Il Villaggio
Il Villaggio

Il Villaggio

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ilvillaggiocherryhill.com/
  • Phone: 8567951778x
  • 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 WinnerRomantic
Il Villaggio reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (44)romantic (43)neighborhood gem (41)fit for foodies (38)good for groups (28)great for outdoor dining (28)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (3)late-night find (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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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
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Must Try !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food , service and ambiance are wonderful. This time of year through the fall they have great outdoor dining space. The staff is super. Everyone truly aims to meet and exceed your needs.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner.
    AnnKathryn
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This was the first time all four of us had been there. We hate restaurants that are very noisy, and at Il Villaggio we were able to converse all evening without a problem. The waiter was unobtrusive and helpful. Every dish was wonderful, and we felt that the total bill was very reasonable. We'll definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Best Neighborhood Restaurant!
    Winendine
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This is a restaurant that we absolutely love and keep coming back to. It is simple- the food is good, the service is great, BYOB and it is in our neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definite comeback!!
    JudyO
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This was a special occasion dinner with family and friends. The food was fabulous. The service flawless. Each course was presented beautifully and tasted even better than it looked. Don't miss the fantastic find in Cherry Hill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Want to be a regular here!
    ReetVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    About a month ago we had our privated party here & everything went very well. Excellent food & wonderful service! What more can you want?? Also having one of the owners everytime we go is key. That personal touch promts us to want to go again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our new favorites....
    Kathy
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    THANK YOU, Il Villagio....Your restaurant quickly became one of our favorite spots. From the excellent food to the impeccable service and attention to detail, you have never disappointed us. We are so excited to finally have a fine dining BYOB in Cherry Hill that truly cares about the customer and the foodie experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Had a great dinner with very good service. Always enjoy going to this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Service
    RachaelC
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I took my mother here for her birthday and I could not have been more pleased. The service was incredibly professional and friendly. We had mussels as our appetizer: they were plump and perfectly cooked and the red sauce was to die for. I had the veal chop that was on special: crispy on the outside unbelievably tender on the inside and perfected seasoned. My mother loved her Veal with Mushrooms. I will definitely recommend this restaurant. Their coffee was excellent too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • chasnanVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Food was good service was good very nice spot to have dinner
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinning Experience
    mtstomach
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Good Italian place in South Jersey. Enjoyed the food. Service was outstanding. The waiter and the owner were really gracious and took pride in making our experience great. The live music on the outdoor patio was a treat. Would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok
    George66
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Obviously the people that rated this place very high do not get out all that much. I found the staff very friendly and our waiter in particular knowledgeable about the menu. The ambiance was good too. The food was just ok. Nothing we ate really stood out or was something we could rave about the next day. In my opinion, for just an average meal the prices may be too high. If you are looking for a little excitement in your food this may not be what you are looking for.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • charming
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We've eaten at this restaurant several times now. The food and the service are incredible. However this time we ate out on the patio. The first day of the season it was open. It's located behind the building so it's shielded from the traffic noise unlike so many other places. The area is quite secluded and very peaceful. I'd highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Italian
    diningoutVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    I was at this location when it was called another name. The food was excellent. They had someone playing the violin. It was a bit loud despite it not being busy at that point. Definitely will go back for seconds.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like being back in Rome ....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    "The best gnocchi this side of Rome! The ambience and food were so authentic that upon exiting one would be able to meander about an Italian piazza rather than be in Cherry Hill, NJ." Those are the words of a friend who had lived in Rome for five years. He was delighted that we had introduced him to il Villaggio on our recent visit. My husband and I have been dining at the restaurant since May 2013. Among my favorites is Veal Tre Fungi, and I must say, it was excellent before, but now it is superb! The wait staff is attentive and professional; the atmosphere is elegant, yet relaxed. T'boftë mire! Buon appetito!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buon Apetito!
    skibunny99
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    This was a last minute reservation for our anniversary and we were very happy they are open late. The service & attention was great from the moment we arrived. Our food was delicious! We will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Graduation
    ilvsnow
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    We made reservations to celebrate a graduation. Having never been there before wenhoped for the best. We wer notbdisappointed. Neverything was wonderful! The food and service exceptional! Although we live an hour away we will be back.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 74 reviews are from the Il Villaggio reviews archive.
  • disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    There we four in our group, our waiter Michael, was over the top in trying to be friendly. He shook everyone's hand which was odd and tried to be funny. The wait staff and busers seemed to lack training and were un-attentive. Our waiter couldn't answer a few simple question about the food on the menu, for example, he didn't know what Rock Shrimp were. Two of our dinners had to be returned. The manager did the right thing by taking the dinners off the bill and offered replacement dinners to take home. The manager said the pasta should have been run through one more time to make it thinner and blamed it on someone new in the kitchen. This was another example of lack of training on managements part.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed!
    sgouk
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    It is a nice place for a quiet meal. Enjoyed the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Il Villaggio made Mom happy
    Griff
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We took the whole family to Il Villaggio to celebrate Mothers Day this year and our party of nine was glad we did. The special Mothers Day menu had a great variety of selections and there was something for everyone. The food was good and our server was excellent. This Cherry Hill BYOB is a great place for large parties or a romantic dinner for two.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Be prepared to wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food at this restaurant is good but the wait time is totally unacceptable. We had a reservation for 7:30 pm and did not get seated until almost 8:30. The waiter came and told us about half the specials and didn't return right away. We overheard the waiter at the next table and realized there were other specials so we asked him to be our waiter. We did not leave the restaurant until almost 11:00. We don't mind a leisurely dinner but only if we're be served and most of the time isn't spent waiting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Il Villaggio gets better and better
    itzarobVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food justs gets better and better and never a disappointment. Seafood pasta, scallops, shrimp, mussels, very good. The mozarella special appy with eggplant-excellent. Veal dishes, very good as well as the chicken dish. 4 of us for dinner, very good service, buy night but no rush on service or to turn the table. everything was good right down to the caramel cheese cake and the chocolate souffle.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate