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Caldone's

218 S. Main St., Joplin, MO
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Ranked #100 of 193 Restaurants in Joplin
Cuisines: Italian
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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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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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Denison, TX
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
1 review
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
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Joplin
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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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bucerias
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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
51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Springfield, Missouri
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Nice place, thought we would try it. Ordered Lasagna and it was just yuck. Tasted awful and no cheese at all. Not great server. Would not come back. Kinda of a snotty place, make you feel you're just lucky they will serve you. Not for me

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Anderson, MO
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We got here at 5:30pm and didn't leave till 7:30pm. We started with an appetizer of cheese (they set on fire) served with pita chips. This was delicious. The place wasn't overly crowed on a Monday but it took forever! Only 1 waiter in sight (and I wasn't sure that he wasn't doing all the cooking too) and we almost... More

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