RARE Italian

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Italian
At RARE Italian, we celebrate beautiful cuisine as it is enjoyed in Italy in an environment that is cultured yet welcoming and which engenders feelings of love, generosity, and discovery between our staff and guests.
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OT
Denver
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall great! Tables are too close together for an intimate dining experience.

AM
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and Serv here are top notch! I always get the lasagna and fresh mozzarella and my husband gets the New York strip. This is basically the only place we eat at these days!

OT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food quality was excellent, we prepared, good presentation. It took a while to get our food though.

L
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was absolutely fabulous! Everything we ate exceeded expectations.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was mediocre for the price. I would’ve expected more from them. The ambiance was quite cute...just felt like it should’ve been much higher quality.

RA
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Way too noisy. Food was OK but overpriced.

J
Denver
44 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed everything about our meal however the service is what stood out as exceptional. Michelle was professional and friendly, knowledgeable about both the food and wines. Highly recommended.

TK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was very good, all meals great, calamari overcooked, service very lethargic and not real attentive. asked for bread, asked for parmigiana, asked for the things that should have come by a proactive server, we did the asking...

HT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Our waiter never refilled our drinks nor offered to. We were a younger couple there for a date night and all our waiter cared about was his older customers, who he assumed would tip better. They were out of what I originally ordered and the service was very poor for the price you pay.

BS
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Pasta sauce tasted like it was out of a can. Steak was expensive but not tender or juicy. Fried calamari had a strange breading in it.

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a nice dinner; tenderloin and other entree very good; service excellent; antipasto especially good; highly recommend

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It would have been great but they lost our order. Told me food was coming but everyone around us was getting their food but we didn’t. We even had to ask for bread after waiting a half hour. We flagged down the manager because couldn’t get our waiter. The manager found the error (was not our waiter’s fault). Got our order prioritized and covered the bill. The waiter did come by after we talked to the manager realizing we didn’t even have our appetizer yet and was ready to escalate the issue. He was not very attentive initially but definitely stepped up after he realized. The food was all very good. From the looks we were the only ones that had the issue so I believe it was a fluke. Would definitely go back. They definitely took ownership of the mistake and made it right. No one is perfect, it is how you handle it that makes the difference and they did very well there.

M
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service and ambiance. Rare Italian also has a great Happy Hour.

BP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Italian pasta and inspired dishes. Wonderful wine list and half off bottles Sunday, can't beat it!

P
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The service and food were exceptionally good. The only negative for us was the noise level, but that is a condition we have found at most restaurants in Fort Collins and elsewhere. We loved the 50% off bottles of wine and will make a point of returning to the restaurant on a Sunday.

J
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Can’t wait to go back! Quattro pizzeta was so good.

MA
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

"I love the attention to detail and authenticity of service. The environment is very classy without being pretentious , and the food is always fabulous.

AB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good. Though expensive for portion size. We ordered the risotto without the Pancetta because my daughter is vegetarian, it came with the Pancetta. The server was indifferent about it. Luckily, I had ordered something without meat as well so we could trade

N
Milwaukee
23 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We love going to Rare. Love the feel of the restaurant our service every time has been impeccable. Wine choices great, steaks great, other dishes can be so, so sometimes. Ragu and Pasta, always delicious as well as charcuterie and salami platters. Rare is always a stop when we visit.

SG
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Requested a table for two in the rear. Ended up by the waiters station by the front side door. Ordered a glass of cab, a substitute was brought without my knowledge. Sent it back and got something else. Waiter forgot about us.

B
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Apathetic waiters everywhere. Food is average but prices are high.

DL
Tahoe
48 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our second time at RARE. The first time seemed like the food and service was better. But it was still good, just not 5-star like I recalled it. Maybe an off night.

JL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Loved it!

DC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best Italian food we’ve had in a long time. Similar quality to food in Italy which is hard to find in the United States. Who would have thought we found it in Ft Collins!!

I
Detroit
55 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food is consistently very good. Since opening their service has been very erratic, occasionally consistent with the quality of the food, but generally very slow.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My lady and I came here for our anniversary and had a wonderful experience. We both shared the truffle fries as a side dish. For entree’s, she had pasta and I had the trout! Great atmosphere, good food for a surprisingly low price.

DO
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and enjoyed sitting outside. Great wine special on Sundays.

r
Denver
40 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

One hr to wait for food
2 steaks were 5*
Poor chop was blood rare, sent back
Kitchen took 15 mins to redo, by that time, waiter never showed up to assist
The steak eaters were done so mgr comped the chop to take home
MUCH better choices witin 2 blocks of Rare ITalian

AG
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food is great every time we go. Service can be spotty depending on who your server is.

OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. The sodas were flat.

BF
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat to dine at Rare! Food and service always exceptional! Our favorite FoCo spot!

TM
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lots of attention from wait staff, great food and recommendations and love the half off bottle of wine! Delicious food!!

B
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend Rare Italian to anyone who loves quality food. Service is always great and the atmosphere is pleasant. Please know that reservations are best if you are truly wanting an experience to remember!

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

Fabulous spot for a lovely meal - get the anti pasta, it’s a wonderful way to start the evening

PG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was fantastic. Great looking place. A little loud had to try hard to hear across the table.

DJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were there during happy hour and 2ith the special prices during happy hour the value was Great!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We were so happy to see Sherry back at Rare, she is our favorite waitress!

k
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I strongly suggest the risotto!!! One of the best dishes I had while in Fort Collins. Everything was amazing!!!!

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

Hostess and manager were rude. Server told us the kitchen didn’t know what they were doing. Server forgot to put in the order for our salads. We were pretty much ignored by the staff. The restaurant was extremely loud and the manager rolled his eyes at us when we requested to sit in a quieter area outside. The food was actually good but it couldn’t make up for the abysmal service.

DV
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our wait person, Dan, was very good. He paid attention to detail and answered all our questions and made great suggestions. Very professional. Made our visit very enjoyable.

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