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Ristorante il Porto

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7 Boardwalk, Sparta, NJ 07871-1824
+1 973-729-9901
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun 08:00 - 12:00
13:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:30
Sat 15:00 - 22:30
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Sparta, New Jersey
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't think that trashing this restaurant would do it justice as it is simply and nice convenient place when you don't need much other than sustenance. There is nothing that I can say they do well as most of the offerings are rather bland and uneventful. If you like the view, that's why you go.

Thank Marky M
Hamburg, New Jersey
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We've been there several times in the past years. Perfect place, especially in the spring or summer to enjoy the lovely view of the lake. For a romantic dinner the restaurant is way to noicy. The staff was friendly and attentive. The crabbisque was delicious, perhaps it could have used a little more spice and a touch of sherry. My... More 

Sparta, New Jersey
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Whenever I have friends from out of town visiting Sparta, I try to go here. Especially in the summer when you can sit outside. Food is consistently good. Bring your own favorite bottle of wine. Highly recommend for small groups. Can be a little pricey for larger groups.

Thank americanduchess
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193 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We had a group dinner for about 40 people. The food was very good but the noise level was too high. It took a while to get dinner for everyone as it was a four course meal with a choice of one of four entrees. We left filled up and satisfied. They were also very accomodating of the needs of... More 

Thank Nick C
New Jersey
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189 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Il Porto is dock front on the boardwalk in Sparta and the view couldnt be more beautiful, especially on a fall evening like we had. The sunset over the hills cast an ochre glow over the lake and lit the boats cruising in to the docks for dinner. We had been invited to a sweet 16 birthday dinner and so... More 

Thank PatientX
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This past weekend we had our sons rehearsal dinner here at the restaurant. We live out of state so I researched the area and visited this restaurant back in January to try it and was very pleased. Placed a deposit the same night for this weekend. Maria (I believe the owner) was so helpful with all questions answered prior to... More 

Thank Traci2013
Vernon, New Jersey
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

The outside sitting is really nice atmosphere with the view.the food is Over Price Is hit and miss depends what you Order.. The service, first it took about 20 minutes just to get someone to come to wait on us. Then they give us the menus and another 15 or 20 minutes to come to take the order...then the waiter... More 

Thank Rem2806
Sparta, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Have had inconsistent meals...some good, some not so good...but love the ambience...on the Lake Mohawk boardwalk...great view

Thank 925dalej
Sparta, New Jersey
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This restaurant will survive regardless of any review because of the wonderful location on Lake Mohawk's beautiful Boardwalk.For that reason alone it is worth visiting. However , the food is erratic .I had the risotto which was crunchy in a few places. The server could not effectively open the wine and then did not bring ice or waters when asked.... More 

1 Thank Jacki217
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Il porto has been my favorite restuarnt in Sparta for the last 8 years since moving here. I have always enjoyed it and loved the location and the food. However the last 2 times I have been here have not been good experiences. The first one we had reservations for 630, at 715 we were still not sat and were... More 

2 Thank Dawn W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 12:00
13:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
15:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Boardwalk, Sparta, NJ 07871-1824
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Sparta
  • Phone Number: +1 973-729-9901

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?