Excellent meal and service.
The dinner was very good. We were seated right away and our waitress came to us immediately. We started with some wine and then order our dinner. It was a delightful evening.
The staff was very welcoming. Service was attentive. The problem I had was that lunch was way over priced for the quality. Grilled chicken and salad was $16. Plain chicken was about 6oz with romaine lettuce and tomato. Just ridiculous. Specials were all over $20!! It was lunch.
Our waiter Charlie is the best! Service is wonderful. Food is always delicious!
The food was great and the place was very homey. Will definitely be back.
Excellent food and service! I had made reservations for my mother's 80th birthday dinner and had called Calandra's bakery next door (or so I thought I calaled the one next door) to order a special birthday cake. When I arrived at the restaurant, I was informed that the bakery did not have my cake. With the help of Maria, the Manager, it turns out that I ordered the cake from the Calandra's in Caldwell instead of the one next to the restaurant ....Maria arranged to have someone go pick up the cake for me so that I would have it in time for dessert. Outstanding service!
The food was phenomenal...pasta penne vodka was delicious and the chicken parmagiana was tender and moist! Great service and food. We live over an hour away and I will definitely frequent Cucina Calandra often. Thank you!
Food and service was outstanding.
Food Allways good
The food is delicious. Great menu to choose from. Service is wonderful.
We go to calandra Cucina quite frequently. The restaurant is usually busy but on this evening it was packed. The food was ok but not as good as normal. I had the cavatelli and sausage- it was unusually salty. I don’t usually mind salty but this was unbelievable and for the first time ever, I was unsatisfied with my dinner. My husband had chicken and had no complaints with his entree. The server was not attentive and seemed to be covering too many tables. Booking on open table was successful and we were seated within 15 minutes of our reservation time. We will chalk this one up to a bad night and give it another chance. Usually we fully enjoy our meals and the service here.
Visiting your restaurant for the first time with a two friends for dinner - I was excited. arriving at 6:20 for 6:30 reservation
I made reservations for table of 4 online, 3 days before, and when we entered the lounge, we waited to be seated. At first when we stated we had a reservation, it seemed the greeter seemed surprised, but we were led to a table directly in front of the band that was setting up. We requested a booth on the wall but were told they were reserved. We accepted a table set for five, one row off the wall, Great.
We were enjoying the menu, and discussing our options, when we realized we had not been greeted by any server. We closed our menus and waited ten minutes - then flagged a passing server, and ordered drinks. when drinks arrived we ordered, and enjoyed our meal that was served thankfully hot but not by our waiter. WE DID NOT SEE OUR WAITER AGAIN UNTIL ONE AND A HALF HOUR LATER WHEN I WENT TO THE STATION WHERE HE WAS AT THE COMPUTER TO ASK FOR OUR BILL. !!
The band was finishing it's second set and although I would have liked another drink and even desert and coffee- since the non-existence of service i just didn't wish to be there anymore. We were never asked by our server or ANYONE if we wanted or needed anything!!! Even sitting there with empty drink glasses, didn't get us attention!!!
I did not feel the lounge was too busy for the staff to handle- something I looked for, to explain lack of service and therefor it resulted in me, and my party to be very disappointed with your restaurant.
Jane McCrum 201.615.2499
Always great tasting food and service! Our favorite!!!!!
One of our favorite places to go! My kids love chef Henry
I have been a customer for years at the Calandra restaurants and even had my daughter’s baptism party at their Mediterranean Grill. I can no longer recommend these restaurants. My wife and I went here for lunch and were the only customers in the place. We ordered a salad which was good and we both ordered tuna. About 30 minutes later we got sick and spent a good portion of our day off in the toilet. I called the restaurant to alert the manager of our experience and at the very least to make sure the fish preparations were ok. She said that it was impossible to be sick so quickly from the food as it takes up to 48 hours. Everyone knows that you can be sick from bad fish quite quickly. The manager called me back the next day to tell me that nobody else got sick and that there are lots of things going around. Dine at your own risk and do not order the fish if you choose to go here.
Christmas dinner with old work friends. Service was excellent Charlie our waiter was helpful friendly and a pleasure to have as our waiter. The bread on the table was good but don’t let it spoil your appetite since the entree’s are delicious. I had a chicken and fettuccine special which was very good. It was a pleasant experience not rushed and at the end of the meal they give you a loaf of that delicious bread to take home
Food took a long time to come out. Although I had a reservation I still had to wait. Food was good. But I don’t think I’ll be going here again next year.
