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“THE BEST ITALIAN IN TAMPA BAY BY FAR!”

Campanella's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 161 Restaurants in Pinellas Park
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed December 30, 2012

I've had Italian a lot of places across this planet, but Campanella's is by far one of the absolute best! Fresh pasta, homemade sauces to order, great service, and always accommodating. I go there at least once every three months and for birthday occasions. They always remember me and treat me like family. If you want canned sauce and dried up pasta, go somewhere else. This place is phenomenal!

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Thank StevenEsteban
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Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch today because it was listed as the number three restaurant in Pinellas park.

Ordered the eggplant Campanella lunch special which included a salad. Also had an iced tea. Total with tip was less than $12.

The salad had some of the freshest lettuce I have seen on a restaurant salad. Unfortunately, the greens were not dried well and the salad tasted watery. The one slice of tomato was wilting around the edges, it was obvious it has not been sliced today. The house dressing had a good flavor once I added salt.

The bread that came with the salad was a hoagie style roll split in half and broiled. Nothing special at all.

The entree looked good. The eggplant was breaded and then covered with sausage slices, marinara and mozzarella cheese. It was good buy not excellent.

Overall, an acceptable place to eat lunch but not authentic Italian. Any place that serves Antipasta and it is listed as meat and cheese on lettuce should give you a clue.

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Reviewed September 6, 2012

You might miss this smaller Italian restaurant as it's kind of overshadowed by the sports bar next door but don't let its' location fool you. The salad, pizza (sausage, onion, peppers, mushrooms) was excellent. Thinner crust, just how I like it. Excellent sangria. Nice extensive menu. Waitress very attentive and prompt, as was the food. I'll go back

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Thank petersontom
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

I have been going to Capanellas for years. Even before the move to the strip mall on Park, Blvd. I remember years ago, ordering veal Marsala at the Italian Forum where Campanella was the the Sous Chef. It was the best I had ever had. And, I have been to Italy and ordered as much as well and the food was not as good as this. For old times sake and a celebration of some sort, I decided to order the Veal Marsala. Much expectations were met with great anticipation. This restaurant has a way with veal that is superb. Sono Boni!

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Thank Robert B
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

Now this is a true Italian Resturant. Been going here way back when Ralph and Rita opened the original and followed them through relocations and now we still say it is the best.

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Thank Ralph G
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