FERRO

4.6
585 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.
What 585 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

My experience was terrible I could not get the table I reserved it because it was overbooked.

NL
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always ... food, service, entertainment, setting under the pines! Not much else to say since that “says it all”!

PZ
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Love this place ... usually spot on but 30 minutes to get cocktails was a little long . Other than that food and ambiance you can’t beat this place!

JR
San Diego
58 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been dozens of times to this local gem. Fit for foodies with a great atmosphere and menu. If you go during their music periods you will get a special treat! Service folks work very hard to make it all come together. The best part of a San Jacinto Hike or backpack is lunch or dinner at Ferros with friend/s. Hi Taylor!

l
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed a wonderful salad, Brian the server was very professional, beautiful atmosphere.

l
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a beautiful restaurant, the best salad in town. The whether was terrific and our waitress or female server was fast and very professional.

EW
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and attentive service. We will be coming back soon.

FF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite pricey but food is FANTASTIC and consistently so!

MB
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love This restaurant. Wonderful food, lovely people.

C
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Nice outdoor patio with a nice jazz trio playing (not too loud) in the background. The server was harried but nice. The food was not good at all. I ordered vegetable lasagna and it was ice cold inside. The cheese layer on top was very thick and not melted. I think it had been frozen and barely reheated. The server kindly suggested spaghetti marinara with vegetables. It came in a bowl of soup? Basically tomato bisque, not marinara sauce. For $19! They only had two of the desserts on the menu (out of about 6 or so). I passed on that. My cocktail was good, thank goodness.

RG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made my husbands birthday dinner really special! Food was excellent and wonderful ambiance on the patio. Would definitely eat there again!

C
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We ate outside on a very busy Thursday night. Service was spotty. We actually received more attention from the busboy than our harried waitress, who disappeared after taking our orders, and who never returned promptly to ask if all was good. My lasagna was over-cooked, not hot, and dried-out, the other entrees in our party were okay but not carefully prepared or plated. Even so, the atmosphere is wonderful, and the live music is great

BC
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As always a great experience. The back patio is magical. Great music.

OT
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fantastic experience. excellent food and service. Hostess, bartender and waitstaff super friendly and helpful.

B
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Ferro. I was organized and actually made reservations for once so we could sit on the back patio. Then there was no band which was disappointing. Still great food.

DN
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The server although good for how many tables she had to manage was overworked and consequently we were neglected. The pasta that my 2 guests ordered was done so poorly (worst pasta I have ever tasted) My one guest ordered an alternative pasta dish that was still so very poor. We would have stayed for desert but left due to our disappointment in the food quality of pasta.

CA
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is our second time dining at Ferro. It is one of the better restaurants in Idyllwild. We always sit on the back patio. The food was very good and the service was excellent. We will return to this restaurant on a future trip to Idyllwild.

DH
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a very special day in that we were celebrating the sixth birthday of our Welsh Corgi, Emmy. Our other Corgis, Cooper & Toni we’re also on hand. We were welcomed & shown to our table in the back, shaded patio. The three adults enjoyed glasses of Procecco, pizza, fresh salads, along with an Italian sub. Our day couldn’t have been better. This was our second celebration with our pups. We plan to make this an annual event.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don’t have one negative thing to say about this restaurant. The service, the food, the ambiance and views were all fantastic! We will most certainly be back when we are back in town.

NH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine dining in a well curated, rustic luxury atmosphere.

NL
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit Ferro's in Idyllwild at least twice every 6-8 weeks when we spend a week or two at our vacation house in Idyllwild. The food, service, ambiance was just as excellent this time as it is every time we go. We like Fri/Sat for the entertainment and this time we went a third time on a Tuesday and were delighted to find a trio group playing nice soft dinner music. This place is a must for anyone that likes Italian food, and who doesn't, and my objective is to try EVERYTHING on the menu. I have been through 15 of their main entries and sill have 15-20 to go. If you go there, don't forget to have a PIZZA ... they are the BEST !!!!!

