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Porto Leggero

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Harborside Financial Center - Plaza 5, Jersey City, NJ 07311
11:45 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:45 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:45 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here with friends and also to host a business guest - I have ordered Halibut every time and I crave for that taste. It is simply amazing - highly recommend the place.

Thank gsaurabh84
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came upon the place after a dead car battery caused us to miss our dinner reservation in Manhattan. In Jersey City for a show we came in for dinner. Sat at the bar, great martini (Gibson) to start! Lamb chops were delicious and the Nebbiolo was perfect alongside. Even treated ourselves to dessert & a Tawny port, we'd definitely go... More 

Thank rapskp
New York
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There wasn't one aspect of this dinner that wasn't perfect. Ok, there was one.....I was not given the dish that I ordered. HOWEVER, they were right on top of it immediately and remedy the issue with grace and apologies. Every morsel of food was just delicious. The maitre D' could not have be more attentive to every facet of every... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here several times, and allways been satisfied, last night was no exception. Portobello Mushrooms stuffed with Italian Sausage was just heavenly, so was the vealfilled pasta with a thick tomato reduction I had as a second serving. The staff is allways friendly. And the price is great for a restaurant of this quality

Thank Jarle R C
Nairobi, Kenya
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136 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

My family loves this place, and every time we're in the area we stop by. The place is nice, old-school Italian with a nice extensive menu. Their 'specialty' is that they have 2 sides of the menu, preparing essentially the same dish in Northern and Southern Italian style.

Thank ddiddo
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

The food, the service, the wine and the way you are treated makes Porto one of my all time favorite Jersey City restaurants! Chef's lamb chops are divine- squash flowers in season are reason alone to stop by! Great full menu of pasta, chicken, fishes and meat- deserts are excellent too! Eat there about once a week!

Thank joyb898
St. Petersburg, Florida
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186 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Three of us had dinner here recently for the first time and the experience was excellent. The greeting was quick and warm and we were taken to our table right away, although we were a bit early for our reservation. The menu is mostly northern Italian/Mediterranean with a good selection and many specials offered and the food was very good--equal... More 

Thank JohnTampaBay
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016

Went to Porto Leggero last for dinner. Spectacular! What a wine list and Elliot really knows his Italian wines. Not many places have the 2006 Bertani Amarone around here, but Porto Leggero did. And the food was phenomenal. Haven't had Italian food like that for a long time. Coupled with the service and great friends, it was a perfect evening.... More 

Thank raygogel
Medicine Hat, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

When I travel, I depend on trip advisor restaurant reviews to find good places to eat – and I haven’t been disappointed – until now. Porto Leggaro was rated as one of the best restaurant in Jersey City. It was close to my hotel and I was looking forward to a nice Italian dinner. I was very appropriately greeted and... More 

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westfield, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

I made a reservation for my husband's business dinner. I requested a table a bit off to the side and mentioned that his group was having a celebratory dinner. When he arrived with his group, they were seated at a perfect table in the corner, but with all the ambience of the restaurant before them. The service was impressive and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:45 am - 9:30 pm
11:45 am - 9:30 pm
11:45 am - 9:30 pm
11:45 am - 9:30 pm
11:45 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harborside Financial Center - Plaza 5, Jersey City, NJ 07311
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
  • Phone Number: 201-434-3200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?