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About Cucina Calandra

Modeled after a Courtyard Villa in Southern Italy, Cucina Calandra is a family-friendly restaurant featuring a menu emphasizing southern Italian cooking. Cucina Calandra emphasizes pastas, thin crust pizza and dry-aged steaks prepared over an open wood mesquite grill, custom-made especially for Cucina Calandra. Our Chef Henry the Pizza Man is here to entertain the children and adults too with his skills at making a pizza or flatbread while you watch. The Calandra Family has enjoyed providing generations of families and friends, including yours, with our famous baked products. The Calandras look forward to providing outstanding service to you and your families at Cucina Calandra.

216 US Highway 46
Fairfield, NJ 07004
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 10:00am
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 10:30am






Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 4:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm

Dinner: Monday - Sunday: until 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Fairfield Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 575-7720

Website:
http://www.cucinacalandra.com/

Entertainment:
We are pleased to present entertainment in the Executive Lounge on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Contemporary piano and duos singing past and present favorites.

Catering:
Banquet rooms available for weddings and parties up to 200 people.

Parking Details:
Plenty of parking around the Hotel and Restaurant

Executive Chef:
Costantino Cammarano

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cucina Calandra Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Good for a Date (8)
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Good for Groups (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Authentic (7)
Cozy (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Casual (5)
Romantic (5)
Business Meals (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Fun (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Live Sports (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

The staff pushes you out. We were barely finished with dinner and they were clearing the plates.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Probably the best Callandra’s has to offer. The others are very good this place is exceptional. Portions are nicely sized and pricing is competitive. Will definitely return

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was taste and the fresh bread with cheese was amazing

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Cozy, Authentic
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food is delicious. The staff is so friendly and I recommend the gnocchi to anyone. It tastes like authentic Italian food. The wine list is very good as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

One of my Favorite restaurants in Northern New Jersey. I’ve been dining here for over 10 years.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Romantic, Authentic, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Live Sports, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always a good meal with amazing cheesy bread! The price is reasonable and the food tastes fresh.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great family place. So easy with the kids to have their special pizzas.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Should make gluten free bread since they make the dough f pizza. Horrible music. Otherwise good food and value for the money.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We happened on the calandra restaurants on open table as we were waiting for work up at veterinary emergency hospital nearby.
We were very pleasantly surprised I would recommend it to anyone near the area for us it's a long haul from

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Always a family favorite with great Italian food, a warm and welcoming atmosphere for young and old.

Always greeted with a warm Italian family feel , with great attitude by servers and the hot, hearty cheesy, garlic loaf immediately placed on our table.

Everyday menu items are served in large portions delivering great taste and value. Specials are creative and food forward with inventive flavors and tastes.

We never leave enough room for desserts but know the bakery can deliver beyond everyone's expectations.

Highly recommended for families and large groups or even weeknight business dinners.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

I've visited Cucina Calandra on multiple occasions. The experience has always been great. However, this past Sunday, I ordered linguini in white clams sauce and it was completely tasteless. I'm wondering if they had a new chef. I'll give them benefit of the doubt.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The food is always excellent...we have never been disappointed. The cheesy bread is the best! I wish the other Calandras offered that.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Delicious food. Excellent service. Outdoor patio is a great option. Complimentary cheesy garlic bread is amazing. Great place for families and/or large groups. Kids love the customized pizzas that they can watch be made.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 1, 2017

Excellent service, food and drinks. Prices were reasonable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food was fantastic. I had a special, pasta with Gorgonzola, fresh figs, pignoli, and arugula. I hope it becomes a regular item. Delicious.

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·Dined on July 25, 2017

This was a birthday celebration and everyone really enjoyed themselves and the food. Their garlic bread with mozzarella that is served at the table is outstanding. Half price pasta nights makes Tuesdays a real value.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

excellent pastas.....wonderful Tues night 1/2 price ( very fair !! ) for pastas and house wines.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Good value , Great Food
For all types of groups - Families , Business , couples , women night out , guys night out , etc
Very friendly staff

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2017

We ALWAYS enjoy this place. Friendly service, great menu ...... pasta Tuesdays are a great value !!

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Food is very good, service is good, their stuffed Italian bread is great

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Best Italian food in jersey great service always a great meal when we come here

Tags: Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Always good food, ambiance...a terrific local restaurant

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

This place has gone down hill over the years. The price is way too expensive for an Italian restaurant that is BARELY above the taste and quality that you would experience for the Olive Garden (which is terrible). I will never go here again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Our go-to restaurant. I don't think we have been disappointed. The are VERY WILLING to prepare dishes the way you want them

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2017

The food was very good and the service was as well. The waitress took exceptional care in serving a 5 year old at our table. She knew to get a drink and food to her quickly to keep her occupied and happy.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great place and great for kids. Chef Henry and his pizzas are the best!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Excellent food and service. Good selection of wine.

Tags: Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2017

The four of us had drinks, dinner and dessert. The food was fabulous, the wine and drinks were good. The service was good but a bit slow. The restaurant was not that busy so it was surprising that we had to wave the waiter over. A very nice night out!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Great delicious tasting food, excellent service. Cucina Calandra is a favorite for my husband and I.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 16, 2017

As usual, the food was delicious - starting with appetizers, entrees and dessert!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We had a great time as always... we also have had 3 parties there over the last 3 years. The food is always excellent as is their service. We just had 8 of us there for Mothers Day !!! We met Anthony's son, Thomas, who was very cordial and made sure everything was ok with our dinner.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Food and service was very good. They did not have any Gluten Free items on menu, so the menu was a bit limited for a couple of us.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Poconos)·Dined on May 5, 2017

fish meals were exelent. I did feel it was a little on the pricey side but all 5 of us enjoyed it. Didn't like that they charged for a refill on a soda. Highly recommend the sangria

Tags: Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Seasonal, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

So great - thank you! Kids love the Chef Henry making pizza - yummy food, great atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Chef Henry is still the best. One of the best places to eat fine food that is completely kid friendly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2017

We dine at Cucina Calandra at least twice a month - it is a must.
Always delicious, fresh tasting food and good service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 18, 2017

always good. really good! Consistent for 10 years so far for us

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Reservation recommended for Tuesday night. They are kid friendly. The pizza chef is awesome. The ravioli and fresh pasta are delicious.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Chef Henry was the best, he was very pleasant and loved the children.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Very good dining experience . Would definitely go back soon!

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options
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