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Food and atmosphere were awesome. However, our food took forever to come from the time of ordering so we were starving and our server was socially awkward.
Amazing dining experience
The only thing that my party liked was the charcuterie board but the entrees were underwhelming and overpriced. It wasn’t bad but nothing special and expensive for the quality
RARE Italian just keeps getting better. One can come for happy hour and leave full. The appetizer meat and cheese board was amazing. The pickled vegetable are a great accompaniment. Our server, John, was attentive without being overbearing. He was very knowledgeable about the selections and the wine list. We look forward to our next visit.
Great happy hour values and delicious
We have been to RARE 4 times in the last 3 months. RARE is a nice place, very good service, moderate prices, and the food is quality and good. The Brussels Sprouts are outstanding. We live in Loveland but are in Fort Collins frequently for musicals and shows. RARE has become our favorite place.
Wasn’t too impressed with the food. Nice ambiance, but I didn’t love anything we had to eat.
This is a pre-pandemic review...
The ambiance is very warm. The food was well prepared and the presentation was above average. The waitstaff were pleasant and cordial. The price for the experience and food was reasonable. The only negative was the ambient sound, it’s a loud resturant that requires a bit of shouting across the table to hear and be heard. Sometimes that noise adds to the experience as a “happening place”, other times it is a detriment to the experience. You decide...
Finally ordered the Bistecca Alla Fiorentina and split it 3 ways. Probably would have been better to split 2 ways, as the bone was pretty large, but we each got a decent portion and the steak was perfectly cooked, tender and delicious. Rare is one of our top two go-to restaurants in northern Colorado. Consistently good.
We tried a new entree, lamb osso bucco from the Fall/Winter menu and it was a delicious, fork-tender dish, although not an overly generous portion. The dining room service was exceptional as Dan is always attentive, professional and friendly. Rare Italian is our number one go-to restaurant for consistent high-quality food, wine and ambiance.
So delicious. We loved all the food. I am Celiac and there were so many things for me to eat on the menu.
Nice place, good food not many gluten-free options.
Good service. Food is just okay. Pasta has a house made texture but is not very good. Red sauce was good. Several dishes at the table were very bland, yet heavy. Dessert (the advance order fruit pastry) was overly sweet and inelegant. This is not high end Italian.
Consistently great food and service. Always a stop for us when we come into Ft Collins.
Another fantastic evening at Rare! Fabulous food and wine! A must visit.
Not as good as our first time at Rare. Steaks were average. The glass of Montepulciano d’Abbruzzo I had seemed like the bottle had been open too long - tasted stale. Service was average, not engaging or very personable. No one asked if we were celebrating a special occasion. Disappointing experience. I might try it again somewhere down the road.
My wife and I were first timers to Rare, it was a very cool experience. The service was excellent, the food tasty and the ambience was spot on. We'll be back.
The staff here is phenomenal. Everyone was very accommodating and friendly. The arincini is delicious and our waitress recommended a cocktail called Lumen that knocked my socks off.
A great holiday restaurant. Consistently great cuisine and friendly helpful staff.
Excellent food for adults; no children’s menu; service extremely slow (waited nearly an hour for entrees); somewhat rude hostess; charged for child’s food that we sent back; ambiance so-so
Great food - great service - great Christmas Eve !
Exceptional food. Great service. Wine was underwhelming and massively overpriced - to the point of gouging.
The restaurant was very busy when we arrived. Server seemed rushed and annoyed when we wanted to order cocktails. Food was fantastic (as usual) but just wish we hadn’t felt like such a burden for the server.
Family holiday dinner. Delicious food and great service.
We were there celebrating graduation and it was the perfect atmosphere for such a special evening! Great energy, wonderful food and service.
The food and service was excellent! Further, when we arrived with more in our party than our reservation called for, the hostess was most accommodating in getting us all seated. I look forward to coming back soon
Exceptional food, but very long wait. We were there to spend time with each other, so waiting was fine, except for our drinks, which also took a long time. It’s loud. Make reservations. Save room for desert...it’s worth it.
Wonderful ambience, friendly, attentive staff, and delicious food. This is my new favorite restaurant to celebrate special ocations.
We have visited Rare twice and actually had the same waiter and he was awesome. Unfortunately, I requested a table near a window (a birthday dinner) and we were taken in the back near the bathrooms and staff area. There was absolutely no ambiance. There was a very loud table near us that did not understand the meaning of “soft” voices. This is not the restaurants fault but this woman was so loud we could not have a conversation. It was not only our table that was bothered.
The food was just okay, my meal was under cooked and while everyone had their food, I had to wait another 15 minutes for mine to be recooked. This is a very pricey restaurant for such unfortunate mishaps.
Again, the waiter was amazing and did everything he could do to accommodate us.
Great service. Great food. Consistent. Definitely will return.
We are never disappointed with food or service here. Anything anytime.
Great food. Incredible flaky apple pie dessert.
We loved our server, Michael. The ambience of the room was nice. Food was good, dessert was great. We thought it was a nice place to celebrate our anniversary.
This visit we had two children and a new born with us and Rare was very accommodating to our group. There was no rush or fuss over the little ones. Our waitress was very patient and understanding. The food was excellent as expected.
As usual RARE never disappoints! The service and food are amazing! I highly recommend RARE for a date night, special outing or a large group.
We had an overnight getaway in Ft Collins. I heard about this restaurant from a friend. It was outstanding. Good wine, great lasagna! Can’t wait to try other dishes.
Staff was great. Food was delicious. Wine was amazing.
This is a great place to take guests when you want to treat them to a special culinary experience. This is the best Italian restaurant in northern colorado. Their meat and cheese plate is outstanding, their pastas are perfect texture and flavor. But, their steaks are what puts them a cut above the rest.
We go to Rare whenever we have friends visiting! Always great food and service.
Service a little slow, and inattentive, but food made up for it. Would benefit from having a friendlier hostess too.
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RARE Italian is rated 4.4 stars by 960 OpenTable diners.