La Campagnola

4.8
515 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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4.9
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4.5
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hockeymom16
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We haven’t been to LaCampagnola for the last 2 years due to covid. It was so nice to be back! Food was amazing as always😊

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criscokid
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A small but special place that gives a great Italian meal that reminds me of the best home cooking. The stuffed artichoke was great as well as the Brazole special.

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JackieA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Place was amazing!
Great place for a date and the food was cooked to perfection. I had the t-bone and my date had the pork chop both came with appropriate side dishes that complimented the protein.
Definitely will return

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ChristineP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Charming and a delight.
The food and the service was first class.
Highly recommend this restaurant .

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CarolynP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an early NYE birthday dinner- my first visit to this location since it was Roberto's. I chose this based on reviews here and close proximity to home and I did notice some very similar items on the menu as I recall from Roberto's. We have been out of the area for many years and are now returning and will certainly make this our go-to for fine Italian food! There are no service issues at this restaurant- impeccable- timely- courteous! The specials list was a mile long as are the menu choices. We ordered 2 appetizers from the menu- calamari- hands down the most delicate and tender I have ever had- and not a dish I ever order for myself and clams casino- juicy bursting with flavor! For our entrees we had 2 specials- a Branzino special and a Rib Eye steak along with the Sole off the menu. Simply perfect- no other word describes either dish. Thank you for making my birthday so special- what a nice start to the New Year! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food definitely worth trying

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing. Service exceptional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Was very impressed with this restaurant! Food and service were excellent! Offered so many of my husband’s favorites as “specials” that he couldn’t decide what to order! Enjoyed very much and will definitely be returning soon!

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SuzzetteF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

everything was excellent ! great experience Great food wonderful service

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vipFrankM
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brian and his staff are on point, will bring all my friends and family to this wonderful gem. Menu is full of classic Italian dishes, the list of special is great service, bar and staff excellent. don't miss out on this one.

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vipAdrianoB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Very good food and great service. Don’t let the location throw you off, go in and enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food service and all around great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Seems to be in an awkward location & parking lot is small but the food was amazing! Can’t wait to go back. Great find!

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Fran51
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I had two of the specials. He had the veal chop which was very tender and delicious. I had the pork chop which was also delicious, but I was missing the hot peppers. However, I still enjoyed it! The salad that came with the meals was very good and just the right size. The desserts were also very good. Our waiter, Tony, was very knowledgeable and helpful and we also enjoyed a little chat with him. Looking forward to our next meal and seeing Tony again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Cant wait to go back!

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vipMeredithD
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The food is outstanding. The place is a little tucked-away and the ambience is kind of old school but it was packed for a reason. The food is great.

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LeonardH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful from end to end.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always phenomenal food with Warm and welcoming staff

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PeteP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We just found this restaurant a few weeks ago and have now been there twice. We have liked everything about it and have just booked a small party there for an upcoming birthday celebration. It's a real hidden gem in Kenilworth!

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JohnE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding experience from the moment we arrived until our departure (and beyond because the portions were so large we had take-aways). Food was delicious, staff attentive.

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Bobby
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Found this place on the internet and decided to try it. I will add it to one of my top 5 places . Everything from tbe time we walked in the door was extremely pleasing. A must go to place

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AAMM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This establishment serves some of the finest Italian food. Service is attentive and knowledgeable. If you’re seeking a fine Italian meal I highly recommend.

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La Campagnola was absolutely perfect! The food and atmosphere was absolutely perfect! Will gladly come back for more!

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MariaW
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a wonderful Italian restaurant hidden in Kennilworth - The service is phenomenal - the food and the specials are outstanding!

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Snel
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Appetizer to Dessert was so delicious. Service was outstanding. Had a wonderful anniversary dinner. New place to go.

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Frank
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Hospitable. Customer focused. Wide variety of dishes deftly prepared. Like coming home. Tony and Brian make a great team

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Mitzi
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience Food delicious Service excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went there for a business dinner. The food and service was outstanding. The people I was with all commented that it tasted like homemade food. Really an excellent place for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service and food. I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just great

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Pamsr
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
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
New York Area
2 reviews
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!

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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
14 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipNJKat
New York Area
34 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!!!

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 515 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.