Campisi's Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 5610 E Mockingbird Ln

    Dallas, TX 75206

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  • 214-827-0355

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I wrote a funny review, but now I will write a serious review. This restaurant is one of the best kept secret in Dallas for a reason. I won't even tell you about the special which kept good food in front of my kid when times were tough. We

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I wrote a funny review, but now I will write a serious review. This restaurant is one of the best kept secret in Dallas for a reason. I won't even tell you about the special which kept good food in front of my kid when times were tough. We

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I don't usually rate restaraunts but this had to be known. I don't understand how there is even a 3.5 rating right now. This food was horrible, and the service was horrible. I went here with my family, and they did not enjoy their food

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★★★★★

I don't usually rate restaraunts but this had to be known. I don't understand how there is even a 3.5 rating right now. This food was horrible, and the service was horrible. I went here with my family, and they did not enjoy their food

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I always get a kick out of people that don't understand the atmosphere and the great food at Campisi's. I would wager all of the negative reviews are coming from people under 30 that have spent their youth with Mommy and Daddy going to Olive Gardens and Macaroni Grills. These are the people that think a great Italian Dish is something with Assiago sauce whatever the hell that is anyway, and wouldn't know a good tomato "gravy" if it hit them upside the head. It's true that Campisi's might be a little scary if you turned the lights all the way up, but that's part of it's charm. It's like going back in time to a bygone era where restaurants cared about the food, and not so much about waiters that come sing happy birthday to you. For all of you that don't like Campisi's, just stay away.... so that when I drive all the way from Oklahoma to come and eat, the line will be that much shorter.

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★★★★☆

I always get a kick out of people that don't understand the atmosphere and the great food at Campisi's. I would wager all of the negative reviews are coming from people under 30 that have spent their youth with Mommy and Daddy going to Olive Gardens and Macaroni Grills. These are the people that think a great Italian Dish is something with Assiago sauce whatever the hell that is anyway, and wouldn't know a good tomato "gravy" if it hit them upside the head. It's true that Campisi's might be a little scary if you turned the lights all the way up, but that's part of it's charm. It's like going back in time to a bygone era where restaurants cared about the food, and not so much about waiters that come sing happy birthday to you. For all of you that don't like Campisi's, just stay away.... so that when I drive all the way from Oklahoma to come and eat, the line will be that much shorter.

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its crap really it it is the people are retards and its just bad if you want good pizza go to louies or divinos there the better places to go if you like really good pizza just me

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its crap really it it is the people are retards and its just bad if you want good pizza go to louies or divinos there the better places to go if you like really good pizza just me

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Goodness I'm starting to think Citysearch is run by Morons for allowing these bad posts without some kind of filter. Love Campisis. Good family good food!

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Goodness I'm starting to think Citysearch is run by Morons for allowing these bad posts without some kind of filter. Love Campisis. Good family good food!

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I tried Campisi's pizza because all my friends swear by it...I'm now in the process of reevaluating these friendships because this was the worst muck I've ever been served out of a cardboard box.

First off...it smells odd....the toppings (extra cheese, beef, sausage, pepperoni, mushroom, black and green olives, onions) I can only describe them as slimy bits and chunks...with the runniest cheese I've ever had the misfortune of eating. (seemed like they poured left over fondue cheese all over the pizza) ...the sauce is sickeningly sweet...and the crust (which I use the term "crust" loosely--saying something had a crust implies it might have at least a hint of crisp to it)....the crust was soggy and limp almost as if it sat in dirty dishwater for a few seconds before it was dumped in the box....gah...and if that isn't enough....they cut this thing into like 30 thin strips that are so limp you can barely pick them up out of the box....why would someone do this and try to call it pizza?

My boyfriend who can pretty much stomach eating anything...for example he will mix canned tuna fish with plain rice and soy sauce and call it sushi....so you see he does not exactly come to the table with a discriminating pallet...even he, Mr. Canned Tuna Fish Sushi couldn't choke down this mess.

I agree wholeheartedly with my fellow poster that compared this muck to a clothes-hanger abortion.

It's so gross, we need a new word for gross.

gag.

