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499 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, NJ
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: located just beyond Northfiled Road

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  • 3
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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
Excellent Food and Service

I was so excited to see a tomato garden in the back of the restaurant! My first impression was that they must use delicious fresh ingredients from the garden, and they actually do! The complimentary pesto for bread dipping is awesome. The fish was freshly prepared and very good. Appetizers and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Montclair, New Jersey
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Montclair, New Jersey
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

I was so excited to see a tomato garden in the back of the restaurant! My first impression was that they must use delicious fresh ingredients from the garden, and they actually do! The complimentary pesto for bread dipping is awesome. The fish was freshly prepared and very good. Appetizers and salads were fresh and tasty. Waiters professional! Refreshing to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Love this place. Don't listen to the naysayers.. food is always delicious and come out hot. Always great service

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Livingston, NJ
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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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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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251 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 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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114 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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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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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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84 restaurant reviews
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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?