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Cinghiale - Osteria
Cinghiale - Osteria

Cinghiale - Osteria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cgeno.com
  • Email: info@cgeno.com
  • Phone: (410) 547-8282
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Julian Marucci
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events & Promotions: Tuesday Cellar Raid: 50% off full bottle purchases in the Enoteca every Tuesday. Italian Supper: $29pp 3-course classic Italian Supper available 7 nights a week.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. Exeter Street
  • 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 - Osteria
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 menu is complimented by an over 500 label wine list that features Northern and Central Italian wines. There are approximately 40 wines available by the glass, each available in full and half pours. The restaurant was recently recognized by Food & Wine magazine as having one of the best new wine lists in the country. Outdoor seating is available, weather permitting. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "Consistently superb food, drinks, service, and atmosphere! "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Our dilning experience benefitted from excellent advice from our waiter and the sommelier. Fresh, interesting, and flavorful food. Not cheap, but worth the money."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I and a friend have been going through Baltimore Magazine’s Top 10 Restaurants, and Cinghiale was in the running for the best meal either of us have ever eaten. We ordered the chef's prisse-fisse menu but left the selection of the individual dishes themselves to the chef. We split the dishes and each ate half of both with each course. We both loved each dish, each combination, and the overall effect and artistry of the meal. We met the chef; his name is Julian Marucci, and he's a genius. I'd recommend what we did: so long as Julian Marucci is the chef, put your evening in his hands. It was truly excellent from start to finish, and lest I neglect the restaurant staff, the service was perfect and absolutely informative when each course came."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We ate on a Friday night which surprisingly wasn't very busy with friends we had not seen in 20 years. We were not rushed, had plenty of time to talk and enjoy each others company, and had a delightful, well-priced meal. It was a delightful experience."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This was my 1st occasion to dine in the "supposed formal" part of Cinghiale. Food was creative and palatable, server was A+, only downside was a denied Father & Son sitting next to us! Would definitely repeat at our earliest convenience."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was outstanding, but the service and noise levels were not great. We ate in the more formal area, but still very noisy and hard to hear each other. We arrived at 8PM on a Friday night and were very hungry after a long work day, but didn't get a morsel of food until 8:45. The waiter was initially attentive with drinks orders, and the somalier was helpful so we got our bottle of wine fairly quickly, but it took a while to get our food order placed and only got bread when we asked. We absolutlely love all foreman/wolf restaurants and this one has the food you would expect, but the atmosphere and service are to us, not as good as the rest. that being said, still a very good place to eat!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The food was imaginative and delicious. We enjoyed everything about our evening there and we highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Best place to dine. Food selection and wine pairing was exeptional. Recomend to anyone looking to take their beutiful spouse out for a romantic evening. Don't worri about parking, they will take care of that for you."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Maybe I am just fatigued with too many over done details but the endless fussing of waiters, the extreme accent of the maitre d and the cold rubbery octopus displayed with the artful smears of painted on color on the plate just made me want to shout stop fussing and cook. The pasta appetizers were good, the meager portion of calamari was delicious but hardly shareable. The pasta/polenta mains were good but the main entrees were bland and not worth the display effort or the price."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We celebrated my Dad's birthday here over the weekend, and had a great time! The appetizers, entrees (a few entrees had very small portion size), wine list, and select desserts were all fantastic. I would not recommend the tiramisu."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Top of the favorites in Baltimore. The food is consistently great and the menu varies to keep it interesting every time. Only catch is entre portions could be just a bit more generous. That is because they are so so good. Would recommend it without hesitation to just about anyone."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "excellent experience. server quite helpful in making suggestions personalized to you. every dish was a delightful surprise. My experience has been that it keeps getting better. you would never know from the menu description what you are going to get when you order but was not disappointed"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "What a special evening we had in this beautiful restaurant !!! We had the wine parings with our scrumptious meal and everything was PERFECT !!!!! We couldn't find one thing we didn't like !!! Our waitperson was a gem !!! We also liked the fact that they didn't hover ...! All of the folks that assisted us were superb !!! We both enjoyed every course.....plated beautifully.....served properly......tasted divine!!!!!! What a beautiful evening !! We will be back in September for round two....if they'll have us ! (0:)"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "One of the top few restaurants in Baltimore. Never disappoints."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "You could spend a great deal of money hear with little effort, but it is still the best restaurant in Baltimore. Service is the most professional this side of DC and the food is always perfectly prepared. My date said it was the best meal she had eaten in quite a while. So if you want to impress and have the cash, it is the place to go in the Baltimore downtown."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "The food is inventive and delicious. Service is impeccable and efficient. The space is beautiful. The only "negative" is that for the prices, the portions are very small; one needs to order multiple courses."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I thought the portions were small and the quality of the food was fair"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I've eaten at Cinghiale several times - always sat in the main dining room. There is seating at the bar for more casual dining, but this time we were sequestered away in an area that was new to me - a curtained windowless room that was not unlike the conference room of a hotel. It was quiet, but joyless. The food is good, and the server was a bit overbearing but tolerable."