RARE's Summer Dinner Menu

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To download a PDF version of our menu, please click: Summer Dinner Menu

ANTIPASTI 

1 choice for $4, 4 choices for $12, 8 choices for $22 ~Served with Crostini

HOUSE-MADE CHEESES: Mozzarella, Burrata, Lemon Ricotta

ITALIAN CHEESES: Taleggio, Gorgonzola Piccante, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Pecorino Pepperponicino, Grana Padano

SALUMI: Prosciutto di Parma, Creminelli Finochietta, Mortadella, Coppa, Speck

VEGETABLES: Castelvetrano Olives, Pickled Vegetables, Peperonata, Spiced Nuts

APPETIZERS

PANZANELLA – Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Ciabatta Bread, Kalamata Olive, Red Onion, Red Wine Vinaigrette  11

RARE CAESAR – Romaine Heart, Garlic Crouton, Pecorino Romano, Anchovies  10

WATERMELON SALAD – Compressed Watermelon, Arugula, Red Onion, Champagne Vinaigrette, Ricotta Salata  13

MUSSELS STAGIONALi – House-made Fennel Sausage, White Wine, Garlic, Tomato, Fregola Sardo  13

CANNELLINI DIP – Roasted Garlic, Crispy Prosciutto, Chives, Carrots, Piadina  9

TOMATO ARANCINI – Crispy Fried Tomato Risotto Balls stuffed with Mozzarella  10

MARGHERITA PIZZETTA –  San Marzano Tomatoes, Basil, House-made Mozzarella (Available Gluten Free) 12

SALAMI PIZZETTA – San Marzano Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Finochietta  (Available Gluten Free) 14

QUATTRO FORMAGGI PIZZETTA – Mozzarella, Pecorino Romano, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Gorgonzola (Available Gluten Free)  14

PASTA & RISOTTO

Available Gluten Free

RISOTTO POMODORO – Aged Carnaroli Rice, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Basil, Parmigiano (Please allow 30 minutes) 13 primi / 25 full 

TAGLIATELLE MARINARA – Hand-cut Pasta, San Marzano Tomatoes, Parmigiano-Reggiano 7 primi / 14 full

GNOCCHI – Ricotta Dumplings, Basil Pesto, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Grana Padano  12 primi / 24 full

TORTELLI – Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Pasta, Corn Ragù, Poached Egg, Basil, Parmigiano-Reggiano  14 primi / 27 full

TAGLIATELLE MARINARA – Hand-cut pasta, San Marzano Tomatoes, Parmigiano-Reggiano  7 primi / 14 full

TAJARIN al RAGÙ – Finely Cut Noodles with Pork Sausage & House-aged Beef Ragú, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Rosemary  13 primi / 24 full

RARE LASAGNA – Pasta Layered with House-made Sausage, San Marzano Tomatoes, Pecorino, Mozzarella, Ricotta, Besciamella, Basil  13 primi / 24 full

ENTREÉS

ORTAGGI RACCOLTA – Cannellini Bean Ragù, Roasted Baby Carrots, Grilled Tomato, Broccolini, Gnocchi alla Romana, Saba  23

BOULDER NATURAL CHICKEN “AL MATTONE” – Chicken Breast with Lentil Ragù, Salsa Verde, Sautéed Spinach  24

POLPETTE BEVEVINO – Oven-baked Meatballs of Beef and Pork, with a Crispy Polenta Cake, Arrabbiata or Marinara Sauce, Fried Basil, Parmigiano-Reggiano ~ Available with Pasta  23

BRAISED BEEF – Red Wine Braised Beef, Chive Potato Purée, Seared Spinach, Gremolata  23

BONE-IN PORK CHOP – Stone Fruit Mostarda, Gnocchi alla Romana, Broccolini  26

COLORADO TROUT – Lentil Ragù, Braised Fennel, Tomato Confit Vinaigrette  28

RARE BURGER* – Served with Fries or Salad. Dry-aged House-ground Burger, Potato Bun, House-made Mayo, Arugula, Tomato, Red Onion  12

HOUSE-AGED STEAKS

 (Served with Chived Potato Purée and Sautéed Spinach)

8 oz. BEEF TENDERLOIN*  40

10 oz. DRY-AGED NEW YORK STRIP*  38

14 oz. DRY-AGED RIB EYE*  40

24 oz. BONE-IN DRY-AGED NEW YOUR STRIP*  64

32 oz. DRY-AGED BISTECCA ALLA FIORENTINA*  85


SAUCES

Aged Balsamic Vinegar, Salsa Verde, Chianti-veal Demi-Glace, Truffle Butter

Side Dishes 

Cannellini Bean Ragù | Broccolini | Chive Potatoes | Chili-glazed Brussel Sprouts | Truffle Fries | Lentil Ragù  7, for the table

Dessert

Serves 2-4, Please order at the beginning of your meal to allow time for proper preparation

STRAWBERRY-RHUBARB CROSTATA – Flaky Pastry with Strawberries, Rhubarb, Citrus, Ginger, Crème Anglaise and Vanilla Gelato 18, for the table


Ask about our Chef’s Tasting Menu

* These items are served lightly cooked or cooked to your specifications. Consuming raw or undercooked meats or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness. 

Please notify your server of any allergies or dietary restrictions when placing your order. 

RARE Italian Restaurant is located in the heart of Old Town, Fort Collins, Colorado.