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“Thank goodness for Chef Henry!”
Review of Cucina Calandra

Cucina Calandra
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Ranked #4 of 68 Restaurants in Fairfield
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Fairfield Road
Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

A grown up restaurant where the kids can play with their food! A full Italian menu with full bar and Chef Henry lets the kids play with pizza dough and pick their own pizza shape. From hearts to peace signs to Mickey Mouses, the kids love it. And them an ice cream sundae to top it off! A great spot!

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Thank Weloveziti
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

This is "our" local go-to place. Food is always great, as is the service. It's not inexpensive, but it's very reliable. They serve a great loaf of warm, garlic cheese bread to start. Tasty.

We've have their fish / meat / pasta / salad dinners - - all good. They are also very willing to customize any entree to fit your particular tastes.

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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Adults enjoy pasta and other Italian specialties while the children create their own special pizza with Chef Henry. Great family place.

Thank Juliann L
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

We have been many times to this restaurant on their Pasta Night, which is Tuesdays, and are always pleased, but be sure to make reservations. The meal starts off with a warm loaf of bread with melted cheese and a dish of superb olives. Pastas are reliably prepared, and the flatbread appetizer is yummy. Fish is a bit overpriced, but made up for by a good bar and helpful servers. Well worth a somewhat noisy but happy evening, and make sure to take your free loaf of Italian bread on your way out.

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Thank edahgal
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

This is a southern Italian Restaurant that we really enjoyed. I had the stuffed meatballs with fresh ricotta and melted provolone topped with sauce. It was 2 lg. meatballs and really good. My husband loved the meat. We also had the Hot Antipasta Della Casa, The clams oreganato were yummy, shrimp scampi was so good that my husband wished he had orded it for his dinner choice. The eggplant and stuffed mushrooms were also great. Hubby had the Chicken Arrabbiata that had the best sweet onion that he has ever eaten, I also ordered the Flight of Calandra Wine. It was 3, 1/2 glasses of wine of my choice from a selected list for $11.00 I enjoyed this variety but would have preferred the glasses being served one at a time rather all at once. You can bring your own wine for $10.00 fee.
This resturant is inside the Best Western and a real find for hotel guest. I can not imagine driving somewhere while you can have such a enjoyabe dinner on the grounds. Service was good, The atmosphere was very nice. You can also leave with a fresh baked loaf of Italian Bread that is made at their own bakery. Yes, go!

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Thank oc pat
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