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Il Mondo Vechio

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Main Street, Madison, NJ
+1 973-301-0024
17:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:45 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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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
Florham Park, New Jersey, United States
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great Italian and American food with variety and a BYOB. Very pretty interior and wonderful service. Owner usually comes around to the tables to make sure you have everything you need. Reservations needed on weekends. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Annette M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We had a great birthday dinner at Il Mondo Vechio in Madison recently. The waitress and serving staff were friendly and helpful and the food was great. I ordered a seafood pasta which was generously proportioned. We were able to bring our own special blend of red wine (BYOB). The cost was a bit high, however. I think they charge... More 

Thank Christo S
Madison, New Jersey
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

You can never go wrong with a meal here -- whatever the occasion. Staff are friendly, do their jobs exceedingly well, and it's BYO! Not many restaurants at that price range allow that, but the main thing is the food is just delicious; always cooked to perfection.

Thank MLLCoach
Haworth, New Jersey
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271 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Charming décor, comprehensive menu, excellent and attentive service, excellent food, ample portions, not a cheap date, but fairly priced for the quality and ambiance it represents and a BYO which is always a plus. Expect to spent $125+/- when all is said and done. A bit noisy on a Saturday night and bring a flashlight to rad the menu.

Thank SAILSOC381
Paris, France
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

If you have been to Italy you are not surprised if the waiter suddenly starts to "interact" with your table in an excessive way and share his opinion. This has happened to us every time we eat at Il Mondo Vechio - but we keep going back because the food is quite good. What we would change is to create... More 

Thank claudiah647
Madison, New Jersey
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has been around for a very long time and it still seems to hold onto its four and five star status very pricey a wonderful place to wine and dine some would say it's a little dark so if you have anyone that has Vision issues bring a flashlight or don't bring them cuz it's very dark but... More 

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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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?