Calandra's Mediterranean Grill
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.
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Delicious food, great service! Nice setting options, lobby/bar, inside and outdoors.
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.
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.
Overall a wonderful experience. We will back for sure
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.
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!!!
Great dinner. Booked my daughter's rehearsal dinner there for next year.
Great food and service!
Excellent dinner, Elias , our waiter was excellent
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.
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!
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!
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.
Food and service were excellent
Always excellent service and are very accommodating. Food was excellent.
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.
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!
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 .
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.
fish is so fresh we had mussels, calamari salmon and scallops.
The calamari so so tender it reminded me of my grandmothers
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
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
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
Sensational service from the waitstaff and the manager. Food was outstanding. However, like most places post-Covid, a little pricey.
As always, the food was great, service excellent.
Always consistently good. Great food and great service!
Spot on as usual. Calandras never disappoints. Food and service were excellent.
Food was fabulous. Great service. Will surely dine there again.
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!!
Service was great, food was outstanding. Ambiance was terrific.
The food was authentic Italian and very delicious! The ambience was great! Service was perfect!
Perfectly sized portions, with great flavor and texture combinations. And of course the bread!!
Calandras is our place to go for celebrations or when in the mood for great food. Never a complaint.
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
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.
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.
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.
Great meal! Fabulous atmosphere! Just upset about the tip being added automatically! It was only the 2 of us!
Waitress was rude and inattentive
. I would never have left
The 20% tip that had been added.
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.
Great place to have dinner! The food and service was excellent!
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.