Italian Food Menu at RARE Italian Restaurant |Fort Collins

Call the restaurant directly for takeout orders.
Happy hour menu not available for takeout.

WINE

BY THE GLASS / 750 ML

SPARKLING

Da Luca Prosecco (Glera) Treviso | 9/36

Cà del Re (Moscato d’Asti) Piedmont 2021 | 9/36 

La Gioiosa Et Amarosa (Glera/ Pinot Noir) Valdobbiadene 2020 | 10/40 

BIANCO & ROSÉ

RARE Pinot Grigio (Pinot Grigio), Alto Adige 2018 | 8/32

RARE Rosé (Grenache/ Cinsault/ Vermentino/ Mourvedre/ Carignan) Central Coast, CA 2021 | 8/32

Le Monde (Friulano) Friuli 2019 | 10/40

De Stefani Redentore (Sauvignon Blanc) Veneto 2020 | 11/44

Nozzole Le Bruniche (Chardonnay) Tuscany 201911/44

Seghesio (Chardonnay) CA 2019 | 11/44              

S.A. Prüm Blue (Riesling) Kabinett, Germany 2016 | 12/48 

Olema Réserve Rosé (Cabernet/ Chardonnay/ Pinot Noir/ Sauvignon Blanc) Côtes de Provence, France 2020 | 12/48

 ROSSO

RARE Sangiovese (Sangiovese) Tuscany | 9/36

Barone Fini (Merlot) Trentino 2019 | 9/36

Villa Medoro (Montepulciano) Abruzzo 2018 | 9/36 

Poggio Anima Asmodeus (Nero d’Avola) Sicily 2019 | 9/36

Statti (Gaglioppo) Calabria 2019 | 10/40

Cambria Julia’s Vineyard (Pinot Noir) Santa Maria Valley, CA 2020 | 10/40

Masi Agricola Campofiorin Ripasso (Corvina) Veneto 2018 | 10/40

Clos LaChance (Cabernet/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot/ Merlot) Santa Clara Valley, CA 2018 | 11/44 

Copertino Riserva (Negroamaro/ Malvasia Nera) Copertino 2012 | 11/44

Poggio Del Moro Chianti Colli Senesi Riserva (Sangiovese/ Syrah) Tuscany 2015 | 14/56 

I Greppi Greppicante (Merlot/Cabernet/Cab. Franc) Bolgheri 201817/68

WINE

BY THE BOTTLE

SPARKLING

Ceretto Vignaioli Di S. Stefano (Moscato d’Asti) Piedmont 2020 | 45 

Deltetto Metodo Classico (Nebbiolo/ Pinot Noir) Piedmont | 55

Roederer Estate Brut (Chardonnay/ Pinot Noir) Anderson Valley, CA | 60

Contratto Millesimato Brut Pas Dose (Pinot Nero/ Chardonnay) Piedmont 2016 | 60 

Lanson Père & Fils Brut (Pinot Noir/ Chardonnay/ Pinot Meunière) Champagne, France | 75 

Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Reserve (Pinot Noir/ Pinot Meunier/ Chardonnay) Champagne, France | 84

Palmer & Co. Rosé Solera (Chardonnay/Pinot Noir/Pinot Meunière/ Solera) Champagne, France | 125

    BIANCO & ROSÉ

Bertani Due Uve (Pinot Grigio/ Sauvignon Blanc) Veneto 2020 |  40

Matanzas Creek Winery (Sauvignon Blanc) Sonoma 2020 | 50

Volpe Pasini (Friulano) Colli Orientalist del Friuli, 2020 | 52

Ellena Giuseppe Langhe (Nascetta) Piedmont 2020 | 55

Domaine Ventoura Chablis (Chardonnay) Burgundy 2019 | 56

Cadre Band of Stones (Gruner Veltliner) Edna Valley, CA 2020 | 57

Tiberio Cerasuolo Dark Rosé (Montepulciano) Abruzzo 2020 | 60 

Chevalier de la Cree Montagny Premier Cru (Chardonnay) Burgundy 2018 | 60 

Tesselaarsdal Hemel-en-Aarde (Chardonnay) Western Cape, South Africa 2020 | 80 

Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve (Chardonnay) Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, WA 2018 | 120 

