RARE's SUMMER Dinner Menu

Committed to fresh, seasonal ingredients
Lunch MenuHappy Hour Menu

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

ANTIPASTI 

1 choice for $4.5, 4 choices for $14, 8 choices for $24 ~ Served with Crostini

HOUSE-MADE CHEESES: Mozzarella, Burrata, Lemon Ricotta

ITALIAN CHEESES: Taleggio, Gorgonzola Piccante, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Pecorino Peperoncino, Piave Vecchio

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

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

APPETIZERS

CALAMARI FRITTI – Cornmeal Breaded Calamari, Lemon, Arabbiatta  12

WATERMELON SALAD – Compressed Watermelon, Radish, Arugula, White Balsamic Vinaigrette, Ricotta Salata   10

RARE CAESAR – Romaine Heart, Garlic Crouton, Pecorino Romano, Anchovies  11

MIXED SALAD – Mixed Greens, Carrot, Tomato, Pepperoncini  8

ARANCINI – Sweet Corn Risotto, Fontina, Roasted Pepper Aioli, Arugula, Smoked Paprika  11

FIGS ALA PLANCHA – Mission Figs, Speck, Crispy Polenta, Gorgonzola Fonduta, Pinoli  12 

MARGHERITA PIZZETTA –  San Marzano Tomatoes, Basil, House-made Mozzarella (Available Gluten Free) 13

SALAMI PIZZETTA – San Marzano Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Finochietta  (Available Gluten Free) 15

QUATTRO FORMAGGI PIZZETTA – Mozzarella, Pecorino Romano, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Gorgonzola (Available Gluten Free)  15

SPECK PIZZETTA – Thinly Sliced Speck, Pickled Anaheim Peppers, Fresh Mozzarella, San Marzano Tomato Sauce (Available Gluten Free)  15

PASTA & RISOTTO

Available Gluten Free

RISOTTO – Summer Squash, House-cured Pancetta, Aged Carnaroli Rice, White Wine, Chive, Parmigiano-Reggiano (Please allow 30 minutes)  14 primi / 27 full 

BUCATINI ALL’AMATRICIANA – Hollow Semolina Pasta, Guanciale, Caramelized Onion, San Marzano Tomato, Garlic, Chili Flake, Pecorino Romano  11 primi / 21 full

TORTELLONI – Fresh Egg Pasta with Spinach & Ricotta Filling, Corn Ragu, Parmigiano Broth, Basil, Parmigiano, Poached Egg  14 primi / 26 full

TAGLIATELLE MARINARA – Hand-cut pasta, San Marzano Tomatoes, Parmigiano-Reggiano 8 primi / 15 full

TAJARIN al RAGÙ – Finely Cut Noodles with Pork Sausage & House-aged Beef Ragú, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Rosemary  14 primi / 26 full

RARE LASAGNE – Pasta Layered with House-made Sausage, San Marzano Tomatoes, Pecorino, Mozzarella, Ricotta, Besciamella, Basil  14 primi / 25 full

ENTREÉS

SENZA CARNE – Asparagus, Lentil Ragù, Braised Kale, Seared Polenta, Grilled Tomato, Salsa Rossa ~ Available with Pasta  24

CHICKEN “AL MATTONE” – Chicken Breast with Lentil Ragù, Salsa Verde, Sautéed Spinach  27

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  24

BRASATO – Braised Beef, Chive Potatoes, Sautéed Spinach, Gremolata  27

BONE-IN PORK CHOP – Stonefruit Mostarda, Grilled Polenta, Broccolini  27

TROUT – Colorado Trout Filet, Lemon-thyme Farrotto, Fagiolini, Salsa Bianco  30

RARE BURGER* – Served with Fries or Salad. Dry-aged House-ground Burger, Potato Bun, House-made Mayo, Arugula, Tomato, Red Onion  13
     Add-ons:  House-cured Pancetta or Fontina Cheese  2     Truffle Fries  3

HOUSE-AGED STEAKS

 (Served with Chived Potato Purée and Sautéed Spinach)

8 oz. BEEF TENDERLOIN*  42

10 oz. DRY-AGED NEW YORK STRIP* 40

14 oz. DRY-AGED RIB EYE*  42

24 oz. BONE-IN DRY-AGED NEW YOUR STRIP*  66

32 oz. DRY-AGED BISTECCA ALLA FIORENTINA*  87


SAUCES

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

Side Dishes 

Lentil Ragù | Broccolini | Asparagus | Chive Potatoes | Chili-glazed Brussel Sprouts | Truffle Fries  8, for the table

Dessert

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

BERRY CROSTATA – Flaky Pastry with Strawberries, Blueberries, Crème Anglaise and Vanilla Bean 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.