About Campo - Mammoth
Rustic Italian fare in the heart of The Village. The menu at Campo Mammoth features organic, local and seasonal ingredients and is known for its wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas, handmade pastas, handcrafted salumi, and perfect pairings of wine, beer and craft cocktails. A favorite locale for family dinner, date nights, drinks al fresco or a game of bocce ball on the terrace.
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Italian, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
// Daily, 4:30pm-Close
Corner of Main Street and Minaret Road
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Campo - Mammoth Ratings and Reviews
Fun, upbeat, and busy restaurant serving pasta, pizza, and limited meat entrees, as well as inventive and yummy cocktails. My husband loved his lamb shank with faro and garlicky mushrooms, and my prosciutto pizza with arugula completely satisfied my desire for a delicious salad!
We ordered the lamb shank and it was delicious. The soup of the day was one of the worse butternut squash soups I've had. The girl behind me sent 2 pastas back because she did not like them. However, our drinks were good and the lamb, meat platter, and warm olives made it a decent experience.
I would have given the service and overall rating much higher except for one significant issue. We specifically came because we had a "resort credit", and wanted to celebrate a special occasion with our granddaughter. When we went to pay the bill, they said their computer was not working to accept the resort credit. They apologized, and I think it was a legitimate issue, but that is all they did. Outstanding service, would have been to either figure out a way to accommodate the resort credit, or given us some sort of discount.
Bee Sting Pizza = BEST PIZZA I HAVE EVER HAD IN MY LIFE...and I am almost 50 years old and have eaten a LOT of pizza. Polenta appetizer was light and crispy. Meatball appetizer was great also- the sauce tasted so fresh. Mustache Dave- our server - was a delight. The bendino (spelling?) dessert was amazing- never had anything like that before- and the blackberry tequila cocktail is to die for...I am still thinking about it and want to know how they made it! I wish there was a Campo in San Diego!!!!! Thanks Campo for one of the best meals of my life!!!!!
The food was ok. Not a big menu. Was hoping for more Italian dishes rather than pizza and a few pasta dishes. We ordered pizza, salad and app. Our Pizza was good but our crust was burnt a bit. We had calamari, different than what we are use to, it was soft batter and oily. Nice place to eat though.
All the food - apps, salads and entrees - came out at the same time. Pizza was mediocre at best and soggy. We asked to not be seated by the door and the rude hostess told us there were no other tables available and seated us by the door. There were, however, a number of empty tables.
Campo is located in a prominent spot at the main steps of the Mammoth Village plaza, perhaps one of the most trafficked parts of town, so it would be easy to suspect that the scene there would overshadow any cuisine. But Campo is the real deal right now--- one of the most popular restaurants in town serving really good food in a nice setting. The food delivers--- good ingredients, inventive recipes, wide variety, and a fantastic pizza oven too.
We had a cauliflower appetizer served in a cast iron skillet with a little kick of chilis and garlic, drizzled with a warm bath of some nice olive oil. We stuck to pasta, pizza and salads, and all were very good. The carbonara pasta was just about perfect, as was the blistered crust of the thin crust on our pizza. Dessert was an interesting layered parfait that we all enjoyed.
Service was prompt--- we enjoyed three courses but still got in and out in 90 minutes, which is great when you have a family. Parking across the street costs $4 for dinner and can be a bit of a trek--- I'd consider this a ding on an otherwise wholly positive experience.
Great restaurant - the food was authentic Italian and surprisingly affordable. Not run-of-the-mill Italian, but unique and tasty items. The craft cocktails were outstanding with top notch ingredients. Our server (Mustache Dave) was fun, very well informed about the menu and really made the meal special for my wife and our 3 kids. Packed, definitely need reservations. Super convenient location right at the base of the Gondola. Large portions and fun atmosphere (boisterous, but not "sports bar" level). We'll be back for sure - disappointed we only discovered on our last night at Mammoth or we would have gone again!
Look, if you are eating anywhere in Mammoth, you can not expect a big city time. Things move a bit slower. Restaurant staff is seasonal, so your lucky if your server is a pro. Be ready for long waits.
We had fantastic pizza the first night we ate at Campo. But the second night, completely disappointed. Ordered the same pizza and it was made completely different the next night. Goog Luck!
For Mammoth Ski Area the food is pretty good. We ate there 2x. The first time we waited over an hour for our food. The manager said he would comp us for the food, and did we need anything else? We said yeah, our food. Another 25 min the food finally came. The second time we had reservations and an attentive waiter and the food came in timely fashion. We did notice a lot of people on a wait list and lots of empty tables. We sat next to 4 empty tables while we ate, and even upon leaving the tables were still empty and yet the line was long. It's a very inefficiently run place. Don't go without reservations.
"Um, yeah. Come back at your reservation time." That was how the hostess greeted us, instead of, "I'm sorry, but we're really busy right now and won't be able to seat you early." Rude. We did come back at 730 pm on the dot and she asked us to come back in 10 minutes! No apologies, no courtesy.
Eventually we were seated, and Mike our waiter was very attentive, service-oriented, and friendly. I made a poor choice and changed my mind after I made my order. He and the restaurant accommodated my change request without charge. I appreciate this and tipped generously.
The Fritto Misto was mostly fried vegetables, not so much squid. They seemed to use old oil so everything was a brown color instead of being light in both color and flavor. They even fried the lemon garnish; that was an unpleasant surprise to bite into.
My son's kid pepperoni pizza came with salami instead. He could tell the difference immediately; honestly, I wasn't sure and gave them the benefit of the doubt. We didn't confirm it until we saw the additional charge for "SALAMI" on our bill. $13 for a plain cheese pizza with salami.
My daughter's bucatini carbonara came as a very large portion. Good value, I suppose. The pasta, with it's thin hollow tube texture, was a bit odd for carbonara, IMO. Otherwise ok in flavor, and unsurprisingly heavy.
My wife's fish special came with mashed potatoes and cassoulet. The fish was over salted, the potatoes had a heavy smoky flavor. The cassoulet was disgusting. We think they tasted (and looked) more like Boston baked beans with a large splash of apple cider vinegar.
Between the rude hostess and the accommodating waiter, we weren't sure how to respond to the food. We simply left a lot of it on the table. It was an unsatisfying $100 meal for 4 persons.
Too busy. I think our waiter was overwhelmed!!! My son wanted to vgsnge his meal and it took as a while to get our water. Everybody was just super busy, nobody was giving you eye contact!!! Just in case we ask for assistance. Finally we got my kids pasta....now he needed ketchup....I told him that we'd rather just eat it at home because I know it would take them a while to get the ketchup, I feel bad, I think he's a good waiter, just too many tables to handle!!!
Place is always busiest in mammoth. Sat right away on slower Wednesday night with a reservation. Waitress was very nice but not super organized. Had to remind her about a drink order after finishing appetizers. Also ordered ingredient on a pizza that never got communicated to the kitchen and had to remind a server of that as well. Food was pretty good but not great. Let down from my first visit 2 months prior.
There aren't many good choices in Mammoth Village. Campo is adequate. Some of the food (gluten-free bee sting pizza, in particular) is really good, but their spaghetti and other items we had were not worth eating. Drinks were just ok. Most of the wait staff (not the bartenders) were really nice with good service, which is why they get the "good" rating. The food and drinks are overpriced but average for the Village. The date night dinner isn't worth it except for the half price wine. Overall, it wasn't terrible, as long as you don't have high expectations.
The food was outstanding. We had the brussel sprout starter as well as the cauliflower starter. They were both mouth watering good. Then for the main we had the pesto pizza. The server let us taste a few wines before making our selection. The food was served fast and hot. Atmosphere was great. Would totally go back.
We had dinner there on our last trip to Mammoth. It's in a great location in the Village and the decor speaks both Italian and rustic mountain. The food is very good but far from excellent. We were able to make reservations for 6pm the same day but the place was packed by 7pm and it wasn't over a holiday. Reservations are a must. Our waiter wasn't the friendliest but the hostess was great. Will definitely go back.
Although we had reservation at 6:15p, we had to wait 20 mins. to be seated. The place was packed due to a snow storm. Several guest stayed at The Village Lodge & extended their stay because their flights were cancelled. We finally got seated & our waiter Tyler was very attentive. He took our order right away since we had young children with us. After skiing all day, our kids were exhausted & hungry. When our food came, my husband's pasta was salty & my risotto had cheese. I had asked for no cheese due to allergies. The manager Matt came by & asked us if everything was ok. My husband told him what happened, he offered to re-do our food but we declined cuz our kids wanted to go back to the room to sleep which is unheard of. Skiing from 8a-4p definitely took a lot out of them! Surprisingly Matt went ahead, place another pasta order for my husband & even comp both of our meals!!! He totally & completely shocked us for going out of his way to make it right. Now that is service!!! Because both Matt & Tyler went above & beyond with service, we'll always remember. When we come back to Mammoth for the 3rd time skiing we'll always go to Campo! Thank you for exceptional service!!!
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