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Cinghiale

Cuisine: European, Italian

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Italian: It's fitting that this Harbor East restaurant is named for the Italian word for "wild boar": it's one of the city's finest places to find nose-to-tail cuisine and wild game, done Northern and Piedmont Italian style.

You'll trust Chef Julian Marucci with his more exotic offerings after experiencing the perfection of his Black Bass, pan roasted duck, etc. Regulars know that his rabbit is one of the best you'll ever eat.

Even desserts are wildly creative, including parsnip cheesecake, blue cheese gelato, spiced beet cake. The restaurant has two distinct sides: a fine dining, dressy Osteria and the casual (feel free to wear jeans or shorts as you munch on snacks of hand-cut charcuterie and wine) Enoteca.

Best Restaurants: It's fitting that this Harbor East restaurant is named for the Italian word for "wild boar": it's one of the city's finest places to find nose-to-tail cuisine and wild game, done Northern and Piedmont Italian style. You'll trust Chef Julian Marucci with his more exotic offerings after experiencing the perfection of his Black Bass, pan roasted duck, etc. Regulars know that his rabbit is one of the best you'll ever eat. Even desserts are wildly creative, including parsnip cheesecake, blue cheese gelato, spiced beet cake. The restaurant has two distinct sides: a fine dining, dressy Osteria and the casual (feel free to wear jeans or shorts as you munch on snacks of hand-cut charcuterie and wine) Enoteca.

Harbor East's Best Restaurants: Cinghiale, coining itself as the Modern Italian kitchen, does its best to create a healthy mix of elegant but authentic classic Italian cooking. The brain child of restaurateur Tony Foreman, Cinghiale offers pastas that are either hand-cut, house made or hand formed and prepared with love. Chef Julian Marucci prepares authentic regional Italian food from Northern and Central Italy, combining both classic Italian recipes and modern Italian cooking. The menu is split with offerings from either Grandma's Kitchen or fixed-price three-course meals. Your options don't end there - you can also choose to dine how you want. Enjoy Cinghiale in the elegant setting of the Osteria or dine in the more casual surroundings of the Enoteca, where you can raid the cellar every Tuesday for half-off bottles of wine.


Address

822 Lancaster St
Baltimore, MD 21202

Map / Directions
410-547-8282


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Expert Tips by Tamar Alexia Fleishman

Baltimore Local Expert

Italian: "Enjoy dinner at Cinghiale any way you like, whether it's dressed up or dressed down - you have your choice in dining rooms to reflect your mood."

Best Restaurants: "Every Tuesday in the Enoteca – the casual side – is the "Cellar Raid": bottles of wine are half priced. Co-owner Tony Foreman is a renowned wine expert, so the selections are primo."

Best for Italian Because: This restaurant has as a partner one of the area's most renowned wine experts: there are bottles to compliment Italian wild game.

Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: This Northern Italian restaurant is not stuck in a time rut. From expert nose-to-tail use of meats to interesting desserts, the experience itself is fresh.

Expert Tips by Tawanna Browne Smith

Family Travel Expert

Harbor East's Best Restaurants: "Enjoy dinner at Cinghiale any way you like, whether it's dressed up or dressed down - you have your choice in dining rooms to reflect your mood."

Best for Harbor East's Best Restaurants Because: Cinghiale doesn't only offer great Italian food but complementary parking - this is rare.

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