My wife and I stayed at the Il Lugano Hotel (awesome) where is Da Campo is located. After a long trip, we decided to stay in the hotel and eat at Da Campo. We frequent high end restaurants so we're not easily please but we were delighted! We started with the tableside fresh mozzerella. It was tender and flavorful and the tableside presentation was interested and entertaining. I ordered Carpaccio for an appetizer. It was the largest appetizer I'd ever seen and truly delicious, more than enough for both of us. We both ordered the braised short-rib, house made ravioli and it was mouth watering. Our waiter, Sergio, was knowledgeable, friendly and funny. We had a blast.
We enjoyed our meal so much, we cancelled our dinner reservations on the last night of our stay to eat at Da Campo again. This time was even better, if that's possible. We sat at the chef's table (counter seats looking right into the kitchen). The chefs were entertaining but most of all, you could see the passion they put into each dish and they were meticulous. My wife and I had to force ourselves to order something different than our first visit because we liked it so much and we're glad we did. had the Kurabota Pork Chop (never heard of it before). It was not only a great teasting dish but one of the most interesting and filling dishes I've ever had. My wife had the Lobster Tagliatelle (another house made pasta). The claw meat is mixed in with the pasta and the tail is split and served whole. The whites sauce was creamy buy light, not too rich. My wife is still talking about. Sergio was our server again and again, made our visit warm friendly and entertaining. He helped pait the wine and did a terrific job. The Maitre D/Expediter was also very friendly and informative.
This overall experience was truly delightful and we can't wait to get back there on our next trip.