Pleasantly surprised by the food and service. Will definitely return.
Your menu is wonderful but the atmosphere and service leave much to be desired. There are so many other cafes, bistros and restaurants in this area of Bergen County so there is a lot of competition. Had to ask for napkins, water refills, bread, etc. The place was empty so its not as if the server was busy with other customers. The extra touches were not there. For example, asking me if I would like some parmesan cheese for my soup or checking back with us to see if we needed anything. Sadly, will not be returning.
Thought the food was great -- appetizers, entrees (sp) and dessert were very good. Wonderful neighborhood restaurant with moderate pricing and comfortable/nicely decorated dining room. Service could have been a little better, but I prefer the slower, kicked back pace. Best of all, it's a BYOB -- who could ask for anything more? We will definitely return!!!
It was a take out order. The only thing was the food was sitting in the oil that they cooked in. Had two orders of the scampi carucci.
Comfortable, casual dining...awesome food. Don't go expecting a quick meal - everything is made fresh. Loved it and will return soon.
Soup and sandwiches (we went for lunch) was excellent!
Large lunch portions. Full prefix lunch 15.95. Soup-salad-full,main course and desert/coffee. huge meal. Sandwiches looked good also
Pleasant ambiance. Good food.
Very nice service and the food was excellent. Started off with Calamara It is enough for four people. For the main entree I had the Scampi Carucci - shrimp with crabmeat. It was perfectly seasoned. My husband had the Stuffed Chicken dish which was also nicely done. They do serve wine but you are welcome to BYO. All in All a nice first visit to this lovely restaurant. Thumbs UP!
Great meal, terrific service.
Very positive experience.
Would visit again.
From Our Editors
Most things at Carucci's Café, from the homemade gnocchi to the personal pizzas, are exactly what they seem. There are two exceptions: the restaurant's paintings, and Grandma Carucci's Sunday Sauce. The paintings are bucolic landscapes surrounded by ornate frames, but they aren't actually three-dimensional—they're painted onto the walls themselves. As for the sauce, which mixes meatballs and sausage with pasta, it's served Tuesday through Sunday—not just on Sundays alone.
The rest of the menu benefits from Old World simplicity. Dishes such as shrimp parmigiana, stuffed chicken breast, and breaded veal make for traditional dinners, whereas lunch consists of sandwiches and salads. Guests enjoy these Italian plates in an airy dining room, where colonial-style windows spill natural light and hopelessly lost moonbeams onto the tables.