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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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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.0

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (19)
Casual (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Cozy (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for a Date (12)
Romantic (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Authentic (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Business Meals (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Great for Lunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Fun (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

the pasta was excellent after a great Xavier victory. The cozy atmosphere was very relaxing. We celebrated a birthday on this occasion. We shared a bottle of wine and just shared the company of friends.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Good food, good service at reasonable prices. Definitely a great find!

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Overall very good dining experience -- good food,ambiance and excellent server

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I have been here a few times. The food is pretty good but nothing to brag over. The biggest issue is the price. I would go back, but I wouldn’t be in a rush to go back.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food and service was excellent. A great neighborhood find!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Sis and hubby in town and we all love Italian. They loved this local gem.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food was only ok and took 50 minutes to be made. They claim the serving size is 3-4 people per dish but we found that to be a bit of an overestimate. The waitress mentioned that the head chef no longer was there so that may have been part of the problem. We won’t be going back only because there are so many better options in the area.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great food and ambience lots of food! May want to share regular adult portion. Wonderful bread 🙂

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Ferrari’s always delivers a great dining experience. We happened to arrive on a rainy night where there was an overflow crowd due to power outages. Our server never missed a beat despite the crowds. We all enjoyed appetizers, the incredible Ferrari salad and a great entree. And we will only order Tiramsu at Ferrari’s as every other place doesn’t hold a candle to their phenomenal dessert.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 17, 2017

entree was overcooked and dry entree was overcooked and dry entree was overcooked and dry entree was overcooked and dry entree was overcooked and dry entree was overcooked and dry entree was overcooked and dry entree was overcooked and dry

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We were seated next to the fireplace that was so welcoming warm.
Service was attentive. I requested an item not on the menu and was told it was no problem, they would be happy to make it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was at best ok nothing special, service was ok. For the money, they could at least give us a small house salad. Ordered cappuccino it was cold. Hate to say but you get more for your money at Bravos or Carrabas and I would rather go to an independent. I tried.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was a particularly busy evening because I believe a large party of about 20 was there along with the normal patrons. This made the staff disorganized and frantic. We ended up being seated 30 mins after our scheduled reservation - not exaggerating. However, the food was still consistently good and our waitress was great - if not over-apologetic. This visit was disappointing but that's not our normal experience at Ferrari's. I'm confident we'll return in the future and be pleased with the experience.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great night. My wife and I met friends for my birthday dinner.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I think the food is o.k., but the menu for lunch is very brief. They could offer more choices and have more pasta dishes. The place is cozy and comfortable, but be sure to call for directions because it's not seen from the street. If it's evening, you'll also miss the turn-in sign off Miami Rd. I would recommend this restaurant, but for supper and not for lunch.

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great service and large portions but food seemed bland. No one very impressed with choices of lasagne, Thai pizza, carbonara. A bit high priced for quality of food.

Tags: Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was excellent and menu has great selection for everyone.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was ok, service was good. Place needs updated a bit.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Good food - large portions - ordered one dinner and two side salads - perfect for before theater dining. First night for our waitress but she did a good job. They take reservations which is z good idea

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I was disappointed that our server was not told that it was a birthday dinner from the Open table reservation

Tags: Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Always a good place for small groups, special occasions. Has been a go to place for New Year's Eve and many birthdays. Make you feel welcome and willing to meet most requests.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Wonderful restaurant. Very attentive server, lovely little rooms for dining besides the main room, pleasant patio.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

My husband and I were out for Sweetest Day hoping to enjoy a nice meal while our kids were with a babysitter. We were greeted right away by the hostess, a young female was told to seat us, she then asked a young male to seat us. He did but we were told there were no menus, only paper menus (no big deal to us). We were seated and greeted by another younger male who was our server. He was friendly but was in a hurry . He takes our drink order, comes back with our drinks and asks if we are ready to order. We order bruschetta as an appetizer and a pizza and salad as our meal. As we are waiting we see everyone else is being served a basket of bread almost immediately after sitting down, we were never offered bread. Our server brings us our salad first. We get the bruschetta a little later, no appetizer plates. We are waiting and waiting for our pizza, took forever to get refills when our drinks were noticeably empty. Our server never cleared our table of our salad plate or our empty glasses. He then comes to our table and asks if we are ready for our check, we said we haven’t received our pizza yet, he looks shocked and said oh let me go check on that, he comes back and says are you sure you ordered pizza...we said yes. He asked if we wanted him to go ahead and get a pizza started but it was already an hour into our meal with no dinner yet and we did not have time to wait for a pizza to be made when we should have been finishing up our meal. The salad and bruschetta were good but the service was absolutely terrible. The only reason I gave two stars overall is because we spoke to the manager upon leaving and she handled the situation properly. She apologized and refunded our money and offered us a pizza but at that point we had to get back home to our kids. We had been dying to try Ferrari’s for awhile. I think if they had servers who were a little older that things would have been better. There were a lot of younger kids working (I’d say between 16-18).

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food as always.
Most authentic Italian food in Cincinnati.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Ferrari's Little Italy has an amazing ambiance; low lights, the smell of amazing cheese & pasta and décor that takes you to Italy.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Wife and I enjoy the honest food and approach to classic, rustic Italian food

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Such a great lunch for an incredible price. My friend and I split the panini of the day and a chopped salad and it was a perfect amount of food for lunch for the two of us.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Great night of friends and food. Had the pollo basillco and it was good. Bread was delicious and so was wine

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We enjoyed our meal very much! The three first timers all saidntheyd come back again!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We went here for our anniversary. We had excellent service and enjoyed every morsel of our food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We went there on Saturday. It was a little noisy as we sat in the back room. I would have rather sat in the main dining area as it was more appealing. The food and service were both great as well as the wine selections. We especially liked the calamari and stuffed mushrooms We will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Delicious Italian and very large portions - enough to share or take home.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great authentic food in a quaint environment. This will remind you of your Italian travels!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The calamari appetizer and the chicken Alfredo dinner was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Naples)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Reservation was as planned. Food and service good. Noise level OK for conversation which is often not the case in many restaurants. Pricing on the high side especially $7 for a glass of draft beer.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We love Ferraris and our kids consider it a real treat to go there!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Birthday for wife, with friends and some of family - daughter and 2 granddaughters....
wonderful time had my all.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great Italian food with servings enough to take a full meal home, even when you order the "small" portion. The "large" portion is clearly for family style eating.
They even have anchovies for the Caesar salad.
One item missing from their menu is a pasta with white clam sauce, something I usually look for in an Italian pasta restaurant.
Consistently good with eggplant dishes.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Kitchen was backed up and meal was served late. Restaurant discounted check.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Pretty disappointing.

Party of 6. Not enough silverware for our table, not enough menus for our table, table protruded into a high traffic area, which was distracting for those at the table - asked if we could be moved to another table, they could not accommodate. Had they had a table for four in the same spot, it would not have stuck out into traffic. Servers seemed to have a bit of a spat going on - we could only get water for half of our table for a long time.

Main courses were fine - deserts not so much. Pistachio gelato had some pistachio gelato with equal amounts of chocolate and maybe cherry- couldn't tell, but it wasn't good.

Not sure what has happened here - this used to be a "go-to" restaurant for us and while the food was fine, I would not call it fine dining. The service and overall experience was disappointing and amateur. Must have had a change in management and maybe chef over last year or so - the restaurant used to be significantly better.

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