About La Campagnola

439 OakShade Rd
Shamong, NJ 08088
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La Campagnola Restaurant & Bar serves the finest Certified Angus Beef Steaks, Freshest Seafood, & Italian Speciality Dishes. Chef Michael offers weekly specials in addition to our regular menu. Our atmosphere is casual with top shelf service. We have a fine wine list as well as 20 draft and 20 bottled beers. Our liquor assortment is broad and features all the popular brands. We offer Sunday Brunch with a wide range of breakfast & luncheon dishes. We have live entertainment every Fri & Sat night from 9:45 pm to 1:45 am. We offer All U Can Eat Crab nights on Mon & Tues, Prime Rib Specials (the best you"ll ever eat) on Thurs, Pasta Specials on Wed & HAPPY Hour Mon through Fri from 4 to 7 with Late Happy Hour Drink & Beer specials Mon to Thurs. We do serviced or take out catering. We have a private area for parties, rehearsal dinners, baby or bridal showers. We can accommodate Funerals up to 100 people. We serve lunch Wed to Sat from 11am. Our Pork Chop was #1 in S.J!

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Italian, Steak, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday & Tuesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday - Sunday: 12:30pm - 9:00pm
Early bird specials offered every day until 5:30pm

Cross Street:
Indian Mills Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 268-0600

Website:
http://www.la-campagnola.com/

Entertainment:
We have Live Bands every Sat night and live duets on Fri Nights, from 9:45 pm to 1:45 am. We have space for dancing if you so desire. Bands appearing include: Shakes, Flip Side, Al Snyder, Sloppy & the Joes, Keith Abrams, Philly Brass & Red Evidence. Our Duos include: Good to Go, Other Guys, Mark Evans, Dave Murray, & we occasionally feature Scott Gager. Join us for a fun filled night.

Catering:
We do all types of catering. We can take it to your home, we can set it up in your home, or we can service it in your home. You can also pick it up at the restaurant. We offer almost every item on our menu. We also have all the needed equipment for complete service in your home.

Parking Details:
We have a main parking lot with overflow availability in an adjacent area.

Executive Chef:
Michael Nuciglio

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

La Campagnola Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

neighborhood gem (34)
special occasion (29)
fit for foodies (26)
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good for groups (25)
romantic (20)
vibrant bar scene (15)
notable wine list (15)
hot spot (13)
great for lunch (8)
great for brunch (8)
kid-friendly (8)
late-night find (5)
great for outdoor dining (2)
scenic view (2)
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food5
ambience4
service1
value4

Food made it worth it

Dined 3 days ago

The food here is outstanding. The service though is very poor. After the initial drink order and getting bread everything else was slow and request for a refill of bread and drinks we're either ignored or forgotten. The dinner and appetizers we're so good that I am sure we will be back but perhaps just for take out.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

We always have a great meal at La Camp.

Dined on April 24, 2016

All four of our diners had the prime rib special which was delicious. The cuts were generous and cooked to order.

Tags: great for brunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience5
service5

Everytime we go to this restaurant we ar ...

Dined on April 24, 2016

Everytime we go to this restaurant we are treated to wonderful service. Every employee gives us the impression we have been missed since our last visit. The owners must set a positive tone.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Wonderful time good food service

Dined on April 16, 2016

I have been a stranger to Restaurants in this area but this was a pleasant surprise. Italian dishes were excellent waitress was helpful and attentive. All courses were a cut above and pleasing with ample portions. We both took doggie bags home for a repeat the next night. Music came on and the place came alive with dancers and locals. Recommend

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
food5
ambience4
service4
value3

Off the beaten path, but worth the trip

Dined on April 16, 2016

La Campagnola is a very nice place that exists a bit away from the action. Situated at a crossroads in the middle of farmlands at the edge of the Pine Barrens, the only indication that you're about to experience something special is the parking lot filled with more cars than you'd ever expect to be found out here. Rest assured though, once inside you'll know why the people have trekked here. The mood is festive and welcoming, and the food is simply wonderful. A wine list of unusual Italian varietals is a nice surprise, but the refined yet accessible menu is the jewel that crowns this experience. Good food and friendly, bustling atmosphere made for a very pleasant dining experience!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Mr. Wrightview

Dined on April 10, 2016

LaCampagnola is a great "go to" place for a good food, good times, and great service! I would highly recommend a visit to try it out. They also have great wine tasting events as well.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5

We love it here. I had dinner with a few ...

