Il Villaggio
Il Villaggio

Il Villaggio

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ilvillaggiocherryhill.com/
  • Phone: (856) 795-1778
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm

    Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: McPhelin Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Il Villaggio
Our team provides a comfortable, old-world atmosphere with an emphasis on quality and style, with special attention to preferences. Il Villaggio also has customized menu options and private rooms.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Il Villaggio reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (47)good for groups (41)romantic (37)fit for foodies (36)neighborhood gem (33)great for outdoor dining (17)great for lunch (10)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (5)great for brunch (4)hot spot (4)scenic view (2)notable wine list (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • 5 stars
    MaryJ
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    this was by far the best restaurant I have ever been to in my entire life. Having had dinner at the greatest finest restaurants around the world nothing compares to the food and the service in this restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THEBARONVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    GREAT AS ALWAYS!! LOVED THE VEAL AND SALMON. SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will surely come again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    This was my first visit to Il Villagio and I was very impressed. The food was amazing and the service was great. I was visiting for a business lunch and it was the perfect location for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place if you don't mind waiting!
    Susan
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We had a reservation but waited a LONG time in spite of it. Tables were VERY close together. Food was delicious. Service once we were seated was excellent....the problem was getting seated.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and service was excellent.
    GaryD
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    My wife and I truly enjoyed our experience at Il Villaggio. The dining room is just like being in Italy. The staff were great and the food was superior. We highly recommend this restaurant for those seeking outstanding food in an authetic Italian atmosphere. I can't wait for my next visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful and delicious
    AndreaLeeVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Couldn't believe they had been open 3 yrs. and I hadn't been there. First impression is the true tuscan atmosphere. You ciould be in Italy. It was empty at lunch time but the service was top notch as we sat near the beautiful fireplace. The menu selections as well as the mind blowing specials were over the top. The food lived up to the description and beyond. Can't wait to go back for dinner. Best of all it's BYOB. It should be noted that they have accommodations for private parties and a lovely terrace for dinning al fresco weather permitting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot
    Foodieblog
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Our first time there to celebrate our 3 year anniversary! The server was a professional from start to finish. He recommended food for me when I could not decide. He paid much attention to detail. I would like to go back and get him again. The food was cooked perfect and came out in the perfect intervals. We did not feel rushed at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Too crowded, too noisy, too hurried, too chaotic. Maybe it was just an unusual evening for what was previously a true delight.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and service were very good.
    Abuelaalegre
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised by the professional service and the atmosphere including the crackling fireplace. The food was delicious and fresh. The fact that it is a BYOB adds to the desire to return often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely meal
    JoyceNJ
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    With good friends and good food what could make our night better? Nothing! Food was wonderful. No one rushed us. Service was fabulous. All and all a really nice restaurant. Looking forward to going back. PS the only reason I used 4 stars for ambiance was because we were very warm in the "old waiting room" section of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PatrVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Had a lovely meal with friends Daturday night. Service and food r cellant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • IMPECCABLE SERVICE!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food was amazing as always, but what seems to impress me the most is the service. The staff is so professional and make every effort to make sure you feel welcome, comfortable and well taken care of. From the minute you sit down until you leave, they are on top of everything in a very timely matter. You never find yourself waiting for a water refill, to put in a food order or even just to have them follow up and make sure everything is okay. They are fantastic. And yes, the food is consistently delicious! Love it here and will definitely be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I have been to Il Villagio several times, and the food never disappoints! Our waiter was attentive but not intrusive. Tonight there was a large party in another room which raised the noise level. Usually it is quite quiet. We were offered a wonderful after dinner drink as a thank you for tolerating the party noise (which really was not that bad). Excellent, fresh and creative food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Evening
    BrunhildeVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Hopefully our last experience was an exception and not a new trend. The kitchen was beyond slow despite the fact that their were very few patrons at the time we placed our order. Portions were very small. My husband's duck was VERY over cooked (in addition to it being a very small portion). The remainder of the food was very unappetizing. It will be awhile before we return. Hopefully the next experience will be better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience!
    LBILadyVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Regular menu is nicely diversified and executed well. The specials on offer were really interesting and very tasty! Short rib special melted in your mouth and the homemade gnocchi was especially notable. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JJSCHVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    A true gem and one of the finest restaurants in South Jersey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very disappointed!
    AMDRG
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Went for dinner with a group of 5. I was very excited due to others reviews and the atmosphere of the restaurant. The wait staff was very friendly. The Shrimp bisque came out with two tiny shrimp floating on top. It took over an hour for the entrees. I looked around, no one seemed to have food. When the food came out, we were told that the wait was due to the whole wheat cappellini taking longer than expected to cook. This was my entree, it was overcooked. I didn't realize until I came home that they forgot the asparagus. Others at the table complained about pasta also being over cooked. We walked out of the restaurant silent and disappointed. In conclusion, I wanted to love it, but sadly was disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Babe
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Second time here and was another great meal! We ttok a friend from out of town and he also loved the dinner. Server was lovely , polite and did not rush us. Bread is amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • CometVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Great food and outstanding service always. We eat here regularly and it never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alfresco
    brandusgee
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Dining outdoors is definitely the way to go at Il Villaggio. Great atmosphere, nicely kept grounds, and patio heat lanterns make for a very pleasant dinner. While the inside of the restaurant is very nice and equipped for large groups, it also is a bit crowded and the noise level is significantly greater. The gnocchi adriatico and lamb shank were delicious as was the chocolate souffle. The staff was very courteous if maybe a tad slow on the beverage refills.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Babe
