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Welcome to the San Carlo, a premier event and catering experience providing Italian tradition with contemporary flair

holiday bar(1)Don’t let the Holiday season sneak up on you, sleigh bells and mistletoe will be here before you know it. Book now to get the best availability on rooms and dates, don’t be left out in the cold!

Our helpful and always friendly staff is here to assist you 7 days a week. Whether you are planning a holiday gathering for work or for family, rest assured it will be a bash your guests will be talking about all year long!


    We thank you for considering the San Carlo for your catering needs. We are a family run business that opened it’s doors in 1948, a corner stone landmark in the northern new jersey area for 64 years. The Melone Family has a long history in hosting parties, everything from a small family party to a large and lavish gala. We not only take great pride in it, it is simply, who we are and what we do!

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Mary Catenas Dinner Theatre Tours

Mary Catena’s Dinner and Broadway Tours are Back by Popular Demand!! Mary will be taking specific requests for shows as well as taking reservations for arranged groups of 25 people or more. Don’t miss out….So many Broadway Shows so little time!! Price Includes: Orchestra Seat, Dinner at The San Carlo, Complimentary Cocktail of your Choice, Transportation to NYC Theater District …

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Social Occasions

Beverage Menu

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The San Carlo offers beverage selections to fit every style of event. If you need assistance designing a beverage menu …

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Hot & Cold Buffet $27.95 per Person-Includes 3 Cold Salads, your choice of 6 Hot Items & Coffee, Tea and Ice Cream.

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Teen Parties


Teen Buffet Menu $35.95 per Person-Includes 3 cold Salad Displays, Six Foot Sub, choice of 6 Hot Buffet Items & Coffee, Tea and Cake or a Colossal a Tower of Cupcakes.

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Seated Dinners


Both Plated and Family Style Seated Dinners Include Four Courses-Pasta Course, Salad Course, Entrée and Coffee, Tea and Dessert.

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Cocktail Party

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$29.95 per Person-Includes Passed Butler Hors D’ Oeuvre, Displays of Cheese & Crackers, Crudite and Fresh Fruit, Choice of one Cold Station, Choice of 2 Hot Stations, Choice of 6 Items for the hot Buffet, Coffee/Tea and Dessert.

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Our Banquet Rooms

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    Empire Room

    Our Grand Ballroom, seating 230 but up to 280 if placing tables on the dance floor.  The room is equipped with a large dance floor, its own private bar as well as large bay windows allowing for ample natural light.  Wonderful for any type of …

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  • Giovanna Room

    Giovanna Room

    Our second to largest room seating 100 people, 120 without need for the dance floor.  This room has two entranceways with French doors leading to its own private bar area.   An Ideal space for parties of all kinds as well as wedding ceremonies.    

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    The Garden Room

    Seats up to 100 people with use of the dance floor.  Perfect for family parties, bridal & baby showers and large business gatherings.

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    The Crystal Room

    Beautiful and elegant the Crystal room can accommodate up to 70 people, with use of the newly renovated  dance floor, 50 people.

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  • Justine Room

    The Justine Room

    Our smallest banquet room seating 20-40 people, perfect for small intimate parties or private business meetings.    

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Our Menu Selections

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      The San Carlo Hot & Cold Buffet for $27.95* Includes the following: 3 Cold Standard Salads 6 Hot Buffet Selections Coffee & Tea Dessert Choice of Pound Cake Peach Melba OR Platters of Assorted Pastries, Cookies and Brownies Cold Standard Salads Seasonal Fresh Fruit and …

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    Seated Dinners

    Our Plated/Served Dinners to Include the following: Selection of Italian Bread and Butter, Soup or Pasta, Garden Tossed Salad, Entrée with Fresh Vegetable and Potato Coffee, Tea and Pound Cake Peach Melba served with Vanilla Ice Cream or Platters of Assorted Pastries, Cookies and Brownies …

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    Breakfast & Brunch

    The San Carlo offers a selection of  different Menus to better serve your Morning Function:  Continental Breakfast-$9.95 Chilled Orange, Cranberry and Pineapple Juices Assorted Bakery Display: Croissants, Muffins and Bagels served with butter, cream cheese and a variety of jams. Platter of Fresh Fruit and …

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    Cocktail Party

    Cocktail Party: $34.95** per Person Three or Four Hour Party with a Minimum of 60 Guests to Include the Following: Passed Butler Hors D’ Oeuvre Display of Cheese, Crackers, Crudite & Fruit. Choice of one Cold Display Choice of two Hot Action Stations Choice of  …

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    Shower Package

    A package perfect for Bridal and Baby Showers consisting of butler passed soup shooters, a small buffet and a beautiful cold display table. Also included are juices, ice tea, lemonade, coffee and tea plus a dessert of your choice, $30.95 per person.

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Latest Updates


    • New Jersey Restaurant Association President from 1993-1994
    • NJRA Gold Plate Award Winner Joe Melone of San Carlo Fine Catering, 1995
    • NJRA service Excellence Award, 1998
    • NJRA Gold Plate Award for Restauranteur of the Year, 2003
    • Gold Star Award from Bergen County Dept. of Health Services, 2010 for Exemplary Food Handling Practices that Exceed Minimum Governmental Food Safety Requirements.


Dear San Carlo,
Thank you so much for everything you did to make our October 6, 2012 wedding perfect!  The room was beautiful and we couldn't have been happier.  Everyone raved about the food, especially the steak, penne vodka and vegetable lasagna  the vegetable lasagna was so delicious even the strict carnivores adored it.  The chef did an amazing job! Also, our thanks to all of the staff.   Everyone was so kind and helpful.  The room was set up exactly how we wanted it and the bridal suite was beautiful.  We would gladly have another event at the San Carlo and have raved about you to everyone.  Thank you again.  You really made our wedding day perfect.
Alana & Eduardo Linares
I recently attended a sweet 16 party at this catering hall as a guest of the parents.  I was completely blown away by the spread this establishment put out.  This sweet 16 more closely resembled weddings I have been to.  The absolute attention paid to detail was unbelievable, everything from the food to the decor was perfect! By far the food was the star of the night, absolutely delicious!  What all the partygoers truly appreciated was how well balanced the menu was.  The chef complimented the kid-friendly foods such as sliders and mini pizzas with adult-friendly food such as veal saltimbocca and penne vodka,  thus making everyone happy! The dessert hour had a waffle sundae station and a chocolate fondue station, perfect for kids and adults. The service was great as well, staff was so friendly and attentive.  The room was set just right for a party that was approximately 1/3 adults and 2/3 teens; elegant enough for the adults, but not too mature for the youngsters.  Sassy, sexy and of course sweet! All in all what a great catering hall, food, staff, decor, excellent! I would definitely recommend The San Carlo to anyone looking for a great banquet hall to host their special occasion.Emily G.

Let the San Carlo make your next event not only memorable, but unforgettable