Secret Diner Review: Ferrari’s Trattoria, Quorn

Published on July 25, 2014

By Bridget Masters

Having heard such great reports from friends on Ferrari’s Trattoria, we decided it was time to pay a visit. My husband and I were not disappointed; what better way to spend a warm summer evening than enjoying authentic Italian food?

Set in the picturesque village of Quorn, this restaurant boasts a lively atmosphere that is synonymous with the traditional trattorias of Italy. We were lucky to be able to book a table for two for early Friday evening but this restaurant is so popular that it is advisable to book well ahead. We received a warm Italian welcome as soon as we walked through the door and enjoyed a drink at the bar whilst perusing the menu. We were talked through the extensive and impressive specials board and each dish was proudly described. Getting the best taste and using the very best ingredients was obviously a priority and each dish was cooked simply to bring out the key flavours

My starter of Asparagus Parmigiana was delicious, with tender young asparagus spears served simply with butter and Parmesan. My husband enjoyed the Arancini di Sicilia, which consisted of savoury balls of saffron risotto and mozzarella served with a piquant tomato sauce. For our mains my husband devoured his fresh ravioli whilst my pan-fried sea bass was fresh and succulent.

This is food that comes from the heart and it speaks for itself. We agreed that this was Italian hospitality at its very best and we intend to return very soon. The food was reasonably priced and there is a rather tempting two-course set menu on a Monday night for only £12.90.

Matt Wright
The author:

Matt lives in Leicestershire with his wife, two kids and dog. He is passionate about British pubs, slow food and home brewing. He founded Great Food Club (originally as Great Food Magazine) in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town of Melton Mowbray - Britain's 'Rural Capital of Food'.