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About L'Allegria

7-11 Prospect Street
Madison, NJ 07940
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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.

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

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (11)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
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Quiet Conversation (7)
Business Meals (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Authentic (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Romantic (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Live Music (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2018

It was a lovely place for a special lunch

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 12, 2018

This was the second time I had eaten at the restaurant. I was so impressed with the food during a Sunday lunch I wanted to go back for dinner. Sarah, our server, was well informed and answered all questions and made excellent recommendations. The food was TERRIFIC!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on June 6, 2018

We like eating in the bar - armchairs, yes! Always attentive service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2018

Wonderful food ,good service & a pretty setting make for a great dining experience...it’s nice to be able to split a pasta entree as an appetizer...the spaghetti carbonara was delicious and filling...veal was so tender no knife required....an added bonus was the live piano music emanating from the bar area..all in all a special evening..

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2018

There are several Italian restaurants in Madison and Chatham Nj. We have tried them all and L'Allegria is consistently the best.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Key West)·Dined on May 19, 2018

One of my favorite lical restaurants. Excellent food across the board, in a very nice, cozy setting. Usually sit at a table served by Elena, who is excellent time after time. Service this time was fair at best, a young man who was new. Next time I will remember to specify Elens in my reservation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Disabled Access, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 16, 2018

Lovely setting for A birthday lunch. Only a few people besides us in the whole restaurant so we had an almost private lunch. Food was creative and we'll presented, but a little heavy handed. Overall a lovely occasion.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 15, 2018

Dining at L’Allegria is always a great experience. The food is delicious, the service is excellent, and the ambience is lovely. Everyone we have brought there has enjoyed it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2018

We eat there quite often The food is consistent. The service is very friendly/

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on April 14, 2018

This was an excellent restaurant ordered spaghetti alla carbonara and it was awesome

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 11, 2018

Definitely Overpriced although the food and the service was good

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2018

My wife and I first discovered L'Allegria about nine months ago. Since then, we have dined at L'Allegria about eight - ten times.

The Wine List is extensive, with choices for both reds and whites covering an expansive cost range. The dinner menu is extensive and is supplemented by several specials.

The food - appetizers, salads, pasta, meats, chicken, veal, and fish - has been consistently well presented and delicious.

Server Rob goes out of his way to welcome us and serve us extraordinarily well. The other servers appear to be as equally welcoming and attentive.

My wife and I will return again and again.

Thanks, L'Allegria.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 30, 2018

Excellent food, wine very overpriced.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 24, 2018

Wonderful service and very attentive staff

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 23, 2018

Sergio and Alana did a great job for Gay's birthday diner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 15, 2018

L'Allegria always pleases. Their spaghetti carbonara is a hidden gem as an appetizer or main course. The polenta with pancetta is another home run appetizer . Basically everything they serve is excellent and well thought out in presentation and taste. Their pizza is also a knock out.I have eaten at the other Italian restaurants in Madison and Chatham and they really do not hold a candle to L'Allegria.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on March 10, 2018

Chairs dated and decor a tad gaudy, but fantastic food.

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

Love this restaurant! I would definitely recommend going here!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2018

Haven't been to this restaurant in a very long time and we were quite disappointed. Our server was aloof, never filled our water glasses, forgot drink orders and was rude when we asked if they had blue cheese stuffed olives. Maybe he was having a bad day but that doesn't justify the bad food. Appetizers were bland and my dinner looked like it had come out of the garbage. Never again! Many, many years ago, they served very good food - don't know what happened.

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·Dined on March 3, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants, especially for those special occasions. The service and food are outstanding and we have never been disappointed.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 3, 2018

We regularly dine at L'Allegria and it never disappoints. Excellent service, excellent food and a great experience. Going back on Saturday.

Tags: Comfort Food
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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

Food was mostly good, only 1 entree of 4 was not good. Service was terrible. Hardly saw our waitress. We were never told what the specials were, where the menus were. Sat for 20 minutes before anyone paid attention to us. Waited 30 more minutes for appetizers, then 30 more minutes for entrees. Had to request for bread and water, this should just be offered. Spent over 2 hrs for dinner without dessert as we just didn't want to stay any longer.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 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 3, 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 3, 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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