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“Wonderful local Italian/Mediterranean restaurant with great specials.”
Review of Il Ripasso

Il Ripasso
Ranked #16 of 81 Restaurants in Livingston
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: located just beyond Northfiled Road
Metro New Jersey
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85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Wonderful local Italian/Mediterranean restaurant with great specials.”
Reviewed 3 December 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

We enjoyed our meal and we have been here numerous times. The dinner specials are always well prepared, with good taste and presentation. If you want an above average dinner, this is a great place to go. The service is always friendly and fun. Some people complain that the host can be somewhat arrogant, but I think that he is trying to be funny.

Visited November 2013
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West Orange, New Jersey
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300 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Terrific Italian food and great Waiter!!”
Reviewed 14 August 2013

What a cute place and in all these years I never knew it was there. Delicious food - the eggplant parmigiana was terrific, great salads, great homemade pastas. I ordered something simple - homemade pasta with veal bolognese sauce and it tasted so incredibly fresh. The desserts were terrific too and a nice assortment to pick from.

Our favorite part of this restaurant was the waiter. An older guy, and from Italy, I think he spoke about 5 languages and he couldn't have been friendlier or more accommodating.

We'd absolutely come back to this place.

  • Visited August 2013
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West Orange, New Jersey
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198 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“A surprise - better than most other local Italian restaurants.”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

From the staff to the food - almost top notch. Very pleasant atmosphere. They use very high quality produce. We go back many times.

  • Visited June 2013
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New Providence, New Jersey
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356 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Great old school Italian.”
Reviewed 16 June 2013

Never eating in Livingston, glad we came here. From Manhatten , there re loads of great Italian eateries. This place easily rates with any one of them. Food is good...above average, and great for area. Atmosphere is top notch. Really enjoyed the experience and service was great. Older Italian waiter speaking broken English actually added something to the entire night. It is a bring your own place,....they don't serve alcohol....a lot of places are like this in the area...it works, bring a few bottles. A great night.

  • Visited June 2013
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Roseland, New Jersey
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice restaurant”
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Il Ripasso is a quaint restaurant with very good Italian food. They have a nice menu and always offer a great variety of specials. The wait staff is always friendly and we never feel rushed. Only strange thing is that every time we go, we are the youngest people in there (40/42). Certainly doesn't stop us from going back time and time again.

  • Visited May 2013
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