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Il Mondo Vechio

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Main Street, Madison, NJ
973-301-0024
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:45 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food is good

I love BYOB places as their food has to be good enough to keep them going as they are not making crazy profits off the booze. This place is a good example. I've never had a bad meal here and this visit was no exception. They do good Italian food well and expect a huge specials list (which is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
simoncC9250CK
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Columbia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our waiter was very nice and gave great descriptions of the dishes. His descriptions were way off, sauces were not light and tasty but heavy and tasteless, my wife had a dish that included shell fish that was overcooked, the pasta was less than average and was not worth half of what they charged for it. I would never go... More 

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Thank Irvin K
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

I've been to this restaurant in the past so I was quite excited to learn we had reservations for my birthday. You can't go wrong with anything on this menu. As s matter of fact if you don't see it in the menu.. No worries ask if the chef make it for you. Great ambiance and people. We enjoy this... More 

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Thank Sussi707
New York
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

I love BYOB places as their food has to be good enough to keep them going as they are not making crazy profits off the booze. This place is a good example. I've never had a bad meal here and this visit was no exception. They do good Italian food well and expect a huge specials list (which is worth... More 

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Thank simoncC9250CK
New York City, New York
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We were a party of eight so I admit that things may be a little slow but 4.5 hours from sitting down to finishing our deserts is too long. It took them 20 minutes just to bring us the menus and another 30 minutes to take our orders. Don't get me wrong: every waiter was very friendly and attentive but... More 

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Thank Christian H
Florham Park, New Jersey
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244 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

When you call for a reservation, it would be great if they asked if you want noise or quiet. The main room is so noisy that it was often uncomfortable to have a conversation. And the room was so dark that not only were patrons using their cell phone flashlights to read the menu -- they were also using them... More 

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Thank GPBucket
Morristown, New Jersey
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I will go to Il Mondo any time I have the chance. Great BYOB with amazing food. Love, love, love this restaurant! Make sure you make a restaurant regardless of the day!

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Thank saramac161
new jersey
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

My friend and i were there for a nice day when she spotted the restaurant and suggested to have lunch , we stopped in and we were sited right away . The waiter was there with the menu and explain the specials of the day . The waiter explained that this restaurant is supported by the locals and this is... More 

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Thank richardb621
Fort Myers, Florida
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

We found Il Mondo Vecchio through a local publication and it was like discovering a treasure. We had no idea the treat we were in for. We were seated at once and bread and water appeared almost instantly. It is a BYOB establishment and our server had our wine poured as we received our menues. Il Mondo has one of... More 

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Thank Judith Z
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

We've been going back to Il Mondo Vechio for many years...we just went for a special occasion and true to form it didn't disappoint...They are so attentive and the special touches like the two complementary "amuse bouche.." (free stuff before you eat) - one was focaccia with caramelized unions ant the other was a small plate of parmesan/fried zucchini &... More 

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Thank Jon M
Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
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81 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

A storefront restaurant in Madison that has a very professional and attentive staff that cater to your needs. The food is well prepared and they are accommodating to changes on the menu. While somewhat expensive it is a BYO so you can enjoy your favorite wine at a reasonable price.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street, Madison, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Morris County  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 973-301-0024

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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