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About Il Villaggio
Our team provides a comfortable, old-world atmosphere with an emphasis on quality and style, with special attention to preferences. Il Villaggio also has customized menu options and private rooms.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, BYO Liquor, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout
Fountain Room and Spring Room. A beautiful Tuscan feel for your next shower, birthday, wedding or business meeting.
Il Villaggio Ratings and Reviews
It was our first there and we were not disappointed. It is BYOB, which I found out from another reviewer Thanks, and the food was top notch. We went Saturday night at 7pm so they were busy and even had free valet parking. Service was a tad on the long said but the wine and the great food made it an A+ night.
Service was tremendous. Pacing was wonderful. We were well taken care of. Food was just ok. Nothing amazing. Fresh catch was insanely overpriced for what it was, a small piece of Dover sole. Veal was not impressive. We won't return. Just too many tremendous Italian options around that do it better. It's not for foodies. If you want simple, predictable dishes it'll be right up your alley.
I've been to Il Villaggio a couple times on weekdays and enjoyed the restaurant a lot; the ambiance was good, the food was good, and the restaurant felt upscale. But the few times I've been there on the weekend - or even worse, a holiday - it's almost like a different restaurant; the ambiance changes and the quality of the food plummets. Maybe they have a different staff on the weekends or maybe the chef focuses on quantity rather than quality.
My last visit was the night before Easter at 5:30pm, long before any crowds. The valet parking on the weekends is understandable but annoying; if you want to opt out, you need to park a distance away, walking past smelly dumpsters. Once inside, the restaurant was pretty empty, though the tables seemed to be setup for a crowd later that night; since they have banquet facilities, they can get a few hundred people in the restaurant.
Despite the restaurant being almost empty, we were seated next to a very loud family, sipping Coors light cans and talking about questionable topics in front on my young daughter, wife, and mother-in-law. I couldn't hear the waitress, let alone my family members - and it became obvious we weren't going to enjoy ourselves with the distraction - so we asked to be moved. We were first told to wait it out since the other family would hopefully be leaving soon, but after a while the manager agreed to move us.
The new table was better, though otherwise we were still disappointed; the service of the waitress was below average, the bread seemed stale, the food was mediocre (though I've had several good meals on weekdays). We decided to skip dessert and go somewhere else instead. When I had a similarly bad experience on Christmas Eve, I was more understanding since the restaurant was quite full at that point, but considering we were early customers this evening, I didn't expect the kitchen to be cutting corners already.
Sorry, I'm done with Il Villaggio. There are much better options in the area.
This was the second time dining at the restaurant. I had dinner there on a Saturday evening and it was extremely busy. I enjoyed my dinner so much I took my daughter and son-in-law for dinner on a week night. We experimented with food and everything was absolutely delicious. It is a BYOB and I highly recommend it.
I chose Il Villagio to celebrate the 7th Anniversary of my relationship with my fiance'. I love Italian food and I'm always looking for a new place. Service was prompt and pleasant. Food arrived quickly. I was quite satisfied with my lump crab in angel hair. We were the youngest people there but it was nice . The vibe is definitely romantic.
Snuck in with a last minute reservation on a Friday night. We had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated, but totally worth it. The atmosphere was cozy, service great, and food delicious. Went with a traditional pasta and a seafood special. Both excellent. I think prices are reasonable for quality. The place is actually huge, but divided into a lot of rooms. Ask for fireplace room if possible.
Went strictly based on reviews on open table and yelp. Girlfriends visiting from out of town and instead of trusting my instincts I decided to take them here thinking it had ambience based on reviews and that it was a larger space than my more favorite Italian BYOB restaurants which have less than 30 seats. What a huge disappointment. I must be crazy cause this place was crowded!! And it's huge!! Food was basically banquet fare with waiters dressed way better than their skill set warrants. Again, like at a banquet hall wait staff. Food presentation was much fancier than the actual quality of the preparation The food was blah and barely hot. Octopus appetizer was dry and tough. Some at table had shrimp bisque which was a generous portion but average. Then the gnocchi, tasteless, with crab and blush sauce came and it was exact same as the soup except the soup appeared to have been thickened somewhat. The crab meat??? Perhaps there were 2 pieces. My guests ate and no one complained. Did enjoy the fact that we were seated at a large round table but I was embarrassed by my choice. I'm not a complainer in general but this place is waayyy over rated Very disappointed won't be coming back.
I have to say their customer service is awesome!!!! They are very accommodating. The food is amazing and our waiter was courteous and attentive. I will definitely return. Can't wait for the warmer weather to have outside dining. A great place to have a delicious dinner.
The food was excellent. I had a special, Dover Sole, and it was wonderful. My clams in red sauce appetizer were tasty. I tasted the fried zucchini and that was delicious. My husband enjoyed the filet mignon.
My only complaint was that after dinner we were given the dessert menus and then the waiter didn't return for at least 20 minutes.
We were going to order dessert but after waiting that long, we lost interest in dessert.
Food was good but not great and somewhat pricy. Most everything, like salad, was extra. service was excellent. Atmosphere good but very open and noisy and restaurant was pretty cold. Would I go back? Probably not. Plenty of other places more cozy with food just as good or better and less pricy.
Really enjoyed the meal. Had a appetizer that was figs wrapped in prosciutto and cheese with a chocolate sauce. My wife had the risotto pescatore. Lots of seafood with a terrific tasting risotto. I had the chicken parm. Basis, but nicely fried with a sauce that was not too powerful. The tiramisu was a nice finish!
The afternoon meal was great we came there for my parents 50th anniversary. The waitress Anna was great she took pictures for us and brought out 50th napkins even though they were birthday napkins it had a big 50 so it was perfect. Brought us out champagne glasses for our champagne toast. She even put a candle into my parents dessert and took more pictures. Our seats were next to the fireplace which was a nice surprise. The food was great as always. This is the third time I've had the occasion to dine there and I have not been disappointed. Thanks to your staff and our server Anna for a great meal celebrating my parents anniversary.
I live in the Princeton area and enjoy eating out. We've been to all the restaurants in the immediate and surrounding areas. There are only a handful of restaurants that have the combination of food, service, environment, outside dining, a large wood burning fireplace, and a BYO. On top of all this management is always present and quickly addresses any concerns which are rare. Also, if you need space to have an event, this one has the rooms to handle that too.
I drive 45 minutes to go to this restaurant and recommend it to everyone who enjoys this rare combination of features.
We celebrated our 46th wedding anniversary, and three birthdays -- my daughter, grand daughter and husband, all in the space of five days-- with a family dinner at the restaurant. This was our first visit but it will not be our last. We had a spacious table for 8 that included a high chair for our youngest grand child. From the moment we arrived, the service was attentive and informative. Our entrees ranged from pasta with butter sauce for the children to risotto. We shared a number of appetizers, downed a great bottle of Tuscan wine, and ended with a variety of desserts that included a couple of scoops of Lemoncello gelato topped with a lighted candle for our anniversary. It was truly a memorable dinner and worth repeating, whether with the family or as a couple.
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