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About Hersh's

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!

1843 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday: Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.


Cross Street:
Wells Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(443) 438-4948

Website:
http://www.hershspizza.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary garage parking is offered on Friday and Saturday nights.

Executive Chef:
Josh Hershkovitz

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Hersh's Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (24)
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Neighborhood Gem (16)
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Bar Seating (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Cozy (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Romantic (10)
Local Ingredients (8)
Great Beer (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Seasonal (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Business Meals (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

Worth the drive through the city. My favorite pizza, pasta, and cocktails in Bmore. Always and forever.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

We went with another couple, ordered four appetizers to share around, and sampled each other's entrees. This might be the only time in my 20+-year dining history around Baltimore that every single item was delicious and perfectly prepared. Our server was cheerful and helpful but not intrusive and recommended a great wine for the table. Hersh's is a Baltimore gem!

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was delicious! The cauliflower appetizer was amazing. There was a slight issue with our rockfish order but it was remedied very quickly. Our waitress was outstanding. We will definitely go back again!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a delicious meal. Cauliflower appetizer was amazing and our pizza was delicious as well. It is a noisy place but great for dinner.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Delicious as always. LOVE this place. Best pizza in Baltimore. We come here often and it’s always consistently great!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I took my special lady friend there and we really enjoyed our meal. All of the pastas are wonderful, pizzas are great, and the service was impeccable!!! Highly recommended!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was good and the restaurant was quiet. I had high expectations because of the online ratings and friends experiences and I wasn’t disappointed, but I also wasn’t too impressed. The brussels appetizer was different than advertised online and slightly over cooked. The pasta was very good but small for 1 person if I didn’t have other food coming.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

wonderful prompt service and delicious food

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Hersh's was great for overall ambience. The pizza could be better and unfortunately they were out of the mushrooms pizza which was really disappointing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the setting and food. Our waiter was outstanding. She was knowledgeable and made recommendations that we enjoyed. Wonderful experience

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 24, 2018

One of my favorite sit down italian / pizza places in the Baltimore area. The margarita pizza is fantastic.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Really cool atmosphere, attentive staff, and great eclectic food. We will definitely be back again to try everything

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Pastas (all home-made) were excellent and we all liked the fact that they came in both small and large portions. The variety of appetizers and entrees was impressive and some were different than usually encountered. We all (party of 3) enjoyed our meals. A pizza to go also proved to be outstanding--great crust. Prices were more than fair, including the wines.

Only blip in the meal was the "Rockfish Soup"--never before encountered on a menu and much anticipated. Unfortunately, while the soup was tasty no fish pieces of any kind or size, not even shreds, were found in the entire bowl--none.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Very good!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great restaurant. Food is always excellent. Service as good as the food.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The service at Hersh’s is outstanding!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Fantastic food, atmosphere and drinks! The owner even came out to say "hello" and give us his recommendations! Highly recommend the octopus, cauliflower and the pizza with kale and pistachios! amazing! Will go back very soon!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in Baltimore. I got the pasta special and loved the dish. Great wines and cocktails.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

An added plus was free parking available Friday and Saturday nights

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 10, 2018

The service was decent but the food was pretty terrible. Pastas were dry, over seasoned, and my coworkers chicken came out with a raw center. To say this place is a Baltimore staple would be a stretch.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Delicious food, gracious service

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I’m never disappointed when I go to Hersh’s the food and cocktails are outstanding

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 3, 2018

This place is fantastic. Consistently putting out amazing food & providing excellent service. I love it here, and will make it a point to keep coming back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always top notch!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Love this place! The food is always amazing, its my favorite place to take out of town guests!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 2017

As always, the food was great, the pizzas amazing, the beer choices are varied, the staff are friendly and welcoming. One of my absolute favorite places!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 22, 2017

It was great! Excellent pizza and drinks. Will be returning and would recommend to anyone.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

This restaurant never ceases to impress me. After several years Hersh's remains one of my Baltimore favorites.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Er.mer.gerd. You can't go wrong. Hersh's gives my life meaning.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Delicious food, great service. The meatballs are amazing!! A local gem.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The service was good, as well as the ambience. Cauliflower appetizer was great, but the pizza arrived a bit lukewarm. The biggest negative was the noise level: music was loud, but guests nearby were extremely loud. The latter was not the restaurant’s fault, of course, but it made conversation difficult. A shame.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Everyday dining on a special occasion tonight. Hersh's is a perennial favorite of ours. Warm, familiar atmosphere, terrific music (if a little on the loud side), and absolutely first rate food and drink. Worth traveling to the southern end of Fed Hill for.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Best pasta I’ve had outside of Italy!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

This is a great neighborhood restaurant with terrific pizza and pasta in Federal Hill. Although it was crowded on. Thursday evening, our table was ready on time. Our server was knowledgeable about both the menu and the beers on tap. It was a great night out.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Hersh's always hits the spot! We go regularly for date night or with friends, and I am never disappointed. Great beer, wine and cocktail selection doesn't hurt either!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Most unique flavors I have had in a long time. Fabulously

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Hersh's is great for sharing. As appetizers the four of us shared meatballs, shrimp, and fried sweet potatoes and shared two pizzas for our entree with a salad for one of us. Shannon, our server, was efficient and pleasant; but, as is often the case in restaurants today, was a little too eager to have us proceed with our order and not socialize too much.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great that there is parking on Friday and Saturday night as no spots can be found on the street. Pizza was very good as was the salad. Will be back!

Tags: Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The atmosphere and food is good but the portions are very small.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food, service and fantastic TBT-style music. Don't ever change that! And thanks for taking reservations. Otherwise, good luck!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies
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