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Porto Leggero

Harborside Financial Center - Plaza 5, Jersey City, NJ 07311
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Ranked #2 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
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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85% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
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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735 reviews 735 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
1,000 helpful votes 1,000 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The food is very good; the setting is very beautiful; and the prices are quite reasonable for the business-oriented Jersey City waterfront. On a weeknight the restaurant was far less than half full, but service was a big problem. My evening was nearly ruined by our waiter whose accented English was very difficult to understand. What I objected to was... More

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Definitely one of the best Italian restaurants in Jersey City...if not the state. Check out their menu on their website, and try not to drool on yourself. Great wine selection also. It is going to cost you over a hundred dollars with one bottle of wine. So its a place for that special occasion if this is a little pricey... More

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Albany, Georgia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Probably one of the top Itallian restaurants we have eaten in the NY area Wine choices are good and food outstanding Close to The Hyatt on the Hudson with a pleasant walk

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We dined on Saturday evening at Porto Leggero, another great restaurant owned by Chef Cetrulo. I had the Bronzino Livornese which was fresh and delicious with just the right balance of capers and olives. My husband had the special, the roasted Alaskan king salmon which was also moist and flavorful. The prices are average for NJ and the potions, just... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

After reading all the glowing reviews, I was a bit disappointed. If we had stopped after the antipasti and primo my opinion would be much better. But the secondo seemed average. I had a chicken dish in which the chicken was slightly overcooked and was served with what looked like oversized French fries. Maybe I just ordered wrong? But should... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Recommended by the bartender at the Hyatt, this restaurant is convenient to the Rapid and has no view. Instead, it has awesome service, a great menu, a great wine list and the prices are reasonable. It is worth a trip to Jersey City for a great dinner experience.

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