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303 W Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-3132
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sandia Park, New Mexico
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have eaten at Nero many times while transiting this area. It was always a treat, one of our favorite restaurants anywhere. Ate there last night and we were very disappointed. The portions were very small (calamari, spaghetti and meatballs, chicken picata) and almost tasteless. It seems that the kitchen staff has turned over. In any case, we won't be... More 

Thank Mike B
Azle, Texas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for evening meal while on vacation. It is Italian but it is not a pizza place & no pizza on the menu. Relatively small inside but well appointed, cozy & comfortable. We were greeted & seated right away. Nice menu and specials. Reasonable prices on standard Italian dishes. We both ordered a house salad, I ordered chicken Alfredo... More 

Thank Linda H
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small on main street of Cortez, an unexpected delicious Italian meal. Clean and attentive service, we ordered from the regular menu despite the tempting specials of the day. We both had house salads, mine with a creamy Chianti dressing and my husband had herbed ranch. Crisp fresh greens with grape tomatoes and olives. Entrees were soooo good, I had chicken... More 

Thank LS M
Denver, Colorado
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted Italian on a Monday night and this was only place open. Lucky for us, as the food was great. Nothing fancy, just very good authentic Italian food, at a very reasonable price. Simple plates, flatware, and even quaint wine glasses I hadn't seen in twenty years. (After all, the restaurant has been here for over 30 years!) Favorite with... More 

Thank Travelotmore
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

We were tired and needed to find a place to eat later at night. Our hostess had recommended Nero's and we had 45 minutes to unpack the car and get to town before the restaurant closed. We made it before closure. The staff were very helpful and we were seated right away. The food was wonderful to look at and... More 

Thank Mary R
Lubbock, Texas
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

I'm no food critic so I don't have the best words for describing how delicious the food was. The balsamic dressing was different from any I've had. I could have eaten a soup bowl full! The pasta primavera was delicious - filled with sweet peppers, artichoke hearts, etc - a real treat!!

Thank Arla G
Georgia, USA
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58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

A small place with limited seating, but we were able to get a table for 3 right away on a Saturday evening. Our food was good, though the pasta didn't seem like much more than ordinary spaghetti. Better Italian-style food than we expected to find in Cortez.

Thank WeatherWizard
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Very nice, small restaurant. The waitress was attentive and the food was good. Would recommend stopping in if you are in the area.

Thank jenifer k
Fleming Island, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We wanted Italian food but our first choice was closed. We just happened upon Nero's driving back through town and boy I'm glad we did. This is the real deal. The food was authentic and the service was nice. For a quiet getaway, this is the place.

Thank Mike E
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

The food was superb. The service was impeccable. Our group of twelve found everything to be mouth-watering. Not coming to Nero's would have been a major mistake.

Thank Tapiaman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $26
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303 W Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-3132
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cortez
  • Phone Number: 970-565-7366

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