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Calandra's Mediterranean Grill

4.5
183 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 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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Cuisines
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
Catering available for pick up only. No deliveries.
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Neighborhood
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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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Entertainment
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.
Additional
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.

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

Great food

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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.

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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.

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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!!!!

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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.

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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.

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vipiggy (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Great experience, great food.

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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.

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Riri (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent meal. The hostess said up the table by fireplace on a last minute request. The server was friendly. I left a new sweater under the table and was called about five minutes after I left to let me know i forgot it.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

Family gathering

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on October 26, 2017

I went here because they are so good to kids. My 9 year old daughter loves their olive plate, as do I. The big chocolate chip cookie they have her at no cost, was and always is a winner for her. Service was highly attentive, the manager is positively charming and top notch professional, and the food is good enough to engage in without being in a serious foodie mode.

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FavoriteitalianRestaurant (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

This is our (my wife and I) favorite Italian Restaurant within a 20 mile radius of where we live. The food is always great, especially the pasta dishes, although my wife raved about the veal scallopini this visit. Sometimes around this time of year, they serve pumpkin ravioli which is to-die-for, although not on the menu this time. We'll be back.

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vipLillian (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 10, 2017

Always delicious food and great service. A must!!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

food was excellent . server needed to be trained better. ordered champagne he did not no how to open .we had to tell him. He than poured my glass first and not my wife's. He than just left the bottle on the table. we had to get the bus boy to put it in a champagne bucket filled with ice. He also served me a bottle of beer with no glass. this is not a go go bar its an upscaled restaurant. Bring a GLASS !!!! the best was before our food even came the bus boy grabbed the salt and pepper off the table and took it away because they were cleaning up to go home. it was 8pm on a Saturday night . poor service will put them out of business for sure. will give it another try hope the service improves

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vipLillian (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 26, 2017

Great food and great service. Mediterranean Grill is our favorite restaurant.

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williamv (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on September 25, 2017

We had 8 guests for our daughters Birthday Our server Elias set up a beautiful table for us dinner was amazing from appetizers to dessert. The manager Tom and our server Elias made sure our Birthday celebration was a success our family couldn't have been happier with the experience of dining at The Mediterranean Grill. We never had to ask for water or bread there was always a filled bread basket and new bottle of water on the table. The Chef even made a tasty vegan Spaghetti dish for us. We will return again!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

We had a wonderful meal and the staff was good. Everyone looked after our table.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on September 1, 2017

The food and service is very good. A section of the restaurant is in the hotel lobby. This does not really affect the atmosphere. The only slightly negative comment is that although the piano player is very good, we found it to be a little too loud. Dinner conversation was just a little difficult.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

Everything we ordered from appetizer to dessert was superb. Service was impeccable. Will be back

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MissyF (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

Dinner was delicious! Two of us had the chicken rolatini and loved it! My husband had the lamb chops and they were cooked perfectly! Leaving with a loaf of bread is a nice touch! We can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

Good food and service but very expensive for an al a cart restaurant.

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williamv (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on August 6, 2017

Place was perfect. Was there for a birthday dinner and Kevin the server was excellent. Even had a magician working. Would definitely recommend this place

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MJCNJC (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

Miquel was very attentive and courteous.

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