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Cinghiale

822 Lancaster St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4347 (Little Italy)
410-547-8282
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Ranked #103 of 1,796 restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Little Italy
Cross street: S Exeter St
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Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The service at Cinghiale is second to none without being stuffy. Their menu is varied and representative of modern Italian cuisine. I opted for a Prix fixe menu with wine and was not disappointed. The salumi bar is impeccable, their entrees fresh and again, the service impeccable. The selection s of wine that came with my 6 course meal were... More

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Houston, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My friend, visiting from Houston, and I ate dinner at Cinghiale on a Saturday night in July. We took a table for two outside and got a view of the Chesapeake Bay as well as terrific people watching. We started with chilled Prosecco ($8 a glass!) and the bread basket and breath-taking olive oil (flavorful and definitely from Italy). The... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Cinghiale is superb. The four course fixed price meal is like a trip to Italy in the Springtime. The cured meat appetizers are spectacular. The pastas are creative and delicious and the mains delicious. Dinner is not cheap, about $75/person with wine, but well worth it.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

So glad we tried Cinghiale again. (We first ate here on a holiday shortly after it opened.) Pretty much everything had changed for the better. We like that there are 3 menu plans: a la carte and 2 different prezzi fissi arrangements ($29 casual 3-course dishes "from Grandmother's kitchen" and a more formal $62 4-course meal) with lots of the... More

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Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I have been dining at Cinghiale since it first made it's presence on the Baltimore restaurant scene. After working out a few kinks in the beginning, it had emerged as one of the cities best restaurants, and perhaps the best Italian restaurant in charm city despite the fact that Little Italy was just a few blocks away. Sadly it seems,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The quality of food and service is equal to the best Italian restaurants. Now that's hard to find -- and a great location in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. A wonderful, relaxed meal. Subtle, perfectly balanced flavors. All the staff we encountered were impeccably knowledgeable and kind -- no condescension, no faking it. An absolute pleasure. Standouts for us were the seasonal... More

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Millersville, MD
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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We have been here three times in the past couple of months and this is a great place to try some really nice Italian food and pair it with some great Italian wines. Not knowing Italian wines, I allowed the restaurant to do the pairings. The food - I have had the prosciutto, the grilled calamari and the hanger steak... More

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Baltimore
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I'm honestly shocked by the reviews. Maybe I've just had particularly good luck here, but I've eaten here at least six times and every time has been a memorably delicious meal. The service has always been outstanding. In fact, my husband and I love it so much that we held our wedding rehearsal dinner here. Not only was that meal... More

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Maryland!
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

I've given this place three tries, I have to say that I'm officially done. The third time, the subject of this review was with a large group. The service was so disorganized, despite taking a long period of time to actually collect orders, in the end all of the plates were delivered to the wrong people, and it seemed no... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

On two separate occasions, my guests and I found the food bland and overpriced. I will say that the service and the wine list are wonderful -- perhaps a better location for happy hour than for a meal? I gave a poor review after my first visit and was invited back -- still disappointed. I will try elsewhere when I... More

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