About Campobello Bistro
Cuisine Perfecto! Seafood Pasta & Grill Halibut Salmon Shellfish – Filet Mignon Veal & Duck
Italian, French, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday -Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - closed Sunday and Monday
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Campobello Bistro Ratings and Reviews
This was not my first visit to Campobell ...
This was not my first visit to Campobello. I like the fact that it is quieter that many other popular Anchorage restaurants. Food was excellent as always and I appreciate chief's pride in quality of his dishes. Young man who was our waiter was great, attentive yet not overbearing, just the right balance for great service. I always kept bragging to my friends about this great place. I like that is located in midtown, and I don't have to spend extra money for parking nor looking for one for 30 min like downtown location. Some comments in reviews mention a particular female working there, and I agree that she should lean to keep her comments under a lid during her occasional appearance. You would think that by now she would learn that her crude personality has no place in a dining area with restaurant's guests, nevertheless, I will not skip coming there and let that spoil my dinner experience, I just ignore her (lol).
It had been awhile since I had eaten at ...
It had been awhile since I had eaten at Campobello. Before I retired I ate there frequently for lunch as it was near my office. It has not changed at all. Same outdated decor, same menu. However, the service was abysmal. Our drink order was not taken until we finally managed to get the attention of a (not our) waiter, who has worked there for decades. After we were finally served our food, he never came back. At all. We had to flag him down to get our bill.
The entire place needs an overhaul, in my opinion.
This is my all time favorite restaurant. ...
This is my all time favorite restaurant. I found it a few years ago with friends and is my go to celebration destination. I have never had a bad meal or even a so-so meal. Everything is delicious, even the vegetables!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!
I have eaten here for many years. Food i ...
I have eaten here for many years. Food is consistently good. Our group loved the calamari appetizer. My husband said that the italian sausage pasta dish was tasty. I had the chicken piccata - OK but really wish they had veal. Usually have friendly waitstaff but the waitress we had this time was somewhat rude and dismissive. Maybe she thought that she was funny but it did not work on my family who thought that she was saying that we were a bunch of hicks.
We were visiting Anchorage. If we lived ...
We were visiting Anchorage. If we lived in Anchorage, I am sure we would regularly go to this restaurant. Great food and service. House made pasta was delicious. The salad and soup were great. Absolutely try the French chocolate pie.! Hidden gem!!!
I REALLY want to like this place- really ...
I REALLY want to like this place- really I do- but I have just not been "wowed." My husband and I met some friends for dinner here a few weeks ago and, while he had a good time with our friends, the food and service were just okay. I had reservations for our party, but our greeting at the door wasn't particularly inviting or friendly; we all ended up crowded in the doorway for several minutes as other diners were ushered in. We were eventually seated in a nice booth and greeted by a server, but (similar to the hostess) she seemed overwhelmed.
On to the food. Our group started with the "Ring of Fire" appetizer (a round of chevre surrounded by spicy marinara) and an order of calamari. The Ring of Fire was a hit- the cheese and toast points were excellent and the sauce was fairly good, although a little overdone with the pepper. The calamari was interesting (calamari steaks vs. rounds) and most of our party enjoyed it. For our main courses, I had the Seafood Fra Diavlo and my husband had the Veal Saltimbocca. While I was happy to see that Campobello has upgraded to locally made fresh pasta, I felt the texture of my pasta to be lacking and the sauce needed more flavor. That said, the seafood that came with my meal was perfectly cooked and was a generous portion. My husband's saltimbocca was different than the saltimbocca we've had in Italy (thicker breading) and I didn't particularly care for the prosciutto that was used...
For dessert, our table ordered a bread pudding to share- THAT was the best part of the meal and it disappeared quickly.
Overall, our group had a good time, but the service and food need some improvement. I will likely stick to making Italian food at home next time!
Wonderful place and great service! We we ...
Wonderful place and great service! We went during non peak hours I believe so hardly anyone was there which was good because we had little kids with us and they kept going crazy on us. But our waiter was very generous and nice. Even constructed some kids cups for us. The food was amazing as well. My husband loves filet mignon and Campobello Bistro did a fantastic job of preparing the meat.
Best surprise night out of the year!
We decided to let OpenTable suggest a new location for date night, and we couldn't have been happier with its suggestion of Campobello! David was an extraordinary server and made our evening memorable. Highly recommend the calimari appetizer.
Excellent Service, great meal
Went with our new friends (frequent diners) and ordered the calamari which was excellent with the aoli. My DH cannot have wheat, so he had the bacon wrapped scallops. They were good, but not great. We ordered the white king salmon which this non-salmon eater enjoyed and I had the ravioli with sausage and another had the seafood crepe. I'll get that next time. Prices were a little over-priced but you pay for a full meal rather than a la carte. Appreciated the fresh bread, caesar salad and wonderful, attentive service. We'll be back.
Getting frantic at lunch
Food always outstanding but have noticed the wait staff are very stressed and the place has a hurry hurry vibe. Everyone friendly - it just loses the old relaxed European dining experience. The food's not fast food- but the service feels such.
THE place for fine Northern Italian food
I've tried nearly everything on the menu and have never been disappointed but I find that unless I get the Calamari Fritti appetizer, I almost always end up with the Calamari Scaloppini entree. I've never had such tender, delicious squid in my life. Literally melts in your mouth. I'm drooling just thinking about it!
The food was incredible we had the Maple ...
The food was incredible we had the Maple Bacon Scallop appetizer that was absolutely delicious; not sweet like I was thinking it would be, the scallops were cooked to perfection when the bacon was crispy and smokey. For dinner we had the Calamari Scaloppini and Seafood Fra Diavolo. The calamari was sauteed gently, tender on the inside while having a slight crisp on the outside. The Diavolo incorporated halibut, shrimp, and bay scallops each item flawless prepared atop fresh house made pasta. Did I mention the dishes were under 30 bucks, a steal in my book. I will be going back sooner than later, writing this review makes me want it now. Haha
An unappreciated gem
Campobello is one of the finer restaurants in Anchorage and greatly under-appreciated for both lunch and dinner. They are also very amenable to dietary requests and changes. It is fairly expensive but not so much as some of the more "trendy" spots. I highly recommend it.
Great food as always. I normally go here for lunch, and lunch is way better value than dinner. I was a bit surprised about the significantly increased cost for dinner (but it is the same all over Anchorage). Food was great, service was good and I enjoy the restaurant!
Met a friend here for dinner and ordered ...
Met a friend here for dinner and ordered the king salmon. Very good salad, salmon done to a turn, accompanying vegetable sides delicious. Service friendly and good. Parking ample. The only downside is the cold air that comes in with new diners, but then this is Anchorage.
Great food and service as always
Excellent Christmas Eve visit, like dining with family. Great service, excellent food and atmosphere. The Calamari steak, not deep fried rings, was excellent. The ravioli Tosca has a nice light alfredo type sauce, with tomatoes, prosciutto , & spinach. Our favorite Anchorage restaurant never disappoints.
as usual the seafood was very good.
As usual the seafood was very good. However the place was very bust and as a result the service was hectic and rushed. However Campobello is one of my favorite places and I will be back soon
Not only was the food excellent but the music, which at the holiday time can be kind of obnoxious, was amazing with a personalized playlist of unusual holiday songs mixed with just fantastic dining music.
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