hello all. wow, it’s been quite some time since my last post and i have no excuse for you other than ‘i’ve been living big.’ so get ready for regular installments of all things exceptional in atlanta. continue reading for a deeper look into her nooks and crannies. revisit often. i’ll be here.
ah, yes the 10th and piedmont location. we always glance at it while passing by, hope the newest tenant will stay for more than a year. alas, a fresh, new restaurant with clean lines opened up about a month ago. i experienced campagnolo’s outdoor dining and food twice since it’s opening. first, on the night of their soft opening and a second time with a girlfriend and fellow food obsessor two weeks later.
on both occasions we ordered the chicken pâté crostini. both times the pâté proved silky and combined well with the crisp radish, vinegar and citrus flavors on the plate. paired with a glass of their rose, i simply smiled while eating. ordered the focaccia. a few suggestions: warm the bread, give more of it, spice up the tomato and goat cheese dipping sauce.
sorry campagnolo but your appetizers were the best part of my experience. your pasta is fresh, but your sauces need some tweaking.
loved the consistency of the gnocchi but the pickled onions overpowered the dish. the sausage in the orecchiette had the perfect amount of fennel. add a touch less oil to this one. the fettucine — please give me more bacon. you know i love bacon. the cream aspect of this dish coated the fettucine, but also left a pool of cream at the bottom of the bowl.
we ordered the scallops and the trout. both dishes were fresh and designed using simple ingredients.
in the future, i know to enjoy campagnolo for their wine list, appetizers and salads on a warm summer night.
i have faith that campagnolo will not succumb to the curse that this location brings. give her a try.