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Calandra's Bakery

234 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell, NJ 07006-5101
+1 973-226-8889
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good29%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“bread” (54 reviews)
“cookies” (14 reviews)
“pasta” (15 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
234 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell, NJ 07006-5101
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The only great thing about the night was the bread... the filet minion was decent... and it went down hill from there. Their old fashions were unbelievable awful. No one in our group finished their drink. One of the couples in our group ordered a...More

Thank Living2Travel2
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Maybe train the girls who work here to be friendly....haven't had one positive interaction with anyone on their staff. i don't know why it's so hard for teenage girls to be friendly.

Thank ana S
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

No trip to jersey is complete without stuffing a suitcase full of bread and pinole cookies. Often take a chance on taking cannolis too. The cannolis don't travel well so eating them in the airport is the PUNISHMENT. The bread is divine and the staff...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed June 25, 2018

This place came so highly recommended that drove 2 hours and did an overnight (at the Calandra's hampton inn of course) just to enjoy the food, drink and atmosphere. It was worth the trip and i want to do it again! everything was rich and...More

1  Thank mjmg818
Reviewed June 22, 2018

Been going there for years. Had one in my lunch every day since grade school as my father would buy them fresh every morning to be sure my siblings and I had them for our sandwiches with Genoa salami and provalone cheese as many other...More

1  Thank demacaluso1005
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Came for Mothers' Day. Very disappointing. For a $49 (plus tax) buffet there was a very limited variety. Staff were slow to restock. I know they were busy but they surely must have expected this on Mother's Day. Because of our large party we were...More

Thank RepUSA
Reviewed May 1, 2018

This place definitely moves its stuff .I like the black and white cookies.The service is quick too..

1  Thank Craig C
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

I attended a wonderful gathering of approximately 50 friends on a weekend afternoon. The restaurant partitioned an area for our group. The buffet service for this event was varied and well done. Service was excellent. If you opt to host an event, please note the...More

Thank Springtraveler06
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Stopped for an early lunch and had the best pizza ever. Tender crust, wonderful sauce. Just perfect. The wait staff was attentive and kind, not hovering or rushing us but available nearby. Definitely looking forward to another visit.

1  Thank Adventurer570861
Reviewed March 3, 2018

My wife loves coconut cake. Picked one up to celebrate her January birthday with family! Cake was very fresh and loaded with coconut icing. Everyone enjoyed it, especially my wife. Said it was one of the best birthday cakes she has had!

Thank johnrt493
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Questions & Answers
Jennifer F
July 11, 2018|
Response from Craig C | Reviewed this property |
Ya I'm guessing though that no one eats them plain so add the butter and stuff I think its gonna be closer to 250 but the rolls are fresh baked no preservatives so plain they don't have too much to add calories or fat
November 25, 2017|
Response from Anthony P | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry, I’m just a customer that reviewed the bakery, i can’t help you with ordering
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell, NJ 07006-5101 (Formerly Il Vecchio Cafe)
    (Bloomfield Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Caldwell
  • Phone Number: +1 973-226-8889
  • E-mail
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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