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Clifton Italian Food Caterers

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Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 125 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 207 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony P.
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Ellen (Cella) did an amazing job for a party of 9 people at my house last Saturday. We had 11 courses, largely Italian food, and everything was excellent. She and I collaborated on the menu for a while, as I wanted to make sure that we offered things that all of my guests would enjoy. I had some special requests around using very little garlic, and Cella listened and hit everything that we wanted. She had great ideas, and was very mindful of creating a menu in which the dishes complimented each other. She prepared, served, and cleaned up afterwards - what an enjoyable evening. Plus, she's a lot of fun to speak with, as my guests and I enjoyed her company. Highly recommend and look forward to having her come back for a summer event. :-) Thanks, Anthony

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  • 8 years in business
  • 174 hires on Thumbtack
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Linda M.
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Matt and his wife Liz catered and served for a retirement party that I put together. The food was excellent. It was also great to know that I could enjoy the party without having to worry about set up, food preparation, and clean up.

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Provencharly
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
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Alexis S.
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I had a really good experience with this vendor. The food was great. The salad was quite beautiful and the sausage dish was also amazing. Charly was also very patient, because my debit card was frozen, and he had to wait about thirty minutes to be paid. He also helped me turn on my oven, which has a strange Italian design, and I would not have been able to do it without him. My guests really enjoyed everything, and his food made my party excellent.

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 74 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
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Emily K.
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Chris came highly recommended to me from a friend that has used his private dining services in LA. I had engaged him on a formal dinner party I co-hosted prior to a black tie event the same evening. The other co-host and I were looking for more of an intimate experience held in her upper east side pied-a-terre. We hosted ten guests for a lovely, one of a kind Saturday evening lasting about four hours . Chris’ talent, work ethic, professionalism, and attention to detail was more than I could ever dream of. The white glove service evening consisted of a cocktail hour, passed Hors d’Oeuvres, and a sit down four course meal. The attention to detail was quite impressive as our guests were dressed in black tie so Chris took it upon himself to set the ambiance throughout the duplex with the proper lighting, music, and even suggested we all step out on the terrace to take photos to capture such a memorable evening. Pasquale, our waiter that Chris provided was even lovelier than his Italian accent. It was clear that he was incredibly educated in regards to the menu, cocktails, and wines which made it second nature for him to answer any questions and make suggestions. Pasquale also served as Chris’ assistant as he helped him with any one off requests as well as helped him clean at the end of the evening which was one of the best parts of the evening, to host a dinner party and not have to clean up afterwards. I will absolutely continue to use Chris in the future no matter the size or type of event. The bespoke experience he creates is truly divine. His ability to prepare and execute a cocktail hour, passed hors d’Oeuvres, sit down four course meal, concluded with a heavenly banana fosters dessert, all the while mingling with guests( when it was appropriate, of course), welcoming curious guests in the kitchen with open arms, impeccable attention to detail, and upbeat positive attitude made for a beautiful, successful evening that my friends and I will remember for years to come.

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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 73 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
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Joyce K.
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I found Bacco Caterers on Thumbtack. I was impressed with the five stars and the reviews, so I contacted Chef Lauren to begin to see if she was the caterer for us—and was she ever! Joyce and I wanted to include our friends and family in our marriage anniversary celebration in our Brooklyn home. We are novice Open House hosts and Lauren advised us re details we would never have thought of, including in our menu selections. Her staff, chef Amanda and sous chef Laura, created freshly made hors d’hoeuvres in our kitchen as the party occurred, superb finger food that was varied, interesting, and delicious! People, including us, loved it. The servers Karen, Tony, and Kevin, and bartender Elroy were unobtrusively attentive and friendly to our guests. Our party took place on two floors and the yard, and the staff kept the food appearing and the empty glasses disappearing with seeming effortlessness. Many guests commented on how comfortable they made everyone feel, contributing to the general sense of joyousness. In spite of our request for no gifts, or perhaps because of it, many of our 50 guests brought flowers. As soon as I was handed the bouquets, Tony would appear and would arrange them in vases I had directed him to when flowers first arrived. I was free during the whole party to visit with my friends and family. I, who am not a party-person, enjoyed myself fully during this celebration, and I am grateful to Chef Lauren and her staff for the many ways (including a fantastic clean-up) they helped make that possible. Inez

