Il Villaggio

4.8
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236 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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What 236 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
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CS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Will always be a favorite. Was a loud party in the far ballroom, but still lovely in the dining room.

JM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal at Il Villagio. Italian charm with fantastic food

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We were a party of 4 and the order of one of the entrees was placed wrong when the the 4 dinners came out of the kitchen. Although the staff tried to fix the error quickly (by the way the waiter never came by with an apology) the rest of our meals sat because we did not want one of us to eat alone. The worse part was the restaurant did not try to compensate the mistake by taking the one entree off the bill which should have absolutely happened. Very disappointed with the lack of professionalism as far as doing the right thing.

MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exquisite Fine Dining, delicious food and ambiance

1
New York Area
480 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful NYE...cozy table..great service..excellent entree choices. We had a great evening...then the surprise to find they had a live dance combo!!! What a great evening...we shall return next NYE!

RL
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New Years Eve was excellent. The service and food as always was outstanding. I would not hesitate to spend another special evening there.

DC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed the ambiance and the decor of restaurant. Our wait staff were very friendly and prompt. Our food was excellent.

C
New York Area
351 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

They always do a nice job at Il Villagio. Food and service is good. Place is beautiful.

y
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb food and service!

SC
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my second year taking my team for a holiday dinner here. Can't say enough about the amazing service, food, drinks and overall experience. Experienced and career wait staff, perfect wine selection, overall beautiful food presentation. Highly recommend. Wish I lived nearby!

SI
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Terrific. Wonderful service

BS
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great for largest groups, food is always good.
Specials are always a good option

JA
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

The waiter was preoccupied because he said he lost a sales check
He also brought us the wrong drink twice.
We have been to Il Villagio probably 10x

EC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We used to come here often . Always excellent! Will make it our go to for Italian going forward.

h
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently quality food exceeded only be the tremendous service. A must every y=trip to the Meadowlands Racetrack where the food is inedible)

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Graduation and new job

n
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

When by myself when forced to stay overnight on a weekday near Newark Airport. Ordered the veal chop, which came with shitake mushrooms and crispy potato wedges. Everything was delicious and perfectly prepared. Had a glass of wine, which was a generous pour. If I lived near there I would come regularly and bring a date.

FG
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely. We have been there twice and the second time we brought friends because we knew they would enjoy it. Food and service were great.

S
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice elegant meal, many choices and alway a nice night out

MB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were in town celebrating my friend's birthday and this restaurant was recommended. We had a wonderful dinner and service was great with the exception of one server. He did not seem very friendly, always seemed to be in a hurry even though it was not that busy, and was not very helpful in recommending a special. I had a glass of moscato and my friend had a half bottle of a different wine. The server emptied her bottle into my glass! I noticed the error right away but he sped off before I could tell him. We alerted another server who quickly replaced both glasses and provided my friend another half bottle and me another moscato. Overall our experience was really wonderful!

BI
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The restaurant is beautiful but they are SO OVERPRICED. The food was good not exceptional by no means. Service was good ,atmosphere good ,but noisy . We had 4 adults to our party , We each had a salad, each had a meal, each had cappuccino, one desert and 4 glasses of house wine. The bill was $310 with the tip. Our meals were Salmon, Chicken, Fish, nothing out of the ordinary. They bring salami and cheese gratis ,and french fried potatoes gratis everything else ALA CARTE. Will never go back.

LJ
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

40th High School Reunion

SD
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you are looking for a really good Italian restaurant this is the place to go!!!

AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Northern New Jersey. Very underrated. Shouldn't be.

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

While the experience was overall good, with prices charged we were expecting better.
We found several dishes were under-seasoned and some of the portions were on the small side.

WI
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a very pleasant dinner with terrific food and service.

SM
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quality food, attentive wait staff and spacious seating made for a great choice to celebrate our anniversary.

GP
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great tasting food and service at reasonable prices

AP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Friday night was a full house, but service was prompt. The lobster salad is the best I’ve had so far. We were a party of seven people and everyone cleaned their plates, 👍 to the chefs great job.

RB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Atmosphere Food and service awesome

MB
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was exceptional! Food was delicious! It's a very large place, but the dining room feels elegant and intimate. We were greeted warmly by the owner, Ralph, who remembered us from past visits. It is nice to be remembered and welcomed. We highly recommend Il Villagagio for ANY occasion ... or for just a casual evening!!

EL
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Informed, polite and professional waiters. Been dining here for over 20 years.

JB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been coming to Il Villagio for 38 years. I am never disappointed. While I have moved out of the area, I make it a point to visit whenever I return to Bergen County. All aspects of service and menu are top-rated. On this occasion (birthday), Ralph, Marcos, Sebastian and Seth took very good care of us all evening. Can’t wait until I get a chance to visit again. Keep up the exceptional work, Kudos to all at Il Villagio—from all the behind the scenes staff, the waitstaff and the owner.

D
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Class all the way.

LD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service!

JG
Miami
43 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful seeing very familiar faces and tasting delicious food.

JD
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chilean Seafood Special was excellent as was a shrimp and scallop over Risotto special. Prices for specials were inline with menu prices. Service was attentive and outstanding without bothering you. Extensive wine list with prices to meet all budgets. Would definitely go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great. Service was amazing. There might be an event going on which might be loud. But the atmosphere makes up for that.

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding. Better than other local acclaimed venues by far. Food is excellent. Service is impeccable and discreet. You don't notice the waitstaff because they attentively keep your table flowing smoothly.
Highly recommend.

JM
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were excellent we went on a Tuesday night so it wasn’t too crowded or noisy and thoroughly enjoyed the evening