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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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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 30
    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
Good Mid Range Restaurant

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Graham B
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Braintree
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Rochester, Minnesota
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 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 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
1 helpful vote 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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242 reviews 242 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
241 helpful votes 241 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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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: Romantic, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?