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Ferrari's Little Italy
Ferrari's Little Italy

Ferrari's Little Italy Details

  • 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: Italian, American
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "our server was not good. Friendly but not good. We had to ask for things."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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)!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "great Italian food, great atmosphere, we've been there several times and loved it every time. Also has a great bakery. "
    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! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Ferrari's never disappoints! The food is outstanding and the service attentive but not overbearing. I'd recommend it to anyone."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "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.........."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Great Italian feel and quaintness. Wonderful breads, salads. We have been before, enjoyed coming back."
    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. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I think it is a good place to eat with a date. Good food, drinks, and service."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "We celebrated a birthday with 3 generations and had a great time. They were very accomodating with a cake I brought, bringing it to the table with lit candles. They brought a high chair for the baby and made us feel right at home. They were very busy and we needed to ask twice for plates ' forks and water. But otherwise it was a great dinner."
    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."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Loved the BBQ chicken wood-fired pizza. The insalata Ferrari is wonderful as well. Love having such a good spot so close to home."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We went to Ferrari's for lunch and had an excellent meal. The service was top notch and the lunch portions were just right. It was busy but pleasantly quiet. We will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We dine at Ferrari's all the time and love it very much. The specials are always amazing and the wine list is great. I got the tortellini and he got the salmon. They were both wonderful. The bread basket thee bring is always full of delicious freshly baked bread. So yummy!!!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Had a lunch meeting at Ferrari's. Able to get a table in a quiet section of the restaurant. Server didn't bug us, but was very attentive. Great food. Large portions. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We love this place! Reminds us of restaurants that we enjoyed in Europe with out any pretence. I really enjoy their stuffed mushrooms, house salad, crab cakes, pizza, Everything I've ever had here. Casual enough to feel very comfortable & nice enough to feel like I've treated my family. We visit their bakery & get carry out twice as often as eating in & that works well for picking dinner up on the way home from work or school. Great place for lunch or dinner ! Enjoy +"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The pasta here is very good and the portions are large and easy to share. The pizza is just OK - tomatoes on my pizza margherita made is soggy."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the portions were generous. The staff was very attentive. Definitely would come back again."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Perfect spot for the first date. Impressed by the personal attention given by the server without any intrusiveness. On arrival, they were happy to give us a lovely private table by one the fireplaces which made the evening simply splendid. Have been a few times in the past and though have always been big fan, this most recent visit was simply top notch. Had not tried the wood fired pizzas until this visit either, will certainly be ordering one again. All around, could not have picked a better place in greater Cincinnati for a first date."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Since there are few great Italian restaurants in the Cincinnati area, we wanted to love Ferrari's Little Italy. The atmosphere is old school in and outdated sort of way. Our table was right by the bar and a pathway for the service staff so we felt like we were sitting in the way. The service was good, just lacking some of the ease and attentiveness that great restaurants have. The portions were huge. Calamari was dense with batter and greasy. Pasta was a bit overcooked. Sauces were heavy but had a nice flavor. Good, just not great."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "While waiting for our table near the bakery, we overheard a gentleman demanding his wife's money back from buying a pastry and that he wanted to give the restaurant "not another cent!" He was very angry and said that your restaurant staff were "nasty" and that you had lost a customer for life. He also insisted that the couple he was with would not be back either. I still am unsure what went wrong but this kind of outburst without anyone really doing anything was amazing. We stayed and met our friends for dinner and had a great time. The food and service was great but I wanted you to know about this as it was my husbands first impression and we both will always remember it. Thanks for listening! KB"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "As always, we loved all of our meals at our table of 5 and easily have another 5+ servings with the leftovers. We split one small house salad across 3 and it was plenty for a side salad. My only small complaint was that service was spotty. Had to repeat requests and did not see our server very often. It felt as if they maybe were a bit understaffed for a Saturday night. It will not keep me from going back though!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We had a great dinner in this hidden neighborhood gem. It was our friends birthday on a Friday during lent and she doesn't eat fish. We were all able to find a wonderful substitutes for meat and they were all delicious."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We had a reservation for 7pm but wasn't seated until 7:30. We had brought people for the first time. we were disappointed we had to wait that long to be seated. However the food was good and the waitress prompt."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Food was wonderful however we had a reservation at 7:15 and weren't seated until 8 PM very very busy"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Enjoyed the atmosphere for dinner with friends. We were seated in a small room with only one other table. Great for conversation. Service was good and timely. Loved the variety of breads that is served. It was hard not to eat all the bread before our dinners were served. Decent selection of wines and affordable. Portions are large. All of us took home leftovers and also noticed most guests doing the same. I loved the eggplant Parmesan and my husband really enjoyed the veal Parmesan. We were all too full to order dessert. Will return when I want tasty italian food."
    Dined on 3/1/2014