Probably not the correct italian above, but again, there everything wasn't that correct at Campagnolo Roma, anyway.
Service was ok, but the lady that seated us seemed really unhappy and abrupt.
My co-worker is a big fan of the original Campagnolo restaurant (on Main) and urged me to try it, but because I was transitting, I thought that the E. Hastings location would be much easier for me to get to, and since it is probably the same owners, I assumed it would also be good. The previous day, my co-workers did go to the original Campagnolo restaurant, showing me pictures of the delicious food and the generous portions, so I had my expectations.
So I went to Campagnolo Roma hoping to be fed with large portions and delicious food. To my dismay, the evening started going downhill already when we sat down. My plate (without food in it) had a baby spider sitting in it, so I had to get that change. The bruschetta we ordered to share was drenched in oil and tasted mainly of olives even though it was supposed to be flavored with buffalo cheese and eggplant. It was also a bit cumbersome to eat because the eggplant was stacked so high on top of the biscuit.
OK, that's fine. Appetiziers aren't their forte. So for mains, we had cannelloni and the daily special ravioli (filled with green peas) between two people. They came and I was shocked. You could count how many ravioli were on the plate, and the cannelloni pieces were very small, even though the plate did have three pieces. Portion aside, the cannelloni was much too salty, and the greens were too soggy for my liking.
The ravioli was delicious and, for me, the saving grace of the entire meal so far. The flavor was perfect and it wasn't overly filling. I was just sad that there were so few on my plate.
Usually, for italian meals, I get so full after eating the main that dessert is usually a stretch, but I was still ravenous after the appy and main course, so we decided to order some dessert. We ordered the tiramisu and the the almond semifroddo. Both were really good, and finally, portions I could deal with.
With that said, at the end of the meal, I was still very hungry. I went home not knowing whether I should eat more (cause I was concerned with caloric intake) or if I should just sleep hungry.
This was really shocking for me considering how large portions are at the Main St. location and at other Italian Homestyle restaurants. I will unlikely be back, but I will try the other location to see if it is the better counterpart.