Venica & Venica (Pinot Grigio) Friuli 2020 | 44

Villa Sparina Gavi (Cortese) Piedmont 2020 | 39

Thomas Niedermayr 99 Sonnrain (Solaris PIWI) Alto Adige 2017 | 90

Gaja Ca’Marcanda Vistamare (Vermentino/ Viognier/ Fiano) Tuscany 2018 | 100

ROSSO

Michele Chiarlo Barbera d’Asti (Barbera) Piedmont 2018 | 50

La Spinetta Ca’ Di Pian Barbera d’Asti (Barbera) Piedmont 2018 | 54 

Palladino Bricco delle Olive Barbera d’Alba Superiore (Barbera) Piedmont 2018 |  70

Castello Monaci Pilùna (Primitivo) Puglia 2020 | 50

Planeta Etna Rosso (Nerello Mascalese) Sicily 2018 | 65

Bocale Montefalco (Sagrantino) Umbria 2016 | 96

Ellena Giuseppie Langhe (Nebbiolo) Piedmont 2019 | 60

G.D. Vajra Langhe (Nebbiolo) Piedmont 2020 | 70

Travaglini Gattinara (Nebbiolo) Piedmont 2018 | 85

Produttori del Barbaresco (Nebbiolo) Piedmont 2017 | 98

Sottimano Barbaresco Currá (Nebbiolo) Piedmont 2016 | 180 

Mauro Molino Barolo (Nebbiolo) Piedmont 2017 | 91

Roccheviberti Castiglione Falletto Barolo (Nebbiolo) Piedmont 2018 |  100

Giacomo Grimaldi Barolo Ravera (Nebbiolo) Piedmont 2016 | 110

Daniele Conterno Barolo Panerole (Nebbiolo) Piedmont 2016 | 120

Giacomo Borgogno e Figli Barolo (Nebbiolo) Piedmont 2016 | 165

Cordero di Montezemolo Barolo Enrico VI (Nebbiolo) Piedmont 2017 | 200 

Castiglion del Bosco Brunello (Sangiovese) Tuscany 2016 | 98 

Capanna Brunello (Sangiovese) Tuscany 2016 | 140 

Cortonesi La Manella Brunello (Sangiovese) Tuscany 2016 | 185

Donatella Cinelli Colombini Casado Prime Donne Brunello Riserva (Sangiovese) Tuscany 2013 | 240

Mazzei Ser Lapo Chianti Classico Riserva (Sangiovese/ Merlot) Tuscany 2018  80

San Guido Le Difese (Sangiovese/ Cabernet) Tuscany 2020 | 80

Gaja Promis (Merlot/ Syrah/ Sangiovese) Tuscany 2020 | 100

Gaja Sito Moresco (Nebbiolo/Barbera/Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon) Langhe 2018 | 110

San Guido Guidalberto (Merlot/ Cabernet) Tuscany 2020 | 115

Aia Vecchia Sor Ugo (Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot) Bolgheri 2019 | 130

Gaja Magari (Cab. Franc/ Cabernet/ Petit Verdot) Tuscany 2019 | 138

Fattoria Le Pupille Saffredi (Cabernet/ Merlot/ Petit Verdot) Tuscany 2019 | 190   

San Guido Sassicaia (Cabernet/ Cabernet Franc) Bolgheri 2019 | 425

Vigneti del Vulture Piano del Cerro (Aglianico) Basilicata 2016 | 80 

Elena Fucci Vulture Titolo (Aglianico) Basilicata 2018 | 100

Santi Amarone (Corvina/ Rondinella/ Molinara) Veneto 2016 | 92

Georges Duboeuf Fleurie Quatre Vents (Gamay) Beaujolais, France 2019 |  75

Château Haut-Beauséjour Saint-Estèphe (Merlot/ Cabernet/ Petit Verdot) Médoc, France 2017 | 78