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★☆☆☆☆

I tried Campisi's pizza because all my friends swear by it...I'm now in the process of reevaluating these friendships because this was the worst muck I've ever been served out of a cardboard box.

First off...it smells odd....the toppings (extra cheese, beef, sausage, pepperoni, mushroom, black and green olives, onions) I can only describe them as slimy bits and chunks...with the runniest cheese I've ever had the misfortune of eating. (seemed like they poured left over fondue cheese all over the pizza) ...the sauce is sickeningly sweet...and the crust (which I use the term "crust" loosely--saying something had a crust implies it might have at least a hint of crisp to it)....the crust was soggy and limp almost as if it sat in dirty dishwater for a few seconds before it was dumped in the box....gah...and if that isn't enough....they cut this thing into like 30 thin strips that are so limp you can barely pick them up out of the box....why would someone do this and try to call it pizza?

My boyfriend who can pretty much stomach eating anything...for example he will mix canned tuna fish with plain rice and soy sauce and call it sushi....so you see he does not exactly come to the table with a discriminating pallet...even he, Mr. Canned Tuna Fish Sushi couldn't choke down this mess.

I agree wholeheartedly with my fellow poster that compared this muck to a clothes-hanger abortion.

It's so gross, we need a new word for gross.

gag.

Pros: I'm drawing a blank here

Cons: Hands down the WORST pizza I've ever encountered

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My girlfriend likes their horrible pizza that tastes worse than any frozen pizza I've ever had, so once in a while I will tolerate a bite or two. I have tried to like many things
on this place's menu, and each time I am even more grossed out than before.

So last nite I agreed to try the fettucine alfredo and we had that and a green pepper pizza, along with one a piece of chocolate cheesecake delivered.

The always bad pizza was cold, and the fettucine alfredo was HORRIBLE, but I was starving, so I doused it with parmesan cheese and pepper and ate as many bites as I could stand and vowed never to put myself thru the torture of eating any of the so-called food from this place again.

In the middle of the nite I woke up totally sick and spent the rest of the nite in the bathroom. I have no idea why this place is so well known and has been around so long. This place has NO CLUE on how to make good Italian food. It's called an "Egyptian" restaurant so maybe that explains it. Seriously, they don't even know how to make decent tomato sauce.

Try Campania if you want real and delicious Italian pizza. Actually you would probably enjoy a frozen pizza you bought at 7-11 more than this food. It is truly awful. Even the cheesecake sucked. I'm really bummed that I have to even give this place one star. It does not deserve it and should just do us all a favor and close down. Man I miss Cremona.

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★☆☆☆☆

My girlfriend likes their horrible pizza that tastes worse than any frozen pizza I've ever had, so once in a while I will tolerate a bite or two. I have tried to like many things
on this place's menu, and each time I am even more grossed out than before.

So last nite I agreed to try the fettucine alfredo and we had that and a green pepper pizza, along with one a piece of chocolate cheesecake delivered.

The always bad pizza was cold, and the fettucine alfredo was HORRIBLE, but I was starving, so I doused it with parmesan cheese and pepper and ate as many bites as I could stand and vowed never to put myself thru the torture of eating any of the so-called food from this place again.

In the middle of the nite I woke up totally sick and spent the rest of the nite in the bathroom. I have no idea why this place is so well known and has been around so long. This place has NO CLUE on how to make good Italian food. It's called an "Egyptian" restaurant so maybe that explains it. Seriously, they don't even know how to make decent tomato sauce.

Try Campania if you want real and delicious Italian pizza. Actually you would probably enjoy a frozen pizza you bought at 7-11 more than this food. It is truly awful. Even the cheesecake sucked. I'm really bummed that I have to even give this place one star. It does not deserve it and should just do us all a favor and close down. Man I miss Cremona.

