Ferrari's Little Italy

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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 twenty 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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M
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ferrari's is a great Italian restaurant, always delicious, always good service.

y
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good food... authentic. Never disappointed!

y
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and great atmosphere! Service was wonderful, very friendly and knowledgeable!

K
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I love this place! We go a few times a year and live the food and the ambience. I lice the chicken parmesan, lasagna and Ferrari salad!

CL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a special dinner with friends. Service was spectacular. We were slow to order. The waitress was attentive but not pushy. We found a unique cove (many available) where our 4 year old could move about freely and not bother others! The food was fantastic as usual!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Very poor service.

SW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

This was not what we were used to. Previously it was great. This time the Alfredo sauce was watery and the Caesar salad came out late and no dressing.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious. Portionss are generous. Atmosphere is quaint. Table service is good.

OT
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Visiting from Pittsburgh
Lucky to find this gem!
Delicious food, outstanding bakery, all over great experience

SM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

I am a frequent diner and was very disappointed in the food. The Ferrari’s salad just wasn’t the same. And the lasagna was less than good. No real taste. Very bland.

KH
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Caught up w longtime friends. Ariel was wonderful! Enjoyed our time in your restaurant and treated ourselves to delights from the bakery. Will return!

B
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was good. The service was excellent. The bakery is to die for. Bought 2 loaves of bread before we left.

LS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service!! The lasagna is excellent!! We love going to Ferrari’s Little Italy for special occasions!! I highly recommend it!!

c
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good and outdoor seating impeccable

e
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Enjoyed the outdoor seating on a beautiful evening. We find Ferrari's becoming our more frequented go to place for a nice meal, a glass of wine, relaxed dining evening.

BH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding, as was the food..The owner stopped by our table to greet us. I need to stop by their bakery when we visit again. Everything looked delicious..loved their bread they serve with their meals, which are generous portions. You will see our family again, very soon.

DK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our seating preference (patio under the vines) was honored and we were 'early birds' so it wasn't crowded. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. My wife ordered the special and I ordered veal parmesan. We also ordered a bottle of the wine she recommended. Once again, it was an enjoyable experience.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food!

TA
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere. Great service. Kids meals were devoured. Adult dishes were lukewarm and slow to table. Not a good value for prices charged.

CW
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent food and service. Love this place.

J
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Poor service with mediocre food. Server got one person's meal choice completely wrong.

DO
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Ferrari’s. The food is always delicious. The staff did a great job of reading our needs. A local gem.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food

k
Cincinnati
32 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Garlic bread is to die-for. Toasted ravioli was delish. Since we signed up for the email club we received it complimentary. Salad portion is ridiculously large. Croutons were very fresh and flavorful. I would assume they were made with their own bakery breads. The manager visited our table. The fireplace was unique. The outdoor seating was romantic. Bakery goods looked amazing. Fresh sauce made daily was pleasing to the taste buds. The gelato was a nice finishing touch. Only complaint is that the prices were on the high side.

EG
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ferrari's is an authentic Italian restaurant. The ambiance is unique and quiet, the food is authentic and delicious, service is friendly and committed to making my experience great and the prices are more than reasonable.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was slow, food was good

GV
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was fantastic and the atmosphere wonderful. My first visit but not my last.

BC
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food - great waitstaff
Just love their house salad - to die for

GL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was hot and very much to our liking, the waitress was very attentive and the fresh bread was a nice touch.

A
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The lasagna is the best we've ever had. We buy the large size and take home for a meal the next evening.

O
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ferrari's has become our favorite destination for Italian. This is a great place in every aspect. We love it. And oh yeah.... THE BAKERY!!!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you to Sandy and the rest of her staff. Excellent bday dinner for our teenager. See you soon.

C
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a very nice family style restaurant. Food (Italian) is very good. We look forward to our next meal at Ferrari's Little Italy.

DS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We asked for a received a table outside under the arbor. It was an excellent spot at the end of a very hot day. The food was very good and it was much easier talking with our friends than would have been the case inside. We asked ourselves why we come in so seldom, and decided to change that!

GA
Cincinnati
49 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

After a stellar meal and service one week ago, we decided we should attend Ferrari's for dinner more often. While my wife was out of town, I decided to bring two good friends that are both in the restaurant business to dinner last night. However, this evening was to be much less than I expected, and all of us were left disappointed in the food and the service. We ordered a round of drinks, and an appetizer. While all other tables had bread, we had to ask for ours after the appetizer had been delivered. I then ordered a bottle of the Reisling, which I had ordered the previous week. Our server brought the wine, flashed the label at another person at the table, then poured three full glasses. No tasting to assure it was correct. It wasn't. Actually it was Pinot Grigio. I called her back and asked for a bottle of Reisling. She apologized and brought the Reisling and set it on the table. I called her back and asked that it be put in a cooler, which never showed up. After 10 minutes, I asked another server who promptly brought a cooler. Then the meal. We ordered Caprese, but instead a garden salad was delivered. More apologies. All the while, dirty plates were piling up on the back side of our five top table. Finally, one of the other attendants noticed and cleared them. Now to the entrees. Last week I had the special and my wife had the lasagne. Both were fantastic. Last night, it seemed as if the portions were much smaller than last week. Perhaps food was running short due to the party of 75 people from St. Gerts we were told were in the banquet room. Finally, after dinner, I asked our server for a round of Limoncello. She was unaware of what it was, but said she would ask the bartender. I knew that Ferrari's MUST have limoncello, so we waited for her return. She said she would bring one and started to scurry away. I called her back and asked for a round of them, ice cold. It was delivered and quite good. All in all, very disappointing.

j
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Table outside -
Lovely setting, very nice night, lots of mosquitos.
Appetizer delicious, ordered a different appetizer as my main. Special order (no olives). Plate came, olives included. Waitress did not come back and check on us till we had both stopped eating to ask if we wanted a box. I asked for correct order to go and all was well. Just a visit to the table shortly after our food arrived would have been great to get my order corrected.
Lovely employees in the bakery area - very kind and informative.

A
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food. Friendly server. We were there at 5:30, it wasn't busy yet, but by the time we left there were lots of people being seated. Great place to eat.

N
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

They seemed a little light on servers that evening. It was my wife's birthday and planned on celebrating. We sat there for at least seven minutes when I waived down a server who had been at the table on either side of us. He said "Oh, this is my table. Have you been here awhile?" The server was new and seemed pretty overwhelmed at times. The food was very good as it always is and we thought we might get a little dessert. I guess the server had other thoughts and we just received a check. My wife and I chuckled and decided to go elsewhere for dessert.
It will be back and try for dessert another time.

DW
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Andrew (waiter) was very good. Checked back several times. Always smiling. Great out side seating.

MY
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was fabulous!! Nick was our server and was awesome. I have a lower rating for ambiance because even though I had reservations and asked to sit outside, we were told you have to ask for outside when you make the reservation...they sat us in the back of the restaurant by an outside door. Where we sat was just not as nice as usual. Overall, a nice meal..

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