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218 S. Main St., Joplin, MO
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Ranked #78 of 196 Restaurants in Joplin
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Relatively new restaurant with attached event hall. Provides catering services as well. Excellent non-chain, locally owned Italian restaurant. Great atmosphere - located in old downtown area. 417-626-8111
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Altamont, Kansas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We live near Joplin -- Caldone's is one of our favorites. The atmosphere is intimate and interesting. The food is excellent. I'd highly recommend for a romantic meal, but we also enjoy going with our children.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This was an awesome experience from beginning to end. I just got back from a week in San Francisco CA a day before eating at Caldone's. In San Francisco, I experienced many fine dining experiences, but not one of them compared to the level of Caldone's. Let me see if I can paint a picture: 1. The beautiful and unique... More 

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Denison, TX
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My wife and I heard about Caldone's via a web search, and stopped by for dinner and drinks when traveling between Dallas and St. Louis. Had a BLAST. First, the dinner was top notch (I had swordfish, she had a tenderloin pasta), but the real fun was up in the speakeasy bar. A delightful place, it is set up like... More 

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Joplin, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My co-workers and I ordered take out from Caldones and my (very busy) employer went to pick it up. She arrived when the order was supposed to be ready only to have to wait another 30-45 minutes before the food was finally ready. I thought that had to have been a just a bad day in the kitchen and the... More 

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Prairie Village, KS
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79 reviews 79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

All things considered, this was probably the worst dining experience of anywhere I've had the displeasure of reviewing in TripAdvisor. Joplin was a half-way point on our road trip and somehow we thought this would be a good alternative to the plethora of chains along our route. We arrived about 4:45pm so we were the only ones there. None of... More 

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Carthage, Missouri
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

After two great dining experiences at Caldone's about 2 years ago, and a disappointing experience about a year ago, we decided to give Caldone's one more chance after reading it had changed ownership/chef. The restaurant was not very busy when we were there end of February for dinner. I ordered a stuffed pork tenderloin dish that was actually not cooked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Overall, everything here was above average. Our server was very nice and watched all of her tables, keeping drinks full. The food was very good. I had a chicken marsala with an alfredo pasta and a salad. The raspberry vinegarette was excellent. The rest was good. The quantity of food was more than enough. I was full way before I... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to eat in Joplin. It has a wonderful atmosphere and great food. We save this place for special occasions. They have fun special foods on their menu. I highly recommend Caldones.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Slow service with little knowledge of the product. Was not impressed with the meal we had. Hoping they would improve with time but seems they haven't. Too many other good Italian /Greek restaurant in the area to put up with this place.

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Went with my group, at the recommendation of a friend and the food was good in my opinion, but what sets this place apart is the service. Their service was above and beyond the entire night. I was on disaster response after the tornado and this restaurant couldn't thank me enough. They constantly said thank you. Really meaningful and heartwarming.... More 

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Additional Information about Caldone's

Address: 218 S. Main St., Joplin, MO
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Joplin
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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