Calandra's Mediterranean Grill

4.5
434 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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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 attached to 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 & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 434 people are saying
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PatD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service! Nice setting options, lobby/bar, inside and outdoors.

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justaguy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Menu had something for everyone. Portions were very generous and flavorful. Service staff were very friendly and accommodating. Nice selection of daily specials and Monday special all night Happy Hour menu was a bonus.

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Inah
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall,outstanding! First time for us and wondered why it us long to do it! We dine out 3-4 times a week, and your place will be our place for special occasions and whenever we feel like. Thank you.

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ThomasL
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a wonderful experience. We will back for sure

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vipElle
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outdoor dining was really lovely, with shrubs, flowers, and fountains surrounding us. Food was very good, and tonight’s service was outstanding. Sadly, this is the end of summer, and the evenings get shorter and cooler, so we will treasure the experience of this evening.

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vipPelican
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor atmosphere; delicious food and it was very rewarding and a pleasure to see the chef and manager walk around to tables to ask how everything was. Haven’t even seen that before Covid lockdown . WELL DONE CALANDRAS!!!

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vipjuilliard
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Booked my daughter's rehearsal dinner there for next year.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent dinner, Elias , our waiter was excellent

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dmb1167
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We've dined at this restaurant a number of times and always enjoyed it. This time around our party ordered the bolognese, calamari and clam chowder (two appetizers as dinner, no problem), and a pork chop dish. All were delicious. FYI, I would have given 4 starts for the food, but I was disappointed and surprised that the chef added canned chopped clams to the fresh clams in the linguini with clam sauce dish I ordered. There's no need for those when fresh is available--and the dish had an excellent amount of fresh clams, too! It makes the difference between canned (tough and tasteless) and fresh (soft and briny) that much greater.

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vipElle
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We have enjoyed dinner here many times. However, the service on this night was almost non-existent. I had to get up to get silverware from another table, find the waiter several times, and even remind them that we were celebrating my mother’s birthday (which was specified in the reservation! ) There were only 3 tables filled outside, so we could not understand the difficulty. Tom was not there, so we spoke to the manager on duty. He apologized and said they were training new staff. If that was the case, an experienced person should have been supervising or shadowing the trainees!

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Michelle
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our surroundings were outstanding.... We sat under an apple tree surrounded by vines, plum and fig trees on a picture-perfect day. I ordered a Cosmopolitan (made perfectly). Oscar, the chef came outside to get some fresh mint. We asked him to recommend our entrees. We shared two of the specials offered... Branzino and Blackened Chicken made not too spicy especially for me. Both were delicious. Our server Pedro was attentive and our maitre d' was so accommodating that he picked an apple for us and had the kitchen cut it up for us to enjoy. We closed out our bill and enjoyed a leisurely afternoon thanks to the staff at Calandra's Mediterranean Grill. Our day was exceptional; it could not have been better!

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vipConsistent
Naples
103 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Ordered a drink and it came in a wine glass that was not full. Beet salad had no flavor. Fried calamari was soo overcooked it’s tasted like shoe leather. Had the Cavatelli and Broccoli which was lacking in flavor all around. Service was mediocre since they were full and they had several big tables. Kitchen looked overwhelmed. Took forever to get check and have them pick it up for payment. I was there with my daughter her husband and my 2 grandchildren. They ordered pizza which was undercooked and raviolis which they ate. I did not taste them but they ate it. The French fries were the only thing on the table that were tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent

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vipdebb
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service and are very accommodating. Food was excellent.

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Joni
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Service was good. Apps were decent. Main courses were not. Bolognese sauce tasted burnt and the lemon sauce on the shrimp dish was gelatin like and the pasta was smothered in it. Dessert was good. Price was very expensive.

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Mila
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter, James, was amazing, attentive, accommodating and cheerful! The chef, Oscar, was amazing - accommodated our special nutritional needs so sweetly! The entire staff was just amazing!

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waynet
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Calandra’s. Never had a bad dinner there. The service is impeccable. Lovely atmosphere esp. with the water fountain and lights. Would highly recommend it .

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

we waited about 40 minutes for our check after we finished eating because our waiter never came back outside to check on us. we ended up having to ask a different server to get our bill.

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DianneT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fish is so fresh we had mussels, calamari salmon and scallops.
The calamari so so tender it reminded me of my grandmothers
Fantastic service
If you like it lively you can dine in the bar area with live music
We sat outside as we met friends we have not seen in a long time
and wanted a quieter option.
A little pricey but worth every penny

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MichelleB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

WE were not impressed with the food. The Rice balls were good as an appetizer. The pasta was hard and the flavor was meek

The best part of dinner was the dessert.

I would not come back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was not good - the meatballs were dry and the meat was the cheapest quality meat. The lasagna was not even edible. We went to celebrate my husbands birthday and were extremely disappointed

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vipLouisTLipp
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Sensational service from the waitstaff and the manager. Food was outstanding. However, like most places post-Covid, a little pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was great, service excellent.

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vipNJman66
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently good. Great food and great service!

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Eatoutallthetime
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spot on as usual. Calandras never disappoints. Food and service were excellent.

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KCO1
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous. Great service. Will surely dine there again.

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vipLuv2eat
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

First of all the parking situation was abominable prime time around 6:30 - 7 pm. We drove around forever until we made our own parking space, praying that we wouldn't get towed. Apparently, they must be renovating the hotel because there were so many shipping style containers taking up space in the back. Although Calandra's created an additional parking lot, it is not sufficient if the restaurant and hotel are fully occupied. The staff was extremely accommodating and there was ample space for indoor and outdoor seating. The food was fabulous and the portions were hearty. I would recommend the trout and the Mediterranean salad. My husband had the Caesar salad and trout and was equally as pleased. The only complaint we had, and I feel bad mentioning this given the pandemic situation, is we sat for 45 minutes without a server approaching us. Service was so slow and it took a long time to get our food. Otherwise, it was great!!

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EllenG
Greensboro
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was outstanding. Ambiance was terrific.

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vipHappyEater
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was authentic Italian and very delicious! The ambience was great! Service was perfect!

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ChristineC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly sized portions, with great flavor and texture combinations. And of course the bread!!

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CarrieG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calandras is our place to go for celebrations or when in the mood for great food. Never a complaint.

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NikkiG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find! Incredible food, wonderful ambiance in the garden with a fountain and flowers, had a birthday cake ordered that they picked up and served. James was an attentive server. Worth the drive

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vip911gts4
Richmond
33 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It’s always annoying when the waiter brings out to your table the main entrees , when all the bread and appetizer plates are still on the table. No excuse for this type of service when entries are in the 30 dollar range.

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vipDearanij
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We continue to go back because it never disappoints. The food is great and so is the service. The outdoor dining is done exceptionally well. We will be back.

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Jake
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Obviously understaffed, Put in tent in rear no ambience. Table unset, missing chairs silverware so we stood there waiting. When clearing salad plates waiter took dirty fork and knives off plates on put them on tablecloth, Had beet salad and soiled tablecloth, Very unappetizing. food was void of taste. Had salmon Marrakesh as usual, not the same bland. Been there many times before pandemic. Service was poor. Waiters plopped plates down no finesse. Could not have been trained servers. Ordered espresso-used to get biscotti with it-waiter said don't have it anymore so he brought a large chocolate cookie that was hard as a rock and inedible. Could go on but perhaps instead of booking some many guests and being unable to professionally serve them all should have less guests and treated the way they used to. Will never go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! Fabulous atmosphere! Just upset about the tip being added automatically! It was only the 2 of us!

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barbaragargiulorealtor
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Waitress was rude and inattentive
. I would never have left
The 20% tip that had been added.

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vipHansH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a return trip. After visiting this location with a friend and having had a great experience, I returned with three other friends after suggesting we go after my excellent experience the first time.
The second experience did not disappoint. The food was excellent and was served in a timely manner. We were not rushed.
I will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have dinner! The food and service was excellent!

FAQs

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

Calandra's Mediterranean Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 434 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.