Calandra's Mediterranean Grill

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289 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 !!
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4.4
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4.5
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4.4
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4.1
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JP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Prices are higher than other similar restaurants in northern Jersey.

q
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.

J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Calandra's on Monday 10/21, food was delicious and service was great. Prices are moderate.

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated birthday there. Beautiful place and the food is so delicious!

M
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Lovely room, but loses on food and overall experience. I'm not sure what others see in this place that isn't in every neighborhood red-sauce joint. Pizza purportedly comes from a special oven, but tastes rather ordinary and doesn't reveal any trace of being cooked in high heat. Pasta was dominated by burned garlic. Desserts are sourced elsewhere, though carrot cake was ok. Service was fine, albeit detached. It's above average for a business hotel if you're traveling, but meh for anyone who is willing to drive for a meal. Located in a Hampton Inn, on a main highway in Fairfield NJ - perhaps that's all you need to know.

JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The experience at Calandra's was absolutely perfect. We came to celebrate my fiance's birthday and the experience is everything that you expect from Calandra's. The server was excellent and the food amazing! We loved the bread so much that we took them up on their offer to take a loaf home! Thank you for a beautiful evening.

t
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really was great. Food and service outstanding. Thank you making my birthday extra special. Staff was wonderful!

RJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Calandras always delivers!! Never had a bad meal in all the years I’ve been eating there.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We ate outside in the courtyard, lovely quiet area. The service was excellent, food delicious and Chef Robert stopped by the table to make sure everything was to our liking.

L
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was pricey, but delicious. Drinks were good also. Parking was impossible, I had to park illegally to go inside.

AD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good as usual. We enjoyed the meal and the staff is great too.

SU
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Prices are too high. One of the most expensive restaurants in the area.

SH
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was really excellent. The grilled branzino special was outstanding. Fresh French baguettes to take home when you leave.

e
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was not only delicious, but beautiful to look at. Chef Richard is very talented.

KA
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The server Elias was wonderful! So pleasant and checked on us throughout the meal to make sure everything was good. He was excellent!

G
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, attentive service, beautiful decor - I highly recommend Calandra's Mediterranean Grill. We definitely plan to visit again.

AS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere outside on the patio. Food and service were great.

B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was excellent! Our server James was fantastic!

JE
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have eaten here many times and this place never disappoints! Excellent food, excellent service.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a wonderful summer night and my husband and I had an awesome dinner outside. The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was perfect! Will definitely be back!!

LR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

My family has been coming to the Mediterranean Grill fo years. The food is always great and the service terrific. This past Saturday we had the duckling and the lamb chops. We will be back soon. Most impressive evening.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent !!!

t
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The prices seem to have nudged up and it was rather slow for a week day night. Had veal saltib. and it was bit chewy. Partner had a pasta dish that was pretty good. Service was attentive. The week before, tried to walk in, it was a weekend, and they had a series of parties. no one was seating people, so we left and hit a place down the road

TP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

A truly delightful dining experience.....I've been to the Mediterranean Grill several times over many years and have NEVER been disappointed. We were seated on time, drinks were plentiful, food delicious and a very varied choice of appetizers, salads and entrees.....Dessert selection was excellent. Can't wait to return!

KA
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our daughter treated us to dinner to thank us for helping her this past year!

d
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Felt like I was back in Italy . We sat outside and enjoyed the food , service, ambiance and company. Had a great afternoon while celebrating my moms 91 birthday.

AD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dine here often and have not been disappointed ever.
We recommend this place all the time.

IM
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food and atmosphere great. Service good but a little slow when asking for the bill at the end. Took 20 mins between asking for the bill to paying for it.

EG
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Service for drinks and refilling water could have been better, the food fantastic.

R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The menu included innovative and seasonal dishes, in addition to standards. The food was well prepared. The wine list was OK. The dessert selections could have included sorbet or gelato; the zabaglione looked like the standard restaurant pudding posing as zabaglione. The service was friendly, though somewhat awkward as 3 diners were served their meals simultaneously, but we had to wait for some time for the fourth meal to be served.

GB
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A rare place in this area to sit outside in a quiet, well landscapes courtyard courtyard. Service is top notch and enjoyed the salad with poached pears and chicken.

RJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Calandra’s is always our go to restaurant...food is great as is the service!

BD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyable and great value! Half price pasta on Tuesdays!!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience2

It's in a hotel
With a bar lounge singer.
Very loud

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Piano Jimmy Sabini excellent. Chef Roberto created a great menu. Octopus app tender, seasoning complimented it. Tender Lamb chops cooked to perfection. And Salmon. Wild caught was also perfect. Service was outstanding.

RL
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Menu choices very extensive. Food taste, quality and portion size excellent. Host and all who waited on us were friendly and competent. Only area suggested for improvement is to either clean dining chair cushions or replace chairs. Two of the chairs at our table had dried stains visible as we were seated.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is consistently delicious and the service is excellent

J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual, when we arrived with our party, we received a friendly greeting and were seated at a lovely table. The wait staff is always very accommodating to any special requests on the menu and gave us ample time to make selections and waited to place the order for our main meal until we had finished our appetizers. The food is always amazing, from the meatball appetizers, or eggplant rollatini to the main courses, whether they be seafood, pasta or meat dishes. The preparation, presentation and taste are all incredible. The desserts are equally delicious and all in all, a great dining experience that will not disappoint you. One of our favorite go to places to bring special friends for a wonderful dining experience.

EF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Suggestion to the restaurant to lower the dinning room lights a little to create a little more ambiance. The food and the service were VERY good.