Pros: WORST FOOD I'VE EVER EATEN

Cons: DISCUSTINGLY CHEAP TASTING

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I'm 63 and I can remember coming to Campisi's on my first date. I took my wife there on our first date. There is just nothing like Campisi's. I can remember being excited about moving to N. Dallas from Arlington in the 80's because we would be closer to Campisi's. In all those years I've only had a few sub-par meals and only one really bad experience that was all about one waiter. We still go to Campisi's frequently. It may not be the very best Italian restaurant in Dallas anymore, but it is still a great place with good, dependable food and a great speakeasy/ sports bar ambiance.

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★★★★☆

I'm 63 and I can remember coming to Campisi's on my first date. I took my wife there on our first date. There is just nothing like Campisi's. I can remember being excited about moving to N. Dallas from Arlington in the 80's because we would be closer to Campisi's. In all those years I've only had a few sub-par meals and only one really bad experience that was all about one waiter. We still go to Campisi's frequently. It may not be the very best Italian restaurant in Dallas anymore, but it is still a great place with good, dependable food and a great speakeasy/ sports bar ambiance.

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I wish I had read some the somber reviews here before I asked for a delivery of what amounted to be a coat hanger abortion version of pizza. I should have bailed out of the phone call when I found out they don't sell mozzarella sticks, but being hungry I was desperate and ordered some fried raviolis and a pizza. Delivery was prompt (one bonus and the only reason for 1 star rating) but as I opened the door and saw the delivery guy standing before me holding a paper bag and a SMALL RECTANGULAR box I thought "Hmmm, shouldn't he be holding a big square box?" I accepted the delivery, sat down, opened the box and saw it. Instead of a nice round pizza I got some weird oval pizza that had crust about as thin as a ritz cracker with a scant smattering of cheese. This thing looked like a giant scab peeled off of the knuckle from the jolly green giant. Perhaps the fried ravioli would be better... nope! Upon opening the container I found 6 little pan fried burnt puffy squares that appeared as though I got the scrapings from the bottom of an old can of "Chef Boy-R-Dee". I choked down some of the ravioli and I could only eat 2 pieces of the pizza before chucking the whole lot in the garbage like a prom night dumpster baby. Do your self a favor... order from Dominoes or Pizza Hut; at least you will get something that resembles food. To comment on the "yankee" comment I read here: Yes I am a "yankee". One of the reasons the north won the war is because we do things alot better above of the mason dixon line; aside from fighting better (Thats right, the south will not rise again!) we make far better pizza!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I wish I had read some the somber reviews here before I asked for a delivery of what amounted to be a coat hanger abortion version of pizza. I should have bailed out of the phone call when I found out they don't sell mozzarella sticks, but being hungry I was desperate and ordered some fried raviolis and a pizza. Delivery was prompt (one bonus and the only reason for 1 star rating) but as I opened the door and saw the delivery guy standing before me holding a paper bag and a SMALL RECTANGULAR box I thought "Hmmm, shouldn't he be holding a big square box?" I accepted the delivery, sat down, opened the box and saw it. Instead of a nice round pizza I got some weird oval pizza that had crust about as thin as a ritz cracker with a scant smattering of cheese. This thing looked like a giant scab peeled off of the knuckle from the jolly green giant. Perhaps the fried ravioli would be better... nope! Upon opening the container I found 6 little pan fried burnt puffy squares that appeared as though I got the scrapings from the bottom of an old can of "Chef Boy-R-Dee". I choked down some of the ravioli and I could only eat 2 pieces of the pizza before chucking the whole lot in the garbage like a prom night dumpster baby. Do your self a favor... order from Dominoes or Pizza Hut; at least you will get something that resembles food. To comment on the "yankee" comment I read here: Yes I am a "yankee". One of the reasons the north won the war is because we do things alot better above of the mason dixon line; aside from fighting better (Thats right, the south will not rise again!) we make far better pizza!!!

Pros: prompt delivery

Cons: horrible food

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This pizza is not your commercial pizza and I think that's what the yankee's on here don't understand.....and NO IT'S NOT EGYPTIAN FOOD! Definatley out of the mouth of a yankee.
None the less you MUST try it!!!
Seriously fab...great atmosphere!!!
Try the pizza!!