Roger Perrin Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge (Grenache/ Syrah/ Mourvèdre/ Cinsault/Clairette/Counoise/Vaccarese) Côtes du Rhône, France 2018 | 95

J.L. Chave Hermitage Farconnet (Syrah) Cotes du Rhône, France 2018 | 120

Bertrand Ambroise Bourgogne (Pinot Noir) Côte-d’Or, France 2019 | 80

Faustino I Gran Reserva (Tempranillo/ Graciano/ Mazuelo) Rioja, Spain 2010 | 80

El Seque Vino Tinto (Monastrell) Alicante, Spain 2019 | 95

Bosque de Matasnos Crianza (Tempranillo/ Merlot/ Malbec) Spain 2017 | 115

Piattelli Arlene (Malbec/ Cab) Cafayete, Saltz, Argentina 2016 | 75

Pyros Valle Del Padernal (Malbec) San Juan Argentina 2016 | 60

Matetic Corralillo (Syrah) San Antonio Valley, Chile 2016 | 70

Chateau Musar Gaston Hochar (Cabernet/ Cinsault/ Carignan) 2015, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon | 125

Tesselaarsdal Hegel-en-Aarde (Pinot Noir) Western Cape, South Africa 2019 | 118

Penfolds Bin 389 (Cabernet/ Shiraz) South Australia 2018 | 88

Melville Estate (Syrah) Sta. Rita Hills, CA 2018 | 85

Ridge Three Valleys (Zinfandel) Sanoma, CA 2019 | 70

Belle Glos Clark & Telephone (Pinot Noir) Santa Maria Valley, CA 2020 | 90

Domaine Serene Yamhill Cuvee (Pinot Noir) Willamette Valley, OR 2018 | 103

Lavinia Elton Vineyard (Pinot Noir) Ella-Amity Hills, OR  2018 | 110

Spring Valley Kathryn Corkrum (Cab. Franc) Walla Walla, WA 2014 | 78 

Gilbert Cellars Horse Heaven Hills (Cabernet/ Merlot/ Malbec/ Petit Verdot/ Carmenere) Yakima, WA 2017 | 60

Paraduxx by Duckhorn (Cabernet/ Zinfandel/ Petit Verdot/ Petite Sarah/ Syrah/ Cab. Franc/ Malbec) Napa 2019 | 75
Olson Brothers B. Leighton Gratitude (Mourvédre/ Grenache/ Syrah) Yakima, WA 2018 | 90 

Orin Swift 8 Years in the Desert (Zinfandel/ Syrah/ Petite Syrah) CA 2020 | 90 

Mullan Road Cellars by Cakebread (Cabernet) Columbia Valley, WA 2017 | 100

Spring Mountain (Cabernet/ Cab. Franc/ Merlot/ Petit Verdot/ Malbec) Napa 2006 | 115 

Frog’s Leap (Cabernet) Rutherford, Napa 2019 | 135

Chimney Rock (Cabernet) Stags Leap, Napa 2018 | 155

Hewitt (Cabernet) Rutherford, Napa 2017 | 220

Freemark Abbey Sycamore Vineyard (Cabernet) Rutherford, Napa 2016 | 265

Opus One (Cabernet/Petit Verdot/Merlot/Cab. Franc) Oakville, Napa 2018 | 500 

RARE COCKTAILS

LUMEN | 8
Berry-Infused Vodka, Agave Lemonade

ANTIQUE | 12
Old Elk Bourbon, Cynar, Contratto Aperitif, Brown Sugar, Bitters

MARGARITA MILAN | 11
Exotico Blanco Tequila, Contratto Bitter, Lazzaroni Amaretto, Grapefruit, Lime

THE RARE SANGRIA | 10
Seasonal Fruit, House Wines, Contratto Vermouth, Berry Simple

BARREL-AGED NEGRONI | 12
Spring 44 Gin, Contratto Vermouth Rosso, Contratto Bitter, Contratto Aperitif

