We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Il Ripasso

499 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, NJ
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Got a photo?
Add it.
Ranked #10 of 68 restaurants in Livingston
Cuisines: Italian
Description: located just beyond Northfiled Road
Restaurant details
Description: located just beyond Northfiled Road
Write a Review

15 reviews from our community

93% Recommend
    3
    11
    1
    0
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Silver Spring, Maryland
Top Contributor
221 reviews 221 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Metro New Jersey
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Orange, New Jersey
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Providence, New Jersey
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Roseland, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Il Ripasso is a quaint restaurant with very good Italian food. They have a nice menu and always offer a great variety of specials. The wait staff is always friendly and we never feel rushed. Only strange thing is that every time we go, we are the youngest people in there (40/42). Certainly doesn't stop us from going back time... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Roseland, New Jersey
Top Contributor
318 reviews 318 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Il Ripasso is a nice small place with a typical Italian food menu for the area. They do a nice job on the typical dishes, but there are a lot of Italian choices in our area, and from our perspective, they are in the middle of the pack for that cuisine. It is BYO, which is nice.

Was this review helpful? Yes
nj
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

A nice décor with good ambience. The food was very good and the wait staff was superb. Easy parking, and the staff was very gracious. Get there early, fills up fast.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Livingston, Montana
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

They want your business. Early bird special and discount coupons. Lots of choices and accomodating special dietary requests. Affordable. BYOB. Big Bang for the Buck,

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Il Ripasso also viewed

 

Been to Il Ripasso? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Il Ripasso, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing