Throughout the summer, Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar is spotlighting Italy’s best cuisine with its Summer Regional Menu Series, offering a changing rotation of prix-fixe menus. A menu of traditional Italian meals from Tuscany will be featured from July 27 – Aug. 9 and, like each four-course menu in this-ever series, is priced at just $49 per person. In addition, select bottles of wine, chosen by Ferraro’s sommelier to complement the featured menu, are offered at special values as well.

Much of Tuscany’s typical fare has peasant roots. Ingredients such as bread, cannellini beans, cheese, vegetables and mushrooms frequently appear in Tuscan dishes. This menu’s Tuscan specialties include Lardo di Colonnata (Colonnata lard), which, is a cured meat made with pork lard cured in marble. Traditional Tuscan dining often includes panzanella – a salad-style dish served  cold with cubes of unsalted bread, tomatoes, red onion, olive oil, vinegar, and salt – and a pine nut-flavored dessert from Siena.

Appetizer (choose one)

Carpaccio di Tonno e Panzanella

Tuna carpaccio, tomato, cucumber, red onion



Quail lollipop, Colonnata lard, figs, spinach, spicy lavender-fennel jus

Pasta (choose one)

Rigatoni Salsiccia e Funghi

Pasta tubes, sausage and porcini mushroom ragù



Spinach-ricotta ravioli, butter and sage sauce

Main Course (choose one)

Gamberi e Cannellini

Sautéed shrimp, cannellini beans, tomato relish



Slow-roasted pork belly, sautéed rapini, Casteluccio lentil


Pinolata Senese

Soft toasted pine-nut Siena cake, honey pastry cream

Paired Wine Values (by the bottle)

Vermentino La Pettegola, 2016, $38 (regular price, $48)

Terre Di Prenzano, Chianti Vignamaggio, $44 (regular price, $56)

Brunello, Castiglione del Bosco, $96 (regular price, $112)


Remaining regions to be featured during the Summer Regional Menu Series include Veneto (Aug. 10 – Aug. 23) and Campania (Aug. 24 – Sept. 7). Featured dishes and accompanying wines for each menu will be announced throughout the summer.

For more information about Ferraro’s or to make reservations, call (702) 364-5300, or click here.