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LILO

LILO circa 2009 is an Italian pizza bistro located in Tappan's historic district opened by brothers, Richard & Robert Pellegrino. Executive Chef J.M. Guallpa prepares a menu that combines impeccable flavors from the Amalfi Coast with moderately priced bistro fare. The bar serves a range of house cocktails, wines by the glass or bottle, and several varieties of homemade pastries from the north of Italy. LILO is also available to host your special events.
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19 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
(19 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 19 reviews
5 stars
(6)
4 stars
(9)
3 stars
(2)
2 stars
(1)
1 star
(1)
Food 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Service 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Ambiance 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Noise Level
2.6 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(8)
  • fit for foodies(5)
  • kid-friendly(5)
  • good for groups(4)
  • great for lunch(3)
  • notable wine list(2)
LILO Reviews List
Review 1 for LILO
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem
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Review 2 for LILO
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/10/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"An excellent choice for a large party to enjoy an early Sunday dinner. The food an the service definitely rank in the best of Rockland County."
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2012
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Review 3 for LILO
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/02/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 4 for LILO
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 3/18/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2016
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2016
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Review 5 for LILO
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Italian place with warm and cozy feel

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"The outside decor looks like a conventional, ordinary pizzeria in a suburban neighborhood ... But inside, the place is very tastefully done, and gives you a very warm and cozy feel. Food is excellent, and because the place is rather small, service is very good and waitstaff is attentive. Main entrees hover in the $20+ range, so unless you're there for pizzeria-style food only, dinner can get pricey. Lilo -- perhaps consider a "small" and "large" portion price for your main entrees. (I never tasted the main entrees ... so I don't know re quality. But the pizzas are outstanding, and the ingredients are super fresh.)"
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 6 for LILO
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 5/09/2015
 2012
Dined on 5/09/2015
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 5/09/2015
 2012
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 7 for LILO
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dining room is small but elegant and food is great

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Dined on 2/14/2015
 2006
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This place refers to itself as a Pizza AND Bistro, and we enjoyed the "Bistro" part. Even though this place seems to do a tremendous amount of takeout business, don't be fooled because they don't let the "Bistro" take a backseat to the "Pizza" part of this place. The dining area is past the takeout counter and is a world all its own, very elegant, warm and well-decorated, with a staff that takes a lot of pride in the place. It's almost like a whole separate restaurant, albeit a small one The staff is very friendly and attentive, and the menu is extensive with so many delicious choices, not to mention the extensive wine and beer list. I didn't have wine or beer though, but instead their signature Sangria, which you see in a large dispenser when you come in and is hard to resist. Also hard to resist is the dessert display they bring out at the end of your meal. Try the chocolate mousse - it's enough for two to share. The dining area is small and it will be difficult to have a conversation that you don't want others to hear, but we enjoyed the place nevertheless. I would like to go back, and hope they keep that nice balance between the takeout part and dining room part."
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 8 for LILO
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Not impressed

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We were looking for a local restaurant to take our Aunt out to dinner and keep the cost reasonable. We thought a pizza kind of restaurant would cover all interests. Two of us ordered pizza and it probably was the worst dough we have ever eaten. The Pomodoro pizza came with uncooked chunks of cheese on it which was completely un appealing and truly tasteless. I will say that our other guests who had pasta dishes were happier with their food but I personally would see no need to return. In today's restaurant world, there's so many places with fabulous and creative pizza I'd rather go. Please note though, that our spunky little server was very good and helped to make our evening reasonable. Kudos to her."
Dined on 2/12/2015
 2011
Special Features: kid-friendly
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Review 9 for LILO
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

hidden in plain sight

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"A great find for Rockland and nortern Bergen county!
Thoroughly enjoyed dinner...chef was great!
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Dined on 2/08/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 10 for LILO
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Lilo - A great Surprise

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Lilo was an unexpected surprise. You walk thru the pizza area to a small quaint dining area. Service & Food were great. The waitress was very accommodating. Would recommend to friends and want to go back to try the pizza and the famous meatballs."
Dined on 12/26/2014
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Ratings-Only Reviews for LILO
Based on the average of (9) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
4 out of 4 recommend this product
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Ambiance 
3.5 / 5
(Very Good) 3.5 / 5
Noise Level
2.8 / 3
Energetic