Enjoy live music under the pines almost every night in the expansive concert area or quieter al fresco dining on the front deck. In the winter, cozy up to the beautiful fireplace in the elegant lounge/bar.
Love this restaurant! Fantastic steak, pizzas, pastas. Excellent!
Ferro was everything I had hoped it would be when I made the reservation. The staff was friendly and efficient and our waiter was beyond excellent. I thought the lasagna was some of the best I've eaten and my husband and I enjoyed the creamy fennel sausage pizza. I would definitely go again and highly recommend!
It was a day-late Valentine’s Day dinner.
As always, Ferro was excellent. Service and food was up to their high quality standards.
Ferro was amazing! My husband and I just. Celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary and they made it very special with amazing food and service!
The best porkchop dinner I ever had. Katie is an awesome waiter.
EXCELLENT and EXTRAORDINARY service fron Bridget, food from the kitchen, and goodwill overall. Better than any restaurant in larger cities— superb salads, pizza, pasta, wine... ohlordy, it just doesn’t get any better ANYWHERE.
Very courteous, friendly yet professional waitress. Great ambience.
Pizza is always good at Ferro — loves the Caciocavallo & Broccolini (even though broccoli was used). Poor quality salmon, unfortunately. Slightly intrusive wait staff.
Go hearty and go for either the spaghetti and meatballs or the Bolognese. Both are outstanding and a perfect reward after a solid hike. They also have an excellent wine list and the basil gelato is a nice ending to a lovely dinner.
I was very disappointed overall of the restaurant. The food was medicine to say the least. The sauce of the pasta was watery. The branzio came with a size that was cold, and they said it would just take two minutes to get the side warm. Over 10 minutes later it was brought back- as my boyfriend was practically finished with his entire.
The flourless chocolate cake was completely uncooked and was practically batter. I was so frustrated at this point, didnt even mention it how bad it was
To top it off, I had mentioned we were celebrating our anniversary while booking the reservation. And no mentioned at it at all.
Extremely disappointed overall.
Excellent, as always. We come here often and enjoy the food
As we left the restaurant my wife turned to me and said "From now on when we go to the mountains can we just stick to pizza?" Should have kept it simple. Had high expectations... or at least high hopes. Too high. We waited 20mins past our reservation time. And props to the hostess for comping us the bread for our troubles. Generally the food was just average, if not a bit bland.
For a more elegant night out, I recommend Ferro. Food was great. Staff very friendly. Recommend making reservations.
We went for our 34th Anniversary at 5:pm and had drinks which were made perfect...we ordered 2 =8 oz Puccini rubbed rib-eyes and 2=salads...It came with roasted potatoes and broccoli..we had bread sticks too. It was ALL very Yummy..The waitress gave us 2=Gelatos for our Anniversary which topped the meal...For sure will go again, which we have for Sunday lunch and that was so good.
Very nice looking, well-maintained, and stylish spot! we walked by and checked out the place a couple of days before we reserved and were surprised at the size of the beautiful back deck and garden, (which are no doubt popular in the summer months). The interior was surprisingly small but cozy; the first floor comprised of a tiny bar serving nice cocktails and four or five tables, kitchen, and restroom. The upstairs dining room is up a steep staircase and has 12 or so more tables and another restroom.
Overall we really enjoyed dinner, the menu was thoughtful and had many tempting options, wine list very nice, and the food was served hot and at a good pace. After more than a few disappointments locally it was nice to find a solid option like this in an area not known for culinary gems!
Love Ferro’s! It is our year-round go-to for a nice lunch or dinner as a couple or with friends. Their mezzo porzione bistecca is the best I’ve tasted. Finally, Frank Ferro’s bread is the best in the world! We’ve eaten a lot of good bread in Europe. Frank’s is the best!
