Cinghiale

4.6
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$30 and under
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Italian
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.
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OT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Though definitely on the expensive side of the cost spectrum, the overall experience and food are excellent and it’s absolutely worth the visit!

a
New England
102 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went to check this place out as an option for bringing a large group to celebrate my son's graduation. Very friendly and attentive staff. We all enjoyed our meals from appetizers right through dessert. Our favorite appetizer was the Veal Tortelloni dish that we shared...the mushroom Marsala cream sauce was outstanding!
We all enjoyed our entrees. The NY strip was cooked to perfection and the scallop and chicken dinners were also very good. There was a mix up with one of the entrees and they had to take back a dinner to send out correct order. The waiter was very accommodating but never acknowledged the error. We enjoyed the rest of our dinner and finished of with amazing desserts. My husband addressed our experience with the manager who was more than apologetic. Because of this fine service, we have made the reservation for our group of 12.



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c
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was outstanding from start to finish. Plates came at a nice pace, service was attentive but not overbearing. And the food was so delicious.

RE
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cinghiale is a wonderful experience. Food, service, ambience and people-watching are reasons we go as is Jimmy, a very knowledgeable and helpful member of the staff.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

I try to only write positive reviews, but this was ridiculous. I took my wife and two friends out for an annual dinner at which we pick a fine dining establishment. This is not a fine dining establishment. We were one of the first tables sat on a Saturday. We ordered a big wine $$$, they didn’t have it, but no big deal that happens. Our server, not a sommelier, came back with a comparable bottle. That’s the first time that has happened to me in a fine dining establishment. No specials offered (come on now). We ordered quickly. 3 courses, the first being soup. 1 hour and 10 minutes after our soups were finally cleared we received our half pasta plates. During this wait, I poured the wine for the table, because our server was MIA. When she did return she told us there was a mistake in the kitchen, I said ok. We ordered 3 glasses of wine to eat with our pasta. Didn’t get them until the pasta was long gone. Terrible. Not once did a manager come up and talk to us to check in, ask how things are, nothing. I worked in service industry in my day including fine dining. They had food runners, and didn’t have to read off specials, there was no reason for this absence of service. When one of us would get up, never was a napkin folded when we returned. Entrees were ok, nothing to write home about. There are a bunch of fine dining restaurants that trump this place in food and especially service. We spent most of the evening staring at empty plates and glasses. I still tipped 20% and I don’t have a clue why. Don’t bother with this place.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dinner!

The food we had was excellent and the service was attentive and very knowledgeable.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The food was good. The wine list is excellent. The service was well below average. Really nice restaurant.

GS
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We love Cinghiale and keep going back .
It’s always a good experience .
We do like the Enoteca area , mostly the menu and the prices !

JC
Atlantic City
35 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came from New Jersey with my new bride to show her the wonders of beautiful Baltimore’s inner harbor. Since I wasn’t very familiar with the restaurants in the area I went on open table for a recommendation and I am very happy that I did. This place was spectacular from the second we walked in to the second we left !! There was a little bit of a wait but we didn’t mind since the bar is phenomenal on its own. We had a glass of wine while we waited and took in the ambiance. Just watching the cook prepare appetizers at the open station mid restaurant was a show in its own !! We sat down and didn’t even look at the menu. I told our waiter that we were looking for 3 courses nothing too heavy and just to have the chef bring us what he felt like making. The first course was a mix of meats and cheeses which were absolutely delicious. We then had a pasta course the pasta was very delicate and melted in your mouth. For the main course we had seared scallops and they were perfect!! Overall I have to say that this place did not disappoint !! If you’ve never been here you have to try it !! I can’t wait to come back to Baltimore to eat here again !!! Bravo !!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambiance, service were very impressive. Foreman-wolf group are the best restaurantuer’s in the region.

CT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Food overrated - quite disappointing based on the 5 star rating. My veal breast was fatty with tendons, and not flavorful. The apple crostata was mainly a piece of crust with a small sliver of apple.

