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Campagnola Restaurant - 30 Reviews - 1382 1st Avenue, New York, NY - Local Favorite Reviews - Phone (212) 861-1102

Campagnola Restaurant

1382 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10021
(212) 861-1102
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I eat at Campagnola once every 6 weeks or so. No matter what night it is, it's always the place to see and be seen. With a very ""Old New York"" feel, the tables are always fille...


Friends made reservations a month in advance to dine here. One of us had previously been at the restaurant with her husband. DO NOT GO TO THIS RESTAURANT WITHOUT A MALE! From the ...

There ya go 12/13/2012

A quaint little (well...not little) Italian place on the Upper East Side with a rustic look on the inside... more

There ya go 12/13/2012

LaughAttack001 Provided by Partner
A quaint little (well...not little) Italian place on the Upper East Side with a rustic look on the inside and and traditional food on the menu. ... more

Great Food/OK Service/Pricey Menu 11/9/2009

The food was delicious however we felt rushed so they could accomodate a larger party. We didn't even get a chance to finish our coffee. They did offer to buy us a drink at the bar but really all my husband and I wanted was to sit, relax and enjoy dinner without feeling like our bill was not big enough in order to dine at our own pace. Pros: Food is excellent Cons: Very Pricey more

Overpirced 10/30/2009

A local Italian restaurant with overpriced menu and mediocre food. more

Rubbing elbows with NY's finest in Grandma's dining room 11/10/2008

I eat at Campagnola once every 6 weeks or so. No matter what night it is, it's always the place to see and be seen. With a very ""Old New York"" feel, the tables are always filled with Famous athletes, Journalists, Broadcasters, Authors, CEO's and beautifully dressed people with an appreciation for good italian food! The menu is pricey but well worth it! I recommend the the Lobser on top of the bow tie pasta with a light tomato cream sauce. I dream about the dish!! more


We live in Pennsylvania and were in NY for the weekend. Our son recommended Campagnola to us. He said it was his favorite restaurant in NY. We had the best of everything there. The best waiters, best food, best service and hated to leave. We did get to experience Claudio - what a great guy he is, everyone loves him. He spent quite a bit of time talking to us and we watched as he conversed with the other customers and everyone had a smile on their face. We will definitely be back and have already started to tell our friends about Campagnola. My husband said that he had the best veal chop ever and that it was better than any steak he ever ate. I had the veal with artichokes in a cream sauce. Our son told us that a ""must have"" was the nepolian-was he ever right! We have been to Italy several and always rave about the food there and this is right up there with the best. BGW more

Best Service in Manhattan 3/23/2008

Service was out of this world. When my date when to the bathroom the chef actually sat down at the table with me and kept me company until he came back. The food was wonderful including the stuffed clams and shrimp, and the napolean was to die for . I would definitely come back and strongly recommend. Pros: Service, Food, people watching more

Excellent experience! 12/18/2007

This restaurant was awesome! We had a great meal, great service and a fantastic time overall! The service was incredible, they really had a way to make you feel welcome and appreciated your business! Claudio was our waiter and he made our night. They brought us out a great sample pasta appetizer so we could try several different pastas and sauces. We ordered off the menu for our entrees which were all delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant and I look forward to returning when I visit New York next. Pros: service, food, ambience Cons: I can't think of one. more

We had a fantastic night at Campagnola's last Sunday night - 19 November 2007!!!! 11/21/2007

We had a fantastic night at Campagnola's last Sunday night - 19 November 2007. We were a party of 8 ladies who had spent all day shopping at Tiffany's and Macy's. We asked a Policeman outside Macy's to recommend a decent Italian for the last night of our stay in NY. He highly recommended Campagnola although it was a long taxi trip but a recommendation was enough for us so we grabbed two cabs and went. When we arrived we were a little concerned that we were slightly underdressed as of course we were dressed 'smart casual' for shopping! However the Manager welcomed us and even helped us in with our numerous shopping bags (and there were a lots!). Pros: Quality of Food, First Class Service Cons: Expensive WIne list more

great place!! 7/25/2007

We loved this place. We are Italian and usually don't like eating Italian food out because it never compares to homemade. But this place was just like home. Claudio was our waiter and made us feel like family. The food was wonderful!! They start you out with a dish of cheese and olives, fresh wonderful Italian bread. Claudio was very attentive and really went out of his way to please us. Diner was great, desert even better. Fresh food, wonderful atmosphere. You know it's a good place when Italians go to an Italian restaurant!! A must for us whenever we are in New York!. We have recommended it to several friends and no one is ever dissappointed. Pros: Service, Ambience Cons: Parking more

