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Homemade Meatballs  - Del Porto Ristorante, Elizabeth, NJ

Del Porto Ristorante

4.8
4.8
133 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
NEW MODERN ITALIAN STYLE / HOMEMADE PASTA / FRESH SEAFOOD / STEAK HOUSE

Benvenuti! DEL PORTO is a Neighborhood Gem formally known as Manolo's which has deep ties to the community as well as featured in the Famous Sopranos series. We are also well known for our large outdoor patio area which is great for large parties and events! We hope for you to join us!

BANQUET ROOM 150 PEOPLE
PATIO / COURTYARD 150 PEOPLE
DINING ROOM 100 PEOPLE
FULL SERVICE BAR / WINE LIST

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (908) 409-8423
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Roy
  • Neighborhood
    Union
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

Experiences

  • Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for Brunch at Del Porto Ristorante from 11:30 am- 3:00 pm. We have bottomless mimosas and many great food options, all made fresh to order.
    Brunch Photo

What 133 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Union

    Best Overall

  • Union

    Best Food

  • Union

    Best Service

  • Union

    Great for brunch

  • Union

    Innovative

  • Union

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Union

    Good for special occasions

  • Union

    Italian

133 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Worked in Elizabeth for the last 10years and just found out about Del Porto. It will be my new “go to” in town. Fantastic across the board from fresh squeezed juice for the cocktails to great appetizers to a great dinner. Ate at the bar and the bartender was outstanding. Can’t wait to go back.

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  2. Lisa

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic restaurant. Cannot wait to go back. Food portions are huge. Staff is awesome. A+

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Ran out of specials by 5 PM. Long wait between course. Chosen protein was soso

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great we go on one of the busiest days of the year Mother’s Day. 1 app / water and 2 meals - $150. The wait was just to long. We had a 4:15 and sat down at 5:10 food didn’t come till a little after 6:25. But one bite made you forget the wait

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Del Porto restaurant exceeded all expectations during our Mother’s Day celebration. Despite the high capacity, the food was exceptional from start to finish. Every dish was a masterpiece, showcasing the chef's talent and dedication to perfection. Our entire party was blown away by the impeccable service and culinary delights. Our experience was made even more memorable by our exceptional server on the upstairs level. Not only was she sweet, but she also went above and beyond to ensure our dining experience was perfect. Her warmth and attentiveness made us feel truly welcome and cared for throughout the meal. We're grateful for her exceptional service, which added an extra layer of enjoyment to our already fantastic experience. Del Porto truly made our Mother's Day unforgettable, and we can't wait to return for another extraordinary dining experience!

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  6. DJSFamily

    New Jersey

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My lady and I have mixed emotions about our Mother's Day visit. Yes, the host and the waiter were very kind and quick to service our needs when needed BUT we had to wait almost 3 hours for our entrees. We were also told that in the interim we would receive a complimentary calamari dish and that never arrived. We appreciate that the food was comped but the expectations of volume should have been set in advance. Most of the customers were hungry, cranky and complaining. Just to be clear, the staff was VERY compassionate and genuinely felt bad for us. Nevertheless, we were promised a future meal and experience when the location was not as busy. The food when arrived was very good but some items a bit blad, which is NOT normal for this location and maybe it was rushed to satisfied the large crowd of customers. On a regular, this location is phenomenal. I will come back well it is not as busy and look forward to a better experience :) - God bless y'all.

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  7. Fiscian

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner, sister, and I took mom here for Mother’s Day. Mom enjoyed herself very much!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall we had a great time, the food was excellent we will be back

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food and customer service. I would definitely go again.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The customer service and attention to detail, were outstanding! Stacey and David specially, made our Wedding Anniversary celebration memorable. Great food in a really warm atmosphere, in a kids friendly environment. The steak, prime burguer and penne vodka were delicious. Will come for more..need to taste other dishes. 100% recommended!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great Food. Quick Service. Very Affordable. Very Pleased.

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  12. ROBIN

    New York City

    964 reviews

    5.0

    964 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you Del Porto for a wonderful evening. Upon arriving, Cheech and Nick made us feel like family. We were seated immediately at a nice table for two. Our server, Loana, was on top of her game, making sure our food, wine and bottled water was exactly what we ordered. From the extra lemons and limes to the hot pepper seeds, all of our requests were honored. The food was exceptional. My Tuscan stew was fabulous, loaded with big lumps of crabmeat, tender calamari, large shrimp, clams and mussels. The tomato broth was light and savory, the lobster tail was a nice size as well. I truly loved the baby gem lettuce Caesar salad, it was cold, crisp and had a great garlicky dressing. We love that they now have valet service, what a convenience. BTW, the outside of the restaurant looks just beautiful.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome it’s a great Italian restaurant. Excellent service

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  14. JenniferP

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chill vibe, attentive server, incredible food options!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dinner. Carbonara and the special 1/2 chicken was delicious. We also started with the crispy eggplant and shrimp crostini. Yum. I would love to get back here and try more items. I googled restaurants near Newark Liberty airport and this was number 1. Great restaurant before flying out. I live in Delaware so if I were to fly out of here again I would definitely go back to Del Porto

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My party of 6 had a great experience at Del Porto. The staff was super nice, the service was very attentive and the food was excellent. Really enjoyed the fried burrata and zucchini flower appetizers. Everyone raved about their entrees from the eggplant lasagna to the flank steak to cappelini with crab and the bolognese. All delicious and well prepared. Will definitely be back. Only a few minutes from the Goethals too.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there to celebrate a birthday. The food was Devine and the servers were very attentive. They took great care of our party. The drinks were so satisfying and tailored to our requests. The desserts, especially the chocolate filled churros, were a perfect end to a lovely afternoon. Also, highly recommend the pancakes from the brunch menu. Best pancakes I’ve ever had!