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★★★★★

This pizza is not your commercial pizza and I think that's what the yankee's on here don't understand.....and NO IT'S NOT EGYPTIAN FOOD! Definatley out of the mouth of a yankee.
None the less you MUST try it!!!
Seriously fab...great atmosphere!!!
Try the pizza!!

Pros: Great atmosphere...cozy...great food

Cons: Don't like the new room with all the windows!!!

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If you're going to go to Campisi's, go to the one on Mockingbird. Otherwise, just go to Olive Garden. If you go to Campisi's on Mockingbird, order the pizza, it's awesome! Don't order the pasta with clam sauce. It's inedible.

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★★★★☆

If you're going to go to Campisi's, go to the one on Mockingbird. Otherwise, just go to Olive Garden. If you go to Campisi's on Mockingbird, order the pizza, it's awesome! Don't order the pasta with clam sauce. It's inedible.

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This place smelled like dirty feet and the food didn't taste much better. The manicotti , which is my favorite Italian dish, gagged me, I was so disappointed and grossed out. It tasted like it had been sitting out on the kitchen counter for a few months and had gone bad. The salad was rubbery and foul-smelling and the bread was stale and had the consistency of having been reheated several times before making it to our table. Definitely will not be going there again or recommending it to anyone, unless maybe I don't like the person, then maybe I'd send them there.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place smelled like dirty feet and the food didn't taste much better. The manicotti , which is my favorite Italian dish, gagged me, I was so disappointed and grossed out. It tasted like it had been sitting out on the kitchen counter for a few months and had gone bad. The salad was rubbery and foul-smelling and the bread was stale and had the consistency of having been reheated several times before making it to our table. Definitely will not be going there again or recommending it to anyone, unless maybe I don't like the person, then maybe I'd send them there.

Cons: bad ambience, smell and food

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Went there once and will never go back again. The alfredo was disgusting and tasted like the stuff you buy in a can, the cheap stuff. The place looked dirty and dingy. I was waiting for something on four legs to start crawling out of the kitchen any moment. Can?t believe that this guy took me on a date there. Dirty disgusting and foul. Oh and had a weird musty smell too. Salad was the kind that you got back in grade school. Dishes were dirty and the whole atmosphere was dark and smelly. I would not recommend for any one to go. YUCK

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★☆☆☆☆

Went there once and will never go back again. The alfredo was disgusting and tasted like the stuff you buy in a can, the cheap stuff. The place looked dirty and dingy. I was waiting for something on four legs to start crawling out of the kitchen any moment. Can?t believe that this guy took me on a date there. Dirty disgusting and foul. Oh and had a weird musty smell too. Salad was the kind that you got back in grade school. Dishes were dirty and the whole atmosphere was dark and smelly. I would not recommend for any one to go. YUCK

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Not much to say that hasn't already been covered here, but I absolutely love this place and their pizza. In fact, if I ever moved, it would be the one place I missed the most! I'd have to have them ship their pizza or something. But even then, it wouldn't be the same. There's just something about that dark hole-in-the wall atmosphere with awesome food and friendly people!

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★★★★★

Not much to say that hasn't already been covered here, but I absolutely love this place and their pizza. In fact, if I ever moved, it would be the one place I missed the most! I'd have to have them ship their pizza or something. But even then, it wouldn't be the same. There's just something about that dark hole-in-the wall atmosphere with awesome food and friendly people!

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Joe Campisi's the Egyptian Italian Resturant is my favorite Italian resturant in the city. I was first taken there as a small child with my brother and my parent and a family friend and his family. I agree with what fcbx said about the reviewer getting the opening dates wrong, the original resturant has been open long before 1964, the Egyptian actually opened in 1946 as another critic rightly pointed out. My parents were first taken there by my grandparents when they were small children too. The pizza is by far the best in the metroplex. The person who said it doesn't even compare to New York pizza has probably never eaten New York pizza either. The other items on and the menu are just as good. The sauce is exceptional and the legendary appetizer of the crab claws scampi is to die for. One of my favorite orders there is a the crab claws scampi and salad as antipasto followed by the lasagne and meatballs with sauce, along with a good bottle of Italian red wine, and then of course you order the pizza as a take home item. The sauce reminds me of my grandfather's except he uses more wine in his sauce I believe. The pizza has rich and fullfilling flavors that start from the crispy crust and work their way up through a rich and delicious pizza sauce, good cheeses, and of course the toppings are spread on lavishly. While famous for the chunk pepperoni, you should also try the other toppings as well. I hope in the future the, "reviewer" will pay more attention to the actual history and true facts of this place. The Egyptian did get something of a bad reputation when a famous Major League Basebal Umpire was shot and hurt seriously just outside the resturant. It was a terrible thing, but don't let something like this stop you from going, because it is in a well patroled and relatively safe neighborhood. Please check out "Campisi" as it is affectionately called, even though it does have the unusual name of, The Egyptian, for an Italia Ristorante'. Molto deliciosos!

