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Porto Leggero

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Harborside Financial Center - Plaza 5, Jersey City, NJ 07311
201-434-3200
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:45 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:45 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Possibly the Best Restaurant in Jersey City

Porto Leggero offers delicious food that is presented with an artistic touch and is reasonably priced for what you receive. It has a nice ambience...alive but quiet enough to carry on a conversation. Save room for desert.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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English first
Bayonne, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

First time at Porto Leggero with 4 out of town business colleagues tonight. My expectations were high after reading all the great reviews. Our experience started off well as our waiter memorized the extensive menu and explained the menu. It was downhill from there....bruschetta was on cold bread, entree was average, waited 20 minutes for our waiter to take our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Porto Leggero offers delicious food that is presented with an artistic touch and is reasonably priced for what you receive. It has a nice ambience...alive but quiet enough to carry on a conversation. Save room for desert.

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Red Bank, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The food was incredible. Our foursome had varied dishes and each one was delicious.I had encrusted halibut with asparagus and potatoes. Two others had the incredible veal chop which I will try next time. I sampled it and it was also delicious as was the bolognese pasta dish. The decor was very inviting but the hospitality and warmth of Eliot... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

It's just so so so good. One of our neighborhood favorites and the place our parents request every time they visit. Service is outstanding and the food is so good we stuff ourselves in to a coma just to enjoy it all. We just went for the first time since we had our baby and we weren't sure if it... More 

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Moraga, California
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8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I LOVE this restaurant. I have been there four times and it is always amazing. The portions are generous and so tasteful as is the presentation. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Jersey City. You will not be disappointed.

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London, United Kingdom
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297 reviews 297 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Was over in the US visiting clients, we ate here so you know what client! - We could find no fault. Amazing food, Amazing service just simply Amazing! We found this to be the best restaurant in the this area - The staff could not be more helpful, down to earth and went out their way to help. Flawless!

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80 reviews 80 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We visited on a Saturday night. Clearly, this place does its boom business on weekday lunch. My impression was that the A-team did not work the weekends. Pricey? Yes, but I expected that and I also expected outstanding food and service. The atmosphere hype was a let-down and the 18 foot tall windows provided a view of the office building... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Was looking for a higher end establishment to celebrate my sisters engagement and Porto Leggero filled that need. Great wine selection with friendly prices, but even the house selection delivers as well. The halibut was fresh and the gnocchi cooked perfectly. Only downside I can think of is location. Located in the business section of Jersey City, it tends to... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Poerto Legero is a must if you like italian food! This must be one of the top italian restaurants in and out of Italy! The service is curtious the food is fantastic,and the vineselection is great! I cannot find any minuses! I was dreaming of their mushroom risotto, so Ijust had to return for lunch today! Again fabiloso

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toronto
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31 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Service was really amazing.food is amazing. Atmosphere is so good.one of the best Italian restaurants we have ever been to.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Harborside Financial Center - Plaza 5, Jersey City, NJ 07311
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
  • Phone Number: 201-434-3200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
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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