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Presto's Restaurant

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199 Warren St, Ste B, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4447
+1 201-433-6639
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
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Denver, Colorado
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

ooh, boy, did this place hit my taste buds! i had the garlic loin with a side of lobster cake, and it was unbelievable! the chicken sauce really helped to wash it down. zany fun for everyone!

Thank nicolas s
Mooresville, North Carolina
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320 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Wife and I came to Town for business conference and short getaway. Stayed at Hyatt Regency and was looking for a nearby simple non glitzy Italian restaurant when we found Presto's on Trip Advisor. Glad we did. Wednesday evening; we called for reservations for 9pm which they did not accept for 2 people. Walked along the river and stopped and... More 

2 Thank MarkS719
Jersey City, New Jersey
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139 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This review is based on take-out/delivery orders fro this restaurant, I have not dined at the restaurant. So I comment only that everything we have ordered for delivery or picked-up has been very good to excellent and both times our order was promptly prepared and arrived quickly and piping hot. See below for recommended dishes

Thank Steven P
wilkes-barre, pa
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

My cousin told me this is THE place to go, and was he right!! BYOB and they let us drop our wine off an hour early to chill while we ran somewhere quick. Food was awesome, and the staff was great! I can't wait to go back to visit my cousin and go here for dinner! The place is on... More 

Thank angelofsin21
Jersey City / New York City
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We got their at 7pm Saturday night and we got a table for 4 without any problems. It got very busy at around 8pm. Medium size old establishment. It a homey - dinning room-esque feeling. The food, AMAZING! We had the chicken & shrimp pesto and it was superb, stuffed mushrooms - tasteful and eggplant parm - so good! A... More 

Thank neilfernando
Jersey City, New Jersey
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

We accidentally stumbled onto Presto's restaurant. It is a BYOB and they did not charge a corkage fee. The menu is traditional Italian fare. The service is hit and miss depending on which staff is working. The atmosphere is very casual and needs some updating. Overall for an inexpensive decent italian food this place is worth checking out. Their garlic... More 

Thank Den N
Paranaque, Philippines
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

We came to eat our last dinner for the year. My son and his wife love this place and now we know why. The mussels appetizer alone with their bread is enough reason to return. It's a small place; very cozy. My husband had the lobster tail with filet mignon. I had the veal piccata. My daughters had scampi. My... More 

Thank MelRomillo
Jersey City, New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

I used to come 3 times a week in 2005-2008. It was my go to neighborhood restaurant. Great staff. Great food. Friendly owner. Great prices. Tiny but very cozy feel. I had moved away and returned to JC and was disappointed in the change of staff and food. I am not sure if next generation is managing the restaurant or... More 

Thank Elizabeth B
Oakhurst, New Jersey
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123 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015

We had spent the day at Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty and were looking for a nearby restaurant and were very pleased to find Presto's in downtown Jersey City. Its a great location, fabulous Italian food, good service and the waiter was knowledgeable about the specials and very friendly and helpful. This was an all around great find!... More 

Thank Gail F
New Jersey
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229 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Food was excellent but the wait was close to an hour.I EXPECTED THAT -We went on Sat 3/21 without a reservation @7:30 pm. The Chicken Piccata was out of this world ($18.95).All 4 of us were more than satisified with our meals.And it`s a BYOB!!! If your in the area give it a try-IT`S WORTH IT!

1 Thank TomQuinlan19

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 Warren St, Ste B, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4447
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
  • Phone Number: +1 201-433-6639

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