Calandra's Mediterranean Grill
Our igloos can fit maximum 10 guests, for Friday, Saturday and Sunday we have 4 guests minimum required with minimum spending, depending of number of the guests. Also we take reservation with the credit card info.
For Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday there is no minimum guests and no minimum spending.
We have specific time slots for different igloos ( depending of number of guests )
Please call 973-575-6500 for more info and to make an igloo reservation.
We are a family friendly restaurant featuring an open kitchen with a 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
The menu offers many types of dishes, and the wait staff is very attentive. We like the decor and the ambiance of the restaurant, too.
Always excellent. Great staff.
Amazing experience! James our waiter was incredible - service pristine- despite the large party tables the noise level was just fine - including the amazing live entertainment and oldies dinner music
We will absolutely be back!
The ambiance was beautiful and cozy. Loved the partitions between tables. Our server James was excellent and the food was outstanding. We will certainly return
Wonderful night, good food and service, great ambience and entertainment
We have been patrons to this restaurant for many years. During the pandemic we ordered takeout. - from their simplified menu. This was our first time returning to the restaurant for indoor dining. While the restaurant updated their decor, they also downsized the menu. Moreover, they did have some of their prior dishes on the menu. Overall it is a new menu. Well, the food remains delicious, but because of economics or supply chain issues, portion size are no longer the same - smaller; however, prices remain same. Shrinkflation has happened. Sadly, I find better value at the local Italian or Mediterranean restaurant. I’m not sure whether I’ll be returning to Mediterranean Grill anytime soon.
Calandra's has very good food and service. They lack proper etiquette in providing silverware changes, supplying plates for empty clam shells, etc.
The restaurant area is artfully done and tables are not on top of one another. Service was excellent and food was great.
Food was delicious hospitality spectacular
Nice Christmas menu. Big selection. Had to send the mussels back. Drinks were good. Lacked a festive garnish for the price. Service was a bit slow.. Overall it was good.
We have been to this restaurant many times. The food was ok, it could have been hotter. The service was satisfactory. It was a week night and it was not busy.
The restaurant was decorated beautifully. We had a lovely table away from others. Service was impeccable and the food was great. It wasn't crowded, but it was lunch. Worried that not enough people know of this gem.
Great meal as always
Our experience was great! Food was very good, service very good and ambience very festive for the holiday.
High quality food,great service and very festive atmosphere. I would definitely return and highly recommend to friends.
As always, Calandras has very good food and service. The atmosphere is warm and inviting.
Excellent food! Had a great time with great friends.
Beautiful Meal! Excellent Service!
This is a great restaurant, one of the best in the West Essex area. My wife and I come here regularly, and we always enjoy the food and interacting with the wait staff. Also, Saturday night has live music. All around a pleasant way to spend an evening.
Excellent food and service!! Highly recommend!
Excellent service and food. And Jimmy Sabini is awesome.
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.
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 452 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.