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Porto Leggero

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Harborside Financial Center - Plaza 5, Jersey City, NJ 07311
+1 201-434-3200
11:45 am - 10:00 pm
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently dined here with a group of 10 including 2 children. The wait staff was very accommodating and friendly; the atmosphere quiet and elegant. Appetizers included pumpkin risotto and squash ravioli-both were delicious, probably the best I've ever tasted. We enjoyed various main dishes-fillet mignon which "Melted in my mouth" and the short ribs which were full of flavor.... More 

Thank Caron M
University Park, Florida
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Outstanding wine, calamari was superb and swordfish exceeded expectations. The service was outstanding, don't miss this restaurant for business dining and special occasions

Thank sib715
Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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87 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

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 September 29, 2016 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 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 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 

Thank PerfectIslands
Oslo, Norway
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 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
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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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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
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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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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 

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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
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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: +1 201-434-3200

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