THE RARE MARTINI | 11
Malfy Con Limon Gin, Cocchi Americano, Lemon Twist

THE ESTEBAN | 12
Empress Gin, Lime, Mint, Simple, Prosecco

HOUSE-MADE LIMONCELLO COCKTAILS

CHILLED LIMONCELLO | 7

CELLOTHYME | 10
Limoncello, Ginger Shrub, Prosecco, Thyme

ITALIAN ARNOLD PALMER | 9
Limoncello, Agave Lemonade, Iced Tea

VENETIAN SPRITZ | 8
Limoncello, Spumante, Aperol, Orange

Beer

BOTTLE | CAN | DRAFT

Odell India Pale Ale (Draft) | 6.5
Zwei Helles (Draft) | 6.5
Miller High Life (Bottle) | 4
Buckler NA (Bottle) | 4
Odell 90 Shilling (Bottle) | 5
Odell Sippin’ Pretty (Can) | 5
New Belgium Fat Tire (Can) | 5
Avery White Rascal (Can) | 6
Horse & Dragon Sad Panda Coffee Stout (Can) | 6
Summit Dry Cider (Can) | 8

SENZA
NON-ALCOHOLIC

IL FRUTTATO | 8
Peach, Pineapple, Berry Simple, Grapefruit, Rhubarb Bitters

IL FRIZZANTE | 9
Ginger Shrub, Luxardo Cherry Juice, Orange Bitters, GRÜVI Dry Secco

IL RINFRESCO | 7
Berry Simple, Cranberry, Agave Lemonade 

GRÜVI DRY SECCO | 8

ANTIPASTI

GFO

Choose items from any of the four categories
Served with Crostini

1 Choice For 5  |  4 Choices For 15  |  8 Choices For 25

House-Made Cheeses

Mozzarella
Burrata
Lemon Ricotta

Salumi

Prosciutto Di Parma
Finochietta
Soppressata
Coppa
Speck

Imported Cheeses

Taleggio
Gorgonzola Piccante
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Pecorino Peperoncino
Piave Vecchio

Vegetables

Castelvetrano Olives
Pickled Vegetables
Peperonata
Spiced Nuts

Specialties +2

Chicken Mousse
Duck Rillette

SINGLE MEATBALL | 2

TRUFFLE FRIES  GF VG  | 5

CHILI & HONEY-GLAZED BRUSSELS SPROUTS  GF VG  | 5

ANTIPASTO PLATTER  GFO  | 6
House-made Mozzarella, Soppressata, and Peperonata

MARGHERITA PIZZETTA  GFO  | 7
San Marzano Tomato Sauce, Basil, and House-Made Mozzarella

PIZZETTA SALSICCIA  GFO  | 10
Pork Sausage, Roasted Garlic, Peperonata, Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce

 PIZZETTA VERDURE  VG  | 10
Besciamella, Roasted Garlic, Zucchini, Squash, Sautéed Spinach, Ricotta

DRY-AGED CHEESEBURGER (Served With Fries)  GFO  | 12
6 Oz. House-Ground Burger, Fontina Cheese, Mayo, Arugula, Tomato, Red Onion, House-Made Bun

Add-ons | 3
Crispy Guanciale | Truffle Fries

POLPETTE APPETIZER | 10
Beef & Pork Meatballs, Polenta, Arrabbiata Or Marinara Sauce, Parmigiano, Fried Basil

Dessert

GELATO AFFOGATO | 5

HAPPY HOUR DRINKS

BEER
BOTTLE | CAN | DRAFT

MILLER HIGH LIFE (BOTTLE) | 2
NEW BELGIUM FAT TIRE (CAN) | 3
ODELL INDIA PALE ALE (DRAFT) | 3
ZWEI HELLES (DRAFT) | 3

COCKTAILS

CHILLED HOUSE-MADE LIMONCELLO | 4

NEGRONI | 8
Spring 44 Gin, Contratto Vermouth Rosso, Contratto Aperitif

ITALIAN ARNOLD PALMER | 6
House-made Limoncello, Lemon Juice, and Iced Tea

LUMEN | 5
Berry-infused Vodka, Agave Lemonade

WELL DRINKS | 5
Includes Single Pour w/ Mixer, or Shot

WINES

$6 Glass | $24 750ml

RARE PINOT GRIGIO
RARE ROSÉ
RARE SANGIOVESE

Desserts
ALL VG

CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT TORTE  GF  | 9
Flourless Chocolate Cake, Nocciolata Buttercream, Toasted Hazelnuts, and Vanilla Gelato

