VB3

3.8
92 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
At Villa Borghese III, fresh ingredients like heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella and lemon leaves combine with a festive atmosphere to create the ultimate dining experience. Our restaurant, pizzeria and bar in Jersey City offers lunch, dinner, cocktails, dessert and brunch, and we put our unique stamp on a range of delicious dishes and drinks. Chef Michael Colletti creates a modern take on classic Italian family recipes, incorporating gourmet ingredients and unexpected touches into beloved favorites like baby calamari, grilled hanger steak and wild mushroom pizza. Not to mention, if you’re looking to make your next event EXTRA special, we offer on- and off-site residential and corporate catering for breakfast, lunch or dinner. There’s always something delectable cooking at our Jersey City Restaurant, Sports Bar, Lounge, and Pizzeria. Make VB3 the highlight of your day. Come for the food…stay for the party!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 92 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.8based on all time ratings
3.8
food
4.0
service
3.4
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipEater
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good service and easy to find this place. Plenty of spaced out seating . Food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I surprised my lovely partner to VB3. I must say that I was surprise my self! This was the perfect restaurant to celebrate Valentine’s Day! The entire space, music and meal was absolutely authentic! I love the spicy tomato sauce on the mussels. I’m so glad that we’ve came and I can’t wait to come back again!!

JM
JessicaM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was a really fantastic night out with my love. I do wish they had the menu that was posted on Open Table (no grilled octopus or mashed potatoes). Would have been nice to have Valentine's Day Specials too but over all it was really good.

The portions were great and it was quite lovely outside. I love that it was next to a parking garage as I hate parking.

AC
AnaC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing though it took a bit of time. We had the space all to ourselves (due to snow and COVID). Try the beet salad and truffle fries.

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Tazbubbles
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was not overtly crowded. We felt comfortable while dinning in. I had fettuccine Alfredo with shrimps was delicious.

TK
vipTK719
New York Area
280 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was in Jersey City and looking for a place to have an early dinner - VB3 turned out to be the perfect choice. I started with the beet salad - which was fresh and delicious. I then had the homemade lobster ravioli. It was the best lobster ravioli that I've ever eaten. (The tomato cream sauce was out of this world.) I finished with the chocolate cake, which was excellent. The service was outstanding and the prices extremely reasonable. I will definitely go back the next time I'm in the area.

DS
DavidS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service. Good food

JS
vipJordanS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was fine and they did a nice job on cleaning. Decent back up option if other places are crowded.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The Drinks and pizza were great! But service was slow probably due to lack of staff (our server was both bartender and waitress) and we sent back the chicken Marsala, the sauce was thin and milky. They were nice enough to replace it and the pizza came out was delicious

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I drove in from manhattan because it said “in door dining” to get there and find out they were closed and they were rude about it. Don’t take reservations if you’re closed!

AF
vipAFrye
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

VB3, like many restaurants in NJ, are restricted to outdoor seating as of this review. Located next to a roadway and close to the Hoboken - Jersey City trolly, it can be noisy at times especially when the trolly passes by. Heavy metal music blaring also doesn't help ambience.

As with other places open for outdoor seating, the staff level is constrained due to decreased revenue. While there was an extensive wait for our food, the staff was accommodating and pleasant throughout. The food was the biggest surprise serving up large portions and good quality Italian favorites. Note not all items promoted online are currently available. Hopefully this will change once indoor seating is allowed.

JC
JonathanC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Food was below average with above average. Octopus tastes like dry grilled chicken.

VT
vipVTBlue
New England
142 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We were stuck looking for someplace later in the evening and came upon VB3 in Open Table. The reviews I read were, frankly, a lot better than the experience we had. While it was not awful, it did not live up to the levels of some of the reviews. The ambiance was as forgettable as the food. Skip it.

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scotfood
West Lothian
63 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We booked this online before leaving the UK as the reviews had appeared good. However,we had failed to factor in that the Christmas party season was in full swing.
On arrival, an office party had effectively taken over halfthe bar and the noise levels were incredible !
The hostess initially tried to seat us at a table literally adjacent to the party group, despite there being several other options. We were reseated with no quibbles.
The food and service were impecable thereafter and decently priced for New Jersey. Would definately try a return visit but would choose our dates more carefully

AK
AndreasK
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

cold food, a waiter who was not really interested, why go again?

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall experience was great but wish the lunch menu would offer more options

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Modern decor and casual sporty atmosphere. Good cuisine. Good value for money. Great cocktails! I will dine there in future....

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly and attentive service (Thanks Star!!) and free valet parking.....what more can one ask for!!

MJ
vipMahJ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! My only complain is I lost almost 7 years of deliciousness; first time. Not my last. BEST RICE BALLS (vegetarian) in Jersey City after Nonnas! 😋💚♾

NJ
NJFoodLover
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We celebrated a bachelorette party dinner there. Food was great and drinks were strong! They brought out a dessert tray and sparkler to congratulate the bride! We appreciated the extra mile!

KS
vipKSHFoodie
Denver
157 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was delicious. We enjoyed everything we ate (kids fettuccine Alfredo, mussels, caprese, shrimp oreganata, fries) and you wouldn’t expect that from a sports bar.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Not a place for a business dinner. Good place for drinks.

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Saltyseniorita
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great experience. Food was great and we received great service. It’s a low key relaxed environment. Cocktails were also good, especially the white cosmo!

JR
JRPEsq
Orlando
25 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Superb service, excellent bbq wings, white pizza was tasty and just the right size, made well done just as we asked. It was Sunday afternoon so many TVs had football and the volume was a little bit loud making table conversation a little bit hard. Fried calamari was well done just like we like it and when we ran out of dipping sauce, the waiter brought us more. However, they do charge you for each soda you drink. NO FREE REFILLS !!

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vipAiredale
New York Area
370 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Great spot for happy hour and great food for takeout. Eating there at lunch reminds you that you're sitting in a loud bar at noon and it's pretty much empty. Will continue to go, just not a lunch spot.

j
justme
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Been here a few times - very good for lunch. Service was a bit slow on this visit.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the Bianco pizza that Star recommended.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Goooooood good

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall1food3service4ambience3

Place was dead on a saturday night. Not sure what this place is going for...a sports bar, a lounge, a fancy restaurant, the identity is unclear which makes it awkward.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Girls weekend! Food and service was good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe!

SM
SriramM
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I ordered fetucinni alfredo, the food was ok, but it was too oily.

The price, I would say - normal.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The staffs were terrible. I never use there.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service and Food was great, however the parking validation process is a headache. Other than that overall I will return again in the future.

DO
DavianO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Best chicken Parm! Seating on the “couch” side was not good, as soon as you sat down you sank into the cushions. So we moved to the other side of the table to sit on the regular chairs.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mr risque was great!! He made sure being visitors to the area that we knew about the choices at the restaurant and around town. The food was sooo amazing. Very authentic Italian with a twist. As a chef myself I was very pleased with the food coming from this chic little bar/pizzeria/restaurant.

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vipAveragejoe
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall5food3service5ambience2

The service was outstanding. Our server was extremely helpful both navigating the menu and picking a wine. Considering the fact that the place doubles as a sports bar, the food was great. Would definitely come back

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice restaurant for being located in a bar! The food was great.

B
vipBlue
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent waitstaff!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from VB3 using the Order Online button. VB3 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 420-4823.

VB3 is rated 3.8 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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