VB3

3.8
87 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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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 87 people are saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.6
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3.9
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3.2
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vipTK719
New York Area
173 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
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service. Good food

JS
vipJordanS
New York Area
7 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.

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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
13 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
138 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....

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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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vipSaltyseniorita
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
361 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
vipjustme
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
3 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
1 review
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
84 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.

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

Excellent waitstaff!

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vipClaudia
New England
30 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Although the food was authentic italian, phenomenal, the ambiance was very bad. There was a client by the bar who was drunk and was very loud and cursing and screaming all the time and the bartender and employees screamed and cursed along with him and the manager did not do anything about it until and called him and said it was not acceptable. They slowed down for a couple of minutes and then it came back to the same situation. I complemented the chef but I am not going back to eat at VB3

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vipOut2dinner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We had two different pastas which were both bad - one was way too oily with truffles and the other vodka sauce was tasteless. The only good thing was the meatballs. The service was subpar as they delivered our salad when they delivered our patas. We returned the salad as we didn't want to eat it with our pasta. The server never came over to apologize for the error. The music is loud, so unless you are going for a bar scene this place is not good for dinner ambiance. I would go here for a drink and meatballs. The meatballs are the reason they even got even a one star, otherwise one of the worst dinner experiences we have had in a long time.

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DoryS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My post birthday celebration.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience2

More of a bar scene than a sit down restaurant. Good food, good value, but won't go back unless I'm looking for a happy hour

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Tony
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2016
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We were looking for a chill, half way decent and affordable Italian restaurant and came across VB3. Our waiter was very attentive but he should have known their wines better. The food was edible but that is about it. Barely Italian, they should just say that they serve various forms of noodles with jar-tomato sauce on top. I will not return unless I just want a drink at their faux-swanky bar.

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 87 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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