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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
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (36 reviews)
“meatballs” (5 reviews)
“salads” (3 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Italian, Steakhouse, Bar, Pizza
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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Reviews (102)
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11 - 20 of 94 reviews

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.

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

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

Reviewed 16 October 2016

We were staying at a hotel nearby and was looking for a bite to eat and came across VB3. Nice atmosphere , fantastic pizza and great service. I had the proscutto da parm personal pizza . It had roasted red peppers , lots of proscutto...More

Reviewed 11 August 2016

First time in the area. Looking for a pizza take out that stayed open later and VB3 was the one! Pizza was worth the wait. Plus they had one of favorite beers on tap, Allegash White! So it made the wait even better!

Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We were not dissapointed visiting this place. Service is quite good. Decent food although I have never tried pizza with potato or fried egg :)

Reviewed 27 July 2016

The meatball sandwich and Italian cold sub were quickly prepared. The meatball must have been pretty good because the kids gobbled it up before I could have any. (Do you think I should start feeding them more than once a day . . . ?)...More

Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Visiting after 2 years I have to say that their food has improved significantly! The mozzarella and tomato salad was delicious and fresh. Their pizza is also delicious. We got the pepperoni pizza and the sauce and bread was very fresh. We also ordered the...More

Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I went here on july 22nd for an after work get together for my bday and this place was unrecognizable from the last time i was here a few yrs back. I absolutely loved it! the place looks very nice for the grown and sexy....More

Reviewed 15 July 2016

Came for lunch on July 4th because my boyfriend and I were looking for a spot to eat lunch at after watching Finding Dory at the Newport Mall (no shame). VB3 was pretty much completely empty except for one table dining inside. It was probably...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Cuisine
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, 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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