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campisi's pizza-I didn't want to believe

bornie Aug 10, 2010 08:15 PM

the doomsayers.. Seems like two camps exist,, on one side, those who love the pizza here and others who hate it.. Put me in the latter.. On this trip to Dallas-Plano I decided on a pie and salad for dinner at the Campisi on W.Parker.. Figuring,, they've been in business for 50 years or so,, and,, the original owners were Italian I just kind of assumed the pizza would be tasty. Boy was I wrong... tasteless best decribes my dinning experience.. My mushroom medium sized pizza was flat and dull.. the sauce, cheese, mushrooms, crust, was unremarkable, totally void of flavor! I would rate this pizza on par with the big chains,, but behind Domino's, at best .. I also had a small dinner salad which was lifeless and limp,, absolutely drenched in there house dressing.. I'll not be returning to this or any other Campisi location,, like ever!

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  1. twinwillow RE: bornie Aug 10, 2010 09:40 PM

    I totally agree! I cannot believe the people who rave about their HORRID food. It might of been good for Dallas 50 years ago but, we live in a different age now.

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      CapGuy RE: twinwillow Aug 10, 2010 10:39 PM

      Looks like we have a couple of folks who don't care for Campisi's pizza. I don't run into people like you often. I love their food. Have visited most locations. Love the pizza, salad and pasta..

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        twinwillow RE: CapGuy Aug 11, 2010 03:19 PM

        No problem. Enjoy!

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      sass RE: bornie Aug 11, 2010 05:01 AM

      I don't understand the Campisi's love either. Their food is mediocre at best.

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        pinotho RE: bornie Aug 11, 2010 10:16 AM

        tasteless does indeed describe their pizza. Campisi'a has always been a mystery to me.

        1. Scagnetti RE: bornie Aug 11, 2010 10:34 AM

          I've been a long time Campisi's basher but I'll admit to occasionally getting in the mood for one of their famous sausage pizzas and it's OK.

          I'm not a fan of thin crust pizza so Campisi's would never be my go to pizza place.

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            DallasDude RE: Scagnetti Aug 11, 2010 12:21 PM

            Been a fan since childhood, and I have maintained that might be reason why many people enjoy the foods they do. Might note that there was a recent major overhaul at the Egyptian (long past due) and Joe is tweeting from heaven.

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            Plano Rose RE: bornie Aug 11, 2010 01:46 PM

            Bornie, next time you come to Plano, cross the street and go to Covino's. Much better.

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              bornie RE: Plano Rose Aug 11, 2010 06:01 PM

              Plano Rose,, Covino's is on my short list.. I've been staying in a Marriott near Legacy in Plano and I must say,, a Thai restaurant (name escapes me) in the strip there is fantastico! I'll try the Turkish restaurant nearby as well..

            2. speyerer RE: bornie Aug 11, 2010 08:38 PM

              "Campisi on W.Parker... they've been in business for 50 years or so". Plano hasn't been is existence for 50 years.

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                bornie RE: speyerer Aug 12, 2010 06:36 AM

                speyerer,, didn't mean to imply that this particular restaurant has been in existence for 50yrs,, but reading from the "review" of Campisi's from local print, framed on there wall at the w.parker location, the family opened their first restaurant 50+ yrs ago.. My former company btw is housed there on what was formerly farm/ranch land land that was previously owned by EDS.

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                DKS1 RE: bornie Aug 12, 2010 10:04 AM

                Agree completely. Never liked it much, but I'll eat it in a pinch or if others want to go. We've done a desperate delivery a couple of times, too, and I always regret it. But the name and the stories that go along with the place are fun! But there is definitely better pizza to be had in the Dallas metroplex.

                1. DallasDude RE: bornie Aug 12, 2010 07:53 PM

                  Plano was settled in the 1840's and is the 69th most populous city in the country. Just fyi from the News You Can Snooze Department.

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                    ClarkPeacock RE: DallasDude Apr 23, 2011 02:03 PM

                    Actually, Plano developed as a successful farming community, but began to falter with the Civil War. Afterwards, Plano began to grow again, aided by the completion of the Houston and Texas Railroad in 1872. It was incorporated as a city in June 1873. A major fire in the central business district in 1881 destroyed many of the original buildings, 51 in total.

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                      Barbara76137 RE: ClarkPeacock Apr 23, 2011 03:04 PM

                      Wow, I think the history lesson on Plano is more interesting than the original topic!

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