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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
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 23, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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55 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Airmont, NY
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW 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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692 reviews 692 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
947 helpful votes 947 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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Senior Reviewer
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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Jersey City, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My first experience at Porto Leggero was a Travel Agent dinner on a Wednesday evening. I could not wait to bring my husband back there on a Saturday! The owner, host and waiters give you First Class Service. The food was INCREDIBLE! I have not stopped talking about Porto Leggero. My husband is a very, very, did I say very...picky... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I just returned from the best Italian meal that I have ever had (sorry Nona...) with some of my colleagues. The food was fantastic! After the antipasto and appetizers I hardly had room for my main course but found room for it anyway. Our waiter, Jason, was a star and Elliot, the owner made this a memorable experience for us... More

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The very best meal in Jersey City ever! Service excellent, Jason . Both the owner and the chef visited our table. Wine delicious, pasta fagoli soup heavenly. Mixed salad with goat cheese, yum! We both had pasta as the main course, parpadelli in cream sauce, and rigatoni with gorgonzola, words fail me. You will have a wonderful meal and a... More

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