About RARE Italian

Italian Steakhouse in Fort Collins, Colorado

At RARE Italian Restaurant in Fort Collins, we offer the best steaks in Northern Colorado.  RARE showcases influences from Italy and American Italian immigrants, while enjoying a lively atmosphere that is welcoming, fun and approachable.

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Hours

Happy Hour: 4p-6p daily

Dinner: 5p-10p daily

Late Night Happy Hour: 10p-Midnight, Friday & Saturday

 

Located in the Heart of Old Town, Fort Collins, at the southwest corner of Mountain Avenue & College Avenue.

101 South College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524

(970) 294-4544

A Bit of RARE’s History

The owners of RARE Italian – the same owners of Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant – knew they wanted two major things for their new Italian concept: hand-made pasta and amazing steaks.  The inspiration for the steaks came from two places – the owners traveling through central Italy, experiencing the rustic farm-to-table approach, as well as traveling to Chicago and experiencing the classic Italian restaurants of the windy city.

ONCE THE OWNERS KNEW WHAT THEY WANTED, THEY BEGAN THE QUEST FOR THE PERFECT STEAK: DRY-AGING.

The founders knew they wanted this dry-aging feature in their restaurant.  As they set out researching dry-aging rooms, they decided to build a custom room as a visual for the dining area. We proudly serve locally sourced beef that is aged for a minimum of 21-days.  This same delicious, aged beef is used to create grind for our burger, meatball, and ragu.