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499 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, NJ
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Description: located just beyond Northfiled Road

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good Italian Restaurant

Very good neighborhood Italian restaurant. Pasta is homemade and fresh daily. BYOB. I recommend the pappardelle in veal ragu sauce. The parking lot is small but you can park across the street or next door.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2014
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New York City, New York
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19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Livingston, NJ
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159 reviews 159 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you live in the neighborhood and are looking for an inexpensive meal, this is fine. The ambiance is nothing special and neither is the food. But service is good and the menu is pretty much what you can expect from a low end Italian restaurant.

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Very good neighborhood Italian restaurant. Pasta is homemade and fresh daily. BYOB. I recommend the pappardelle in veal ragu sauce. The parking lot is small but you can park across the street or next door.

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New Jersey
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197 reviews 197 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Went for "early bird special" dinner (just get there before 6pm) on a Friday night (specials every day but Saturday). Early dinner is limited to 3 entrees, but includes appetizer and salad and coffee and dessert. Price is only $15.99. Food was excellent - and plentiful (except salad which was a little chintzy). Staff was very nice and attentive. You... More 

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Morris Plains, NJ
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76 reviews 76 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Having been here many times in the past, we were disappointed by our visit last night with friends. Has the chef and/or the kitchen staff changed? All four of our foods lacked the pizzazz and more especially the refinement it's had in the past. Every plate was just a little different (less good) and a little disappointing. It used to... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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245 reviews 245 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I really enjoyed my meal. The service was good, the food was really good - I was happy. We had the calamari and it was some of the best I've ever had. The sauce was really spicy, but it was worth eating! I had the rigatoni with chicken in vodka sauce and it was melt in your mouth good and... More 

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Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
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101 reviews 101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

No surprises - been here many times. Friendly greeting and service. Nice atmosphere. Many repeat customers. BYOB Food is above average.

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Metro New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We enjoyed our meal and we have been here numerous times. The dinner specials are always well prepared, with good taste and presentation. If you want an above average dinner, this is a great place to go. The service is always friendly and fun. Some people complain that the host can be somewhat arrogant, but I think that he is... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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73 reviews 73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

What a cute place and in all these years I never knew it was there. Delicious food - the eggplant parmigiana was terrific, great salads, great homemade pastas. I ordered something simple - homemade pasta with veal bolognese sauce and it tasted so incredibly fresh. The desserts were terrific too and a nice assortment to pick from. Our favorite part... More 

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Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
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101 reviews 101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

From the staff to the food - almost top notch. Very pleasant atmosphere. They use very high quality produce. We go back many times.

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New Providence, New Jersey
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201 reviews 201 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Never eating in Livingston, glad we came here. From Manhatten , there re loads of great Italian eateries. This place easily rates with any one of them. Food is good...above average, and great for area. Atmosphere is top notch. Really enjoyed the experience and service was great. Older Italian waiter speaking broken English actually added something to the entire night.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 499 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Livingston

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

located just beyond Northfiled Road
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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