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Il Mondo Vechio

Main Street, Madison, NJ
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Ranked #4 of 51 restaurants in Madison
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Madison, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
18 helpful votes 18 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful meal, great atmosphere, lots of great choices. The service was great. Will definitely go again.

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Madison, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

OK, it is expensive but this is a case where you get what you pay for. I think the food is top quality, the service is excellent and the atmosphere is great. It is overall a great value. I like that it is a BYOW place. Reservations are needed on weekends. I usually go mid-week when the crowds are less... More

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warren, nj
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We recently had dinner here - the menu had many, many good choices and a good range in terms of pasta, chicken, veal . We were served a complimentary plate of cooked zucchini and bruschetta which was a lovely touch. The salads were fresh and dressed perfectly and our dinners were delicious and a large portion. The only two distractions... More

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Madison, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

ll Mondo Vecchio never disappoints. have been going for many years and everything on their menu is delicious. Great for foodies and wine lovers since it is BYOB - you can drink your favorite Brunellos and Barolos without having to pay a fortune.

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NY Metro area
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have been dining here for nearly 20 years. The food is fabulous. The service is attentive, ambience pleasant, and since it is BYOB a great value. Whether it's a Tuesday evening or a milestone birthday, you can't go wrong. Try the signature mushroom ravioli as an appetizer, shrimp, veal, lobster dishes all off the charts. NYC dining without the... More

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