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, 11:30am-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
We go to Campo every time we go to Mammoth. There are 4 things that are always consistent...2 are positive and 2 are negative.
1. The food is always great.
2. The waiters/waitresses are always great.
1. The women they hire to work the reception desk are ALWAYS HORRIBLE. Zero personality mixed with attitude mixed with complete lack of appreciation for the customers. These are the people who are responsible for forming the guest's first impression of the restaurant. As I stated above, we've always been happy with the food and waiters and waitresses. So we tolerate the unpleasant greeting that we've sadly become accustomed to. But a first time visitor might be turned off enough by the hostess to not bother giving the restaurant a try.
2.Although I appreciate them trying to offer a seasonal menu, they seem to constantly take dishes off the menu that we've come to enjoy.
We reserved a table. Upon arrival the hostess wants to seat us at a high table, we said no. We wanted a regular table or booth. She said those were reserved? So our reservation didn't count? The place was pretty empty at 6:15. So since we could not have any of the other tables or booths, we chose to dine somewhere else across the street. Friendly hostess and staff and had a great meal.
Planned a trip to Mammoth with my boyfriend, for my birthday. We booked reservations at Campo a few days before the reservation. The night of our reservation we walk over to the restaurant, excited to celebrate and splurge, to find out the entire restaurant is closed down for the day.... We couldn't even get a phone call to let us know they wouldn't be able to accommodate us? Terrible terrible terrible...
Total disconnect between OpenTable and the Restaurant. We made reservations went to the restaurant but it was closed due to a malfunction in their kitchen. Optimal would have been that the restaurant had let OpenTable know. And if they had let OpenTable know (assuming but guessing did not happen), then Open Table should have let me know. Both restaurants and OpenTable can be fairly pushy about no shows. Not sure how they are when the restaurant is a no show.
Food was pretty good, but I would rate the service as only fair. We sat for a long time before anyone even came by the table. Once we ordered they just plopped everything on the table at one, appetizer, salads, and main dishes. Overall, they seemed completely indifferent and the place was not busy at all. Booked it on open table and they did not tell open table that we had come in for the reservation, so had to reply to open table to tell them we had. This was consistent with the rest of our experience here.
The restaurant is nicely decorated with seating inside and outside. Some of the tables face the open doors which is a nice alternative if it's too cold or hot outside. I had two appetizers rather than an entree and they both had generous portions. My husband had the spaghetti with ricotta cheese which he really loved. He was disappointed when unable to get pizza because they recently had a fire in their pizza oven.
Campo is my go-to dining location in Mammoth Lakes! The food is terrific and the wine list is impressive. If it is cold, you can go inside. If it is nice, you can enjoy open outdoor space. The fire pits are a nice touch. Dining at Campo is a perfect end to a wonderful day of hiking and biking. Oh, and the sea salt caramel dessert is amazing! See you in the fall!
The food was overpriced for the quality. The drinks were great, but expensive. The server was kind and food arrived timely. The atmosphere was very noisy and open. The spaghetti has a lot to be desired. The wood fired pizza was good, as was the Cornish game hen, but pricey.
Lots of problems ! Took about 15 min before we saw our waiter, then about another 15 for our drinks to show up. Pizza was initially served very underdone, sent it back to the overn and then was decent. Crust was mediocre, not much rise or chew. Toppings tasted nice and high quality. Green Salad with egg was poor, way too much vinegar in the dressing blitzed any other flavors. Polenta side was sort of OK, but fry oil had a hint of rancidness. Wine was good and fairly priced. Just a bit of a disappointment overall, cool decor, but thought we'd at least get decent food.
We enjoyed our experience at Campo so much we dined there two nights in a row! Fun atmosphere - especially on the patio. Food is fresh and high quality. Servers are friendly and on top of it! Great experience -- highly recommend. The General Manager stopped by our table to ensure we were enjoying our experience.
We sat outside on the patio in front of a concrete post that was used by servers to store dirty dishes, dirty dish towels, etc. Disgusting, really. Not a single person, save for the one bus boy in the entire restaurant, picked up dishes to carry them inside (oh, that's not true. Several people came by to pick up one or two carafes because apparently they were out . . . but they didn't bother taking anything extra with them!). The hostess was asked by a patron at the table behind us if she'd take his plate and her response was 'no, actually I don't do that'!. The waiter hadn't come for 20 minutes, so when a staff person asked how we were doing, she took our order.
The waiter finally came by and apologized - another 1/2 hour later he came by to announce to my husband 'your pizza is ready, we're just waiting on the burger' . . . really??? Should we be surprised that the pizza wasn't hot when it came out??? He'd also requested that the pizza be double cut, which it wasn't.
Overall a very disappointing experience. Expensive, poor service, mediocre food. My burger was okay, but the fries were cold and soggy.
We were given a 50% discount on the food and it was still more than we should have paid :-(
Stay away - far, far away!
They have a real wood-fired pizza oven, which is nice. Personally, as someone who likes good, fresh food, I don't find that much on their menu to suit me. They roast cauliflower and Brussels sprouts in their pizza oven, which are good, except way too much seasoning - as if fresh vegetables are not tasty enough on their own.
We found his place on open table and read some of the reviews about poor service - I figured i would book anyway to give the place the benefit of the doubt... I shouldn't have! The hostess had no idea what was going on, kept blaming them being short staffed. She asked me three times for my name and seemed puzzled that I had a reservation! She then seated other people before us, and when we did get a table it was the biggest one in the restaurant - there were two of us!! The waitress we had was ok actually, friendly and got the food out pretty quick. The water jug looked dirty so we didn't touch it, the wine was served in a tumbler which we thought was odd. My pizza was nice, I had the Campo, my friend had the pesto one which was a bit greasy- we didn't hang around for anything else! Disappointing really as it's in a nice location and had lots of potential to be a great place.
Crowded and filled with noisy families, tiny and uncomfortable waiting area. I left most of my overcooked pasta and my mixed drink, as both were mediocre at best. Staff was friendly, but it all had the feeling of a rushed, frantic turnover. It is emblematic of the decline of peacefulness in Mammoth Lakes, as businesses strive for volume over quality.
We really liked this place.
Stayed at the Tamarack Lodge and wanted some light Italian that was casual and close-by.
I reserved the table via "Open Table" application on my phone,
Food was good, atmosphere was pretty cool, service was prompt, and the server was knowledgable regarding menu items and recommendations.
Food was great, pizzas are large enough for couples to share and the kids pizza is large enough for 2 kids to share. Atmosphere inside and outside is nice. If you have kids or pets with you the patio is nice with heaters and fire pits. I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you are in Mammoth.
We were there with another couple on Memorial Day. It was under staffed, therefore the service was very slow. Took forever to get bread and cocktails. I ordered a spinach salad, but they were out of spinach. The pesto pizza was extremely greasy. I had a much better experience previously sitting at the bar for happy hour. I'll stick to their happy hour from now on. A much better value and experience.
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.
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