D
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner but our side dishes came after we were done eating and we were never offered coffee, although we were offered dessert. Service needs to be better

GI
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cinghiale never disappoints! Been returning several times and yet leave very happy with the food. We visited on Thursday night for a quick dinner. Restaurant was extremely busy, although was during Baltimore Restaurant week. We chose fix price restaurant week menu, with raving experience for all items. Surprised to see the owner, Tony Foreman around taking care of the restaurant. No we did not get picture op, too bad for our bragging rights. It’s rare now days to see owners of several restaurant to be involved in daily business, guess it has something to do with restaurant success. Thanks and please keep the quality high for years to come. We have been visiting all properties of Foreman-Wolf Group, except one, and by far are our best places in Baltimore dinning scene. Highly recommend.

KR
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

we came here for restaurant week and it was just a terrible experience. the highlight was the valets. they were more attentive than our waitress. we waited for more than 20 minutes for the server to come even order our drinks. the table next to us was seated later than we were but got their drinks and appetizers before we did. we considered just leaving and going to another restaurant altogether but they finally brought the bread out and we heard great things about the bread. the rest of the food didn't live up to the hype. I barely finished a quarter of my entree and just took my dessert to go. definitely not planning on going back.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent as always

OT
Baltimore
115 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner at Cinghiale — Restaurant Week menu included a nice variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts; and the wine pairings added a nice touch to the meal. We always enjoy Cinghiale and recommend it highly!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was all amazing. The ambiance was perfect. The attention of the service staff was excellent. My glass was never empty and they were taking away dirty and empty dishes almost as soon as they were empty. I 100% recommend this restaurant. I was seated on the casual side so it was a little more lively which I enjoyed. Nothing uncomfortably loud.

OT
Baltimore
148 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was quite good. My standard for Italian food is Ristorante Bartolotta in Milwaukee, and this didn't quite come up to that. But it was good. Service was a little slower than we'd hoped for - the wine came well before the courses with which they were paired (for my husband; I had a cocktail before the meal and wine with my entrée). We came for Restaurant Week so we could try it out, and I'm pleased with that decision. It's not my first choice among the Foreman-Wolf restaurants to revisit (Charleston, Petit Louis, Johnny's will get my repeat business before I would visit Cinghiale again). But it was good. It was fine.

MH
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal. Made for a wonderful date night!

OT
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

It was fine. Maybe it was restaurant week “blah” or the ravens game... the service was not up to the usual standard. I waited a very long time for my first cocktail and it was downhill from there in terms of service. The food was good but not the usual “great”. This happens to be my favorite restaurant and I’ve been many, many times and I will return many more time. Tonight was just “off”.

AM
Baltimore
42 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with terrific atmosphere. Best charcuterie in Baltimore. The grilled calamari is fantastic and the sauce is great for dipping bread in too. The pasta and risotto were available in half orders and also terrific. Parish is amongst the best servers in Baltimore.

DM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Jimi was great. The enoteca was packed and therefore, the noise level was very high and filtered into the other dining room. Squid ink pasta was all I could imagine it to be! Excellent

HM
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, a fantastic meal at this great restaurant. Always hits the mark. Great food, personalized service, happy family!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, service was efficient and well timed. Would highly recommend.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

New Year’s Eve

KP
Baltimore
222 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a very good experience at Cinghiale. It was very crowded as expected, but we were seated almost exactly at our reservation time.

Our server was very nice and explained some of the items on the menu. It took a while to get drinks and get the evening going, but I will chalk some of this up to them being very crowded.

Each of us enjoyed our first course. My mother-in-law had the mushroom soup, my wife had the swordfish and I had the ham. The plating was very nice and you could tell that attention was paid to each dish.

Four our second course, we each had the Agnolotti that was stuffed with Guinea Fowl Ragu. We all agreed that this was the highlight of the night. I would go back just for that dish.

