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303 W Main St, Cortez, CO 81321
970-565-7366
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very tasty meal very nice waitres

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Lehi, Utah
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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English first
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.

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Lehi, Utah
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3 reviews
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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 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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.

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Braintree
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Situated right on the main road in Cortez, this small restaurant provides a good menu with plenty of variety. I had the 6oz steak with spicy beans and veg, and I was able to eat everything; the steak was perfectly cooked, which is very rare (pardon the pun!). My wife had a very good pasta dish and we finished with... More 

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Buena Vista, Colorado, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We have eaten there three times now and will definitely stop again. Last night I had chicken marsala and stuffed artichokes. So delicious! Once I had salmon with a cranberry pecan glaze that was to die for. The menu includes standard Italian fare and some innovative choices as well. We heartily recommend Nero's!

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Brooklyn, New York
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I may have too high a standard for traditional Italian food, since I live in Brooklyn (where, as everyone knows, we invented Italian food). Nero's is a friendly place. Décor is more tex/mex than Italian. Service was friendly and good, but the food was not quite what we were hoping for. Lasagna was fine, but the chicken parmigiana was a... More 

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Cortez, Colorado
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Though many tourists dine at Nero's, the clientele is mostly local - always a good sign. How good is Nero's food? We have dined at many Italian restaurants in New York City. Nero's is as good as the best of those and better than most - and at very reasonable prices. Our favorites are eggplant parmesan, chicken picata, the pepper... More 

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Clovis, New Mexico, United States
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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262 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 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
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?