Is Campo What We’ve Been Waiting For?
Written by Bwog Staff
The foodie blog SeriousEats has posed an interesting question: “Does Morningside Heights Finally Have A Good Contemporary Italian Restaurant?” It’s referring to Campo, which took the place of Pertutti, the now-defunct Parents Weekend hotspot with a reputation for sucking.
Anyway, SeriousEats calls the pizza crust “cardboard” and the service “sloppy but well-meaning,” which seems to answer the question posed by the post’s title. “The Columbia community is still in need of a really solid Italian restaurant. I actually think Campo has good intentions,” the blog concludes.
But Bwog’s own informal polling of students seems to indicate otherwise. The consensus was that yes, of course it’s too expensive, but still, the “outdoor seating is nice” and it’s “better than Pertutti” — which, well, it would almost have to be.
There was even an impassioned defense of the cardboard-y pizza! Still, one CC senior probably best summarized the Campo condition in saying, “Overpriced. Mediocre food. Perfect for Columbia students.”