Ferrari's Little Italy
Ferrari's Little Italy

Ferrari's Little Italy

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ferrarilittleitaly.com/
  • Phone: 513-272-2220x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:30pm - 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 513-272-2220x

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Ferrari's Little Italy reviews from OpenTable diners
90 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (64)great for outdoor dining (50)special occasion (34)fit for foodies (31)romantic (29)good for groups (28)great for lunch (22)kid-friendly (17)notable wine list (6)great for brunch (6)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Ferrari's is a local restaurant with lots of character and great food. You will enjoy the food as well as the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Calamari
    JoyceR
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The calamari appetizer was especially good, tender and lightly breaded. Overall, we had a pleasant evening. We were at a rather small table for two, but by adding and subtracting items we made it work.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Ive been here several times over the years and I have never been disappointed. My girlfriend and I thought that the food was fantastic, the drinks were delicious and the service we received from Angie P was more than above and beyond. Someones give her a raise, she deserves it! We will absoluetly be back and recommend it highly to everyone who love Italian food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Michelle
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Cute atmosphere. Italian dishes were good. Great service. Able to converse easily.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late lunch with friends
    TravelGoddess
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Restaurant was very accommodating for a late lunch with friends after going to a noon movie. Despite that we were only one table of a very few, the service was excellent and welcoming. We were definitely treated as customers who were appreciated. Lunch was tasty and we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dinner with mom
    willtrymostanytg
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    mom's meal of eggplant parmesan was very good and VERY large. she enjoyed it and will very much enjoy her take home portion. My meal of linguini alla oiglio (wrong spelling i'm sure) had way too much garlic. I like garlic. that's why I ordered it. but this had many many many many pieces of garlic, and the taste of all that garlic overpowered the dish. The veggies and pasta in it were perfectly cooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoyable!
    JayB
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This was my third time here, and each time has always been very good. The outdoor area is small, but shady and pleasant (my first time). The second time there, we had 8 in our party...they don't have much room for large groups, but we were comfortable and the family-style dishes served us well....lots of fun. Third time, we had a vegetarian with us so tried a new dish, along with some favorites. Excellent food, as always...yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch spot
    Rita
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The outdoor patio was beautiful with the waterfall but the bees caused us to move inside. The food was great and reasonably priced!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The place was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    It was a very cozy, friendly place. Everyone was very nice. Outdoor dining area was nice. Family friendly. Food was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good friends, great food
    Kentucky4
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We took two friends who had never even heard of Fararis. They were blown away with the authentic Italian food, service and a fun evening of enjoying our surrounding. From apetizer to dinner everything was great
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elistar
    Elistar
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This is one of our all-time favorite restaurants! The food is perfect! Meals come in regular size or the large size, which is plenty to share. The eggplant Parmesan is the best I have ever had! I had plenty left over for lunch the next day, even after ordering the smaller size. This restaurant also has an Italian bakery attached and the bread and the desserts are superb! I highly recommend this restaurant. It is also great for families!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food. Excellent service.
    faithfulcustomer
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had yet another beautiful evening at Ferrari's. The food was great as well as the service. The only negative of the evening was my husband's meal. He ordered penne and meat sauce which came with a ton of sauce but very little pasta which was odd. And the sauce itself was super bland. Everything else was 5 stars!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleased...
    daytonfan
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We purchased a groupon because we wanted to try something new. We drove down from Springboro and arrived 15 minutes before lunch hours ended. We were the only ones still there but were treated like royalty. Our waitress provided excellent service and we didn't feel rushed at all. She even turned on the patio fountain for us to enjoy! We sat outside and enjoyed salads with delicious homemade dressings and I also had a salmon and bacon Panini, which was incredible. So many other enticing items on the menu to try...we can't wait to go back for a romantic dinner soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    33gold
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Always a great meal and great service! Must save room for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    donnafrob
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very dependable place to have a great Italian meal. Love outside seating. We were put in a back room with zero ambience but food tasty and service good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • cool in summer; cozy in winter
    seldomseen
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect "Getaway"
    CornerBoothVIP
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • doopsie
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Food was great and our server, Allie, was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 57 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 678 reviews are from the Ferrari's Little Italy reviews archive.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet