First Look At Campagnolo

November 19, 2008 

Paid a visit to Campagnolo last night. The new Italian casual at 1022 Main (two doors down from the Ivanhoe) is coming from Robert Belcham, Tom Doughty, and Tim Pittman of West 4th’s Fuel Restaurant. Much had been done since I last looked in on the space this past September. They say they’ll be ready open on the down low some time next week. Soft launch, as they say. UPDATE: It’s open! Check it out below.

In the beginning (a few months ago)There were only plans...CampagnoloLooking inThe dining roomProud dad, restaurateur Tom DoughtyTim Pittman, co-owner/managerThe main dining roomThe dining roomAwaiting the first tablesThe dining roomService stationCityTV staging shotsTable for two in the windowThe menuFreshly polishedFirst serviceDeuceProud dad, restaurateur Tom Doughty (spectacles)Hall that connects dining room from rear wine barGetting the bar ready - 6:20pmGetting the bar ready - 6:20pmGetting the bar ready - 6:20pmGetting the bar ready - 6:20pmGetting the bar ready - 6:20pmGetting the bar ready - 6:20pmIMFrom the back looking in to the rear wine barThe wine barFirst round in the wine barThe wine barThe rear wine barThe rear wine barThe rear wine barThe rear wine barChef Alvin PillayRobert Belcham shaving a pigIn the kitchenIn the kitchenIn the kitchenIn the kitchenChefs Alvin Pillay and Robert BelchamIn the kitchenIn the kitchenIn the kitchenIn the kitchenServiceThe menu - cheap!Cheese sticksPeroniTagliarini with pork raguNice and wet risottoNutella tartPannacottaTreatsGreat ceilingThe front window

The front half of the restaurant seats 65, 25 of which are along a wall banquette. The floors are cork, and the tables are Ikea cutting boards well oiled and trimmed. They scored Lumiere’s wine fridge when they went under the redesign knife last spring, and have four washrooms in four colours (for those counting at home).

  • Matt Rissling

    Sweet Action.

  • Miguel

    The Campagnolo logo looks a lot like the El Nido Cabernet Bottle by Chris Ringland…

  • Xtina

    I am soooo looking forward to this! Though, last thing I need is another excuse to eat out. Dammit.
    C

  • grayelf

    Quite the change from Adega. I wonder if the bar will look like the one at Wild Rice with the glowy plexiglass? Can’t wait to check it (and of course the food) out.

  • http://www.w-designs.ca waylman

    Looks very cool. Hopefully no one gets stabbed heading here! Crazy location!!!!