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Cala di Mare Italian Grill

4.4
40 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Cala di Mare Italian Grill offers a fine dining experience in a casual yet classy environment, with a selection of specialty pasta dishes, market fresh fish and meats, and scrumptious desserts. Cala di Mare also offers traditional Italian exclusives both imported from family business and made in-house, such as hand-pressed olive oil, grappa, and limoncello.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 10:00am;
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm,
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
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Phone number
(516) 500-9600
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Roberto Bosotina
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Private party facilities
Cala di Mare offers several private dining rooms ranging from 50-300 guests for corporate breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. We are also a perfect destination for meetings, parties, weddings, and any other special occasions. In addition, we offer a Party Planner and Florist to assist you in planning your special event. Rooms & Capacity Scalinada Room - up to 300 guests Ballroom - up to 150 guests Oak room - up to 50 guests Capri room - up to 40 guests Restaurant - up to 120 guests
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Private party contact
Roberto: (516) 500-9600
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Catering
Special Events & Private Parties Cala Di Mare is the perfect place to have your next special occasion, party, office meeting or any event that you need a beautiful environment at an affordable price. Catering options are available. Please contact the restaurant directly for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N Centre Ave.
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Parking details
Valet - Fri-Sat Public lot also available
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Public transit
LIRR - Rockville Centre Bus - Rockville Centre
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine
What 40 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
3.9
ambience
3.8
value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Roberto and Chef Edward featured a new entree as special and it was fantastic! Branzino baked in parchment paper with mussels, clams and vegetables was delicious! I hope it will be an addition to the menu.

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1.0Dined on April 11, 2018

For the second time no now was there and the place was empty. Is it closed down?

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I don't know what to say. I had a reservation for a special evening and drove all the way there to find them closed. It was very embarrassing to say the least. They are part connected to the Best Western hotel and the clerk advised me this happens all the time. They need to get their act together If closed they should say closed.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Will never go there ,food was not good crab cake had no crab expensive meal for what you got serve.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Roberto and his staff were excellent as usual!!

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2.0Dined on July 8, 2016

Cala di Mare is in dire need of a competent chef.Here is a very attractive venue with a welcoming staff, providing fair service with a great Jazz duo adding to the ambience only
to be dis-illusioned by the food itself.Tasteless,is the only word that comes to mind.We chose
Cala di Mare because we were fans of the Musicians,but we will never dine there again.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2016

Superb food and service.

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1.0Dined on May 22, 2016

Food was flat tasting. Small portions. Would not go back

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2016

Cala di Mare

Excellent food, my wife enjoy salmon and
grilled shrimp special. My choice was roasted duck
and was absolutely delicious.
Definitely coming back!!!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2016

I selected this restaurant according to the name because my wife likes sea food...
however, as a steak lover, my Rib eye steak was superb.
great atmosphere, friendly owner and free parking in the heart of the town, made our outing a very pleasant experience.
well done Roberto.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

My experience was excellent and I will definitely be back. me and my girlfriend LOVED EVERYTHING.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2015

The Mussels Adriatic appetizer was outstanding, recommended to all when it is offered. The Pork Tenderloin over Wild Rice entree special was unbelievably tender and delicious. Chef Edwards in the kitchen continues to amaze and please with his creations.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2015

There was a limited menu when we ate at Cala di Mare on Valentine's Day. Normally that would mean the restaurant would be serving its best food and providing the best service. However, based on our experience that evening, we wouldn't go back to try the rest of the menu. Three course meal for $35 seemed like a good deal but it wasn't worth the money. Appetizers: single crabcake was small and had too much filler. Caesar salad OK but nothing special. Mozzarella and tomato, small portion, just OK. Mains: Ravioli fair, salmon below average, and the chicken was breaded which should not occur at any decent Italian restaurant. For perhaps the third time in 35 years of dining with my wife, she had to put ketchup on the steak. Dessert: average, but it's likely the chocolate cake and cheesecake were store-bought. Best part of the meal: the potato chips at the bar, which we grabbed whenever we walked by. Sorry, but there are much better options in Rockville Centre and surrounding towns.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2015

Pleasant and enjoyable

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2014

The Veal Millanaise was outstanding as usual. If you love a great veal dish, it is a must try.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2014

We had a great CHRISTMAS Eve dinner. We tried to get reservations in a few other spots, but wanted Italian with some fish. The service was impeccable. The food was good. The wine list was okay. They are very accommodating and extremely helpful. We had a 3year old with us and the busser (Alberto) was extremely nice and friendly. He was like a big brother to the baby. We would go back just for the service. It made our night. Thank You.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2014

When it is offered as a special you must try the Grilled Shellfish Appetizer. Delicious!! The Monkfish Marechiara was great as usual!

