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“Service was not great, food was OK” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cocco Bello Cafe

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Cocco Bello Cafe
Ranked #32 of 80 Restaurants in Livingston
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Morristown, New Jersey
Level Contributor
61 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Service was not great, food was OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

People clearly regard the restaurant as being very good - it was nearly full on a Saturday night, just a bit before regular dinner time. The waiters were very nice, everyone was very nice.

I got the penne vodka which was pretty good, nothing special. I only had two complaints that made this experience just alright. The waiter specifically asked me whether or not I wanted peas on my penne vodka, I said no. I thought if he specifically asked, he would follow through. There were quite a bit of peas on my dish. Also, the waitress that left it at the table asked if I wanted cheese and I said yes. I wait a couple of minutes and she never brought the cheese, she clearly forgot considering the table next to us got cheese on their pasta dish.

Overall, the experience was literally just ok. Nothing too horrible, nothing great at all.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
new jersey
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“great lunch place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

I eat here quite often. The paninis are fantastic and it comes with a small salad. The service can be a little slow but worth it!

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank NewJerseySchmidty
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Livingston, New Jersey
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141 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Very pleasant surprise. Excellent food and nice service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2012

We went here for the first time and read that others generally praised the restaurant. The food was delicious. We ordered the chicken marsala and the chicken was so fresh and succulent. The vegetables which came with the dish were equally delicious and so well prepared. The meal was terrific and tasty. It was one of the best I have ever eaten. Another dish ordered was the herb roasted half chicken which came with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables. The chicken was so tasty and well seasoned. The mashed potatoes were perfect and excellent. We ordered the lentil soup which was also tasty. Even the bread on the table was very good. The atmosphere is relaxing and nice. We did not order dessert, but they looked delicious and freshly made. Our waiter was very attentive and the service was excellent. We will return!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank NewJerseyMari
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Oxnard, California
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177 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Best Little italian restaurant in the Area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2011

Cocco Bella is a wonderful, small Italian restaurant in a strip mall along Livingston Ave. It has a terrific menu of fresh and delicious appetizers and entrees and always has a very creative list of special dishes. It has the feel of a neighborhood restaurant where everyone knows each other (and they often do), The service is always professional and friendly and Antoni, the owner, will stop by if he is there-which he often is eating dinner.

We love the fresh antipasto, with delicious meat and cheeses and the roasted garlic spread that is put on your table with the bread is delicious. It is a BYOB restaurant so you can save on the wine cost and use it for food. Having recently come back from a trip to italy i can say that Cocco Bello would fit well into a local Italian town setting.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jeffrey N
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Nutley, New Jersey
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138 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Best Italian restaurant in town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2011

Casual BYOB with excellent Italian food. If you're lucky, they will have the Sunday gravy special. They are very good with fish and grilled meats as well as various pasta choices. Can be q little noisy at peak times. Don't go without a reservation.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank SEAPOINTER
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