Dined on March 31, 2016

We love it here. I had dinner with a few friends and the waitress was great. She didn't rush us and let us take our time. The food was delicious all around from the apps to dessert. We will definitely be back.

food5
ambience5
service5

Always excellent

Dined on March 25, 2016

Always excellent

food2
ambience3
service3
value2

The meatballs were hard with only a fair taste.

Dined on March 18, 2016

Spaghetti could have cooked a bit longer. The sauce was jar like in flavor and I will not order it again. Disappointing. Needs improvement. The calamari and antipasto were delicious and would recommend. Over all pricing was high for what was plated. Entertainment was grand! Great Duo.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great place!!

Dined on March 11, 2016

We love everything about this place. We would highly recommend La Campagnola for a nice night out with excellent food

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food2
ambience3
service3
value3

Stay with seafood and italian

Dined on March 8, 2016

Great Neighborhood restaurant we all had steak this trip just okay nothing to write home about so stick with Italian dishes

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Great food, great people!

Dined on March 6, 2016

Great food, great people!

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

All of the wait staff were extremely pleasant.

Dined on February 19, 2016

Food was cooked to perfection. A free appetizer was given upon mention this was our first time. We will absolutely go back...and it wasn't a short drive. A++

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

YUM x 2.

Dined on February 6, 2016

One of our favorite restaurants. We are never disappointed in the food or of our overall dining experience. Wait staff are always friendly and informative which is helpful, but they are not intrusive. Good wine selection also. We have dined there for many years and hope to continue for many more! BRAVO!!!!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience3
service5

We have enjoyed both the service and the ...

Dined on February 5, 2016

We have enjoyed both the service and the meals over the years. The quality of food is always excellent and beautifully presented.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Experience.

Dined on January 16, 2016

I've been here many times and it's always a great experience. Good crowd, great service, food is always great along with having a great selection. What more can you ask for?!?

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Gets Better Every Time

Dined on January 14, 2016

We have been here a a number of occasions, as a couple and a group, and have always had great service and food. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience3
service5
value5

Very nice place

Dined on January 12, 2016

very good food and great service however it is not for quiet conversation, would still go back though!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience4
service4
value2

bar food, sandwiches, drinks. not so much entrees

Dined on January 1, 2016

meh. bit expensive, considering the quality / quantity. Italian food is good, a nice sauce. but I couldn't recommend a steak here. and while the seafood is good, it's light on seafood. 26 dollar pasta and shrimp had 3 medium shrimp. THREE. nice place, good service. we always go back.

Tags: great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent Food and the service is top no ...

vip
Dined on December 30, 2015

Excellent Food and the service is top notch!!

food4
ambience3
service4
value4

Who Would Have Thought That This Is In Shamong

Dined on December 19, 2015

We went with members of our family. We were seated immediately by our courteous host. Our waitress arrived promptly and took our drink orders. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire evening.

Tags: special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Live music friendly staff

Dined on December 6, 2015

Had a party of 12 for dinner they split the check for us and had two servers on the table. Drinks were always full and the food was delicious and reasonable! Will definitely be going back!

Tags: good for groups, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Perfect dining experience

Dined on November 24, 2015

Took clients here and they were so impressed with setting, meal and great service they are considering taking friends as well as dining here for there anniversary. Our waiter was attentive and pleasant. Made helpful suggestions. Desserts were fantastic.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Never disappointing

Dined on November 21, 2015

La Campagnola was perfect, again. Never a disappointing meal here. The service is always top notch as is the food.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Always great food and drinks here. Be su ...

Dined on November 20, 2015

Always great food and drinks here. Be sure to snap a photo with The Voice contestant Nate Butler who is a busboy there.

food3
ambience3
service4

Loved the bread they started us with! Ba ...