We have been to Ferro 4 times in the last 6 months. We just purchased a home there and Ferro has already become our favorite of the town. We just sold property in Mariposa and had favorites there also so it was great to find Ferro on our first visit. When the weather is good, the MUSIC is GREAT !!! Forgot to write about the service, just as good as he food!!!
Try, you will like!!!
Food outstanding-staff courteous and attentive. Owners very friendly. Never miss Ferro when we’re on the hill.
Worst dining experience ever at Ferros, and we had been regulars and solid 20% tippers with a high per person spend. Sadly it was New Years Eve. I have no desire to go back.
We dine at this location at least twice each month and have never been disappointed. The service is excellent, the work force a pleasure to work with, and the food is fresh, hot, and always tasty. We will continue to return with our family members and company, enjoy the food, the people, and the quaint mountain location, as we always feel welcomed.
Fantastic meal and excellent service
Excellent food and service always creative and delicious menu.
Be sure you specify where you want to be seated! There are three distinct seating areas. The enclosed porch can be very cold, depending on proximity to the heaters. The restaurant seating in the bar area is very noisy, not amenable to conversation. The upper level is cozy and quaint, imho that’swhereyou Want to be!
We went to Ferro because it was so well reviewed as a great restaurant in Idyllwild. We found the food to be overpriced and bland. We sat upstairs where there is zero ambience. Maybe it's nicer in summer when you can get outside. But we won't go back. It's too expensive for the quality of the food.
Great meal! The steak was delicious!
Nice restaurant with delicious food and friendly welcoming feeling.
A very enjoyable Christmas Day dinner. Great service and delicious food.
We've been here probably 5 times, twice for dinner on Christmas Day. It's in a converted house, I think, so it is really charming. The food is delicious! My wife had the prawns and is still talking about them. I had the lasagna which was huge and packed with flavor and the rich tastes of boar and beef. Their bread is terrific (which is a true measure of any Italian restaurant, right?).
They have a nice deck in front and a huge back patio area with bar and pizza oven. In the summer, they have live music and events.
Great authentic Italian food and drink located in mountains. Lovely back patio. Great for general dining, parties, special occasions, receptions, brunch on the patio, or a dink and food at the great bar.
Always a great meal to be had at Ferro! We always know we will have a top notch dinner in a cozy atmosphere with the best servers in Idyllwild!
This restaurant is outstanding ! We are "foodies" and there are few restaurants in the area that are comparable. It's worth the drive (up and down the mountain 74) from Palm Desert. When we were there it was cool, and there was a welcoming fire burning in the fireplace. All of our food was served beautifully and the ingredients were creative and fresh, and mixed very well complimenting the seafood / meat that we had. Soups were both outstanding and freshly made.
This place was great. It was my husband's birthday and they sat us right next to the fire indoors. We also got a dessert of our choice for free since it was my husband's birthday. Reasonably priced for the great atmosphere and food!
Our waitress was delightful. Food service was super slow and part of the dish was cold as if it was pulled straight from the fridge. The waitress was super nice and brought us some more of the cold sides that were actually warmed up. The room was a little too loud since there was a large group. This is always a great restaurant just had a few missteps this time.
The service was great, everything was homemade, in house. Had the meet lasagna and a pizza. The lasagna was packed of meat, very enjoyable but it overpowered the pasta which were homemade. I like that the pizza sauce and the pasta sauce are different. The pasta sauce has an olive oil consistency which is excellent and shows that it did not come out of a can. The hazelnut flourless cake had a taste that I could not pinpoint, like a strong nutmeg or cardamom, I was not that much of a fan but the gelato paired with it was excellent.
Ferro has a wonderful atmosphere with inside or outside dining and gourmet quality food! The service is excellent.
Always great. Paige is delightful every time we visit as is Bridgett. Thank you!
This is the greatest find in Idyllwild. The food was excellent and the atmosphere very cozy and welcoming. The staff was friendly, welcoming and helpful. I couldn’t ask for more. It was a perfect birthday evening.
Love this restaurant!