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Presto's Restaurant

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199 Warren St, Ste B, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4447
201-433-6639
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 9
    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
Most recent review
Great no frills pasta

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
Billy K
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York City, New York
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

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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New Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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Orlando, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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Newark, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Jersey City, New Jersey
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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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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99 reviews 99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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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: Romance, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?