Il Vecchio Café in Caldwell, NJ—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.
You may bring your own special bottle of wine for a corkage fee of $15 per bottle.
Join Us For These Upcoming Special Events
Retro Saturday – Upcoming Live Performances
Noel LIVE – Saturday, January 19th
Join us for a special live performance by Noel on Saturday, January 19th! Noel will be performing his hits: Like a Child, Silent Morning, and The Question! This special Retro event will be hosted by Sal Abbatiello and music by DJ Anthony Pags. Doors open at 9PM. $20 advanced reservations | $25 at the door.
Hustle Contest – Saturday, January 26th
Join us for our first Disco and Hustle Night on Saturday, January 26th, 2019! Featuring DJ Jerry DeMeo playing the hottest disco and dance classics from the 70’s and 80’s. DJ starts at 9PM. Free admission.
Jellybean LIVE – Saturday, February 9th
Don’t miss out – world famous DJ and producer John “Jellybean” Benietez will be at Calandra’s Italian Village on Saturday, February 9th! Plus, there will be an appearance by KTU & Mix 102.7 DJ George Calle! Doors open at 9PM. $25 admission.
Comedy Night – Friday, January 25th
Join us for a night full of laughs and great food! On Friday, January 25th comedy ventriloquist John Pizzi will be at Calandra’s Italian Village along with comedian Missy Allan! Tickets are available for purchase here. For dinner reservations, please call 973-226-8889 opt.1. Show starts at 9:30 PM!
Come enjoy Chef Francesco’s four course Valentine’s day menu featuring appetizers such as oysters and baked clams oreganata followed by pasta selections like fettuccini artichoke and gnocchi pesto. Then choose from main courses such as lamb chops, chicken saltimbocca, and lobster tail. Call (973) 226 8889 opt. 1 to make your reservation today.
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!!
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...”
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!!!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
It's just GREAT Food and a nice spot for just enjoying a nice evening after a rough work week!!!
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