Although a flop when originally introduced as headgear, pizza stumbled into sudden, meteoric success when a careless diner left her piping-hot hat sitting too close to a dinner buffet. Reap the benefits of one of history's greatest culinary misunderstandings with today's Groupon. For $10, you get $20 worth of pizza, antipasti, wine, and more at Campagna Salumi Bar and Pizzeria in Alamo Placita.
Open since early March, Campagna Salumi Bar and Pizzeria aspires for the rich culinary traditions of southern Italy with its menu of Neapolitan pizza and numerous antipasti, salumi, and salads. Start by perusing the salumeria menu, a battlefield where gourmet meats ($5) such as prosciutto and capocollo continue their centuries-old struggle for gastro-dominance with cheeses ($4) such as pecorino romano, gorgonzola dulce, and itsami mario. Otherwise, start with something more substantial, such as portobello al forno ($6.50), which brings together a bizarre love triangle of grilled portobello mushrooms, goat cheese, and rocket lettuce. Meatballs ($6) make for more savory sliders than smelt balls—particularly when paired with Campagna's wood-smoked tomato sauce—while ahi tuna carpaccio with black sea salt and lemon aioli ($9) demonstrates why mermaids enjoy such a high quality of life. Thin-crust pizzas frequently hatch from Campagna's wood-burning Italian Forno Bravo oven and flutter to your table topped with combinations such as fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, salame, and basil ($9); wood-roasted sausage, mozzarella, tomatoes, and garlic ($9); and goat cheese, pecorino romano, mozzarella, and ricotta salata ($10). Custom pies ($8.50, plus $2 each for up to two toppings) can also be DIYed at a moment's notice.
Throughout their meal, parched patrons can pick potions from Campagna's selection of nine Italian sodas ($3), as well as its extensive wine list, which features seven whites and nine reds by the glass. Espresso ($4) is also available to help rouse exhausted palates from postprandial pleasure comas induced by desserts of chocolate panna cotta and citrus tiramisu (both $6). The cinnamon-and-saffron walls and rustic minimalism lend a warm vibe to any casual date or impromptu opera, so invite along some amici to Campagna Salumi Bar and Pizzeria with today's Groupon.
Dine-in only. Not valid with Happy Hour.
- Pizza's are the perfect size for sharing and so yummy! My friends and I stayed for hours enjoying the food and then mingled at the bar after: what a great crowd. I'm so happy to have found this gem!! – mia serene, Urbanspoon
- What a great place. The meatballs are incredible! The pizza tastes like real pizza in Italy. A great casual setting and a perfect spot for a before or after movie drink. – Joe P., Yelp