- $16 for $30 worth of Southern Italian dinner for two or more ($30 value)
- See the menus
Greenery darts up and down the stone walls, terra cotta tiles, and arched wooden doors inside Cucina Calandra, a space that feels more like an Italian courtyard than a restaurant. This rural, old-world vibe is fitting for the Calandra family, whose family roots stretch back to Palermo, Italy.
The executive chef at Cucina Calandra prepares Southern Italian dishes, including handmade pasta alla noma, pan-fried salmon, and rustic pizzas straight from the stone-deck wood-burning oven. And speaking of pizzas, Chef Henry, known as the "Pizza Man", can add a dash of fun to kids' orders by forming pizza dough into the shape of cartoon characters. For dessert, parents can enjoy an espresso coupled with a bowl of zeppoli, which are made-in-house and shaken with sugar right at the table.