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About L'Allegria

L'allegria, conceived by brothers Saverio and Giovanni Allocca in 1984, experienced a meteoric rise to stardom. It has maintained its lofty status due to the Allocca's dedication to optimum quality. The fashionable ristorante, with the casual feel of al fresco dining in a Mediterranean courtyard, features proficient, unpretentious European-style service, an award-winning wine cellar and a New York City trained kitchen staff. The delicate blend of exquisite renditions of authentic cuisine and wines from Italy's diverse regions, coupled with L'allegria's charming ambiance, create the quintessential Italian dining experience. As a result, L'allegria consistently wins the acclaim of restaurant critics and the applause of diners.

7-11 Prospect Street
Madison, NJ 07940
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
**Lunch & Dinner service is from 12pm to 10pm

**Lunch menu will be served until 3pm

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 377-6808

Website:
http://www.lallegria.com/

Entertainment:
Thursdays, Friday and Saturdays enjoy live piano from 7:00pm to close.

Parking Details:
Private lot located behind the restaurant.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 5:30PM

Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 5:30PM

Private Dining

L'Allegria offers private dining options for groups of 12 to 70. Whether a celebratory dinner with family and friends, or a business luncheon among colleagues, L'Allegria can accommodate all your needs. Contact us for further information.

L'Allegria Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Business Meals (7)
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Neighborhood Gem (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Authentic (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Good for a Date (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Cozy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Live Music (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Casual (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We went out for my husbands birthday. The food was excellent but my fish portion was small. The service was slow for an empty restaurant. It was a 1000 points promotion for that evening. It was a problem to receive my points due to incompatible computers Eventually I received it,

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Old-school continental cuisine restaurant. Professional, personable,courteous wait staff can’t compensate for the mediocre food at premium prices. We won’t be going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Nice atmosphere, live piano music, menu is rich and there are lot of daily specials. You can have also pizza if you don't find anything else to eat.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Really enjoyed. Thought food was delish and service was great. Will def be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great restaurant all around. Food was delicious. Wouldn't change a thing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was awesome! Service was great and our Sarah our server was delightful!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Never disappoints! Service, food, ambiance were excellent! Made dinner with friends a great evening!

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great consistent staple in north jersey and a really nice atmosphere

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was very good and they had a large menu. It was a bit loud, but the restaurant was almost full. The service was fine, but very slow.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Never a bad time or food - very good service, reasonable and nice and quiet. Perfect.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very good food and service.
Always a nice experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

With our theater production ending almost an hour before our reservation time at L'Allegria, we were accommodated immediately, served promptly and presented with the restaurant's typically exquisite menu. We have been dinning here for over 20 years as occasional patrons but treated as if we were regular guests. They do not miss a single step in providing ad elegant dinning experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 28, 2017

While the food was very good, the service was poor. During the lunch hour there was a very small crowd and we had to wait for our waiter too many times . The restaurant did not appear to be that busy for lunch hour, yet the waiter service took an inordinate amount of time.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Good food, good service, good advice from waiter, all in all a good evening. Wait staff seemed stretched a little thin, but handled it well.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We were looking for a quiet and romantic dinner because it was date night for my husband and me. We loved the elegant ambiance including the piano player. We were able to relax and talk and not be disturbed by loud diners around us. The food was excellent starting with the bread through dessert! Don't miss the tiramisu.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Lunch was delicious, and they were very accommodating with our needs.
Our server, Alana was awesome!!

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 (Poconos)·Dined on September 15, 2017

always high-quality food with fresh ingredients, with lots of options. classic Italian, good to great service, solid value. We've gone many times, but never on Friday and it was the most crowded I've ever seen (I only saw 1 open table as we left). Nice live piano music. I almost always get the specials as there's something good each time.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Outstanding restaurant, service and food was great . I'll will be back soon

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

This is our go to restaurant & it never disappoints. Food, service, seating, wine list never disappoints.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

I was brought up if you can not say anything nice do not say anything at all.... that is all I am going to say.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Have dined here many times always enjoying the experience and the food. This last time, we were a little disappointed with the service and dinner, as well as the specials offered. We were also very annoyed when told we had to put appetizer and dinner order in at the same time. We were beyond starving, but couldn't decide on the entrees we wanted. With that, it ruined what could have been a beautiful dinner. At that point, we really didn't enjoy the food. Left a "sour" taste for us. Not sure how quick I will rush back, unfortunately.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

One of our favorite Italian restaurants where the food is authentic and consistantly great. Love the great pianist playing in the bar too. Only wish is that they would update the bar and restaurant decor (80's) so that the surroundings would match the great food.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Waiter was on point with describing all the dishes. Never had a empty glass. Entree's were cooked to perfection. Will be going back soon

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Great place to eat high quality food. The service was excellent! The decor was a little outdated, but that added a little 70-80's charm. The food was top notch.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

I brought with me four friends because I had dined at L'Allegria before and the experience was wonderful. We all enjoyed the appetizers and our meals. The service was excellent.
We all be back soon and bring more friends with us.

