Il Vecchio Café—Italian Cuisine in a Family-Friendly Environment

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Il Vecchio Cafe offers high-quality Italian dishes in an open-concept dining room perfect for large groups and families alike. Our menu features a delicious selection of homemade pastas, entrees, panini sandwiches, burgers, and salads in addition to pizzas, flatbreads, and calzones all made with natural, whole grain semolina flour in our stone deck, wood burning oven.

Accompanying our standard menu, Il Vecchio Cafe also offers family-style and gluten-free dining options. The Calandra family has always emphasized the quality of ingredients used so the olive oil we cook with is from our grove in Italy, the chicken we use is free range, our pasta and pizza dough is handmade daily from whole grain ingredients, and our sauces are made on premises and available for purchase at Calandra’s Italian Village.

Adjacent to Il Vecchio Café is La Taverna Bar and Lounge, which is the perfect atmosphere for everything from a working lunch to fun night out. Learn more about it here!

SPECIAL OFFERS

banner_PastaNight2TUESDAY NIGHT IS PASTA NIGHT
Most of our fresh, homemade pasta dishes and bottles of wine are offered at half price!
banner_happyHour2HAPPY HOUR
Monday – Friday we offer Happy Hour from 4:30 PM until 6:30 PM. All items from our bar menu and all mixed drinks, beers, and glasses of wine are half price. On Monday nights Happy Hour is extended until closing.

Join Us For These Upcoming Special Events

Breakfast with Santa

Join in on the holiday cheer and reserve a spot at Calandra’s Breakfast with Santa! On Dec. 10th from 9:30 – 11:30 AM, a buffet-style breakfast filled with your favorite dishes will delight children and parents alike along with holiday treats and activities! Come dressed in your holiday best for photograph opportunities! For more information, click here.

Allow Calandra’s to host your Holiday Party!

Book your holiday party at il Vecchio Cafe! Ask our manager about reserving our Private Wine Room, La Taverna Bar & Lounge, or part of our dining room!

Christmas 2016

Il Vecchio Cafe will be open for both lunch and dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 11:30 AM until 10:00 PM offering a special a la carte holiday menu with all your favorites. We have a private dining room that can seat an intimate group of 30 or can set up areas in our main dining room for larger parties. For reservations, call (973) 226-8889 and select option “1” to reserve your table.

New Years Eve

Ring in 2017 at il Vecchio Cafe and La Taverna! Click here to see full details about our various party options.

Reverse Happy Hour

On Friday and Saturday nights, from 9 PM-closing*, all items from our bar menu and all mixed drinks, beers, and glasses of wine are half price! *Kitchen stops service at 11 PM, but the bar remains open for beer, wine, and cocktails.

  • I had a party Saturday night and order the food from Calandra's. It was amazing.  Everyone loved it.  When we picked it up it was hot and fresh. My guests ate all of it. I was very pleased.  five stars are not enough!!

    Rosanne D.
  • The rolling hill's Of Caldwell NJ is the setting for a mini Italian escape! Going under a newly constructed Arch that you would see in any old town in Italy you enter into a world for Foodies! You have 6 different worlds to explore and you could literally spend hours around every corner...”

    Lucy B.
  • From the various cakes and pastries beautifully done and presented, to the gelato (need i even say more?) this place has everything. There is even a small section of gluten-free pasta!! They have an adjoining restaurant as well which smelled delicious!!!

    Jill D.
  • God, I love coming here! It's heaven for us Italians. From the deli to the pizzeria to the gelateria, you really do feel as if you're on the streets of Italy!

    John D.
  • Exquisite Italian Cuisine with a wide range of option on the Menu...the Villa Entrance is also beautiful specially the outside patio but it is something to enjoy in the summer of course! From the cleanliness of the place to the conscientious waiters I definitely recommend it!

    Jemina B.
  • This is my favorite restaurant. My family and I have been going to Calandra's since it has opened. We celebrate holidays like Mother's day and special family occasions there. We live about 45 minutes away but the trip is so worth the food and atmosphere. Sometimes my husband and I will just take a ride up to have a romantic dinner. We have never had even a so so meal there. And the fact that we can get Calandra's famous bread freshly baked and foods imported from Italy is a bonus!

    OpenTable Diner Reviewer
  • To start, the place is beautifully designed and makes you feel like you're actually in Italy! The service was great, very knowledgeable. My wife ordered a panini sandwich and I had the chicken marsala, both of which were delicious.

    OpenTable Diner Reviewer
  • Went out with a group to Calandra's Italian Village for a celebratory lunch with work friends and it turned out to be the perfect choice. Every aspect of the experience—food, atmosphere, service—was done well.

    OpenTable Diner Reviewer
  • It's just GREAT Food and a nice spot for just enjoying a nice evening after a rough work week!!!  

    Deborah

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