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Presto's Restaurant

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199 Warren St, Ste B, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4447
201-433-6639
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great local Italian restaurant.

I used to come 3 times a week in 2005-2008. It was my go to neighborhood restaurant. Great staff. Great food. Friendly owner. Great prices. Tiny but very cozy feel. I had moved away and returned to JC and was disappointed in the change of staff and food. I am not sure if next generation... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 8, 2015
Elizabeth B
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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Paranaque, Philippines
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came to eat our last dinner for the year. My son and his wife love this place and now we know why. The mussels appetizer alone with their bread is enough reason to return. It's a small place; very cozy. My husband had the lobster tail with filet mignon. I had the veal piccata. My daughters had scampi. My... More 

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Thank MelRomillo
Jersey City, New Jersey
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I used to come 3 times a week in 2005-2008. It was my go to neighborhood restaurant. Great staff. Great food. Friendly owner. Great prices. Tiny but very cozy feel. I had moved away and returned to JC and was disappointed in the change of staff and food. I am not sure if next generation is managing the restaurant or... More 

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Thank Elizabeth B
Oakhurst, New Jersey
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We had spent the day at Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty and were looking for a nearby restaurant and were very pleased to find Presto's in downtown Jersey City. Its a great location, fabulous Italian food, good service and the waiter was knowledgeable about the specials and very friendly and helpful. This was an all around great find!... More 

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Thank Gail F
New Jersey
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133 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Food was excellent but the wait was close to an hour.I EXPECTED THAT -We went on Sat 3/21 without a reservation @7:30 pm. The Chicken Piccata was out of this world ($18.95).All 4 of us were more than satisified with our meals.And it`s a BYOB!!! If your in the area give it a try-IT`S WORTH IT!

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1 Thank TomQuinlan19
Piscataway, New Jersey
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Went to Prestos this past weekend on the recommendation of a friend. It's a BYO and very small---reservations definitely needed! Prices are reasonable too. Food was excellent as was dessert. Our waiter was great and didn't hesitate to help fill us in on everything. Spoke with a few others who were dining and they say it's one of the best... More 

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Thank JK207
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

I like to judge pasta by the plain spaghetti with marinara. It really shows when the sauce is light yet tasteful. The food here is very plain Italian food that tastes amazing. The mozzarella and tomatoes is the best. BYOB as well. A gem in JC.

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Thank Billy K
New Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Four of us had dinner at this restaurant. My companions had raved about the muscles in the marinara sauce.I have to admit they were very good and the quantity of them was excellent. Two of our group had chicken stuffed with asiago. I had eggplant Parmesan as it is always a good baseline meal at any Italian restaurant. I have... More 

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1 Thank Fred M
Orlando, Florida
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

This is a good solid family owned Italian joint in Jersey City. BYOB makes it very affordable. Love this place. Very standard menu and great music!

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Thank John L
Newark, New Jersey
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a local spot where the food never disappoints. The food is delicious, generous portions and cooked to order. The service is slow but very friendly. It is a byob which makes it more affordable.

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Thank Babci_13
Jersey City, New Jersey
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

What happened? In 2012, food was better than average, service was slow, but friendly. The past couple times I have been, food was average at best. My wife could make The dishes as well as the kitchen. Service is still slow and not as friendly. BYOB is nice, but there is too much competition to be disappointed here again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 199 Warren St, Ste B, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4447
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
  • Phone Number: 201-433-6639

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?