Permanently Closed - Campagnolo - Toronto - Permanently Closed

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. It’s a dichotomy.” Chef Craig Harding sums up Campagnolo, the restaurant that he and his fiancée, Alexandra Hutchison, own and operate on Dundas Street in Toronto’s west end. Inspired by traditional homemade Italian food, and charged with a fresh and modern energy, Campagnolo blends new and old to create something that is better than either.


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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner:

Monday - CLOSED

Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(416) 364-4785
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Craig Harding
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Cross street
Euclid Ave.
Additional
Chef's Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EC
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a perfect ending to an era and for my birthday celebration. All celebratory occasions were spent at Campagnolo! Big moves, promotions, birthdays. Sad to see them go. None of the other restaurants are as wonderful and consistent as campagnolo is for food and service.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So sad they are closing. This was my favorite restaurant. Bye!

AK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Second time at Campagnolo, was honestly unimpressed. The portions got cut in half from the last time we visited in February and we noticed that other couples were treated better based on how much they ordered. Not a good way lasting impression to have of Campagnolo before its close in June.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect. Sad that it’s closing :(

C
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am going to miss eating here! The spaghetti amatriciana, burrata cheese with grapes and bread, and the bone marrow are the hits. My husband and I had a fantastic meal here right before it closed. I hope those menu items find their way onto the menus of the sister restaurants!

T
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Sad to have heard this place is closing for good June 1, glad I got one more meal in, a true favourite of mine.

T
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don’t even know where to begin. Honestly the best food, great ambiance and I’m really sad to see this place close😂

NW
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is likely to be my final meal at Campagnolo, since they're closing at the end of the month -- and it was as good as it's ever been, which just makes me regret not going more often. It was a pleasure to know the place.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would recommend to friends but Campagnolo will be permanently closed in June.

s
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is very good but don't skip on the spaghetti all'Amatriciana.

D
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a beautiful dinner on Mothers Day! I have been to Campagnolo many times and would go back again and again. It is unfortunate that they will close their doors soon but I look forward to their next food venture! I’ll be there 😊

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!! Sad to see this place go, but I’m glad I got to experience it one more time.

RH
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very, very sorry to hear that it's closing!
The only thing that would have made eating there perfection? LESS noise so diners do not have to shout at each other.

m
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great dinner!!! Too bad they'll be closed at the end of the month :(

OS
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant - excellent service, food and ambiance. Will definitely come again.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was incredible! The burrata is craveable and the agnolotti was delicious.

KC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Our main course took far to long to arrive. The main course was edible, but not delightful in any way.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best service I’ve had in Toronto!
Looking forward to coming back before they close!

LL
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and drink. Great service! Won't be disappointed for a nice dinner out. They surprised us with a small dessert for our anniversary 😁

AM
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The burrata with grapes was absolutely fantastic!!! I can’t say enough good words to say how happy I was with this.

The spaghetti amatriciana was disappointing. It was salty and underwhelming. I had my 2 friends taste it in case it was me, they also found it to be salty and not worthy to be in Campagnolo. I didn’t return it because by the time I split the meal with my 2 other friends so they could taste it, there were 3 forkfuls left. Not worth returning to the kitchen for. I’m just not ordering this again.

The pavlova meringue dessert was meh, maybe I chose the wrong dessert. It was regular at best. I tasted the agnolotti and the cannelloni and they were also just OK. Overall, the burrata is worth going back to Campagnolo for!

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to dine. Full package here!

SD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

Frozen pasta from the supermarket taste better than the pasta they served us, it was really bad

E
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Music was terrible 80s rock all night long. Was very distracting.

AM
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Giro d'Italia is a great promotion for Italian restaurants in Toronto, recognizing after so many years of mediocre generic menus that the strength of the cuisine is in its unique regional specialties. The long-running Winter and Summerlicious events were becoming tired, with small portions and tired offerings common. Giro was to be the antidote to all that!
That being said Campagnolo needs to up its game. Their Sardinian menu covers some of the classics of the cuisine: mallorredus, culurgiones, seadas, lamb, octopus etc. But the execution and portion size fall short. The tomato passata with the culurgiones was sharply acidic and under-seasoned, ruining a pretty dish. The wafer thin slice of octopus terrine delivered only in looks next to a soggy salad. The lamb and accompaniment was cold, even if its portion size was adequate. In contrast the calamari ripieni, more appropriately calamaro, was a single small cefalopod dully seasoned, a lone petal of grilled onion, and a tidal surge of red pepper puree dominating the plate. This was presented as a main plate. The dessert seadas was a tooney-sized fried raviolo, tough and uninteresting, accompanied by an excellent yogurt gelato and some fruit.
Generosity of spirit is the essence of Italian cuisine, along side simplicity and balance. The server did her best, brought us extra bread, was attentive and charming, but could not really address the ssues with the menu.
These comments are meant with respect for I have long admired the style and ambition of the restaurant and it's Chef/owner.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was decent, but not the best Italian I've had in the city. Service was ok. Very loud inside, had to yell to be heard.

