Calandra's Mediterranean Grill

4.4
419 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 419 people are saying
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4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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waynet
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
7 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
1 review
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.

NJ
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.

KC
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
87 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
100 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!

JB
vipJaredB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Typically a good experience, but recently the restaurant is over booked and under staffed. It made for a less than satisfying experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dining experience. It was a great evening and even though the staff was overwhelmed and the manager was holding it all together. It was one of the best evenings we had in a long time, between the music the staff taking care of us and the great music, it was just one of the best evenings we had out in years.

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EileenH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite go to when meeting family for lunch/dinner.
Great food, atmosphere and service is always excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, and ambiance were great. Would definitely return and recommend.

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vipEatoutalot
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & food

CA
vipCindyA
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the bar menu and terrific food. Good socially distanced environment. Thanks

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thomasb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There are a few changes to Med Grill. The menu is limited and on this occasion they ran out of soup. Service was good but a bit stressed since the fellow had to run outside to the bubbles they have on the side lawn. The veal saltimbocca was prepared a bit differently than I usually see it. Three medallions stacked with a bit of cheese and mushrooms on top.
They add 20% automatically to the tab regardless of table size. we were two.
Overall OK given covid, there is space and staff is stretched. (was far worse at their sister rest last week) but not as good as it was prior to the pandemic.

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KenM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food at Calandra's is the best Italian food in this area. We were a little disappointed when the host seated us at a high table when we requested a low table. They asked us if we wanted a high t able and we said no then they led us to a high table. Further, the table was right next to where people were coming in and out which made us a little uncomfortable due to the fact you have to remove your mask when eating. Other than that, the food and our waiter were wonderful.

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vipDearanij
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to this restaurant many times and keep coming back. The food, service and ambiance is great.

KC
KatC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We did not know that this place has a band coming every other Saturday night that has a group of followers (the regulars) and they are all in their 80s. We are in our 40s so it did not excite us much, however it was nice to see old folks tipsy dancing and enjoying themselves. The appetizers were generous portions and great flavor (calamari and eggplant). Entrees were just ok (pork scaloppini Marsala and Grouper). It was nice to get out but we would not come back. In general it seems that this place attracts the older crowd.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good service. Seated immediately. Prices a little high but taste was very good. Nice place

JG
JohnG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed our first outdoor dinner at a restaurant since March 2020. Thank you for the terrific service

KC
vipKevinC
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We ate outside under a heating lamp. It was nice to try out this place & we'll likely return as the weather improves.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great covid experience

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Eatoutallthetime
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. We had a little corner to ourselves and felt safe throughout our dining experience. Everyone loved everything we ordered.

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Runner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday celebration. Starting with bread, cheese and olive oil and ending with Zablione

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Aprilflower
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Love the ambiance at Calandra’s!

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 4.4 stars by 419 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.