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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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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (73)
Special Occasion (72)
Notable Wine List (65)
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Good for a Date (62)
Good for Anniversaries (61)
Romantic (49)
Good for Birthdays (47)
Waterfront (44)
Business Meals (43)
Authentic (41)
Creative Cuisine (40)
Worth the Drive (39)
Bar Seating (31)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Good for Groups (20)
Cozy (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Hot Spot (16)
Scenic View (14)
Local Ingredients (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Fun (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Disabled Access (8)
Casual (7)
People Watching (7)
Seasonal (7)
Great for Lunch (5)
Healthy (4)
Organic (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

We went to Chinghiale for my birthday dinner, as one of the last nights out we expect to have before our second child arrives. It was absolutely wonderful. As we have come to expect with any of the establishments run by Cindy Wolf and Tony Foreman, the food was outstanding, and the service exceptional. We will gladly return again, as this was our first visit, and will recommend it to friends. We both had the 4-course prix fixe menu, and were very full and satisfied with all the variety we were able to have.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food.... we did the Price Fix menu with the wine pairing.... portions were actually too big!!!! Had to take the desserts to go......The food was fabulous, wines were spot on with the courses.... Would recommend to anyone that want to go!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

What a disppointment, We thought about going there for Valentine's but were given a 5:30 time, so we changed it to the day after, and the restaurant was relatively empty. We used valet parking which was convenient. After we got seated, our waitress asked us if it was our first time at this place, and we told her it was. What a mistake that was, for she took us through the menu as if we werte country bumpkins and had never dined in a restaurant prior to that evening. I had hoped that they would still have some bronzino which I had seen on their Valentine's menu, but they did not, so I decided to go for the buffalo mozzarella as a starter and a New York strip as a main course. There was no olive oil with the salad so I had to ask for some. I had ordered the steak to be medium, not dry and well done and not raw. It was not served on the bone as is the case in my entire prior experience, and the meat was tough and dry and almost inedible. My wife would not allow me to complain so I left a lot of two small round pieces that looked more like tournedos. Then I ordered cheese cake for dessert---this was the only cheese cake in my life I did not like. This is a good restaurant to go to if one wants to start a diet as the food was not all good, the coffee was weak and watery, and the price was too high for such fare. I could not wait to get the check and leave. My wife's food was also unappetizing, and she ordered a main course of scallops that might have satisfied a seven year old girl it was so insubstantial. Well, it is too bad, as we have been looking for new places to add to our regulars and the prices were no off putting, it was just the food. The bread was great, but they never asked if we wanted any more. I would not go back there. The maitre d' or manager who served me my steak said she wanted to make sure I was happy with it----she never returned to see if it was satisfactory.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent dining experience overall. Wine list goes on for pages and provides a nice range of price points. Food was very good and the service outstanding. A bit pricey but for a special evening out, why not?

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Great atmosphere and incredible Italian cuisine! Perfect for date night and special occasions.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

We came for Valentines Day and weren’t sure what to expect on a day like this. They did a great job of not overbooking and the pre-set menu was excellent. Our server was so friendly and knowledgeable. The food was outstanding!! We are still talking about how good our meals were. This was our second time here and we will definitely be back for a third very soon!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful food and impeccable service! The scallops are truly the best ever. Perfectly crisp on the outside and moist inside- pair with the risotto and it’s amazing! Grilled calamari is fantastic!

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

So amazing! Food was delicious. Thoroughly enjoyed the carpaccio. The gnocchi might be the best thing I have ever eaten. Little pillows that just melted in your mouth. The cinghaile was cooked perfectly. So delicious, can't wait to return!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Very good food but too loud. It was hard to have a conversation

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Cinghiale has always been a good eating experience for us. This night was no different. Chris, our waiter, was knowledgeable, attentive, and generous. The food was prepared with panache and served with style--as usual. We especially enjoyed the gnocchi on this occasion.

Tags: Organic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We had our choice of seating for a late Thursday evening dinner in Cinghiale's enoteca (wine bar). Fun and comfortable atmosphere with warm tones. The perimeter and bar area is surrounded by empty autographed wine bottles marking special occasions and/or a celebration of a good meal. We enjoyed the bread selection with olive oil for dipping; the escarole salad; and a light and tasty squid ink spaghetti served with grilled calamari, razor clams, and just the right amount of lemon zest. My daughter loved the scallops with braised artichokes, and carrot puree. Excellent wine selection. Our meals were backed up due to a large party, however I was comped with a delicious white wine.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

When in Baltimore and looking for great Italian food Cinghiale is top of the pyramid!
Started with my date an I each consuming to expertly crafted very dry vodka martinis at the bar. The bar features ornate wood carvings, marble top and superb bar tenders. Our entrees were perfect and I particularly enjoyed the cod fish with polenta. Soup of the day, mushroom, was warm and filling and salad, crisp and expertly dressed. Our waitress was responsive but never had to be beckoned for the next course. She was aware of our style of dining and was timely with each course. Cinghiale is lively and spacious but not noisy and boring. Truly a gem in Charm City!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Delicious meal. One slip but recovery was smooth and satisfactory. Cinghale will not disappoint.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

My boyfriend and I had dinner the other night, great service and amazing food!! I would highly recommended this restaurant and we will certainly be back for dinner soon!

