Il Villaggio

4.8
183 reviews
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Welcome to Il Villaggio. For more than 34 years, as one of the most authentic restaurants in Bergen County NJ, Il Villaggio has been perfecting our traditional cuisine and service. With the freshest ingredients, we are certain to deliver one of the best meals around. Every day we offer a variety of specials, prepared perfectly by our chefs, consistent with one of the top Italian restaurants in Bergen County. With our intimate yet spacious dining area that is capable of seating 95 guests, Il Villaggio offers an extraordinary dining experience unlike any other. Dine at one of the most New Jersey Italian restaurants tonight. Dine at Il Villaggio.

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C
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Chilean sea bass is to die for. Service is impeccable.

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IN
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food and ambience.
Will definitely be back!

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TW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went with a party of 4. Food was better than I expected and the service was top notch. We all enjoyed our night out

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RM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have gone to many restaurants for our anniversary. Lately we have been very disappointed. Not this time. II Villaggio is worth the trip and every penny. The food was delicious and service the best I have had in a very long time. We were not rushed in any way for fashion.
If I could give them more than 5 stars I would. Thank you for making our special day even more special.

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CP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best restaurants in North Jersey. As always, excellent food and excellent service.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely incredible! Hands down the best Penne with vodka sauce that I have ever eaten! The stuffed artichoke was also wonderful! The service was amazing! Everyone was very friendly and went out of their way to make sure we had an amazing dining experience.

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LD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great experience! Everyone was so friendly and polite and the food was amazing! Highly recommended.

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y
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service; food was delicious! Looking forward to having dinner here again soon.

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K
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to Il Villaggio for dinner this pas Saturday to have an early celebration dinner. We got married on March 24th 2018, and had our reception at Il Villaggio which was absolutely amazing and everything we imagined and so much more. We love that we can come back every year to celebrate our wedding anniversary at such an amazing restaurant. The food was just as incredible as we remembered from our wedding. The staff were so professional and attentive. We cant wait to come back !

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PF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were celebrating a birthday, the staff was very attentive not hovering. The menu was varied and the food delicious and well presented. When dining in an upscale restaurant I expect impeccable service, and the only fault I can report was that the waiter removed plates while some were still eating.

Some people are not bothered by this, but I find it annoying. I was hesitant to say something after he strarted so I didn’t. I hope the establishment changes the policy on removing plates or at least asks before they do it.

If i dine here again I will make it know that I do not want plates removed until all diners are finished eating.

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JG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took some special customers out to dinner. They were very impressed all around. At the end of each course they raved about the food.

Once again, Il Villagio comes thru !

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PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was gust ok.
Prices were high.
Servers were very good.
Place was nice .
I Did not like vale parking.
Probably won’t go back for seconds.

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New York Area
413 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience for VD celebration. Full course dinner. Lovely ambiance. Cozy corner banquet. Beautiful restaurant...nice energy.

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KE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Over all a very nice place. The dinning room was classic with a high ceiling. Wait staff dressed in tuxedos were attentive. Food was expertly prepared and tasty.

My only negatives were, we were seated almost not in the dining room even though I made a reservation about a month in advance. The courses came out just a little to quick. However it was Valentine’s Day so I would go back again.

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GT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return . Everyone is so helpful and courteous!!! They make you feel like a king !!

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always. We have been going to Il Villaggio for over 40 years.

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LT
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday celebration!!!!

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JG
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Open Table reservation on line was 4 Stars...Food was Very Good but $$$...Service was a cross between OVER attentiveness & UNFORTUNATELY, rushed perhaps due to an early reservation at 6:00 pm on a Saturday Evening...????

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TH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always enjoy going to Il Villaggio.
The food and the service is always very good.
I would recommend the restaurant for good value.
A good place for Birthday's and other special occasions.

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AP
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at Il Villaggio for my daughter’s birthday. Food and service was outstanding.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and service. best in the meadowlands. a gem.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Il villagio is amazing

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C
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Always a special place w special meal but Saturday was just ok. Food was flat, Zappa d clams were bland artichoke had nothing and was sent back salad good, angle hair vodka was a bit dry and pastie and sole francaise just ok as could’ve been hotter. So figure just an off night. For the prices they shouldn’t get a pass but we move on as it’s a long time favorite.

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T
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A solid restaurant every time I have visited for more that 15 years, however you would like to have your fish, meat, veal chicken and pasta prepared IL Villaggio is willing to say yes.
The service is outstanding and the lounge dinning area is always booked with the the regulars, every time I come to NJ it is a must stop

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MS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

IT was good just wasn't spectacular. The prices were kind of high. The food was good. NOT great!!! VERY good atmosphere!!!!

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JG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Time & Time again they never disappoint. I have entertained clients, family dinners & Special occasions, it's always a great place.

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New York Area
413 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Elegant decor...cozy banquettes..good service. Portions are large...swordfish very good as was the shrimp fra diablo. Enoyable meal..a little pricey.

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M
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always !!!!

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OC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place with very atentive staff. Friendly and never aten more authentic Italian food before. Highly recommend!

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JS
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Il Villagio is a jewel. Definitely on the pricey side but if you are looking for a top shelf restaurant with regal decor to celebrate with class, this is the place. Menu has all the popular favorites you'd expect, nothing too fancy. Really enkoyed the Oysres Rockefeller app. Service is professional and unobtrusive.

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BD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our quarterly get-together with old friends. The food was great, the services top notch! We had a 7 o’clock reservation on a Saturday night and we sat and talked until 9:30 without being bothered. No one was waiting for our table so they were gracious with the time, very nice! I would highly recommend!

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NB
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was friendly and very attentive. Food was excellent. I would definitely go back if I travel that way again.

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JB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Villaggio is always at the top of its game. The ambiance, service, friendly wait staff, complement the finest menu and food preparation, served to perfection. Great for a romantic or memorable occasion as a couple or as a group. You can find no finer restaurant in Bergen County. I have been coming to Il Villagio for over forty years and, even though I am now retired and living down at the Jersey shore, I still make time to eat here whenever I am back "up north!" Keep up the great work, Ralph and team.

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C
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fantastic experience from the moment you walk in. Excellent drinks and service is professional. Sometimes You forget how Réal dining is supposed be. Highly recommend and no bad choice of any item either special or off the menu. Only complaint was valet did not open passenger door upon arrival.

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AE
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening!

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CF
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Used yesterday for an important business lunch. The food was definitely 5-Star, the service impeccable. Made a great impression on our customer, better than just about every New York restaurant I've ever eaten in -- and it's right here in New Jersey. You will not be disappointed!

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B
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall delicious with excellent service! My husbands chicken was a little too dry, but my salmon was perfect!

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JK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sebastian our service was over the TOP. Thanks for the menu recommendations and spot on service. Don't forget to order the Crab meat cocktail appetizer, you will not be disappointed.

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! The food and service are impeccable.
Me and my guest were both arriving from different locations (me from NYC and friend flew into Newark) and both had terrible commuting/travel delays.
they were so gracious despite our arriving late and took very good care of us.
this is a fancy, upscale restaurant that delivers a great experience.

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r
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! I had the Halibut, my husband had the special Dover sole.. both were incredible dishes.. i highly recommend if you want an amazing meal with impeccable service. High ceiling and decor is beautiful.

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