Ferrari's Little Italy
Ferrari's Little Italy

Ferrari's Little Italy

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ferrarilittleitaly.com/
  • Phone: 513-272-2220
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Greg Wright
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Ferrari's entire menu is available for carry out and many items are available in larger portions from our catering menu. All catering size pans serve eight to ten people. We will deliver with a minimum purchase and can do set up on-site.
  • Private Party Facilities: Ferrari's restaurant consists of a variety of different size rooms that can accommodate large and small parties. One room, with fire place, will hold up to 40 guests while the larger room can accommodate up to 75 guests.

    It has always been our policy at Ferrari's to eliminate the "unexpected" for our guests. There are no hidden fees.... set up fees, room charges or consulting fees. Our rooms can be reserved one year in advance. To confirm a reservation a deposit is required. All deposits are refundable with a 21 day notice. Final guest counts must be provided 72 hours prior to the event.
  • Private Party Contact: Chris or Cathy 513-272-2220

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Miami Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Ferrari's Little Italy
Ferrari's Little Italy & Bakery is located in the heart of Madeira, across from Madeira Kroger. Ferrari's is an authentic Italian Restaurant featuring Northern & Southern fare with excellent value & generous portions. Ferrari's has been operating for over twelve years and is family owned and operated by the Bassano family. The restaurant has two private dining rooms available for private parties, rehearsal dinners, corporate meetings, or family gatherings. We also have an outside patio dining area that is beautifully landscaped with an Italian mural and a stone lighted waterfall. Ferrari's offers full service dining, carry-out, and catering, with an on-premise Italian bakery and Italian grocery.

At Ferrari's we feature family style dining. Our portions are large enough to share, they often border on the surreal. We invite you to enjoy the vera cucina piccola italia, the true cooking of Little Italy.
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Ferrari's Little Italy reviews from OpenTable diners
105 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (67)great for outdoor dining (56)special occasion (40)romantic (33)good for groups (30)kid-friendly (25)fit for foodies (25)great for lunch (24)great for brunch (8)notable wine list (7)scenic view (4)late-night find (4)Show More
  • cool in summer; cozy in winter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Ferrari's is a great place for an intimate dinner, but it's also fun for families. The backyard patio is beautiful at night and shady for lunch, while the inside decor is traditional italian and warm when the fireplaces are going. The food is very good, with many vegetarian options. Meat dishes are a bit pricy. Portions tend to be on the large side--we ordered a small salad to share that would have fed three. The bread served with dinner is excellent, so beware of it if you want to finish your entree! Desserts are not exactly a speciality of Ferrari's--I would recommend a liqueur-coffee drink to cap off your dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NiceResturant
    gr8dining
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great food & service - Very nice patio. One of our favorite places to dine for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Abbey003
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great atmosphere!!! Great food!! Highly recommended !!! Look forward to going back here!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Italian food
    hadbetterservice
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We enjoy Ferrari's both dining in and with carryout!!! It is a great neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just okay ...
    Foodie43
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We were seated 20 minutes after our resevation time, which wasn't a big deals because we had a bigger group and were catching up. But then there was a big piece of plastic in one or our soups and the staff didn't even apologize and there was about 5 minutes between when our first dinner plate was brought out and the last so we had to wait to start which was awkward. This experience killed the idea that Mrs. Fararri was in the back making a big pot of her homemade sauce and the service was not what I expected. I had the lasagna and can say it was really good!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really disappointing
    MMMikeVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    People LOVE traditional Italian red sauce food. It's pretty easy to prepare compared to other cuisines, and amazing that so few restaurants get it right. When they do, people flock to them. So, walking into Ferrari's on a Friday night with the place mostly empty except for some families with kids on their iPads, should have forewarned me. My chicken parm was OK, but my wife's pasta primavera (not sure what Ferrari's called it but that's what it was), had no flavor whatsoever. Add some garlic, guys! She then ordered a margarita pizza but that was undercooked and still doughy. Menu descriptions do not match what's on the menu either. Pasta, ingredients. Please. Friendly people, great service, wine list just fine - but the food....
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Needs a facelift
    KjyoungVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This used to be our go to place but it needs an update of the restaurant and the menu. Healthier options and a brighter interior and bring back what you were known for which was wonderful bread.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of our favorites!!
    BAL1234VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We keep coming back to Ferrari's since the food and service is always great...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    Nick
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Everything was outstanding. Food and service. Did not get any drinks.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect "Getaway"
    CornerBooth
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Our dinner on the lovely outside patio was wonderful. Great food partnered with a quiet natural setting. Almost felt like we were transported to a serene location in Italy. It was a perfect evening with friends!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Eatoutside
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    With a group of four friends. We chose to eat on the patio---peaceful, nice breeze, good service, and even prettier when it started to get dark and the little white lights came on!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    everyone's food was very good. the spinach/cheese ravioli was a very good special of the nite, would order again. veal parm was also very good very generous portion of veal had to take some home. relaxed atmosphere with good service. will make return visits.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • long standing customer
    thefoodman
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    always a pleasure to eat at ferrari's. the food is outstanding as is the service. eating on the patio is very relaxing. ferrari's is one of the top 3 italian restaurants in the cincinnati area. you know when you go there it will be outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    dopey1200
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Four people in our party - everybody's food was excellent. Service was good. Outdoor dining area is very nice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • doopsie
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Food was great and our server, Allie, was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Our seating placement was exactly what we requested; a moderately quiet corner where we could talk and hopefully not annoy anyone. We were not rushed out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great evening
    eastsidebestside
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Outdoor dining on a beautiful summer evening was the highlight of the day. The food, from appetizer to entree, was well prepared and delicious. Ferrari's has the best lasagna is town. Our server was pleasant and did not rush us through our meal. Although we only occasionally visit Ferrari's, after our recent dinner we asked ourselves, why? The atmosphere, food, and service was very enjoyable. We plan to dine there more frequently in the future.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Al fresco dining is a Summer thing
    KenwoodVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    It's always wonderful to come into a favorite restaurant - but even better to dine outside. The patio was a delight - so was the food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food
    OxfordKari
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The food was fabulous!We ate dinner there a year ago and I bought a Groupon for lunch on a whim. The meatball hoagie bread was homemade and was wonderful. It was a great value and such a beautiful day we ate outside. The fountain was a little 'splashy' but you have to ask to sit outside if it's open. The service was great as always. We drove from Oxford and wish we were closer to visit more often.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    Amymfisher2211VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Ferrari's is always consistent. Great food, yummy wines, and the specials are always top notch. We got the salmon and the pasta special which has shrimp, lobster and scallops. It was awesome!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hungry
    joanie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    our server was not good. Friendly but not good. We had to ask for things.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outdoor dining with friends
    FoodfunVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Perfect night to dine under the stars in a quiet relaxed setting with a babbling water feature to set the mood. We enjoyed the Ferrari salad and appetizers with a glass of wine. It was so nice that most entrees were available in 2 sizes and even the smaller portion could have been shared.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jab001
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Had a delicious meal at Ferrari's Little Italy in Madeira. I ordered the Carbonara with Shrimp and it was delicious. Brought the leftovers home and enjoyed them the next day. They still tasted scrumptious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Most enjoyable and delicious
    KarenSue0614
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Our dinner for 4 early Thursday evening was perfect. We had a table by the fountain outside. The food was delicious with generous servings. Mushroom appetizer was big enough for all to share. We ordered plain sugar cookies from the bakery (better than what grandma used to bake) to go with dessert. Our waitress and server were attentive, prompt, gave suggestions and were wonderful. We even had a frog serenade from the fountain. This is the only place where you can have such a classic Italian dinner experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great family place
    Momlovesfood
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Great place to take the family or friends for an Italian meal. Meals are large and filling. Tiaramisu is the best I've had. I always get a take home slice!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ferrari's Little Italy
    BobRVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    My wife and I like to try different restaurants. We enjoy italian food and Ferrari's did not disappoint. The menu has something for everyone and the flavors wonderful. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Shady Patio
    luvambiance
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    My book club met at Ferrari's on the Patio. It was lovely and quiet (except for the one time a train went by). The food and service were excellent. There is a fountain and lots of trees which keeps it from being too sunny and even protected us a little from the rain which started at the end of our meal. I have been there in the winter too which is nice because of the fireplaces and multiple small rooms which make it feel intimate. It will be hard to leave without getting something delicious from the bakery too (great bread)!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ferrari's
    zzackw
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    great Italian food, great atmosphere, we've been there several times and loved it every time. Also has a great bakery.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Dinner Date
    happy2eatout
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My husband and I have been here a number of times for dinner and I have also met friends for lunch here. The food and service are both wonderful regardless of day or time. Saturday nights get very busy but it does not effect wait staff or quality of food in any way! We have tried four of the pizzas and a different appetizer and soup every visit and all have been fresh, flavorful and delicious. You will not be disappointed whether its your first or fiftieth time eating there!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy Italian restaurant
    Italiangem
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This restaurant reminded us of our trip to Rome..very cozy and great food. For kids the portions are big. Great salads and the tiramisu was awesome
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shrimp Scampi Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    seafood items were very fresh...shout out the chef that made an amazing seafood bruschetta special...please put it on the menu...excellent food and service
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mark
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Great food, but service is slow. I have been there many times and will continue to go back for the food. Be prepared to be there awhile as you wait for the basics like drink refills.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An authentic Italian experience
    ItalianHug
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    If you love authentic Italian food then you'll love it. Very large portions and a reasonably good wine list. Worth your time just for the brick oven pizza which is great and is the least of your choices.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    BuddyinCincinnati
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We had dinner at Ferrari's last Saturday night to celebrate my wife's birthday. Food was excellent, but our server seemed very "scattered". We had to remind her to bring bread, ice tea glasses sat empty for a long time, and when we attempted to get our server's attention, she didn't seem to see us. She was very prompt in bringing the bill, though..........
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WoebmacVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Ferrari's never disappoints! The food is outstanding and the service attentive but not overbearing. I'd recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Great Outdoors
    ghost23VIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    May be one of the best al fresco dining spots in entire area! Food is consistently good coupled with nice wine choices, especially on Tues and Wed at half price. The patio tho is the place to be, spacious with trees and character. Loved the shrimp Capri, large enough to share. Enjoy
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 69 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 660 reviews are from the Ferrari's Little Italy reviews archive.
  • Nice atmosphere and food
    Laura
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Great Italian feel and quaintness. Wonderful breads, salads. We have been before, enjoyed coming back.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ferrari's
    zzackw
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Great restaurant, food is great whether you have pasta or filet medallions or chicken, everything is wonderful. I would recommend this place for couples or groups and it has a great family atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner
    Lovewine
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    My boyfriend and I ate here for his birthday and we aren't from the area and we just loved this little restaurant. The service was great and very hospitable. I was immediately telling my friends about the restaurant and that they should go with their significant others. Wonderful spot for a little celebration and the food and wine was amazing. I can't wait to go back again sometime soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do you like Italian?
    Arthur
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We enjoyed the the evening very much. Good Italian food moderately priced and friendly service. The Lasagna is one of the best I've had including my Grandmother's, and she was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate