The spaghetti-western film genre is noted for its good use of extreme close-ups, its bad use of tomato sauce during gunfights, and its ugly use of Clint Eastwood’s puppetry skills. Get a fistful of western-less spaghetti with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare at Don Camillo in Corinth. Amid an elegant atmosphere, the cuisine connoisseurs at Don Camillo cook up a varied menu of Italian fare. Enjoy a positively palatable entree, such as the white-wine marinated lobster ravioli ($13.99) or the specialty eggplant parmigiana, breaded in tasty flakiness and accompanied by marinara sauce, cheese, and served with spaghetti ($9.99). Or, commence a taste-a-thon with an appetizer, such as stuffed mushrooms ($7.99), or a mediterranean salad ($8.99). Don Camillo also offers wood-oven-baked pizzas and wood-carved statuettes of Mussolini as an awkwardly shy teenager.
Don Camillo Italian Cuisine
Though Hamid Parivash has progressively moved farther and farther away from his native Italy, he refuses to stray from the country’s iconic culinary traditions. In 1987, he opened his first Italian restaurant in Austria with his mother and father before eventually moving the eatery to Spain for four years. He then ventured out even further, jumping the Atlantic Ocean to found a new Don Camillo in Texas. Even with this westward momentum, the menu remains firmly grounded in Old World flavors—fresh buffalo mozzarella, hand-rolled manicotti, and homemade meat and pesto sauces remain staple ingredients on the menu. Chef Parivash even still relies on an old-fashioned wood-burning oven to roast hearty entrees and bake pizzas laden with everything from grilled chicken and red onions to diced pancetta and garlic.
The restaurant’s open kitchen allows diners full-on glimpses of the cooks as they use this brick-encased oven to bake meals to order. With its neutral-toned walls, chandelier-like lighting fixtures, and assorted pieces of artwork, the dining room embraces a classical, understated aesthetic. Leafy green potted plants sit atop the room’s half walls of exposed brickwork, adding a verdant splash of color and replenishing the restaurant’s oxygen supply on a weekly basis.
1400 North Corinth St.
Corinth, Texas 76208Get Directions