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Hersh's, Baltimore, MD
Hersh's, Baltimore, MD
Hersh's, Baltimore, MD
Hersh's, Baltimore, MD
Hersh's, Baltimore, MD

Hersh's

4.8
4.8
1163 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (443) 438-4948
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Josh Hershkovitz
  • Private party facilities
    In our second-story dining room, with it's beautiful murals on exposed brick, we have the flexibility to host up to 60 guests for anything from holiday parties to business events to rehearsal dinners. The downstairs bar, with its vintage vibe and great music, accommodates up to 45 guests. The entire restaurant is also available for private events.
  • Private party contact
    Stephanie Hershkovitz: (443) 438-4948
  • Neighborhood
    Federal Hill
  • Cross street
    Wells Street
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,163 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Neighborhood gem

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Italian

  • Baltimore

    Best Service

  • Baltimore

    Best Value

  • Baltimore

    Neighborhood gem

  • Baltimore

    Italian

1,163 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic family meal in a such a cozy restaurant. Our party of 8 were seated upstairs in semi-private area. Friendly, helpful service and great food all around, from the range of appetizers we all sampled to the fresh pasta and pizza dishes. Would love to return!

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  2. LG123

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Apps, salads, pastas and pizza's were all delicious. The happy hour wines and cocktails were great! :-)

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  3. CarlJ

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s just an awesome place with very friendly servers and delicious pizzas. The cocktails are a plus.

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  4. boone1989

    Baltimore

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It does get to be hard to hear when the place fills up, but the food was outstanding!!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I want that pizza inside of me at all times. It was so good

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  6. MichaelC

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Literally our favorite restaurant in Baltimore. We come at least twice a month and we’re never disappointed. At dinner last night, we were discussing that the food and service at Hersh’s was consistently great—we can’t say that about other places we go.

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  7. DebbyR

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hershs never disappoints. Our food is always top notch and the service and ambiance are great. Hershs is one of our favorite restaurants.

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  8. Lucky

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in the neighborhood. Nice wine selection.

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  9. BOBBYC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pauline! Our fav bartender/mixologist. Very Attentive

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  10. JoshuaW

    Baltimore

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The squid ink pasta dish is excellent. The pasta itself is some of the best I've ever had. Everything else was awesome, service, other food, drinks, service. One of the best restaurants in Maryland.

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  11. Walt

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious good, great service, charming atmosphere, accommodating owners. Highly recommend!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Generally a great experience whenever we visit. This visit was no different.

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  13. Eric

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down, the best kept secret in Baltimore! Always the best cozy fall atmosphere and the best pizza ever!

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  14. MrED

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My wife’s pizza was sadly undercooked- it was like soup I’m afraid. The other 2 pizzas and apps were delicious

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  15. FoodieLawyer

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite local spots - no better place for pizza in Baltimore!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great food. All. The. Time. A++++++

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  17. Berries

    Baltimore

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very welcoming restaurant with good food and great vibe.

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  18. SueSue

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Homemade pasta dish was very good! Noise level was out of control. Could not hear what my friend was saying the entire meal (Friday, 5:30PM).

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  19. JoshuaW

    Baltimore

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food as always, but we were kept waiting 15 mins for our table and then it took 15 mins to get served. Unusual for this place but it was not a good look.

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  20. Lisa

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    I like the vibe of this place as well as location. The pizza is great but the meatballs are phenomenal! Our waitress was a bit distracted so the food took longer than usual and so did the check but we still had a great time chatting in our cozy little corner table. If I had to add one “wish” item, perhaps the could add a few new menu items but, then again, it is not broke, why fix it? I definitely recommend!

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  21. CABZ

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hersh's is a small, neighborhood restaurant with a cozy feel and very good, fresh food. The menu is on the small side, and items are lovingly prepared and presented.

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  22. BethR

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    My friends and I shared everything and we thought the Caesar salad was delicious and plentiful but could have been colder. The Carbonara was dry…could have been creamier. Very small portion for the price. The pizza was delicious. The mussels were tiny and the sauce relatively flavorless. The fries on the mussels were just ok but when we ordered bread to soak up the sauce you could taste the potential of the sauce. It seems as the restaurant was understaffed and our waitress was carrying too many tables…she was stretched a bit thin and was forgetful. Took a long time to get drinks but the food came out relatively quickly.

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  23. PattyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food. Delightful atmosphere. Friendly service.

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  24. Steiniesaurus

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food, attentive waitstaff, very understanding of customer dietary restrictions. Always a pleasure to dine here.

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  25. Kate

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time at Hersh’s and we enjoyed everything- cocktails, salad, pizza. Love all the veggie options.

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  26. KrystaleeG

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good every time! I love their sausage on pizza. And the chickpeas and octopus are delicious!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love to support small, local restaurants and Hershs is our favorite. They have a wonderful ambiance. It’s lively but cozy and comfortable with the option to eat outside. Their menu is not huge, but has plenty of delicious options to try. The tomato crostini is our favorite along with the meatballs. The “salami makers girlfriend” is our favorite pie! Cocktails are delicious as well. We’ve been so many times to Hershs and will continue to keep coming back!!!!

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  28. diningduo

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We each ordered different pizzas, and we all said ours was delicious!

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  29. Brad

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Food, Drink, and Desert; no better pizza in Charm City!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service! Great pizza, homemade pastas and cocktails that are ON point.

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  31. DavidR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and spot for date or family night. Sad we are moving to NC!

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  32. Kevin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Small restaurant with big service. Personally cared for by the wait staff. Excellent ambiance, craft cocktails, music level good for intimate conversation. Music selection excellent. All in all very enjoyable!!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, wine and service. I had meatballs, snow peas and the kale salad. The homemade pasta was also wonderful. Can't wait to go back!

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  34. Markyost

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic! The food is well done including some of the best homemade pasta in the city. Happy hour specials on wine and cocktails are a great bargain. Truly a gem in Baltimore!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Pizza oven broken. All pizza burned bottoms. Did comp the pizzas so very happy for the gesture. Pizza prominent establishment should not have pizza oven issues during dinner. Oh well. Is what it is.

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  36. winesap

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food and very lively atmosphere. Best pizza and wonderful salad.

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  37. MichaelC

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite spot in Baltimore. Always delicious, great service.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been going to Hersh’s for over a decade and have never once had a bad meal. Truly the best Italian in Baltimore.

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  39. baltimoron

    Baltimore

    52 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Usually this place has been one of my favorites and I’ve come here many times, but the menu and food seemed more lackluster during our recent visit. The restaurant and staff are still great but I hope this was just a fluke for an otherwise consistently great restaurant in the neighborhood!

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  40. LikeGoodFood

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian food I've had outside of Italy. Hersh's made the pasta the star of my dish, instead of swamping it with too much sauce and cheese. All of our food from the meatball appetizer to the tiramisu was simply delicious.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Hersh's using the Order Online button. Hersh's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (443) 438-4948.

Hersh's is rated 4.8 stars by 1163 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Hersh's

1843 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Wells Street
  • Neighborhood
    Federal Hill
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Josh Hershkovitz
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (443) 438-4948
  • Private party facilities
    In our second-story dining room, with it's beautiful murals on exposed brick, we have the flexibility to host up to 60 guests for anything from holiday parties to business events to rehearsal dinners. The downstairs bar, with its vintage vibe and great music, accommodates up to 45 guests. The entire restaurant is also available for private events.
  • Private party contact
    Stephanie Hershkovitz: (443) 438-4948
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