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Calandras Italian Village, Caldwell, NJ

Calandras Italian Village

4.4
4.4
573 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 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

  • Executive chef

    Franco Palmieri and Michael Martinez

  • 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

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What 573 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. n

    nikey

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Great food. U fortunately Poor service which made it a bad experience
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    I was visiting NJ from Florida for my grandmothers funeral and in memory of her I treated my family here as she use to take me as a kid. The service was awful even with the waitress knowing about my personal situation. We legit sat there for 20 min and didn’t even get water and when she did come back to table she rushed us to order everything at once. At the end she just dropped off the check and didn’t say anything to us at all. Just very rude and poor service for a meal that was over $200. This place has changed a lot for the worst
  3. j

    jjnn

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fantastic experience for me and my family 👪
  4. AB

    AndriannaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Disappointed in "breakfast" items. Kinda like "fast" food, but not as "good". Unfortunately will not do that again. I like the place, the music, the service..I do enjoy their Italian food during regular time
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Went for the Halloween dinner and show. The show was great but the food was terrible. We had the Frankenstein pizza, it was under cooked and doughy. We also had the penne with chicken. The chicken was very thin and tough. We ordered spicy shrimp which we never got instead they gave us some thin breaded chicken which was difficult to cut with a knife. The waitress didn’t ring up our check correctly and charged us for things that we didn’t get. I had to send back a drink as it was horribly made. We ordered the Halloween tequila drinks for $14. They were just watered down juic. Overall a very expensive meal for four and the tip was included! Meanwhile we couldn’t get our waitresses attention several times throughout the night. Will never go back for dinner again. I mentioned it to the maître d’ who told me that maybe they were just too busy. Zero remorse
  6. SA

    SonjaA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely authentic Italian experience, though a bit pricey.
  7. RR

    RaymondR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Seating was quick. Food was great. Service excellent. Enjoyed the restaurant.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    We’ve dined at Callandras a few years back and it was a wonderful experience. However, this time the quality of food wasn’t worth it. Likely won’t be back for dinner only for their bakery.
  9. V

    Vanderbilt

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been going to Calandra‘s for years food is always fabulous delicious. Each time I bring friends and relatives they rave about Calandra‘s. Service is wonderful from the minute you walk in until you leave. Very clean which is extremely important to me and beautiful atmosphere.
  10. s

    specialoccdiner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and delicious food.
  11. JE

    JayEmmKay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent food. Our server, Maggie, was very friendly, helpful and attentive!
  12. NO

    NO926

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I read such great reviews about the restaurant and was not disappointed. The service was superb. The ambiance was perfect for the occasion. The menu was extensive and the meal was delicious. There is also an amazing bakery.
  13. CC

    CamillaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    Charging $9 for a cappuccino was outrageous. $19 for a panini was a bit high also. Service was excellent. Food was good.
  14. CB

    CruzBeauty

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent even with a party going on. Excellent staff. I ordered shrimp scampi, even though it wasn't on the menu that night & it was delicious.
  15. e

    eat4two

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was very interesting, good ,tasty and came out hot. Dessert special was to die for, Everyone was pleasant and warm.
  16. DV

    DavidV

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We dined outside, near the musical entertainment. The server was initially attentive, less so as the night progressed. There were families and copies around us, and it was a lively family atmosphere. The food was excellent, as were the wine selections. We moved to the bakery to consider desert, and the pastry and gelato options were a great end to the meal.
  17. MW

    MWHA

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was unbelievably delicious; it was only surpassed by Alicia, our server.
  18. SN

    SteveN

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was very good but has gotten very pricey
  19. l

    lizziek

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and friendly staff. Never disappoints!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the food! Overall, we had a pasta dish, a cod dish and a gluten free salmon dish which were all very delicious. We ordered a side of mushrooms to share and they were quite tasty! We split a salad which was sold a la carte. We just thought it was a little pricey. The bill came out to $88 per person which included the tip and a glass of wine. If it had been a special occasion we would have been OK with the price but for a week day dinner it was a little high.
  21. M

    Mostlypleased

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food but very overpriced.
  22. M

    Mostlypleased

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meals and excellent service and atmosphere. Prices were higher than expected.
  23. j

    jjnn

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Calandra's was excellent as always. The food was outstanding and the staff was very nice. I love ❤️ their homemade pasta. Check out Calandra's.
  24. JR

    JamesR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The ambiance and food was good. The NYC prices very high
  25. c

    cruiseempress

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Nice dining room. Service was slow, inattentive. Ordered two medium burgers at $20 each, one with cheese, one without. Both burgers were RAW. Sent them back, new burgers were rare, barely edible. Had cappuccinos $9.00 each. It's Calandra's, server never asked if we wanted dessert. Bad experience. Unlikely to return.
  26. LG

    LindaG

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. And a fabulous jazz band. Thoroughly enjoyable!
  27. JC

    JCasey

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice outside seating but somewhat noisy with music and loud conversation around us. Food was prepared well.
  28. SM

    SteveM

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really enjoyed our trip to Calandra's Italian Village - good food, a really interesting compound, and a great bakery right there.
  29. n

    nikey

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Italian food in a nice restaurant with wonderful service--what else do you need?
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Father’s Day
  31. B

    Bean

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Our family and friends have being going here since this opened and it's always a favorite. The food is very good. But the prices have gotten to be obscene. A small avocado salad - in season mind you - was $18. The salad was barely appetizer size but this is being sold as an entrée. Salmon which is delicious, but maybe 4oz? $32 That's not okay. It's not NYC 2015 rent being paid or Milan. I have to say, until the prices adjust themselves - and please don't blame Biden for heaven sake! My friends and I and my family unfortunately won't be back ;(
  32. P

    Pamela

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Our group of old high school friends finds this a good place to dine because it is equidistant for each of us. However, an informal lunch with a glass of wine, 3 salads and one flat bread for the 4 of us was nearly $200. Otherwise, the atmosphere and service were both good.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was good but pricing was high. Everything was al a carte. No reason why a small bowl of pasta would not come with a main course or a small side of salad.
  34. N

    Nana

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Entrees are massive except duck which was smaller but delicious. Salad was on the smaller size & soup was enormous! Tartufo & gelato were homemade & the best around. Prices seemed higher that’s why I only gave 4 stars. Staff was wonderful.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious And we had plenty of it! I live close by and I never even knew this was there! We are definitely planning on going again!
  36. BJ

    BJHJ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Pretty steep prices for pasta. Attentive service. Limited entrees.
  37. LR

    LaurenR

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time here and it was great. It’s an entire little village where you can spend hours eating and relaxing inside or outside.
  38. GD

    GaryD

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food is well prepared. However the prices are beyond reasonable. The price for all entries is very high. You can eat in NYC and find similar dishes for less. $8 for a cup of cappuccino is a great example. Many great restaurants within two miles provide great food at reasonable prices. Try those before you go here.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service with amazing food!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    There was a quinceanera going on in the bar and the music was heard in the dining room. Pretty sure they were playing a lot of pitbull. Food wasn’t great and it was overpriced. We also sat at the table for 28 minutes without speaking to anybody or having water or bread

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 4.4 stars by 573 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 8 times today
Google Map for Calandras Italian Village

234 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell, NJ 07006

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

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Franco Palmieri and Michael Martinez

  • 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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