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Il Mondo Vechio

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Main Street, Madison, NJ
+1 973-301-0024
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:45 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Union, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This place was introduced to me by a friend a few years ago. Marco (I think he is a co-owner), is always very friendly and conversational. The food is absolutely mouth watering. I was anticipating an amazing meal from the moment my wife put the phone down and made a short notice reservation this past Sunday. Normally they are booked... More 

Thank Sham01ski
Union, New Jersey, United States
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61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This was my first time here and won't be my last. They have a beautiful dinning room and another room for small parties. The staff couldn't do enough for us and always pouring our water or seeing if we needed anything. I think they get carried away with asking if we wanted more pepper on everything but the food was... More 

Thank Jim F
Saratoga Springs, New York
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

When traveling to NJ, we always make it a point to dine at Il Mondo Vechio. Been doing this since the late 90's and funny enough is that been getting the same waiter every time for many years, and he always provides great service along with the staff that supports him (bussers, water, servers, etc.) The food here is simply... More 

Thank jdhga799
Florham Park, New Jersey
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302 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I reviewed IMV in 2015 after dining in the main room -- which is very noisy and dimly lit. Based on that experience, I did not enjoy the dinner. But some friends in Madison asked to go there and I remembered to ask for the smaller room to the left. It's much less noisy and better lit. The food is... More 

Thank GPBucket
Chatham, New Jersey
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The pasta here is excellent and not too bad on the pricing. L'Allegria is also good but is a bit more spendy. Grab your favorite bottle of wine and step in and have a nice meal

Thank Charles4564
Madison, New Jersey
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I've eaten here a number of times, and never been disappointed. I have also hosted meals for 20 people, and they did a seamless job. The food never ever disappoints, and the service is top notch. I consider it old school Italian, but the food is made with love. Il Monde Vechio is similar to the experience you will find... More 

Thank progers717
Madison, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is a very intimate spot. The service is unbelievable and the Food ranks high on the charts. There is always an interesting group or Solo artist which adds that dimension which no other restaurant can give to you.

Thank Denise C
Chatham, New Jersey
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This has always been our favorite restaurant for special occasions, never mind that the hostess is snooty. She is only nice to the people she knows. I mean, it's okay for us to spend big money in a fine dining restaurant. We also dress carefully as there's a dress code. We went last week for our anniversary dinner and it... More 

Thank JennieB4
Annandale, NJ
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159 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Came here on a Saturday night 1 week before Christmas to celebrate my husband's birthday with another couple. Restaurant was VERY crowded and therefore loud, but with good reason... this restaurant is excellent. One of the best Italian restaurants I've been to in a long time. The food is superb. I can't wait I go back and try other things... More 

Thank PatriciaT917
Great Falls, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We were so excited to spend my father's 80th birthday here. We had a large party and planned for an early dinner so my parents could make it back to the Philadelphia area at a decent hour. The service was terrible. We were there for close to four hours and had to remind the staff three times that it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:45 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:45 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:45 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:45 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:45 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Madison, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Morris County  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 973-301-0024

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