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Cocco Bello Cafe

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155 S Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-3030
+1 973-992-1999
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Maplewood,
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

This ws our first time there and we were pleasantlly surprised. I'd heard that it was noisy, but on this evening, it was not - partly because it wasn't crowded I guess. The salmon was delicious as was the caesar salad. It is BYOB and although the food was not inexpensive, it was well presented and good. We will return

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Bring your favorite libation and select something form the regular menu or specials and you'll have an enjoyable meal in one of the very good local Italian restaurants. The servers are friendly and attentive. It may get a little noisy at times. Antonio the owner usually has dinner there so say hello. Go and enjoy.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Casual, fast food style neighborhood cafe. Service somewhat friendly and slow. The soups were flavorful and the salads average. Nothing stands out and the environment is very noisy. There are better local choices.

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Thank traveler1468
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Wide and I had not been here in several years and did not know why. Looking for a last minute place to go. Decided to go back. We both enjoyed our meals very much. It's BYO. I had saltimbucca. Delicious! With spinach rissoto which was quite tasty and a nice complement to the meal. The chicken was tender and ample... More 

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Livingston, NJ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

Just ate lunch there. Food was decent, just soups, salads and paninis. The ambiance is just a store front in a strip mall and the noise level was deafening. There are many better places to get a good meal in the area.

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Thank handhnh
Livingston, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

The good: The food is done nicely. I usually have salmon or chicken with artichokes. Both very nice dishes. Salmon is good but loaded with butter (which is prob. why it's good). The average: The menu is limited and never ever changes. Ever. Also, it's a really noisy place with the dining room consumed by a glass pastry case they... More 

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Whippany, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

The best restaurant in livingston. It is my go to when I need a quality meal cooked to perfection. Although I give them 5 stars for the food in spite of the following. The head chef Rob is there from Tuesday through Saturday. Sunday they are closed. Monday the back benchers fill in as cooks. Needless to say i would... More 

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Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

A warm greeting, non-descript atmosphere, decent and friendly service are the basic ingredients and the cooking is way above the rest in town. Fresh ingredients pervade, interesting specials with an emphasis towards Italian/continental dishes are featured making for a very nice dinner experience. BYOB is helpful.

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1 Thank Larry R
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013

If you're in the area this is a restaurant you must try. The food and atmosphere are great, but for a truly rich eating experience you need service to back it. This restaurant definitely does that. A gentleman named Gustavo in particular is who made this experience exceptional for us. Ask for him, he will guide you through a wonderful... More 

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Short Hills, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

Always a friendly greeting. The place is deservedly crowded for weekend dinners. Prices very reasonable for this quality. It is a BYO. My favorite dish is the duck. I also love the tuna. All of the food that I've tried is tasty and well prepared.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 S Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-3030
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Livingston
  • Phone Number: +1 973-992-1999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?