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618 S Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-5413 (Hobart Gap Rd)
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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new jersey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We always have our company Christmas party at Nero's and love it. I never have had even just a fair meal there. Food is great. People are great and yet I only go two or three more times during the year. The shrimp are as large as baby lobster tails. Chopped salad a staple , then never have missed with... More 

Thank tinksr324
Livingston, New Jersey
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant has lived for years on a reputation that I think is better it deserves. I'd give it 3 1/2 stars if I could. It's too pricey and I feel you can get food as good, if not better in other places. It is a little more upscale than other places, but not that much. I just feel they... More 

Thank Tooch157
West Orange, New Jersey
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67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had lunch at Nero's today with two others - excellent service and food. The restaurant is beautiful and clean, the service very prompt, polite, and attentive without being annoying. We shared several apps, entrees and desserts and everything was excellent.

Thank BethWeber
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Everything is consistently delicious!!! There is something for every palate! The service is great. Yes can be pricey but it depends on what you order.

Thank Carrie L
New Jersey
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109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

This restaurant has been around for quite a while. It's very popular for business lunches and dinners because the food is great and the menu is varied. However, everything is ala carte, so nothing is included with any entree. The side dishes can add up fast. Also, because this is so popular, even on a weekday night it's often very... More 

Thank Simonizzze
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Was visiting Short hills NJ on a business trip. Hotel recommended this back for a good steak. It was a great steak, cooked to perfection and meet the fine dining standards. A must visit in you are in the location. Too bad I did not take pics.

Thank Clayton R
West Palm Beach, Florida
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

We go there on Monday or Tuesday because our favorite waitress, Mary Grace works then. Not only is our meal always superb, but Mary Grace is so exceptional we couldn't dine without her!! The food is always delicious as is the service. Even the busboy knows to bring extra bread sticks and butter for us. What else can you ask... More 

Thank GigiJeanne
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Food was decent but they seem to attract large crowds and the place was so loud. A bit pricey and everything was a la carte - extra charge for a tiny salad with my $30 steak ? Bad !! Side dishes were $10. All this doesn't seem to stop the crowds from coming. Did I like it ? Eh....Would I... More 

Thank Alan R
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

The place was packed on a Thursday night. We were part of a group for a business dinner. Service was great. Salmon was nicely presented (picture). Dessert was fine (picture). Second floor bathroom hard to access and small. Parking awkward. As an Italian restaurant, head and shoulders above Via Veneto in Manasquan.

Thank PatentGod
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Know that I love Nero's. Service was just way off (Wed., Apr 20). We were seated, no one came to even look at us for 10 minutes, despite so many (new to me) waitresses standing around. Finally someone came by and asked if anyone had come by. Same thing on the way out. I had to beg for someone (not... More 

Thank rickandchristine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
Italian, American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 618 S Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-5413
    (Hobart Gap Rd)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Livingston
  • Phone Number: 973-994-1971

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