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Calandras Italian Village, Caldwell, NJ

Calandras Italian Village

4.6
4.6
633 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
The Calandra Family welcomes you to "Calandras Italian Village". The Calandras passion for their Italian heritage and the importance of family values and traditions is evident throughout the "Villaggio Italiano.” Experience the old world atmosphere with European charm. Calandras il Vecchio Café where you and your family can enjoy homemade pastas, panini sandwiches, burgers, entrees and salads as well as pizza, flatbreads and calzones made with natural whole grain ingredients on our stone deck wood burning oven.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, American
  • Hours of operation
    Fri 11:30 pm–12:00 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner & Bar Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (973) 226-8889 ext. 1
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    You can enjoy many of our specialty dishes off site at your private event or small gathering in your own home. We offer full and half trays at reasonable prices.
  • Private party facilities
    Calandras Italian Village offers a small private dining room that holds up to 30 people. We also offer afternoon parties from 75 - 175 people in our dining room.
  • Private party contact
    Manager: (973) 226-8889 ext. 1
  • Neighborhood
    Caldwell
  • Cross street
    Bloomfield Ave
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Entertainment
    Music on the Patio (weather permitting) or in LaTaverna Thursday, Friday and Saturday night live music from the 50s, 60s,70s & 80s. Outside Bar & Patio open for the summer.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 633 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

633 Reviews
  1. CruzBeauty

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was awesome. Did not have a chance to photograph

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  2. PhyllisD

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was great! Love it there!!!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Specials were very good as always , the Bronzino/ Shrimp Scampi was great !

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was awful. Got my “to go” order and dessert menu before receiving our entrees. Had to ask about our entrees twice, as they came to take our dessert orders! The menu was limited to a customized holiday menu with mostly fish. The chicken dish I ordered was fried & the chicken had a slight taste of fish. Was surprised there was no pasta entree. Had to ask for check twice. Was quite surprised and very disappointed as I was really looking forward to having dinner here.
    Calandras Italian VillageResponded on December 28, 2023
    Hi Anonymous, We sincerely apologize for your experience with our establishment. We would love an opportunity to try and make things right. We will be replying privately shortly to ask for your contact information. Sincerely, Calandra's Customer Service

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  5. JPOSBORN

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Calandras is a top choice when visiting my Mom in West Caldwell. The food is excellent and the service dependably efficient and friendly. The dining room is always nicely decorated and, of course, visiting the bakery after a meal is an essential part of the trip. Wonderful place which I highly recommended.

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  6. Jonnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, this restaurant is truly amazing on so many levels. Will absolutely be back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience, excited to go back again! The food was delicious and the service was above and beyond.

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  8. Mike

    New York City

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great, service was good, ambience was ok.

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  9. theresav

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    So I got the chicken francaise my mom got the rigatoni. The chicken francaise was a nice size portion but the rigatoni????? Had we known they were going to be so skimpy with the bowl of rigatoni we would have ordered something else. I would say all and all it wasn't the worst food, but it wasn't anything special

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  10. KHill

    New York City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Rice balls amazing , sole oreganate delicious Drinks are pricey

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  11. RJSRJS

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything we had for our dinner was very good: from the salads to the pasta and fish

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  12. BobT

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. A little noisy because of the high ceiling. Menu was different from the website

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  13. BeachEsq

    New York City

    295 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    295 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent. Service was courteous and attentive. Dining room was much too loud, due to a boisterous group event taking place at one end.

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  14. LizO

    New York City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Group went for lunch. Having a Pre fix lunch menu was a plus. Diffidently will book again.

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  15. Jonnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good and so was the service but for the second time we were seated in a very busy foot traffic area. The lighting this time was very bright making it LESS romantic for my wife and I. Lower the lights. Way to bright. Overheard the next table say the same thing.

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  16. CharlieO

    New York City

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was spectacular, and the service was terrific.

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  17. JosephD

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent lunch and service. We had a great time. Food is outstanding and the waitress was perfect in every way.

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  18. wnpverona

    New York City

    137 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lunch with a friend. We've been to Calandra's several times and keep going back. The lunch menu has a very nice selection and there is a $24, three course, lunch special which also has a nice selection. The food was delicious and the portions large.

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  19. Rose

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was fine. The service was incredibly slow. We were there for over 3 hours due to just waiting . We waited at least a half hour before our waitress came by to even take our orders.

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  20. JB1014

    Tampa

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a very nice time. We met friends we haven’t seen in two years and enjoyed our meals. Food was very good and service was trying very hard. I highly recommend

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  21. Mortsview

    New York City

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed this Calandras Italian village. I enjoyed the atmosphere and our server was excellent I believe her name was Leah. She was very attentive even though a baby shower was going on. We ate in the restaurant and our food was good. I especially enjoyed my meal the fish filet of sole made like oreganata style, just needed more vegetables.

