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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience

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LorelR
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

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

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vipSandstorm
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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PeterC
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour values and delicious

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vipLarry
Denver
48 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ShaneH
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Wasn’t too impressed with the food. Nice ambiance, but I didn’t love anything we had to eat.

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SteveTarr
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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...

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RobD
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Natalie
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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KatieB
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So delicious. We loved all the food. I am Celiac and there were so many things for me to eat on the menu.

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vipCeciT
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice place, good food not many gluten-free options.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

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.

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DAvidT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service. Always a stop for us when we come into Ft Collins.

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TimO
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic evening at Rare! Fabulous food and wine! A must visit.

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Squidnose
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

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.

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MichaelR
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JenniferM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great holiday restaurant. Consistently great cuisine and friendly helpful staff.

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southerngirl
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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

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CarrieP
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - great service - great Christmas Eve !

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food. Great service. Wine was underwhelming and massively overpriced - to the point of gouging.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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.

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PAL10
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family holiday dinner. Delicious food and great service.

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MichelleG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there celebrating graduation and it was the perfect atmosphere for such a special evening! Great energy, wonderful food and service.

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vipDavidB
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AndyG
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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.

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RandyP
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience, friendly, attentive staff, and delicious food. This is my new favorite restaurant to celebrate special ocations.

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SkiVail
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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.

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vipWoody
Denver
143 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service. Great food. Consistent. Definitely will return.

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charlesm
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed with food or service here. Anything anytime.

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Houstonfoodie
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Incredible flaky apple pie dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipSpoiledbutnotrotten
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JimJ
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great. Food was delicious. Wine was amazing.

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vipSpoiledbutnotrotten
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipMomsnightout
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Rare whenever we have friends visiting! Always great food and service.

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vipLeelee
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service a little slow, and inattentive, but food made up for it. Would benefit from having a friendlier hostess too.

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