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Rita and Joe's Italian Resturant

142 Broadway, Jersey City, NJ 07306-6431
+1 201-451-3606
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“chicken parm” (3 reviews)
“masala” (2 reviews)
“pizza” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
142 Broadway, Jersey City, NJ 07306-6431
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were at Rita and Joe's for a banquet. The food was fabulous, and the servers were attentive. Some food highlights: garlic bread, stuffed eggplant, sausage and rabe, and their signature cookies.

Thank Katiebird1
Isabel P, Owner at Rita and Joe's Italian Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Katie, thanks for coming by! I'm so happy you loved our garlic bread, the stuffed eggplant, and our signature cookies. I hope that means you'll be back again soon! Until then, Isabel, Owner

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We attended our uncle's 97th birthday celebration here and were really pleased with how well the staff handled the occasion. They were pleasant unobtrusive and available when needed. The food was delicious and there was plenty. They kept everything full and fresh. Additionally there was...More

Thank rwar407
Isabel P, Owner at Rita and Joe's Italian Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

I can't tell you how much of an honor it was to host your uncle's birthday celebration! Thank you for writing this review and letting me know how well our staff performed. I hope we get the opportunity to serve you and your family again...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

I visited at lunch time during the week. Had the Veal Parm which was really good. Pretty busy but we were seated quickly. Great red sauce, nice people and a classic setting, very affordable. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Rob M
Isabel P, Owner at Rita and Joe's Italian Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for having lunch with us, Rob! It sounds like our veal parm really hit the spot. I hope you'll come back and try something new with us soon! Sincerely, Isabel, Owner

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Love this place. Old school Italian atmosphere. We sat outside on their patio. Great atmosphere inside and out. The flowers are beautiful outside and lighting makes it very special and quaint. One of the highlights besides the good food was the friendliness of staff, mainly...More

Thank Betsy A
Isabel P, Owner at Rita and Joe's Italian Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

We love you right back, Betsy! I'll be sure to let Chris read this review so he can see how much you appreciate him. We're already looking forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Isabel, Owner

Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Been a patron of Rita and Joe's for many years. You can count on them for consistently good home style cooking. The lunch buffet is popular among locals and a great value.

Thank David S M
Isabel P, Owner at Rita and Joe's Italian Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

I sincerely thank you for all your support over the years, David! That really means a lot to me. I hope we can continue serving you for many years to come! All the best, Isabel, Owner

Reviewed 7 January 2017

I have eaten here for lunch a couple of times as I work with a bunch of cops that grew up in Jersey City. My wife and I recently bought a car (because you don't really need one in JC) so we have decided to...More

Thank logan_whitehead
Isabel P, Owner at Rita and Joe's Italian Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2017

I'm glad you and your wife were finally able to try us out, Logan! Thanks for making the trip in your new car to see us. I'm grateful that both your cheese ravioli and your wife's butternut squash ravioli were tasty, and I know we...More

Reviewed 8 December 2016

Excellent experience, great food, attentive and knowledgeable wait staff, easy parking and very fair prices. The bartender made terrific drinks. Went for the buffet, came back a few days later with friends for lunch. Everyone loved it!More

Thank Gerard C
Isabel P, Owner at Rita and Joe's Italian Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2016

Thank you for coming back to see us, Gerard! I'm so honored that you felt we were worth the return visit, and I appreciate you trying out our buffet and lunch options. I hope you'll dine with us again very soon! All the best, Isabel,...More

Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stopped in on a Sunday evening to find venue about 25% full. We were seated quickly. Three of the four meals came out quickly and simultaneously, one order, the pizza, arrived about 5 minutes later. The veal Parm and veal Milanese were very good. Rita...More

Thank TommyRo
Isabel P, Owner at Rita and Joe's Italian Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

I appreciate you spending your Sunday evening with us! Thanks for trying out two of our veal dishes and our pizza. We hope to see you again next time you're around our place! Sincerely, Isabel, Owner

Reviewed 29 September 2016

Tried Rita & Joe's for the first time with my family and wasn't impressed at all. The service was so slow--the waiter took a long time to take our order and did not get our food until an hour later! The food was warm but...More

Thank Gailstrails
Isabel P, Owner at Rita and Joe's Italian Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

I'm surprised to hear your dishes took so long to make it to your table -- we're usually very prompt about taking orders and bringing them to you. If that wasn't the case on your family's visit, I do apologize, and I hope you'll give...More

Reviewed 23 July 2016

Went here with my family a couple of days ago. We had a large group. It took the food forever to come out. Some people had their food quicker. I was finished with my food by the time my aunt got her food. That was...More

Thank Brie V
Isabel P, Owner at Rita and Joe's Italian Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2016

I'm very sorry we kept your family waiting, Brie. I know that must've been disappointing. We're usually very good about bringing large orders out in a timely manner. I'm not sure what went wrong this time but I appreciate your understanding and patience, despite the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 142 Broadway, Jersey City, NJ 07306-6431
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
  • Phone Number: +1 201-451-3606
Description
Rita & Joe's is an upscale Italian restaurant in Jersey City offering delicious, authentic Italian meals in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
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