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Posted by Anonymous on 08/07/2011
This place is a total B&T joint with awful food and a complete ripoff. The best part of the meal is the bread (store bought), parm, and olives that they give you as soon as you're seated. My husband had pasta fagiole which was very basic, followed by the linguine with clams which was so doused in butter and oil that it was inedible. I had the mixed salad which was basically chopped iceberg with a few croutons and tomatoes thrown on top. For $10.95 you could expect a bit more than iceberg lettuce. I had the grilled calamari next which was so chewy and lacking in flavor that I ate a few rings and decided that the bread was a better option for my meal. Will definitely not be back here. With all the fantastic options of true Italian in the city, there's absolutely no need to waste your time or money on this place.
Posted by Sfran2 on 01/04/2011
Not a neighborhood spot by any means...strictly bridge and tunnel who actually think because they are paying through the nose that the food is good...just like Nino's down the street. Just average red sauce Italian with no finesse and certainly nothing new and/or exciting. Ridiculously overpriced with bad service...head further uptown or down but this neighborhood really has lost its great Italian joints of old.
Posted by Lena V. on 09/08/2010
And for the prices, you want GREAT. I went to Campagnola to celebrate my engagement. Me and my fiance got a really cute table in a corner. The restaurant is filled with mafioso type wannabes and their 19 year old girlfriends in tight minis, older couples and families. Our waiter had NO personality whatsoever. They have well over 25 specials everyday which they display on a huge chalk board. We had the baked clams, buffalo mozz and fried calamari as apps. We ended up having the spinach ravioli in meat sauce, chicken scapariello, and gnochi in pesto sauce for dinner. We're big eaters. Everything was cooked just fine and tasted really yummy. I cant complain about the food one bit. But you can definitely get this food at other Italian restaurants on the upper east side for HALF the price. For the prices....I was expecting amazing. But still, very good food. Would go back. for 3 apps, 3 courses, 2 desserts and a bottle of wine...it came out to $320 including tip. Not terrible....but you can definitely do better elsewhere price wise.
Posted by Foodie10021 on 07/10/2010
This was my third time at Campagnola. I never expect great food and as usual the food was average. The waiter was gruff. The clientele has certainly changed. I felt unsafe, to be honest. I felt that if we looked the wrong way we might actually be confronted by the people at the next table. I would be surprised if this restaurant makes it much longer.
Posted by Vincenzo on 06/08/2010
The best Italian food in the city. Well worth money.
Posted by Eric on 04/23/2010
Went to Campagnola for our first time and it was absolutely delicious! One of the best Italian restaurants on the UES, if not the entire city. We all loved our meals and the service was great! We will return many, many times and recommend you do the same!
Posted by Ede on 03/18/2010
My husband and I eat at Campagnola each trip to NYC and are never disappointed. We went on a recent Friday night with friends from Arkansas (their first trip to NYC) to share with them a true NYC experience. Same bartender, same waitstaff, same great service. Veal was outstanding. Good wine selection. I think the food was the best we've ever had and it was clearly the best meal we had in NYC. We'll always come back.