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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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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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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58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Andover, Massachusetts
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85 reviews 85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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99 reviews 99 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
34 helpful votes 34 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
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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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556 reviews 556 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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?