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Rita and Joe's Italian Resturant

142 Broadway, Jersey City, NJ 07306-6431
+1 201-451-3606
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“chicken parm” (3 reviews)
“potatoes” (2 reviews)
“pizza” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
142 Broadway, Jersey City, NJ 07306-6431
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1 - 10 of 45 reviews

Reviewed 7 January 2017

I have eaten here for lunch a couple of times as I work with a bunch of cops that grew up in Jersey City. My wife and I recently bought a car (because you don't really need one in JC) so we have decided to...More

Thank logan_whitehead
Isabel P, Owner at Rita and Joe's Italian Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2017

I'm glad you and your wife were finally able to try us out, Logan! Thanks for making the trip in your new car to see us. I'm grateful that both your cheese ravioli and your wife's butternut squash ravioli were tasty, and I know we...More

Reviewed 8 December 2016

Excellent experience, great food, attentive and knowledgeable wait staff, easy parking and very fair prices. The bartender made terrific drinks. Went for the buffet, came back a few days later with friends for lunch. Everyone loved it!More

Thank Gerard C
Isabel P, Owner at Rita and Joe's Italian Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2016

Thank you for coming back to see us, Gerard! I'm so honored that you felt we were worth the return visit, and I appreciate you trying out our buffet and lunch options. I hope you'll dine with us again very soon! All the best, Isabel,...More

Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stopped in on a Sunday evening to find venue about 25% full. We were seated quickly. Three of the four meals came out quickly and simultaneously, one order, the pizza, arrived about 5 minutes later. The veal Parm and veal Milanese were very good. Rita...More

Thank TommyRo
Isabel P, Owner at Rita and Joe's Italian Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016

I appreciate you spending your Sunday evening with us! Thanks for trying out two of our veal dishes and our pizza. We hope to see you again next time you're around our place! Sincerely, Isabel, Owner

Reviewed 29 September 2016

Tried Rita & Joe's for the first time with my family and wasn't impressed at all. The service was so slow--the waiter took a long time to take our order and did not get our food until an hour later! The food was warm but...More

Thank Gailstrails
Isabel P, Owner at Rita and Joe's Italian Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

I'm surprised to hear your dishes took so long to make it to your table -- we're usually very prompt about taking orders and bringing them to you. If that wasn't the case on your family's visit, I do apologize, and I hope you'll give...More

Reviewed 22 July 2016

Went here with my family a couple of days ago. We had a large group. It took the food forever to come out. Some people had their food quicker. I was finished with my food by the time my aunt got her food. That was...More

Thank Brie V
Isabel P, Owner at Rita and Joe's Italian Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2016

I'm very sorry we kept your family waiting, Brie. I know that must've been disappointing. We're usually very good about bringing large orders out in a timely manner. I'm not sure what went wrong this time but I appreciate your understanding and patience, despite the...More

Reviewed 28 May 2016

Stumbled on this place while waiting to check in at our hotel. Decided to stop in for lunch. Surprised by the very beautiful flowers adorning the parking lot - someone has taken a lot of care. Aside from the nice entrance, we went in and...More

Thank David S
Isabel P, Owner at Rita and Joe's Italian Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2016

I'm so happy you noticed our flowers, David. That just made me smile -- we've certainly worked hard on them! But, it's even more exciting to hear that we succeeded in showing you what we're all about: A comfortable, local restaurant with authentic food. Thank...More

Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

The buffet is good and a good value The means of keeping it hot could be improved upon and the waiters could be more friendly. A little cramped for space but I will go again.More

Thank ejoshua123
Isabel P, Owner at Rita and Joe's Italian Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2016

I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us! Thank you for taking the time to leave this thoughtful feedback. I'll look into what we can do to make sure that all of the buffet food is nice and hot at all...More

Reviewed 3 May 2016

I have been going to Rita and Joe's for many years and have encouraged others to do the same. I've always found the food and service to be excellent. However, I recently went there on a Sunday afternoon with a group of about 17 people....More

1  Thank cinemaretro
Isabel P, Owner at Rita and Joe's Italian Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2016

I'm sorry to hear that you were less impressed than usual this time! I want to assure you that the restaurant is still in the family, and our team is still committed to the exact same standards of excellence that we always have been. Everyone...More

Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Had my mom 75th birthday catered there for over 50 people. Food was amazing. The two waiters assigned to us were so attentive and polite. The manager, Nelson, super professional. On point. Very accommodating. The decor of the room is very nice and welcoming with...More

Thank noway01
Isabel P, Owner at Rita and Joe's Italian Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2016

It was such a pleasure to be a part of your mom's special day! Thank you so much for trusting us to throw her the party she deserves. I couldn't be happier to hear that the food was a hit, our team was professional, and...More

Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

I was looking for a place to eat on a Wednesday night before a meeting. I got this recommendation from a friend who called it a Jersey City classic. Awesome food both traditional items and some avante guard things. Something for every price point. I'll...More

Thank LauraBC29
Isabel P, Owner at Rita and Joe's Italian Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2016

I couldn't be happier that you took your friend's advice and came to give us a try! It sounds like our menu impressed you and our food lived up to those expectations. That's exactly what we're going for! Can't wait to have you back for...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:45
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:45
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:45
Thursday
11:30 - 21:45
Friday
11:30 - 22:45
Saturday
11:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 142 Broadway, Jersey City, NJ 07306-6431
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
  • Phone Number: +1 201-451-3606
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Description
Rita & Joe's is an upscale Italian restaurant in Jersey City offering delicious, authentic Italian meals in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
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