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Il Mondo Vechio

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Main Street, Madison, NJ
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:45 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you have been to Italy you are not surprised if the waiter suddenly starts to "interact" with your table in an excessive way and share his opinion. This has happened to us every time we eat at Il Mondo Vechio - but we keep going back because the food is quite good. What we would change is to create... More 

Thank claudiah647
Madison, New Jersey
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has been around for a very long time and it still seems to hold onto its four and five star status very pricey a wonderful place to wine and dine some would say it's a little dark so if you have anyone that has Vision issues bring a flashlight or don't bring them cuz it's very dark but... More 

Thank Maria O
Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is amazing for a dinner for two, as well as for a party of 50! We've eaten here several times and each time is even better than the last. We hosted our son's wedding rehearsal dinner for 50 people here last week and the service and food were off the charts! All the guests commented how great the... More 

Thank Cathy Z
Madison, New Jersey
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant used to be a destination. The decor is outdated. We recently went back after 10 years and the menu is almost identical. The restaurant seems to be a stepchild to the owner who has moved onto more exciting venues in NYC. But this is where it all started, in the quaint little town where people walk to dinner.... More 

Thank PastryQueen811
Madison, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful Italian cuisine treasure. The food is excellent and the service is great. This is one of the best restaurants I have eaten in and I have traveled throughout the world. I go there often and entertain there frequently.

Thank mawalk
Morristown, New Jersey
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been to IMV more than a dozen times and should have reviewed it years ago. It never disappoints. Considering the breadth of the menu, one might think that the kitchen is stretched too thin to produce finely prepared entrees. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Whether its meat, fish or pastas, all dishes are delicious, substantial, use only... More 

Thank pauljay57
Chatham, New Jersey
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

wonderful Italian food, it is always great! I love to bring our own wine. Il Mondo never disappoints, food, service and atmosphere. be prepared though it is loud.

Thank Mollyh123
Morristown, New Jersey
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87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

I recently dined at Il Mondo Vechio after a lapse of about 15 years. It still is top notch and trumps most local Italians. I will return more frequently - - thanks for a memorable meal.

Thank pcarlnj
Butler, New Jersey
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129 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Was here today for lunch with a colleague. This is a cool little old school Italian joint in northern NJ. From the outside it doesn't look like much and you might just pass by. It's a byob but that didn't matter for us at lunch but good to know. My colleague got the veal special and I got the chicken... More 

Thank Tom H
Livingston, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Love this restaurant, been going there for years, and it's never disappointing, the best porcini mushrooms ravioli and scallops appetizers, very friendly staff

Thank marinapoki

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Madison, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Morris County  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 973-301-0024

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?