La Campagnola

4.8
484 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great

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Pamsr
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and delicious meal!! Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing. Everything was delicious. The only downside was towards the end when it was busier, trying to get someone's attention to get our check took a while.

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ChristineP
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a pleasant surprise.
Food was delicious and the staff and owner were delightful. Nothing negative to say about it!
Looking forward to our next visit there.
Honestly I want to try everything on the menu!

RC
RalphC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Word of mouth from a co-worker led me here. It was FABULOUS !!!!
The tenderest Calamari I ever had. Clams Casino was fantastic and Artichoke was the best I ever had. My main dish was a special, Pork Braciole with Rigatoni. The Braciole was tender and delicious and the sauce was fantastic. I HIGHLY recommend and will be there again and again. It's not much to look at from the outside, but don't let that sway your decision to go in and have a great meal. It was a 45 minute drive for me, and WELL WORTH IT.

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mlmsasha
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Fish was overpriced for a small portion of not fresh fish. Bracciole had very little italian taste- more like pepperidge farm stuffing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service every time!

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MaryanneM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first visit to La Campagnola. I was so pleasantly surprised. It exceeded my expectations…the food was delicious, ambiance encouraged conversation and comfort, and service was exceptional. I anticipate returning to La Campagnola often.

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vipMeggie
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony
Was excellent and the food was great. Will be back

NJ
vipNJKat
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I selected this restaurant because it was rated well and the distance was close by to where my stepdaughter lives. The 5:30pm Saturday night reservation I made for 9/11/21 was for 4 adults. We arrived on time, and we were escorted to the back room of the restaurant. There is also a front room and there were maybe 4 or 6 people dining there. In the back room, there were only about 3 or 4 other people. Although there were plenty of open tables, the host walked us over to a table that was right next to the kitchen. When we asked about another table, we were told they were reserved. And on the wall right behind our table was a credit card printer. Apparently the one behind the bar was not working that night. So we also had to contend with having that going on during our meal. Our beverage order was taken pretty quickly, but we were there for about 20 minutes before our server took our food order. Appetizers took about 20 minutes to come out, and then dinner took another 20 minutes after that. My stepdaughter and I tried to order the same dinner special, but we were told that they only had enough for one plate. So my stepdaughter took up their offer of a different dish.
By 6:15 PM the room had filled up. People that were at tables near us seem to have gotten served before us. The table next to us, which accommodates 6, only had 4 (2 adults and 2 children of middle school age). That would've been much more comfortable for my pregnant stepdaughter. Upon our arrival, the host saw this and just advised that she should sit at a particular place at the table he gave us. While food was very good, the ambiance and location of our table was not and service was lacking (except for those responsible for water glass refills). My cousin was going to have her daughter's high school graduation party here, but after I told her what our evening was like, that plan may have changed.

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vipLmk442
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

I had heard the food was good and decided to try it out. The food was good and our waiters were wonderful but I will never return to this restaurant. The manager or Maitre d or owner, a heavy set balding man, I don’t know who he was brought us to our table when we arrived. The front room was crowded , so he took us to a back room that had about 10 tables and only one other party was seated in there. I was happy to be back there because of covid. He brought us to a table right next to the other party. I asked if we could sit at another table one table over but he told us that was reserved. He sat us next to the kitchen( even though the rest of the room restaurant was empty) and when my husband sat down he sarcastically replied.. I hope you don’t mind being in the line of traffic! We started to get up but a very nice waiter told us not to worry we would be fine. For the rest of our evening only 1 other party were seated in that part of the restaurant!!! That man whomever he is was so rude. I never complain about where I sit but I thought it was silly to sit us practically on top of the other table. The other service people were wonderful. I frequent restaurants usually 2 or 3 times a week and have never been treated so badly. I’ll stick to Boulevard 572 when I’m in Kenilworth!!!

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TonyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal! Good portions and everything was fresh!