HONEY PISTACHIO BRÛLEE  GF  | 9
Brittle and Candied Berries

BIRRAMISU | 9
Lady Fingers, Sad Panda Coffee Stout, Guatemalan Huehuetenango Espresso, Boulder Arrosta Coffee Liqueur, Sweetened Mascarpone

CANNOLI | 2.5
Scelta Degli Chef (Chef’s Choice)

BINDI GRAN GELATO & SORBETTO  GF  | 6
Vanilla, Dark Chocolate, Pistachio, Raspberry, Passionfruit, Or Lemon

GELATO AFFOGATO  GF  | 5

Dessert Wines & Cocktails

Taylor Fladgate 10-year-old Tawny Port | 11

Taylor Fladgate 20-year-old Tawny Port | 15

Taylor Fladgate 30-year-old Tawny Port | 19

Taylor Fladgate 40-year-old Tawny Port | 23

100 Year Port Flight (All 4 Tawny Ports) | 60

La Cappucina Recioto di Soave Arzimo (Garganega) Veneto | 9 

Cá del Re (Moscato d’Asti) Piedmont 2017 | 9

Inniskillin Icewne (Vidal) Ontario, Canada 2019 | 12

AFTER DINNER MINT | 8
Heavy Whipping Cream, Crème de Menthe, Green Chartreuse, Cruzan Rum, Cacao

AMARETTO SOUR | 8
Amaretto, Egg Whites, and Lemon Juice

ANTIPASTI

GFO

Choose items from any of the four categories
Served with Crostini

1 Choice For 5  |  4 Choices For 15  |  8 Choices For 25

House-Made Cheeses

Mozzarella
Burrata
Lemon Ricotta

Salumi

Prosciutto Di Parma
Finochietta
Soppressata
Coppa
Speck

Imported Cheeses

Taleggio
Gorgonzola Piccante
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Pecorino Peperoncino
Piave Vecchio

Vegetables

Castelvetrano Olives
Pickled Vegetables
Peperonata
Spiced Nuts

Specialties +2

Chicken Mousse
Duck Rillette

Appetizers

BAGNA CAUDA  GFO  | 14
Roasted Garlic, Anchovies, Mascarpone, w/ Crudite, Grilled Sourdough

OYSTERS MEZZO GUSCIO  GFO  | 23
Kalamata & Green Olives, Tomato, Basil, Sweet Mignonette

TOMATO ARANCINI  GF  VG  | 12
Tomato Risotto, Mozzarella Filling, Marinara Sauce

SHRIMP BRUSCHETTA  GFO  | 14
Grilled Ciabatta, White Wine Butter Sauce, Sweet Peppers

FRIED GREEN TOMATOES & BURRATA  GF  VG  | 16
Pickled Tomatoes, Tomato Jam, Pickled Mustard Seeds, Roasted Pepper Aioli

MARGHERITA PIZZETA  GFO VG  | 13
San Marzano Tomato Sauce, Basil, House-Made Mozzarella 

PIZZETTA SALSICCIA  GFO  | 15
Pork Sausage, Roasted Garlic, Peperonata, Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce 

PIZZETTA VERDURE  VG  | 15
Besciamella, Roasted Garlic, Zucchini, Squash, Sautéed Spinach, Ricotta

Side Salad | 8

ROMAINE & KALE CAESAR*  GFO
Chopped Romaine Hearts, Baby Kale, Ciabatta Croutons, Shaved Parmesan, Chimichurri Anchovies

