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VB3 Villa Borghese III

475 Washington Blvd, Entrance Located on 6th Street/Thomas Gangemi Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07310-2118
+1 201-420-4823
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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (38 reviews)
“meatballs” (7 reviews)
“rice balls” (2 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Italian, Pizza, Steakhouse, Bar
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
475 Washington Blvd, Entrance Located on 6th Street/Thomas Gangemi Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07310-2118
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11 - 20 of 101 reviews

Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

We picked this restaurant following reviews on trip advisor. Only a short walk from our hotel and easy to find. Wasn't expecting a sports bar but was nice and friendly and very modern. Our waitress was very friendly and welcoming. The food was lovely if...More

1  Thank PaulH575
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We enjoyed this restaurant so much that we ate here the first night of our one week visit, then returned again for our final night. We loved the Italian food--especially the Spaghetti a la Carbonara and the Mushroom Tagliatelle! So good--some of the best we've...More

1  Thank Owlman2
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The food was good but not exceptional. I would go again. It was very convenient to our hotel, The Doubletree, just around the corner. Atmosphere was averge and wait staff friendly and efficient.

1  Thank Janet G
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This dish was excellent, very tender, juicy chicken and the sauce and cheeses were very high quality. They also have a terrific italian salad with great italian dressing, very fresh greens and plenty of other veggies. Excellent service too!

1  Thank Trix M
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This review is for the take out pizza place. I travel to Newport (Jersey City) often for work and find myself in need of a quick meal...Great Italian food is a rarity in Virginia (where I am coming from)...So keep my cravings for Jersey Italian...More

1  Thank Kegotank
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Good food, good price, good portions, good staff. Visited twice went staying at the Westin next door,

1  Thank ThreeTree
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a "quick" lunch. I am the ONLY customer in the place and it took almost 5 minutes for the bartender/server to bring me water and take my drink order. When he finally comes back to bring me my drink he takes my...More

1  Thank Robin F
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Excellent food, great crowd, and huge portions. It delivers to the surrounding hotels, which is a bonus, and very quickly I might add.

1  Thank BobbyIceCubes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

My friend and I planned her birthday brunch here earlier this year. We had seen how fun it supposedly was on Instagram so we decided we would give it a shot. We rented a sprinter and everything because we were all coming from NY. We...More

1  Thank Jojo H
Reviewed 25 October 2016

When we were first moving to the east coast and staying in hotels we grew tired of high end fancy places to eat. Sometimes you just want a comfortable place with good food and down to earth people so we started looking around. That's how...More

1  Thank Chi-Town910
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Cuisine
Meals
Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:30
Friday
11:00 - 01:30
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 475 Washington Blvd, Entrance Located on 6th Street/Thomas Gangemi Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07310-2118
  • Public Transportation: Both the PATH and the light rail are accessible to the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
  • Phone Number: +1 201-420-4823
  • E-mail
Description
Chef Michael Colletti began his culinary journey at a young age growing up watching his grandparents and father, who migrated from Sicily, preparing the family recipes with home grown ingredients such as figs, cardoons and persimmons. This early influence and curiosity led him into the family business - where it all started with dough - when he studied bagel-making at his father's side and then learned the ropes at his cousins' pizzeria, Villa Borghese. The discovery of his natural palate and affinity for cooking led him to attend the Culinary Education Center in Asbury Park, NJ. Degree in hand, he soon worked alongside iconic New York chefs Sirio Maccioni of the world renowned Le Cirque, as well as Drew Nieporent and Michael Bao at Mai House. During Chef Colletti's tenure as Chef de Cuisine at Mai House, the restaurant was awarded two stars by Frank Bruni of The New York Times, and named among the Top 10 Best Restaurants in New York City by The New York Times. He spent more than two years at Mai House; during that time Chef Colletti traveled throughout Vietnam for several months to study the local food and culture, and was chosen to guest chef at the 5-Star Renaissance Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After five years in New York, he decided to join friend and celebrity chef Spike Mendelsohn in Washington D.C. At the Sunnyside Group. There he would play a vital role in the conceptualization of Chef Mendelsohn's restaurant, Good Stuff Eatery, located in Capitol Hill. With the national success of Good Stuff Eatery, Chef Colletti was invited to participate in Food Network's 2009 Food & Wine Festival "Rachel Ray Burger Bash", in both Miami and New York, where he earned back-to-back victories for his creation of the "Colletti Smokehouse Burger". Food Network then invited Chef Mendelsohn and Chef Colletti to compete in an episode of Iron Chef America, where they would "Battle Prosciutto" versus world famous Chef Michael Symon in an episode that aired in March 2010. Chef Colletti was then given responsibility for opening and overseeing operations at the second Spike Mendelsohn venture, We, The Pizza, also in Capitol Hill. We, the Pizza became an instant sensation, and within three months of opening was voted one of the "Top 50 Best Pizzerias in America" by USA TODAY
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