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2014

The Veal Milanese was superb!! Frank O'Brian played many enjoyable holiday tunes.

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2014

The food was excellent! The staff was extremely attentive and knowledgeable. The home baked bread was phenomenal.

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2.0Dined on November 21, 2014

In spite of the 4-5 star rating on Open Table reviews, this is a restaurant that, at the time of our visit, was patronized by an older crowd. My table of 4 ranged in age from 52-60 and we were the youngest in the room by nearly 10 years! There was also live music provided by a pianist who took "requests" as long it was something he liked. and a lounge-grade singer. For my dining group, we tend to get into lively discussions and it appeared there were older patrons who did not find this amusing.
Aside from this, the food was excellent and the staff was very good as well.

If you're looking for a place to take your Grandparents, they will not be disappointe.

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5.0Dined on November 21, 2014

The lentil soup and veal Milanese were unbelievably delicious!

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5.0Dined on November 7, 2014

The Veal Milanese was spectacular. A must try for veal lovers.

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2014

The Veal Millanese was a spectacular culinary experience. Also, the PEI mussels in white sauce were great, as usual.

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5.0Dined on October 10, 2014

Just went back to this terrific restaurant to share it our neighbors..... And it was even better with friends! They loved Cala... We were treated so well...and the food was absolutely first rate. This is simply a great restaurant that is looks elegant but is comfortable, quiet, well- run, reasonably priced...and serves delicious food. Nicest serving staff in RVC. You'll enjoy your stay.

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5.0Dined on October 3, 2014

The spinach salad and Monkfish Mareciare were fantastic tonight!

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2014

The Zuppa Di Pesce and grilled Veal Chop were excellent special offerings tonight.

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5.0Dined on September 26, 2014

The seafood combo appetizer was fantastic! Frank O'Brian's piano playing was great for listening and dancing.

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised at the high quality food,
Zuppa di Pesci with lobster, Red sauce over linguine was excellent,
we definitely coming back.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2014

This restaurant unfortunately is attached to a Best Western which probably turns a lot if people off. It shouldn't be an issue. Very pretty inside and food was excellent. The owner plans great things for the Fall, Sunday brunch and outdoor dining to name just 2. Please try it.

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2014

It was wonderful to discover a quiet spot with delicious well-prepared dishes and personal service. I would definitely return to escape the crowds and noise level of most other restaurants on a Friday night.

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1.0Dined on July 6, 2014

So disappointed. Had a 6:30 res for 7/6/14. Got to the restaurant and they weren't even open. I went out of my way with a party of 5 and had to search for a place to eat. I should have got a notification that I would not be able to done there that evening

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2014

The surprise was that it was in a Best Western. Food on a par with very upscale restaurants.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2014

I was coming from the west coast and booked this for a rehearsal dinner. I booked it based on other reviews. The food, service, and atmosphere was perfect! The owner provided superior service and was very accommodating. He helped make a special occasion perfect. I highly recommend this restaurant.
It will be on my list on my next east coast visit.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2014

The regular menu is deliciously outstanding and the specials offer a unique and flavorful dining experience. Try the straciatella soup. The service is the best in RVC!

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5.0Dined on September 5, 2013

Everything was perfect.
Dishes prepared and present
very well. Veal Romano was outstanding,
we are definitely coming back.

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2.0Dined on September 2, 2013

This restaurant is strictly for the hotel guests who either don't know of the fine restaruants in the surrounding neighborhood or just want to grab a quick bite before turning in. A very limited menu.

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5.0Dined on August 31, 2013

Wonderful food and very special service.
Loved the entire experience completely
Ribeye steak was Excellent

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2013

We really enjoyed eating here.
The food was excellent and service
was great.The staff was very friendly
and aimed to please. We had such a
good time that we booked a family
party there for November.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2013

Great food
This was our second time
in Cala di Mare, food it's delicious
we definitely coming back.

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3.0Dined on June 15, 2013

The place was empty at 8 pm on Sat night.
Literally. We were the only couple in the place.
Food was well presented, but mediocre

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