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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

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (65)
Fit for Foodies (59)
Good for a Date (56)
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Notable Wine List (55)
Good for Anniversaries (52)
Good for Birthdays (45)
Authentic (40)
Romantic (40)
Waterfront (39)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Business Meals (35)
Worth the Drive (32)
Bar Seating (24)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Good for Groups (20)
Cozy (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Scenic View (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Casual (8)
Fun (8)
People Watching (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Seasonal (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Healthy (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Organic (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

Good dinner
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.

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

We went for restaurant week and enjoyed it so much we made our next reservation while we were still at the restaurant! Food and service were excellent.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Be sure to scrutinize your check, as we were charged for an extra "prix fixe" meal. Fortunately, we saw it and had the bill adjusted.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

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.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent fine-dining restaurant. You really get what you pay for. Easily the best meal I've had in Baltimore.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Cozy, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Although thoughtfully composed, some of the plates fall flat and just don't deliver those beautiful Northern Italian flavors. The service is exceptional however.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Our dinner was terrific; perhaps the best we've had there. Also, what's not to love about half price bottle night on Tuesday in the Enoteca?

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Waterfront
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Wonderful food and service

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Very good food and service. The sommelier was very helpful and recommended a couple good wines to accompany our meal.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Took my boyfriend there to celebrate his birthday. Absolutely wonderful experience. Excellent service (with a sense of humor). Food was outstanding. Will most certainly be back.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I wasn't blown away by the food despite the prices and accolades. Every person I encountered here, though, was extremely friendly and helpful!

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Wonderful branzino with roasted brussels sprouts and potato puree, and we did not feel at all rushed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We loved the ambiance and learning so much about Italian wine. Our waiter was exceptional! Although the food was quite good, it was a bit too rich and salty for our taste. But we at it all anyway!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Everyone was fabulous and so were our dinners. Thank you to all!!

Tags: Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was unexceptional-antipasta: cod was exceptional, calamari was good, others were below average.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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 !

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We love this restaurant and go quite often. When ordering the prix fixe menu there always seems to be a lag between the primo and the secondo-- too long a wait, really-- Wish they could fix that! Otherwise it was another fabulous meal!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food is unbelievably excellent, our waiter was excellent, the maître d' was very pleasant and helpfu, and even the valet parking was great

Tags: Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Authentic, Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised to see they had a Date Night special menu on Fridays in the Enoteca. Delicious and reasonable 3 course dinner and bottle of wine! Generous portions. We'll be back.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 7, 2017

fabulous setting! Great food with portion options as well.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

All areas top notch.
Service seemed to be disorganized

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was amazing! Every course was well thought out and simply phenomenal....

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Everything was delicious, ambiance was great. Wine pairings simplified selections. We'll be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Always have a great meal here. Service is outstanding. The cream of cauliflower soup was outstanding!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Special treat. Did not disappoint. Wine recommendation great. Food exceptional.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our first time was truly exceptional food, service and ambiance

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

WONDERFUL SERVICE. Jimmy is the BOMB. Each suggestion was perfect and each course divine. So glad we took a chance to try someplace unfamilar (and NOT in DC) for my partner's 50th birthday celebration. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Seemed quite expensive for the portion; was disappointed two entrees came out first then five mins later the other two. Should have been simultaneously

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