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Il Mondo Vechio

Main Street, Madison, NJ
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Ranked #4 of 52 restaurants in Madison
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 9, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
West Palm Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Wall Township, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I recently met with a long time friend at Il Mondo Vechio for lunch and sincerely enjoyed the food, service and reception by Marco and his fabulous service providers. To be honest, myself and a few co-workers use to frequent Il Mondo Vechio for lunch when we worked in the area and always had a delicious lunch, with excellent service... More

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Parsipppany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The food here is very good. Its a bit pricey but that's offset by BYO. The service is very good but the space is quite crowded and can be uncomfortable. The menu is stale and hasn't changed for a while and the specials are essentially always the same and therefore not really special. I would definetley recommend it but not... More

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Landing, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

One of the best wait staffs I have ever encountered. Service was crisp,timely and constant throughout the meal without any hovering .All of our choices were great to excellent! Storefront setting so you could people watch during the meal if you chose. They do allow byob and provide corking and pouring service. Very nice for those of us into our... More

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Chatham, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This restaurant is in a time warp. The food and decor both need an update! The atmosphere is old and tired, and so is the food. The service is great, the wait staff is terrific. However the hostess should retire. The only two dishes i think are worth while here is the scallop appetizer and the phillo chocolate mouse dessert.... More

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Madison, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Food is always reliably excellent here, but far too many tables for the space available, making for a very loud and crowded dinner. If that doesn't bother you, you won't find a better Italian meal in Madison. If a crowded and noisy dinner isn't your style, definitely look elsewhere.

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chatham, NJ
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We ate here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It;s funny - you travel miles to go to eat at restaurants recommended by others, and ignore those gems right under your nose. I'm glad this time we stayed close to hom - This restaurant is simply excellent. The storefront exterior looks mundane, but when you enter, you immediately notice attention to... More

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

There are many great Italian restaurants in the New York-New Jersey area and this is one of the best I've been in. Sometimes I just don't understand the negative ratings I read unless they're from competitors. I've been here twice and each time has been a marvelous dining experience. The first time I had the medallions of beef with Gorgonzola... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Second time at this BYO restaurant and second disappointment. The food is no good. We had a Carpaccio that look like a cake ans was tasteless. The Angel Hair pasta was overcooked and no good at all.The lobster plate was also tasteless. Only strong point was the service, fast and cordial. Even the bread was more German than Italian! Last... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

One of the very best Italian restaurants in which my wife and I have dined. We had been out all day and were looking for a quick, relatively inexpensive meal and not for a "night out". I had heard of "Il Mondo Vecchio" but my recollection was that it was very expensive. However, it was the closest restaurant so we... More

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