First Look At Campagnolo

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...
  • Chefs Alvin Pillay and Robert Belcham
  • Getting the bar ready - 6:20pm
  • Getting the bar ready - 6:20pm
  • Getting the bar ready - 6:20pm
  • Opening Night, Campagnolo
  • Looking in
  • The front window
  • In the kitchen
  • The dining room
  • Proud dad, restaurateur Tom Doughty
  • Tim Pittman, co-owner/manager
  • The main dining room
  • The dining room
  • Awaiting the first tables
  • The dining room
  • Service station
  • CityTV staging shots
  • Table for two in the window
  • The menu
  • Freshly polished
  • First service
  • Deuce
  • Chef Alvin Pillay
  • Proud dad, restaurateur Tom Doughty (spectacles)
  • Hall that connects dining room from rear wine bar
  • Getting the bar ready - 6:20pm
  • Getting the bar ready - 6:20pm
  • Getting the bar ready - 6:20pm
  • IMFrom the back looking in to the rear wine bar
  • First round in the wine bar
  • The wine bar
  • The rear wine bar
  • The rear wine bar
  • The rear wine bar
  • Service
  • The menu - cheap!
  • Cheese sticks
  • Peroni
  • Tagliarini with pork ragu
  • Nice and wet risotto
  • Nutella tart
  • Pannacotta
  • Treats
  • Great ceiling

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).

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

  2. 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.