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Presto's Restaurant

199 Warren St, Ste B, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4447
201-433-6639
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Ranked #114 of 495 restaurants in Jersey City
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner
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English first
Jersey City, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Jersey City, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I have been to Prestos several times. I strongly recommend staying with the daily menu. The specials were not so special, but every time I stuck with the daily menu, I was more than satisfied. Very good sized portions.

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New York City, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

Presto's has decent, traditional cuisine. Our meals were good, but nothing I could not have whipped up in my own kitchen. I did get the feeling there were a lot of regulars dining, which is always a good sign. Unfortunately, I was not wowed enough to go back again. Byob was nice and made for a very affordable night. I'd... More

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usa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I have been dining at this local Italian eatery for over 15 years. The restaurant is small but quaint. The food is excellent- traditional old school italian fare. The service can be a little slow, but the food more than makes up for the delay. It is BYOB. So, come with family/friends and enjoy an authentic Italian meal.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Positives: Food is very good. BYO. Negatives: Service is slow. They don't take reservations (what's up with JC places not taking reservations), so prepare to wait. No inside place to wait, so bring your coat to stand outside for 30 to 40 minutes, dealing with smokers right outside the door.

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Dacula, Georgia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

This is an Italian Restaurant that is hit or miss. The first time we dined. I was craving spinach mushroom cannelloni with a good glass of chianti. I did not realize the restaurant is byob. The menu is set. They do not take special orders. So no spinach cannelloni or glass of chianti. The night we were there they did... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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88 reviews 88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

This a decent neighborhood restaurant that has all the ambiance of a dining room at a senior center. The small interior has no real sense of interior design--it's just tables tossed into a room with almost bare walls. The food was good. To be honest, we dined here shortly after Hurricane Sandy, so I probably should give the food another... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

We walked here from Liberty Harbor RV Park after a full day of sightseeing in NYC. The restaurant has the feel of a local neighborhood place. The food was great. We had the hot antipasto. It was very good: nice seafood variety and the red sauce was nice and thick. Spaghetti and Meatball and the Fetticino Alfredo were excellent. We... More

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Tamuning
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

We were in Jersey City last week for a conference and I was tasked with finding good Italian for our group. I jumped on Trip Advisor and up popped Prestos'. With a group of twelve I was worried whether they could handle us so I called and was told no problem. The instant we walked in the door we were... More

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Towson
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

This is our first stop with all of our guests! No one has ever had a bad meal!

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