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Cucina Calandra

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216 US Highway 46, Fairfield, NJ 07004 (Fairfield Road)
(973) 575-7720
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At your table the first item they bring is a small round loaf of hot bread stuffed with cheese, unlike any you've ever had........ delicious. I had a tasty chicken dish which came with mashed potatoes, asparagus and small pieces of pepper. My friend had veal parmigiana. We shared a bottle of red house wine. Prices are reasonable, service was... More 

Thank Steven L
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Walking into Cucina Calandra, I loved the atmosphere more than the other 2 Calandra's restaurants that I have eaten at. It is small and quaint and painted almost like a Tuscan garden. It is not as loud as the other 2 restaurants and has a more romantic vibe. I had the chicken milanese which comes over a salad, but it... More 

Thank Susan M
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

You will ask for 2nds and if not thirds. The food here is amazing. The prices are very fair and they will even bring the food to your room for a 18 percent gratuity. The atmosphere is very nice with a traditional Italian setting. Great price to eat, drink and catch up with friends. It would be a waste if... More 

Thank david12291
New York City, New York
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Pretty standard menu .. Food is slow to come out but we had Cassidy as a server and she was fabulous and kept my kids entertained until their pizza came. They also give free bread on the way out ( it was all gone when we left) but I love the idea of it . Worth a stop if you... More 

Thank JetSetJessa
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

We ate dinner at this restaurant in April while visiting family in northern NJ. The restaurant is connected to a Best Western hotel. We were there are on a Tuesday when they have their 1/2 price wine and pasta special. Although very busy, the service was excellent as was the food. I ordered the Portabello Ravioli. It arrived with a... More 

Thank Lrllsl
Vernon, New Jersey
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Our new found favorite Italian restaurant!!. We've had our business located just 3 miles down the road, and for 3 years never stopped in to check it out. Now, we've been there 3 times this month so far. Alex was our server 2 of the times. He is awesome. Very friendly, informative and accommodating! The cold anti pasta is delicious... More 

Thank tattoodayna
Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Calandra's has a wide array of options, masterfully balanced dishes that heighten the flavor of quality ingredients. There's not one boring item executed from this menu... and all classic tastes likely enjoyed by anyone. Try the Tuscan salad, Scallop Salad or Chicken Milanese. I guess I'm partial to these delectable salads, but they have plenty of other options as well.... More 

Thank billybelcaro
Fairfield, New Jersey
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

Friendly and pleasant. Good pastas and great for the kids. Stay away from the higher end fish dishes. Gail the hostess is very nice

Thank edward v
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121 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

Ten of us met for lunch today at Cucina Calandra. What a lovely few hours we had! The menu was varied; the service was very good; and everyone enjoyed what they ordered. Most of us ordered from the Express Lunch menu. Soup of the day or salad, entrée, dessert of the day and coffee is included at $12.95....a bargain!! Several... More 

Thank rmw52
Hackettstown, New Jersey
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79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

Best Eggplant I have ever had. The bread is to die for. Wonderful service and atmosphere. I would very much recommend Cucina Calandra. Wonderful Italian food.

Thank katiecruiser007

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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

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