5610 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75206
Phone: (214) 821-4741
Fax: (972) 789-1919
Campisis Egyptian Lounge
Campisi's Egyptian Restaurant
Cuisines: Family Style, Pizza
Price Range : Average
Good For Groups: Yes
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coolest restaurant in Dallas. Been going there for over 40 years and is always fun. Many famous people have walked thru those doors and continue to do so to this day.
When the Byron Nelson was played in Dallas, it was neat to see Arnie, Lee and Jack walk in and go to the club. Love the pizza, crab claws and the hamburger. Yea, they make a great hamburger.
06/12/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I don't usually rate restaraunts but this had to be known. I don't understand how there is even a 3.5 rating right now. This food was horrible, and the service was horrible. I went here with my family, and they did not enjoy their food either. I had the lunch ""chicken"" breast with angel hair pasta and marsala with mushrooms. When I ordered this I read it off the menu, and yet for some reason the waiter was asking me if I wanted the marsala with mushrooms on my chicken or on my pasta? I was like... how do you usually serve it? I mean really... The ""chicken"" was like fast food chicken it was completely processed and didn't even have the consistancy of a real chicken breast (ridiculous considering this plate was 10$) and the mushrooms must have been poured straight out of a can onto my chicken. The whole mess tasted like dirty dish water and looked like it too. I took two bites of it. The waiter was never around when we needed him and we waited 20 minutes for him to come take our food order. Then once everyone else was done eating (or barely eating since it was practically inedible) when the waiter came to take my plate he asked if I was done and I said yes, then he asked me if I didn't like it since I didn't eat it and I told him no, I didn't like it. Maybe I just believe in good customer service but if someone gets a whole plate, tells the waiter they didn't like it and didn't eat any of it then they should not have to pay for it? I mean really I was not expecting it to taste like that. I actually cringe thinking about it.
Seriously, I am not sure where the populace of the reviewers ate at or what they were dinning on. I have eaten at THIS DALLAS LANDMARK since I was a child, I first met Joe, when I was a teenager. Upon graduating from High School, and starting Under Graduate School, the weekends that I would come home from school I was fortunate on Friday evenings to dine with Joe at his table in the back of the old store. The food was incredible then just as it remains today!
02/13/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I tried Campisi's pizza because all my friends swear by it...I'm now in the process of reevaluating these friendships because this was the worst muck I've ever been served out of a cardboard box.
First off...it smells odd....the toppings (extra cheese, beef, sausage, pepperoni, mushroom, black and green olives, onions) I can only describe them as slimy bits and chunks...with the runniest cheese I've ever had the misfortune of eating. (seemed like they poured left over fondue cheese all over the pizza) ...the sauce is sickeningly sweet...and the crust (which I use the term ""crust"" loosely--saying something had a crust implies it might have at least a hint of crisp to it)....the crust was soggy and limp almost as if it sat in dirty dishwater for a few seconds before it was dumped in the box....gah...and if that isn't enough....they cut this thing into like 30 thin strips that are so limp you can barely pick them up out of the box....why would someone do this and try to call it pizza?
My boyfriend who can pretty much stomach eating anything...for example he will mix canned tuna fish with plain rice and soy sauce and call it sushi....so you see he does not exactly come to the table with a discriminating pallet...even he, Mr. Canned Tuna Fish Sushi couldn't choke down this mess.
I agree wholeheartedly with my fellow poster that compared this muck to a clothes-hanger abortion.
It's so gross, we need a new word for gross.
08/06/2009Provided by Citysearch -
My girlfriend likes their horrible pizza that tastes worse than any frozen pizza I've ever had, so once in a while I will tolerate a bite or two. I have tried to like many things
on this place's menu, and each time I am even more grossed out than before.
So last nite I agreed to try the fettucine alfredo and we had that and a green pepper pizza, along with one a piece of chocolate cheesecake delivered.
The always bad pizza was cold, and the fettucine alfredo was HORRIBLE, but I was starving, so I doused it with parmesan cheese and pepper and ate as many bites as I could stand and vowed never to put myself thru the torture of eating any of the so-called food from this place again.
In the middle of the nite I woke up totally sick and spent the rest of the nite in the bathroom. I have no idea why this place is so well known and has been around so long. This place has NO CLUE on how to make good Italian food. It's called an ""Egyptian"" restaurant so maybe that explains it. Seriously, they don't even know how to make decent tomato sauce.
Try Campania if you want real and delicious Italian pizza. Actually you would probably enjoy a frozen pizza you bought at 7-11 more than this food. It is truly awful. Even the cheesecake sucked. I'm really bummed that I have to even give this place one star. It does not deserve it and should just do us all a favor and close down. Man I miss Cremona.
This restaurant has never disappointed me. No matter what I've ordered, I've always left fat and happy and so have my dining companions. Unless you hate Italian food, this is the most romantic Italian restaurant and seems to be happily stuck in the good old days of mobsters and gun-molls. Go. Eat. Smile. Keep an eye out for Tony Soprano and try to be seated far enough away to avoid any overspray in the case of a hit.