JE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The pasta and pizza were incredibly tasty. My only complaint is that I ate too much and had trouble getting to sleep. It is hard to blame this on Ferro....since I'd do it again and again!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Overall, something was off for me. I don't usually eat out Italian, and my boyfriend wanted Italian the night before so we ate at Fratellos, which was very delicious!
1. On this reservation I said it was his birthday. Not sure if the app notifies the restaurant, but he wasn't even acknowledged.
2. We showed up on time for our reservation, a couple before us showed up early and mentioned that. The hostess seated them and didn't ask about us and we were the only other people waiting to be seated.
3. Like I said this could be because of eating Italian two nights in a row, but nothing seemed appealing to me on the menu. I ordered a pizza and did not like it at all. The flavor expectation I had was not there. I should have requested to make my own pizza from the extra topping list, but didn't want to be difficult.my boyfriend liked his, he ordered linguine Bolognese and liked the spice, I wasn't a fan, but thought the noodle texture would have been awesome in a carbonara or spaghetti. We ordered the chocolate tort for dessert and it was good!

DS
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spiros is the best server in Idyllwild! He made this birthday surprise very special!

NL
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AS ALWAYS: Food great, atmosphere great, service great, entertainment great, prices right in line with all Restaurants!

We come up to idyllwild every 4 weeks for a week stay and Ferro’s is always a 2 time visit.

D
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We are from San Diego and came up to Idyllwild for a few days. We ate here late (after the movies), and the restaurant was accommodating with our reservation time in this regard. It was a music night, so it seemed a bit harried in tone/ambiance. The food amounts were not very large but were substantial in taste and fulfillment. The wine list was good...we likely will return.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place to eat in Idyllwild. Great wood fired pizza, especially the one with sausage and fennel pollen.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Attentive engaging service

BC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ferro is a wonderful rustic gem in the Idyllwild community! I went with my boyfriend for our anniversary on a Saturday night. We sat outside, and the ambiance was wonderful. They had live music, and it wasn't too loud, and it wasn't too soft. The food was amazing, and the wine was even better. Our server was both attentive, but did not hover. I would highly recommend! Especially the cheese plate!

D
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE best pork chop, anywhere. We recommend Ferros for any occassion.

s
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, food and ambience. Always a pleasure.

KW
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

Two of us had bad meals. The gluten free pasta was terrible. There were very few clams in the steamed clams and the broth was tepid. The dressing on the Caesar salad had a bad taste. The two of us who ordered the seafood soup liked it.

IW
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Prices a little high, food was delicious, portions not too big or too small, very accommodating staff, table reserved thru OpenTable was ready for us.

MH
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to Ferro for the second time. Everything is very good, the linguini Bolognese is really outstanding. The band that was there on July 4 was entertaining and the volume of their performance was just right. All the servers and staff were super attentive and the outside tables have a nice ambiance. We also bring our dog with us and they don't mind, also bringing her water. It's a great restaurant and we love it.

RR
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want true Italian food, look no further! Ferro has the best Italian Food in Idyllwild!

LJ
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had two birthdays with the whole family the food was excellent our dessert homemade tiramisu and homemade blueberry ice cream

JB
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place in Idyllwild! Great food, well prepared and presented. Nice selection of wines and drinks, and the Budino is fantastic for dessert!

BJ
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FERRO is one of my favorite restaurants here in Idyllwild. The food is always cooked to perfection, the staff are friendly and the ambiance is amazing.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Drove up from Palm Springs for a honeymoon celebration. It was a lovely experience!

BT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We look forward to going to Ferro every time we're in Idyllwild, though this time was less than excellent. Our friends reported that their plates of wild boar lasagna and spaghetti and meatballs were great; however our cacio e pepe was dry, not creamy and cheesy, with just a sprinkle of pepper on top. The branzino was ok - nothing special. The GF pizza we had as an appetizer was fair - the crust was the pre-made variety; there are much better pizza doughs that are GF. Since our bill was considerable (with a bottle of wine and desserts), we feel less inclined to return on our next visit.

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