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113 S Livingston Ave, Ste 2, Livingston, NJ 07039-3000
973-740-0016
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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Reservations

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Big portions, great taste

The portions were quite large although the prices for the specials were a bit high. We started with the Vicolo salad with walnuts and goat cheese. It was big enough for two to share. Then we had the snapper special and the duck special. Both were excellent. We were too full for dessert. BYOB. They... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
Robin973
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Short Hills, New Jersey, United States
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Short Hills, New Jersey, United States
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The portions were quite large although the prices for the specials were a bit high. We started with the Vicolo salad with walnuts and goat cheese. It was big enough for two to share. Then we had the snapper special and the duck special. Both were excellent. We were too full for dessert. BYOB. They have a party room for... More 

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New Jersey
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171 reviews 171 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Had dinner there on a Thursday night for special occasion. Made a reservation for early evening but it was not necessary. Temperature outside was extremely cold and restaurant temperature, while ok, could have been a little warmer. There is a back room and a table there probably would have been better. Had price-fixed dinners for $21 and $24. Dinner came... More 

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Livingston, New Jersey
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160 reviews 160 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The food is fantastic. The service is fantastic. The prices are fantastic. This is a neighborhood joint. But, if you are not too far away, you should make the drive. The crowd is generally older. But, having been here a number of times and always having a good meal, who cares how old others are in the restaurant. Grilled shrimp,... More 

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Springfield, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Had a wonderful dinner for 2 Saturday. Great calamari, and pasta (Cavatelli w broccoli and special linguine with baby clams, mussels and smoked salmon. Complimentary appetizer/dessert (3 cheeses, hot bread, peppers and dessert of slice bananas & cantaloup). Will definitely go back. Busy dining even on very cold winter night.

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Waban
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

When my husband and I make plans to get together with our NJ friends for dinner while we visit them from afar, we always choose Il Vicolo. The deliciously prepared menu selections, friendly attentive waitstaff, warm and attractive decor and comfortable level of conversation from other tables, makes it the perfect place for friends to gather and enjoy spending time... More 

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Livingston, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

we have been going here for many years, and although we continue to try lots of other restaurants all over NJ and NYC, we keep coming back - and they never let us down. food is always good, service is always right - feels like home.

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New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Great Italian meal at a great price. Service is always prompt, attentive, & courteous. But it's the food that makes me a repeat diner. Try it all; is all good. I especially like the Osso Bucco. Only negative that it can get very loud.

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Maplewood,
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70 reviews 70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The restaurant is family owned and located in a strip mall. They honor reservations and the service is excellent. The food is average. The chicken dish was good, but the blackened tuna had a spicy sauce and was overcooked. No rush to return

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Livingston, NJ
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144 reviews 144 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We have been going here for many years and it has remained consistently good. The service is always attentive and you cannot beat the price fix menu. The almond salad is always fresh and tasty as are both the mussels and stuffed mushrooms. We had the tilapia and snapper and enjoyed both. At no extra charge, we received garlic bread,... More 

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Livingston, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Food is mediocre at best. Most tasted like it was frozen and reheated. The decor is sorely in need of updating. Don't waste your money.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 113 S Livingston Ave, Ste 2, Livingston, NJ 07039-3000
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Livingston
  • Phone Number: 973-740-0016

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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