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About Cinghiale

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.

822 Lancaster St
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 11am-2pm, 5pm-9pm

Cross Street:
S Exeter St

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 547-8282

Website:
http://www.cgeno.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking; cars are parked in a private, gated lot or in a garage. Limited street parking is also available.

Executive Chef:
James Lewandowski

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, 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.

Private Dining

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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (62)
Notable Wine List (59)
Fit for Foodies (55)
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Good for a Date (53)
Good for Anniversaries (50)
Romantic (42)
Creative Cuisine (39)
Waterfront (38)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Business Meals (30)
Authentic (27)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Bar Seating (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Good for Groups (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Local Ingredients (19)
Scenic View (16)
Cozy (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Casual (11)
Fun (11)
Comfort Food (10)
People Watching (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Healthy (9)
Seasonal (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Organic (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined a day ago

This was a sophisticated lovely Italian meal meal

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 (Baltimore)·Dined a day ago

Our daughter and son in law gave us a gift certificate after living with us for three months this summer, with their new baby, before moving into their new house. The dinner was a lovely reminder of those precious months with the new family.

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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

This is my favorite restaurant in Baltimore! The food is exceptional as pass the service and the ambiance. I've eaten here many times and I've never had anything less than perfection. Try the mortadella. There is no equal!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

This place never disappoints! Although I do think it's a bit over-priced, the food is delicious, and the service is always superb. I loved the pasta with sage and the short ribs!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Hot Spot, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We came for my sons 14th birthday. The food and service were fantastic. The gnocchi was spectacular and the strip loin was delicious. My sons dessert came with a candle and they also presented a plate of cookies that was especially nice. Overall an awesome experience. Thank you.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was a 10 from the minute our group of 7 walked in the door. We started with the Chef's selection plate and Antipasta Misti plater. Some had small pasta dishes with Entrees while others had the full portion pasta - no one left hungry. Every bite was perfect: the gnocchi, Casunsei, duck and Cinghiale strip were stand outs!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great meal....again. I’ve dined at Cinghiale regularly since the week they opened and I’ve never been disappointed. Tonight I had a perfectly prepared simple dish of fresh pasta, butter and perfectly prepared shrimp. Dessert was lovely Italian cookies. Service was excellent. Great meal....again.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was great! Probably the best beef short rib I’ve ever had in my life!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 8, 2017

My all-time fave Italian restaurant in the city! It never disappoints; worth the drive from the county. Terrific food/service and great for people watching--mixed ages and lively clientele. Love, love, love their food. Far & away delightful place to dine; so much better than Balto.'s 'little Italy' offerings!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, People Watching, Hot Spot, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Birthday dinner. The food was outstanding. We had the prix fix, which at $62 was a bargain for this kind of dining: the quality of the food, the quantity and the service level. While these were allegedly ''small portions', they were just fine, at least for me. Salads were terrific - it was difficult to choose which one to order and they did not disappoint. On the server's recommendation, I had a "lasagna'' which other than being layered with thin terrific pasta, bore no resemblance to what most people think of with lasagna. It was sensational. I had rockfish (Maryland-ese for striped sea bass) - perfectly prepared. My wife had the short rib - fall off the bone delicious. Finished with shared sorbets - all wonderful and I am an ice cream/sorbet snob. This would have been 5's all around except for a few minor quibbles. There was one food miss, the Broccoli Mascarpone soup way too salty and uninteresting . The server had recommended the butternut squash soup and we should have taken her recommendation . Service was impeccable to start, but as the evening went on (and the restaurant was hopping) it slowed a bit too much. Out of town visitors - this is a treat.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our second time there, but there will be many more. The food, service, ambiance (lovely to look at, comfortable, good sound level--busy, but you don't have to yell), everything combines to make a noteworthy, relaxing experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 2, 2017

It was our 27th wedding anniversary. We love Cinghale for no occasion but even more for a special. The service was A+. The server was so helpful and friendly and lovely. Everyone was wonderful and gracious. Our food selections were absolutely delectable! For years this has been a favorite spot of ours! Not just for special events. Just for Tuesday! Any time.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Wonderful fresh pasta and excellent service! Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Poor service, intermittent attention, clearing of plates, attending to order.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We love this place!! The food is amazing and service is super! I asked for the corner table for our anniversary and we got it!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Had no preconceived ideas about this restaurant, but wanted to try a new restaurant that was a step up from everyday Italian. We loved the ambiance of the restaurant and were delighted with the warm welcome we got when we arrived. They were aware that we were there for a special occasion. The menu was a bit difficult to understand, but our server, Allessandro offered an explanation of each dish about which we had questions...the same for the wine. He was outstanding in every way!! The food was excellent with a beautiful presentation. The service was wonderful. We look forward to dining there again .

