RARE's Spring Dinner Menu

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To download a PDF version of our menu, please click: 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 Pepato, Grana Padano

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

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

APPETIZERS

MIXED SALAD – Mixed greens, Tomatoes, Carrots, Red Wine Vinaigrette  7

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

ASPARAGUS MODENESE – Grilled Asparagus, Poached Egg, Parmigiano-Reggiano, House-cured Pancetta, Balsamico  13

MUSSELS STAGIONALE – 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 PRIMAVERA – Aged Carnaroli Rice,Spring Peas, Asparagus, Lemon (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, Pomodoro, Basil, Crispy Prosciutto  12 primi / 23 full

LAMB PAPPARDELLE – Braised Colorado Lamb Shoulder, Kale, Soffritto, Lamb Brodo, Parmigiano-Reggiano  16 primi / 29 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, Braised Kale, Baby Carrots, Polenta, Broccolini, Saba  23

BOULDER NATURAL CHICKEN “AL MATTONE” – Chicken Breast with Cannellini Bean 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, Rosemary Gremolata  23

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

SWORDFISH – Tomato, Olives, Capers, Pignoles, Eggplant  32

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

HOUSE-AGED STEAKS

 (Served with Chived Potato Purée and Sautéed Spinach)

8 oz. BEEF TENDERLOIN*  39

10 oz. DRY-AGED NEW YORK STRIP*  36

14 oz. DRY-AGED RIB EYE*  38

24 oz. BONE-IN DRY-AGED NEW YOUR STRIP*  60

32 oz. DRY-AGED BISTECCA ALLA FIORENTINA*  80


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 | Asparagus  7, for the table

Dessert

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

STRAWBERRY-GINGER CROSTATA – Flaky Pastry with Strawberries & Fresh Ginger; Crème Anglaise and Vanilla Gelato 19, 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.