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Permanently Closed - Campania Cafe

413 reviews
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$30 and under
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Campania Italian Café & Trattoria features authentic Italian cuisine in a casual elegant dining atmosphere. The dining room setting is warm & inviting with rustic brick walls and the original Ice House Hoist is displayed under exposed beams. Lunch is served daily, Monday through Friday, offering panini sandwiches, fresh salads, homemade soups, pasta dishes and daily specials.
Dinner is served beginning at 5pm in the dining room. The trattoria seasonal dinner menu includes appetizers, authentic pasta dishes and veal & chicken entrees, as well as excellent seafood specials. Bakery goods, Italian cakes, cookies and pastries, and espresso bar are available. The dining room can host large parties and private events. Catering is also available off site or carry out. Campania is proud to be a part of Davidson’s South Main Street Arts district, located in the well-known “Ice House”, the former site of the historical Davidson Ice & Fuel Plant.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(704) 987-5111
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Vincent DiGiorgio
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Private party facilities
Our dining room is the perfect setting for you private function, with exposed brick walls, benches with cushions and seating for up to 50 people. The ice house hoist is displayed under an exposed beam ceiling. The dining room also comes with a wine bar to serve your party. Enjoy one of our hand selected Italian white or red wines or a sparkling Prosecco while mingling during your cocktail hour.
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Private party contact
Vincent DiGiorgio: (704) 987-5111
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We offer on site and off site catering. We can provide as much or as little as you would like (pick up or delivery with setup and full staff for your event).
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Cross street
Main Street
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Party on the Porch is from May to September! Enjoy Live entertainment! Our covered front porch is the perfect place to enjoy live music in the warm months, with a nice breeze under fans. 6:30pm - 9pm, every Friday night, (weather permitting)
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Davidsonlocal (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

I wouldn't recommend. Preparation was good. Food quality was bad. Seemed like everything from the bread, salad, meats and starches we're poor quality for sending reheated meals. A big fail for a place with great ambiance.

EdAy (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

Love the food just wished they would serve it HOT!

LocoGuy (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

Food was fine. Service staff was mostly pooled from the local college nearby. It's a decent local restaurant. The dessert and coffee (Lavazza, which .Hilton carries) was very tasty. Improvements would be on the customer service training, but overall no complaints about the food or quality.

Mrscheinbach (Charlotte)
3.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

Great ambiance and food. Unfortunately the service was terrible and overshadowed the entire experience.

OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
3.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

Been coming here over 6 years when living in Cornelius. Live in South Park now but still make the trip up, but after this last experience, may not return. We were greeted promptly but seated near the bar when the dining area was mostly empty. We asked to move with no problem. Our first disappointment came when our favorite wine was sold out, then found out the eggplant entree was sold out!!! An italian establishment that runs out of eggplant??? I ordered the chicken parm which had very runny marinara sauce with what seemed to be rigatonis that were cut in half and horribly overcooked. It took several requests to receive bread. We had a very apologetic and cheerful and helpful server. Needless to say we did not bother to order dessert.

OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
1.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

We were seated, given water & menus by the hostess. Five minutes later a waitress arrived, introduced herself, and asked, "Do you know what ya want?" We placed our orders and were then asked, "Ya want anything besides water?" I asked for a wine list and she wordlessly walked away, appearing a few minutes later only to plop the wine list on the table and keep walking. We waited another 30 minutes for some sort of acknowledgement but not a single employee stopped by our table, refilled out waters, spoke, nor even made eye contact. Forty five minutes after we'd arrived, we made the decision to walk out. No one seemed to notice. We politely emailed the manager & she offered no apology, only excuses, implying it was our fault for not being patient.

Not a great experience, certainly not the best anniversary dinner we've had. The food may very well be excellent but I'll never know; we won't return.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

The servers were awesome, and attentive even though they had a call off, and a huge catering order that day. I was thrilled with my dinner.

Hemingways (Orlando)
3.0  Dined on August 11, 2017

Service was not as good as we have experienced in the past. Two orders of lasagna were Luke warm when served and an order of salmon cakes were mushy.

OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

We enjoyed great service. The menu has just enough if a variety and the setting, as always, was quiet and pleasant. Only recommendation I would give is to have a little more use of fresh herbs to enhance the flavor of the meals.

DavidsonFamofFive (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on August 1, 2017

Campania is always a favorite for us! The food is delicious and the service is always great!