Sardinia native and longtime Los Angeles resident Carlo Podda combines fresh ingredients with diverse influences and years of experience to offer a true trattoria in the heart of Westwood. For more than a decade, Campagnola has served authentic regional Italian dishes in a casual and friendly atmosphere, garnering numerous recognitions such as three-star ratings from the California Restaurant Bridal Association and the Best New Neighborhood Restaurant from Los Angeles Magazine.
“Westwood is filled with hidden culinary treats, and Campagnola is one of them... Campagnola’s strong suit as a restaurant is its casual romantic atmosphere, making it a fitting restaurant to take a date... The main attraction on the menu is the freshly made pasta. It is softer, chewier and fuller in taste than ordinary pasta and makes the restaurant’s lasagna especially delicious... Campagnola offers dishes that are wonderfully flavorful and remarkably authentic. Even their plainest dishes are tasty enough to experiment, and you can’t go wrong ordering the restu soups of pureed broccoli, an undeniably refreshing appetizer. And their salads – mounds of greens and fresh chopped vegetables flanked with large slices of cheese and drizzled with olive oil – are perfect to share... With the moderately low prices, the authentic al dente pasta, and the romantically decorated table settings, you’re sure to return with that special someone.”
August 20, 2007
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