La Campagnola
La Campagnola

La Campagnola

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.letseat.at/lacampagnola
  • Phone: 9082419200
  • Hours of Operation:
    *Lunch: *

    Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm


    *Dinner: *

    Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

    Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Angelo Gencarelli
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Jessica 9082419200

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Market and Fairfield
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from La Campagnola
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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La Campagnola reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (11)special occasion (9)good for groups (8)fit for foodies (7)romantic (4)notable wine list (3)great for outdoor dining (2)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • One of our best times, ever
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My family and I frequent La Campagnola a lot and this evening was especially great. I think it was because of the specials that were offered. It seemed that there was something for everyone even though we did not all choose a special. The service was outstanding as always and the food as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    Donvito18
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The service and ambiance were great, but the best part of our evening was tasting the delicious food, from the shrimp in garlic to the stuffed figs for appetizers, to the veal oscar and the fettuccini carbonara for the main course, everything was excellent, creative, and well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local restaurant.
    MickeyVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    One of my favorite local restaurants. Love their eggplant dishes, fish specials, and steaks. Great all around restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My wife and I had not eaten at this location since it changed hands. We were both very pleasantly surprised. The food we ordered was really good and the service was very pleasant and evenly measured. We will surely be back in the near future.The fish I ordered was done perfectly as was the chicken that my wife ate. The whole experience was great
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once again - fantastic!
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I don't know what more I can say about La Campagnola except for the fact that I always seem to choose a special! Angelo comes up with some wonderful seasonal appys and entrees and Jessica's service is always superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find
    ecksphile
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    A great find where you would never expect it! Tucked away in an industrial park kind of neighborhood is La Campagnola. Warm service by seasoned waitresses who treat you like family. We had two of the specials - lamb shank with a ragu of vegetables on parmasian risotto, and a pork shank with a completely different ragu of vegetables on risotto. Monster portions which were absolutely delicious. The downside is I didn't get to try any of the pasta selections which sounded fabulous, but we will be back to try them!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Cut Above
    AnthonyD
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I went with a party of 7 and had a great time. The food was excellent (the chef cooks it and he's from Italy). I had a monkfish/lobster special that was delicious. My daughter's ragu (AKA Bolognese sauce) was perfect, even better than mine. All the dishes were well prepared with quality ingredients. It's located in a neat, old industrial neighborhood. The service was friendly, competent and efficient. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An "off" night...
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Arrival of food took longer than usual due to some new kitchen staff. Wait staff and chef made apologies and since I dine here quite often, I know that it was an unusual night. Will not let this prevent me from going again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food and service
    cdennett1018
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    love love love this place.. food is great and Jessica the waitress is awesome!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another great night
    hockeymom16
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Our most recent visit was to celebrate my daughter's college graduation. There were 8 of us in our party. The food was fantastic, the service was great, our waitress had a wonderful personality, and the portions were very good. Highly recommend La Campagnola whether you want a nice dinner for two, or a family celebration like we had. We look forward to many more nights at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 57 reviews are from the La Campagnola reviews archive.
  • great place to celebrate
    pepper
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The service is great the waitresses are friendly and respectful. The price is a little high, but it is worth it. Went there on mothers day and for my birthday. Also on a fri nite. I will be back
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Very nice! Food was quite good with nice assortment of specials.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant dining experience
    siloves2eat
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We enjoyed a very nice Easter dinner at La Campanola. Peaceful atmosphere, good service and delicious meal. It was our first visit and we will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Easter Dinner
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    On this occasion, my family and I enjoyed our Easter dinner together in the early afternoon. The special menu for the day was suitable to most tastes and the late-added specials were also enticing. We all enjoyed our appys and meals. Addition of new ice cream desserts for the warmer weather was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Italian
    Danielle
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We have been searching for a reasonably priced, casually elegant, italian restaurant with amazing food and a full bar for years. La Campagnola met every one of those needs, plus their service was outstanding. We loved our experience and will be definitely be back many, many times to come.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'm a regular...
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I just love this restaurant. The entire staff is friendly and can never do enough for you. The food never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moms' Time!
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    My sister and I dine here often but usually with our daughters and/or other family members. On this most recent visit it was just the two of us. We relaxed and enjoyed a delicious meal served by Jessica who understood that we just wanted to take our time on this particular night. This restaurant always aims to exceed one's expectations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rare Find
    NastyVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    No that fancy in terms of ambience but the food and service were top notch...highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food and wait staff are
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The food and wait staff are superb. Fantastic Bolognese sauce - kudos to the chef! I uncharacteristically finished my entire entrée! Just could not stop eating my Pappardelle Bolognese!! I still want more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Under the radar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    You have to seek this place out; you'll never drive by it for any reason but it is worth it. The food is excellent, fresh and well-prepared. Always a diverse specials list. The waitstaff is amazing, attentive, and remembers what you had at previous visits. The ambiance is a little drab but it is always a nice place for a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, but bad price point
    BrianS
