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Kaldera Restaurant

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1205 Washington St, Pella, IA 50219-1509
+1 641-628-3339
16:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything I have ever ordered has been spectacular. Specifically love the hot mama Mia. Wait staff is very friendly and chefs are willing to modify dishes to suit individual tastes

Thank Brian R
O'Fallon, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You got to try it, I had the special which was 4oz. Filet, three shrimp and rare Tuna, but everything is good. Service was great and atmosphere is friendly. Two dinning areas the bar side is loud with TV's on the wall Dinning side is quiet and relaxing.

Thank ssdinkins
Pella, Iowa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We love to eat at Kaldera. Our favorite seating area -- the booths in the bar. The wait staff is very personable. Food delicious!

1 Thank nek2017
Flemish Brabant Province, Belgium
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283 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Typically I don't take the specials in most restaurants because it is mostly stuff they want to get rid of. This time we did go for it. And what a feast. It was clear that this cook loves to prepare food with passion. How on earth did such a restaurant end up in the middle of nowhere Pella? This food... More 

2 Thank Ignace D
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Even with the hundreds of restaurants in Des Moines we had to make the 40 minute trip to Pella after a good friend recommended it. This was one of our best meals ever. I had the special. It wasn't cheap but worth every penny. The medallion was good perfectly. The blue cheese sauce on the steak was fabulous. Crab cake... More 

1 Thank Kimberly G
Axel, The Netherlands
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473 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Had dinner at Kaldera tonight, right at Washington street in Pella. There is a decent size parking next to the lounge/restaurant. The reception area is pretty big and the staff friendly and efficient. I choose to eat in the restaurant area. The waiter was very friendly. I picked one of the daily specials, a surf and turf with a small... More 

Thank DdeKerf
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The menu here needs to be made clearer. If your ordering a hamburger, it comes with fries.....but if you want a side salad you get NO fries and add .99! I also ordered onion rings for $2.50 additional, milk was $2.99. So to my surprise my bill totaled $19.24!! For a burger, onion rings, side salad and a glass of... More 

Thank lovestraveling662
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Made the trip to Pella for an impromptu dinner before a home football game. We're very happy we did. We ate in the bar area. Had the Brussel Sprouts for an appetizer. Very good! We each had one of the nightly specials. My wife had the Sea Bass, and I had the Surf and Turf, which had Beef Filet, Crab... More 

Thank Mike A
Stillwater, Minnesota
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253 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

It seemed to my elderly mother and me our server didn't like us from the start. To us, she was not friendly or service-oriented. While other servers welcomed their guests and then immediately described the day's specials, our server did not. We ordered from the gluten free menu, and our server did not offer to bring another piece of gluten... More 

Thank MNDoodles
Worth Illinois
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is more of an upscale place for Pella food is great service excellent have been here several times and always have enjoyed it would highly recommend it to family or friends or anyone visiting the area

Thank RCB80

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Italian, Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1205 Washington St, Pella, IA 50219-1509
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Pella
  • Phone Number: +1 641-628-3339

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