• Dozzino Owner to Open Restaurant ‘Corto’ in Jersey City

    If you love Dozzino in Hoboken, then you’re going to be excited for some foodie updates {especially if you live in or frequent Jersey City Heights}. Marc Magliozzi of Dozzino is opening a restaurant in Jersey City Heights that will be called Corto. This new Italian eatery in the Heights will have a simple {yet delicious} menu that they affectionately refer to as “poor kitchen of Italy”-style eats, where the food is simple, fresh, reasonably-priced, and of course, homemade with local ingredients. We got a peek inside the new spot, Corto, {located at 507 Palisade Avenue in Jersey City Heights} that is set to open this month — check it out, below:

    The New Space

    Corto boasts a total old-school Italian feel with exposed brick, a wide-open kitchen, and once the cooking starts happening, you’ll transport to Italy {or your Italian grandmother’s house}. Believe it or not, before Corta took over, the space was home to a bodega. The owners and partners Drew Buzzio {of Salumeria Biellesse, Biricchino}, Marc Magliozzi {of Dozzino}, and Peter Fontana made it over with a simple-yet-elevated interior.

    All of the tables and chairs in the restaurant are wood, made locally just for Corto by Waded Collective. There is seating for about 30 people including one communal table and a large table specifically for big groups.

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    ^^ Spacious, yet intimate

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    ^^ Close-up of the handmade wood tables and chairs 

    As for outdoor seating, similar to Dozzino’s in Hoboken, they’re converting the entire backyard in the back to outdoor dining seating. Stay tuned, but fingers crossed it happens sooner rather than later!

    READ: The Best Outdoor Dining Spots in Hoboken

    The kitchen is wide open for all customers to see, so if you sit at the bar, prepare for the ultimate dining experience {as the chefs will apparently be cooking on the counter right in front of you}.

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    ^^ We already declare the bar the most sought-after seats in the house

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    ^^ Three long benches that can seat about 2-3 people each at the bar. Not your typical bar seating, a lot comfier

    The Food

    Corto’s menu is going to be similar to a home-cooked meal experience — and definitely meant to be shared. This does not mean family-style, moreso a simple menu including food that most likely the entire table will want to share. “Cucina povera”, meaning poor kitchen; in effect: easy, uncomplicated dishes that don’t require a ton of ingredients and additives.

    All dishes will be made from fresh, local ingredients and all the pasta will be made from scratch daily, with recipes that have been passed down for generations— and if you’ve ever had homemade pasta, you know what a difference it makes.

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    ^^ Pizza from Dozzino in Hoboken

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    ^^ Dozzino Hoboken’s outdoor patio — hopefully Corto’s backyard will look like this soon!

    See More: The Best Hoboken Pizza Spots {According to Your Cravings}

    The Opening

    Corto is set to open this month, in just a few weeks. We will surely update you when we get the official word, but be sure to follow @corto_jc on Instagram for updates. Oh and in case you’re wondering, it’s BYOB. #SCORE.

    Have you been to Dozzino in Hoboken? Are you excited for their expansion to Jersey City as Corto?

    Share with us in the comments!


    Written by:

    Briana, a born and raised Hoboken girl, has a strong passion for the town she knows and loves so much. She’s seen many changes and embraces both the old and new aspects of Hoboken. When she’s not working at Hoboken Girl as an Editorial/Marketing Assistant, she’s most likely in her pjs shopping online, eating her way through the Mile Square with her fellow foodie fiancé, or planning her next cruise or Disney vacation — but even more important is her love for cats (she has 3).


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