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FERRO

4.7
4.7
1210 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 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Tue, Thu, Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–10:00 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

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What 1,210 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Fit for Foodies

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed it all!! The food, the service! They even gave me a birthday card! ❤️❤️❤️
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love coming here and always recommend to anyone who is going up to Idyllwild. Food is always excellent.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We felt a bit cramped (table for 2's are all lined up one after the other) next to other tables more than we would have liked. The atmosphere is excellent and the wait staff are outstanding. Food was good but not as great as the wait staff.
  4. PH

    PaigeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the most amazing time! The atmosphere was perfect and each dish was beyond delicious.
  5. b

    budmccomas

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took our grandson here for his birthday. Food as always was excellent. It was cold but with the propane heaters on the front patio, it was nice. Grandson had the wild boar lasagna, I had the salami funghai with sausage and extra cheese. Both were excellent One of the best restaurants in Idyllwild. I will always eat here. Service was, as always, perfect.
  6. FD

    FloraD

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food & service was great.
  7. JH

    JohnH

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food and ambience were excellent. Service was generally good except the waiter brought our main dish while we were in the middle of eating our salad. He just put it there and didn’t know that this was wrong. I complained to our primary waiter who said he would talk with the kitchen. He should have talked with the manager. Overall, we would go back. With this one exception, we enjoyed ourselves very much.
  8. JM

    JarekM

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    After a few past visits to Idyllwild we finally made a reservation at the Ferro. This restaurant seems to be quite popular in the evenings as there were no tables available past 3pm. We arrived before the reservation time but managed to get seated earlier at the back patio. I would definitely recommend making reservation at the back patio as it looks much nicer than the generic/no ambiance front patio. We were greeted by our waitress in timely manner and were given menus for drinks and food selections. Unfortunately, the restaurant ran out of ingredients for spritz drink. It was a shame because we were looking forward to trying this popular Italia aperitif. You can’t sample beers here either so my partner opted out from drink order. My old fashioned with chosen bourbon was good. There were many food options to choose from. We ordered pan-roasted salmon and pizza. Overall, the food was okay. - Pan-roasted salmon had nice crispy skin and was cooked well. Remaining ingredients (pancetta, organic greens, carrots, cherry tomatoes, farro lemon velouté, local micro-greens) tasted good. Tad more seasoning would make the dish much better. - Pizza was more of a disappointment. Pizza base was prepared crunchy as per our order, so that was good. Unfortunately, mix of remaining ingredients made pizza quite salty and we left half of it on the plate. Again, this was a dish that we were looking forward to as they make it from scratch, but it wasn’t the best. I give service five stars for being polite and attentive.
  9. AA

    AaronA

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Love the restaurant- great staff, delicious food overall. Salad and steak were delicious; Vongole (clams) with linguine was a bit spicier than needed. Also the music in the background (upstairs area) was too loud though.
  10. K

    Kidbonz

    San Diego

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always THE place to eat in Idyllwild. Great service great food and great ambiance. You have to order the bread. We usually get one of their great pizzas but I had a salad and my wife had eggplant parmigiana. Excellent. Our friends who have had a vacation home here for 30 years had only eaten here once before. They were so impressed that they said they’ll be back monthly.
  11. HC

    HarmonyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! Server was kind and attentive, will be back.
  12. g

    gyrome

    Orange County

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Best restaurant in idyllwild
  13. LH

    LauraH

    Central Coast

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been here many times for several reasons. The food is ALWAYS outstanding. The service is attentive and friendly. You can eat inside or outside on the deck or in the back where you can see the pizza oven in action. Live music most nights. The owners Frank and Lori make sure the food is exceptional and they are wonderfully committed to the community. If those aren’t good enough reasons to eat there I don’t know what else you could ask for.
  14. KE

    KathleenE

    Palm Springs

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing. Beautiful setting with great food! Spiro is a terrific waiter and everyone that works there is so kind! We drive 50miles just to get there!!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The restaurant is a converted home, cozy and warm - outside seating as well. We were seated upstairs in a nook and it was fine. The staff overall was not welcoming or friendly. None of them smiled when they came to the table to take order or serve our food. No one asked how we were, ( not polite) and generally seemed unhappy. Vibe was negative. They weren’t busy- only one other table upstairs. I think they have received rave reviews and believe they don’t need to make an effort to be polite. This was our first visit based on reviews and locals and was disappointed in the presentation of food and taste. Caesar salad was terrible. Old lettuce and doused with too much cheese. The eggplant was 3 smallish rounds , tasty but plopped on top of spaghetti( tossed with sauce) but without marinara on top.
  17. MS

    MaryS

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had insalada Burrata, Pork Chop and Eggplant Parmigiana. All were very good.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ferro was amazing! W
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Service slow, wine pour 3 ounces for a glass, really ? Industry standard 5 ounce. Food was delicious. Will come again and order a bottle or bring our own and pay for corkage. Front porch atmosphere ok. Will request inside porch. Repeat food was great.
  20. SD

