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Hersh's

4.8
4.8
991 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Hersh's celebrates the foods of Italy and the craft of the American bartender. Our menu of fresh, ingredient-driven dishes includes rustic Italian small plates and award-winning housemade pasta, as well as Neapolitan pizza featuring housemade mozzarella and sausage. Our booze program focuses on vintage cocktails, craft brews and spirits and a tightly-edited wine list offering varietals you won't see every day. Come hungry, come thirsty and come often!

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Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (443) 438-4948

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Josh Hershkovitz

  • Private party facilities

    In our second-story dining room, with it's beautiful murals on exposed brick, we have the flexibility to host up to 60 guests for anything from holiday parties to business events to rehearsal dinners. The downstairs bar, with its vintage vibe and great music, accommodates up to 45 guests. The entire restaurant is also available for private events.

  • Private party contact

    Stephanie Hershkovitz: (443) 438-4948

  • Neighborhood

    Federal Hill

  • Cross street

    Wells Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Insalate

  • Hersh's Caesar$11.00

    romaine, parmigiano, pecorino, ciabatta croutons, housemade dressing

    • Mixed Greens$10.00

      mixed greens, sun-dried tomato pesto, olives, housemade mozzarella, sherry-thyme vinaigrette

      Antipasti

      • Spring Crostini$12.00

        pancetta, arugula, tomato aioli, housemade focaccia

        • Crispy Brussels Sprouts$11.00

          figs, balsamic vinegar, crushed hazelnuts

          • Burrata!$11.00

            roasted tomatoes, basil pesto, aged balsamic, toasted ciabatta

            • Meatballs$11.00

              pork, brisket & prosciutto served with whipped ricotta, wood-fired spring onion & prosciutto broth

              • Wood Fired Asparagus$11.00

                lemon aioli, crunchy garlic mix

                • Wood-Fired Shrimp$12.00

                  arugula salsa verde

                  Housemade Pasta

                  • Shrimp Fettuccine$27.00

                    shrimp sauté, fresh spinach, cherry tomatoes, tarragon cream sauce

                    • Spaghetti Carbonara$27.00

                      guanciale bacon, egg, pecorino, parmigiano, black pepper

                      • Spring Cavatelli$26.00

                        spring onion, asparagus, pistachios, lemon garlic confit, spring herbs, parmigiano broth

                        • Tagliolini$27.00

                          Calabrian 'nduja sausage, tomatoes, cream, fennel, fried shallots, ricotta salata

                          Entrees

                          • Artichoke Salmon$27.00

                            roasted salmon, crispy artichokes, focaccia bread crumbs, spinach-chèvre sauce

                            • Chicken Piccatta$27.00

                              pan-fried breaded boneless chicken thigh & lemon caper butter on a bed of couscous with fresh arugula

                              • Fire-Roasted Porchetta$27.00

                                heritage pork belly, stuffed with provolone, garlic & arugula & slow-roasted for 15 hours, salsa verde, creamy goat cheese polenta

                                • New York Strip$28.00

                                  wood-fired Roseda Farms dry-aged beef, red wine-shallot compound butter, hand-cut fries, black pepper aioli

                                  • Rockfish Puttanesca$28.00

                                    crispy prosciutto, fire-roasted zucchini, tomatoes, fried capers, olives, garlic, lemon, crushed red pepper

                                    Pizze Napoletane

                                    Toppings: Arugula $2, Cremini Mushrooms $2.50, Housemade Sausage $3.50, House-Pickled Hot Peppers $2.50, Olives $2, Pepperoni $3, Prosciutto $3.50, Really Nice White Anchovies $3, Red Onion $1.50, Soppressata $3

