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499 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, NJ
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Ranked #12 of 71 Restaurants in Livingston
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
Cuisines: Italian
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Description: located just beyond Northfiled Road

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English first
Livingston, NJ
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122 reviews 122 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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148 reviews 148 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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243 reviews 243 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 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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190 reviews 190 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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Additional Information about Il Ripasso

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

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