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About 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 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.

7677 Goff Terrace
Madeira, OH 45236
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American

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

Cross Street:
Miami Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 272-2220

Website:
http://www.ferrarilittleitaly.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Coby Lowry

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Craft beer event scheduled with Rhinegeist brewery, Wednesday June 22nd at 7pm. Craft beer and Italian food pairing event on the patio, weather permitting. Book your reservation through Opentable and request a seat at the beer tasting table.

Private Dining

Ferrari’s offers family style dining for your private party or event. The host/hostess will pre-select up to three entrees. Much like dinner at home you will share generous portions of each entree. A salad and soft drink, coffee, or tea is served to each guest along with a variety of homemade bread.

Ferrari's Little Italy Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (21)
Casual (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
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Special Occasion (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Comfort Food (17)
Good for a Date (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Romantic (13)
Authentic (12)
Cozy (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Business Meals (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Fun (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 19, 2017

I have been here many times in the past and loved it but this was definitely my worst experience at the restaurant. The waiters did not seem to care much about our table and only came to get our orders and deliver us food. We had to practically chase them down for our check and they seemed happy to see us go. Wish the experience could have been better.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 18, 2017

A frequent choice for dinner with friends. Quiet for conversation. Excellent service. Good wine list. Beautiful outdoor seating.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great dinner on Mother's Day. They gave us a nice little table in the corner of a back room. They were very busy but were prompt in meeting our needs. My husband and I decided to split 2 meals, they offered to split them for us and served accordingly. The Filet with marsala sauce was tender and amazing. Mama's lasagna also very tasty. This is one of my favorites!

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 13, 2017

My children and grandkids enjoyed the many options
Our server was so attentive to our needs, water, sauces., food came out hot. Tasty and no errors!
It was busy but everyone was efficient.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 13, 2017

One of our go to favorites! Love the food and the atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Amazing bread options! Terrific value as well, menu has plates for a wide range of budgets.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Very good Italian food. Ample portions but priced on the high side.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The restaurant looks small so I was concerned about seating a party of 12. However, no issues at all!! The food was amazing and the service was spectacular! No one's glass ever went empty! I will definitely put it on my list of places to go again!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Made reservations and ended up being put at a bar table next to a group of 12 waiting for their table. Very distracting and poorly placed. The food was bland and the service was slow.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Great food. Great service!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Veal Parmesan was not impressive! Service was good...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Every restaurant has a bad night -
Ferrari's was this past Saturday night. It took almost an hour and a half to get out entrees. Our server was great but, he doesn't make the food. We've been going there over 25 year years and I can't remember a bigger debacle. Everyone was waiting for their food.
Maybe because it was just my husband and me and they wanted to get the larger groups done first, I don't know. We ended up having them box it up and took it home (it was great Sunday night).

Tags: Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 22, 2017

One of our favorite go to restaurants, can't wait for the outside to open.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 21, 2017

The service was exceptional, as was the meal and ambiance. We had an appetizer & wine while waiting for our entrees. Overall - my new favorite Italian place.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Easter dinner was terrible. Better dining experience at a Olive Garden or Maggianos. Short staffed. Large sign at front desk "hiring servers." Waited long period at reception desk to be seated. Finally had to walk around to bakery in search of employee. Food exceptionally bland, chop chop salad past it's expiration date, mostly wilted lettuce & pathetic microscopic ingredients. We shall never return to Ferrari's Little Italy.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 25, 2017

A variety of yummy breads baked on site accompany every meal. The restaurant features classic Italian dishes, with some available in a "large" size for sharing, with rotating specials. Do not miss the Ferrari's salad - a favorite!

Tags: Cozy, Kid-friendly
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Fun place great food and huge portions so a great value too. A great casual place.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 25, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaraunts. It was a bit overcrowded, and there was a noticable differance from previous visits. Still good but not as good as normal. I believe they may have also been overbooked. 15-20 minute wait WITH a reservation.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Not as good as previous visits because of quality difference in entrees. Patrons who have not visited for a while will see a smaller menu. Will be back to this family owned restaurant and looking forward to eating on the patio.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Service was good. Chicken Parmesan was burnt and dry and the sauce and pasta were not very tasty. The bread was the best part of the meal. Had been quite awhile since I had dined here but I won't be returning anytime soon.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Something must of been off as it was not a good night there.
Waitress got the meals wrong.
Mine came out 30 minutes before husband.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 18, 2017

The staff was attentive. The food was delicious .

