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Porto Leggero

Harborside Financial Center - Plaza 5, Jersey City, NJ 07311
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Ranked #1 of 495 Restaurants in Jersey City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Thu 11:45 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:45 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

After having spent the day in the city, my wife and I decided to enjoy a relaxing dinner away from the crowds. We were very pleasantly surprised to find this wonderful Italian restaurant only a few minutes walk from our hotel. Not only was the food fantastic, the service impeccable, and décor attractive, but the entire restaurant radiated with personality... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

Porto Leggero is an extraordinary restaurant. From Elliot the owner/manager who ensures every patron is properly and attentively served to the knowledgeable and attentive waitstaff to the exquisite food, Porto Leggero is on par with the finest restaurants in NYC or anywhere. Since this was the night they had short ribs, my whole party opted for it on my advice.... More

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North Carolina
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134 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We made a dinner reservation at Porto Leggero and were not disappointed! I was a bit hungry, so I had the small plate of Spaghetti Amatriciana as my first course and then the braised beef short ribs as my entree. The short ribs were "to die for"; this was one of the daily specials. Needless to say, I ordered too... More

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New York City, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Attractive decor, friendly service, great wine list, and food reminiscent of Rome and Florence. the food is wonderful. We split the pear ravioli app. It was as good as many of the dish I have had in Florence. I had the short ribs; deep flavor, great sauce, tender and falling off the bone. A big portion. Wife had the Branzino.... More

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Solid italian fare, good wine list. Had the short ribs special and it was falling off the bone tender. The left side of the menu has standard italian offerings, and then the right side has their updated takes on these offerings (with no prices). We needed the waiter to explain the prices cary over from the left side of the... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Probably one of the top Italian restaurants I have eaten in the NY and the surrounding area. The menu is divided between real traditional Italian food and a signature version. I can highly recommend the slow cooked lamb and the Spaghetti Amatriciana. Close to The Hyatt on the Hudson with a pleasant walk. 10min to WTC.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have been here a few times and it is always a pleasant experience. The service was very good (a new waiter, but remembered all of the specials and there were a lot of them) and the food as always was excellent. I had the gnocchi bolognese and it was great. The wine list is very extensive, but can be... More

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Davenport, Florida
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Food and service were OK, but nothing so good as to rate 5 stars. Price for a group of 4 with 1 bottle of Italian White was $280 before tip.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I had their mushroom risotto it was delist.Service was very much on the snobbish end.Food was pricey but the service attitude kills any appetite. Wish they improve the service.

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Airmont, NY
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Food was delicious. All four of us enjoyed our meals-veal caprice, butterflied shrimp with spinach, lamb chops with mushrooms and filet of beef. The highlight of this meal was the impeccable service, rarely found anywhere else. Restaurant was definitely pricey, but nice for a special occasion.

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Additional Information about Porto Leggero

Address: Harborside Financial Center - Plaza 5, Jersey City, NJ 07311
Phone Number: 201-434-3200
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
Open Hours:
Monday 11:45 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:45 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:45 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:45 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:45 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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