AWARDS & PRESS

To all of our customers: thank you for your continued loyalty and support! We’ve earned these recognitions because of you and all of your help:

CALANDRA ACCOLADES

2022

NJ Monthly Magazine Jersey Choice Awards
Bakery North Jersey –Calandra’s Bakery 
Desserts North Jersey –Calandra’s Bakery
Best Caterer North Jersey Calandra’s Italian Market & Deli
Best Deli (Italian-Style) North Jersey Calandra’s Italian Market & Deli
Bang for the Buck North Jersey  Cucina Calandra
Bar Scene  North Jersey Calandra’s Italian Village 
Italian North Jersey – Cucina Calandra
Lunch North Jersey Calandra’s Il Vecchio Cafe
Pizza North Jersey Cucina Calandra
Soup/Salad/Sandwich North Jersey Calandra’s Il Vecchio Cafe
Wine List North Jersey Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill

Morris/Essex Magazine Readers Choice Awards 2022
Calandra’s Bakery voted Number One

2021

Suburban Essex Magazine “Best of Essex”
Gold Medal
     Best Bakery
     Best Deli – – Calandra’s Italian Market & Deli
     Best Italian Restaurant – Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill
     Best Outdoor Dining – Il Vecchio
     Best Pizza – Calandra’s Italian Market & Deli

Silver Medal
     Best Caterer – Calandra’s Italian Market & Deli

NJ Monthly Magazine Jersey Choice Awards
Best Lunch Spot – Il Vecchio Café
Best Caterer North Jersey Calandra’s Italian Market & Deli
Best Deli (Italian-Style) North Jersey – Calandra’s Italian Market & Deli

NJBIZ Reader’s Rankings: 
1st place – Best Business Lunch (North Jersey) – Calandra’s Italian Village
1st place  – Best Hotel – Hampton Inn & Suites, Fairfield
1st place – Best Food Company – Calandra’s Bakery

2020

NJ Monthly Magazine Jersey Choice Awards
Best Lunch Spot – Il Vecchio Café 

2019

Suburban Essex Magazine “Best of Essex”
Best Outdoor Dining – Il Vecchio Café 

2018

Trip Advisor
Top 3 Best Restaurant & Italian Cuisine – Cucina Calandra
#1 Best Italian Cuisine – Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill
#1 Mediterranean Cuisine – Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill

Open Table Diners’ Choice 
Top Italian Cuisine – Cucina Calandra & Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill
Best Restaurants in Fairfield – Cucina Calandra & Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill

Google+ Rated Excellent
Cucina Calandra

Morris Essex Health & Life Magazine
Best Bakery

2017

Open Table Diners Choice 
Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill
Calandra’s Italian Village

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill

NJ Monthly Magazine “Best Of” Contest
Best Bakery – Calandra’s Bakery
Best Bang for the Buck – Cucina Calandra
Best Caterer – Calandra’s Italian Market & Deli
Best Deli – Calandra’s Italian Market & Deli
Best Dessert – Calandra’s Bakery

Zagat Award of Excellence
Calandra’s Italian Village
Calandra’s Italian Market & Deli

2016

Suburban Essex Magazine “Best of Essex”
Best Bakery
Best Deli (Italian Village)
Best Outdoor Dining (Il Vecchio)

Open Table Diners Choice 
Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill 

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill

NJ Monthly Magazine “Best Of” Contest
Best Bakery: Multiple locations
Best Italian Restaurant (North): Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill
Best “Bang For Your Buck”: Cucina Calandra

2015

Open Table Diners Choice
Cucina Calandra 

NJ Monthly Magazine “Best Of” Contest
Best Bakery: Multiple locations
Best Caterer and Best Italian-style Deli: Calandra’s Market and Deli
Best Dessert: Calandra’s Bakery
Best Italian Restaurant (North): Cucina Calandra

Morris Essex Health & Life Magazine
Kid-friendly: Cucina Calandra (1st place)
Italian Deli: Calandra’s Italian Village (3rd place)

2014

NJ Monthly Magazine “Best Of” Contest
6 Categories:
Bakery: All locations
Bang for Your Buck: Cucina Calandra
Caterer: Calandra’s Italian Village
Deli (Italian Style)
Calandra’s Italian Village
Best Italian Restaurant (North): Cucina Calandra
Best Cannoli: Calandra’s Bakery

Suburban Essex Magazine Best of Essex Contest
Best Bakery
Best Deli (Italian Village)
Outdoor Dining (Il Vecchio)

Morris Essex Health & Life Magazine

Awards & BADGES

HUNGRY FOR MORE?

To all of our customers: thank you for your continued loyalty and support! We’ve earned these recognitions because of you and all of your help:

NJ Monthly – The Little Bake Shop That Could
American Entrepreneur – Three Generations of a Successful Family Run Business
APP.COM – Jersey Italian Food Endangered Species
CBS – NJ’s 5 Best Cannolis 

Ehiac – Anthony Calandra
Got Cakee – German White Cake
Let’s Eat Everywhere – Hey There Cupcake