Livingston Patch readers have spoken, and in very close voting, Panevino Ristorante edged out Calabria Restaurant and Pizzeria in the Best Italian food poll of Livingston readers by a slim three-vote margin. Nero’s Grille was a close third.
The stats are listed below:
• Panevino Ristorante 30 (16%)
• Il Ripasso 21 (11%)
• Il Vicolo 19 (10%)
• Calabria Restaurant and Pizzeria 27 (14%)
• Stretch’s Restaurant 14 (7%)
• Nero’s Grille 24 (12%)
• Cosi 17 (9%)
• Ricci’s at Livingston 19 (10%)
• Cocco Bello Café 16 (8%)
Rather than us singing the praises of Panevino, we decided to allow a restaurant loyalist explain the appeal. So, here’s Patch commenter Brandon’s take on the restaurant from a January 2012 review:
“Amazing, amazing, amazing. My sister and I are college aged...whenever the 4 of us are home we make sure to come here, our favorite restaurant. They all love the Penne, simple and delicious. I personally go for the white pizza.”
Panevino Ristorante is located at 637 W. Mount Pleasant Ave. in Livingston.
Look for a roundup of our other Essex Italian food winners on Saturday. And stay tuned for Monday's next Best of poll on Livingston Patch!