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1382 First Ave., New York, NY 10021 40.76901 -73.955062
nr. 74th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-861-1102 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$$

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Daily, 5pm-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 77th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Live Music
  • Romantic
  • Singles Scene


  • Full Bar




Rustic furnishings and hearty dishes may reflect Campagnola’s tagline, “a country restaurant,” but its clientele is urban-country club. Bejeweled, heavily made-up women on the arms of dapper older men crowd the narrow bar, near a pianist playing Sinatra and other standards. The raucous din subsides somewhat in the main dining area, where baroque oil paintings and odds and ends adorn cream plaster walls. A small contingent of families settles here, often with Lilly Pulitzer-sporting tweens in tow. The offerings have a certain time-honored and orderly air about them. Appetizers, divided into freddi and caldi, are seafood-heavy—vongole oreganata, delectable buttery clams, are baked with a top layer of browned parmesian and garlic. The rest of the menu follows suit, breaking down by category though concentrating on turf not surf. Thin filets of veal steeped in a subtle, sweet marsala sauce get a wonderfully potent kick from porcini mushrooms. Classic pastas yield one absolute stunner: orecchiette caccese, small cupped al dente noodles with spicy sausage bits and broccoli in a thin cream and shallot sauce that is exactly rich enough. Such sumptuous dishes come with a hefty price tag, though it’s doubtful most patrons look twice.

Recommended Dishes

Vongole oreganata, $15.95; orecchiette caccese, $23.95; veal marsala e porcini, $28.95