RARE's Winter Dinner Menu

Committed to fresh, seasonal ingredients

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To download a PDF version of our menu, please click: Winter 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

MINESTRA -Sausage & Farro Soup with Cannellini Beans, Kale, Pecorino Romano   7

ARUGULA SALAD – Arugula, Salt Roasted Beets, Toasted Almonds, Ricotta Salata, Balsamic Vinaigrette  12

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

MIXED SALAD – Mixed Greens, Carrot, Tomato, Pepperoncini  7

MANILA CLAMS – “Cioppino” Broth, White Wine, Fregola Sardo, and Herbs. Served with Grilled Ciabatta  16

ARANCINI – Breaded Lemon-thyme Risotto Balls stuffed with Gorgonzola Piccante, served with Arrabiata Sauce  11

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

SPECK PIZZETTA – Thinly Sliced Speck, Pickled Anaheim Peppers, Fresh Mozzarella, San Marzano Tomato Sauce (Available Gluten Free)  14

PASTA & RISOTTO

Available Gluten Free

RISOTTO CACIO e PEPE – Aged Carnaroli Rice, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Pecorino Romano, Black Pepper (Please allow 30 minutes) 14 primi / 27 full 

GREMELLI al CINGHIALE – Wild Boar Ragù, Extruded Gemelli Pasta, Pecorino Romano  13 primi / 25 full

AGNOLOTTI dal PLIN – Fresh Pasta filled with Braised Beef & Cabbage, tossed with Truffle, Thyme, Parmigiano  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 / 25 full

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

ENTREÉS

SENZA CARNE – Caramelized Acorn Squash, Roasted Baby Carrots, Broccolini, Lentil Ragù, Seared Polenta, Salsa Rossa ~ Available with Pasta  24

CHICKEN “AL MATTONE” – Chicken Breast with Lentil Ragù, Salsa Verde, Sautéed Spinach  25

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

BISON BRASATO – Coffee-braised Bison Short Ribs, Gorgonzola Polenta, Roasted Baby Carrots, Seared Spinach  30

PORK TENDERLOIN “PORCHETTA” – Prosciutto-wrapped & Herb-stuffed Pork Tenderloin, Red Onion Marmalata, Chive Potatoes, Spinach  26

SEARED SALMON – Seared Verlasso Salmon, Caramelized Acorn Squash, Beluga Lentils, Salsa Rossa  29

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 

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

Dessert

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

PEAR & CURRANT CROSTATA – Flaky Pastry with Sliced Anjou Pear, Macerated Currant, Toasted Almonds, Crème Anglaise and Vanilla Gelato 18, for the table


Try our Chef’s Tasting Menu – Available by Reservation Only

* 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.