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Il Villaggio

651 State Rt 17, 07072, Carlstadt, NJ 07072-1741
+1 201-935-7733
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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11:30 - 23:00 Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
651 State Rt 17, 07072, Carlstadt, NJ 07072-1741
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Last night, we had the great pleasure of dining at Il Villaggio. Our waiter seated us at a well appointed table with the ladies on a very comfortable, high-back salon, and greeted us in Italian “buona sera.” He then proceeded to dazzle us with an...More

Thank Thomas N
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thomas, it makes our day to hear that you loved your experience from start to finish and thought the service was top-notch. We always want our guests to leave with a meal they enjoyed and memories that last a lifetime, and it sounds like that...More

Reviewed 22 July 2018

The ambiance of this establishment is beyond exquisite. The "Old World" charm of the main dinning room is complimented by the quality of the food menu, sophisticated wine cellar list and a delightful dessert finale. 5 Star with Class... Thumbs UpMore

Thank allstarlen
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

We're so happy you find our classy atmosphere charming and inviting. It means the world to know you think the great atmosphere is matched by a fantastic menu. We're delighted you had a five star experience, and we hope you'll come back to see us...More

Reviewed 2 July 2018

...and food is pretty good....but overall its pricey. I have friends that rave about this place, but for NY prices in a NJ restaurant, I do not think it always hits the mark. Some meals are not consistent from visit-to-visit...some are just above average at...More

Thank Brosker
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

We're disappointed to hear that, Kevin. We work hard to make every visit perfect, and we want our guests to love every dish they try. It sounds like we need to continue working on that, and we appreciate you reaching out to us. We hope...More

Reviewed 1 July 2018

Il Villaggio is a great place to go if you are seeking a fabulous fine dining restaurant. The food is exceptionally good and the service is the best. The entire staff is dressed in black suits, white shirts and black ties. Since this is also...More

Thank irwin34prwj
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

We're glad to hear you love our food and think the service is always attentive and spot on. We appreciate the kind words and hope you'll come back to see us for another fine dining experience soon. All the best, Ralph, Owner

Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Have been there many times for many years,food and service is always beyond exceptional . One of the best fine dining restaurants in NJ

Thank pdm492
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thank you for all of your support over the years. I'm so happy to hear you've always enjoyed your meal with us, and we can't wait for you to visit us again soon! Until then, Ralph, Owner

Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

I make it a point to schedule a stop here, when I’m passing through town. The food is always great. The service is impeccable. The house merlot is excellent, and a generous pour. I’ve seen some other reviews mention cost. But, in my opinion, you...More

Thank Mark O
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

We're thrilled you make it in to see us every time you're in Carlstadt, Mark! We're delighted our food and wine is always worth the indulgence. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Ralph, Owner

Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful, semi surprise party for my sister’s 60th birthday. I say semi surprise because she knew my brother and girlfriend, my other sister, my husband and I. The surprise was our only living aunt and her daughters, cousins from Florida and dear...More

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Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

We loved getting to host the surprise party, Diane, and we hope your sister was shocked to see everyone! I'm thrilled you enjoyed working with us, and it's excellent to hear the atmosphere was just what you were hoping for. We can't wait to see...More

Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Elegant dining room with very high ceiling, attractive bar, eclectic seating patterns and fabulous food make this an exceptional dining experience. Very pricey but in this case you do get what you pay for. Hard to single out any one dish here but everyone in...More

Thank paul3776
Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

We're thrilled the word elegance comes to mind when you think of our atmosphere, and it's wonderful to know you had a great experience. I'm delighted everyone in your party loved their meals, and I hope you all will visit us again soon! Warm wishes,...More

Reviewed 12 December 2017

The service and renovated space is outstanding. The menu is what you would expect in a high end Italian Restaurant. Everything I have gotten here is prepared beautifully. Old school waiters who are professional and make you feel special

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Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

I'm delighted you've enjoyed everything you've tried so far, and it's wonderful to hear you loved the service as well. We always want you to have a great experience and hope you'll dine with us again soon. Warm wishes, Ralph, Owner

Reviewed 5 November 2017

What a wonderful surprise. The restaurant itself was beautiful. Elegant, but still comfortable. The service was excellent, with experienced servers. We had our kids with us (6,8, and 10- all three are seasoned diners) and they were treated like royalty. The food was delicious. Everything...More

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Ralph M, Owner at Il Villaggio, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thank you for all of your kind words. We think that everyone should be treated like royalty while they're dining with us, and I'm delighted you loved your experience. It's wonderful all of your dishes met your expectations, and we hope you and your family...More

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23 July 2017|
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Response from Jerry L | Reviewed this property |
Full bar with great wine list
Donna M
2 October 2015|
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Response from Linda S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am sorry but everyone was either local or staying with relatives. I would call Il Villagio and ask them for suggestions. I'm sure they would be happy to help.Good luck!
Marilyn D
22 December 2014|
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Response from attoni | Reviewed this property |
Casual. Black jeans nice top/shirt. You can wear blue jeans, but I like to dress a little better just because of the atmosphere!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, 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 07072-1741
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Carlstadt
  • Phone Number: +1 201-935-7733
  • E-mail
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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