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Our group of retirees gathers here every month. Service is great; a delicious menu which offers wide variety of choices in a friendly atmosphere. The owner always stops to greet our group and makes us feel very welcome. We've been gathering here for several years so we are very happy customers!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Food was great. Service was super. Owner visited the table. Very nice!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Food was great as usual and service was great with a very friendly staff

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Nice quaint place. Good ambiance. Service was spectacular. Food was really tasty, so nice to not eat 'chain' food. Really good. We will go back.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Kudos to Stephanie our Server for her martini skills, recommendations, and prompt friendly responses to all requests! It was also a nice touch by the restaurant to have bread already on the table when we were seated. As always, Mama's Lasagna was excellent. You just can't go wrong with authentic Italian cuisine.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2017

I guess I had high expectations for a family owned authentic Italian restaurant. My biggest reason for traveling to Ferrari's was for the "authentic" pizza crust. We had to wait for at least 45 minutes for the pizza, and when it arrived it was half cooked and the tomatoes where horrible, not to mention, I did not even taste the basil. We did not arrive at the high traffic hours, but it was early; 6 pm. My daughter had the tortellini florentine which had no flavor either. Very dissappointed...at least our waitress was kind and understood and took the price of the pizza off. I was really hoping for more.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Great food and service! Tera took good care of us. Looking forward to coming back when the patio is open.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Love this place. Food and Service are always good. Only reason did not give 5 stars for overall, was had to wait over an hour past reservation time. I know that it is not possible to control how long previous guest sit, after they finish (There were several guest just chilling). They also a had a large party taking up an entire dining room. We when got there (we were 15 minutes early), we were told your reservation is for 7:30 that will be about 20 minutes. Next people walk in and are told we are just now sitting our 7:00pm reservations so it will be a while ( why did they not tell us this). After waiting for 45 minutes past reservation they did offer drinks on them. They also took care of part of the bill for the long wait. Better communication during the wait would have helped. We have been to this restaurant previously and know this is not the norm. Will definitely dine here again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Food always excellent. We always make a reservation but always have to wait for table. They do not seem to have their scheduling figured out. I believe we waiting 30 minutes from reservation time to get table.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Special occasion. Reservation 30 minute delay. Our first visit, menu not explained - we might have ordered family style. Bread, salad with blue cheese dressing calamari and Chicken Parm excellent. All else very average.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Takes 45 minutes to get there, but it is well worth it. Authentic Italian dishes and always have great specials available. The service is always great. During warmer weather their outdoor dining is simply beautiful.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 30, 2016

You can tell they put care in to the food they make. It was fantastic.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Horrible service and reservation time not honored. Waited while there were open tables that were not cleared and a couple that came after us were seated. Manager did not apologize and catered to large table next to ours serving their drinks and ensuring they had great service. Have enjoyed going to Ferrari's in the past, unfortunately we will not be back.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 28, 2016

We came to Ferraris for a business meeting and new we would have a good meal and wouldn't be disturbed. We were right! We each got something different and we're so happy - panini, salmon and egg plant were all served hot and at the same time. Too full to even try the outstanding dessert.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Food &service was good. The back room area needs new lighting. Parking was a challenge (had to park at the Walgreens up the hill). The Carbonara was not as tasty (too much Alfredo, skimpy on the bacon). Will go back when the opportunity presents itself.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Visiting my daughter in college and found this great little restaurant! Good, hearty dishes, generous portions, and a relaxed yet cozy atmosphere. I would return!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Excellent food in quiet atmosphere with great bakery attached. Will recommend to all our friends. Have thoughtful club to sign up for birthday and anniversary special celebrations.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Outstanding Value, Casual, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Perfect evening out with friends. Good food and drink. Excellent service in pre-arrival table request as well as all aspects of dinner service.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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