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Porto Leggero

Harborside Financial Center - Plaza 5, Jersey City, NJ 07311
201-434-3200
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Ranked #2 of 507 Restaurants in Jersey City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Saint Augustine, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It doesn't matter where you go on the menu, the food is crazy good and plentiful. My personal favorites include halibut, short ribs and the veal chop. Try the pear ravioli for an appetizer or the gnocchi. The wine list is diverse and priced reasonably. The restaurant is not easy to find but lots of street parking when you arrive.... More 

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Paramus, New Jersey
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79 reviews 79 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Porto Leggero is an excellent Italian restaurant located in the financial center of Jersey City. Full bar, extensive (Very pricey) wine list with moren reasonable wines by the glass. Ample street parking in the evening & reservations are definitely necessary. Now the food, which is among the best you can get in NJ & probably NY as well. Chef/owner Angelo... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Top rate Italian food. Halibut is outstanding! Staff is very friendly & knowledgeable. #1 rated restaurant well deserved. Good variety of desserts.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We went there after a long time and were surprised to find it just as comfortable, relaxing and welcoming as we had in the past. The food is rich and can be overwhelming. The food (pasta and risotto for example) is also very busy - too full of vegetables to even get to the main ingredient. They serve a tone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

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

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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141 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 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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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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