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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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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
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  • 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 food and service

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Andrew S
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English first
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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5 reviews
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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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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103 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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Additional Information about Il Mondo Vechio

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

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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?