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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

81% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (9)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
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Authentic (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Business Meals (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Romantic (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Cozy (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Live Music (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent dinner and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great place you will not be disappointed. Food in phenomenal. Don't hesitate to make res. Not BYOB also.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Haven't been here in years and decided to try it again. Just as good as I remembered. Authentic Italian restaurant. Nice specials. Everything we ordered was delicious. Bartender makes a good Apple Martini!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent food
Pricey
SMALL PORTIONS
server failed to offer to fill our empty glasses of wine or water unless we requested.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Already great food and service!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Food was good quality, not the portions I was expecting for the price, ( two small potato pieces with my chicken)
compared to other area restaurants. Needs a face lift.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a 7:15 reservation last saturday night / got there on time. Hostess said 10 minute wait. At 7:35 asked again. Told 10 minutes more. At 7:45 asked again- told 10 minutes more but pushed for "honest" answer which came back "not sure". Seated a little after 8.
Bread came - went to pour the oil and the top of the oil "container" came off - the oil spilled thankfully only totally filling the bread plate. Told the waiter- who said - " oh, that has happened before!".
The service is slow - the people there are very nice. Pasta is very good. The wild boar over risotto was mediocre.
They need to figure their scheduling. Seating reservations 45 minutes late is not acceptable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Another excellent meal with well thought out menu items. Always enjoy the baby octopus appetizer.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Good ambiance and great service. Overall I enjoyed our business meal.

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 (London)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Tasty authentic Italian food, beautifully presented in appropriately-sized portions. Very accommodating to gluten-free requirements.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Interesting menu choices; not cookie cutter Italian with lots of regional specialties. Everyones’ food came out luke wam, however. Great , personable service, cocktails, and wine list.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Menu extensive -quality of food outstanding— we had an excellent server but first course was very slow out of the kitchen-not inexpensive but satisfactory for the price

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had a great meal here! It was not crowded when we were there, although it’s unclear why because the service and food were top notch. I’d recommend this place to anyone looking for good Italian food!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I made a reservation on open table and left a comment that I was there celebrating my parents 40th anniversary. When we got to the restaurant, it had our name in the reservation book and what we were celebrating. The entire night went and not one person said happy anniversary or acknowledged the occasion. After saying something to the waiter they still did nothing.....didn’t even offer us anything. The food was eh and it’s very pricey. I cannot believe an upscale restaurant would act in this manor.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The worst dining experience I've had in years. Food took over 2 hours to arrive. Server only checked once with us to ask if we wanted dessert, and we had not received our entrees yet. They were totally disorganized. We left after 3 hours, 15 minutes. Food was bland and tasteless.
They tried to make amends by buying each of us a glass of wine and offered free dessert, but by then we were thoroughly disgusted.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Food was nice but very slow to arrive and very difficult to get the waiters attention

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Service can be hit or miss but food is always dead on. I love the live piano music.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic
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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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 4, 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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 (New York Area)·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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 (New York Area)·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 19, 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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food3
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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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