The spaghetti-Western film genre is noted for its good use of extreme close-ups, its bad use of tomato sauce during gunfights, and its ugly use of Clint Eastwood’s puppetry skills. Get a fistful of Western-less spaghetti with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Italian cuisine and drinks at Ferrari's Little Italy and Bakery in Madeira.
Ferrari's Little Italy and Bakery's extensive menu reveals a variety of authentic Italian dishes and an extensive wine list, all served in a rustic atmosphere. Al fresco feasters can dodge shooting stars on a wisteria-festooned patio while chomping on toasted ravioli filled with vegetables, coated in house-made milanese bread crumbs, and jauntily thrown alongside a pool of marinara sauce ($10.50–$15.50). Chicken cloaked in lemon butter and caper sauce goes incognito amid a steamy forest of tuscan vegetables ($17.95–$25.95), and Mama Bassano's lasagna ($15.95–$22.95) treats diners to a dish as elegant and beefy as Fabio wearing an ascot. The eatery slings a slew of pizzas such as the trio meat pie topped with meatballs, sausage, and pepperoni ($12.50).
Ferrari's Little Italy and Bakery's rustic ambiance showcases exposed brick walls and beamed ceiling. The restaurant also features two large private dining rooms, available for large family gatherings, parties, or meatball-juggling seminars. After the meal, diners can peruse take-home bottles of house-made marinara sauce and balsamic vinaigrette or fresh breads and other grocery and bakery items (this Groupon is not valid for grocery/bakery purchases).
Ferrari’s Little Italy and Bakery
Aromas of roasting pine nuts, pesto sauces, and baking lasagna fill the air as chefs at Ferrari’s Little Italy and Bakery craft traditional Italian fare according to the owners' family recipes. They sprinkle the signature insalata Ferrari with cranberries, pine nuts, and gorgonzola cheese and top the pollo basilico's roasted chicken with rigatoni, sun-dried tomatoes, and pesto cream sauce. Additionally, a pair of bakers slides around 150 loaves of fresh focaccia bread into their ovens each day, yielding slices topped with three colors of bell peppers, spinach, and gorgonzola cheese. These appear in glass bakery cases alongside pastries and artisan gelato from local dessert makers Madisono’s Gelato and Sorbet.
Inside Ferrari's multiple dining areas, gas fireplaces flicker among exposed-brick walls, and family photos help create a homey feel. On the outdoor patio, fragrant wisteria vines climb a wooden pergola, and a picturesque fountain quietly babbles recommendations from the wine list.
7677 Goff Terrace
Madiera, Ohio 45243