Never had a good meal 1/22/2007

This restaurant has a great amibiance as well as great service. Unfortunately, the food is always dissapointing. Even the bolognese is dissapointing. Campagnola doesn't compare to Elio's or Scalinatella. Do not order fish at this restaurant, or if you do, be prepared to get a free dessert because your fish will be days old. This is a great place to people watch, but, that's about it. more

Manga Manga and so much more 11/6/2006

First piece of advice, tell your waiter you want ""no menus"". Bring us what the chef is cooking. You will not be disappointed. We did this with a party of four and were amazed with the assortment we were able to indulge in. We tried several different pastas and main entrees all to the chef's delight. The service was outstanding and we will come back when in NY. The steak with mushroom and onion on a hot grill & mushroom ravioli & penne w/pesto. I could go on and on...enjoy Pros: Food, seating and wait staff Cons: No locations in CA more

one of the best italian restaurants weve ever been too!!!!! 8/7/2006

service and food were impeccable. both maitre d's went out of their way to make sure our dinner and service were top of the line. my wife had the shrimp scampi appetizer and veal marsala entree, shes a great cook but raved about everything she had down to the fresh homemade napoleans which were incredible. i had the fried calamari appetizer which was outstanding, and a delicious seafood in linguine pasta dish. it was a very romantic and tasteful evening one that we'd both recomend for anyone coming to nyc and in the mood for some great italian cuisine. bravo campagnola we'll be back everytime we visit the big apple.....jim and eddi maxwell more

Love Love Loved this place!!!! 5/15/2006

From the minute we arrived it was a fantastic evening, the waitstaff were so nice and accomodating and there was even a man working downstairs at the bathroom doors to open them for the customers and offer toiletries...CLASSY!. The food from the entrees to the cakes for dessert were great. It was a great friendly and cozy atmosphere and well worth the NYC prices. I highly recommend and can't wait to return with my family again. Pros: great food, great service, great atmosphere Cons: not open for lunch more

Great Food! 5/14/2006

Food was great service was good definitely would go back again!! more

Good, not Great 1/30/2006

I have been told to go here for years. I wasn't overly impressed with the food or the ambiance. However, the service is impeccable and that made it worthwhile. more

Splendid! 10/15/2005

We went there for my boyfriends birthday, after walking past about a zillion times, due to living just around the corner, always commenting how ""we must go there, it's always packed with smart looking people!"" After an excellent martini at the bar we were seated and antipasti immediately placed in front of us, yummy! There are lots of specials aswell as an extensive menu, our waiter was charming and very helpful. I had grilled lemon sole with the most amazing creamed spinach I think I have ever eaten, my boyfriend had the veal and relished every mouth full! The wine was great, the tiramisu (with birthday candle) was tremendious! It's not cheap but you do feel special eating in there and it's Italian food as it should be, simple but full of flavour. Pros: Food, Buzzing, Service more

The Worst 9/7/2005

We were extremely disappointed by their inferior food and rude and disgraceful service. My 5 clients/guests actually commented about the horrible, unprofessional behavior of the waiter and manager. Even the bartender was rude! To make matters worse: The wine list was terrible and then...NO ONE WAS HAPPY with their appetizers nor their entrees (oily, salty and slapped on a plate). Neither the waiter nor the so-called 'manager' cared. I could not have been more embarrased! There are so many great italian restaurants in NYC - PLEASE, DO YOURSELF A FAVOR GO ANYWHERE ELSE BUT CAMPAGNOLA. Pros: nothing Cons: service , food, wine list more

Worth it 6/21/2005

My boyfriend took me to Campagnola on a date and we had a blast. Not only food was fantastic, but our waiter Claudio was hilarious, telling jokes and talking about other clients. He made the experience even better. Ask for him adn you will enjoy your dinner... Pros: live piano, great service, awesome food more

a bit pricey, but worth the money 6/15/2005

Ate there on 6/14 with my wife, parents and sister. The waitstaff couldn't have been friendlier or more accomodating. My wife, who is a vegetarian, was waited on constantly, and she enjoyed everything she ate. Being allergic to seafood, I was not able to order any of the appetizers. This was not a problem, as the waiter said they would gladly make me a pasta appetizer-sized portion of the gnocchi dish. Fantastic. The ossa buco was spectacular, and I had small tastes of my mother's veal parmigiana and my father's t-bone steak. Both excellent. The wine list is small but impressive, and they have both expensive and value-priced wines. Overall a little expensive, but if you have the money and are looking for great italian food, this place can't be beat! more
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  • The Scene
    If you're from the Upper East Side, you'll probaby run into your neighbor from the co-op here. The dining room is full of celebrating families and couples double dating. A low...

  • 8/13/2003 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Sat 5 pm-midnight, Sun 5-11 pm
  • Payments:

    Discover, Diner's Club, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Upper East Side, Midtown