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

Cinghiale - Enoteca (Wine Bar)

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cgeno.com/
  • Phone: 4105478282x
  • 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: 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Cinghiale - Enoteca (Wine Bar) reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (59)fit for foodies (58)special occasion (46)romantic (39)good for groups (27)neighborhood gem (26)hot spot (23)scenic view (22)great for outdoor dining (13)vibrant bar scene (11)late-night find (4)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great food & drinks, great vibe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We went here on a Friday night after work recently and had a fantastic time. The energy of the place is great! Food and wines were fantastic. The service was a little slow at the bar, but it was not a big deal at all. I've recommended the restaurant to friends since we've been there, and I look forward to going back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent establishiment
    docbart
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Great food, at first glance the portions appeared smaller but they were very rich and it was just the right amount of food. Great decor and right on the main waterway
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice venue!
    Patt
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Wanted small something after BSO. Love Chatleston so tried here. Wine bar area very nice! Staff very friendly and helpful. Great squash soup. Calamarie more gently pan warmed than fried but very good. Did not enjoy my 1/2 order of spaghetti (homemade, ? Whole wheat or something, kind of dry texture) with tiny, tasty Manilla clams. Partner had the venison lasagna which was OK. Neither of us would order these dishes again. Valet parking a plus! Will return and give another try as venue enjoyable and smaller portions just right.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    sailor
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great food and service. I was not trilled with fig desert - left me questioning where figs are hiding in there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NomieVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Everything was absolutely delicious. We were entertaining friends from out of town and the six of us had a most enjoyable meal, at a great pace and with attentive service. The cured meats and cheese board were outstanding in every way and each of our entrees were perfect. The pastas are exceptional, and between all of us, we sampled a great variety. Never a disappointment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    AlexVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    It was a quiet Sunday night and it was perfect for us! Cody was a fabulous waiter who engaged my two children. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Italian
    Pickyeater
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I was going to say "in Baltimore" but this rivals Mozza in LA with less noise and attitude. Fantastic on every level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu Too Much Work
    Boativated
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I had read the menu in advance and saw one or two items which which I was familiar. I figured there would be a few specials to expand my options. But ultimately the menu was too exotic and the only mainstream choices were pasta. Plus it was confusing that everything was ala carte. We tried ordering a side of pasta with our entrees, "secondis", but the pasta came out first. Entree/secondi portions were very small. Wine pours even smaller. Servers seemed stressed and more focused on larger parties.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice evening!
    MistyRiverLadyVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Always a stop when in Baltimore. Good food and lovely, interesting setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
    Harry
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We received a gift certificate from our son and his family to dine at Cinghiale and celebrate his mother's birthday. What an absolute delight was our entire experience at this restaurant. The server was knowledgeable and very helpful in explaining and recommending the various Italian items on the menu. My spouse had the veal dish and it was outstanding! We will certainly recommend Cinghiale to others to enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Baltimore's Wine and Food Gem
    JuneVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Been here several times and it seems to get better and better every year. Visited with 2 friends this time and David, the Somm, made the wine choice special. We got to drink some things we would never even consider and they all proved an experience. Additionally, the pasta was something special. Now, if we could only move this restaurant to Boston which does not Juhave any place with such a great wine list, service, etc at an affordable price!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great energy matched by the food and attentive service. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I hope you like salt
    bingbong
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The pasta we ordered was so salty i had to switch dinners with my date because she couldn't eat what she ordered. i heard great things about Cinghiale so we were pretty disappointed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not the best of visits
    GingerVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Off night! Even with our reservation and the request to be seated at the bar, our dining experience did not compare with previous visits. The service was slow and not attentive, our courses were poorly executed, and the menu offered for dessert was not the same as was offered for dinner, odd.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cinghaiale Baltimore
    bhrousemd
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    A nice summer evening, an outside table, and half price wine - the perfect recipe for an afterwork dinner with a friend. Being one of the first ones there, I was dismayed when we were seated at an uneven table as there were so many other level ones. An effort was made to level it up so glasses, etc. didn't slide off (yes, it was that uneven...), but it was a real distraction when you are trying to have a nice meal and carry on a conversation. The food was fine, although we both thought the risotto a little salty. One thing for sure is that the wine offerings at Cinghaiale is exceptional especially at half-price. Finally, while our server was good, I felt like everytime I started a sentence he showed up at the table, but we will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Italian
    Chris
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great variety including a $29 price fix menu with appetizer, entree, and choice of dessert or a broad selection ala carte. Antipasta, especially the salami and speck, shouldn't be missed. Salads, soups, and entrees are adjusted for the season. Mushroom risotto, traditional lasagna bolognese, and grilled Mediterranean sea bass over roasted vegetables were all tasty. Round it out with a nice selection of wines by the glass and some tasty desserts and who wouldn't enjoy dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too Much Salt
    rockhalljim
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    One of our must go to restaurants in Baltimore, brought a group and it was everything we expected except for the fish dishes and the risotto which had too much salt. Took the food rating down from outstanding to good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A wonderful gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Cinghale never fails to impress. Great service, great food and a wonderful wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It's about the experience!
    micsin
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Dinner was delicious, the experience was even better! We dined at Cinghiale for our 5th anniversary, and it could not have been a more perfect evening -- the wait-staff were knowledgable and patient as they walked us through the menu; all of the food was amazing -- the Spaghetti Carbonara and Lemon Ricotta Bomboloni were particularly outstanding. But what stood out was the level of attention we were given -- from the valet to the hostess, to the wait-staff and management -- everyone knew it was our anniversary and they worked in harmony to make it a very special and memorable evening for us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Best Italian in Charm City
    ColinVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my favorite
    JenMD
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Consider Cinghiale your no-repeat go-to. Going for a summer supper twice in the span of just a few weeks, the menu had evolved, options and sides had changed within the season. But this was exciting! And fun! And so not disappointing as everything was so harmonic. Have the salad with the bleu cheese, mint, and watermelon if it suits you- surprising and wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cinghiale- Enoteca Baltimore's Best
    WRND
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Foody
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    From the moment we walked in the door everybody was wonderful. Food was delicious, everything was homemade. I highly recommend this restaurant
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    JesseVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    One of my favorites. Always consistent. Love to sit at the bar
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JerseyGirlVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a repeater
    Pooka
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Our meals were good but not great, tables are placed close together, VERY noisy. Not good enough overall for us to return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hip Italian in Harbor East
    RandomNickname
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, not spectacular
    BmoreDiner
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic experience overall
    CTMiller
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is our favorite
    BOSandBmoreVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food and wine are always exceptional as is the service. Everyone is also pleasant and attentive. They do it right!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Fifi
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It's all good, sometimes even great
    Beckyeahhh
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great find
    HungryInBaltimore
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italian food in a great setting
    NickVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extraordinary.
    JenMD
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cinghiale vs Charleston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as Good as the last?
    EvilIncarnateVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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!
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NomieVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Outstanding in every way, every time we dine there. Cured meats and pastas exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 876 reviews are from the Cinghiale - Enoteca (Wine Bar) reviews archive.
  • Good food, small portions & Pricey
    Newmie23
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot in East Harbor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    They went out of their way to prepare a gluten free dinner for a dinner guest in our party.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.