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★★★☆☆

Joe Campisi's the Egyptian Italian Resturant is my favorite Italian resturant in the city. I was first taken there as a small child with my brother and my parent and a family friend and his family. I agree with what fcbx said about the reviewer getting the opening dates wrong, the original resturant has been open long before 1964, the Egyptian actually opened in 1946 as another critic rightly pointed out. My parents were first taken there by my grandparents when they were small children too. The pizza is by far the best in the metroplex. The person who said it doesn't even compare to New York pizza has probably never eaten New York pizza either. The other items on and the menu are just as good. The sauce is exceptional and the legendary appetizer of the crab claws scampi is to die for. One of my favorite orders there is a the crab claws scampi and salad as antipasto followed by the lasagne and meatballs with sauce, along with a good bottle of Italian red wine, and then of course you order the pizza as a take home item. The sauce reminds me of my grandfather's except he uses more wine in his sauce I believe. The pizza has rich and fullfilling flavors that start from the crispy crust and work their way up through a rich and delicious pizza sauce, good cheeses, and of course the toppings are spread on lavishly. While famous for the chunk pepperoni, you should also try the other toppings as well. I hope in the future the, "reviewer" will pay more attention to the actual history and true facts of this place. The Egyptian did get something of a bad reputation when a famous Major League Basebal Umpire was shot and hurt seriously just outside the resturant. It was a terrible thing, but don't let something like this stop you from going, because it is in a well patroled and relatively safe neighborhood. Please check out "Campisi" as it is affectionately called, even though it does have the unusual name of, The Egyptian, for an Italia Ristorante'. Molto deliciosos!

Pros: Try the crab claws scampi. It is among the top five antipasti dishes of any Italian resturant in the metroplex.

Cons: Parking is alway a problem at a small resturant in a deep urban environment as this. Be prepared to walk a little.

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I don't know how long the editor has been around but he/she has it wrong. I don't know exactly how long Campisi's has been around, but 1964 is flat out wrong. I remember going there on my first date as a freshman at Jesuit in the fall of 1960. There is just something special about those thin, oblong pizzas. I've been eating them for years. One of the nicest sideline benefits of moving back to Dallas from Arlington was being able to live within easy driving distance of Campisi's. The drive over from Arlington got to be a real irritation, but not enough of an irritation to keep me away. Don't let anything keep you away from Campisi's pizza. Try the meatbal pizza with extra cheese.

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★★★★★

I don't know how long the editor has been around but he/she has it wrong. I don't know exactly how long Campisi's has been around, but 1964 is flat out wrong. I remember going there on my first date as a freshman at Jesuit in the fall of 1960. There is just something special about those thin, oblong pizzas. I've been eating them for years. One of the nicest sideline benefits of moving back to Dallas from Arlington was being able to live within easy driving distance of Campisi's. The drive over from Arlington got to be a real irritation, but not enough of an irritation to keep me away. Don't let anything keep you away from Campisi's pizza. Try the meatbal pizza with extra cheese.

Pros: The food

Cons: Parking

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May not be New York Pizza but as a Native Texan I'm not sure I would like New York Pizza anyway. Good pizza, great crab claws great atmosphere, if you are looking for New York Pizza go back to New York.

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★★★★☆

May not be New York Pizza but as a Native Texan I'm not sure I would like New York Pizza anyway. Good pizza, great crab claws great atmosphere, if you are looking for New York Pizza go back to New York.

