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“Superb food!! Loved it!”

Rita and Joe's Italian Resturant
Ranked #71 of 598 Restaurants in Jersey City
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Rita & Joe's is an upscale Italian restaurant in Jersey City offering delicious, authentic Italian meals in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
New Jersey
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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“Superb food!! Loved it!”
Reviewed March 29, 2010

Our friends took us to this place. It was Sunday and people kept coming. Looked like it was favorite restaurant. It is a small restaurant, not quite noticeable from outside. It has its own free parking. The ambienece is very good. Perfect place for a nice dinner!

We had Bruschetta and Fried Zucchini for starters and both the dishes were amazing. In fact, I have never eaten such nice, cheese-coated Bruschetta earlier. We ordered Baked Ziti for main course and our friends ordered Veal and Shrimp dishes. Every dish was very delicious. The portions were huge. The wine they served was very good. The dessert was also nice. Overall, we loved this place!

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English first
New Jersey
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“The place is nothing like it was back in the day.”
Reviewed March 9, 2010

When Rita & Joe's first opened up, the food was to die for. After leaving the neighborhood I was always telling friends how good the food was. Well I took a friend down & I was really embarressed and very disappointed. Food was not even good. And now theres nothing authentic about it.
Sorry guys but its true.

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Tomar, Portugal
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“Rita is still overseeing the kitchen!”
Reviewed February 24, 2010

Rita and Joe's is a great family run restaurant and Rita (in her 70's) picks out the produce, seafood, etc., and even makes the wonderful free cookies that come at the end of every meal. Stick with the seafood dishes and pastas for the best of the bunch - huge portions! Some of the specials can be busy and cover up the fresh seafood, chicken, etc.

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Bayonne, New Jersey
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117 reviews
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“A Taste of Italy in Jersey City”
Reviewed January 15, 2010

Rita and Joe's has been around as long as I can remember, and has a loyal local clientele. The restaurant is relatively small and cozy, with a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. The food is consistently good, regardless of what you order, and the service is also good. Practically any pasta dish will feature tender, homemade pasta (try Rita's raviolis, which are stuffed with shrimp, topped with more shrimp and portobello mushrooms, and served in a vodka sauce). Desserts are terrific, and priced at $4.95. Good wine selection, generally around $20-$25 per bottle. The restaurant has a small bar area, and a banquet room. Off-street parking is available next to the restaurant and also across the street. The neighborhood, by the way, used to be Jersey City's "Little Italy."

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