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Il Vicolo

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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Possibly our best visit yet to this place

We've had mixed reviews on this restaurant in the past, so it was quite refreshing to have a perfect meal served that everyone enjoyed. The place was almost empty when the six of us arrived for a late lunch. We all had different meals, several of which were seafood, which they do quite well. I had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Larry W
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Rochester, New York
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NJ
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We stopped going to Il Vicolo years ago because we did think the food was just okay. The staff is very friendly and helpful. But, we keep reading all of these rave reviews. So, we went back again. Just okay.

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Rochester, New York
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1,170 restaurant reviews
576 helpful votes 576 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We've had mixed reviews on this restaurant in the past, so it was quite refreshing to have a perfect meal served that everyone enjoyed. The place was almost empty when the six of us arrived for a late lunch. We all had different meals, several of which were seafood, which they do quite well. I had a salmon steak that... More 

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New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Stopped by without a reservation recently late on a Saturday night. The staff could not have been nicer - attentive without being overbearing. Before we could even peruse the menu, the server brought warm bread, butter, and infused olive oil. The bread did not have the thick crust I enjoy, but it was tasty. The olive oil was fantastic. He... More 

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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216 reviews 216 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Nothing to criticize. Excellent food, service and value. All six of us enjoyed our meals. Service was great. Generous portions pre-fixed optional menu exceptional. Highly recommend this place b

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Bayonne, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were four guests and ordered 4 different meals. Each one of us was extremely happy.. If you come Tues, Weds or Thurs you have the option of ordering a prix-fix meal for $2l.00 The prix-fix included an appetizer, entrée dessert and coffee. We all left happy.

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Skillman, New Jersey
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81 reviews 81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We went to II Vicolo after Cycle a For Survival as my son picked it out solely because we could get a reservation for 9. What a pleasant surprise! All of the 9 meals were excellent and about 1/2 of us took food home. We will again go this restaurant after Cycle For a Survival. We would go more often... More 

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Short Hills, New Jersey, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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201 reviews 201 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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170 reviews 170 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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