Thank you

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 24, 2017

The food was great the waiters were extremely attentive made it feel like a very special night

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

first time dining there, enjoyed the food, drinks, service and the ambience

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 5, 2017

An overall fabulous meal! There was no negative at all! Three of our party found the duck
superlative (and these are people who have eaten the bird in other countries). They raved about the crisp skin and lack of grease. The osso bucco and lamb shank were likewise praised as far from the ordinary. The service was impeccable and the wine list above-average.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Poconos)·Dined on June 26, 2017

L'allegria is consistently fine, with excellent food and outstanding service. Had a little more garlic than we like, but I'd say it's our bad for not asking to ease up on that. Each course was wonderful. We go somewhat regularly and I almost never order off the menu, as there's always at least 1 great fresh special to go with, even though I'm fussy. Many good wines at reasonable prices. The wine menu on the table has at least a couple choices for reds or whites at low prices, and the full wine list is extensive, although not so good on price.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Overall a great experience. A party of 9 in our own separate area which was nice. Waiter came around often enough but not as often to describe the service as exceptional. Although the food was good, the price:value ratio was high. For example, our scallop and shrimp fra Diavolo was not served with linguine, that was extra, so 34 dollars had an extra 14 dollars added on for a total of 48 dollars. Steep for 3 large scallops, 5 shrimp and linguine.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Their house lobster spevial is to die for...but then every thing ice ever ordered from their menu is excellent. By FAR the best restaurant in Madison...blows Up Mondo Veccio away.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Wait staff is knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Food is consistently outstanding!

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

food was fine, but portions were very small for the price! My filet mignon was tiny at $33 and the polenta was a 1" square! seriously???? fish was a better value! Service was ok, but not stellar and desserts were too small to even consider! tiniest piece of cheesecake I ever saw! with a groupon, may be worthwhile, but not if paying full tab!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Excellent restaurant! We have come many times and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2017

We often dine here as part of large groups. This time we celebrated a milestone birthday. As usual the restaurant was beautiful as was the private room we dined in. The problem - and we all commented on this - was the lack of good or even mediocre service. There was just one overworked and seemingly temperamental server for all 13 of us. No busboy. No helper. No water person. It really put a damper on the whole event.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Food average, everything else great. Preparations and presentations were fine, but some of the flavors were not on target. Duck was a bit stale tasting and overcooked.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We were in L'Allegria a few times previously in the past couple years. The food and service were always great. We were there for Mother's day dinner on Sunday. It was not very crowded. We wait for a long time for waiter to come. We asked for the special and he replied no Special in Mother's day. Half hours later, a waitress loudly announced the Special in the table next to our. The service was slow and both bus boys and waiter were not very friendly with no smile. We have to asked for water, spoon, and ground pepper. I am not sure if they overwork during the Mother's day or just the norm. I am disappointed and not sure if I will return.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

It was disappointing this time. My son and my husband both ordered the lobster dish. The lobster wasn't fresh and soft.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

The food was good, I had the caprese as an appetizer, and the chicken parm was above average. The cost was outrageous for what I got. The service was by far the worst I ever got anywhere, ever. The atmosphere was like being in a 1975 mobster movie, with the piano player and the reviews on the wall from 1994. Oh yea, it was my anniversary, was a table for 2, they kept asking when the other 2 were showing up. The average age of the people in there, without exaggeration, was 85 years old. Like I said, good chicken parm. BTW, my wife hated her "personal pizza". One more gem, my "side dish" of pasta cost $15, had like 20 pieces of penne.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

This was my wife's and my first visit to L'Allegria. Thus, the restaurant's staff did not know us. Not only were we first time diners at L'Allegria, my wife and I complicated matters by arriving earlier than our two guests, approximately thirty minutes prior to our reservations. Regardless, the staff did not hesitate, not even for a second. The host and hostess took our early arrival in stride and graciously escorted us to our table.

Once we were seated at our table, the service, attentive but certainly not overbearing, did not cease for the rest of the very enjoyable evening. All the servers, not just our specific server, were extremely friendly, helpful, and very welcoming.

The senior server was particularly helpful in suggesting wines, which we had requested him to do. L'Allegria's wine list is extensive. It offers many selections of both whites and reds in all price ranges. The senior server helped us make two superior selections - a Pinot Grigio and a Brunello di Montalcino. Both were delicious.

The menu is extensive and there are numerous daily specials. With all the excellent offerings, choosing our appetizers and entrees was an adventure. Fortunately, our server made excellent recommendations.

My wife, our two guests and I enjoyed the tasty food, the delicious wine, the attentive service, and the lovely ambiance. Our dining experience at L'Allegria was outstanding.

This was our first visit to L'Allegria, it will not be our last. My wife and I will visit again and, I suspect, numerous times thereafter.

Thanks, L'Allegria.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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