La Campagnola

4.6
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411 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
At La Campagnola Kenilworth NJ (formerly Roberto's), enjoy casual family dining at its best. With our chef from Calabria, Italy we offer a wide variety of exquisite dishes and a extended wine list. We are 4 star Star Ledger rated!
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.0
Ambience
4.5
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent drinks and food! Service is wonderful!!!! Highly recommended!!!!!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food- fresh and large serving- Tony is the best waiter- love this place

LG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

I work around the corner and go here frequently. You cannot get better Italian food anywhere. The staff is friendly and we had an inexpensive bottle of wine that was excellent. The waiter will recommend it to you. Italian red.

CR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Have dined here many times! The food never fails to impress. Very fresh and well prepared. Angelo puts much love and skill into every item on the menu.

NM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience1

Came here for New Year’s Eve dinner, first off they had limited menu which was disappointing. My boyfriend didn’t care for anything on this menu. I had lobster ravioli which tasted rather fishy and came out look warm. My bf had a chicken dish with red peppers and cheese. There was big piece of pepper on top of chicken. Not very appetizing. The chicken was a breaded but was mushy and very tough. His dish was disgusting. The decor needs serious updating. Looks rather dated and dingy. Only saving grace was the service. We had a sweet older gentleman. Very disappointing New Year’s Eve dinner

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious service excellent. Made us feel like family.

TK
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

We went for Christmas Eve and they only had a special limited menu on offer, so I can't be sure how the food normally is. That was disappointing, since we had all reviewed the menu online ahead of time and picked our favorite entrees--none of which was actually available. It would have been nice to be contacted in advance about the limited menu, so we would have been prepared. It's never good to start off a meal already disappointed before you've even taken a bite!

The service was very good (though we felt a bit rushed, considering how many empty tables were in the restaurant), but the food was just so-so. One person had fish that they said tasted very fishy, so much so that they were concerned they might be sick the next day. Another had ravioli that tasted store-bought/frozen, and one of the ravioli had a big finger hole in it, where someone in the kitchen must have checked the temperature. The others had chicken or pork dishes that they described as "better than they look, thank God", but not especially tasty.

I imagine we'd have had a better experience on a regular night, rather than a holiday, when they're trying to rush people out to accommodate later reservations.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was awesome as always

OT
Philadelphia
96 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent service and food.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific as usual. Service and food excellent!!

CZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

LOVE this off the beaten path restaurant! It’s a real throwback to when you would walk into a place and immediately feel like you’re home.

MC
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Used to like this place. Last 2 times here service was terrible. They seem understaffed. Won’t be back.

TT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service!!! We’ve gotten to know everyone.

OT
Philadelphia
96 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food.

L
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always!

5
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

Waited 40 minutes to give a drink order another 15 minutes to place dinner order.

TT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and staff very friendly. Date night or out with friends.

MG
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I went out for a celebration dinner. The food was outstanding as well as the service. We would definitely dine there again and bring our friends.

EG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

My family and I loved LaCampaagnola! The restaurant is very modest in its' ambiance but very, very good in the food that it serves and the service that attends it. I would recommend it to people who really enjoy excellent food cooked in an authentic Italian way and the pleasant atmosphere of a wonderful little gem of a restaurant in the industrial section of Kenilworth.

OT
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and experience

OT
Philadelphia
96 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service!

F
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Everything was very good. The service was helpful and friendly. There was enough time between receiving our salad and then entrees. The veal I had was tender and flavorful. Mixed seafood dinner my husband had was also very good with salmon, clams, stuffed shrimp! To top things off he had tiramisu which was so light. We will return again.

AY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent all around - at a Southern Italian restaurant the quality of the sauce matters a lot and their marinara is outstanding. Appetizers were excellent (mozzarella en carozza, shrimp in a spicy marinara, and a fig special. Entrees (meat tortolloni in a rose sauce, chicken parm, and "chicken Campagnola" - breaded cutlets with sauteed peppers in a cream sauce) were equally good, and I liked the salad dressing. Will definitely be returning!

ML
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Awesome food. Chef/Owner is fantastic. This place never disappoints!

JK
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Delicious food, friendly atmosphere. Even though we had a reservation, the staff looked shocked that we appeared. There must have been a private party there, because the staff seemed stressed and our meal came out very slowly, but was accurate and tasty. Our server was friendly and accommodating.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Excellent food, always reliable for a nice dinner

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good service extremely knowledgeable and accommodating staff. You should ask for Tony. What an entertaining guy!

AK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Italian food ever

JR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

It was a different experience. There is only one waiter that tells you the specials therefore you may wait a very long time. We had multiple servers and they all appeared to be confused on their roles and responsibilities. My meal off the menu was great but my husband's special was overpriced and tasteless.

JM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

We had a reservation for 4 people on a Saturday night. The dining room was not full, yet we were told the kitchen was extremely busy. We wanted to get the appetizer order in while we decided on entrees but it was suggested to put everything in at once.
We had 4 people come to our table to serve us which made it very confusing. One person took our drink order, another told us about the specials, another kept asking if we were ready to order and another just to chat. We had no idea who our wait staff was.
Drinks were very expensive - an Old Fashioned was $16. We ordered one round and were pestered about ordering more rounds. Thankfully, we did not at that price!
Food was ok. We ordered 4 appetizers and 1 was missing. It appeared to be delivered to another table. There was a lot of confusion every time a dish came out. 1 entree we ordered was the broiled seafood platter which included clams oreganto. They tasted freezer burned and not good at all. The salmon was overcooked.
Would not recommend. There are other places with better quality and lower prices.

D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We went for a birthday. It’s a little neighborhood place, maybe not the fanciest look but the food is great and the service is excellent. Will be back!

DL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Scialatielli dish had the smallest shrimps I have ever seen. The Pasta on the Vongole dish was overcooked. Not a great experience. Won't be coming back.

OT
Philadelphia
96 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service!

AP
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hadn't been back for at least a year. Still the same excellent food, always on point.

L
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best authentic Italian food !!
Love this place !

BH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

First time dining here and we were very pleased with food, great service, good vibe. Definitely will return

CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Wonderful lunch with just simply delicious - well made - Italian food! Gambled with La Campagnola based on good reviews, as it was also a half way meeting point - but well worth the risk. A truly lovey lunch and a bonus to purchase a jar of the Spirito Brothers original homemade tomato sauce! Highly recommend!

M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service! Prices are in line for a white table cloth Italian restaurant and portions are generous.

KF
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service! Best stuffed flounder I have ever had!

EK
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a quaint restaurant with absolutely the most OUTSTANDING wait staff and service! The food is
beyond description and far above the ordinary. Reserving a table was simple, the food arrived quickly and was totally amazing in flavor and in unique seasoning and ingredient combinations. I will be telling all my friends about this little known gem of a restaurant. The owner should be commended for not only the ambiance, but also for hiring such phenomenal staff for both customer service as well as creative food! Loved every minute of our time there and we will be back!!!!