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Dec 26, 2009 12:42 PM

Tigelleria Ristorante in Campbell

Anyone out there have an opinion on this restaurant? The menu looks fantastic especially the charcuterie. They tout themselves as "cucina organica" which totally intrigues me.

BTW a great destination Italian place I highly recommend is Bottega Ristorante in Yountsville. Michael Chiarello was on site during our visit and was really quite warm & friendly.

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  1. There was a chowdown there last year: Here's the link to the review:

    1. I was there a couple of months ago and we loved it. On a Sunday evening about 6:30 p.m., we walked in without reservations and it was almost full. It is a small restaurant, and they fit us into a very tight two-top, the last open table. We ordered a charcuterie plate (they have many types to choose from) for our appetizer, and they let us substitute one of the meats. The meats and the accompanying jams were delicious. Then, we both had excellent pastas. When they served my husband his lasagna, they indicated they they weren't happy with how it had collapsed on itself and my husband could order another pasta, or he could eat that one and it would be on the house. He ate it, anyway, and it was delicious.

      High marks for both food and service. We definitely want to return. But we would make reservations next time (did I say the table was really tight?).

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      1. re: goodeatsgal

        Thanks for the update. I'd heard about a year ago that the restaurant was for sale. Wondering if the original owners are still there. Did you have tigelle with your cured meats?

        Tigelleria Ristorante
        76 East Campbell Avenue, Campbell, CA 95009

        1. re: Melanie Wong

          I don't know about the owner situation. We did have the tigelle. It was very good, but since it was the first time I had ever had it (much less heard of it), I have nothing to compare it to. I don't know if I can link to it, but the ItalyinSF blog has a review of the restaurant with lots of gorgeous photos.

          I liked the restaurant so much that I want to bring my brother-in-law there. He's a recent transplant from Italy (albeit a different region), and has been looking for really good Italian (not Italian-American) food.

          1. re: goodeatsgal

            Thanks, I wanted to make sure that tigelle were still the specialty here. We had two italian natives with us at the chowdown and they were both happy. I was told that many Italians have never heard of tigelle either.

            The chowdown report that stacyc linked above had this link to a slide show of the evening. We even had a tour of the kitchen.