If you've never had authentic Neapolitan pizza, then what you think is pizza might in fact be a cunningly disguised pretzel. Today's Groupon clears up the confusion: for $10, you get $25 worth of wood-fired pizza, pasta, paninis, and more at your choice of Campania Pizza & More. This Groupon is good for the following Campania locations: Uptown-West Village and Southlake Town Square.
Named Independent Pizzeria of the Year in 2008 by Pizza Today magazine, Campania holds its thin-crusted pies to soaring standards, importing wood-burning ovens and many of the menu's fresh ingredients from Italy. Prepare palates with an order of garlicky parmesan-sprinkled focaccia ($10 for a medium) or a basica salad (romaine topped with sliced grape tomatoes, a duo of cheeses, and house dressing, $5 for a small). Graze larger food pastures with the quattro stagioni, a pizza that wears a coat of artichoke hearts, Genoa salami, ham, mushrooms, basil, and olive oil ($10–$20), or a primavera pizza bianca, topped with bufala, grape tomatoes, arugula, roasted green and red peppers, mushrooms, and olive oil ($9–$18). For the noodle-inclined, the Southlake location lets diners choose from four kinds of fresh, house-made pastas and select a flavor-laden sauce such as the florentine, with baked ham, sautéed spinach, mushrooms, and artichoke hearts ($11, add chicken or shrimp for $3 extra).
Both Campania locations are decorated with thousands of colorful mosaic tiles, carefully laid by Italian artisans whose hands were made of porcelain. The Southlake location's breezy rooftop patio hosts live music six nights per week (weather permitting).
Not valid for alcohol.
Campania Pizza & More won the 2008 Independent Pizzeria of the Year award from Pizza Today and Best Neapolitan Pie from D magazine. The Dallas Observer featured the restaurant and Zagat rated it “good to very good.” Eighty-six percent of nearly 130 Urbanspooners recommend the Dallas location, and seventy-six percent of nearly 240 Urbanspooners recommend the Southlake location. Yelpers give the Dallas location an average of 3.5 stars.
- Campania does it the Old World way, with crusts that are yeasty yet thin, gourmet cheeses, and sparingly applied toppings that allow for the flavor of each ingredient to be savored. The basica, a pie with nothing more than tomato sauce, mozzarella, and olive oil, may be the best we’ve ever had. Few are surprised to learn that Italians run the kitchen. This is as close as Texas gets to Naples. – D magazine
- Though the menu at Campania is diverse, it is far from overwhelming. True to Italian form, it is characterized by simplicity. – Jeremy White, Pizza Today