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Il Villaggio

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651 Route 17 North, 07072, Carlstadt, NJ 07072
+1 201-935-7733
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Nutley, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food accompanied by excellent service. I've been here several times and I have never been disappointed. Always great specials along with the menu. Pasta Carbonara is a must order It's not on the menu but they will make it for you with a smile.

Thank Pjs5208
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this review

It's wonderful to know that you've always enjoyed a meal with us, and we're, of course, more than happy to make that pasta carbonara for you. I'm glad that you so like it! Until next time, Ralph, Owner More 

Bartow, Florida
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103 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We kind of stumbled in to choosing this restaurant, and boy were we happy. The service was amazing. As soon as we we're seated, our server, Sebastian was there to greet us. We had a good bottle of pinot Grigio. I ordered a beet salad that had thinly sliced asparagus as a special treat addition. Then I had Chilean sea... More 

Thank Marcia D
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this review

I'm thrilled that you stumbled across our restaurant, Marcia, and that you and your husband were both so happy with Sebastian's service and your meals. What's more, saying that our sea bass was the best you've had speaks volumes, and I'm honored to hear it! I hope you'll both be by again soon! Best, Ralph, Owner More 

Northern New Jersey
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132 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is not a modern restaurant but the food is the best Italian in North Jersey. Not a value restaurant, but portions are large and everything is freshly prepared with the best ingredients. The interior is very calm and quiet and all the waiters are men and professionals. (as you see in Europe). I especially like the fish dishes and... More 

Thank 973B
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this review

The best Italian food in North Jersey? What a compliment! I don't take it lightly, and I'm glad the atmosphere and service have been nothing short of perfect, too. I hope we'll see you back before long! Until then, Ralph, Owner More 

Ridgefield Park
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

One of the worst catering halls I have ever been to. The pork chops I ordered there were like shoe leather. The staff was rude and not in a rush to get our food to the table. The valet service sideswiped my car and hid the damage when I picked up my car. Don't waste your hard earned money here.... More 

Thank 896henryt
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this review

Wow, I'm completely shocked by this, and I'm of course disappointed that there were so many issues with your visit here. We're known for our top-notch service and food, so I'm not sure what happened. While it's not an excuse, it sounds like you caught us on a very rare night off, so I do hope you'll reconsider visiting us.... More 

Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Attended a wedding here on Sept 25th...was expecting a typical "Wedding Factory" affair but was I wrong....Il Villagio is by far the best venue I have ever attended for a wedding...The decor and atmosphere are beautiful. There was a separate wedding chapel which was very tastefully done without being the least bit gaudy...There was a separate room for the cocktail... More 

Thank hikepark
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this review

This is fantastic to hear, and we're delighted that you got a chance to join us. We're certainly all about a celebration, so it's great to hear that you enjoyed everything from the facility to the food and service from Jorita -- we'll be sure to pass along your compliments. It sounds like you were able to try quite a... More 

Jackson, New Jersey
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We live in Ocean County, NJ and have friends who live in Westchester County, NY. We always meet at Il Villaggio for diner. It has 2 catering rooms and a restaurant area with bar. The place is decorated beautifully and the staff are well dressed. The food and service are excellent and they have an extensive list of daily specials.

Thank irwin34prwj
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this review

It's such a treat to know that you and your friends have always chosen to dined with us, and I'm thrilled that you've all been happy with our food and service. Thanks for sharing! Until next time, Ralph, Owner More 

Lake Shore, Minnesota
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411 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Have driven past this restaurant many times since it open. Decided to stop by. This place is beyond elegant. We sat at the bar. Ordered coctails. I had a spinach salad and osso bucco. Both were the very best I have had in years! Jerry the bartender is a nice, friendly guy. Going to go back here again over the... More 

Thank Mark A
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this review

I'm so glad that you finally decided to give us a try, Mark, and that you so enjoyed our osso bucco! What's more, it's great to know you'll be joining us for another meal this weekend -- I can't wait. Until then, Ralph, Owner More 

Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Went for a farewell party ... had the mussels for app and filet mignon before cannoli ... large portions so leftovers to take home so neohews can enjoy but will say cannoli was not as good ... will get the creme brulee next time ... always awesome there

Thank Robin D
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this review

I'm so glad you've always enjoyed a meal here, Robin, and that the mussels and filet mignon were a hit. That said, I want everything to be top-notch, so I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy the cannoli as much. However, I can't wait for you to try the creme brûlée! Until then, Ralph, Owner More 

Clifton, New Jersey
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Everything on the menu is amazing here! They even have gluten free pasta! They are very conscious of GF items. Service and ambiance are great too. Valet parking. Would highly recommend.

Thank xflutterby06x
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this review

I'm so glad that you're such a fan of our food and that you were happy with our gluten-free options. I hope that means you'll be by for another meal soon! Thanks, Ralph, Owner More 

New Jersey
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718 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This review is strictly for the restaurant. We came here for our wedding tasting and were given numerous food to try. To start they brought us stuffed mushrooms, stuffed clams, and spidini. While all the appetizers were good, none of them stood out. Next they brought us a sample of three pastas. Penne with vodka sauce, tortellini with cheese sauce... More 

1 Thank CCG1982
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this review

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your wedding tasting here, and that the staff did a great job taking care of you. What's more, knowing all three of our pasta dishes were a hit speaks volumes -- grazie mille. I hope it means we'll be seeing you both again very soon. Best, Ralph, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 651 Route 17 North, 07072, Carlstadt, NJ 07072
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Carlstadt
  • Phone Number: +1 201-935-7733
Welcome to Il Villaggio! For over 34 years, we have been perfecting our authentic Italian cuisine and providing extraordinary service to become one of the greatest Italian restaurants Bergen County has to offer. Using only the freshest ingredients, Il Villaggio delivers an authentically Italian culinary experience. We specialize in classic Northern Italian dishes, as well as a wide variety of fresh daily seafood specials. Some of our most celebrated dishes include our double-cut Veal Chop al' Aldo, Chicken Scarporiello, and Chilean Sea Bass Meuniere. Our dessert menu features homemade selections of Ricotta Cheesecake, Tiramisu, Zabaglione, and Crème Brulee. In addition to our regular menu, our experienced head chef will gladly accommodate requests for dishes of your own creation. Il Villaggio also hosts exquisite weddings, banquets, and special events. With attention to detail and the promise of old world sophistication, we bring unique beauty and elegance to every event. Our unsurpassed service, along with the quality and presentation of our food, keeps up ranked among the leading caterers in Northern New Jersey. We treat each event with the special attention it deserves for a personalized and unforgettable experience. We welcome you to our intimate, yet spacious dining area for an extraordinarily elegant dining experience unlike any other. Dine with Il Villaggio tonight for an unforgettable evening!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?