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Cinghiale

#126 of 1,813 Restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence
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Little Italy
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822 Lancaster St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4347 (S Exeter St)
410-547-8282
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 137
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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Wow! My husband suggested Cinghiale when we stayed downtown. The reviews were mostly good, but I can usually tell a lot about a place by reading the menus before I go, and these were not posted online, because the chef creates them based on what is fresh. I get that, but still would have liked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
SusannaRK
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Memphis, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Memphis, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Wow! My husband suggested Cinghiale when we stayed downtown. The reviews were mostly good, but I can usually tell a lot about a place by reading the menus before I go, and these were not posted online, because the chef creates them based on what is fresh. I get that, but still would have liked to see some previous menus... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
288 reviews 288 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Very hip venue...has the feel of an NYC restaurant. The menu is inspired. The pastas are done with light sauces. The fish is fresh and prepared in creative presentations. Excellent calamari and Salumi firsts. Fantastic homemade desserts. Valet parking. Reservations a must.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This was my second visit here and it was just as good as the first visit! Staff is very professional and friendly. They do a great job about explaining the options and food. I went with 2 colleagues. We started with a drink at the bar and then moved to our table. Our waitress explained everything and offered up suggestions.... More 

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Annapolis
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Seems odd that the reviews of this place are either over the top or well below average. Count me in the latter group. First strike was the terrible congestion in this part of town. It literally took 20 minutes to navigate the last four blocks to the valet. Crazy congestion. We arrived just in time for or 7:00 reservation -... More 

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This was our first trip to Cinghiale. We went for restaurant week ($30 3 courses, and added the wine pairing for another $25). I am always hesitant to add wines, but these were fantastic and complimented the courses. The options are limited, but the mushroom soup was creamy, and topped with an interesting miniature chestnut flan. The salad was cold... More 

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20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Cinghiale never fails to impress. The quality of the food, especially the pasta is second to none. The wine list one of the largest I have seen, and the sommeliers can always help find an amazing, but expensive bottle of wine.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Beautiful restaurant. Food is ok. Price is high and portions are very small. Our service was poor. I would not go again

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Winchester, Virginia, United States
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137 reviews 137 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Good Italian food. We come to Baltimore about four times a year with friends to have dinner and spend the night. It has always been Charleston so we thought we would shake things up and try another of Cindy Wolf's restaurants. Mistake. We thought it was going to be high end but was not. Everything we had was good, don't... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Delicious meal was presented by the service @ Cinghiale. I had the courses served with a paired wine option. Max was very helpful and provided knowledgeable suggestions. Amy and the rest of the wait staff were a delight. The final dessert course was delicious dreamy combination and the plated presentation really temped the senses. I highly recommend this destination if... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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46 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Cinghiale is one of many great restaurants run by local chef and restauranteur Cindy Wolf. In Baltimore's Harbor East neighbor, a charming few blocks of streets near the water and built around anchor hotels (and a Whole Foods), the restaurant has an Italian Enoteca/Osteria feel, with dark wood tables and marble accents. It doesn't feel stuffy so much as open,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 822 Lancaster St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4347
    (S Exeter St)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Little Italy
  • Neighborhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: 410-547-8282

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?