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Homemade Meatballs  - Del Porto Ristorante, Elizabeth, NJ

Del Porto Ristorante

4.8
4.8
110 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

7:00 PM


Booked 8 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 110 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

    Best Ambiance

  • Union

    Best Value

  • Union

    Great for brunch

  • Union

    Good for business meals

  • Union

    Innovative

  • Union

    Hot spot

  • Union

    Neighborhood gem

  • Union

    Romantic

  • Union

    Italian

110 Reviews
  1. revlousch

    Washington DC

    131 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Diana

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meatballs I have ever had! Pasta was amazing and everything we ordered was fresh and delicious. Staff was friendly and attentive. We will definitely be going back there again,

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  19. Stella

    New York City

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal - great appetizers, pasta and main dishes. Crab cake was great and came with wonderful salad. Branzino was excellent as were the sides of spinach and mashed potatoes. The wine list is limited, but very good and staff helpful in selecting. We were 3 with our 92 year old mother and staff was amazing, engaged, considerate and so warm. Del Porto is more than the the food which is worthwhile, it is the staff, who welcomes you as if to their home. Highly recommend.

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  20. NestorN

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I went to this resaraunt for Valentines Day weeked and wee were not disapointed. Very good food and atmosphere. However our waiter was a bit awkward but not in an offensive way just a lil weird. But the food and drinks we fantastic and the bill didn't break the bank. We were very satisfied and I can't wait to go back to try the rest of the menu.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. Fatherof3

    New York City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great meal at Del Porto. The house made focaccia bread and appetizers (we had the zucchini chips and calamari) were outstanding. Everyone enjoyed the dinners they ordered. Can’t wait to come back!

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  22. GregorioT

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great PlAce food and ambience were both great….will highly recommend…

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Muy bueno lo recomendaría a mis amigo y volvería en el futuro

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  24. JoanG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and the service was excellent.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been coming to this restaurant since it opened Excellent service by the waitress and manager!!!!

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  26. ETET

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a hidden gem! We were in the area touring Kean University and chose this restaurant for dinner. The waitress and wait staff were kind, friendly and attentive. Her recommendations were all amazing. The chef makes the pasta on site and everything is made from scratch. We all agreed it was some of the best food we’ve ever had. I highly recommend going here if you are in the area!!!!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great dining experience at del porto’s. staff made the best suggestions and were spot on. the ambience is inviting, staff friendly, and the eggplant lasagne is out of this world! will be coming back soon, possibly tomoro!

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  28. ChristianaC

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, Drinks & Ambiance were great! I'll def be back!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Hicimos la reserva para el día de San Valentín y estuvimos por más de 1 hora esperando la mesa y nos decían que estaban atendiendo por orden de llegada ósea que la reserva no sirvió para nada

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  30. BasimM

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Let me start by saying that , I hate to give a bad review but I must be honest. I came here for Valentine’s Day. I had a 7:30 pm reservation and was seated in a timely fashion. Once seated a waiter came by quickly and took our drink and food order. Then things got bad, we waited 37 minutes just to get our drinks!!! Our food came about 10-15 min after that. Me and my date both ordered the ribeye steak medium well. Hers came out medium rare, which we asked to take back and cook to our desire. 10 minutes later steak was brought back burned!!! A tad bit over well done!!! In the process of waiting for our food the couple sitting next to us got up to leave because they still hadn’t gotten there food order and they had 6:30 pm reservations. Once they left the couple sitting behind them left as well for the same reason!!! From what I experienced this restaurant is not yet ready to handle a holiday rush. They ruined 3 dinner dates, not including myself. If I was to give them another chance it’ll have to be on a normal weekday.

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  31. ShiraE

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience! Food was fantastic. Service was warm and friendly. Will definitely return!

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  32. FoodieNJ

    New York City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely outstanding food and service was top notch. I am so thrilled that this restaurant is in my neighborhood

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic service and excellent food. I will be returning!

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  34. MIHIR

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best italian restaurant in Usa. I loved it. Cannot wait to be back again

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  35. Francescom

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant met and exceeded expectations. Service impeccable!!

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  36. Gross

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everybody was awesome! Portions were great. Great value actually. Dave was great.

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  37. AnaV

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing- from the appetizers to the meals. The passion fruit mimosas were delicious. The service was great-very attentive waiters. Will definitely go back!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    AMAZING service, food and cocktails. Fantastic decor and vibe. Will definitely be back !!

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  39. MelissaR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This gem is 10/10!!! The food was so delicious, every dish we had was amazing. The calamari, zucchini chips, tuna tartare, meatballs, salmon, chicken parm, Chilean sea bass & steak were all awesome. And the drinks and desserts were so yummy! The service was absolutely outstanding as well. Great spot for dinner or to host a party. Such an inviting, relaxed fun vibe. The design, detail and bar were gorgeous. We are so happy to have found a spot like Del Porto. Don’t just go there, RUN!!

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  40. SaraP

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food , service top notch Everything I ordered was delicious . Calamari was my fav and lobster blk linguine to die for .

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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 110 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 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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