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For 2
Sat, 2/24
9:30 PM
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Calandra's Mediterranean Grill

183 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
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 Tuscany styled with an attached 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 !!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:45am - 4:00pm;

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(973) 575-6500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alvaro Mora
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Catering available for pick up only. No deliveries.
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Cross street
Clinton Road
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Parking details
Free parking around the hotel is available.
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Public transit
Bus stop close to hotel
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Tuesdays,Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays- Piano player from 7:00 Pm to 10:00 PM
Sundays from 5:00 to 7:00- Magician Table Side
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Special events & promotions
Please check our website for special events.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 183 People Are Saying
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Mannie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I took my wife to M.G. for Valentines's Day celebration. The food was outstanding: Calamari was tender and juicy and the Surf & Turf -- lobster and steak -- was also great. I brought my own wine and the $12 corking fee was reasonable. To complement the evening service was excellent and the music provided by a pianist was enjoyable. Highly recommended.

vipSHRC (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food

NJjon (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

A relaxed atmosphere that is conducive to dining on the many dishes that are offered at an affordable price. Have eaten here many times and love the baguettes to take home.

JBoy (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was excellent as was the service. There was entertainment which was also very good. The wait staff was very attentative.

FavoriteitalianRestaurant (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

This is our favorite Northern NJ Italian restaurant. Been here several times before and we will be back often. Food is always excellent. They also change up a "Specials" list every day. Service is there when you want and not bothering you if you don't want. Food, both from the regular menu and the specials menu is alway terrific. Enjoy! Enjoy!! ENJOY!!!!

vipTracyC (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Food was average. It’s a little too bright in there. Very high prices for the value.

OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We find this restaurant to be very family friendly and very relaxed.The service is always excellent.We always enjoy the dinners.

vipiggy (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Great experience, great food.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

Very good experience food was terrific as always. Quite night and no one rushed us thru our dinner.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

We sat in the more formal dining area as this was a family dinner. The bar area was too noisy and cold. Very happy with Miguel, our waiter. Manager assisted in getting us seated in the back. Much appreciated. Food was great and unfortunately, upon exiting, there was no more bread left as a “favor”.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Been going to the Mediterranean Grill for years now. Food is very good but very pricey. Wanted to have a soup... soup of the day was cream of cauliflower, sounds delicious but didn’t order because it was $10 for a bowl!?
Really it’s only cauliflower. Some things are priced right and other prices for some plates do not make a sense. Otherwise very nice dinner.

OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on November 29, 2017

It was my son's birthday and he wanted Italian, so we chose Calandra's Mediterranean Grill. The food is consistently good here. The pasta is homemade and oh so good, as is everything else I've ever eaten here. The servers are polite, helpful and very attentive.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Restaurant was busy that night. There was also a private party. Service was a little slow. Our waiter was distracted as he was upset with another table. Although he was friendly, it did resignate to our service. Overall, dinner was delicious.

Been here few times for lunch. We will be back again.

sweettooth (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

I was there on a weekday evening. The restaurant was quite empty so the noise level wasn't a factor and there were no issues with service. The food was quite tasty but I thought the minestrone soup had too many potatoes and the pasta dish, which had a garlic and oil sauce, was too heavy with the oil. Overall I thought it was good and would return.

Bon24 (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

The food and service were exceptional. Add to that a magician who kept the children in our party entertained and you get a perfect evening.