    SDHikergal

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was really good, caesar salad perfect, wild boar lasagne & seafood risotto. Got one mussel & would have liked more & less clams. But great flavor. Wasn't crazy about really close seating. Hard to compete with loud conversations next to us. Service was friendly. Definitely return.
  21. DB

    DarrellB77

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This would be one of the best restaurants in ANY city of fewer than 1 million people. Fabulous food, atmosphere, and service - and it's a gold star for value as well. Unfortunately, it's in Idyllwild, CA, a town of 3,000 in the middle of nowhere. If it were anywhere near San Diego - from Coronado to Oceanside, I'd want to eat there at least monthly if not weekly. GO, if you, somehow, find yourself there. (I guess the question is "should I go if I'm in Palm Springs/Palm Desert area (it's only a 75 min drive)? If you live there or go to the desert often . . . yes. Otherwise, it's a hassle to get to. PS: It's not La Spiga in Palm Desert, but that's not a knock . . . few places in the US are.
  22. CM

    CMaria

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This restaurant has great food. We sat upstairs for the first time. Our server was very attentive. We ordered the salmon which was delicious and the clams - also delicious. I also had a burrata salad with heirloom tomatoes. Would highly recommend. The only thing I would change was the music - it was too loud. I liked the songs but also it doesn't quite go with the ambiance and menu there.
  23. SM

    SimonM

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best food in Idyllwild with service and ambience to match. Would thoroughly recommend it to anyone visiting.
  24. BB

    BethB

    Boise

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Remarkable food!!! Really….incredible! We loved our server, Amber, who took great care of us and had that great balance between being attentive but not hovering. It was just slightly loud upstairs, but it was a rainy night when we were there so all tables were filled inside. I’m guessing there may be other restaurants that are good in Idyllwild but I’m not sure I’d go anywhere else.
  25. JD

    JerryD

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. I live in LA and go out to dinner quite often. This is one of the best meals I’ve had since before Covid! Bravo Ferro. Wish you had an LA location! I’d be a regular.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The service and ambiance was outstanding, I hadn’t been back in years. I remember it being amazing, maybe it was just an off night, but the food was subpar, especially for the price. I would give it another go though, everyone has bad nights every now and then.
  27. JL

    JoeyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time. Enjoyed the jazz, pizza, and ambience.
  28. SH

    SusieH

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wild boar lasagna was the best Lasagna I’ve ever tasted ! Great service wonderful servers amazing place !
  29. TK

    TeriK

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals the 4 of us had. Can’t wait to go back Service, ambiance and food we all excellent
  30. SC

    SamanthaC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FERRO is our go to place in Idyllwild. The food is great every time. The environment is wonderful, we especially like the upstairs seating area. Spiros is simply the best.
  31. JB

    JonB

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pizza was fantastic, but save room for dessert.
  32. CB

    CarlaB

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    The service was superb! The food - we were not happy with. I ordered the mussel and clam pasta , it was completely over spiced with red pepper. I love spicy but this was not edible. Our server was so kind to offer a replacement. I then ordered pasta with a creamy cheese sauce which was pretty salty. My husband ordered the meat sauce and pasta and he said it was just OK. The bread was delicious and the drinks were great too
  33. LT

    LToma

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Really like the food but the service SUCKED the first time I went! I decided to give it another try and no change in the service… took 45 mins to get a beer and the place was not even crowded. Credit to the bus boys… they are on it but can only do so much like water and bread but they run circles around their waiters. Seriously… get it together
  34. CS

    ChelseaS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best restaurant in Idyllwild but moreover one of my favorites restaurants in general. Delicious and creative menu, great service - it is simply the BEST!
  35. M

    Michael

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I go to FERRO often. I have never had a bad meal. It's always excellent. Frank and Lori are so dedicated to their restaurant, food quality and presentation. And their staff is always friendly and professional. I highly recommend FERRO to both locals like me, as well as visitors. :) -Michael
  36. PY

    PatY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I recommend Ferro highly. We ate there two nights in a row because we loved it so much.
  37. ET

    ErikT

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there for dinner on back to back nights after our great initial experience. Great service (thanks, Steve!). Very good food. Great value. Very nice venue in a charming small town. Will be the go-to location for good food whenever I’m back in town.
  38. JP

    JohnPS

    Palm Springs

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite place in Idyllwild. I could go there for a date night, casual afternoon at the bar, fun night on the back patio, or really anything. The staff (Parker, Amber, Katie, Brianna and everyone else) is attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable. The food is delicious. My favorite cocktail in all of Idyllwild is made here - the Purple Fairy. Do yourself a favor and go (or at least get a take out pizza/order) when you are in Idyllwild.
  39. KE

    KELLYM

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    60th Birthday celebration
  40. E

    Elena

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in Idyllwild, food is delicious , nice , warm atmosphere, I had Bronzino con Limone , also pizza is really good, highly recommend

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 1210 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 17 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, Tue, Thu, Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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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