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FERRO

4.7
4.7
1501 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria, Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (951) 659-0700
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Frank & Lori Ferro
  • Neighborhood
    Palm Desert
  • Cross street
    North Circle Drive
  • Parking details
    FERRO offers several free parking spaces off-street in front of the restaurant. Adjacent free public parking lot is available with plenty of spaces.
  • Entertainment
    Please check out our entertainment calendar at www.ferrorestaurant.com/music for our continually updated music line-up.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,501 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Neighborhood gem

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Neighborhood gem

1,501 Reviews
  1. JessicaL

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Ferro’s we come at least once a week . Always great food and wonderful service

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  2. luvgoodfood

    Palm Springs

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, so fabulous. We both had the best pizza, mine was the mortadella with pistachio pesto, it was amazing. Tuesday is Jazz night which we thoroughly enjoyed.

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  3. mik3y

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we drive 60 miles at least once a month to visit this delightful place. the food and service is outstanding. thank you for existing!

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  4. MARIAM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat in the perfectly heated front porch. We were fortunate enough to have reservations for 2:30pm on a Saturday. I highly recommend reservations, since we saw a few being turned down. The service was outstanding as was the food. The scallops were perfectly seared. We ordered spaghetti and meatballs and the seafood linguine Deeeelish

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. My favorite spot in Idyllwild

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  6. JimT

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food Beautiful patio to sit outside with our pup. Card and desert for the birthday girl This restaurant is excellent

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  7. RobertM

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    BEST LASAGNE I HAVE EVER HAD AND THE BEST CAESAR SALAD I HAVE HAD IN A LONG TIME.

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  8. AlexisF

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was kind but the food was not good. My husbands was burnt, mine was over cooked and had no flavor. When they brought him another dish to try they still charged him for the burnt dish he sent back. We were disappointed with the food and won’t return.

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  9. MarciP

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was amazing. She misunderstood my husband’s order. She felt terrible about it. She offered to take back the wrong order and make a new one. My husband decided to just try the one she brought. She said she’d give us a dessert on the house. My husband said just give me another drink which she said no problem. She not only brought another drink much progress in the house for delivering the dessert she brought us a lemon cello which was very nice too. She went over and above what she needed to do for the situation and we appreciate it very much. We’ve been coming to Franks restaurants for close to 30 years probably so will definitely be coming back!

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  10. AmandaK

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    FERRO never disappoints! They have the best pork chop I have ever had! I get it every time and it has never disappointed me! Fabulous! Worth every penny!

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  11. travelboy

    Chicago

    107 reviews

    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Charming mountain lodge experience. Attentive and friendly staff. Delicious food. Pastas were fresh and perfectly executed. Not to be missed!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Happy 2024 Met the ferros January 2002 on my first trip in Idyllwild at cafe aroma From Michael Newman

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  13. FFBill

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Waited almost 15 minutes to be recognized as seated at the table. Strike one. While service improved once "noticed", bad first impression. Had to ask for ice in water. Strike two. Charged for a refill on lemonade....REALLY? Strike 3. Terribly disappointed in this apparently new practice. It's LEMONADE! Prices are already high - fine due to the mountain environment etc. But to charge 4 bucks in the first place, then another 4 bucks for water and lemons, WTH? Are they hand squeezing it out back....I doubt it! Is it the same for soft drinks? I was afraid to ask! Is the owner that desperate to keep up with paying his servers the "living wage"? If that is the reason, he really needs to find another business model. As always, food was phenomenal, atmosphere was pleasant, and once they got it started, service was quite adequate. But most important note - first impressions are in fact lasting impressions.

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  14. DennisS

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent fare and service. Authentic with proper presentation.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals in Idyllwild! Everything on the menu is top notch and the cocktails and fantastic.

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  16. AndrewL

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely delicious food, lovely cocktails, and the very Best service from servers Katie and Addison.

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  17. Loverman92253

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ferro is the Best Reataurant🍷

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  18. ChadE

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always such a great experience! Thank you Ferro staff! Amazing dinner again and made my wife’s birthday extra special with a card. See you again soon!

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  19. StephanieM

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The polenta was absolutely dreamy!! Ferro has transformed my husband into a polenta lover. Thank you!!

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  20. RobynS

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite restaurant of choice! We love Ferros. Don't normally have room for dessert, but the Hazelnut torte was yummy!!!

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  21. AlexM

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome place!!! Everyone is very friendly and the food is incredible.

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  22. KimD

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, wonderful ambience, and great service! We celebrated my birthday there, which came not only with a birthday dessert, but a cute little birthday card as well. We also got to meet the owner, who was very pleasant and gracious. We will definitely be back the next time we go to Idyllwild.

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  23. William

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kati was an amazing server. The food was perfect! Can’t wait to come back.

