Cal Mare - MGM Springfield

4.2
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Michael Mina marries authentic Italian coastal cuisine from the Amalfi Coast with New England's signature style to create the freshest seafood, handmade pastas and true Italian pizza. Indulge your appetites with our innovative menu, then pick up a vintage bottle of wine from the Wine Shop.
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4.2
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4.3
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4.1
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CB
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The food is not described very well. We got many dishes thinking they where one thing and came out very different and very spicy to point they could not be eaten. How ever the dry aged stake was the one meal that came out amazing.

T
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service. However heard they are changing over to a new type of restaurant they have in other MGM establishments across the country, called Costa. Anyway if you can get there before they make the change, do it. Best Caesar Salad ever. Excellent entrees. Fabulous desserts.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Bring back the squid ink lobster pasta

K
New England
23 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. Our waitress was patient, thoughtful and pointed out items on the menu that would be prepared well gluten-free. The dinner was excellent, The Brussels were to die for. Delicious meal and outstanding service.

AK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Everything was OK. Server was lovely but otherwise food and drinks were very average. For the price we were expecting more.

CH
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu, service and quality. Drinks and food were equally decadent. Service was superb. Pricey but delicious.

WS
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sonia - Waitress was awesome, made my wife’s birthday the best

M
New England
31 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The food was great. The options were very limited. Overall, great service, and atmosphere.

ME
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Quality of food in relation to price ... as an example, clams casino appetizer...I have gotten better quality and portion at a beach side seafood shack for a better price

MB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! I am celiac and they were very accommodating to making sure I had a GF meal.

JK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The meal was delicious. A little pricey but we knew that going in since it’s in a casino. Service was excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent meal. Best option I’ve found at MGM. Look forward to next visit

PG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always choose Cal Mare for our dine out choice. The service is extremely attentive, even on a busy day like Christmas, we were attended to with care. WE LOVE CAL MARE'S menu. The food is always superb!

LJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve enjoyed Cal Mare a couple times. It’s a treat, for sure. The food is consistently tasty and yet, slightly innovative to some degree. We just love it.
You will too.

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I love Cal Mare. The food is always outstanding and the ambiance lively. Service was a little subpar this visit, but this was far from normal. We dine here every time we go to MGM Springfield, and will continue doing so.

b
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I want to start by saying that our waitress was excellent and a true professional. However, the host staff and (what I can only presume was) the manager were beyond rude and incompetent. Long story short, we were sat around 7pm for a 6:30 reservation. While we waited we watched the staff run around like they didn’t have a clue as to what was going on. When the manager came over to “apologize” for the wait, we explained that we had tickets for an 8pm show and he could have not been ruder. He snapped that he was having four tables set and stormed away. We waited another ten minutes and only remained because we could not get a table at any of the other restaurants in the casino or the surrounding area (yes, we had time to call all of them).

Like I mentioned at the beginning, our waitress was great and was really the only highlight of our experience. The food wasn’t all that good and watching the host staff scrambling all over the restaurant just stressed me out. I doubt I’ll be back.

RA
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was OK. Highlights were the Linguini with Clam Sauce (really liked the homemade pasta) and the Grilled Whole Branzino. BUT the potatoes under the Branzino are horrible. Greasy and tasteless, they would benefit from seasoning (maybe some Rosemary, Salt & Pepper) and less oil. Be warned they also appear on the Sunday Brunch menu as a side dish.

CP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Carpaccio MUCH to salty.
If you are ready to spend 18$ spaghetti with butter you’re good to go.
Chocolate Ice Cream was with little outdated chocolate pickles and probably also outdated Hazelnuts.
Of course some course were ok, but these points above were enough to make us regret the stay.

SF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Cal Mare was delicious!! Appetizers were enough for two people to share and entrees were sufficient to finish off my appetite. Service was very attentive and friendly. A very nice place to eat.

SP
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our wait staff person was personable, attentive, and helpful!

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it there! The staff is fabulous and Gary the manager is outstanding

KB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great and the service was just as good. We've been here a couple of different times, and it gets better every time. Will definitely be coming back.

IK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was very good and the service was attentive.

OT
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

CM needs to keep introducing more new items or, at least, have different daily specials. The menu is too short and static to eat there often.

J
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Waitress really pushed alcohol/drinks, not enough menu choices, mediocre entrees although butternut squash polenta was very good. Wont go back again, too many better alternatives in the area.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Carpaccio meatballs, little gems Caesar, pressed chicken, wild mushroom pizza, cavatelli pasta, eggplant were all great.

J
New England
52 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Too bad, there were no specials, especially for a Saturday night.

R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amanda was our server. She was fantastic. The food was wonderful!

Y
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always a stop when we visit MGM Springfield. Food is fabulous!

RN
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was fantastic... food was very good but spicing was a little mild for me. I would have preferred a break from the noise and music from the casino. Would go again but ask for a table farther from the walkway and slots.

c
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

At MGM SPRINGFIELD for a business conference. Met associates for dinner before it begins. Only restaurant in hotel open was Cal Mare (the steakhouse was closed). Excellent food, wine list and service but the noise level in the half full restaurant was beyond loud making conversation very difficult. Not inexpensive but would return fit the food - not to have meaningful conversation.

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

CA
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our third time dinning at Cal Mare. The food is always top notch just feel it is a bit pricey. Highly recommended just be ready for the bottom line.

S
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The garlic flavor in the chickpea pancake appetizer was overwhelming. All the other food we ordered was very good. Also the takeout bag is over the top; in other words, it is a waste of paper, too big and environmentally irresponsible.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The place was good and the people were very friendly. The menu is very limited, but what we got to eat was pretty good.

We got the clams casino as an appetizer and they were good.

I got the pork chop for my main dish and it was really good.

My wife got the steak and it had to get sent back. It want well done.

The deserts are also very limited and just “ok”.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is amazing. Very good experience.

CR
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food, service, and staff is impeccable. The music is quite loud, though necessary to drown out the sounds of the casino a few yards away.
We had to walk a LONG way through the casino (I get it, it’s done on purpose) to get to the restaurant. The casino is loud. The announcers’ voice is EVERYWHERE, even in the restrooms. It’s very loud.
IF I go back, I will put earplugs in before I walk into the building.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday- and waitress brought a cannolis for my daughter which was very nice.

CJ
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server Brittney was fun, energetic and attentive! She made it extremely enjoyable!

CR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous