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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Dined here before and it was fantastic! I brought a friend here from out of town. My experience this night did not meet expectations. Hopefully it was just an off night for chef and waitress. Tagliatelle was over cooked and completely stuck together. Sauce was unable to coat pasta. Waitress graciously offered to bring something else, so ordered the large portion of rabbit cannelloni. When arrived, it was the small plate. By the time 2 more arrived in 15 min I was sufficiently digested but ate it anyway. Guest brought a glass of wine she didn't order. Lamb bruschetta was divine and leg of lamb was very good. Rabbit pasta was velvety and the creamy sauce was perfect compliment. The pairings the wine steward chose were perfect."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I both decided on the $62 prizzo fisso menu and neither of us had a course that wasn't amazing. The service was outstanding as well; all the members of the staff that we interacted with were very attentive. (Let it be noted we sat in the enoteca section of the restaurant)"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Excellent selection of Italian wines, solid food, good service...."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We took friends here as a wedding present on our recommendation. We've had several great dining experiences here, but this time was disappointing. Service was erratic. Food came out barely warm. So embarrassed. I think I owe them another present."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "bruschetta was far too oily; pasta was undercooked (not merely al dente) and room temperature (suggesting that dishes were poorly timed); muschroom/marsala sauce that accompanied chicken breast tasted like corn oil; tiramisu was soggy, not moist; lasagna was lacking in flavor. salad was good. service was very good. attractive interior."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The food here is a break from the hum-drum. Excellent flavor combinations executed well. Yes the portions are smallish, but their tasting menu will leave you satisfied, not stuffed."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I guess everyone else was afraid of bad weather because the place was quiet with few other patrons. The food was excellent."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "At the prices more expensive. Food was really good though, service meh, could have been better"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Food is outstanding; the server's selections were perfect as was the wine recommendation. We ate in the Enotecca which is a bit noisier as the bar is there but we prefer that. Only complaint is the hard unpadded wooden benches. When u are having a 4 course meal you want to be more comfortable for the 2 hours you spend there!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "As always our dinner at Cinghiale was wonderful. Even though we make a mistake and booked a table in the Enoteca instead of the Osteria (main dining room), he was gracious and seat us in the main dining room at one of our favor server's tables. The food was suberb and reflected the talents of Chef Marotocci. The pasta all home made and seasoned just right!! The problem with the food is what not to order as all the dishes are so outstanding. Our waiter Max L was great as usual. He always remembers our wine and brings it to the table without us asking. There isnt better Italian food anyplace. Well worth our hour's drive!!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I had made a reservation for 6 at 5:00 when the restaurant first opened. Although we were the only ones in the restaurant for some time we were seated at a door right next to the entrance ( ambiance-none). I did request to be moved to another table even before we were seated and we were refused. the table I requested did not get filled until 7:00. I had made my reservation more then a week in advance so I am not sure why we got such a poor table location. The food was good but the way we were told that we could not move or were not offered another table even if the one I pointed out was reserved left a bad taste in my mouth (pun intended). Not sure I will ever return."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We had an amazing dinner and the service was wonderful"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "The evening we went, the noise level was so loud that we couldn't hear each other talk. Our table close to the kitchen door was so hectic and busy that we could not relax and enjoy our meal. The short rib that I had was extremely fatty."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We had to wait for our reserved table. Other than that everything was perfection."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The good was absolutely delicious, from salad to dessert. The wine list is massive. The bar and waitstaff were extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. It was a very good dinner"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "This was our first time at Cinghiale and it was for Restaurant Week. The menu was small, but everything we tried was excellent. Our server was very attentive and the overall service was great. We will certainly dine here again."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "The service was fantastic. They were very attentive and very prompt with serving everything. The food was delicious, however, if you are dining here you should know that the portions are not overwhelmingly big like most restaurants. A nice place for a three course meal when going on a special date!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "There is nothing we don't like about Cinghiale. Our experiences there--with a big group in the wine room and as a party of two--were both equally splendid. Comp valet parking before you even enter. Attentive and informed hosts and servers. Enjoyed everything we ordered--ravioli, short ribs, soups, cheese plate, etc. Outstanding wine list with bottles for every budget. On our most recent visit, we were seated in the beautiful wine room--quiet and elegant. If you are looking for an authentic Italian Osteria--and really reasonable in cost for a high end experience, this is a must try. And we are already wondering when we can get back on a future trip to town."
    Dined on 2/16/2014