Campagnola

4.8
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308 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
For over 30 years, Campagnola has been serving the people who defined New York City.

Country-style, Italian dining where plates are meant to be shared, and elbows are meant to be touched.

And yet if chairs could talk, these ones probably wouldn't.
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MC
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

We've been going to Campagnola's for about 20+ years, but only frequent when we are in town probably 2 times a year. We've always had a great experience here, but this past week on our 2nd time this year we felt very rushed. We barealy sat down at the table and within 5 min. they were asking for our order. We barely got out bottle of wine when our salads came then dinner. We wanted to enjoy the restaurant and the experience, but felt very rushed to turn the table. We'll see if we return.

S
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

George and everyone was fabulous impeccable service

SB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food great and sevice excellent. Too noisy however. Sit in back room is best

PG
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Campagnola was recommended to us by two separate friends. This is a cozy restaurant with great service. The pre dinner Parmesan, olives and pepperoni were excellent. We had a very early dinner because we were scheduled to see a play. This restaurant offered a smaller portion pasta dish option which was perfect since we were eating so early in the evening. The pasta was fresh, and very superbly prepared.

JW
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Spotty service from server during dessert and coffee. Backups were attentive with additional coffee and water upon request. Exceptional food and ambiance!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was excellent, but we were seated for 15 minutes before we were offered a cocktail or given a menu or wine list

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Campagnola used to be a wonderful restaurant. The atmosphere is in need of an upgrade. It feels more cramped, less luxurious than it should be. The food did not live up to its reputation. For the prices they charge one should expect more than ordinary fare. Less expensive neighborhood Italian restaurants offer more for less. The service was the one bright spot. I found the wait staff attentive and responsive without being hovering. But I left disappointed, paying much and expecting far more. The food used to be better.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food friendly setvicey

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place expected to pay , but 6.50 for a small mini bottle of coke ?

j
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Campagnola. Awesome! Highly recommend. One of best meals we had in 2019. Bring your appetite!

t
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go every year that we are in nyc for the us open. It never disappoints.

j
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

service was excellent. food - not good., unfortunately. had the baked seafood appetizer and it was tasteless. we left most of it on the plate. i had a think pork chop with mushrooms in a brown sauce that was so tough it almost couldn't be cut. my wife had the salmon which also was tasteless.
it's a nice restaurant but our meal was a huge disappointment.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frank was amazing we were celebrating my Dad’s Birthday, they made my it a special event and service was fantastic!

BM
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great NYC restaurant!!!!
Food and service is exceptional!!!
Frankie D is a great host and his staff very professional!!!!
Every course was delicious...especially the Dover Sole and Linguine with Clam Sauce....the Napoleon dessert was outstanding!!!
Love the piano music and relaxed ambiance...
Looking forward to our next dinner there...

S
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Have been frequenting this fine eatery for over 25 years. Suggest the Clams Oreganoto for a starter or cold Veggie Antipasto, for your second course homemade pasta with porcini and a light cream sauce will please. If your still hungry and game for the main fish lovers will appreciate the Dover Sole while meat lovers will not be disappointed by the double cut Veal chop! Enjoy!

GS
Portland
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic!!! Excellent!!! Preparation and presentation were outstanding and the service was above and beyond!!!
Order the specials, or off the menu, it’s all great.
We ordered two appetizers and two dinners and they split them both for us, so we got the share the easy way.
Wonderful experience. Will save for a next time - it’s definitely worth the expense as you are transported to Italy for a couple of hours!!!
Highly recommend

g
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Consistently excellent food

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with outstanding service. Lovely restaurant

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice time. The service was outstanding, and more than willing to work with whatever request we had. I highly recommend this place to anyone that’s considering going out for dinner in the city!

PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Class act all the way! Great service, Food and ambiance.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place loved the food. They have great service as well.

CM
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an exceptional dining experience, from the moment we walk in the door until we are ready to leave. No detail is ever overlooked!

MD
Austin
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked table at short notice, was made to feel welcome upon arrival. Great atmosphere, piano man tinkling the ivories softly. Food was top class as ever! Staff on top of their game here!

BK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delish. Loved their starter of Parmesan, olives and pepperoni.

DB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food at Camagnola is outstanding. It is one of the two or three best Italian restaurants in New York City. My only complaint is that when there is live music, the volume level of people trying to talk over the music is very high.

L
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

A somewhat tired restaurant by now. Asparagus in vinaigrette was totally tasteless. One dish of pasta with vegetables equally tasteless, not even any sauce on the pasta, just plain angel hair pasta with steamed broccoli and carrots, lol!!. Chicken with prosciutto was in a heavy brown sauce that was overly salted, obviously nothing fresh, and the branzini was... well.. all of the above. One waiter took the salami and cheese appetizers away before we were finished, the maitre d went at staccato pace through the day's offerings without much interest, just trying to get it done... Overall just the impression of having been here too long, with disinterested personnel... Food prepared heavy handedly, nothing joyful and light as Italian food can be. Really disappointing.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent! Would go again and recommend to all my friends

SM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderfully old school ... but not cheap!

C
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was delicious but I felt the overall atmosphere was snobby with undertones of homophobia.

LH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous old world Italian food, ambiance and staff. A rare gem

EG
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Campagnola was the Italian dream. I have yet to have a meal so authentic with such a phenomenal atmosphere and exquisite service in the city until now. The manager was superb in his recommendations and treated my family who was in town with such warmth they felt like regulars. 11/10 would recommend to everyone!

YL
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend of ours told us years ago this is an authentic Italian place with outstanding food. We have been here several times when visiting NYC and it never fails to disappoint. I need to make a special shout out to Frank. I am not sure what his title is, but he told me he has been at the Campagnola through 4 different owners. Frank may as well be the owner because he seems vested in this place like an owner. We met up with our family which included a niece who can not eat gluten. Frank was able to reassure her he could offer her a gluten-free pasta, but when it came to dessert, nothing was available. After the meal, Frank shows up with a pint of chocolate ice cream, that he purchased at the market next door, so she could have dessert. Now that is going above and beyond for outstanding service. I am in love with this place and will go back e everytime I'm in NYC!

RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, as always, was perfect and the service superb I highly recommend this restaurant

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely delicious and authentic Italian food..my date ordered the steak and it was excellent as well. Try the fried calamari!

OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff predicts what you need and fulfills it without asking. Love, love, love this place and look forward to a return visit!

J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The quintessential NY Italian restaurant. Superb food, knowledgeable but slightly gruff staff. Perfect in every respect.

h
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

So noisy we could not have a conversation. AND they had music in the background.

Food was fairly good, but for the hefty prices the portions might have been larger, and I'm a size 6.

Indifference service.

f
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Italian Food in a cozy place! Highly recommend!

KT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner with live music from a talented pianist/vocalist. Perfect for celebrating a special occasion. Food was great, but the service was even better. It is very rare that I go to a restaurant that knows not to remove any plates until the last person finishes their food. This place has trained their staff well. While it is a bit pricey, the food and service was well worth it.

TB
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! This place is what fine dinning is all about. Service food and ambiance was excellent !

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