I've dined in the Egyptian maybe 30 or 40 times. Though Italian is their specialty, they also have an excellent variety and quality of conventional foods. I have hardly ever been in this restaurant when there was not a crowd, especially on weekends. Often the owner, Carlton (Corky) Campisi, son of the original owner Joseph Campisi, can be found in there visiting with local business people or local sports figures. In addition it is not at all uncommon to see any of Corky's three daughters (Amber, Gina or Tara) dining or hanging out at the bar. Some of my favorite dishes at the Egyptian are the Italian Steak, Veal with Angel Hair Pasta, their awesome spagetti and meat balls, and of course they have the best Pizza in Dallas.
06/19/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I wish I had read some the somber reviews here before I asked for a delivery of what amounted to be a coat hanger abortion version of pizza. I should have bailed out of the phone call when I found out they don't sell mozzarella sticks, but being hungry I was desperate and ordered some fried raviolis and a pizza. Delivery was prompt (one bonus and the only reason for 1 star rating) but as I opened the door and saw the delivery guy standing before me holding a paper bag and a SMALL RECTANGULAR box I thought ""Hmmm, shouldn't he be holding a big square box?"" I accepted the delivery, sat down, opened the box and saw it. Instead of a nice round pizza I got some weird oval pizza that had crust about as thin as a ritz cracker with a scant smattering of cheese. This thing looked like a giant scab peeled off of the knuckle from the jolly green giant. Perhaps the fried ravioli would be better... nope! Upon opening the container I found 6 little pan fried burnt puffy squares that appeared as though I got the scrapings from the bottom of an old can of ""Chef Boy-R-Dee"". I choked down some of the ravioli and I could only eat 2 pieces of the pizza before chucking the whole lot in the garbage like a prom night dumpster baby. Do your self a favor... order from Dominoes or Pizza Hut; at least you will get something that resembles food. To comment on the ""yankee"" comment I read here: Yes I am a ""yankee"". One of the reasons the north won the war is because we do things alot better above of the mason dixon line; aside from fighting better (Thats right, the south will not rise again!) we make far better pizza!!!
05/28/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This pizza is not your commercial pizza and I think that's what the yankee's on here don't understand.....and NO IT'S NOT EGYPTIAN FOOD! Definatley out of the mouth of a yankee.
None the less you MUST try it!!!
Seriously fab...great atmosphere!!!
Try the pizza!!
04/01/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This place smelled like dirty feet and the food didn't taste much better. The manicotti , which is my favorite Italian dish, gagged me, I was so disappointed and grossed out. It tasted like it had been sitting out on the kitchen counter for a few months and had gone bad. The salad was rubbery and foul-smelling and the bread was stale and had the consistency of having been reheated several times before making it to our table. Definitely will not be going there again or recommending it to anyone, unless maybe I don't like the person, then maybe I'd send them there.
03/17/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Went there once and will never go back again. The alfredo was disgusting and tasted like the stuff you buy in a can, the cheap stuff. The place looked dirty and dingy. I was waiting for something on four legs to start crawling out of the kitchen any moment. Can?t believe that this guy took me on a date there. Dirty disgusting and foul. Oh and had a weird musty smell too. Salad was the kind that you got back in grade school. Dishes were dirty and the whole atmosphere was dark and smelly. I would not recommend for any one to go. YUCK
12/11/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Not much to say that hasn't already been covered here, but I absolutely love this place and their pizza. In fact, if I ever moved, it would be the one place I missed the most! I'd have to have them ship their pizza or something. But even then, it wouldn't be the same. There's just something about that dark hole-in-the wall atmosphere with awesome food and friendly people!
01/27/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Joe Campisi's the Egyptian Italian Resturant is my favorite Italian resturant in the city. I was first taken there as a small child with my brother and my parent and a family friend and his family. I agree with what fcbx said about the reviewer getting the opening dates wrong, the original resturant has been open long before 1964, the Egyptian actually opened in 1946 as another critic rightly pointed out. My parents were first taken there by my grandparents when they were small children too. The pizza is by far the best in the metroplex. The person who said it doesn't even compare to New York pizza has probably never eaten New York pizza either. The other items on and the menu are just as good. The sauce is exceptional and the legendary appetizer of the crab claws scampi is to die for. One of my favorite orders there is a the crab claws scampi and salad as antipasto followed by the lasagne and meatballs with sauce, along with a good bottle of Italian red wine, and then of course you order the pizza as a take home item. The sauce reminds me of my grandfather's except he uses more wine in his sauce I believe. The pizza has rich and fullfilling flavors that start from the crispy crust and work their way up through a rich and delicious pizza sauce, good cheeses, and of course the toppings are spread on lavishly. While famous for the chunk pepperoni, you should also try the other toppings as well. I hope in the future the, ""reviewer"" will pay more attention to the actual history and true facts of this place. The Egyptian did get something of a bad reputation when a famous Major League Basebal Umpire was shot and hurt seriously just outside the resturant. It was a terrible thing, but don't let something like this stop you from going, because it is in a well patroled and relatively safe neighborhood. Please check out ""Campisi"" as it is affectionately called, even though it does have the unusual name of, The Egyptian, for an Italia Ristorante'. Molto deliciosos!