Campagnola | Evanston | Italian | Restaurant
Sophisticated Italian fare with a focus on organic and sustainably raised meat and produce.

Our Review

At this sophisticated neighborhood Italian restaurant, the focus is on organic and sustainably raised meat and produce. An appetizer of a wood-grilled knob of radicchio wrapped in smoky guanciale came dressed with basil and creamy goat cheese, which effectively cut the vegetable's bitter edge. Other tasty-looking appetizers included steamed mussels in a saffron-fennel broth and wood-fired octopus with scallions and black olive coulis. I got my sausage fix in an entree, orecchiette with fennel sausage, sweet peppers, garlic, and chile. Despite the meat and strong spices, the dish was remarkably light. Service is professional and unpretentious, and even when we were the last table in the room we didn't get the strong-arm hustle that so often befalls late-night diners. The same group is behind the always packed Union Pizzeria.

Martha Bayne

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