Ferrari's Little Italy

4.6
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, our food was fantastic. Great service and pleasant employees all around! Can’t wait to go back!

OT
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my wife’s Birthday. All aspects of the evening met all expectations.

RI
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Amazing chicken marsala, fried ravioli, eggplant parm! Service was slow but it was super busy - which is a good thing for them. Always a favorite spot to checkout. We do miss the pepperoni bread in the basket - but otherwise kudos.

RK
Cleveland
47 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and ambiance was good too. The fireplace wAs a nice addition. The food was served fast and service was good.

RB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We’ve been going here for about 6 years and enjoyed it. After our most recent visit not sure we’ll be back. Portions seem smaller, food not as good and just not made the way it used to be but prices are the same or higher. Meal for 2- no drinks (water) appetizer, two meals, dessert and mocha and was $80 (not counting til). Disappointed. It used to be a favorite of ours.

CH
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food as usual! Highly recommended! Check out the bakery for a great take home treat.

N
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Nicole as our server, she was excellent, she described menu items made us feel very welcome, she provided overall great service a pleasant and memorable dining experience.

B
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner last Saturday. Eileen was our server and very friendly. We will return!

WJ
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there my wife and I enjoyed the food and service. We will go back

CF
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Several years ago, we had tried the restaurant twice and the experience hadn't been the best. So, we hadn't eaten in the restaurant for a number of years. We all love Italian food, and decided to give it a try. Very glad we did. This time, we had a wonderful experience. We took a friend and had a lovely dinner and visit. Will definitely return.

W
Cincinnati
53 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We waited about an hour to be served, we were ready to leave.

B
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service very slow especially to get our drinks. Willing to overlook that since it was quite crowded and our server was doing her best. Actually I think it would have been nice to give us complimentary drinks since she had to apologize repeatedly that the bar was backed up. But we always love Ferrari’s!

RD
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An old favorite which has great food and service. Always fun to visit and enjoy a great meal!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night! We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the staff were all very friendly. The restaurant was busy but you could never tell because our drinks stayed filled and food came out promptly.

D
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. The service was excellent. The food was great. I can’t believe my wife and I waited so long between visits. We will be back.

DH
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Ambiance is great and our waitress Ariel was perfect.

ZM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My father-in-law met his granddaughter for the first time this weekend and our final meal together was at Ferrari’s. He loved it and wants to go back next time he’s in cincinnati. Everyone was surprised at this little hidden gem, tucked behind a pharmacy. Always delicious!

RH
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a local secret. Wonderful food great service.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. A bit loud but enjoyable.

M
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ferrari's Little Italy Restaurant is a wonderful place any time of the year for great food at reasonable prices.

IN
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was terrific. Ordered veal only to find out they were out ! Couldn’t believe it! Got the scallop special which was delicious! Always enjoy the food and service!

AU
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice lunch menu and good food.

H
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We arrived about 5-5:30 and were seated. The Resturaunt was somewhat empty.

We ordered our salad and it came out incorrect. Our server was the hostess and she had to serve and seat the incoming customers.

Needless to say our food took and hour and we asked for it to go.

Not a good foodie evening at Little Italy.

RB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Great food. Great place to eat. All six meals were great. Service was slow and off this visit. Staff seemed a bit awkward/inexperienced.

OT
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It had been a long time since we visited Ferrari's even though it is mentioned from time to time by acquaintances in a positive manner. Some friends we were getting together with suggested it and we are pleased they did. Nice evening, no rush and accommodating service!

DM
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We felt rushed due to server kept checking with us and offered to take plates or other items and we were not finished. We told the server we were in no rush and we did take our time but still felt rushed.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Family and friend event that turned out really good. Food was authentic Italian which tasted incredible and the atmosphere was relaxing. Definitely returning.

OT
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entrees were delicious and great sized portions to share! Even better was the amazing desserts in the bakery!

A very warm and inviting atmosphere with gracious servers and staff.

We will definitely be returning to try more!

Highly recommend the lasagna!!!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was a very busy night at the restaurant. There were a lot of large parties. Our server was polished but relaxed and gave us plenty of time to visit before taking our order.

RD
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a Wonderful evening! Ferrari’s ha become our favorite restaurant when we go out on a date.

HP
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Our meals were very good, however, it took a VERY long time for the food to come out. We're not sure what happened, but our reservation was at 6:30pm and we weren't served until around 8:15pm. Two other parties sat down after us (a party of 2 and a party of 5) and were served before us and left before us. I gave a rating of 3 because of how long it took the food. It was my dad's 86th birthday celebration, so at least an apology would have been appreciated but we didn't get one. We will give Ferrari's another chance because had our wedding rehearsal dinner there 23 years ago. But, if we have another delayed experience like that, we're out.

E
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and nice service. Area we were seated was a bit cramped and cavelike. We were celebrating my parents’ sixtieth wedding anniversary yet the restaurant did not allow us to open our champagne nor did they provide any special service.

IN
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service....as always

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Great food and great enviornment

AA
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Excellent food! Server didn’t know what beers were on tap and had to go look. She then came back and listed only two. Pleasant enough, but lacking in the finer details of good service.

l
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I always look forward to going to Ferrari's and am never disappointed. It has a very familial feel, like you are in someone's home with lots of family around. The noise level is a bit high because of this but it means you just have to lean in a bit more - and what's wrong with that?! Food is tasty.

m
Cincinnati
33 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Ferrari's is always consistent with service and food. Dined there on Saturday night January 11 to celebrate a birthday. Appetizer of calamari was delicious! Dinner portions are large and enough to take home for leftovers. I can't say enough about this cozy family owned restaurant except to say if you have not tried it yet, you don't know what you are missing!

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the meals. It was nice and quiet so my wife and I could talk. Thanks.

DN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fam get together

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