                                      Red Pies

                                      • Margherita$18.00

                                        housemade mozzarella, fresh basil, parmigiano, olive oil

                                        • The Big V$18.00

                                          mushrooms, olives, house pickled hot peppers, garlic, arugula

                                          • Pepperoni-Oni$20.00

                                            housemade mozzarella, pepperoni, hot peppers, aged balsamic

                                            • The Salami Maker's Girlfriend$20.00

                                              pepperoni, soppressata, parmigiano, black pepper, hot honey

                                              • Salsiccia$21.00

                                                housemade sausage & mozzarella, soppressata, roasted red pepper, provolone, parmigiano

                                                White Pies

                                                • Il Bianco$18.00

                                                  creamy lemon-basil sauce, pecorino, mozzarella, garlic, parmigiano

                                                  • Cacio e Pepe$19.00

                                                    pecorino, fontina, mozzarella, parmigiano, black pepper

                                                    • Da Funghi Due$20.00

                                                      all the mushrooms, chevre, fontina, pecorino, sherry thyme vinaigrette

                                                      • Kale & Pistachio$19.00

                                                        fontina, pecorino, garlic, crushed red pepper

                                                        • Pepe's Clam Pie$21.00

                                                          mozzarella, parmigiano, pecorino, olive oil, garlic, lemon, crushed red pepper

                                                          Last updated: May 14, 2022

                                                          What 991 people are saying

                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                          4.8
                                                          4.8 based on recent ratings
                                                          • 4.8Food
                                                          • 4.8Service
                                                          • 4.8Ambience
                                                          • 4.7Value

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                                                            chickieg

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We sat outside and it was delightful. Great service and delicious food. Very friendly!

                                                          2. AD

                                                            AbbieD

                                                            Baltimore

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Hersh's is my favorite pizza in Baltimore! And we got a wonderful surprise with 1/2 off bottles of wine on Wednesdays!

                                                          3. CC

                                                            CheyenneC

                                                            Baltimore

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                            I enjoyed the mixed greens salad. It was very flavorful. Also enjoyed the rockfish with zucchini. The waitress was very attentive while also bartending. Pleasant experience

                                                          4. H

                                                            Harry

                                                            Baltimore

                                                            106 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            106 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Mother’s Day brunch was outstanding. In particular, the chicken Marsala was one of the best dishes we have had at Hersh’s! Food is always very good with some very interesting starters. Service is always prompt and engaging. This is a neighborhood gem!

                                                          5. PC

                                                            PamC

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            This was our favorite meal in Baltimore! We had some spectacular food while in town, but nothing could hold a candle to the creativity and tasty delight’s of Hersh’s. Mixed green salad, unique with a sun dried tomato pesto and super flavorful. Housemade Shrimp Pasta was my favorite dish, so creative and delicious! Clam pie= perfection. Housemade maple pecan and olive oil ice creams were super tasty! We can’t wait to visit again and dine at Hersh’s.

                                                          6. AL

                                                            AnnL

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                            overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                            We will try it again; we all wanted the rockfish but as for a puttanesca sauce, it was too spicy and over powered the fish. Brussel sprouts were amazing; grilled octopus and shrimp all terrific. Caesar salad needed a lighter touch… it was overall cheesy.

                                                          7. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Baltimore

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great food!

                                                          8. LS

                                                            LydiaS

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            The shrimp tagliolini was so good! We sat upstairs but definitely would sit outside once it’s a little warmer in the evening. We got the house made vanilla ice cream for dessert and it was a sleeper hit!

                                                          9. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Thank you so much for accommodating the allergies of our nephew. He felt so comfortable how you addressed it and went out of your way to make sure he is comfortable.

                                                          10. FL

                                                            FoodieLawyer

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            10 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            10 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                            Delicious food - a neighborhood gem

                                                          11. PH

                                                            PatH

                                                            Baltimore

                                                            17 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            17 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great food, great staff! We were cold (outside) and the manager lit the outdoor heaters for us!

