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Cinghiale

#122 of 1,818 Restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Little Italy
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822 Lancaster St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4347 (S Exeter St)
410-547-8282
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5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 138
    Excellent
  • 68
    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
Excellent food, stuffy service

We've been here a number of times, and for some reason we're starting to feel like the service is too stilted. The food is always inventive and excellent. Rissoto, Salmon and Rockfish were perfect and inventive this trip, as is usual. But the great number of staff are becoming a bit snooty, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
mfo
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Baltimore
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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285 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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101 reviews 101 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

4 of us dined at Cinghiale last night - it had been awhile since we had been there and we missed it - for good reason! The food here is absolutely awesome! You have a choice of the fine dining section to the right or more casual to the left - and we again chose the fine dining. We started... More 

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Baltimore
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143 reviews 143 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We've been here a number of times, and for some reason we're starting to feel like the service is too stilted. The food is always inventive and excellent. Rissoto, Salmon and Rockfish were perfect and inventive this trip, as is usual. But the great number of staff are becoming a bit snooty, and stand offish. Our service actually disappeared for... More 

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BALTIMORE
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98 reviews 98 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

So... I have a few favorite Italian spots, and none of them are in Little Italy. Cinghiale has earned its spot - from the food to the busy atmosphere to the service. Cody was super helpful in helping us decipher the menu and design some vegetarian dishes. He also helped us pick a great peppery Pinot Nero that fit in... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
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320 reviews 320 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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7 reviews 7 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 reviews 20 reviews
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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11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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?