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  24. Monika

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was awesome even though they were busy, they seemed to work as a team. The Caesar salad is amazing! Pizza was good but not super hot. There were a lot of families with kids upstairs so the noise level was higher than expected but nice atmosphere.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    No empty tables. Slow to get seated. Ours was so close to the fireplace that our pant legs were very very warm. No tables available to switch to. Good wine list. Tasty martini. Started w seared scallops. Excellent. My sister enjoyed her lentil soup starter. But, she liked my scallops better. Sister had frutti de mare risotto. I had wild boar lasagna. We did not share. The lasagna was delicious and better the next day for lunch. Moderately price, well prepared food. But, that fireplace table was difficult to overcome.

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  26. DavidO

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service and delicious food. Cocktails were a bonus. Buon appetite e cin cin!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and drinks were excellent! Great service and a nice lil spot.

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  28. Rosy

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My main complaint was the quality of the food for the price. In past times the food had excellent flavor, but on New Years Day, the pizza and Egg Plant Parmesan was bland in flavor and the Pizza was sliced unevenly in bizarre size slices and had burnt parts. Perhaps staff was different because of the holiday and unfortunately we paid high price for poor quality food!

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  29. CharleneW

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We come here every year and it is always spectacular, we just love it 💓

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We haven’t eaten at Ferro in a while and were amazed at how great the food was. Homemade pasta was unbelievable. The service was also excellent! They even had a card for us for our anniversary as well as a complementary dessert. We will be returning often.

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  31. THOMAS

    Orange County

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our second time to eat at FERRO. The first time we had a waitress that disappeared after our order was placed. The fettuccine I ordered was congealed to the point I couldn’t separate it with a fork. We decided to get the restaurant another try since it gets great reviews. It started off well. We had a great waitress. It was very pleasant in their upstairs dining room. Unfortunately the lasagna I ordered was very cold in the center. The waitress apologized and said I would get another. I’m not exaggerating when I say it took at least 20 minutes to get my new dinner. Meanwhile my husband had long finished his meal. The new lasagna was not good. It was shapeless and primarily just a lot of cheese. They did give me a free glass of wine while I waited for my meal. The manager didn’t charge me for the lasagna and gave me a free dessert. So they did try to make it right. But it wasn’t pleasant dinner.

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  32. NoNopeNot

    Orange County

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service amazing. Unusually disappointing night for food.

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  33. BobG

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Frank and Lori Ferro provide an exceptional dining experience at their restaurant. The food is delicious, the servers are attentive and the environment is romantic. They are the best restaurant in Idyllwild, hands down.

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  34. luvgoodfood

    Palm Springs

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and Ambiance are always fantastic! It's our favorite place to go as the food is always fabulous. Our server Katie was beyond excellent and always on top of things. KD the bartender also was overly gracious and welcoming. Frank, the owner spends the day in the kitchen making sure everything is perfect and it always is. We even saw Marshal Hawkins come in to pick up some food to go. We both had pizza's which came out perfect! We keep going back as we know that the food, people, ambiance and service is always perfect!

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  35. CraigR

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Took our annual trip to Idyllwild area this year and Ferro is always on our list to visit. We booked two reservations this year one for just us two, and one for us and our visitors a couple of days later. Our first trip on Tuesday was disappointing across the board with the quality of the seafood and service. The waitstaff seemed like they didn't want to be there, and the mussels and shrimp in my risotto were less than desirable. Luckily Ferro had one more time to make it up to us, which they did. Our second trip was stellar and the exact opposite. The waitstaff were cheerful and attentive, the food was just like we remembered from years past (we stayed away from the seafood). Thank you and see you next year.

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  36. SimonG

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were concerned with weather preventing an outside dining experience, but under the tent solved it all!! And it didn’t rain😉We really wanted to hear and see the musicians and our waiter asked if we would like the have the door opened and we appreciated that gesture. As far as our meal we were torn on 2 different pizzas and once again she rocked by suggesting we both 1/2 and 1/2. Our other entree was the sea bass and it was a work of art from the presentation “including the sides” was visually stimulating. The fish was tasty and hot and reminded that way 15 minutes into our meal! Wow that’s a 1st. Can’t wait for our next trip here on the hill and another meal and music Ferro’s😌

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been here before and as always food was amazing!!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful time and the food was amazing! We will go back again!

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  39. SamanthaC

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great drinks great service… our favorite!

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  40. PAULK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You don't normally expect high-end food in a small town like Idyllwild but this is the exception. Ferro is a good as any experience you're likely to have in a city 100x larger. If you go to Idyllwild, go to Ferro. EOS

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

FERRO offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (951) 659-0700.

FERRO is rated 4.7 stars by 1501 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for FERRO

25840 Cedar St., Idyllwild, CA 92549

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    North Circle Drive
  • Neighborhood
    Palm Desert
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    FERRO offers several free parking spaces off-street in front of the restaurant. Adjacent free public parking lot is available with plenty of spaces.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Frank & Lori Ferro
  • Entertainment
    Please check out our entertainment calendar at www.ferrorestaurant.com/music for our continually updated music line-up.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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