Italian Rib Eye

Background and History

The Italian Rib Eye is a delicious fusion of traditional Italian flavors with the rich, juicy tenderness of a rib eye steak. Italy’s culinary heritage emphasizes fresh, simple ingredients and bold flavors, making it the perfect inspiration for this dish. Combining aromatic herbs, garlic, and olive oil, this recipe celebrates the essence of Italian cuisine while highlighting the succulence of the rib eye cut.


4 servings


  • Preparation: 10 minutes
  • Marinating: 1-2 hours (optional)
  • Cooking: 10-15 minutes

Cooking Time

  • Grill: 10-15 minutes
  • Pan-sear: 10-15 minutes
  • Oven broil: 10-15 minutes


  • 4 rib eye steaks
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Optional: lemon wedges for serving


In a bowl, combine olive oil, minced garlic, balsamic vinegar, chopped rosemary, and thyme. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

Place the rib eye steaks in a shallow dish or resealable plastic bag, and pour the marinade over them, ensuring they are evenly coated. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours if time allows, or proceed directly to cooking.

Preheat your grill, skillet, or broiler to medium-high heat.

Remove the steaks from the marinade and discard any excess marinade.

Cook the steaks according to your preferred method and desired level of doneness, approximately 5-7 minutes per side for medium-rare.

Once cooked to your liking, transfer the steaks to a serving platter and let them rest for a few minutes before slicing.

Serve the Italian Rib Eye steaks hot, garnished with fresh herbs and accompanied by lemon wedges for an extra burst of flavor.

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size 1 steak
  • Calories Depends on the size of the steak and cooking method
  • Total Fat Depends on the marbling of the steak and amount of olive oil used
  • Protein Depends on the size of the steak


For a more intense flavor, marinate the steaks for a longer period, up to 24 hours.

Choose high-quality rib eye steaks with good marbling for the best flavor and tenderness.

This dish pairs well with classic Italian sides like roasted vegetables, risotto, or a fresh caprese salad.

Allergy Warning

This recipe contains garlic and may also include balsamic vinegar, which could be allergens for some individuals. Adjust ingredients accordingly based on personal dietary needs and allergies.

Lysander Rothwell
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