I was looking for a place
I was looking for a place to celebrate my boyfriends graduation & we stumbled upon this gem of a restaurant. The food was incredibly memorable, and we're in the culinary biz, plus it was the best atmosphere. Not pretentious & the food rocked!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent service! The Robert
Excellent service! The Robert Craig is a great cab!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
In town for a conference.
In town for a conference. Had dinner as a group of 6. Great food, excellent service and staff.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
From the scallop appetizer
From the scallop appetizer to the 'french toast' dessert, the food was excellent. Don't let the 'french toast' description of that dessert fool you. Think creme brule brioche. Delicious! My rabbit pasta was excellent -- even better the next day for breakfast! Second time here, second time very pleased.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely North Beach Spot
I love going here because the menu changes and there's always a few surprises. Inventive food. Difficult to pigeonhole the menu. Sort of Italian meets Californian Mediterranean. Worth patronizing.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dining in North Beach
Just off Washington Square and sitting right on a corner with windows on both sides, the "view" is incredible. The food was delicious, especially the short ribs and beet salad many of us had, and the service was attentive. We sat at a table next to some locals (we're from Napa) and toward the end of our respective meals we ended up conversing with them for awhile, making Campanula a neighborhood gem. Plan on paying for parking in one of the garages in the neighborhood unless you plan on driving around for awhile, since North Beach can get very busy. We'll be back!
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always on point
Great dinner as always. I set up a work dinner the same day during a conference on Nob Hill. We wanted something close and delicious. What we received was nothing short of stellar. Great drinks and recommendations. Not only is the menu interesting with a very rustic and authentic feel, everything tastes great and is different. From rabbit sausage (over homemade pasta) to the huge chicken to the lamb meatballs (seconds!) to the burrata - every dish has a light touch but bold flavor.
Staff is right on point with perfectly crafted drinks and service. I want to go back tomorrow!
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tonite was our first dining experience at Campanula but absolutely not our last! The food was amazing and the service exemplary. It is absolutely a great "foodie" spot. The plates are so creative...really different and exciting. We started with scallops...fresh, huge, refreshing dish. Salads were good but perhaps the weakest course (particularly the Caesar...not great). The entrees' were really great. My husband had the chicken and raved that is was the best he has ever had. I had the smoked guinea hen w/fresh pasta...absolutely sensational. We ended with the ice cream sandwiches....devine. All this great food and the we felt treated like special guests. My recommendation....RUN, do not walk, to Campanula!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gem of a restaurant near SF show
Really excellent restaurant a block awat from the famous show Beach Blanket Babylon at Club Fugazi. Great service, wonderful food with large portions. Stuffed olives and lamb meatballs are a must. Scallops were tender and delicious. Beef Bolgonese was outstanding. We were there for our 40th anniversary and look forward to going there again.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thumbs up - one of our favorite
Thumbs up - one of our favorite restaurants in our new neighborhood.
Try the Burrata, lamb meatballs, mac & cheese, and Guinea hen pasta.
Good ambiance, reasonable pricing, and nice service.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Campanula is a great tapas
Campanula is a great tapas place - reliable, delicious and great wines by the glass. Also very affordable. My only suggestion to them would be to change up the menu a bit.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Why is this place not packed?
Was skeptical when we were able to walk in on a Saturday night without reservations and be seated immediately, but boy was I wrong. Everything was great. Food, wine, service, atmosphere. Get the burratta
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food, Friendly Service
To start, we had apps including the Burratta, the seared scallops and the veal tartar - all were excellent! The kobe beer burger was extremely tasty, and the risotto was also excellent.
The only drawback was it was very crowded and they almost sat (squeezed in) another table of two next to us, but the party declined . . . it would have been too crowded.
I would highly recommend this neighborhood gem! Reserve ahead of time!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Traditional food with a twist
The menu has traditional favorites with subtle deviations from the norm. The wine list has a fine selection. The Kobe beef burger and the macaroni and cheese are excellent choices.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
North Beach Sleeper
The poor waitress was all by herself (which wasn't her fault) but hustled her best to sevice the entire room. The food was awesome and the view of Coit Tower out the window makes it a great spot to take visitors to SF.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a little gem! Service is friendly and accommodating, wine list is great, menu could be a little more diverse but what selection they do have is wonderfully prepared. Try the scallops or the halibut special! Love thus little place
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for Restaurant Buyout
My husband and I ate at Campanula to do a tasting for a potential restaurant buyout. I had read great reviews on Yelp and we weren't disappointed. There is a full bar which we appreciated and the appetizers were absolutely delicious. The chorizo-stuffed olives are perfect with cocktails. We also had the scallops and burrata (which were superb!). The beet salad was very good as well as the braised short ribs. My husband had the pasta with rabbit sausage and said it was very flavorful. The location is terrific - right on the corner across from Washington Park with a beautiful view of Coit Tower. It has a very SF feel about it. Am so looking forward to our holiday party in December. Great for locals and visitors alike.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Italian fare
This is a nice Italian restaurant in North Beach. It is a bit better than average with some decent offerings. Very good wine list.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We stayed near the Embarcadero, and tried to make reservations near there, but nothing available. Searched further away, found Campanula. There are many good restaurants in North Beach, and this is one. We often eat at The Stinking Rose, but wanted something different. I had an excellent sweet corn risotto, wife had gnudi, also excellent. Wine list was adequate, selection of beers on tap was limited. We did not try any desserts. Service was very good, from the front door through the goodbye. Would eat there again. Would recommend to friends. Nice neighborhood. This place is 2 blocks north of Chinatown, so on the way back to hotel we shopped for tchotchkes.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second visit to Campanula and we were not disappointed. We originally found this restaurant on our last visit to San Francisco two years ago and were looking forward to this visit. Although our dinner reservation was for later in the evening, the restaurant staff accommodated our request and seated us early. We enjoyed great wine, delicious food and friendly interaction with the staff. We were not hurried at all and our server was knowledgeable and attentive without being "pushy". We LOVE Campanula and would recommend it to anyone who wants a great meal, fairly priced and wants to make friends. We can't wait to return and wish Campanula continued success.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Choice for Italian Dinner
Excellent choice for an Italian dining experience; them being open till midnight is a plus in itself as most other restaurants with similar food are closed by 10pm. The Lamb meatballs are the best we've ever had and the scallops and halibut were cooked to perfection. We also were lucky enough to be the only customers in there at the time, but overall, this was a fantastic place and we would definitely be going back. This time for the rabbit sausage.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome burrata, truffled Mac and cheese and halibut, Our group of ten had a great time !
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We wanted a restaurant close to Cobb Comedy. What a great find! There were six of us and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. We would go again.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not all pasta
We were looking for a fun spot near Washington Square that was not your typical Italian pasta joint. I had the scallops that were cook perfectly. Everyone had a great time choosing a variety of items. Can be noisy if the patrons have more than two bottles of wine.:)
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
The two EEs tending to the floor did an outstanding job. They knew their menu inside and out. The scallops were awesome, and the fam liked their meals too. The windows overlooked a nice city scene. Overall a great experience.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and ambience
We went with friends to Campanula. None of us had ever been there before. The food was great, with the four of us rating all our dishes as 4-5 stars depending on the particular dish. Meals were priced appropriately for the value and quality. Two of us sat facing out large picture windows with a nighttime view of Coit Tower. There was a certain pride and pleasantness exhibited by all staff. We will definitely return and recommend it.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM