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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:
$30 and under

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

4.9

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (24)
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Neighborhood Gem (17)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Local Ingredients (15)
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Fun (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Casual (13)
Cozy (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Special Occasion (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Romantic (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Seasonal (8)
Hot Spot (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Great Beer (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Healthy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Business Meals (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Disabled Access (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Fantastic food. The soft crabs were outstanding and a good size. Restaurant was busy but a table was ready for the five of us when we arrived. Service and manager were very engaging and really made us feel welcomed.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Never disappoints! This place has it all from food to drink and down to the knowledge and courtesy of the wait staff. The full package...and oh that pizza and homemade pasta.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Always phenomenal--service and food are always impressive.

Tags: Great Beer, Cozy, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Fun, Business Meals
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 11, 2017

My first visit. Enjoyed the food and service was very good. Perhaps a little pricey for pizza and pasta. Drinks way over priced. We stuck to water or soft drinks.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Had to try this place as I've heard so much about it! After sailing for 4 hours we were hungry and thirsty! The temps made it perfect to eat outside and since it was 6:30 on Saturday nite we had our pick of tables (made a res., just in case).
I rarely eat soft crabs except at my sis' place because of many, many disappointments. But NO MORE! The softcrabs make me want to take her there!!! They were perfection, as was the asparagus and pizzas. Drinks were cold and inventive and the wine list was extensive.
All in all a perfect Baltimore day!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great meal! The pasta and pizzas at Hersh's are fantastic, always a fun night out and the staff was excellent, especially our waitress Emily who is a star.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Fun
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Never disappointed! Josh's creativity combined with stellar customer service keep this our #1 restaurant!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 2, 2017

The pizza is the best I've had in BALTIMORE! It's authentic Italian cuisine at its finest. The wine was a bit on the price side but the food was delish! I will defo bale back again soon

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fun, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, People Watching, Healthy, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Place gets better every time we go! From the service to the food always amazing!

Tags: Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 27, 2017

My wife and I have been several times, and always leave happy. Our friends are pretty discerning, and this was there first time, and they were favorably impressed. Great pizza, pasta, and I recommend the chicken milanese

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Always amazing.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Excellent as always! The octopus appetizer with crispy chick peas was out of this world! Thanks for a great date night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Everything is homemade and delicious. You can really tell the food is made from the heart! And the service is great. They're really nice and accommodating.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I consider myself somewhat of a pizza snob;I also consider Hersh's kale and pistachio pizza to be the best I have ever had.And I have had it 5 or 6 times over the past 3 or 4 years--I would get it more often,except that it is a major schlep from my part of town.The rest of the food was top notch,as was the service.Long live Hersh's!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Eclectic atmosphere, great food and dining experience. Will be coming back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We were a party of 6 with a two-year-old for Mother's Day. They smartly put us in a corner where we would not be disturbing anyone else just in case. The service was amazing. Our waitress did not write anything down, and we ordered a ton of food. She could see that we wanted to eat as quickly as possible because of the baby, and yet we do not feel rushed at all. Beverages were always refilled, etcetera.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This is one of the most consistently outstanding dining experiences in town--always!

Tags: People Watching, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Excellent space and vibe going on. With free parking added on Friday & Saturdays, its just about perfect! Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer, Tasting Menu
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 11, 2017

The spaghetti carbonara was fantastic, bacon was perfectly crisp. The pizza was also delicious with doughy crust.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Loved it! My wife and I split a pizza and the ravilio and they were both amazing. The cocktails are also quite good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Parking was not available in the immediate vicinity but the restaurant has a deal that allows patrons to park at the garage about 1.5 blocks east of the restaurant on certain days. That worked out fine. I just wish I had learned of this in advance of looking for a parking spot. I now see that this info was on the website but I simply did not see that page before heading out so I pass along the info here in case it helps someone else using Open Table. Our visit was just about perfect in all other aspects.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 5, 2017

always good, not what I'd categorize as a fine dining experience, what it is a simple food prepared well. Careful service, great drinks, pizzas the best in Baltimore. an all around terrific dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 30, 2017

We had a wonderful dining experience at Hersh"s. The decor had a industrial modern vibe and the cuisine was creative. I started out with a marvelous Mojito and it was sooo good I had another one. We then had the Tagliolini and my husband had the Kale & Pistachio Pizza both dishes were delicious. I would highly recommend dining at Hersh"s.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on April 28, 2017

We had a great experience dining here Friday evening. The food and cocktails were excellent. Only downside was we weren't able to score a table outside. We were told it would be 45 minute wait, and opted to dine inside. A party came in shortly after us and were able to be seated outside leaving me unsure why we couldn't have been given the table. We had reservations.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Food always great! The service is also on point- one of the pizzas didn't have enough cheese and we got another one pronto! All of the food is so so so good!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 27, 2017

My husband and I took advantage of the $5 cocktail, wine, AND beer specials and loved the fries, cavatelli, and pizzas we ordered!!!! This place is a favorite.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 22, 2017

We have never had anything but good food, great drinks, and an all around good time dining at Hersh's. Pizza is best in town, apps and entrees wonderful as well. Wait staff generally very friendly and with a sense of humor. My only comment on the neg side would be that the wines can be pricey, but who cares when you are having a pleasant evening? BB

Tags: Quick Bite, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 21, 2017

The clam pizza was very unique and delicious. Our server was a little odd and they were weird about splitting the check.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Great drink selection. Delicious food as always

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Always the best food and service.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Small brunch menu but excellent food and service as usual.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We went to Hersh's for the special Easter brunch and were not disappointed. We are putting in a plug to offer the fried chicken on the regular menu. It was a huge hit with everyone in our party and the leftovers did not make it to the fridge. Hersh's is a really cool spot - historic, great murals and fantastic music. My son had the primavera pizza - the crust was sublime. I had the Eggs Dante` which was also a brunch exclusive and was equally delicious. Our server was knowledgeable and kept our food and drinks coming at a nice pace. Overall we had a fantastic dining experience and will definitely be back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 16, 2017

The food was excellent!! And the drinks were good as well! Nice ambiance!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 12, 2017

We always enjoy dinner at Hersh's. The food is routinely delicious and the ingredients clearly high-quality. Staff is nice and knowledgeable. The wine is good and the desserts divine. What's not to like?

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Amazing as always. A devout carnivore, I somehow left the last two visits without eating any meat because I'm obsessed with the kale salad and the eggplant pizza. This visit it was late, And they were out of the eggplant, so I got the mushroom. Now the mushroom might be my new up session . The services always friendly and engaging .

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Amazing all around.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 6, 2017

The hosts were very gracious in accommodating my reservation request. Definitely lived up to my expectations and would go again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Our third visit and we still love it. To date, our favorite spot in Baltimore.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Pasta was amazing! The pizza was excellent. All the ingredients are fresh, pasta, dough and mozzarella is made there. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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