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Amoraco
5.0
from 65 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
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Lindsey F.
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I used Tamara for my engagement party and she was fantastic! I had about 60 people and we started with passed h'ourderves during a cocktail hour in one room (she provided the staff and a bartender). While this happened she was setting up the buffet dinner in another room. She let me know when it was ready and then (timing was flawless) we moved into the second room for dinner. My friends and family raved about the food, which included gluten-free and vegan options as many had dietary restrictions. We had a French theme as I had gotten engaged in France and Tamara worked with me on a French menu, including a delicious chocolate-hazelnut crepe desert with fresh berries. She was totally on-point with timing, presentation, and professional execution, including proactively handling things like insurance with the building so it wasn't a hassle for me. The reason I initially chose her was because she was more reasonable than the other bids I received for caterers in New York but she offered identical services to what they had proposed and she went the extra mile the day of the event. I will definitely be using her again and I would highly recommend her to anyone. I am still receiving compliments on her food and the friendliness/professionalism of her staff.

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  • 68 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
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Sam L.
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Great Caterers, great food, great setup, easy to work with.

Manjar Boutique Catering
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Olena M.
Verified review

This company really good in organizing party. I had an great experience working with them . I'm new in this city, so it was a little hard to find some , whom you can trust and give your party in good hands!! Adolfo was nice and come couple days before to check the place and discuss every detail about serving , food etc. So in end I can say- the birthday of son was great, scheduled on time and of force about food- I choose chicken Marsala, Italian meatball and eggplant parmigiana- everything was delicious!!! Thank you guys ! You did your job great !!

LCI Caterers
5.0
from 54 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa L.
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What a pleasure it was to have Joe cater our wedding reception last weekend. We found LCI Caterers here on yelp and checked out his menu. We were instantly drawn to the variety of items represented in his offerings. We didn't want to go with the typical 'Italian' fare of many wedding receptions these days (no offense to those who choose that but we wanted variety). On Joe's menu there was Spanish, Southern, BBQ, Jamaican, and yes, Italian too as well as a zillion other things which is just what we wanted. Joe helped us configure balanced items that worked well together. My fiancé (now husband) and I went to meet Joe for a tasting. OH MY GOSH!!! The food was incredible! His peril was off the hook! So moist and flavorful. The BBQ beef brisket was tender and melted in our mouths. Penne a la vodka - yeah an Italian dish - was incredible- flavored just right and not overly creamy which is just perfect for my taste. We left with our mouths salivating for more. Our wedding day arrived and Joe's crew set everything up beautifully. We went with all the foods at our tasting as well as rice and beans, garlic mashed potatoes, grilled veggies, - oh - and the crab cakes for appetizers with a cilantro aioli - TO DIE FOR!!!!!! Just writing this review has me hungry for more!!! Joe himself showed up with his staff and they all did an amazing job taking care of us and our guests. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the experience provided by Joe's staff. The servers went above and beyond, making sure everyone had what they needed, picking up after guests were done, and being so pleasant and professional the entire time. Joe himself was a real sweetheart from beginning to end, working out our menu, being warm and friendly on the phone as well as in person, and even doing the honors of cutting our wedding cake and figuring out the coffee maker I rented from another company and had no idea how to use! We had a wonderful experience with Joe and his crew and would highly recommend him to anyone who wants tasty food, excellent customer service, and a warm friendly yet professional catering experience. Thumbs up all the way!

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  • 10 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Katherine C.
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Erika's smooth and reassuring approach to nutrition and cooking have served me well, as a client with medical nutritional challenges. She has also raised my confidence as an apprentice in the kitchen, so that I have cooked a successful Thanksgiving for the extended family for 3 years in a row, under her guidance. As a diner with friends I have enjoyed many fine and unique meals cooked seemingly effortlessly by Erika. What a gift to know a gourmet European chef who is also deeply aware of healthful nutrition.

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Mirabell Catering
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
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Jenn K.
Verified review

Chef Martin is amazing! He was so communicative and set an amazing menu from the beginning. His prices are also much more reasonable fair than other caterers I’ve spoken with. We used him for our daughters birthday party, and we had 60 guests. On the day of the event, Chef went above and beyond to ensure he provided a beautiful presentation, delicious food, and professional service. I would highly recommend!

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HighLife Productions LLC
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Jennifer O.
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Best experience ever. We needed a bartender for a private birthday party I was organizing for my boss and took a chance on hiring HighLife. Not only did we get a bartender but we got Tyler himself - the owner of HighLife. He was amazing. Our chef we hired from a different company was a disaster and Tyler took it upon himself to help serve the meals, set the tables with wine glasses, pour water/wine throughout dinner, not to mention making the best margaritas on the planet. Extremely reasonable prices with top notch service that is so hard to find these days. Next party I organize I will simply call Tyler. Whether I need a bartender, chef, catering, etc - HighLife will be my only phone call. Thanks for everything!

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Creative Table NY
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
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Lea G.
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I was asked to help put together a party in about 10 days for 50 people. I wasn't sure if we had the time to find a caterer to get the job done, with the elegance and style needed. Well, I am so very glad I found Creative Table NY! Peter and his staff were professional, courteous and creative, as their namesake says. He listened to our request to have small bites: American, Italian and Sushi. In addition to coming up with four warm hor d'oeuvres, he also provided sushi, Maki rolls and hand rolls, all the food was delicious! He was on time and helpful. He also created a beautiful menu on display to explain what all food was and most importantly fielded the many phone call, emails and questions I had. If you are looking for a caterer galore who uses local and organic food and provides the attention to detail you need, please contact Creative Table NY: you will be more than happy that you did!

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  • 7 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Mark G.
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It is a great pleasure to write a recommendation for Oscar! I've known Oscar for a few years and have attended many of the Church functions for Calvary Life Family Worship Center that he describes in this Question & Answer section that Oscar routinely cooks for. That means that I've had the pleasure of eating his food numerous times, including the chicken wrapped in prosciutto stuffed with Italian sausage and fresh herbs that he described (absolutely delicious!!!). I'm a developer / builder. When I hire someone I require two things - competence or knowledge of their trade and a reasonable personality so I can work together with them. Oscar easily meets both requirements. He definetely knows how to cook great food and he is wonderful to work with. The latter is not surprising as he's a man of great faith! Thanks for the great food Oscar and I can't wait until the next time I have the opportunity to enjoy your cooking.

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OpenSkies Hospitality
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Gerda Lissner Foundation G.
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Openskies Hospitality catering literally opens the gates to heaven ! Owned by 2 very dynamic Austrians It's a thrill to see one part of the duo, Chef Albert preparing mouthwatering bits of artful compositions amongst others a delicious pulled,fork-tender braised Shortrib in an artisanal Brioche bun, served with horseradish cream and crispy onions; if you have a sweet tooth a must is the Apfelstrudel,(apple strudel) a layered pastry filled with thinly slices of crisp apples, sprinkled with powdered sugar... all this lushness is served by a professional staff, who have impeccable timing working with ease through a large crowd of hungry guests.... The Gerda Lissner Foundation NYC

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Harvest Specialty Catering
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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Kathy W.
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Our experience with Harvest Specialty Catering and Jason was all that I could ask for. We chose this company for our daughter's barn wedding. Initially, Jason was willing to work with us for a limited portion of our event, something many caterers are NOT willing to do. After time (and a taste testing!) we opted to use him for all but dessert (we had a friend doing the cake.) We so appreciated his flexibility and willingness to work with us. He accommodated us and our changing needs at all points of our journey, even in the midst of his own challenges with equipment issues. We never knew about his difficulties until later, and not from Jason but the venue staff, as he and his crew pulled off a wonderful dinner. Our wedding guests were very complimentary of the food. On every level, we were thrilled with our choice. I would highly recommend this company for your event, whatever it may be.

Celestial Touch Catering
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Maria L.
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Brenda is amazing ! Work within our budget very professional and prompt response. Highly recommended.

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CORNBREAD26
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Kimberly C.
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The chefs are most accomodating to my dietary needs all the while making me feel like I'm not missing out on the foods I love. I was served a delicious and completely Vegan Mexican inspired dip that was seasoned perfectly and was creamy and "meaty". Their food was amazing!

Miracle Catering LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine B.
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Ron and his team were fantastic. They put together a beautiful french style experience for my in-laws 40th wedding anniversary. Would definitely hire them again!

Rolling Dough
4.2
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Rhonda V.
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Red Rock Oven did an amazing job at our recent event. for 450+ people! The staff is friendly and helpful. They arrived on time and the food was delicious esp. the fresh baked pizza. Call Jed for your catering needs....you won't be disappointed.

  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Mackey M.
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Little Pleasures provided an upfront and honest quote with no hidden service charges like some other caterers. Their professionalism was amazing. I felt at ease while planning my event with them!

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