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499 S Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-4327
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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New Vernon, New Jersey
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459 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I was looking for a light meal with my mother who has dementia and I heard good things about Il Ripasso. It was early on a Saturday night and my mother only eats soup. I wasn't hungry but I had to feed my mother since it was past dinner time at her assisted living facility. We ordered soup for my... More 

Thank Dan P
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Stopped for an early dinner was surprised to find they have a priced fixed menu between 4PM and 6PM. Includes some good entrée choices, salad, appetizer. Coffee and desert. Service was great, food was good but next time I would skip the priced fixed and order off the regular menu after 6. Before 6 it's like eating dinner at a... More 

Thank Bob K
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 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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82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 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 Love2ReviewThis
Metro New Jersey
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82 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

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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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 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
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 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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236 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 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.

1 Thank handhnh
New York City, New York
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 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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472 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 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 

1 Thank ams44

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 499 S Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-4327
  • 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?