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Porto Leggero

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Harborside Financial Center - Plaza 5, Jersey City, NJ 07311
201-434-3200
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11:45 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:45 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:45 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice atmospehre, good food

Italian style restauant with very good and fresh food. I took fish (Redsnapper) which was delicously cooked, few (too few) vegetables in my taste, genereous portion overall. I recommend this restaurant, even if i was a bit disappointed with the very few selection of wine by the glass.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
David P
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West Orange, New Jersey
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here with 3 other couples for NYE and had a good time but not great. It was surprisingly slow which isn't fun on NYE. Service was OK but the place is REALLY pricey and the food was only OK. Drinks are also really expensive. For the money ($240 per couple) I would have skipped this and gone somewhere... More 

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Thank BethWeber
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88 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Italian style restauant with very good and fresh food. I took fish (Redsnapper) which was delicously cooked, few (too few) vegetables in my taste, genereous portion overall. I recommend this restaurant, even if i was a bit disappointed with the very few selection of wine by the glass.

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Thank David P
New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Porto Leggero is a vey good restaurant in Jersey city with beautiful dinning room and good view. A bit expensive but the food was delicious & friendly staff!

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Thank Kylie M
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I've been to Porto Leggero twice now in a year - the welcome is consistently brilliant and the food really super tasty. Back soon for more.

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1 Thank Vincent R
Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

I am not much of a man for ridiculously fancy food, but this place offered an amazing menu with ambience in abundance. An extensive wine list made me feel like I had lost my way in a Tuscan vineyard. Great service and so accommodating, what a night

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1 Thank AussieMickel
Naples, Florida
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204 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here as it was close to our hotel and we were very happy with the service and the flavors... Started with the steamed mussels in a fra diavolo broth with wine and lots of fresh garlic while my wife had the fresh mushroom soup with truffles... Then followed with a pan-fried veal chop milanese, topped with arugula, tomatoes... More 

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1 Thank iamalpha
New Jersey
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61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Beautiful restaurant with great service and delicious food from start to finish. Excellent clams in saffron broth, outstanding duck and delicious steaks. Not to mention a host of small complementary appetizers, bread, etc. The creme brulee was the best I have had in years! Chef Angelo was nice enough to give me a tour of the kitchen. Compliments to our... More 

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2 Thank jfarmeribm
Berkeley, California
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170 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I visited this restaurant with a party of 8 people and was greatly impressed with it all: The physical surroundings, the very personal service, the small but smart wine list and the delicious food. The host for the meal was known to the maitre'd and he took great pains to ensure that we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. But I noticed that... More 

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Met friends for dinner so we shared apps and found each one better than the last. Two favorites were stuffed mushrooms and butternut squash. Dinners were served exactly what you would expect after great apps. Served within a perfect time frame. Will make this a definite stop in the future

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1 Thank LorK2014
Jersey City, New Jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I can't tell you about the food or the service at Porto Leggero. I have never eaten there. A friend of mine gave me a gift certificate (that she went to a lot of trouble to get as she lives in Brooklyn) for my birthday. I went, all ready to have a lovely time. The Hostess refused to honor the... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
11:45 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:45 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:45 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:45 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:45 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?