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“Downhill Fast” 1 of 5 stars
Review of La Campagna

La Campagna
5 Elm St, Morristown, NJ 07960-4109
+1 973-644-4943
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Ranked #47 of 120 Restaurants in Morristown
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Downhill Fast”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This was always one of my favorite restaurants in Morristown with excellent gourmet Italian cuisine. Well, they must have changed ownership. We went there recently with a party of 8 and we were shocked by how far the place has fallen. Of the 8 main courses we ordered, half of them were terrible. The best example was the chicken scarpariello, which was sour tasting and had what appeared to be frozen-food breakfast sausage links scattered atop the plate, instead of real Italian sausage. What a terrible disappointment! We won't go back.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
New Jersey
2 reviews
“Love La Campagna”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This restaurant never disappoints. If you are looking for a nice, relaxing, and delicious dinner in Morristown, look no further.

Visited January 2014
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“classic italian byob”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

great service on a quiet wednesday night. i had the beef carpaccio and shrimp with peppers, asparagus in a white wine, garlic and caper sauce. i sopped up the sauce with the bread - it was so good

Visited February 2014
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Very disappointing...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This was one of the worst meals and worst service my wife and I have ever had. They had multiple floor managers at this small space and they had absolutely no clue what they were doing. Awful communication between them, and sitting by the kitchen, I could hear the constant chaos. Something has really changed with this restaurant and we will never return. I ordered Clams Casino as an appetizer and it was like none I have ever had. You couldn't see any sign of a clam, instead it was like uncooked bacon over some bread crumbs and some marsala sauce poured over the whole thing. The main courses we got were really bad too and we hardly ate any. Finally, when we were able to order desert, which should be pretty straight forward, we just handed back this microwaved mess of bananas, syrup, and ice-cream soup to the waiter almost as quickly as we got it. We received a $20 gift card for the trouble, which they probably knew we'd never use, since we'll never return. The worst part of the meal was witnessing someone on the kitchen staff openly squeezing zits on his face for several minutes straight...disgusting!! Awful experience!!!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Chester, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

My husband and I recently had dinner at La Campagna because we had a gift certificate from our daughter who knew we had enjoyed the restaurant greatly in the past. The experience was more than a little disappointing. The complimentary appetizer offered in the past is no more, apparently. Calamari was coated nicely but slightly rubbery. My husband ordered a scallop entree from the specials of the day menu and was told they were out of scallops (at 6:15 in the evening). My entree, Capelini with Shrimp, Scallops and Clams in a Slightly Spicy WhiteFish Broth, contained two shrimp which were overcooked, 1 scallop and several clams. The capellini was also overcooked and way too plentiful for the sauce. The seafood in the dish by no means justified the price on the menu.
The waiters were attentive but dressed rather casually for the type of restaurant it purports to be.
I have recommended this restaurant to several people in the past but do not feel I could do so again.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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