Dined on November 8, 2015

Loved the bread they started us with! Bacon wrapped shrimp appetizer was very tasty, and the horseradish encrusted salmon was cooked perfectly. We ordered Cesar salads and the dressing was good and fresh, and there was plenty of it (nothing worse than a dry Cesar salad). Overall, delicious dinner.

food5
ambience5
service5

The food was delicious and the staff was ...

Dined on November 8, 2015

The food was delicious and the staff was personable. I loved the buzz in the restaurants of all the people flaking and eating without blaring music in the background. It felt comfortable. Definitely want to go back and choose other menu items to taste more yummy-ness!

food4
ambience5
service5

Good Experience

Dined on November 7, 2015

The family and I had a good experience.. Service was excellent. Very clean. Nice size bar if you choose to eat there. Food was good.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

A must

Dined on November 6, 2015

La campagnola never disappoints! I have eaten there many times and every trime it's just as good as the first time. Everyone I bring there to eat raves about the food and service.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Fabulous!

Dined on November 2, 2015

We were guests at a rehearsal dinner for our first visit and we raved about the servers, the food and the atmosphere. We went back for dinner and it was as good as we remembered. You will not be disappointed!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food3
ambience5
service5

Great ambiance

vip
Dined on October 24, 2015

This was our 3rd time dining here. Every time, we've had good food and service. There are tons of Italian restaurants in south jersey and many have good food. We choose to go to La Campanola when we are looking for a warm, lively, and somewhat upscale atmosphere. It is great for couples or families. At dinner time the lights are dim and the bar is hopping. The tables are close together but I still feel like we have our privacy. The servers are always enthusiastic and professional. This time I had the seafood pasta with blush sauce. It was good although could have used more seafood. My husband had the pasta with sausage and brocolli rabe with Fra Diavolo sauce (subbed for the regular sauce). That was delicious. Along with salads and bread, we had plenty to eat and bring home leftovers.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Great restaurant for dinner

vip
Dined on October 16, 2015

Took my daughter and her husband to dinner to celebrate and all had different but delicious meals. I go here frequently and have never had a bad meal and the service is superb. I would strongly recommend this restaurant for a quiet meal with your spouse or a special occasion dinner for someone's birthday or anniversary.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Dinner with friends...

Dined on October 10, 2015

We love having dinner with friends at La Campagnola, especially with friends that have never had the opportunity to enjoy the menu or atmosphere. It's fantastic!!! We highly recommend.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Service Amazing! Food is outstanding!

Dined on September 26, 2015

It's worth driving from Toms River to Shamong , nj to dine.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
food4
ambience4
service5

Specials were especially delicious

Dined on September 19, 2015

The ribeye with carmelized onions and gorgonzola was wonderful as was the scallops with a homemade butterscotch sauce. W generally do not go for anything that might mask the protein but these were great accents.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5

anniversary celebration

Dined on September 13, 2015

My husband and I dined for our 7 year anniversary - we enjoyed the food and the waiter was just wonderful!

Tags: special occasion
food3
ambience3
service1

Loooong wait

Dined on September 13, 2015

Have been to this restaurant a number of times before, however, this time was extremely disappointing. Waited over 30 minutes for bread and almost an hour and a half for our food which was not as good as previous visits. Will wait quite a while before returning if we do.

food5
ambience4
service5

The Food Was Excellent

Dined on August 29, 2015

We were a party of nine and everyone enjoyed their meals. My husband and I both had crab cakes which were excellent. Our waiter was very attentive as well as two other staff members who made sure our drinks were always filled and refilled our bread basket promptly. The dessert tray has a large selection of goodies to choose from. All nine of us said we look forward to coming back to this restaurant.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5

Best Kept Secret in S. Jersey

vip
Dined on August 3, 2015

Snow Crabs are featured on Monday and Tuesday nights, and they are the best around, at the best price. And even though there is an excellent bar, you can bring your own wine in on Monday night with NO CORKAGE FEE! Can't beat it. The regular menu is amazing as well - you just can't go wrong here! You can go casual at the bar, or a bit fancier in the dining room. It's worth checking out!!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
food4
ambience3
service2

Food was good but our waiter was a train ...

Dined on July 18, 2015

Food was good but our waiter was a train wreck. He never brought us out our apps and then told us to stay hungry for dessert on him. He then proceeded to charge us for the dessert. Train wreck.

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