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This was my first time at Cinghiale's and I will definitely be back. My wife and I were looking for a quiet dinner for two and enjoyed the Osteria layout where the tables are well-spaced and you are insulated from the conversations at other tables. If you wanted a more lively atmoshphere, you could always choose the bar area. Our server mentioned that the tuna was very fresh and the tuna tartare appetizer was the best I have ever had. All of the food was outstanding, well-prepared and presented, but the tuna was noteworthy. The service was excellent. They also offer different price points, allowing you to order a la carte, as well as a four course prix fixe menu at about $60 or a three coure prix fixe at about $30."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Cinghiale is fine dining at it's best. The food is top-notch but the service makes this overall experience an A+. I highly recommend visiting Cinghiale when in Baltimore. Our server was so helpful with choices and with other sights to see around town. We were there for the weekend and went on this suggestion of a friend. The butternut squash ravioli was unique and delicious, a twist on pasta."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Cinghale. We chose to dine in the osteria this time instead of the enoteca. Food was the same. Overall it was just ok. Disappointed in general. We shared the foie gras and it was excellent. We then shared the gnocchi and that too was good but the seafood ravioli was noticeably too fishy for me. Shared the scallops and they were very good but the spaghetti with shrimp was a total disappointment. No flavor and tough shrimp. Server had a bit of an attitude, but overall was helpful. Dessert was good. Based on prior dining experience and this one, we won't be back. Too many other great restaurants in Baltimore."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Excellent as always, imaginative menu that is prepared to perfection."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Have dined here several times but the service can truly be abysmal ! Usually start out well and goes downhill from there. Multiple staff members are very disorganized. It's all about them and the restaurant maximizing profits. No regard for the patrons dining experience!! Managers are not competent and the proprietors who once set a higher bar for service standard in baltimore are no well below average!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Consistently one of my top three restaurants in Baltimore for the last several years. You can't go wrong with Cinghiali!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We had a gift certificate we were excited to use and then were happily surprised to find out that it was also Restaurant Week. Since we had some "free" money to use, we opted for the Restaurant Week menu plus the wine pairings. I don't think my husband and I had ever indulged in this kind of thing before, but we both thoroughly enjoyed it. Food was delicious. Service was great. We would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We enjoyed our first visit to Chingale Restaurant during Baltimore's Restaurant Week. Perhaps the quality of food might have not been at the same quality level during that special week as a normal week of business. Although my food was quite good my wife chose the special set menu for restaurant week. The bisque was "watery" and barely warm. The wines, however, that were chosen to match the courses were, according to her, "excellent." We are looking to return to Chingale for another try. I am especially looking forward to trying the meat and cheese plate as an appetizer."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We had high expectations for the food & service when we arrived. They have a polished staff, but our service was marginal. We ordered wine from the EXCELLENT choices of N. Italian wines, and our food from the restaurant week menu. The food was delicious. The Lugana wine we chose was excellent. The service was not entirely great - probably due to the busy Restaurant Week crowd. 1st course took a while to arrive, but when it came, it was the 2nd course dishes. We sent it back, expecting that soup & salad would come quickly, but they took 15 minutes and we finally had to gripe to the wait staff for help. When it came it was great, as was mains course & desert. We will return after Rest. Week with hopes of better service."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "As always, our dining experience at Cinghiales was amazing. Certainly, in my opinion, one of the top five restaurants in Baltimore. They never let me down."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was good. Server was pushy and annoying. Tried to rush everything through."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had a group of 8 celebrating my dad's birthday. The staff was extremely attentive, helping with menu selections including wine and even gave us a complimentary bottle of champagne! Service and food were impeccable from start to finish."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We love eating here. The food, service & ambiance is wonderful."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "The restaurant's noise level was very loud. Would not return because of this."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "This was our third time at Cianghiale's and it was terrific. The Enoteca three course dinner option is a bargain for such high quality food. The pastas are remarkable and the new pastry chef created a version of tiramisu that was divine. And I am not a big tiramisu fan, but I loved it. Service is very attentive and pleasant!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "The truffles were tasteless and the portion sizes were very small. It was quite expensive and not worth it."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Everything, I mean everything we had was perfectly prepared, delicious and made us wanting more. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "My wife and I have never had a better dining experience in our life. Service was top notch and the food unbelievable."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Our recent meal at Cinghiale was wonderful. Couldn't have been more perfect. Chef Martucci's pasta are outstanding. Although classic Italian, they reflect his talents and innovation in the kitchen. The only problem is what to choose!! The Pasta ala Cinghiale is always first rate. The rissotto creamy and seasoned properly. The servers go out of their way to make this a true dining experience. There is no better Italian wine list anywhere with many very reasonaly priced wines. Wines which are hardly ever found outside of Italy."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The service was outstanding. The food was delicious. We could not have asked for a better evening meal!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We went here for Christmas Eve dinner as a family. I felt it was overpriced and the portions were very small. We ordered the traditional Italian Fish dinner, very expensive $75 and the first dish was 1-oyster... very disappointing as we were expecting a wonderful happy meal, but id was not."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "I would definitely go back, the food was very good and the service was Top Notch. The ambience is warm and relaxed. The crowd seemed a little old and stuffy."
    Dined on 1/15/2014