Excellent service, great food, nice atmosphere. Met friends for dinner at Cucina Calandra. An enjoyable evening.
Updated menu, food awesome
When in Fairfield, NJ this is my go-to restaurant because it is steps away from my hotel of choice. Along with being super convenient, they have a nice wine list (I'm a big fan of the Dark Knight) and I have never been disappointed in any item on the menu...from salad to pizza to chicken. Service is always terrific and friendly.
Excellent, will return again.
We were a party of eight. Our server, Charlie, was wonderful. The fried calamari was tender and light and the best I’ve ever had. Everyone loved it. The entrees portion sizes were plentiful. I had the filet of sole which was a bit disappointing. It was a bit too soft with a lot of sauce for my taste. It seemed everyone who had the pasta dishes vrs fish dishes enjoyed their meals more. Desserts were wonderful. I had the cannoli which was superb. The cannoli cream was delicious. The atmosphere is very pleasant and comfortable.
Delicious tasting food - always DELICIOUS!! Great service.
Our waiter Charlie was awesome!!!
Delicious and excellent service!
Always fresh food. Delicious cheesy garlic bread. The soup did seem a tad salty. But good non the lesa
Pleasantly surprised at the quality given its attachment to a hotel.
We were seated immediately and given menus with the specials. The service overall was very very slow. We had to call our waiter over to order, to get more drinks and to get the bill. The food was delicious and we have eaten here before and will again. The service does need to improve though.
We have been coming to Cucina Calandra on occasion for over 10 years. Prior to this visit last visit was about 6 months ago. Not sure how but this was by far the best meal we have had here. We are always motivated to come here for the cheese-filled garlic bread. Only complaint with the whole meal was the bread was a bit too crispy on the outside and impossible to cut (they don't cut it all the way through). Had the hot antipasto for 2 appetizer as well as a tomato/ mozz salad. Every single thing in the antipasto was excellent.. the stuffed mushrooms, shrimp, crab cake. Entrees were two of the night's specials. Lobster and crab ravioli and the black fettuccini with shrimp and mushrooms. Pasta was obviously fresh made and both dishes were excellent. Had glasses of wine which were very generous pours. Service was excellent and food was amazing. Will be back much sooner this time.
If you are looking for a quiet place, do not go there.
If you are looking for good food, large portions and EXCELLENT bread, then it is a must.
Our waitress, Gabriella, was superb and the busboy, Javier was also very good and eager to please. Kudos to both of them.
And if you happen to sit in the bar area, the pianist is excellent. Do not forget to tip her.
Food & Service was great. We were very well treated & enjoyed our dinner.
Always have a great experience at Cucina Calandra. We eat in the bar. Love the weekend entertainment and we get top-notch service from Gabriella. The specials are incredible. Highly recommend.
Great tasting food and service. Cucina Calandra is our favorite restaurant in Fairfield, NJ. - same as my comments on July 16th. Always Great Food!!
Great tasting food and service. Cucina Calandra is our favorite restaurant in Fairfield, NJ.
Chef Henry's Mickey and Minnie pizzas always delight the kids. I had the Margherita and it was awesome! He is wonderful with the kids.
A family favorite for years!
Excellent food, service and value in a simple but neat environment makes it family friendly and sometimes loud.
Great Italian food for an incredible value.
I went with my husband to dinner for our Anniversary. It was the perfect place to go. The service was excellent. The last time we came here was 7yrs ago and I can say it has improved. The only sad part was that I could not take a loft of bread on my way out because they ran out. The overall experience was awesome. The wine was great and the food was delicious.
Staff always attentive and work hard. Great folks
Very good Italian food. Especially love the hot cheesy garlic bread that comes complimentary wtih the meal. Also noticed that they give children some pizza dough to play wiith and the chef will talk to the children and make a special pizza for each of them.
Wouldn't normally think of it because it's in a hotel, but is worth a visit.
It’s always a treat to have dinner at calandras culinary. Fresh delicious food and exceptional service
Always enjoy a great dinner with the kids when home from college. Pasta specials are amazing. Also the last few times Dan was our server, he was fantastic. Save room for desert. I would suggest the tiramisu.