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great food and service, Too full for dessert I would highly recommend. Casual dining no need to dress.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful evening
    BMMBAM
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Went with another couple. Andi was our waiter and couldn't have been better. Second time there and the food was delicious. From salmon to pasta to gauchapo to mozzarella with fresh tomatoes. The shrimp bisque soup got rave reviews. Alwasy leave satisfied but never so stuffed that you are uncomfortable (we have all been there with that feeling). Can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • okay
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Was disappointed in food after all I heard just so so food was bland
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had the private Dining room
    DissapointingDishVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Had a wonderful lunch. Sensational service. Food fantastic. Never knew this place was a chain .. NY..& Northern . N.J. It was a tad eerie to have an entire restaurant to ourselves. No other people other than the waiter. As we walked in, 2 men walked out that had eaten before us. That was it. No other people in the entire very large restaurant A beautiful place..w/several rooms Think the waiter was glad for company, he practically had lunch w/us Kept apologizing for lack of people Said it is a bad week, last hurrah at the shore & the holiday weekend coming up. I hope this place makes it..it was about the best meal I had in awhile. Had lobster ravioli..my friend had veal in brown sauce & raved
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great BYOB
    MidgeVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    One of the best upscale Italian places that is BYOB. Outside option was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaraunt week or main menu
    StephenVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was our second visit to Il Villaggio and this time was even better than the first! My fiancée had wanted a chicken dish prepared with veal instead and the chef readily complied and did an excellent job! I ordered from the Restaurant Week Menu and the crab cake appetizer, we shared, was excellent and flavorful. The braised lamb shank over orzo was tender and succulent and the Chocolate Soufflé was deemed, "amazing", by my other half (a true chocaholic)! Service was great and we ate outdoors on their enclosed patio and the night could not have been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dina
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Really nice place - good food, good service, good ambiance. The creme brulee was the best creme brulee I've ever tasted!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than the last place
    2ndTimer
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Went to this spot when ran by previous owners, this was soooo much better. Everyone enjoyed their meals and would go back again. They are very accommodating and will adjust their menu however you request.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant
    Lois
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    There were four of us in our party. Two of us had the Bronzino filet, one had filet and one had the veal shank. All good. Would return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian Gem
    food4thought
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My husband and I have been to this restaurant four times, however our last experience was not good; so when I said let's go to Il Villaggio for dinner he was reluctant to return. I however think that anyone can have an off night and since each time before was good I wanted to give it another shot. It was just as good as the first couple of times we dined there. We had a great waiter this time. He was very attentive. Both of our meals were excellent. Will definitely be going back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 52 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 100 reviews are from the Il Villaggio reviews archive.
  • great food ambiance and service
    thanks
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Everything was great. This is a BYOB which helps keeps the tab down. Although food was reasonably priced and worth every cent. Creme brulé cheesecake was fabulous. We dined on the patio. It was very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Italian Food
    WifeofjeffVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Wow! So glad we got over our "this used to be Nonna's" hang up about this restaurant and tried Il Vilaggio recently. Excellent service, wonderful food. We were there for Farm to Fork week and every one of our 4 courses was wonderful. How can you beat a BYOB with stellar service, wonderful food preparations, and lots of menu variety to choose from? We will be back very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • doinkerVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Lovely atmosphere especially on Wednesday night when there is music. The food is very good, the portions sizeable, and the prices reasonable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My wife and I were looking for someplace different than our usual 3 or 4 restaurants and decided to give Il Villaggio a try. It was a wonderful surprise to have such a terrific place only minutes from home. The weather was very pleasant so we chose to sit on the outdoor patio and enjoyed dinner alfresco. The staff was extremely helpful and pleasant, our meal arrived in due time, and the food was excellent. The limeonchello we received at the end of the meal was a very nice touch. Will definitely return...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • restaurant
    rickVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    they go out every weekend this was recommended to me from a friend little disappointing crab cocktailwas horrible they do not use jumbo lump crab meat my veal dish had no taste
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • terrace
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We have been to this restaurant several times. The food is always quite good and sometimes exceptional. The wait staff is very well trained and the service always excellent. The restaurant has an absolutely charming patio that is behind the restaurant and sheilded from the noise of the street (quite busy) the restaurant is located on. The area is quite secluded and really well appointed with flowers, grape vines and such giving it an italian feel. They frequently have a musician playing very quiet keyboards on the terrace. Just perfect for a quiet evening with one or a few.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service enjoyed our entrees.
    CJG4
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I was curious to try the restaurant, as my husband had attended many catered work related meetings here. He always raved about the food so we decided to go for my birthday. Unfortunately, our appetizer was less than appetizing! Cold sliced tomatoes with soft mozzarella cheese a snippet of basil and drizzled balsamic/olive oil appeared. It looked pretty- albeit ridiculously small for $12.00. The cold tomatoes (refrigerated??) really turned me off and it fell apart upon trying to share it-actually became an awful mess. This should not be on the menu. We both enjoyed our entrees. I prefer more casual dining so it was probably a one-time visit for us.. maybe if we hadn't ordered that appetizer I would feel differently!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not so great!
    Michele
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    First time at Il Villagio. Food was just okay and service was very annoying. Waiter did not stop interrupting us and we felt very rushed throughout dinner, even though our reservation was for 5:15 and the restaurant was empty. Overpriced for fair food.
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  • BigH
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Lunch was great. Food tops, service great and the price is right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    JBMoney
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    food and service was very good, I would recommend this restaurant to friends and family. The beet salad was outstanding
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.