                                                          12. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Louisville

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Just amazing

                                                          13. H

                                                            Harry

                                                            Baltimore

                                                            107 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            107 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We enjoyed an Easter Brunch with our daughter and it was fantastic! The service was so attentive and knowledgeable and the suggestions were great. The owners are so accommodating and personable. This is a very popular neighborhood restaurant and we can attest to how good it is to visit!

                                                          14. HJ

                                                            HJBaltimore

                                                            Baltimore

                                                            1 review

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Excellent food. Very accommodating for our children.

                                                          15. AR

                                                            AdrienneR

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            2.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                            overall2food2service4ambience4

                                                            My family and I came for Easter brunch and it was our first time at Hersh’s. The service was great, but the food, not so much. The pizza was way too thin in the center which caused the toppings to slide off. It wasn’t easy to eat. The meat on the pizza tasted old. The outer crust tasted like the brick oven needed cleaning. The meatballs appetizer was just ok, and the sauce it was served in was cold. The restaurant was cozy and clean. Unfortunately, I don’t think my family and I will be returning. The food just wasn’t very good

                                                          16. C

                                                            Ceil

                                                            Baltimore

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            It was a lovely evening, with great service and delicious food. The outside dining is inviting and with great protection from the elements. Hershes will once again (post pandemic) become our go to place. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

                                                          17. M

                                                            Midge

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Fantastic all around! Food was wonderful, server knowledgeable & professional, & we love the cozy atmosphere.

                                                          18. e

                                                            elizabeth

                                                            Baltimore

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Consistently outstanding in every way. So delicious!

                                                          19. AG

                                                            AngelinaG

                                                            Baltimore

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Small menu with a great selection of pizza, wine, cocktails and entrees. They say, if you have a small menu, usually the food is better prepared. The food was excellent! Service was great. We had a new waiter and he was excellent. A little noisy because it's a small cozy place. Great experience.

                                                          20. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Kansas City

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                            Celebration daughter graduation weekend

                                                          21. JW

                                                            JoshuaW

                                                            Baltimore

                                                            30 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            30 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            One of the best restaurants in Baltimore. Get pasta, it is all good.

                                                          22. F

                                                            Fran

                                                            Baltimore

                                                            84 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            84 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            As always, they provide an excellent dining experience. My wife and I took foodie friends there and they loved everything.

                                                          23. C

                                                            Claudia

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on March 16, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            One of the most elegant, confident restaurants I have ever been to. Every detail is worth experiencing.

                                                          24. BL

                                                            BabetteL

                                                            Baltimore

                                                            11 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            11 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 16, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            This was our 3rd time at Hersh’s and we have been so impressed with this restaurant. Food is delicious and service is very good. We are looking forward to eating on their outside patio when the weather gets warmer.

                                                          25. A

                                                            Allen

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            3.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                            overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                            Appetizers were excellent but pizza was very lean on toppings and undercooked. It was a cold night....so a test to any system.....but we were cold and could feel a draft.

                                                          26. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Philadelphia

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great place

                                                          27. KQ

                                                            KellyQ

                                                            Baltimore

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 6, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Terrific meal. So grateful that require masks and vax cards. I felt much safer enjoying dinner with my elderly father. Great service with kind accommodations for my dad. Hersh’s never fails to offer excellence.

                                                          28. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Baltimore

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Waiter was very attentive, helpful, and friendly. Cocktails came out quickly, and were very flavorful and intricate. The venue is dark and relaxing. Food is fantastic, with lots of very interesting choices. Only two critiques: ordered a rare NY strip, came out a little higher than mid rare. Sat at a table near the bar and every 20 seconds there would be a VERY loud cocktail shaker being used and we found ourselves having to pause conversation in order to not have to yell over it - which was an odd occurrence in the relatively quiet venue. Wouldn’t fault the restaurant for this, as it’s a small dining room, but it’s worth noting to try and get a table away from the area adjacent to the bar. Still giving it 5 stars. Date of dine: 3/5/22 @ 5:30pm reservation.

