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Calandra's Mediterranean Grill

4.6
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326 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Come to Calandra's Mediterranean Grill !! We are a family friendly restaurant featuring an open kitchen with an open wood burning grill and wood burning stone pizza deck oven. Our Dining room is a Tuscany styled with an attached Outdoor Mediterranean style dining patio plus a fully stocked lobby bar with beautiful fireplace. All pasta dishes are made with our homemade "Pasta Fatta in Casa", just as it is made in Italy, delicious and tender! We are famous for all seafood and fish dishes. Enjoy !!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 326 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Njprof5
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, atmosphere was lovely and service was excellent. Highly recommend!

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CathieT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

The big wait. All we did was wait. Got seated right away, waited 20 minutes for someone to ask what we wanted to drink, it would have been longer if we didn’t flag someone down. Waited another 20 for a portion of the drink order to come. Then another 45 minutes to get our meal. Which was also around the same time the rest if our initial drink order came. Food was just ok, nothing to write home about. Then, finally get the check only to be advised that they automatically put a tip on the bill For 2 people! What??? A tip is a compliment for good service and not a requirement, especially for 2 people. Not to say I wouldn’t have left a tip, and I would have completely understood this policy for a larger sized table, but for a table of two, it’s insulting. Absolutely the last time I consider Calandra’s for anything.

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KGD113
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food and the service was impeccable! There is a lot of outdoor covered seating. Unfortunately one table was directly in the path people walked . I felt sorry for the lady’s that were seated there.Also I would recommend moving the seating and ashtray from the exit by the seating . There were 4 men in work clothes drinking beer and smoking. It took away from the ambiance. I do not begrudge them from unwinding after a hard days work, But I think the hotel could make better accommodations for them away from my table. There is only a hand full of tables affected.I would recommend asking for a table away from the hotel exit. Overall a good dining experience. Just hopping the management will see this and make the changes. If so next review would be 5 star

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

This was my second experience at Calandras and I definitely enjoyed it. They are taking COVID precautions including distanced tables, masks for all servers, and wrapped silverware and napkins which definitely help to put your mind at ease so you can enjoy the food and experience.

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PatriciaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service impeccable,

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vipCherylK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent evening. The food and the entertainment were perfect.

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Jmh2
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pretty outdoor surroundings, outstanding lobster ravioli and linguini with clams, excellent Covid prevention compliance, and pleasant background music. Eager to return.

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Aprilflower
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been coming here for years. First time dining out since Covid. They did a great job with the outdoor seating and protocols. Felt very safe, dinner was excellent! The outside courtyard is beautiful!

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SeanM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Due to the Covid circumstances our hostess gave us the option of dining under the tent on the patio which she said was a bit hotter due to the lack of air circulation or sit under the tent in the parking lot. We decided on the lot since it was dreadfully humid out. And of course there was a thunder shower. Our waiter Miguel and assistant Philippe were super attentive and friendly. Definitely give it a try!

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wusspoppin
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, ambiance, and staff were amazing. I would definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The ambiance on the patio is lovely. You feel like you’re in a beautiful Italian garden. The food was very good although I felt the portions were small.

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AmitP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The staff was very friendly and polite . Food was reasonable.

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RobinR
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a relaxing & most enjoyable evening! Great bread, food, service & wine!!

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vipNJTom
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outdoor seating is in the back. Very quiet. We were there on a Sunday afternoon and had the place to ourselves. Food is excellent

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BMM13
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my first time to patronizing this restaurant's outside eating area. The service was very prompt and the food was well prepared. I would definitely consider this place as a dining option.

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MicheleM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Bday dinner. Gentleman singing was added bonus

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SulimanB
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Awesome service, ambience and excellent wait staff! I would recommend to anyone.

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mikey
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

food and service were excellent. the garden dining area was very pleasant and attractive. precautions for covid were extensive and cleanliness and social distancing were great

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vipGaryG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good outdoor dining experience.

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ColleenD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First night out in three months. Everything was cleaned every time a customer left. They did a great job making everyone feel comfortable, more than six feet between tables.

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RomonaM
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambiance as nice, the food was great and the service was also good. Good place to go, I would recommend it.

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vipSHRC
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food

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AngelaR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu, food quality and service. Comfortable atmosphere.

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Malle83288
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Where to begin ... from the time we walked in to the appetizers, main course and desserts, it was a wonderful experience. Elias, our waiter was terrific. Great sense of humor and service was outstanding.

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Maryp
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter, James was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal and always great service!

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DennisS
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food and service are consistently great. It doesn’t matter whether you’re in the lobby or restaurant. The night we were there was entertainment in the lobby, piano player. A wonderful night out.

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MichaelB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Calandra's Mediterranean Grill has great authentic food, service and ambiance. It is a bit on the expensive side for most of the main courses, but it's a good place for special occasions, family gatherings and/or an intimate dinner for two.

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Jayk
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

was a perfect dining experience. Great food, service and atmosphere.

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LenR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service always excellent. The family had the Salmon Special, theGrouper Special Ann the Risotto Special on Friday January 10th. The food was among the best meals we’ve had at Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill and we have been coming here for over 15 years. A wonderful evening. Thank you.

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vipAnthonyD
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as usual
This is one of our favorite places to enjoy a great meal.

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vipMartyt
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food, good service, great place to dine with friends

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vipLoveboathouse
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We had a lovely dinner on Christmas at Calandra's.

Would definitely recommend.

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rosemaryK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just had Christmas dinner here.Service was great food was delicious.Will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We had dinner for ten on Christmas Day here recently. All ten meals were different and each person thoroughly enjoyed their meals! Service people had great attitudes but were a little overwhelmed with the crowd. Given the occasion, we were delighted they were available to help us and we very much appreciated their effort. This is the third time we have had Christmas dinner here and each year, the crowd seems to grow as apparently word is spreading as to how great this place is.

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SandyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our waiter, James, was great. He was so personable and very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Pre Christmas dinner with my family. Food, service were both good. House wine is good for the money.

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JoeP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice traditional menu with a few twists. Very accommodating Good wine and bar drinks. The Collandra branded wines are a very good value.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Prices are higher than other similar restaurants in northern Jersey.

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qualitylou
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are so happy that Tom is back. Big difference in food and service since his return. Great idea to put a sign outdoors announcing his return. We probably would not have been back unless invited by friends.

FAQs

Calandra's Mediterranean Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Calandra's Mediterranean Grill also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 575-6500.

Calandra's Mediterranean Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 326 OpenTable diners.

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