Dry-aging Meat Demo

Dry-aging is difficult and expensive – which is why many restaurants do not do it – but boy, does it make a phenomenal steak.  The time and energy (and patience) put into the process truly results in a quality steak.  At RARE, we aren’t afraid of a... read more

Pasta Making Demo

THANK YOU to all who joined us for August’s Pasta Making Demo!  We had a blast and we hope you continue to join us each month as we explore the food (and drinks!) of RARE!  September’s Demo is all about our Dry-aging Meat process: What IS Dry-aging? What... read more

Panzanella: a Tuscan Salad

Summertime – the season with the most abundant fresh fruits and vegetables!  And what better way to enjoy the seasons’ harvest than with a delicious salad. Part of RARE Italian Restaurant’s summer menu includes an additional salad to the appetizers:... read more

Stracotto – The Italian Pot Roast

RARE’s menu changes seasonally, but we consistently keep a delicious Risotto option and alter to highlight seasonal flavors.  For the summer menu, we have a delicious Risotto Stracotto made with aged Carnaroli rice, braised beef, hand-torn bread crumbs,... read more

Sage Farrotto

The Sage Farrotto dish features a spiced carrot purée with fried chickpeas, broccoli rapini, citrus glaze, and tomato oil.  If you’re a fan of Risotto, you’re sure to enjoy the Sage Farrotto dish as farro is a very similar grain.  A pearled form of wheat with roots in... read more


A Unique Red Wine

This dynamic Italian blend pairs perfectly with our signature Braised Beef dish or any of our dry-aged steaks. Locations I by Dave Phinney is one of the unique red wines offered at Rare Italian. This wine represents a beautiful marriage between Northern and Southern... read more

Paul Hobbs: Crossbarn Cab

Paul Hobbs CrossBarn (Cabernet Sauvignon) Napa Valley 2013 Another new addition to RARE Italian Restaurant’s wine list recently is a Cabernet Sauvignon from CrossBarn by Paul Hobbs in Napa Valley.  Launched in 2000, CrossBarn is Paul Hobbs’ second winery... read more

Piancornello: Rosso di Montalcino 2013

Piancornello Rosso Di Montalcino (Sangiovese) Tuscany 2013 We have added some new wines to our list this August and each week for Wine Wednesday we will be highlighting some of our additions.  This week, we are featuring an Organic winery in Tuscany –... read more

La Spinetta: Pin Monferrato Rosso 2012

La Spinetta Pin Monferrato Rosso (Nebbiolo, Barbera D’Asti Bionzo) Piedmont 2012 For the month of July, RARE’s wine team has been focusing on wines coming from the Piedmont region in Italy.  Piedmont is located in the northwestern corner of Italy, and... read more

Luigi Giordano Barbaresco Cavanna 2012

RARE Italian Restaurant is located in Fort Collins, CO in the heart of Old Town. We are proud to offer local, fresh ingredients and are committed to seasonality.  We offer the best steaks in Northern Colorado, with an extensive wine list of 60+ wines in-house. This... read more