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Well my wife and I really want to love this place. We try Cinghiale just about every year and this may in fact be our last.
We love the idea - a North Italian brasserie with an extensive wine list; the setting can’t be beat; and the physical restaurant is beautiful.
Our seating was great and comfortable.
Th service is simply outstanding.
The menu was varied and described in detail by what seemed the most knowledgeable server I’ve had in years.
So what’s the problem? There are two.
1) the food
For whatever reason the food does not correspond at all to the deliciousness of how it sounds on the the menu. While sauces and flavors are mentioned, they don’t translate onto the plate, or are there as whispers and droplets and reductions or tiny smears on the side or buried under the pasta, main course whatever.
Our pasta was warm and clumpy on cool plates, and no sauce or oil was there to keep it alive. Mine was good anyway my wife’s was a sad gray mass with sparse mushrooms meat in it.
I had the “special whole rabbit” as a main, and boy was I excited. What arrived was totally unacceptable and so depressing: my whole rabbit had been turned into a large rather dry sausage and cut into 4 slices, served over some forgettable polenta-like purée! While our server had mentioned I would not be getting the actual whole rabbit in one piece, she did NOT mention that it would be pressed and condensed into 4 dry pellets. Again, what a shame.
2) it’s always freezing cold in this place. A lady next to us had her wool coat on the whole meal. I had to zip up my wool 1/4 zip all the way, ugh... and there are huge windows and vents near them to blow cold air on you during the meal. Just be prepared for that if you decide to come. We won’t be back anymore, sadly.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Cinghiale should be on everyone’s list for a great bar and dinner spot. The bar is beautiful, the wine list full of interest, and the food has become spectacular. Rockfish crudo was delicate and brightly fresh; pumpkin mezzaluna was rich without heaviness and swordfish was just perfect. Definitely a gem.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Bar Seating, People Watching, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Have wanted to try cinghiale for years. Finally got there and it met all our expectations! A beautiful space right on the water and delicious food. We will be back soon!

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Healthy
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

First time here. Terrific food, service, ambiance. Reasonable priced for the high quality. Will definitely visit again during my next trip to Baltimore.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Stupendous service. Great foie gras and risotto Mediocre duck. Can’t comment on dessert as we said, no thank you. Would not recommend the tasting with wine menu. Instead order from the menu.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The server was extremely attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list. The house made bread was to die for and the small plates were also incredible. Unfortunately, we found our entrees to be just okay. The food may be a little overpriced, but we were pleasantly surprised with the wine prices.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent meal and service. I could have eaten anything on the menu—very hard to decide! 5 stars for food and wait staff.

Wine and mixed drink prices were overpriced for oz. Way too much mixer in mixed drink. Felt cheated there.

The main dining room was too dark, we needed a flashlight to read the menu and we noticed other tables doing the same.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was excellent - some servers were hard to understand- language barrier.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Cinghiale has to be the best restaurant in Baltimore!
In every dining experience we've had, the food is exceptional and creative, with a fine Italian undertone.
The wait staff is attentive yet unimposing. The bar staff knows how to make a good Negroni as well!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 18, 2017

I was prepared to be wowed, based on first appearances. Having arrived early and right as they opened at 5:30pm, the opportunity to look around was welcomed. The charcuterie prep area, near the reception desk, was very inviting and I enjoyed listening to the review and education given the wait staff. I had the Rhode Island Rockfish, and it had little to no flavor - I had to salt it at the table (salt not on the table, had to be requested). Presentation was really nice, just no flavor. Based on what I saw walking in, for the first time (ever) I ordered a dessert wine and a three-cheese assortment for dessert. I specifically said I liked hard, strong cheese and to have the chef (?) choose for me. All three were good, but milder and semi-soft choices. To be clear, the overall meal was good, but I was expecting more based on the decor, ambiance and prices. There are a lot of choices in this Harbor East area; as an out-of-town business traveler I myself am unlikely to return.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We really enjoyed our meal! Our waitress, Valencia, was outstanding.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The food and service was impeccable! They took good care of us and made sure my husband had a perfect birthday.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Fantastic food and atmosphere! Great food options for the owner of our company who happens to be a vegetarian as well as seafood and steak options for the non veggies! Will definitely come back next time we are in town!

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We just had dinner there for our Anniversary. We have been to Charleston a few times and loved it so we wanted to try the other Cindy Wolf/Tony Foreman restaurant. The food was great, the service exceptional, and the wine list was one of the best we have ever seen. We will most definitely go back as soon as possible.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 8, 2017

My absolute favorite in Baltimore
First class. Knowledgable wait staff
Sommelier present and fabulous
Ask for wine pairing with courses, they pick amazing ones you might not know exist . Broaden your pallet.
Charcuterie, fois gras, duck and lamb all freaking delicious and the service never wanting
Ty for a fab evening

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a great time. It was our first meal there and a fantastic experience. We celebrated our 30th anniversary and they made it very special. Highly recommended this restaurant for any occasion!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent meal with very creative presentation. Outstanding pasta and desserts. The service is attentive and world-class.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 3, 2017

I went to Cinghaile for my birthday and it was such a great experience. The staff was incredibly kind and welcoming. I opted for the 4 course menu with wine pairings and my fantastic waitress helped me choose from the many amazing-sounding options on the menu. I loved everything about my experience and hope to make this a new birthday tradition!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 2, 2017

This was not our visit and prior meals have been expensive and worth the tab. While the service was impeccable, the food was mediocre at best. So disappointing.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always provides a fantastic meal and a great experience!

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

I was there to surprise my boyfriend with a one year anniversary dinner date. Every course was wonderful, even when it was something I would not normally order or try. I love Italian food and this place was perfect. And server was very knowledgeable of drink and food menu! Very helpful! We will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Everything about this dining experience was perfect. The food was fabulous and the service was outstanding and unparalleled. The small plate offering is much appreciated.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We dined to celebrate my birthday and the meal was outstanding. The charcuterie was superior, the calamari is such a unique preparation that I must have each time we are there, and the pastas, chitarra with shrimp and gnocchi with ragu, were just plain out of this world. I was honored with a candle in our dessert and made to feel welcome. It was a splendid evening all around.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We had a beautiful dinner, wonderful service, attentive staff. Could not ask for a nicer evening.

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