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I've been frequenting this original Campisi's location since I was a kid growing up in Dallas, and the quality has never changed. You can always count on wonderful pizza on the thinnest crust you'll have anywhere, and lasagna that's to-die-for.

PROS: Great reputation for 50 years!
CONS:

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★★★★☆

I've been frequenting this original Campisi's location since I was a kid growing up in Dallas, and the quality has never changed. You can always count on wonderful pizza on the thinnest crust you'll have anywhere, and lasagna that's to-die-for.

PROS: Great reputation for 50 years!
CONS:

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This certainly is not New York Pizza, or even a sad approximation of same. It may however be authentic Egyptian pizza. Actually, it does seem like something my ancestors may have been forced to subsist on during 40 long dry years in the dessert! Thin, burnt, square, and strangely pointless pizzas. The pasta dishes are also notably insipid.
There is always a line to get in, but this is as much a reflection of the total lack of seating as of their totally overblown reputation. It seems that the lines in front of the restaurant account for their reputation as much as the food. Highly recommended by many Texans I know, but almost never by people with experience with northeastern Italian fare.
I would actually recommend a Dominoes delivery over this stuff.

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★☆☆☆☆

This certainly is not New York Pizza, or even a sad approximation of same. It may however be authentic Egyptian pizza. Actually, it does seem like something my ancestors may have been forced to subsist on during 40 long dry years in the dessert! Thin, burnt, square, and strangely pointless pizzas. The pasta dishes are also notably insipid.
There is always a line to get in, but this is as much a reflection of the total lack of seating as of their totally overblown reputation. It seems that the lines in front of the restaurant account for their reputation as much as the food. Highly recommended by many Texans I know, but almost never by people with experience with northeastern Italian fare.
I would actually recommend a Dominoes delivery over this stuff.

Cons: poor food, long wait

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Unique racetrack shaped pizza, wonderful salad, and the crabclaws are to die for. I have been less than impressed with the pasta dishes, but the ambiance works for me, especially on the old side of the restaurant. Affordable and good!

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★★★★☆

Unique racetrack shaped pizza, wonderful salad, and the crabclaws are to die for. I have been less than impressed with the pasta dishes, but the ambiance works for me, especially on the old side of the restaurant. Affordable and good!

Pros: Good food!

Cons: Stick with the pizza, the pasta sauce isn't the best.

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My new office is within walking distance to this restaurant.

People from my office rave about their italian food and especially their pizza and how they have been in business for over 50 years.

Well, don't waste your time.

As a full blooded italian-american who knows a thing or three about real italian food and pizza, they are way overrated.

Their pizza crust was crunchy and the sauce was undercooked.

I laughed when I read several of the other reviews (Best pizza in the world, wish I could get it flown in, etc).

If I was on a desert island and had my choice of this restaurant's pizza or a hot dog from a sport stadium grill, I'd choose the hot dog.

Obviously, many of the people reviewing this restaurant are native to Texas and have no idea what good pizza is.

Stick to reviewing the BBQ places Y'all !!!

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★★☆☆☆

My new office is within walking distance to this restaurant.

People from my office rave about their italian food and especially their pizza and how they have been in business for over 50 years.

Well, don't waste your time.

As a full blooded italian-american who knows a thing or three about real italian food and pizza, they are way overrated.

Their pizza crust was crunchy and the sauce was undercooked.

I laughed when I read several of the other reviews (Best pizza in the world, wish I could get it flown in, etc).

If I was on a desert island and had my choice of this restaurant's pizza or a hot dog from a sport stadium grill, I'd choose the hot dog.

Obviously, many of the people reviewing this restaurant are native to Texas and have no idea what good pizza is.

Stick to reviewing the BBQ places Y'all !!!

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Love it, best pizza in metroplex. We drive from Arlington, Tx to eat there. like the wine list, and the side room when you have A private party.

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★★★★☆

Love it, best pizza in metroplex. We drive from Arlington, Tx to eat there. like the wine list, and the side room when you have A private party.