APPLE ARUGULA SALAD  GF  VG
Wild Arugula, Tart Apple, Toasted Almond, Apple Cider Vinaigrette, Pecorino Romano

RISOTTO & PASTA

RISOTTO AL LIMONE  GF VG   | 26
Arborio Rice, Fava Beans, Green Peas, Summer Squash, Lemon Ricotta

RISOTTO AI FRUITTI DI MARE  GF  | 30
Arborio Rice, Scallops, Shrimp, Arrabbiata, Scallions 

LASAGNE | 25
Pasta Layered With House-Made Sausage, San Marzano Tomatoes, Pecorino, Mozzarella, Ricotta, Besciamella, Fried Basil 

TAJARIN AL RAGÙ  GFO  | 26
Finely Cut Noodles With Pork Sausage, Brisket & Dry-Aged Beef Ragù, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Rosemary

ALMOND PESTO PASTA  GFO  | 26
Hand-Cut Pasta, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Parmigiano-Reggiano

LOBSTER STUFFED RAVIOLI | 33
Lobster Claws, House-Made Ricotta, Arrabbiata & Cream Sauce, Scallions 

LINGUINI CARBONARA  GFO  | 27
Rustichella Di Abruzzo Linguini, Guanciale, Parmigiano-Reggiano

TAGLIATELLE MARINARA  GFO VG  | 17
Hand-Cut Pasta, San Marzano Tomatoes, Parmigiano-Reggiano

HOUSE-AGED STEAKS

GFO

Served with Chived Potato Purée

8 oz. FILET* 45
10 oz. DRY-AGED NEW YORK STRIP* 43
14 oz. DRY-AGED RIB EYE* 45
24 oz. BONE-IN DRY-AGED NEW YORK STRIP* 66
32 oz. DRY-AGED BISTECCA ALLA FIORENTINA 87

Surf & Turf

FIVE SHRIMP + 10
THREE SCALLOPS + 20
LOBSTER TAIL + 60

Sauces  GF VG  | 2

Aged Balsamic Vinegar
Chimichurri
Salsa Verde
Gorgonzola Butter
Truffle Butter

DRY-AGED CHEESEBURGER  GFO  16
(served with fries)

6 oz. House-ground Burger, Fontina Cheese, Mayo, Arugula, Tomato, Red Onion, Locally-Made Bun

Add-ons | 3
Crispy Guanciale  |  Truffle Fries

Dry-aging is done in-house & a minimum of 21 days

Entrées

POLPETTE BEVEVINO (Available With Pasta) | 24
Beef & Pork Meatballs, Polenta, Arrabbiata Or Marinara Sauce, Parmigiano, Fried Basil

PORK PORTERHOUSE  GF  | 36
Chived Potato Purée, Napa Cabbage & Apple Slaw, Mustarda Gastrique

SALMON  GF  | 33
Summer Squash, Grilled Romanesco, Cauliflower & Carrots, Spiced Nuts, Arrabbiata Butter

CHICKEN AL MATTONE  GF  | 28
Black Lentil Ragu, Sautéed Spinach, Salsa Verde

INSALATA DI CARNE (STEAK SALAD)  GF  | 22
Arugula, Baby Spinach, Sliced Tenderloin, Roasted Sweet Peppers, Heirloom Tomatoes, Spiced Nuts, Gorgonzola, Charred Tomato Vinaigrette, Balsamic Drizzle

Side Dishes
for the table
GF  VG  | 8

  •  Black Lentil Ragù
  •  Potato Purée
  •  Grilled Corn
  •  Chili & Honey-glazed Brussel Sprouts
  •  Polenta
  •  Sautéed Spinach
  •  Truffle Fries

Seasonal Crostata | 18

Serves 2-4  ~  Please order at the beginning of your meal

PEACH & STRAWBERRY CROSTATA  VG 
Fresh Peaches & Strawberries, Madagascar Vanilla Ice Cream

Full Dessert Menu Available ~ Ask Your Server For Offerings

 

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

GF = gluten free; GFO = gluten free option; VG = vegetarian

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