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Calandras Italian Village

4.5
220 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Kid-friendly
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm;

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 11:30pm - 10:00pm;

Bar Menu: Monday - Sunday: 11:30pm - 10:00pm,

Friday: 11:30pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(973) 226-8889 ext. 1
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Franco Palmieri and Michael Martinez
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bloomfield Ave
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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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 220 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
service
4.4
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4.1
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

food was excellent. Bread was obviously delicious.

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RC0414 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

My husband and I were so impressed by Calandras. We loved everything about Caladras and we will definitely be back. My parents were born in Italy and the food reminded me so much of my mothers homemade cooking. We will definitely be back with our kids

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Delicious home made pasta

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was excellent! Servers were very attentive. Really enjoyed my meal and look forward to going again.

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vipLillian (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Delicious tasting food. Excellent service. Great ambiance.

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vipMike (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Bobby is a great server

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

My neice and I ordered the NY Strip steak and we found it to be not of great quality. It had alot of cartilage in it. We understand its not a steak house but atleast they can try and give their customers a decent piece of steak. Otherwise eveything else was fine. As for service. I ask our waiter for a glass of soda to go alone with my dessert but he never brought it out. My sister asked for a lemon he never brought it out. We had to ask him a second time. We ordered a hamburger to go and we waited about 20 mins before asking him about the burger and he said sorry i forgot to bring it out. A little disappointed in the service.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

The restaurant has a nice ambiance and great specials on Tuesdays! Food is always great and we love to hit up the bakery after!

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NYCdiner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Great all-around experience. Our waitress was amazing, the food was fantastic, and the restaurant is beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was very good as usual, never have had a bad meal. Service is great and you can get some great food to take home from the bakery and market.

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Believe333 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Slow service. Chicken Parm dry and very overlooked. Couldn't even cut it. Very disappointing.

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vipMollycat (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

Another great visit to Calandra's IL Vecchio Cafe. Our Filet Mignon prepared by Chef Michael was outstanding. It looked and tasted just as DELISH as the Calandra's instagram picture. Our server Vinnie was so accommodating and wonderful. Always a pleasure. Chef Francesco is so creative with his specials and he is great addition to the team. We enjoyed getting to know the new manager, Silvio as well. Everyone at Calandra's ALWAYS makes us feel like family so we come here often. Looking forward to seeing what new dishes, bakery treats, desserts and new entertainment 2018 will bring.

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sid16 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Hadn’t been back there in a while. Disappointed. Overpriced for what it is.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Our server, John, was a huge stand out for our date/celebration. John was so accommodating to a few of my issues. I saw the belinis were listed by the picture with the mimosas so I though it was made with the traditional peach/strawberry pulp. John followed up with the bar that it can be made by the flute and filled my order- but it was made with peach schnapps! John was great with taking it back and even agreeing it was overtly sweet. John continually checked in on us through the night. He also remedied a bill discrepancy for the sides without any issue- he's a real rockstar. We loved our food- spinach salad, grilled octopus , risotto and veal saltimbocca. We weren't crazy about the hashbrowns underneath the octopus- some grilled vegetables would have been a better compliment. We were happy with plenty of space, not loud and not rushed dining experience. We also loved stopping by the bakery with the 20% off for some treats to bring home- the girls at the bakery were also very accommodating.

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Sundance (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

Looking forward to returning for another great dinner...! The service and food was excellent...!

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