Pros: Fun Great Pizza

Cons: Parking

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I have been going to Campisi's for about 30 years......last taste as good as the first. Joe's Toast is nothing less than a sin.....the salads are always cool and crisp, the pizza is the best ~ unique and flavorful. The ingredients are fresh and never "scimped" on.
I much prefer the "old side" to the new....that is where the atmosphere is. 60 years of history to savor along with fabulous food. The service is excellent!
I have been to some of the other stores, but I guess the old kitchen just can't be beat ~ the original restaurant is by far the best.

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★★★★★

I have been going to Campisi's for about 30 years......last taste as good as the first. Joe's Toast is nothing less than a sin.....the salads are always cool and crisp, the pizza is the best ~ unique and flavorful. The ingredients are fresh and never "scimped" on.
I much prefer the "old side" to the new....that is where the atmosphere is. 60 years of history to savor along with fabulous food. The service is excellent!
I have been to some of the other stores, but I guess the old kitchen just can't be beat ~ the original restaurant is by far the best.

Pros: Food, food, food

Cons: parking

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I'm glad I read the review from someone that the actual opening date was 1946 because I knew I had been having pizza there before I was married in 1952, I was 21 then. I am 75 now and still request their pizza when friends from Dallas come to visit me on my retirement acreage about 50 or 60 miles north of Mockingbird Lane. I can still taste the crispy crust and smell the pungent aroma of the delectable sauce and cheese. It's a memory easily recalled just by hearing their name. You should go now, not tomorrow, not next week, now. You don't know what will happen tomorrow, but you are here today, so enjoy all the special sensations that Campisi's has to offier.

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★★★★★

I'm glad I read the review from someone that the actual opening date was 1946 because I knew I had been having pizza there before I was married in 1952, I was 21 then. I am 75 now and still request their pizza when friends from Dallas come to visit me on my retirement acreage about 50 or 60 miles north of Mockingbird Lane. I can still taste the crispy crust and smell the pungent aroma of the delectable sauce and cheese. It's a memory easily recalled just by hearing their name. You should go now, not tomorrow, not next week, now. You don't know what will happen tomorrow, but you are here today, so enjoy all the special sensations that Campisi's has to offier.

Pros: KISS thet do keep it simple, which is best

Cons: none really once you get past the parking

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Dallasites love this place and it is fun. The atmosphere is dark and very retro. However, the food is just okay and if the lights were on, I think you'd see a very worn out restaurant. It's a neat place but don't expect to be blown away when your Dallas friends take you there.

PROS: Fun, famous and retro
CONS: Seems a little past its prime

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★★★☆☆

Dallasites love this place and it is fun. The atmosphere is dark and very retro. However, the food is just okay and if the lights were on, I think you'd see a very worn out restaurant. It's a neat place but don't expect to be blown away when your Dallas friends take you there.

PROS: Fun, famous and retro
CONS: Seems a little past its prime

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I WOULD DIE TO TASTE THEM. THEY ARE THE BEST IN THE WORLD. I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE SOME FLOWN IN, THATS HOW GOOD THEY ARE. YUM

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★★★★★

I WOULD DIE TO TASTE THEM. THEY ARE THE BEST IN THE WORLD. I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE SOME FLOWN IN, THATS HOW GOOD THEY ARE. YUM

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I travel extensively, and Campisi's ranks right at the top vs any New York or Chicago Pizza restaurant. Also, on the editorial they list Campisis as serving since 1964.....it should be 1946. The parking is bad, assuredly, but is also a reflection of the fact that they are SOOO busy all the time. The Chicken Marsala is out of this world. Actually, everything on the menu is phenomenal. My first time going there my Mom says I loved it. I was 2. I am 35 now and live 50 miles away, but I still go once a week!

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★★★★★

I travel extensively, and Campisi's ranks right at the top vs any New York or Chicago Pizza restaurant. Also, on the editorial they list Campisis as serving since 1964.....it should be 1946. The parking is bad, assuredly, but is also a reflection of the fact that they are SOOO busy all the time. The Chicken Marsala is out of this world. Actually, everything on the menu is phenomenal. My first time going there my Mom says I loved it. I was 2. I am 35 now and live 50 miles away, but I still go once a week!

