Food Porn: Campieri’s Gourmet Pizza

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UPDATE: Sadly, since this article Campieri’s has closed down.

While driving down Main Street recently you may have noticed a newer pizza establishment, Campieri’s Gourmet Pizza. Campieri’s is located on the corner of Main Street and Carlton, just on the edge of Allentown.  This area of Main Street is slowly being rejuvenated and includes the fabulous Chow Chocolat, is close to the new apartments/Steak & Sub restaurant, and not far from the new driving space on main street.  Owner Dan Campieri has taken this once run down property and turned the inside into a very trendy pizzeria.

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For awhile I have been hearing some great things about this pizza, and just the name on the front of the restaurant, “Gourmet Pizza”, sounds enticing and different.  One night Alli and I decided to show my 18 year old brother the finer parts of Allentown and downtown Buffalo, and I thought that would be a great time to try out Campieri’s.  It took us about 15 minutes to finally decided on what we wanted, with about 40 unique and mouth watering options of both ‘White’ and ‘Red’ pizza’s we were torn but finally settled on two…

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Really there is every combination of toppings that would suite any taste.  The pizza pictured above is their Onion and Garlic Pizza from the “White Pizza” list.  The first thing one notices is the crust; made fresh everyday, the crust is seasoned and crisped to perfection.  (Apparently there is some secret recipe at work).  The toppings were fresh, and although the onions were a tad over-whelming on some slices, I don’t know what else could have made this particular pizza any better.

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Off the “Red Pizza” menu, we enjoyed the Mozzarella Cheese and Hot Banana Pepper.  The peppers were fantastic, but, again, what we enjoyed the most from both pizza’s was the crust.  The crust, along with their almost endless combination’s of toppings, is really what makes the pizza from Campieri’s stand out among the many great Buffalo pizzerias.

Dan Campieri came over to our table near the end of our meal, making sure we enjoyed our food.  From what I hear, he is always wandering around checking in on his customers and making sure he is offering them the best pizza and experience possible.  The inside of the restaurant is warm and open, with deep read walls and casual and comfortable seating.

Our only complaint was that server wasn’t very friendly; it seemed that she was kind of annoyed that she had to take care of customers (maybe she was having a bad day) and that was off putting.  Overall, however, we were very pleased with our meal, as well as the above average selection of beer, and will most certainly be back.

To note, Campieri’s does not open until 5pm and is closed on Sunday and Monday.

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3 thoughts on “Food Porn: Campieri’s Gourmet Pizza

  1. looks filling, but too much crust appearance

    “Onion and Garlic” is outside the norm of “blue cheese/chicken” stuff. good job on the banana peppers now – my new favorite topping.

  2. John Dixon

    Mediocre pizza. I’m calling Domino’s next time. Overpriced for what you get.

  3. Frank Benson

    The look of the interior of the place is fantastic and the wine selection is a bit higher end for what you’d imagine at a place like this.

    The other thing that sort of rubbed us the wrong way was the stubbornness of the owner to let customers replace anything on their what they call “perfect” pizza.

    We ordered an appetizer which was average, and our pizza came out too soon after our appetizer, and seemed to be a little underdone, not crispy enough.

    I’d think about giving this place another shot, but next time I’m craving pizza, Just Pizza has got a lot of variety and comparable toppings even though there isn’t any eat in service.

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