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Il Villaggio

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651 State Rt 17, 07072, Carlstadt, NJ 07072
+1 201-935-7733
11:30 - 23:00
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Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Dacula, Georgia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here several times while on business and it always satisfies. If you are going for the first time do not let the banquet hall exterior appearance discourage you. Go in turn to the right and you will be at the restaurant. Wonderful service, enjoyable atmosphere and great food! All I have brought here have been impressed.

Thank AJ G
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this review

AJ, thank you for always choosing to have a meal here when you're in the area for business. I'm so glad our restaurant has continued to impress you, and I look forward to seeing you again. Thanks, Ralph, Owner More 

Toms River, New Jersey
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We have been going to Barelis in Secaucus, NJ for over 20 years (excellent food, service and decor). We thought we'd try something different...MISTAKE!!! Went to Il Villaggio with my team from work (we typically go to Barelis also) for a team building dinner. We all had the same reactions: Wait staff never smiled, when you asked for something they... More 

Thank Laura L
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this review

Laura, this is really shocking, and I'm sorry if service was anything but friendly and prompt. Please know that certainly isn't up to our standards, as we're known for our caring and professional team. I trurly hope you'll reconsider giving us another try, as I'm sure we can make it up to you. Thank you, Ralph, Owner More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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151 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Went to this restaurant with two business associates this week and had a great meal. Unlike most Italian restaurants they had at least 5 special fish dishes as well as other choices that were on the menu. I am sure the red sauce meals were great but i had sea bass and it was fantastic. One associate who goes there... More 

Thank Jerry L
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this review

It's great to know that you and your business associates all enjoyed your meals, Jerry, and that the sea bass was such a highlight for you. What's more, it's great to know that you'll be back again -- that means a lot. Until then! Ralph, Owner More 

Ramsey, New Jersey
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I have the pleasure of eating at this establishment for Lunch and Dinner. I have eaten there for business and not for business. This restaurant is noted for the food and wines. This is a place that you would take your wife, girlfriend for a special occasion, Birthday, anniversary, etc. Every time I have been there I always had a... More 

Thank William M
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this review

It's always a pleasure to see you here for a meal, William, and it means the world to us that you've continued to enjoy our food, wine, and our service. What's more, thanks for choosing us for all types of occasions. I look forward to your next visit. Ralph, Owner More 

New York City, New York
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Arrived at 7:30PM for a 7:45PM reservation for 2 people. There were at least 6-8 other parties waiting. Some waiting for over 1/2 hour. No one at front desk to check us in. Finally after about 20 minutes I went looking for someone to help. A gentleman finally came to the desk and took names - by now there were... More 

Thank Phil S
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this review

This is obviously concerning, Phil, and please know it really isn't up to our standards to have guests wait like that -- especially without anyone on the team checking in with you. While it's not an excuse, it really sounds like you caught us on a rare off night, so I hope you'll reconsider trying us for dinner. I just... More 

Long Branch, New Jersey
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53 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

75 people were handled flawlessly. Bartender on top of his game. Fresh, tasty well prepared hot and cold buffet. Spotless restrooms. Virtually no wait for valet parking. Zero complaints.

Thank 46582Yankee07
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this review

Zero complaints are always what we aim for, so I'm thrilled that you enjoyed everything about that event. What's more, thank you for sharing on here! Until next time, Ralph, Owner More 

Germantown, Tennessee
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Participated in business dinner for group of eight. Nice place! Highlights: Service, Food -- Valet at front door efficient. Seated right away. Ambiance good and quiet for conversation. Well maintained, upscale. Waiter was a 30 year employee and on the ball start to finish. Food was 5 star around the table. I went with the liver! Recommend highly.

Thank James S
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this review

I'm thrilled that you and your business colleagues so enjoyed your meal with us, James, and that our service was top-notch. What's more, it's great to know that you liked the liver dish and that we come so highly recommended by you. Thank you, Ralph, Owner More 

Nutley, New Jersey
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent food accompanied by excellent service. I've been here several times and I have never been disappointed. Always great specials along with the menu. Pasta Carbonara is a must order It's not on the menu but they will make it for you with a smile.

Thank Pjs5208
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this review

It's wonderful to know that you've always enjoyed a meal with us, and we're, of course, more than happy to make that pasta carbonara for you. I'm glad that you so like it! Until next time, Ralph, Owner More 

Bartow, Florida
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115 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We kind of stumbled in to choosing this restaurant, and boy were we happy. The service was amazing. As soon as we we're seated, our server, Sebastian was there to greet us. We had a good bottle of pinot Grigio. I ordered a beet salad that had thinly sliced asparagus as a special treat addition. Then I had Chilean sea... More 

Thank Marcia D
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this review

I'm thrilled that you stumbled across our restaurant, Marcia, and that you and your husband were both so happy with Sebastian's service and your meals. What's more, saying that our sea bass was the best you've had speaks volumes, and I'm honored to hear it! I hope you'll both be by again soon! Best, Ralph, Owner More 

Northern New Jersey
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152 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is not a modern restaurant but the food is the best Italian in North Jersey. Not a value restaurant, but portions are large and everything is freshly prepared with the best ingredients. The interior is very calm and quiet and all the waiters are men and professionals. (as you see in Europe). I especially like the fish dishes and... More 

Thank 973B
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this review

The best Italian food in North Jersey? What a compliment! I don't take it lightly, and I'm glad the atmosphere and service have been nothing short of perfect, too. I hope we'll see you back before long! Until then, Ralph, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 651 State Rt 17, 07072, Carlstadt, NJ 07072
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Carlstadt
  • Phone Number: +1 201-935-7733
Welcome to Il Villaggio! For over 34 years, we have been perfecting our authentic Italian cuisine and providing extraordinary service to become one of the greatest Italian restaurants Bergen County has to offer. Using only the freshest ingredients, Il Villaggio delivers an authentically Italian culinary experience. We specialize in classic Northern Italian dishes, as well as a wide variety of fresh daily seafood specials. Some of our most celebrated dishes include our double-cut Veal Chop al' Aldo, Chicken Scarporiello, and Chilean Sea Bass Meuniere. Our dessert menu features homemade selections of Ricotta Cheesecake, Tiramisu, Zabaglione, and Crème Brulee. In addition to our regular menu, our experienced head chef will gladly accommodate requests for dishes of your own creation. Il Villaggio also hosts exquisite weddings, banquets, and special events. With attention to detail and the promise of old world sophistication, we bring unique beauty and elegance to every event. Our unsurpassed service, along with the quality and presentation of our food, keeps up ranked among the leading caterers in Northern New Jersey. We treat each event with the special attention it deserves for a personalized and unforgettable experience. We welcome you to our intimate, yet spacious dining area for an extraordinarily elegant dining experience unlike any other. Dine with Il Villaggio tonight for an unforgettable evening!

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