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303 W Main St, Cortez, CO 81321
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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Good food and good service!

We visited on a Saturday night before Christmas. We all enjoyed the food and the service was good. The atmosphere was pretty dull though... pretty quiet.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2015
Ashland, MO
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Ashland, MO
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We visited on a Saturday night before Christmas. We all enjoyed the food and the service was good. The atmosphere was pretty dull though... pretty quiet.

Thank LCB72
San Diego, California
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Had my doubts finding a decent Italian restaurant in such a small town, but was pleasantly surprised by "Neros". It had been recommended by our hotel & we are very glad we went. If you are in town, give them a try... Servicers were attentive & welcoming. Our meals were very good. I had the mushroom ravioli-Although a little too... More 

Thank ewright2013
West Bend, Wisconsin
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142 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The restaurant itself isn't anything great but the chicken piccata and chicken Parmesan were outstanding. Martini served with a salted rim and lime was very strange. The waiter who told everyone he was not of age to serve liquor was a bit frustrating. We thought he should just know about the booze and not make excuses.

Thank italian71
Forks, Washington
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We decided to celebrate on the last night of our trip to Cortez. Nero's was a good choice. The food was good, the wine phenomenal, and the service top rate.

Thank Annie98331
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

I loved the sausage and peppers. The sauce was tangy and homemade with just the right mix of delicious Italian sausage and peppers. Brought me back to the time I spent in upstate New York. The house salad dressing was original and tasty. It was not hot despite being advertised as having chili. My wife enjoyed her mushroom ravioli I... More 

Thank Datsunguy
Dolores, Colorado
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

First time at this restaurant and was looking forward to some tasty Italian food, the first sign of trouble was the garlic bread we ordered as an appetizer, pretty tasteless more like a sweet roll with a hint of garlic powder. The meat ball sandwich my wife ordered came out with burnt bun another bad start to dinner, and I... More 

Thank Abeautifulmind1964
Cortez, Colorado
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We love to go there. It is not always within our budget, but no matter what you have it is well served and delicious. Definitely not home cooking. House salad if wonderful, soup is wonderful, actually it's always wonderful.

Thank Crazypieces
Greater Cincinnati
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

This little Italian restaurant was really good and authentic. My portion was not too much and the salad was very fresh. The dessert selection was great.

Thank Judy B
Lehi, Utah
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

Great service from out waitres who was kind and atentive despite being the only one (that we saw) working the room. The portions were really good sized, my husbands steak was large and well cooked, seasoned so well that he did not ask for steak sause. My Pasta was also great with a delightful flavor and abundance of sea food... More 

Thank karaline E
Rochester, Minnesota
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90 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Nero's is not haute cuisine, but a good choice in this small town. Food (spaghetti for me and lasagna for my wife) was okay but not special. Good Italian wines. Service was friendly and pretty good.

Thank Dick G

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 303 W Main St, Cortez, CO 81321
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cortez
  • Phone Number: 970-565-7366

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 26
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?