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“Wow!”
Review of Porto Leggero

Porto Leggero
Ranked #11 of 600 Restaurants in Jersey City
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Red Bank, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Wow!”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

The very best meal in Jersey City ever! Service excellent, Jason . Both the owner and the chef visited our table. Wine delicious, pasta fagoli soup heavenly. Mixed salad with goat cheese, yum! We both had pasta as the main course, parpadelli in cream sauce, and rigatoni with gorgonzola, words fail me. You will have a wonderful meal and a great time!

  • Visited December 2013
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Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Christmas Eve 2013”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Thank you for a wonderful dinner. We were an Airlines Crew - 12 people, different ages, different dishes, separate checks and general confusion - common whenever we go out ! But this restaurant did not only serve a very good meal, at a value-for-money price. They also managed the rest with in a good mood and with a smile. Thank you - we will be back !!

  • Visited December 2013
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
Level 6 Contributor
252 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“One of the Best Italian Meals I've Ever Had”
Reviewed December 24, 2013

An absolutely superb Italian restaurant in Jersey City. Been to Italy many times and of course one eats superbly there. This was at that level. Many cuts above your usual US Italian restaurants. Elegant, refined, welcoming, lovely atmosphere, excellent service. Superb wine list. Calamari were superb: not oily, tender, asked for spicy marinara and they brought me two: regular and spicy.Penne arrabiata outstanding, bread hot and crisp, appetizer given before the meal (Tapanade, salami) wonderful. Colleagues meals equally superb (ravioli special of the day). A delight. Been here several times over the years and it maintains its quality and freshness. Go!

  • Visited December 2013
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nj
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“NY quality and taste in NJ!! Must go!!”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Don't waste your time at another Italian restaurant! This is THE place. The food is consistently delicious. You can do half portions. So trying a few dishes is easy. The drinks are great. Service with a smile, for sure.

Try the burrata salad, penne arribata, butternut squash ravioli and the truffled ravioli! TO DIE FOR!

Angelo (chef) has the hands of an angel!! Mama mia!!

  • Visited October 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect and then some”
Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I visit NYC about 3 times a year always staying in Jersey City a short PATH ride away from Manhattan. Restaurants here are very good in general. This restaurant deserves its #1 ranking because in addition to delicious food, a creative and/or traditional menu, impeccable, yet friendly service, a good wine list, it is very reasonably priced. A standout alone but to rise to the top among so many choices...
Looking forward to our return visit already.

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