very good first course of beets and ricotta, the rest of the meal never lived up to the promise of the start. Over cooked pasta clumped together under a lack of sauce and the dessert budino featured a dry cake (but very good sorbetto). A pretty skimpy wine pour too and when a glass costs $17, I don't expect a filled-to-the-top glass but I do expect my full ounces. Sadly, I don't think I'll be back when I'm next in B'more. Too many other places to try."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "a cool new place with an original menu, great food, great service. we will surely return."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Cinghiale is definitely one of the top restaurants in Baltimore. Great food, wine, location, you can't beat it."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Overall our experience at Cinghaile was nice. Asked for date night reservations and got a nice romantic table for 2 next to a window which looked out towards the harbor (unfortunately there is a construction project at the moment). The wine list was a massive tome and I was in over my head so I had the server bring us 2 glasses of white. We did the Della Nonna pris fix menu and unfortunately both of our entrees were overly salty and not very enjoyable. It was the only disappointing moment in the experience and dessert was superb."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "This is one very consistent restaurant. It has been very good every time we go there. Food, wine, and atmosphere were very good."
    Dined on 3/18/2014