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Il Mondo Vechio

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Main Street, Madison, NJ
+1 973-301-0024
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:45 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Chatham, New Jersey
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has always been our favorite restaurant for special occasions, never mind that the hostess is snooty. She is only nice to the people she knows. I mean, it's okay for us to spend big money in a fine dining restaurant. We also dress carefully as there's a dress code. We went last week for our anniversary dinner and it... More 

Thank JennieB4
Annandale, NJ
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153 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a Saturday night 1 week before Christmas to celebrate my husband's birthday with another couple. Restaurant was VERY crowded and therefore loud, but with good reason... this restaurant is excellent. One of the best Italian restaurants I've been to in a long time. The food is superb. I can't wait I go back and try other things... More 

Thank Patricia T
Great Falls, Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were so excited to spend my father's 80th birthday here. We had a large party and planned for an early dinner so my parents could make it back to the Philadelphia area at a decent hour. The service was terrible. We were there for close to four hours and had to remind the staff three times that it was... More 

Thank jendeck
New York City, New York
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

My cousins and I wanted to meet at a good place for a holiday dinner. We have been to this establishment before, and it was our first choice. Setting was warm with a mansion feel without being overly pretentious. Starting off with a nice Sicilian red, next up was the bread. Below are my findings. Starter: The Carpaccio was lean... More 

Thank Russell R
Easton, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We had a party of six relatively early on a December Saturday night. Place was packed, noisy and a nice vibe. Food was quite good At some point in the evening, after most everyone had coffee we were asked if we needed anything else because they had a long line of people waiting. So i give them credit for being... More 

Thank Cranham67
new jersey
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

In the same vain of Il Mulino[ the mill ] in NYC you are treated like Royalty and given so many samples that you might think it's a pre set menu. NOT. Plates of roasted veggies ,wedges of romano cheese,, breads with fried onions, thinly sliced dried sausage, and more all come while you look at the menu PACE YOURSELF.... More 

Thank tinksr324
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The restaurant was packed, and the atmosphere was great... our service was pleasant, and energetic, but VERY slow... food was fine... not interesting... none of it was hot... some of it was actually COLD... We waited 40 minutes for service in between courses, and our deserts were a disaster. After we asked for desert twice, it arrived... melted. We had... More 

Thank Tracy C
Morristown, New Jersey
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We haven't been to Il Mondo Vechio in quite a while but when we wanted a place to celebrate a large family event, luckily we remembered it! The management was easy to work with in planning the celebration and when the day arrived we couldn't be any more pleased. The service was very attentive and the menu selection was very... More 

Thank Phelman-Kech
Montclair, New Jersey
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170 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Our first visit last night and overall the experience was great. The hostess was rude when we arrived because we were 10 minutes early but I came to understand why quickly. It's a fairly small venue and the tables are packed in closely! On a Saturday night they are fully booked and there's very little space inside to wait. The... More 

Thank Amy R
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We had been here 4-5 yrs ago and it was so noisy and didn't honor reservations so stopped coming--last nite was excellent--service was top notch from entire wait staff--we had striped bass special, pasta Bolognese, baked salmon and veal marsala---little items sent by chef before meal give this a completely different atmosphere--all 4 in party said we should come back!

Thank troutner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:45 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:45 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:45 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:45 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:45 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Madison, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Morris County  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 973-301-0024

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