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“Very Nice Wait Staff, Decent Food”
Review of Kaldera Restaurant

Kaldera Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 42 Restaurants in Pella
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Greek, Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Very Nice Wait Staff, Decent Food”
Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

We were seated in the corner, upstairs, which is a pet peeve of mine, but it wasn't a horrible location. It just felt very out of the way. The food is standard Italian fare. Nothing exceptional, but better than a lot of Italian restaurants I have eaten at in much larger cities. The dishes were hot, and served promptly, and the pasta was not overcooked, and the wine selection was Average. The best part of the meal was our waiter. He was a working student, and an athlete, and was extremely nice and pleasant to talk with. Because of him we would return to this restaurant if ever again in Pella. We arrived before 7pm, but the restaurant filled up very quickly after we arrived so don't go late if you're really hungry!

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
Iowa City, Iowa, United States
2 reviews
“Great food”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

It was my third time eating here. Each time they've had great food, beer, and service. Gyros, Steak, and Pasta were all good.

Visited July 2013
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Oskaloosa, Iowa
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very Good”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

We went to Kaldera for the first time last night. It was great. We were very pleased. The menu has a great selection. We each had pasta dishes and they were very good. Service was excellent. We will be back again.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Ryan T
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Bridgewater
Level 6 Contributor
69 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“One of the Best Restaurants in the Area”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

I have visited Kaldera twice in the past two years and found it to be one of the best restaurants in a state where dining is a frustrating experience and good restaurants are few and far between. The food here is of Greek, Italian, and Continental influence. The chefs are innovative and the food is freshly prepared (as opposed to many restaurants which rely on manufactured, frozen and microwaved food). On my last visit I had the roast lamb special which also included a rice pilaf and salad. Very enjoyable and nicely prepared, although the lamb was a bit lacking in flavor. The dessert selection was innovative and prepared on site. It included selections usually found only at high level restaurants, such as special berry layer cake, baklava,and panna cotta. Such a nice change from the usual snickers and turtle cheesecake type desserts so often found in this part of the country. Very pleasant old style dinning room also.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Somerset
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
2 reviews
“Great food and service”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Travel for work and have been to a lot of restaurants. This has to be the best I have been to in a long time, the food was amazing & the waiter was very aware and helpful with the menu... Excellent. Would recommend to all

  • Visited May 2013
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