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Il Ripasso

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499 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, NJ
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite Italian restaurant in Livingston. Mom and I go there often. We've found their food to be consistently delicious. Their portions are generous and their prices are decent. We've never had to wait very long for a table. No complaints at all..

Thank LT1418330
Parsippany, New Jersey
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Nice family owned Italian - reasonable prices and great taste!! There is parking behind the place and is right next to a shoprite in downtown. Food was good - nothing out of the world but just good food and clean place Will visit again with family for dinner!

Thank GVB81175
Metro New Jersey
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Friendly neighborhood Italian, always very good food and excellent service. We have been a regular patron of this restaurant over ten years, so they must be doing something right.

Thank Daniel K
Montclair, New Jersey
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

I was so excited to see a tomato garden in the back of the restaurant! My first impression was that they must use delicious fresh ingredients from the garden, and they actually do! The complimentary pesto for bread dipping is awesome. The fish was freshly prepared and very good. Appetizers and salads were fresh and tasty. Waiters professional! Refreshing to... More 

1 Thank VicMTL
Livingston, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Love this place. Don't listen to the naysayers.. food is always delicious and come out hot. Always great service

Thank suditack
Livingston, NJ
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228 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you live in the neighborhood and are looking for an inexpensive meal, this is fine. The ambiance is nothing special and neither is the food. But service is good and the menu is pretty much what you can expect from a low end Italian restaurant.

Thank handhnh
New York City, New York
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Very good neighborhood Italian restaurant. Pasta is homemade and fresh daily. BYOB. I recommend the pappardelle in veal ragu sauce. The parking lot is small but you can park across the street or next door.

1 Thank jimbo004
New Jersey
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346 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Went for "early bird special" dinner (just get there before 6pm) on a Friday night (specials every day but Saturday). Early dinner is limited to 3 entrees, but includes appetizer and salad and coffee and dessert. Price is only $15.99. Food was excellent - and plentiful (except salad which was a little chintzy). Staff was very nice and attentive. You... More 

Thank ams44
Morris Plains, NJ
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113 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Having been here many times in the past, we were disappointed by our visit last night with friends. Has the chef and/or the kitchen staff changed? All four of our foods lacked the pizzazz and more especially the refinement it's had in the past. Every plate was just a little different (less good) and a little disappointing. It used to... More 

Thank ChasinNJ
Silver Spring, Maryland
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334 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I really enjoyed my meal. The service was good, the food was really good - I was happy. We had the calamari and it was some of the best I've ever had. The sauce was really spicy, but it was worth eating! I had the rigatoni with chicken in vodka sauce and it was melt in your mouth good and... More 

Thank irishfaith

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 499 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Livingston
located just beyond Northfiled Road

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