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303 W Main St, Cortez, CO 81321
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Ranked #18 of 58 Restaurants in Cortez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $26
Mon - Fri 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Cortez, Colorado
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Best restaurant in Cortez! Had the lasagna bites for an appetizer, YUM! Decent sausage and peppers for an entree, and the awsome southwest canoli for dessert! Excellent food and service! Left so full we forgot the togo box! They now have a flatscreen to catch the game on!

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Layton, Utah, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had such a wonderful dinner on a Wednesday night, we came back the next. From that small kitchen, we had great eggplant parmesan, steak au poivre, halibut and mussels. Ignore the quirky decor and enjoy the food. We've been coming here for over 20 years, and it's always great.

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Phoenix, Arizona
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

They were out of both lasagna and Tiramisu, apparently because "the truck doesn't come until tomorrow." The garlic knots were clearly frozen and defrosted, and were rather hard. The stuffed mushrooms were too heavy on the sausage, although the Caesar salad and lasagna bites appetizer were pretty good. Outdated and odd southwestern design with very dirty carpet. Very underwhelming and... More

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Cortez, Colorado
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132 reviews 132 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

"Try the veal, it's the best in the city!", with a lemon caper sauce off the specials board, just divine. This is a tiny tiny mousehole sized place on the far west end of main street, the decor could use an update, but the food is on point! The reviewer who claimed the lagsnaga was off a truck is way... More

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Fair Oaks, California
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282 reviews 282 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

They claim to be Mediterranean, so I was thinking Middle Eastern/Greek/Italian, but for the most part, just Italian, which is just fine. The garlic bread is ridiculously yummy as is their mushroom ravioli. Local wine? Yes, please! The Riesling was super. One complaint: the server REEKED of smoke as soon as we walked in. Nice enough lady but....

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Dowagiac, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

After reading a review in lonely planet a friend and I decided to try Nero's. looked on GPS and couldn't find it. Decided to explore Cortez and found it at far end of Main Street. I had the wild mushroom ravioli Alfredo. First it was an "authentic" Alfredo sauce not a white sauce with a sprinkle of Parmesan. Presentation was... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I am not sure if any of the other reviewers have ever been to Italy, but there is nothing Italian about this place. Lets start with the decore, flame cut steel patina art work, turtles and kachina dolls, sure makes me think of Tuscany! Calamari appetizer that was portioned to feed a mouse. Beef consommé that had broth you could... More

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Boulder, Colorado
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Nero's was absolutely delicious! I loved that they had a light menu with options that still sounded delicious. Reasonably priced, good food, and good wine. The service was great as well. There is not a ton of seating space and they were busy, so I would make a reservation!

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Winooski VT
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Cortez CO is not a large place, but the food at Nero's was delightful Italian. Nice service, and interesting twists on the menu -- I had "Italian Stroganoff," which was great. If more people go here, maybe they will be able to upgrade the rug, which was the only low note I experienced.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The Italian food was authentic, tasty, and well served. Prices were a bit high. The atmosphere was Italian with mountain touches.

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