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Villa Borghese III VB3
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Ranked #41 of 624 Restaurants in Jersey City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse, Bar
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Both the PATH and the light rail are accessible to the restaurant.
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
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Flat screen tvs everywhere, bar crowded and took a long time to get served.
Not much atmosphere , didnt eat there so cant comment on food.

Thank carole h
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Reviewed 23 October 2013 via mobile

The first time we went to this place, it was late Saturday night and we were treated so well. The pasta that we ordered was not available so they recommended us another kind with the same price.We enjoyed the chicken that we ordered as well. So when we had a guest in our hotel we recommended this place but this time for delivery. The 1st girl who answered put my friend on hold for almost 10 mins, when she got back, we had to repeat the order again and waited for another 10 mins as it seemed that the other girl passed the phone to her co-worker.Then when we clarified what a "blanco" pizza was, she rudely corrected my friend and said "hello, blanco means white". It was the way she said it that got us pissed. She could have said it in a nicer tone since we still are considered their customers.We were in speaker phone so we all heard her. In the end since we were hungry we waited for the food but we don't want to call their hotline or order again.

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Thank BusyGirl1614
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Just around corner from hotel, we eat there 2 nights because of the food and great service.
Dislike is too many TVs, it's not a sports bar.

Thank normgOttawa
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Good place to grab take out pizza and if you want a place to sit down, they can accomodate a large crowd.

Thank Steve6870a
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

Stayed at Westin and came here for a quick bite more than once.
Nice staff and easy uncomplicated meals.

Thank A M
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