The Best Italian Bread in NJ

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2008/02/21 08:31:31 (permalink)

The Best Italian Bread in NJ

New Jersey is one of the BEST states for finding great Italian food. Italian bread varies so much in quality,even if it is found everywhere in most states. Many places in the Garden state feature hearth baked crusty Italian. Where do YOU find the BEST Italian bread in NJ?
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    Baah Ben
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    RE: The Best Italian Bread in NJ 2008/02/21 08:43:16 (permalink)
    In Newark, there use to be a fantastic brick oven bakery....Their oval shapped crusty bread, I believe it was called Sicilian Bread, was their signature item. I have to believe it's still in business and mentioned in the yellow pages someplace. I use to go to the bakery and pick up a loaf. it would last us a week.

    All the good Italian restaurants in NJ need some place to get their table bread and I believe Newark, Paterson and Trenton serve that purpose.
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    RE: The Best Italian Bread in NJ 2008/02/21 08:53:20 (permalink)
    There was a wonderful little place on Fischer Blvd in Toms River...the shop had its roots in newark- wonderful semminola bread( just one more thing that is missing from the golden state) ps it took me a while to get the name right- as a kid I called it samminola
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    RE: The Best Italian Bread in NJ 2008/02/21 08:57:05 (permalink)
    errr...it's "semolina" ....
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    RE: The Best Italian Bread in NJ 2008/02/21 09:03:00 (permalink)

    Maybe the bread was made by Seminole Indians.

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    RE: The Best Italian Bread in NJ 2008/02/21 09:32:50 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Baah Ben

    In Newark, there use to be a fantastic brick oven bakery....Their oval shapped crusty bread, I believe it was called Sicilian Bread, was their signature item. I have to believe it's still in business and mentioned in the yellow pages someplace. I use to go to the bakery and pick up a loaf. it would last us a week.

    All the good Italian restaurants in NJ need some place to get their table bread and I believe Newark, Paterson and Trenton serve that purpose.


    Calandra's?
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    RE: The Best Italian Bread in NJ 2008/02/21 09:54:54 (permalink)
    The best Italian/and or French bread in N.J. is baked by the following bakeries:

    1. Nicolo's, Montclair
    2. Cuccuzella's, Newark
    3. Marie's, Hoboken
    4. Calandra's, Newark

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    RE: The Best Italian Bread in NJ 2008/02/21 10:00:47 (permalink)
    errr...it's "semolina

    haha still do not have it right..too much saminella as a kid I guess- whatever the heck it is , sure would like a hunk now!~!
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    RE: The Best Italian Bread in NJ 2008/02/21 22:25:17 (permalink)
    I don't remember the name of the bakery in newark, but I do recall it was a small storefont place on the left side of the street as you went down a small hill. That's all I remember. The bread was amazing and it would last for the entire week.

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    RE: The Best Italian Bread in NJ 2008/02/22 05:46:23 (permalink)
    Californyguy, Do you remember the name of the place ob Fischer Blvd????
    We get Calandra's delivered to all the foodstores now...I don't think it is what it once was...that's why I'm looking for something special!!!
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    RE: The Best Italian Bread in NJ 2008/02/22 05:48:47 (permalink)
    quote:
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    Maybe the bread was made by Seminole Indians.




    You mean the Semolina Indians?
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    RE: The Best Italian Bread in NJ 2008/02/22 13:51:43 (permalink)
    Now that you have your crusty Italian bread, I highly recommend you load it up with slices of Boar's Head bologna, fresh shreeded lettuce and gobs of Hebrew National deli mustard. Grab a bag of wise potato chips, a Dr. Brown black cherry soda and enjoy the best sandwich lunch in town. Oh, I miss the East Coast.
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    RE: The Best Italian Bread in NJ 2008/02/22 13:59:55 (permalink)
    No...No...No....crusty Italian bread needs Italian meat..at least a REAL genoa salami, provolone etc...maybe lettuce,beefsteak tomato, a little extra virgin and balsamic....save the bologna for the white bread...or frying for breakfast!
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    RE: The Best Italian Bread in NJ 2008/02/23 09:23:55 (permalink)
    Rustywolf..try French's Horesradish mustard...It's new and amazing stuff.
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    RE: The Best Italian Bread in NJ 2008/02/23 09:31:37 (permalink)
    as to the great place in toms river , i do not recall the name ,have not been back in five years but can tell you where it was and maybe is.. it is on the part of fischer very close to rt 37, in the shopping center just south of the center where the wawa and napolis pizza are- if you go ,let me know if its still there!
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    RE: The Best Italian Bread in NJ 2008/02/23 09:48:29 (permalink)
    Thanks,Californguy....I'll give it a try. Know about where you're talking!
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    RE: The Best Italian Bread in NJ 2008/02/26 20:00:12 (permalink)
    I'd say that Vitiello's in Nutley is pretty darn good.
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    RE: The Best Italian Bread in NJ 2008/03/08 15:22:37 (permalink)
    I am eating my heart out listening to you guys talk about Italian bread in Jersey - I am from Yonkers originally and grew up up on Italian bread and pizza - where I am now - in the boonies of S. OH - the only decent Italian/French baguettes I can get are at Meijers in eastern Cincinnati - they come frozen half baked from Ace Bakery in Toronto and Meijers defrost them and finishes the baking in the early AM and sell them till they run out - generally around noon time. Damn fine crusty chewy bread like I grew up with. I never knew how good I had it with food till I moved from NY.
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