Tags: Happy Hour, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Tea, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Live Sports, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the grilled calamari, oysters, foie gras, scallops, artichoke risotto, and duck! They were all amazing!!! The staff was perfect and very accommodating. Delightful views and reasonable pricing for great food.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Celebrated my wife's birthday here. Wonderful, attentive service but not intrusive. The meal was delicious and we loved the slow pace that allowed us to relax and enjoy a romantic dinner. We never felt rushed. Would definitely go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Amy was our server, she was Great. Her attention to my wife’s question made our night! Always a dining delight @ your establishment.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Cuisine de qualité, service attentionné ambiance tranquille et chaleureuse.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Amazing , authentic Italian food with a top notch wine list. My favorite restaurant in the world at this point!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 27, 2018

A wonderful experience. Victor was a wonderful waiter and Ingrid (the hostess and manager) made it very special. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Second time at this restaurant, this time in the wine bar. The waiter was nice but a little disorganized - had to ask 2 or 3 times for something. Perhaps he was new. Despite that, he was very professional. Food was lovely and the restaurant simply has a great vibe.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This was one of the best meals I have ever had! The service was amazing and the general feel to the restaurant is very pleasing. The lighting level is perfect and the tables are spaced so you feel that you have your own space and you can have a conversation with your own party. I will definitely be returning!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

In the past, this was one of our favorite restaurants in Baltimore. I am sorry to say that the food was not as good as our previous experiences. The service from the moment we walked in the door was awful. They seemed disorganized and overwhelm the entire night. Worst of all, they were not even particularly busy for a Saturday evening. My wife waited 30 minutes for her cocktail!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We all thoroughly enjoyed our evening out, even the friend who confided before the meal that she's not a big fan of Italian cuisine in general. I tried to explain that this isn't the kind of pasta and red sauce place she was thinking of, and she said afterward that she loved the meal. Wonderful food, great ambiance, and good service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Disappointed. It was a late meal (9:00) but the staff seemed inattentive and cursory in their service. Food was alright, nothing stellar. We're not sure it was worth the drive (from Roland park). We had a better time at previous visits.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Server was great

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent food. Small portions. Great service and the decor/theme was perfect. New building, great location.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our dinner was no less than outstanding. Bronzino is one of my favorite fish and was perfectly filleted and cooked. Accompanied by a light blood orange and fennel pistachio pesto lemon butter it may well be it is the best I have eaten. Our waitress Jimi was perfect; professional friendly but not overly chatty and most helpful in guiding our selections as she was asked. Both the service and the food make us look forward to a return visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My husband and I were extremely disappointed with our experience at Cinghiale. The food was just OK for the price. The service was EXCEEDINGLY poor. It was difficult to get our waitress' attention to order a drink or our dinner. I would not recommend to a friend and will not go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was just fair. Overpriced for what we got.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I love the atmosphere and decor. We had delicious food and wine and our waitress was lovely and informative.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

This was our first time at Cinghiale and it was great. The service was very good as was every dish we tried. We tried the grilled calamari and it was delicious. I think I could eat it everyday. My husband ordered the Prosciutto wrapped Chicken and I ordered the roasted pork lion , we each got the wine suggestions from the menu with each dish, and both dishes were delicious. Our server Jasmine was very good as was the server that fills the water glasses, I’m sorry I didn’t get her name. It was Restaurant week so it was probably more crowded and noisier than normal. We will definitely try it again soon.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Very mediocre food. Great ambiance but food so so and overrated in media. Staff does their best. This is my second time n I don’t think it has the right value for money.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Overall a great experience. The staff are fantastic!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fun, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Good as always. Dined there for restaurant week, and a great value. Service was exceptional!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Scenic View, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We went to participate in Baltimore Winter 2018 Restaurant Week and enjoyed ourselves. The service was prompt and professional and that ambiance pleasant. We had requested to dine in the Enoteca as we had not before. We enjoyed it though we felt as though we were stuck off in a corner a bit but since this was a date with my wife we were not terribly disappointed. All in all we have been many times and will go back for the occasional special events.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Service was excellent - attentive, but not rushed. Matt answered all our questions, made excellent food and wine recommendations, and paced the meal exactly how we wanted it. Food was exceptional. We kept thinking the next dish couldn’t possibly be as good as the last, but everything we tried was delicious - the lamb tortellini, the trout, the ricotta cheesecake - all perfect! Portion size was just right for us, enough, but not too much. We will definitely eat here again, the next time we’re in Baltimore!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Every staff person was accommodating and personable, not to mention, knowledgeable. Thank you for your extraordinary customer service. We will be back. Special thanks to Nicole, the Sommelier, and to Andrew who was on loan from Charleston.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Excellent service - from valet to coat to drinks to food to dessert. You can feel the Wolf-Foreman touch. The food was excellent as well. Highly recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 17, 2018

We went to Cinghiale, in the Enoteca, for their Baltimore Restaurant week menu. The porcini mushroom gnocchi was the winner of the night, although, the pheasant ravioli was a creative entree addition I don't think we'd find elsewhere. The wine pairings were very well placed in the meal. Kim, our server, was incredibly attentive and polite. She made the dining experience very easy going and relaxed. The noise level of the music and conversation in the Enoteca was a little too loud for quiet dinner conversation but would be well suited for a larger group. The music selection of 70s and 80s R&B hits I found to be a little cheesy and out of place with the caliber of restaurant but it didn't detract from the experience. Overall, we found the meal to be of great value for the price and we would certainly consider going back again for a more formal occasion in the Osteria dining room. The experience was a cut above for Italian cuisine, which at other venues can often seem tired and uninspired. Go out for a night here if you're looking for something outside of the lasagna, baked ziti, and meatballs of a standard Italian eatery and want to try something new but authentic.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Comfort Food, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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