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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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great for special occations..and BYOB..

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Jon M
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English first
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW 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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Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Would totally recommend trying out this restaurant. We loved everything we ordered. The staff was delightful and attended to your every need. The complimentary appetizer was to die for! So much good food, I would definitely return. BYOB.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Quite simply one of the best restaurants in Madison. It's a little on the expensive side but you get great food and good service! I would highly recommend and we will be going back!

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Florham Park, New Jersey
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This place gets it right. No, its not cheap, but its fairly priced, and its BYOB status saves a bit on wine, and let's me drink from my cellar. I always feel comfortable with all the staff, and have great confidence in the kitchen - its really the most dependable high-end "real" Italian food in the area. They have both... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We arrived really late in the evening (8:45pm on a Tuesday) and they were very welcoming, the place had great atmosphere. The food is out of this world! They start you off with a complementary small appetizer that was a lovely surprise. The entire staff was welcoming and friendly. This is a BYOB, so although not inexpensive, you save a... More 

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Middletown, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My wife and I had just moved our son into a summer place as he started an internship with a major company in the area. We were all in very casual clothing...shorts and tees and not knowing the area looked online and found "Il Mondo Vecchio". No reservation on a Saturday evening (early 5:00pm) and they couldn't of been more... More 

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Andover, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Been here a few times on business trips to NJ with colleagues, Service is outstanding and Mr. G has just the perfect personality and the right mix of humor and knowledge of the menu and food. There were 6 of us and each had something delicious off the menu. There were also plenty of specials to choose from. The desserts... More 

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Brentwood, California
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105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I had high hopes for this restaurant but was very disappointed. My meal was miserable. The waiter was a pleasant man who spoke extremely rapidly in heavily accented English. I selected one of the specials and thought I was ordering chicken with tender rice but it was "tenderized" chicken. The presentation of my meal was almost sloppy. Both the spear... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Decent though not spectacular Northern Italian cuisine. Good service, but all provided in a room with far too many tables. Barely room to walk between them without disturbing other guests. The overcrowding makes it a loud room rather than a quiet dinner. This might be OK for a celebratory dinner, but not for a couple out for a romantic evening.... More 

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?