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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.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Italian, Contemporary Italian
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 11am-2pm, 5pm-9pm
S Exeter St
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary Valet Parking; cars are parked in a private, gated lot or in a garage. Limited street parking is also available.
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.
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
Cinghale is always delightful because of the atmosphere and location. For restaurant week, however, the food was only OK which is not customary for their food. The soup was too salty to eat, the cinghale (wild boar) was delicious but tough, and the dessert (a chocolate tart) was only mediocre. I expected better since my previous meals there was significantly better.
We were a bit disappointed in our waitress. Very cold to us and forgot my cocktail and had to be reminded when she was asking my husband if he wanted his second glass of wine. Aside from that, this restaurant has reliably good food and you can hear conversation which is important. We are glad they have valet parking.
We were celebrating a birthday. The staff was very attentive in acknowledging the occasion and gave us a nice cozy table in the corner - yet we had a nice view of the dining room and the waterfront. Our waiter did a wonderful job with giving us suggestions when asked and explaining the dishes/beverages we selected. My favorite was the tortellini and my husband had the duck - which he said was excellent! Thumbs up all around.
Outstanding service from hostess and waitress. Jimi would be a reason to come back. Wine suggestion was great.
Menu too big and cumbersome and print to small. Almost need a flashlight to read.
Need more red sauce dishes on menu.
Lovely place. Would come back for special occasion.
Cinghiale has been our favorite place to dine for 9 years. We go for birthdays, anniversary's, and New Years. We also go when we want a delicious meal served by a staff that knows us and takes good care of all of our needs. The food is wonderful, the restaurant is beautiful and the service is impeccable. The wine can be overwhelming but the staff is very knowledgeable and we've always appreciated recommendations. The sommelier is always available if there is an unusual question.
Cinghiale is one of our absolute favorite places to dine and spend time with friends. On New Year's Eve, we brought friends to celebrate their birthdays and ring in the new year. We also hosted our office Christmas party there. As usual the food was excellent! Surprisingly, the service was underwhelming.. which is odd.. We had to keep finding random people to refill drinks. I'm assuming this was just a one-off problem. We will return of course.
Four course prix fixe for New Year's Eve, which overall was pretty good. The first two courses were excellent! Our entrees and desserts, however, left a little to be desired. While the panna cotta delivered, the chocolate cake and hazelnut tart (offered for free when we got that by mistake instead of the cake...) seemed as if they were prepared at least the day before and thawed for the occasion. We were very happy with the service, from the valet to the wait staff!
I went last year for a friend's birthday and brought my family back this year for our holiday dinner. The food was great and the service was wonderful (Our waiter was very patient with my older parents and grandparents, explaining the menu to them and even bringing my dad some reading glasses when he was having trouble seeing the menu). Always a lovely time!
Our dinner reservation was on Christmas Eve at 7:30, party of 5. We waited 45 minutes with little apology from the Gentleman coordinating seating. We were all quite irritated that we were not at least offered a cocktail/soft drink/something as a gesture of good will to acknowledge the inconvenience - it's good business to keep those waiting happy. Poor customer service. Great Food.- unfortunately the night started on a bad note.
Chingiale is, very simply, a wonderful restaurant. The menu offers a wide variety of meats, fishes, pastas and vegetable dishes with Italian roots, each prepared with interesting flair. The servers are cordial and informative but neither intrusive or obsequious. Delicious, sophisticated, comfortable--perfect pitch.
This was our third time for a special night out to dinner. Each time it has been outstanding. The food is good and I especially like that you can order small plates. A lot of the experience has to do with the server and they have always been friendly and knowledgable and not too stuffy. We will be back again.
It was a return visit to our favorite place ! We were met with immediate recognition of who we were and they knew I would want our special server AMY. My birthday was perfect thanks to everyone there , once again they enveloped us in sincere service ,warmth and unbelievable food ! We even had the pleasure of meeting chef ... it was so kind of him to spend time chatting with us and it just proved why the whole atmosphere there is so wonderful . My only sorrow was that they were not open for lunch the next day before we left for home ! My husband and I are still talking about the pheasant and the artichoke salad and the foie gras of course . Thankyou again !
Lovely space, excellent service. Great selection of Italian wines. Food variable time to time, sometimes outstanding and other times average. They often don’t get the fineness of meat and fish right. Vegetarian options limited. Presentation great, but often tastes too rich.
A fantastic evening of friends, wine, food and more wine. Half price wine night is a great opportunity to hit their fantastic wine list hard and save a bit of money. Service and food were excellent as usual, and we had some really nice wine. Plan ahead -- be safe and Uber home.
Has your server ever opened your bottle of wine and poured the first sip for himself, WITHOUT your permission, almost surreptitiously? I suspect the answer is "NO", unless you are dining at the Foreman/Wolf restaurant Cinghiale. There, it is standard practice. It's horribly rude, pretentious, arrogant and without cause, especially when your server can't tell you anything about the bottle of wine, its region, its flavor pattern or its vintage, and starts the charade by bringing you the wrong bottle (which happened to be double the price of the one ordered). Could you imagine your server placing your food on the table and taking a bite of each dish, without your permission? How about tasting your cocktail? Why then the Foreman/Wolf crew think it's acceptable to taste your bottle of wine is an ongoing mystery; it isn't justified unless the patron lodges a complaint about the wine. Itdetracts from the evening. Could it be worth turning a blind eye and chalking it up to an elitist style? Maybe, if the food was as impeccable as it portends to be; maybe if the server tells you before the stolen sip that for purposes of constantly monitoring their wine stock, they would like to taste it. In that case, shouldn't the sommelier be the one tasting? Shouldn't this be the customer's choice? Expectations ran high for the food, especially in light of the egregious wine tasting game. Yet the pasta (squid ink pasta with grilled calamari, Fresno chili, lemon zest, garlic, chives) was mushy with a few pieces of flavorless squid, 2 paper thin rings of Fresno chili and no discernible lemon, garlic or chives - instead the mush sat in a pool of unsalted butter. Equally disappointing was the spaghetti alla chitarra, shrimp, capers, white wine, and garlic...which had 3 limp, tasteless shrimp and even mushier pasta...and the remainder of the butter from the other pasta. Any high points? Ironically enough, the wine was delicious. The rest of the night was regrettable.
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