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Calandra's Mediterranean Grill

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118 U.S. 46, Fairfield, NJ 07004 (Clinton Road)
Bus stop close to hotel
(973) 575-6500
Today
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food and service

Had dinner here and it was enjoyable. The duck was superb and the bread was quite good. Nice ambience and for a large room it was wasn't noisy. The server was polite, attentive and efficient. All and all a very nice place to eat with good parking.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here and it was enjoyable. The duck was superb and the bread was quite good. Nice ambience and for a large room it was wasn't noisy. The server was polite, attentive and efficient. All and all a very nice place to eat with good parking.

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

This restaurant is a lot like Cucina Calandra, except the lounge area is better. Comfortable seating with a fireplace and live piano entertainment that is superior to most. Go on Tuesday for the half-price pasta and bottles of wine. Such a delicious meal for just a little more than a fast-food restaurant. You'll want to return every week!

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Elmwood Park, New Jersey
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93 reviews 93 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a very nice place to have the family get together for a nice meal.Located at the Hampton Inn and Suites Hotel in Fairfield NJ.The menu is Itailan and offers a variety of fish,chicken steaks and pasta's.The service is excellent.It can be a bit noisy but not annoying.Everything is made to order.The breads and deserts come fresh from their... More 

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Caldwell, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Italian food that rates from ok to good NO more. Place is very loud, business conversation is difficult.

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CT
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196 reviews 196 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Went for lunch with a business partner. Nice dining room with formal settings. Very attentive, efficient service. Food was innovative, tasty, served at proper temperature, and served promptly. Well worth a visit !

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Suburban D.C.
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120 reviews 120 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Had a tasty lunch there. It also features separate bar, Sicilian wine store, wonderful bakery and a grocery store.

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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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130 reviews 130 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This place was just so nice. The food is great and so was the service. Was here coiple years ago...they have outside dining whuch was quaint. Will definitely go back!

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Montclair, New Jersey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

As the saying goes: you can't swing a cat by it's tail and not hit an Italian restaurant in Essex County. So there is plenty of competition. This is a very good spot but I am not sure it's worth a long trip. The Calandra Family owns other restaurants that are just as good and not as expensive. The atmosphere... More 

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northern nj
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I brought a client here for lunch. It was moderately busy. We were sat fairly promptly.. The salad was tasty,, Our chicken dishes were cooked beautifully. The pasta done right.. However the service was lacking.. Once our waiter took the order we never saw him again until I had to flag him down for the check.. Our salad plates were... More 

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Geneva, Illinois
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418 reviews 418 reviews
352 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We stopped for a meal after a business meeting. Fortunately one of the folks we met with knew about Calandra's, as you'd never expect to find such a nice restaurant at a Hampton Inn. The food was great, especially the chicken Milanese sandwich. It was enough for two meals, so I had to just eat the chicken from the second... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 118 U.S. 46, Fairfield, NJ 07004
    (Clinton Road)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop close to hotel
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Fairfield
  • Phone Number: (973) 575-6500

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?