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Took my wife here for Valentine's Day. Food was phenomenal! Atmosphere didn't warrant the pricing however. They should improve the lighting. Do something with the walls. Add some candles and nicer plateware. Although the staff was very firendly, the manager was a little 'rough' and cursed when speaking with various table. I asked for a Dry martini and got a dirty martini. Call me picky, but for the price, no cursing and know how to order my drink please. I would order take out from here if there's a cheaper menu, but I wouldn't go back in person.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine date
    Donald
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Excellent food and service for a valentine's day date with my wife. We both loved the food and service was great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    Table1regularsVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We went last Saturday night and had the most delicious dinner. It was hard to believe that the place was not packed. Highly recommend . Our server was wonderful and her recommendations were spot on. We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good food and enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Very good food and enjoyable atmosphere. We would go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service and Food
    Jepoof
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Went to La Campagnola for dinner on Friday 1-24 and found the place to be lovely. Appetizers and desserts were the strongest points, but we didn't try a lot of the range on the menu for main courses. The mozzarella/ricotta cheese special appetizer was excellent, as was the salmon specially prepared for my wife. Shell steak in two different dishes was well cooked, but steak isnot really the restaurant's strongest point. We shold have tried mor eof the Italian dishes on the menu. The chicken parm was excellent, as were the desserts, especially the cannoli. Service was excellent - attentive, informative and friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I dined alone and was able
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    I dined alone and was able to have a great 'light' supper - just the hotsy totsy shrimp appetizer and fabulous spinach salad. A nice glass of red wine and a single expresso to finish it off - a superb night. I really like this restaurant and the staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely delicious every time
    Sadie
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My husband and I love, love, live this place...the food is always great and the staff is very pleasant and knowledgeable . Glad it's close to home:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a great place for any occasion
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    No matter what the occasion, La Campagnola does not disappoint. The chef(s) will modify items to your needs or likings. The servers are knowledgable and outstanding - they truly aim to please. While I've indicated kid-friendly, this is not for rambunctious kids but rather those who, for the most part are well-behaved and enjoy real food. On this occasion, it was New Year's Eve and members of my family were returning for our 2nd or 3rd time on this night. Yes - there's a limited menu but well rounded and something for almost everybody. If there was a real problem, I know they'd do everything to accommodate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal on a holiday eve
    JoeyVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    A smaller menu but big enough for all of us to have good choices. The founder, steak, chicken, veal, entrees were excellent. No one was disappointed. Service was excellent, drink we're good also!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best neighborhood restaurant.
    MickeyVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We met with friends for a fantastic dinner to celebrate the holidays. The service is extremely good. Constant attention by the wait staff. The service is only outdone by the food. From the appetizers to the desserts the food is amazing. Their red sauce is about as good as it gets. Wonderful meal and we can't wait to go back. We really enjoyed this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superior food and service
    Charlestownchief
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Consistency in food and service is why we keep going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Critical About Restaurants
    GinaMarie
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    I have heard mixed reviews of the establishment but was drawn to it after hearing they obtained a new head chef. At a table of three adults, our orders consisted of specials and off the menu and everyone was very happy with all selections. The food tasted real, not buttered up like you find in many restaurants. I have to mention the espresso martini was outstanding too!!!! The wine list had a good mix of reasonably priced bottles as well as higher end labels. The staff as attentive but not over bearing/lingering. We are eager to go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great evening out
    JoeyVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    very relaxed dinner out. Food and service was very good. We have entrees that took time to prepare, so by the time our cocktail and apps were done- dinner was served. Porions were big enough to take home and enjoy the next night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food as always. Everything
    RonSVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Great food as always. Everything is always fresh and delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We went to this restaurant
    hungrynomore
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    We went to this restaurant for a family dinner of 10. 6 adults and 4 kids. And to say that everyone enjoyed their meal is an amazing thing in my family. The food was absolutely delicious from the appetizers, to the main course, to the desserts. Everyone left full and happy and I would definitely recommend this place. As an Italian myself, I can tell you it is delicious Italian food!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gem hidden off the main road
    shamrockVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    Excellent tomato and mozzarella buratta. Portabella mushroom fantastic. Penne Antonetta tasty, plenty to eat. Sauce was excellent. Veal chop fantastic, huge portion, nice seasoning, tasty piece of meat. Server attentive, friendly, made visit pleasant. Chef took time to come check on us a few times, made us feel valued. Tiramasu wonderful, enough to share. Neighborhood gem, hidden, and well worth the trip. Good menu selection, great wine list with plenty of variety.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Somewhat Disappointed This Time
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Normally, I thoroughly enjoy this restaurant but on this night, I ordered an entree special that sounded so good but 'wasn't all that'. This will not prevent me from dining here again. I know that sometimes you get disappointed at a favorite restaurant but I don't let that take it off my list.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This restaurant is tucked
    JoeyVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    This restaurant is tucked away but worth you finding. It was resurrected from a former restaurant that was great, and the tradition has been carried forward. The food, (appetizers, main course and dessert) and service were excellent. Definetly will be returning.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Home Style Italian Cuisine
    KathyVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    The menu is diverse with plenty of enticing choices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unusual twists.
    TTKBVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Portion sizes of the food were very good for a hungry person...some of the food had unusual and good twists, like a special sauce on the fried calamari---excellent, and an unusual dessert that consisted of a large chocolate edible box filled with scoops of ice cream and topped with whipped cream, for two certainly, or three. The neighborhood is commercial/industrial and the restaurant itself is modest inside, but the service is top notch, the ownership very friendly and the food good. Worth a try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.