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Il Villaggio

651 State Rt 17, 07072, Carlstadt, NJ 07072
+1 201-935-7733
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“sea bass” (3 reviews)
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11:30 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options
651 State Rt 17, 07072, Carlstadt, NJ 07072
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food! Wonderful service! An excellent place to have any affair! Strongly recommend for weddings!

Thank swjustis
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm glad you loved your whole experience. It's excellent to hear that our atmosphere was just what you were looking for. I hope you'll visit us again soon! Warm wishes, Ralph, Owner

Reviewed 23 July 2017

Took my husband there last night for his birthday after reading great reviews. Had a couple of drinks at the bar before dinner. The service was excellent at the bar and dinning area. The beet salad was great but our main dishes were a complete...More

Thank Mapibra
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your veal saltimbocca and lamb chops. I can assure you that everything is made fresh, and it's disappointing we didn't give you that impression. We would have been happy to make any adjustments to your dinner in order to ensure...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017

I was here recently with friends for dinner. It is a pretty place, but the food is definitely overrated. The tuna was not smooth, nor flavorable. The cams were runny and did not go down smoothly. The ricotta cheesecake was ok at best. Service is...More

Thank newcityman
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

I think I just reached out on a different platform but I wanted to address your feedback here, too. While I'm glad you found our service to be impeccable, and that you were pleased with our setting, I'm sorry to hear if any of our...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017

Patrick and the staff at Il Villaggio i must say you guys went above and beyond my expectations! You , elona and my matrede were incredible! The food is incredible! I think we had guests rolling out of there LOL. Il Villaggio created the perfect...More

1  Thank Michelle P
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

It was an honor to work with you, Michelle, and I'm thrilled you were so pleased with Patrick's attention to details and our team's dedication at making sure your wedding ran smoothly. It's great to know you and your guests had a wonderful time, and...More

Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here several times while on business and it always satisfies. If you are going for the first time do not let the banquet hall exterior appearance discourage you. Go in turn to the right and you will be at the restaurant. Wonderful...More

Thank AJ G
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

AJ, thank you for always choosing to have a meal here when you're in the area for business. I'm so glad our restaurant has continued to impress you, and I look forward to seeing you again. Thanks, Ralph, Owner

Reviewed 14 March 2017

We have been going to Barelis in Secaucus, NJ for over 20 years (excellent food, service and decor). We thought we'd try something different...MISTAKE!!! Went to Il Villaggio with my team from work (we typically go to Barelis also) for a team building dinner. We...More

Thank Laura L
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Laura, this is really shocking, and I'm sorry if service was anything but friendly and prompt. Please know that certainly isn't up to our standards, as we're known for our caring and professional team. I trurly hope you'll reconsider giving us another try, as I'm...More

Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Went to this restaurant with two business associates this week and had a great meal. Unlike most Italian restaurants they had at least 5 special fish dishes as well as other choices that were on the menu. I am sure the red sauce meals were...More

Thank Jerry L
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

It's great to know that you and your business associates all enjoyed your meals, Jerry, and that the sea bass was such a highlight for you. What's more, it's great to know that you'll be back again -- that means a lot. Until then! Ralph,...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have the pleasure of eating at this establishment for Lunch and Dinner. I have eaten there for business and not for business. This restaurant is noted for the food and wines. This is a place that you would take your wife, girlfriend for a...More

1  Thank William M
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

It's always a pleasure to see you here for a meal, William, and it means the world to us that you've continued to enjoy our food, wine, and our service. What's more, thanks for choosing us for all types of occasions. I look forward to...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Arrived at 7:30PM for a 7:45PM reservation for 2 people. There were at least 6-8 other parties waiting. Some waiting for over 1/2 hour. No one at front desk to check us in. Finally after about 20 minutes I went looking for someone to help....More

Thank Phil S
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

This is obviously concerning, Phil, and please know it really isn't up to our standards to have guests wait like that -- especially without anyone on the team checking in with you. While it's not an excuse, it really sounds like you caught us on...More

Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

75 people were handled flawlessly. Bartender on top of his game. Fresh, tasty well prepared hot and cold buffet. Spotless restrooms. Virtually no wait for valet parking. Zero complaints.

Thank 46582Yankee07
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Zero complaints are always what we aim for, so I'm thrilled that you enjoyed everything about that event. What's more, thank you for sharing on here! Until next time, Ralph, Owner

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24 July 2017|
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Response from Jerry L | Reviewed this property |
Full bar with great wine list
Donna M
2 October 2015|
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Response from Linda S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am sorry but everyone was either local or staying with relatives. I would call Il Villagio and ask them for suggestions. I'm sure they would be happy to help.Good luck!
Marilyn D
22 December 2014|
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Response from attoni | Reviewed this property |
Casual. Black jeans nice top/shirt. You can wear blue jeans, but I like to dress a little better just because of the atmosphere!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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 State Rt 17, 07072, Carlstadt, NJ 07072
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Carlstadt
  • Phone Number: +1 201-935-7733
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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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