FERRO

4.5
504 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
FERRO offers a modern Italian menu featuring fresh pasta, Neopolitan-style pizza cooked to order in the outdoor pizza oven, thick steaks, fresh seafood, and house-made desserts. With a full bar, a great selection of both Italian and New World wines, and rotating tap beer choices. There is something for everybody!
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.
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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! Fantastic steak, pizzas, pastas. Excellent!

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S
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a day-late Valentine’s Day dinner.

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M
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Ferro was excellent. Service and food was up to their high quality standards.

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m
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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DD
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best porkchop dinner I ever had. Katie is an awesome waiter.

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T
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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R
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Very courteous, friendly yet professional waitress. Great ambience.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Pizza is always good at Ferro — loves the Caciocavallo & Broccolini (even though broccoli was used). Poor quality salmon, unfortunately. Slightly intrusive wait staff.

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AF
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

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.

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M
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, as always. We come here often and enjoy the food

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EB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

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SQ
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

For a more elegant night out, I recommend Ferro. Food was great. Staff very friendly. Recommend making reservations.

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t
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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b
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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!

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BG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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NL
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!!

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SC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food outstanding-staff courteous and attentive. Owners very friendly. Never miss Ferro when we’re on the hill.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

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GM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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WM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and excellent service

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L
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service always creative and delicious menu.

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LT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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!

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MB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

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.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal! The steak was delicious!

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MP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant with delicious food and friendly welcoming feeling.

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SP
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very enjoyable Christmas Day dinner. Great service and delicious food.

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DD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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l
Palm Springs
45 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday!!!

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b
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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AD
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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NS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

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.

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I
San Antonio
44 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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IP
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ferro has a wonderful atmosphere with inside or outside dining and gourmet quality food! The service is excellent.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. Paige is delightful every time we visit as is Bridgett. Thank you!

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RF
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this restaurant!

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