For our third course, my MIL had the Rockfish, my wife had the Monkfish, and I had the short rib. The fish dishes were very good, but I was a bit disappointed in the short rib. It wasn't as tender as it should have been, and I didn't care for the way it came together. I wouldn't order it again.

For dessert, we each had the Blackberry Semifreddo. It was also very good.

My wife and I had the wine pairing and we enjoyed each glass.

I would like to go back on a regular night to try some items off their regular menu.

We were disappointed in the supposed "view" of the Baltimore fireworks. The restaurant billed their celebration with a view of the fireworks. From the window in the restaurant, we probably saw maybe six to eight bursts. After a while, we just sat back down and enjoyed our coffee. I looked at the fireworks on social media the next day and we couldn't see the majority of the show from the restaurant.

I would definitely go back, but I wouldn't go if I wanted to see the NYE fireworks.

TF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great New Year’s experience: food, wine, ambiance, and location for spilling out at midnight to watch the harbor fireworks - with their glass of champagne in your hand!

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Experience was mediocre at best.
Many failures for such an evening(NYE). Reserved sitting not given and no explanation provided. Wine pairings not communicated with each course. Red heavy wine served with fish(so we ordered white separately) Some servings were cold. Definitely put a damper on New Year’s eve spirits.

MF
New England
35 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We’ve spent a lot of NYE’s at Cinghiale and love it. This year was another good year however, we’ve had better. I hate to say this but it was underwhelming this year. The risotto and the duck were very salty which has never been the case. The duck was cooked perfectly, just over salted. The Prosecco cake was dry and tasteless. However, we had an amazing 2012 Brunello which worked so well with our choices. We’ll be back! We love it there.

MB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Dinner (the food) was exceptional. We also had the wine pairings with each course, my wife's pairings worked well, but they were 0 for 3 on mine, the last was so bad I had to send it back. Overall, I still highly recommend Cinghiale, just don't let them pick your wine.

N
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose the night before New Year’s Eve. The restaurant was less than half full. Service was timely and courteous. Meal and drinks were all perfect. Awesome time.

NJ
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything about the experience was top notch, especially the service; except for the cheese course. For the price, we had expected a proper board/slab with appropriate accompaniments. Turns out the cheese was cut in strips, served haphazardly on a plate with a chutney/jelly blob and hard bread/crackers bites that were not good. Love the restaurant, so hope they start doing something professional w/ the cheese course.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Lovely place. Nothing struck me as exceptional. It was my birthday and they were informed. No effort to reflect an added touch. For a nice night out, it’s a pleasant spot in Harbor East.

JS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Had to shout to talk. Way too loud.

d
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal. Perfect date night spot. The service was outstanding and we felt like we always were given attention. Everything we had was outstanding, from the bread to the flan for dessert

BB
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This place is always great. The wine list is interesting; the food well prepared and served. The bread is excellent. I have been ordering the bronzino lately and do wish it were served with more interesting and colorful sides (two potatoes are too much, and one side of steamed potatoes would be best). We’ll be back!

BF
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences your can have. Food was a little bit weak, especially the Cinghiale Pork loin. Still a great experience. Love the place. Service was impeccable. Server Parish was fantastic. The restaurant did not have our open table reservation, but didn't miss a beat in getting us handled on a very busy night. Thank you!

s
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

My dinner was Veal Milanese...I wish I would have taken a picture.....it look grey with some pan fried marks...it was bland and had no flavor. I should have just sent it back out of the gate But I was hungry.. Plus when you send them your back you’re always waiting 20 minutes to half an hour and by the time you get it everyone else is done their meal. I ate about 1/2 of it...I gave up. I was so irritated. To the restaurant defense they did take it off my bill. But The reason why am irritated is because I can’t even imagine how it was let out of the kitchen looking the way it did. For a meal that’s $50 it should look Very appetizing. Needless to say I am highly disappointed. I guess I should’ve just gone to Aldo’s...they know how to make that dish right.

MM
1 review