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303 W Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-3132
+1 970-565-7366
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16:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 16:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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Lake City, Colorado
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having sampled Italy's 'real-deals' in dining from the Alps to Taranto way down on The Med, we found Nero's on the main drag of Cortez on US160 a refreshing, authentic surprise. Nero's is not fancy, but you can cound on great food at a reasonable price.

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Sandia Park, New Mexico
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 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 

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Azle, Texas
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 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 

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Thank Linda H
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

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 

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Denver, Colorado
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 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 

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Littleton
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 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 

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Lubbock, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 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!!

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Georgia, USA
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 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.

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Thank WeatherWizard
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

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

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Fleming Island, Florida
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 26
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
16:30 - 21:00
Friday
16:30 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303 W Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-3132
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cortez
  • Phone Number: +1 970-565-7366

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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?