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Main Street, Madison, NJ
Sunday
Closed
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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: Reservations
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Visitor rating
  • 31
    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
Most recent review
Not good - not bad

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2014
Georg S
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Madison, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Reservations
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Madison, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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

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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463 reviews 463 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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316 reviews 316 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 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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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?