This friend of mine, who is quite keen on Spokane history, was excited to show me and tell me a little bit about the history behind Ferrarro's Italian Bistro and his family too. Adriano Ferraro, Tony's son, is quite the musician. He has been on and plays live music here on Thursday nights. My friend's birthday was fun and the food terrific... so.....on a recent trip down Market Street, in Hillyard, Geo and I steered into Ferrarro's for a dinner out, and I got to introduce him to the uniqueness of this place.
|Ferraro's used to be a "Steer Inn"... now it's got an Italian accent!|
We went in, up to the register and placed our order. Then we settled.
What did we order? Well, it was not a Tuesday, so sadly, we missed out on lasagna, Geo's favorite Italian food. (That was depressing.) The story is that Ferraro's only makes lasagna on Tuesday... and it was not a Tuesday. So if you like lasagna, remember, Tuesday at Tony's is the day for you. They only make it on TUESDAY... and they like to serve it fresh. Missing out on lasagna was a disappointment, as you might can tell, but there was a lot of other good sounding stuff on the menu.
The food was yummy. The atmosphere was comfortable and quaint.
I like the idea that Tony is such a big part of the heart of Spokane. On my friend's birthday, everyone in attendance knew who "Tony/" was. I am impressed at how he and his family have an open heart to share their lives with and serve the people of Spokane and how they take care and pride in their restaurant's Italian food.
Though I have never been there, I have learned that Ferraro has another restaurant on Sprague Ave... we might have to try that one too.