Pros: Food, Staff, Ambience

Cons: Parking

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Ultimately mediocore!!!! I was born and raised in Big D. And it seems to be expected that you "say" you like this place to be "cool" . Well I got to say it even for "comfort Food" this place is just Mediocre at best!!!

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★★★☆☆

Ultimately mediocore!!!! I was born and raised in Big D. And it seems to be expected that you "say" you like this place to be "cool" . Well I got to say it even for "comfort Food" this place is just Mediocre at best!!!

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EXCELLENT PIZZA & So so salad but at a GOOD Price. This is one of the best pizza places in Dallas period. This is an egyptian style pizza restaraunt that has been around for everand that you will love!

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EXCELLENT PIZZA & So so salad but at a GOOD Price. This is one of the best pizza places in Dallas period. This is an egyptian style pizza restaraunt that has been around for everand that you will love!

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I've been eating at Campisi's since I was 3 years old--what can I say, I love that place! Everything on the menu is great, but if you're in the mood for pizza, go for the italian sausage and green onions. Trust me, you'll love it. And don't leave without getting an order of crab claws for starters and a salad to go with your pizza. And if you get the chance, request to sit in the large round booth right under Joe Campisi's picture--it's the best seat in the house!

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★★★★★

I've been eating at Campisi's since I was 3 years old--what can I say, I love that place! Everything on the menu is great, but if you're in the mood for pizza, go for the italian sausage and green onions. Trust me, you'll love it. And don't leave without getting an order of crab claws for starters and a salad to go with your pizza. And if you get the chance, request to sit in the large round booth right under Joe Campisi's picture--it's the best seat in the house!

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Looked forward to going to "Campisi's" newest location in Kennedale. Very disappointed, won't be going back.

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★★☆☆☆

Looked forward to going to "Campisi's" newest location in Kennedale. Very disappointed, won't be going back.

Pros: Name, Salad, Garlic bread

Cons: Pizza, Location

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This family has had this spot for years and its fantastic. The pizza is consistently good and the place has a great history of famous faces. You will love the atmosphere. The owners daughter was a former playmate and she bartends.

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★★★★★

This family has had this spot for years and its fantastic. The pizza is consistently good and the place has a great history of famous faces. You will love the atmosphere. The owners daughter was a former playmate and she bartends.

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this establishment has been here for years that certainly says something BUT I would not rank it currently among the best in Dallas. Like an old shoe, comfortable but worn.

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this establishment has been here for years that certainly says something BUT I would not rank it currently among the best in Dallas. Like an old shoe, comfortable but worn.

Pros: comfortable

Cons: parking

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My husband has been going here for 35 years. His favorite is the salami pizza and it is great. I always get a childs portion pasta w/ mushrooms and the salad is great too.

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★★★★★

My husband has been going here for 35 years. His favorite is the salami pizza and it is great. I always get a childs portion pasta w/ mushrooms and the salad is great too.

Pros: Food, Service, Inexpensive

Cons: Parking

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Having eaten only once thus far at the original Campisi's, I found it to be a wonderful change from the "cookie cutter" pizza places i.e. Pizza Hut, Domino's, Cici's, etc. The pizza has a unique flavor which has been rumored to be an anchovie paste in the mix. The restaurant is dark, making for an intimate atmosphere. Parking lacks a lot to be desired but, can be worked around.

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★★★★★

Having eaten only once thus far at the original Campisi's, I found it to be a wonderful change from the "cookie cutter" pizza places i.e. Pizza Hut, Domino's, Cici's, etc. The pizza has a unique flavor which has been rumored to be an anchovie paste in the mix. The restaurant is dark, making for an intimate atmosphere. Parking lacks a lot to be desired but, can be worked around.

Pros: Excellent food, Moderately priced

Cons: Lousy parking

Editorial from

First thing to know is that this Dallas legend is so dear to natives' hearts that one must never speak an unkind word about it. Second, Jack Ruby had dinner there the night before Kennedy was assassinated. Third, there's nothing even…

 

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