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Main Street, Madison, NJ
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5:00 pm - 10:30 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

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    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 place for lunch

I met a friend for lunch and was not dissapointed. I had a grilled flounder for lunch and the chocolate filo desert. Both were delicious. The service was excellent. The decor is a throwback to an old parlor. It did get a little loud as more people were seated.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2014
Ramadama
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NJ
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Good for:
  • Reservations
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55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been dining at this spot for 20 years but it is always a special date with a friend or relative . It's BYOB so food prices are on the higher side though worth every last penny ! Rigatoni Zingara from the menu as well as Porcini mushroom ravioli are amongst my favorites, but the salmon, shrimp, and all... More 

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Madison, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This very popular place was very crowdy which didn't harm the atmosphere. The whole team was nevertheless very friendly and attentive. Food was average and way too expensive for a medium and rather tasteless dish. Scalops and creme brulee were very tasty while fish and lamp had a very sweet sauce with mediocre meat. Given the high price this restaurant... More 

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Madison, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Not only is this an exceptional restaurant for a nice dinner but we had a private event here and the food and service were of top quality.

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Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We dined here with several friends from the area and had a wonderful experience. The hostess, took good care of us. It was a lovely setting and felt very familial (yet elegant). We had a wide assortment of food and everything was good. Although the place was packed, we were able to have conversations (there were 6 of us). Note... More 

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Madison
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Since moving to Madison, we have dined here three times and will not return. I do not understand what others like about it.

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NJ
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160 restaurant reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

I met a friend for lunch and was not dissapointed. I had a grilled flounder for lunch and the chocolate filo desert. Both were delicious. The service was excellent. The decor is a throwback to an old parlor. It did get a little loud as more people were seated.

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New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Our favorite restaurant to visit with couples. Food superb, reasonably priced and best of all, BYOB.

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Old Bridge, NJ
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Recently enjoyed a great meal at Il Mondo Vecchio. There were 6 of us on a Saturday so we made a reservation which is recommended. The place has a great vibe and wonderful, attentive service. The menu is interesting and extensive and they have several specials. You start with various types of bread and then a nice amuse bouche of... More 

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Weston, Florida
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359 reviews 359 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

We've been going to Il Mondo Vecchio for a very long time (25+ years!) and still feel it's getting better with time, the food is exceptional- plainly said they really know how to cook, beautifully presented and plentiful. Service is very professional and the ambiance is reminiscent of a large homey parlor in Tuscany, not NJ. Add to that this... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Have been here many times over the years. The food is always very good. The atmosphere is good and so is the service. Portions are large and there are many fine choices. The best restaurant in Madison.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street, Madison, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Morris County  >  Madison

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?