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  18. DavidK

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is a diamond in the rough. Very friendly servers & staff. Would definitely ho back when traveling in the area again.

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  19. Maria

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic dinning experience! We will definitely be back!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Half roasted chicken special was delicious! Servings are huge!!! Always a treat to eat in this restaurant! Everyone is always so polite and responsive. Go! Enjoy!

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  21. revlousch

    Washington DC

    131 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had Sunday lunch here with a dear friend. It was our first time at this establishment, and we were not disappointed. From the moment the valet Alejandro parked our car, to the warm ambience, to the top-notch service provided by David, to the generous portions of absolutely delicious food, to the great bottle of Montepulciano, to the decadent desserts, we had a wonderful experience that just continued to get better and better as the meal progressed. My wife and I remarked several times that if we lived closer to this area, we would be eating here constantly! Highly recommended!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great. O love this place, beautiful and the waitress d

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What can I say? Amazing food, service and staff !!! From Eli and his wife to our server Valentina they did amazing job! Just happen to see Del Porto and decided to give it a try. So glad we did as we will be back definitely! They are so friendly and sociable with customers. I am not one to write reviews but just had to on this place and will go back. See you soon!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the service is always top notch.

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  25. SheriBRinaldo

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From start to finish absolutely PERFECT!!!! The food was DELICIOUS!! The staff incredibly impressed by their attentiveness and hospitality!

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  26. AnneliseS

    New Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing as were the staff. So accommodating and welcoming. It was a bit noisy because it was a Saturday night and very busy so it pays to make reservations like we did in advance. The valet parking was a bonus and Alessandro was our first experience with the place and his friendliness set the tone for our excellent dinner. Make sure to tip him and the waitstaff they all really are exceptional. Thank you Maria as well as all the other folks who made us feel so welcome.

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  27. chuckie

    New York City

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    True NJ setting. In the port. Classic Italian food. Great bar with innovative cocktails. Room was decorated nicely. Very fresh. Busy Wednesday evening in a downpour. We had the eggplant appetizer. Authentic! The fish was fresh and the chicken parm with rigatoni was spot on and huge. Enough for two meals. The collection of servers were attentive and pleasant, as was the owner who made sure to stop by a few times during our meal to chat. For dessert, we had the classic cheesecake and tiramisu. Do not miss dessert! We'll definitely be back.

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  28. Chris

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went on Easter with the family and the service and food as always is magnificent. My father and I had the hanger steak and it was perfection.

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  29. Michele

    New Jersey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had no idea that Del Porto even existed, until a friend told me that it’s a must visit, and I am so glad that I did from start to finish. Everything was excellent from the appetizers. We had the fried calamari to the Fried Buratta, The cocktails were on point, main course. I had the eggplant lasagna that was to die for my husband had the Bronzino, which he loved the other couple had The cappellini and king crab and he had the chicken Parmesan and the dessert. Don’t even get me started. It was just an amazing night all around.!!!!

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  30. Mark

    New York City

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an outstanding experience. Delightful staff, huge portions, top-shelf quality. I had the calamari, the caesar salad and the Veal chop parmigiana. You simply must come here.

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  31. RedSonya

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the best restaurants I have ever experienced. Every member of the staff was superb and made us feel right at home. Every dish we had was phenomenal! Absolutely wonderful evening!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a wonderful dining experience. Food was fantastic, will definitely go back.

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  33. JudyV

    Caribbean

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere great food and all the staff was amazing very friendly and our waitress Elizabeth was a sweetheart

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New Jersey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience all together, food was great spicy penne pasta with shrimp was really good! Steak great and drinks were affordable too

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  35. AndrewP

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time. Surprised very nice experience would go back

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to Del Porto with the family (group of 8) and had a wonderful experience. From the moment we walked in we were greeted by friendly faces. Our waiter Eli was amazing. He helped with recommendations for food and drinks. We had the fried burrata, the calamari and the crab cake for appetizers and loved everything. The fried calamari was to die for. The main dishes were all very tasty. No complaints at all from anyone in our group. I had the spinach and ricotta ravioli and it was perfection. I will definitely be coming back and already recommended it to my family. Thank you Del Porto for making my mom’s birthday extra special with your delicious food and great hospitality.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really good and fresh. Had the best waiter Henry made the experience even better and the food was great down to the fresh bread they gave us.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous experience, I will return and recommend to others

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  39. JoeL

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and so fresh. Really delicious. The service was amazing. We are going back soon:)

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, chic vibes, and outstanding service. Staff really took care of us. This place is a hidden gem. We’ll definitely be back!

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FAQs

Del Porto Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 409-8423.

Del Porto Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 133 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Del Porto Ristorante

91 Elizabeth Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07206

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Union
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Roy
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine
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