                                                          29. RS

                                                            RachelS

                                                            New York Area

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Excellent food. Excellent staff. Very clean and conscious about COVID. Would highly recommend

                                                          30. h

                                                            hmmmmm

                                                            Baltimore

                                                            19 reviews

                                                            3.0

                                                            19 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 3, 2022

                                                            overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                            Great octopus with chickpeas. Not our night - while others love it - we were not so happy with the clam pizza - more pepper taste than clam. Good crust.

                                                          31. FR

                                                            FrancisR

                                                            Baltimore

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on March 2, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            The Crispy Duck dish was excellent and the Puttensca dish with the lemon zest was perfect. Always a great meal at Hershs!

                                                          32. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Food never disappoints- willing to drive miles and miles for a delicious dinner!

                                                          33. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We debated over dinner whether this was closer to our 10th or 15th visit to Hersh's over the last 3 years, in addition to 5+ takeout orders. It's our FAVORITE Baltimore restaurant, and never disappoints!

                                                          34. i

                                                            itsgucci

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on February 17, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            i love this place. our waitress was very friendly and the food was amazing

                                                          35. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on February 17, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great spot for any occasion and the food and drinks are amazing!

                                                          36. GK

                                                            GaryK

                                                            New York Area

                                                            14 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            14 reviews

                                                            Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            I was in Baltimore for 3 days and went to Hersh's because of an article I read where it was mentioned. It was well worth it! I think it was one of the best places that I've ever eaten. Their menu isn't the largest but every dish we had was delicious and better than other locations.

                                                          37. u

                                                            umterps95

                                                            Baltimore

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on February 11, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Hersh’s is my favorite restaurant in Baltimore!

                                                          38. AN

                                                            AmyN

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            Amazing food!!! We had the octopus, a red pizza (honey, pepperoni, sausage), and pasta carbenara!!! Highly recommend all if it! Extremely flavorful!!

                                                          39. AH

                                                            AngieH

                                                            Baltimore

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                            overall4food2service4ambience4

                                                            Drinks are great, service is decent, pastas and meat options are so bold and intense in flavor, not sure I could rate the Cavatelli or the pork belly any higher than 2/5 - I would stick to pizza and apps next time. Do not skip on the ice cream!

                                                          40. E

                                                            Eugenia

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on February 4, 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Hersh's never disappoints! We had a delicious meal and thoroughly enjoyable experience. Very nice return to dining out after many, many months of my own cooking.

                                                          Safety precautions

                                                          • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                            • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                            • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                            • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                          • Screening

                                                            • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                            • Staff is vaccinated

                                                          FAQs

                                                          You can order delivery directly from Hersh's using the Order Online button. Hersh's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (443) 438-4948.

                                                          Hersh's is rated 4.8 stars by 991 OpenTable diners.

                                                          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                          Booked 10 times today
                                                          Google Map for Hersh's

                                                          1843 Light Street Baltimore, MD 21230

                                                          Additional information

                                                          • Cross street

                                                            Wells Street

                                                          • Neighborhood

                                                            Federal Hill

                                                          • Hours of operation

                                                            Dinner
                                                            Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                          • Cuisines

                                                            Italian, Mediterranean

                                                          • Dining style

                                                            Casual Elegant

                                                          • Dress code

                                                            Smart Casual

                                                          • Parking details

                                                            None

                                                          • Payment options

                                                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                          • Executive chef

                                                            Josh Hershkovitz

                                                          • Additional

                                                            Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                          • Phone number

                                                            (443) 438-4948

                                                          • Private party facilities

                                                            In our second-story dining room, with it's beautiful murals on exposed brick, we have the flexibility to host up to 60 guests for anything from holiday parties to business events to rehearsal dinners. The downstairs bar, with its vintage vibe and great music, accommodates up to 45 guests. The entire restaurant is also available for private events.

                                                          • Private party contact

                                                            Stephanie Hershkovitz: (443) 438-4948

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