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Hersh's

4.9
4.9
1084 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!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,084 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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    Italian

  • Baltimore

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    Best Food

  • Baltimore

    Best Service

  • Baltimore

    Best Value

  • Baltimore

    Neighborhood gem

  • Baltimore

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Italian restaurant. One of our faves in B-more. Worth the trip to fed hill
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience ! We had pizza and pasta. Handmade cocktails and wine was also delicious. Our server was very knowledgeable.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great.
  4. S

    Sara

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Hersh's is always excellent. Worth the trip. Good service, inventive pizzas. Lovely spot. Always a treat.
  5. d

    davidj

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    great food and service… parking is an issue…. service prompt….cannoli for dessert was excellent
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came with a group of four for New Year’s Eve. We had a great time! The food is fantastic, as are the cocktails and wine. It’s a cool space and doesn’t feel overly fancy. I’ll definitely be back!
  7. AD

    AllisonD

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GREAT spot! First time but we'll be back for sure! The (rarely available) pork porterhouse was AMAZING!
  8. RS

    RobS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Follow the recommendation of your server. The drinks, pizza, and pork were fantastic. She didn't steer us wrong
  9. D

    Derek

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve never been disappointed or had a bad meal whenever I’ve been here. Great for a small dinner for two or a larger table as well!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent brick oven pizza (i had the pepperoni oni) and my wife had the kale salad which was also next level delicious
  11. JE

    JoanneE

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was terrific. Our table covered off many of the appetizers and all were delicious. We all went for the pizza as our mains, but they were all different. Every one of them was great. Service was friendly and professional.
  12. MC

    MichaelC

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in Baltimore, we try and go at least twice a month
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Difficult to hear at table. Even with hearing aide, which in restaurant mode made hearing worse by highlighting loud talkers across the room at bar. Weird acoustics!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Some of the best food - not just Italian- I’ve ever had. Parking was a pain.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good and service!
  16. BF

    BryanF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had a great experience, appetizers were excellent. Had meatballs, grilled octopus, kale salad, all were outstanding. Main dishes were good, but not the best we’ve had at Hersh’s. Would 100% go back, issues were mostly with taste and probably one offs. Love them.
  17. R

    Rand

    Baltimore

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Our food and service were excellent. Relaxing atmosphere - very basic. We enjoyed our meal.
  18. A

    Alisha

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service, our waitress was amazing! She was training someone else at the time and didn’t skip a bit! The food was fresh and came out quickly!
  19. SG

    SteveG

    Jacksonville

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waitstaff, Alicia, was most helpful and pleasant. The smoked octopus, rockfish , spaghetti carbonara and chocolate torte were executed to perfection. We’ll be back!
  20. B

    Berries

    Baltimore

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really delicious carbonara and pumpkin gnocchi. Love half price bottle of wine on Wednesday. Incredibly friendly, competent server and terrific host. One of our favorite local spots.
  21. SB

    SusanB

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional as always!!! Have never had a bad experience at Hersh's!
  22. JG

    JeanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hersch’s was more than what we expected. It’s in a quiet part of town and close to 95. The food was fantastic, especially the meatball appetizer and wood fired pizza. We will go again definitely. They also offer a 6 person meal you must schedule a week in advance. We plan on bringing friends. The drinks and service were exceptional. Great date night for myself and husband.
  23. D

    Duanea

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hersh’s is consistently good. Friendly, attentive and accessible.
  24. LS

    LuluS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was delicious. Handmade pasta and pizza, and fresh baratta, though I wasn't a big fan of the desserts. We made a reservation and they were accommodating when we showed up early. The bathrooms are weird, not labeled as such, and it was pretty loud since the restaurant is small, but I definitely recommend it if you have the money.
  25. MC

    MichaelC

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Hersh’s, we come at least twice a month and it never disappoints.
  26. H

    Heather

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Fun decor / space, seems a great place to bring friends
  27. f

    fangirl

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely place though pizza not quite as great as I had hoped- maybe a bit too much garlic that did not taste fab (but I am spoiled and picky). Cocktails delish, starters delish, ambience great
  28. LR

    LorenaR

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente!!!
  29. KC

    KarlC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, as always! So fortunate to have Hersh’s in our neighborhood.
  30. E

    Eric

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every trip to Hersh’s is the best. The food is outstanding, and the ambiance is whatever you need it to be…fun, romantic, cozy, all of those things.
  31. TC

    TomC

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consisent. Our table had the ravioli, short rib and pepperoni pizza and all were delicious. The short ribs are a great new addition to the fall menu. Hersh's never dissapoints.
  32. S

    Suburbanmom

    Baltimore

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    First timers. Had Caesar salad, grilled octopus and a XXX pizza with onion, mushroom and sausage. Deeeelish! Everything!!
  33. JU

    JUSTIN

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very accommodating, great service and the best meatballs I've ever had.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Food was good but service was very slow. 2 hours for a meal?
  35. CF

    CowboyFoodie

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had Caesar salad, Focaccia, pepperoni, sausage and mushroom pizza, and some white chocolate-lavender-vanilla ice cream. Everything was delicious, but I want to particularly recommend the focaccia and the ice cream. Both we best-in-class dishes. Superb. The service by Abby was perfect--warm and attentive without being overly present. I will definitely be returning to Hersch's!
  36. MZ

    MickZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic service, and wonderful food properly prepared. Everyone was fantastic and the atmosphere was also fantastic. Did I mention the place was fantastic🙌 i’m going to say professional chefs are working in the kitchen because the food was professionally prepared!
  37. MZ

    MattZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just love this place. The pizza, pasta, appetizers, drinks, service, you name it they nail it.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing and attentive staff with consistently well-crafted food and cocktails.
  39. B

    Baci01

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the waiter was great. We will definitely dine at Hersh’s again
  40. RD

    RyanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hersh’s is the best Italian food in Baltimore. No question.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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 4.9 stars by 1084 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 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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

  • 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, 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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