LW
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We were really looking forward to celebrating a special birthday at Campagnolo based on a friends outstanding review. While he was there in mid March and the current menu on-line hadn't changed, we knew what we wanted to order. However, once there we discovered the menu had changed...initially disappointed however the waitress guided us to popular items from salad to entrees so we were hopeful.
As we waited for our food to arrive, the music blared loudly immediately above our table to the point where we had to ask for it to be lowered. The folks at the table next to us, thanked us for saying something. Our waitress interacted with us and put our food on the table like we were at a fast food joint...no mention of the special birthday even though I had noted it on the reservation.
The Fennel Citrus salad was enjoyable. The house-made SPAGHETTI ALL’AMATRICIANA which apparently was made with a variety of ingredients turned out to be a nothing-special pureed tomato sauce...no pieces of anything in it. The SEARED STRIPED BASS was also just okay...nothing special.
Personally won't be running back there any time soon.

LI
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Modern italian with some classic flavours and plenty of style on the plate! Great place for a small group to chill out on a sunday.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food!

ME
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Campagnolo is, in my opinion the best italian restaurant in the city of Toronto. I love it there.

S
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will definitely return! Food, service and ambiance were excellent!

LL
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Appetizers were delicious, pasta was tasty but could have been better if served hotter.
Nice cozy atmosphere although music genre was all over the place.
Service staff was very nice but had to go find someone when it was time to pay the bill.
Still a must try especially if local.

K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The bone marrow is a must! Ambiance was great apart from the awkward table of two beside us who did more Instagramming than eating.

VZ
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

Campagnolo was my FAVOURITE restaurant in Toronto for years. I brought a friend there on last Thursday night to introduce him to the restaurant and the signature dish (cheese and grapes) about which I am always raving. This was the first time I was disappointed in the food. We both got our appetizer awash in olive oil. The bread was not brushed with olive oil as the recipe demands - it was absolutely soaked in it and there was olive oil at the bottom of the entire plate. It sat so heavy on our stomachs that we both had digestive problems that evening. 2 glasses of wine and 2 appetizers for around $90 and a stomach upset. I wouldn't do that again. I recommended Campagnolo to many of my friends, but after this experience, I would not be so eager.

LH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food choices had several good and interesting items, although were limited in the overall number available. Also. the polenta was creamy and excellent, but being paired with the bitter radicchio did not produce a good balance. Awaiting your new menu. Very pleasznt and relaxed atmosphere.

TF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

From the time we finished our apps to getting our main it took over an hour. We ordered two apps and two pastas. I’ve eaten there 5 times and this time was the worst. Kitchen was so slow.

JJ
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I enjoyed our service and the ambiance at Campagnolo but it fell short in the food department for me. I am a huge fan of the overall experience at La Palma and was expecting the same level of flavours to come through in the dishes at Campagnolo (their sister restaurant). The cocktails were delicious though!

r
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice sort of formal setting, a bit too dark, and noisy when it fills up which it did. Our waiter was witty, professional and relaxed adding to the overall pleasant experience. The menu is limited and wine list very limited and rather pricey. What will get us back is the FOOD. The apps, mains, and dessert were right up there with the best fine dining Italian restaurants in Toronto.

EC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place never disappoints! If you haven't been yet, go.

JH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy little restaurant! Definitely a must try. Our service was great, ambiance was on point, not too loud and the music was at the right volume.
Food was delicious. Everything I expected! Highly recommend getting the in-house made bread and olives. It was a great way to start the meal. The mushroom crepe we had as a starter was amazing and the cavatelli pasta emtree was just right. Overall, I definitely would recommend this restaurant!

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Second time at this place and they don't disappoint! Food is always delicious and cocktails are creatively put together giving very unique flavours. And the ambience is simple but wonderful!

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