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Fort Collins

Rare Italian


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RARE Italian reflects Italian cuisine as it's prepared and enjoyed in Italy, offering authentic, approachable dishes with a strong sense of place. At RARE, you can either enjoy your favorite dish or extend your palate to new levels of revelation. RARE is your journey of discovery filled with joy, community, and - more than anything else - deliciousness.
$6 - $36
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I lived in northern Italy for five years, and dining at Rare is like going home. The food is just wonderful, and the waitstaff if excellent. Not cheap, but worth every penny.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank 55jomama55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were walking in Old Town and decided to we wanted Italian food for dinner. Rare Italian has a great location right in the middle of Old Town. The service was good. The food was alright but a bit pricey for the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Sanda24237
Reviewed October 31, 2019

The food was ok, nothing really special. You can get much better food in Fort Collins. My wife had a glass of wine that was already open for way too long. It really tasted bad. Our waitress immediately gave her a new glass of wine,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank stijn99
Reviewed October 27, 2019

I have been to Rare multiple times and gotten the pasta which has overall been pretty tasty so when my friends took me here for my birthday I expected nothing less. The server was very disrespectful as was the rest of the staff just because...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 00foodie7
Reviewed October 17, 2019

Our dinner at Rare Italian was really good. Service by "JW" was extremely good and our daughter said it was one of the best pizzas she'd ever eaten. We had a small serving of calamari, 2 pizzas, 2 plates of pasta and 2 alcoholic drinks...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 8, 2019

Best restaurant in Fort Collins! The food was amazing and our server was so attentive to our party of 9 on a busy Friday of homecoming weekend. We will be back next time we are in town.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Kristy P
Reviewed October 4, 2019 via mobile

We ordered steaks and fish on our table and a bunch of appetizers and salads, everything was amazing. Service was good and the half price bottles of wine on Sundays made the experience even better! Highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank sarahG6794FG
Reviewed September 20, 2019 via mobile

I cannot believe how incompetent these people are. Made reservations at 6 pm. Left at 7 pm. Never ate anything besides bread. They paid for drinks. Thanks for absolutely nothing. Wish they knew what a black and blue steak was.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank davidtompkins7855
Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

The spouse and the youngest daughter and I had dinner here. Nice choices of antipasti, delicious cheeses, pastas, risottos. Probably it is the best Italian in Fort Collins.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank marysB5558NH
Reviewed June 21, 2019

Our waitress was attentive and guided us through the menu of hand made pastas and aged meat. I chose the lasagna. This delightful dish was worth the price. We ended the night with lemon ricotta bites. They were the best lemon bar I have ever...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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June 16, 2018|
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Response from RossH1698 | Property representative |
No dress code here! Some of our guests dress-up and look super fancy, others come in super casual (ei jeans, t-shirt, flip-flops), and everything in between. Wear whatever is comfortable for you, just as long as you are... More
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Response from Lewisville4 | Reviewed this property |
We were there on a Friday night and had trouble hearing each other. Busy night. Great food. Sit in a side table we were in middle.
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