It’s been a while since I frequented Campagnolo Roma. It’s a small casual place featuring rustic italian style cuisine.
We arrived at noon on a Sunday, and were seated immediately by the windows.
We ordered the Roman Hot Chicken
This is a marinated piece of boneless chicken, battered and deep-fried to a crunch. It’s dressed in olive oil infused with salt and cracked black pepper, served with fresh bread & butter pickles on the side, and a sunny side up fried organic egg. This was really good chicken. It’s crunchy on the outside, but moist and tender and properly seasoned on the inside. The pickles provide a nice acidic bite to counter the fattiness of the chicken.
We also ordered a margherita pizza.
This is not quite a Neapolitan pizza, but it’s very close. It’s a hand stretched pizza, topped with crushed tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, torn basil, and drizzled with olive oil.
This was a good pizza. But it wasn’t as good as I remember. I remember the pizza at Campagnolo being better before. I found the tomato sauce a little bland. It lacked seasoning, and it lacked the light acidity that I expected. But the crust is crisp from edge to center, and holds up well to the weight of the toppings.
The room is a decent size, but slightly crowded, and rather dark on the inner parts of the space.
Our server was pleasant and courteous, and quite attentive.