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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
Good for:
Romance
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Great service

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2014
Deanna F
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Stevensville, Michigan
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
Brooklyn, New York
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
Top Contributor
228 reviews 228 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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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
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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
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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315 reviews 315 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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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: Romance, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?