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Jenny
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I've lived in the area all of my life (essentially) I never knew about La Campagnola until very recently. I tried it for the first time last week - the food was DELISH! I will definitely be returning to this (now) new local favorite.

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SKOL
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here, won’t be the last.We enjoyed everything from the service to the food. I definitely would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a good place to eat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

This is a wonderful place - best sangria ever! Tony and Vincente are the best - Brian is fantastic. Very welcoming, everyone treats you like family here, they even remember your name and your favorite things to eat.

JD
vipJoeD
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food choices and service. Brian the host and Tony the waiter were great! My pork chop was unbelievable. My wife had the veal limon was so tasty.

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vipPaulM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Service is always top notch. Great place to bring family!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing. The food was delicious. The sangria was the best. We had a great experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New. Favorite. Restaurant. I’m blown away. I will be back!! Next weekend!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and great staff! I had the sea bass and it was cooked perfectly! My Caesar salad was excellent!

JA
JoeA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent place for great Italian cuisine in a nice atmosphere with excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delish! Burratta for appetizer, parpadelle with Bolognese sauce and chocolate lava cake for dessert. Did I mention the pitcher of sangria?

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vipkeithb
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good Easter Sunday dinner. Delicious carefully prepared food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Had a 4pm reservation for Easter and my mother’s birthday but we didn’t sit until 4:37. We wanted to put in appetizers as soon as we sat because we were so hungry but the waiter said the kitchen was too backed up and wanted to put the apps and dinner order in at once so it wouldn’t overwhelm the kitchen. Stale bread bread and water was brought out about 10 mins later. Two and four top tables who sat after us ate before us and there were only four of us. We passed on desert after being there for over two hours.

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vipDebbieG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always worth the visit. All appys & meals delicious. Tony is the great & does his best to keep the customers happy. If you are in a rush, not the place for you. They do not rush you out, even during Covid times!

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NIckP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I'm a regular customer of La campagnola, amazing food , service is also very good!
I'm vegetarian and chef makes some specials not in the menu and it's always delicious!!

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vipOzzie
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Bread is awesome. Recommend this place to anyone.9

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vipWonderful
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Didn't know there was new ownership but would have never realized. All seemed the same. We did miss seeing Dee at the bar.

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NIckP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

always exceeds my expectation in food, ambiance is not great but it's clean

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food great environment great vibe !

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent little place for a large group or a date night. Food along with the service is outstanding.

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tom13
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant, could use more parking, full service bar is a plus. Our waiter, Tony Spirito should be teaching new waiters how to do the job.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really surprised, Im giving 4 stars because I think that with the amazing food and service they have they can definitely work in the decoration outside and inside. I told my husband when we arrive “ is this somebody’s house “ is this a restaurant?
And it was a restaurant and the dood unbelievable. Súper recomendable and I will be back for sure .

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice place !!! Super good food

MF
vipMichaelF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Tony asked if I liked pork chops, which I do, and he said get the pork chop giambotta......best pork chop I ever had!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place the food is authentic ! And the people are amazing !!!

DG
vipDebbieG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we ordered was thoroughly enjoyed. Our waiter was great, attentive and informative as to Q’s about menu. Our party had 3 special appetizers, both large portions & very good. Dinners were all good sized portions & delicious. Main courses were not rushed out after appys, which is a plus and we were not rushed, even during these times. Tables were set up with more than enough room. Other waitress also checked on our table periodically. Overall a very enjoyable evening for the four of us. Will definitely return and recommend La Campagnola!!

PM
vipPaulM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance. Excellent food. The staff could not be more helpful!

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vipWonderful
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad they were open for Christmas Eve dinner. We could not do our normal get together so it was a different experience but very enjoyable

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vipWonderful
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant continues to provide outstanding service and fabulous foods even during this difficult situation.

FAQs

La Campagnola offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 241-9200.

La Campagnola is rated 4.8 stars by 484 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.