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815 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60202-2307
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Find! Wines, Interesting Dishes

I enjoyed the ambience immediately walking in the door...a glass of red at the bar with candles lit on bar and tables. This 20 year restaurant delivers atmosphere, wine and dinner. A must try. I'll be back soon!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bill W
Evanston, Illinois
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Evanston, Illinois
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the ambience immediately walking in the door...a glass of red at the bar with candles lit on bar and tables. This 20 year restaurant delivers atmosphere, wine and dinner. A must try. I'll be back soon!

Thank Bill W
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We like Campanola for a special night out. The food is excellent, service impeccable. Menu changes with the season. We have never been disappointed. Fish dishes are always beautifully prepared. Game dishes when offered (I have had rabbit and venison) are unusual and a real treat. Vegetarian pasta but limited vegetarian entrees. Locally sourced produce and meats, as available. Wine... More 

Thank May441
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

After years and years of avoiding this restaurant, because I heard negative things when it opened, my wife finally insisted we try Campaganola for her birthday. It's a small place, probably seats no more than 50-60 at full capacity. The room is dimly lit and the decor is fairly spartan. I ordered a manhattan which was perfect. Not a fancy... More 

Thank Alex R
Vero Beach, Florida
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

What's not to like? We've eaten here a number of times but hadn't been back in awhile-. The staff is family friendly, food excellent. On this particular evening we had, just some of our dishes- a grilled octopus with honeyed fav a beans- octopus nice and tender and flavor oh so yum! 2 of our entrees - diver scallops over... More 

Thank kate H
Wilmette, Illinois
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I ate here for New Years Eve seven months ago. It was amazing. I compared this place to Charlie Trotters. So we go on 7/25/15. I love octopus and I love duck--that's what I ate on New Years. So I order the same thing. It was horrible. How can this happen? The octopus was over cooked and the white beans... More 

Thank Bruce P
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

4 friends had dinner. 2 had skirt steak - 1 had short ribs & left it mainly untouched & unpleasant. (the order was definitely my description of "short ribs" Just a blob of beef. 1 had fish. & politely didn't mention satisfaction or dissatisfaction. Menu suggested that there were vegetables served on dinner plate accompanying the meals.however they were so... More 

Thank mickwenger
Chicago, Illinois
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93 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

At La Campagnola it's all about the food, and it is glorious! The chef is Italian, the cuisine hence authentic; the atmosphere and service are casual, lovely and welcoming, so that nothing detracts from the main event. We had a couple of salads to start, a kale gorgonzola, and a beet mozzarella, both perfect. Then our entree pastas -- papardelle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My wife and my 6 year old daughter joined me for a fantastic dinner last night. All courses were memorable. We had our choice of a few tables and selected one in a corner by the bar. The wait staff was always on top of our needs, many times without asking. Truly enjoyed it and would return the next time... More 

Thank Ryan B
Evanston, Illinois
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

We love this place and its welcoming owner and friendly, unpretentious staff. We usually get salad and pasta. The boar ragout is a favorite and the trout has been excellent. The only wish we had is that they would change a portion of the menu from time to time. The dinner menu hasn't added or subtracted an entree in the... More 

Thank Cynthia R
Evanston, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is probably the best restaurant in Evanston - even worth a drive from elsewhere. The food and service are consistently great. The owner Steve and his staff are warm and efficient. I would recommend the trout, the steak, short ribs, arugula or kale salad and pretty much anything else. It's small (cozy) and reservations are highly recommended. This is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 815 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60202-2307
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: 847-475-6100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza


Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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