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  22. TraceyS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Even though my takeout was incorrect. The food was amazing and I will return.

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  23. ReginaE

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Place was absolutely adorable and I am so glad I went. Food was wonderful, a little on the small side for the money they charge, but did not lack in taste or presentation. I had the steak and eggs with sausage. Steak was way too small for the price. Drinks were very good and you didn't have to ask for a refill. We did the bottomless brunch option. Can't wait to go back!

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  24. ShirleyC

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The atmosphere is always pleasant. We are local and dine here frequently. The service and food are consistently good.

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  25. NYOES

    New York City

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu used to be bigger with more choices. Meat/Protein choices were limited. Appetizer of Calamari was smaller portion. Portions were smaller than previous visits. prices were higher. Pasta w/ short ribs ragu was very good, would recommend.

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  26. Judy

    New York City

    23 reviews

    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We formerly loved Calandra’s but I guess things have changed. It was my Husband’s birthday and we were seeking a nice meal outside. The bread was stale and we asked for a fresher loaf, which didn’t taste any different. Food was bland and when I asked for cheese, it took so long I ate the bowl before I received it. Disappointing and so different from our previous experiences. Their signature item of bread was the saddest part of all. I don’t think we will be returning anytime soon.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent atmosphere with great service. Will definitely be back

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  28. Heron

    New York City

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Mediocre food, spotty (though pleasant) service. Cavernous room kept at cold temperatures.

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  29. scottd

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a nice Italian dinner! We will be back again

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  30. FrancescoB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Calandra's, now i have to try Fairfield. food very good

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and the attached market provide some good additions to the dining experience. On a Saturday night, there were some entrees missing but that can also be seen as a good thing that things are not sitting. Would definitely come back as we had a lovely evening on a double date.

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  32. mjmark21

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was outstanding - food was very good - desserts were outstanding

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Possibly will try again for better service, however, when staff repeatedly walks past your table for more than 30 minutes and you’re ignored at the hostess desk as well, our party won’t be rushing back there. Not even an apology.

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  34. DinnerMaven

    New York City

    23 reviews

    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Disappointing. We've been here many times. Tonight the food was mediocre, as was the service. There were parties of 4-6 around us who were so loud we had to lean in to hear our party of 4.

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  35. LNM1216

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Not worth the price. The food was good, but I was expecting a carving table for the meats, not just meat in a tray warming. Not a lot of choices at all, and there were only 3-4 desserts. With all the choices in the Bakery, it was so disappointing what was for dessert. Three little cakes and 1 pie. Our waiter asked when we arrived if we wanted a coffee, tea, cappuccino? I decided to get a cappuccino, but didn't know it wasn't included with the price. $11 for one cappuccino, and it wasn't even hot. It was also a bit unorganized. As we waited in the long line to get dinner, they ran out of plates, and had to wait for them to bring more. The man inside the buffet room was nasty, and complaining that people were going side to side for food, but that was because some of the trays on one side were empty. He shouted, there's 2 lines people, why are we moving side to side? Didn't make anyone feel welcome. I couldn't wait to leave.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Silvio and Frank are fantastic. They take pride in the food and service.

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  37. GregM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and bakery is amazing Highly recommend this for any occasion

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. Our waitress Barbara was terrific….

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  39. Cheryl

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and great atmosphere! Usually busy on a Saturday night, but the service was still good.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Over priced for very poor so call Italian dishes. And because of this I will not be returning. It’s a shame because the overall ambience is great.

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FAQs

Calandras Italian Village does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Calandras Italian Village also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 226-8889 ext. 1.

Calandras Italian Village is rated 4.6 stars by 633 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Calandras Italian Village

234 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell, NJ 07006

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Bloomfield Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Caldwell
  • Hours of operation
    Fri 11:30 pm–12:00 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner & Bar Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Music on the Patio (weather permitting) or in LaTaverna Thursday, Friday and Saturday night live music from the 50s, 60s,70s & 80s. Outside Bar & Patio open for the summer.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (973) 226-8889 ext. 1
  • Catering
    You can enjoy many of our specialty dishes off site at your private event or small gathering in your own home. We offer full and half trays at reasonable prices.
  • Private party facilities
    Calandras Italian Village offers a small private dining room that holds up to 30 people. We also offer afternoon parties from 75 - 175 people in our dining room.
  • Private party contact
    Manager: (973) 226-8889 ext. 1
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