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Cucina Calandra

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216 US Highway 46, Fairfield, NJ 07004 (Fairfield Road)
(973) 575-7720
Today
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place to grab lunch

We ate here for a business lunch. The bread is amazing and all our food was done in a timely manner and was delicious. I would definitely come back and try dinner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
nikim
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New Jersey
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66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New Jersey
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We ate here for a business lunch. The bread is amazing and all our food was done in a timely manner and was delicious. I would definitely come back and try dinner.

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Livingston, New Jersey
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170 reviews 170 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We go here about once a quarter. When we get a craving for cheese bread, there is no place else to go!! Also, when we want reasonably priced wine, there is no place else to go. Also, when you are in the mood to go next door for Calandra bakery, this is the place to go for dinner. We did... More 

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NJ
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

The food is usually decent. Staff varies from excellent to quite subpar. The prices are rather expensive if you do not go for half price pasta Tues or have a coupon. Honestly, we usually go for the round bread sliced and covered in olive oil and stuffed with cheese and heated. Free in every table. The chef attempts to accommodate... More 

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ROSELAND
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Everything is delicious here. The cheesy hot bread and olives that they offer as you sit down could be a meal by themselves, along with a glass of Calandra's house wine. Come on Tuesday when almost all the pasta dishes and bottles of wine are half price! The waiters are very personable and the manager visits your table to thank... More 

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Vernon, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I just can not say enough. Great food...great atmosphere....great prices. You will never be disappointed. I am a pizza lover. Their pizza is the best...and half price at Happy Hour...very Happy...1/2 price bottles of wine on Tuesday night. Meatball sliders are great as well as the grilled salmon salad. The staff is very attentive and they do not crowd you.

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New York City, New York
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254 reviews 254 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
394 helpful votes 394 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I attended the NJ ATD (Association of Talent Development) Chapter Networking Event here where author Michael Goldberg gave a networking presentation on his book Knock-Out Networking after a delightful dinner. The event was held in a private room on the second floor, and the setting was quite elegant. The food was great for a large party, and the interior appeared... More 

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New Providence, NJ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We made a reservation and they asked if we wanted to be in the Lounge. We said YES. It was a Saturday night and a band was arriving at 7PM. Our reservation was for 6PM. We had a great time. We had a nice 1.5L bottle of house wine. The salads and dinners were great. Our waitress was Excellent !!... More 

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Fairfield, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The food was great and the atmosphere was warm and elegant. The prices are slightly high, but I don't mind paying a little more for higher quality food. I took my family here and everyone had a great time, even the kids. The brick oven is in the dining area so you can see the flames inside it like a... More 

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nj
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten at Cucina Calandra many times. It is not a place that I would seek out on my own but i have joined groups of friends and parties that were there . I find the food average. I have ordered the chicken parm, seafood dishes , and steak . All ok but not the wow factor that you... More 

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New Jersey
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139 reviews 139 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

A little different from the 'run of the mill' hotel dining areas. Nice to be offered a loaf of Calandra's Italian bread on the way out.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 216 US Highway 46, Fairfield, NJ 07004
    (Fairfield Road)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Fairfield
  • Phone Number: (973) 575-7720

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?