Bartolomeo Italian Gourmet and Prepared Foods
195 North Dean Street, Englewood NJ
Over the course of the last year, the Bartolomeo family had been building the 3600 square foot replacement to its former Palisades Park store — which now resides on Dean Street in Englewood. As many of you are aware, Englewood is home to Jerry’s Gourmet, another large Italian grocery store. I had been wondering what Carlo Bartolomeo was going to do to differentiate himself from the incumbent Italian mega-grocery, and now I know what it is — prepared foods.
The new Bartolomeo location on 195 Dean Street in Englewood, just opposite the Englewood train station.
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The new store is significantly larger and much nicer than the older location, featuring many kinds of prepared foods, including sandwiches, salads, and entire main dishes. Bartolomeo also does catering and will prepare many dishes to order as well.
The deli area at Bartolomeo is about is comprehensive as you will find on this side of the Hudson river.
Prepared Italian sandwiches and Paninis.
Carlo Bartolomeo hired Leonardo Marino, formerly Sous Chef of Le Bernardin Restaurant in New York City, and Chef De Cuisine of Eric Ripert’s West End Bistro in Washington DC to run Bartolomeo’s kitchen and cook all of the prepared foods for sale on Bartolomeo’s menu. This is serious chef firepower folks. Leo is particularly proud of his Osso Bucco, which is shown here.
Bartolomeo has a huge array of salads and antipasto. If you have dinner party or a luncheon to put together in a hurry, this is definitely the place to go.
Grilled Chicken Breasts
Bartolomeo has all the Italian-American specialties we all love — sausage and peppers, meatballs, chicken parmigiana — all set and ready to go.
Kill. Me. Now.
Bartolomeo has the capability to grill steaks and other items to order.
Here’s Carlo making some pizza. Pizza is a new addition to Bartolomeo. I’d describe Bartolomeo’s pizza as Foccacia-like, in that it is baked in a pan in order to consistently cook the crust. Bartolomeo uses premium ingredients to make its pizza, including the very same San Marzano tomatoes they sell on their shelves.
Bartolomeo’s new pizza oven.
Carlo putting the finishing touches on a Margherita Pizza.
Margherita Pizza, with fresh Mozzarella cheese and Basil leaves.
Margherita Pizza slice, plated. As you can see the pizza is consistently cooked through, none of that uncooked doughy layer that you see in a lot of pizza places.
Rachel enjoying Margherita Pizza.
Here’s a regular pie.
And a white/ricotta and Broccoli pie.
Bartolomeo has ample seating, so you can shop for what you want as well as eat it right then and there if you wish.
Pre-prepared wraps and salads.
Bartolomeo can also toss your salads to order, with the ingredients that you want.
Bartolomeo imports its own brand of premium extra-virgin olive oil, which it uses in many of its prepared foods.
Here’s some Balsamico di Modena. Good stuff.
Bartolomeo has many brands of super-premium pastas, all imported from Italy.
A Big Wheel of 3-year old Parmigiano Reggiano.
Bartolomeo also has lots of baked goods and pastries.
Which you can wash down with an nice Espresso.