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278 Central Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307-3082
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
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Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many great dishes done to perfection, but my go to is the rigatoni with vodka sauce, and I have them throw some fresh mozz on top too. They make decent drinks and the bill could get high if you start adding apps, but everything is good. They also treat you like family. It's behind a pizzeria, but don't let... More 

Thank Ray A
Level Contributor
88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We just moved to Jersey City and we super excited to discover Renatos. It's a cozy, welcoming place with authentic, delicious and creative Italian fare. We will definitely be regulars!

Thank Kim1117
Brooklyn, New York
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Have never been disappointed in this restaurant. I am so glad my cousins introduced us to this place !!! We come from Brooklyn where there are tons of good Italian restaurants and this one beats them all !! If we lived closer, we would eat here all the time!!! The salad dressing is awesome. Every dish we have tried is... More 

Thank JUDY8869
New Jersey
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97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

Italian dishes and house specialties make this establishment worthy of regular visits for your Sunday dinners. The starter choices are always made fresh, and portions are adequate. Their salad dressing is a hit and available for sale. Our table was happy with the chicken française selections; the salmon needed some salt and pepper, and the pork tenderloins were a bit... More 

Thank Rina R
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2015 via mobile

Renatos is a staple in the jersey city heights neighborhood. I have been going there several times per month for about 12 years. It is uniquely located in the back of pizza master's pizzeria. A quaint little place you can enter on Cambridge Avenue. There is parking in the back, although the lot is very cramped. It is right among... More 

Thank Pinqueen300
Edison, New Jersey
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015 via mobile

Don't be turned off by this place being in Jersey City! My wife's cousins go there a lot and we have become frequent visitors as well. The food is out of this world! Pizza place attached in the front which makes it seem like there is no restaurant in the back. Very quiet nice place. Ask for Marie the server,... More 

3 Thank Mark G
New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Started the new year off with dinner on New Year Day 2014 with my family at Renatos. Eight of us sat down to dinner around 4PM on January 1st, to a fabulous meal. Specials were great, along side the regular menu. Renatos added some wraps and panini on their bread made in the restaurant. Price range from $10.00 -$25.00 for... More 

1 Thank Weekawkenwinemaker
Hoboken, NJ
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 August 2013

The sauces are nothing special, the meatballs are hard, the sausages are blah, the bread could have been bought at any supermarket, the fish was flavorless... It really isn't good. Most peopple can make better italian food than this. In fact, this might be one of the worst italian restaurants I've visited. The only reason it isn't terrible is because... More 

Thank marullos
Jersey City, New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2013

They have a wonderful staff and a menu that will please every palate. I love their Rigatoni Vodka with shrimp. A lunchtime treat is the steak foccacia sandwich which is so big, you won't be able to finish it!

Thank scampi93
Secaucus, NJ
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108 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2013

Renato's is the restaurant behind Pizza Masters on Central Ave in Jersey City. You can access it from the pizza parlor or from the parking lot in the back. The food here is consistantly great - large portions and delicious. Daily specials are always good. Marie and Gino are 2 great waitstaff - they anticipate yor needs and you never... More 

1 Thank JKAMA

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Restaurant Details

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Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 278 Central Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307-3082
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
  • Phone Number: 201-659-2232

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