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303 W Main St, Cortez, CO 81321
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Ranked #16 of 59 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
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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
Clovis, New Mexico, United States
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Such beautiful food. I enjoyed the Italian Stroganoff while my sister had a beautiful rib-eye with the same sauce as was on my stroganoff. We were there early but the crowd was steady and seemed to be mostly locals. That is always a good sign!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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214 reviews 214 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This may have been the best meal on our 2 ½ week trip to Colorado. We were the first to arrive but the small restaurant quickly filled. We ordered the mushrooms stuffed with sausage and mozzarella cheese as an appetizer. Entrees are served ala carte or you can add soup or salad for $3 (Caesar $4). We chose the garden... More 

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Stevensville, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Nero's offers a great location on the main street, it's relaxing atmosphere and great wait staff made for a very pleasant dining experience. We sat outside on a beautiful Colorado night and enjoyed out time together.

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Cortez, Colorado
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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131 reviews 131 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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310 reviews 310 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 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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Additional Information about Nero's

Address: 303 W Main St, Cortez, CO 81321
Phone Number: 970-565-7366
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cortez
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 26
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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