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Il Ripasso Restaurant

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499 S Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-4327
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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New Jersey
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478 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go before 6pm on most days and there is a 3 course fixed price meals that is exceedingly well priced ($15.99). Went on a Sunday evening 5:45pm with a group of 10. Restaurant was empty (though we had a reservation). Service was outstanding. Most of the dishes were extremely well prepared and tasty (with the exception that my wife thought... More 

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New Vernon, New Jersey
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472 reviews
351 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 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
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 16, 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 

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 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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84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 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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84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 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
Reviewed August 15, 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
Reviewed May 18, 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 121 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 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
Reviewed November 10, 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

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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
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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West Orange, New Jersey
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?