Campanile stands in a historic 1920's building on La Brea and 6th St. that was originally intended for famous Hollywood silent actor, Charlie Chaplin. Today, the remodeled structure still houses some old world charm, along with award-winning chef Mark Peel's cuisine and Nancy Silverton's La Brea Bakery.
Grilled Cheese Night – every Thursday at Campanile – is the perfect way to experience the best of both worlds. Here's what to indulge in, and what to trade in for Fries and Tomato Soup.
- you can't come here without ordering this for comparison, and the add-ons give it a nice touch of spice, Classic Grilled Chese with Marinated Onion and Whole Grain Mustard $14
- my forks down favorite with delicate creamy frothy cheesy Mornay sauce and earthy flavor packed Mushrooms that'll blow your mind, Croque Monsieur with Ham, Gruyere, Wild Mushrooms & Mornay Sauce $15
- while the meat was juicy 'n tender I wish the bread wasn't as thick to balance it out, Braised Short Rib with Taleggio & Pickled Red Onions $18
- light, fresh and original Fresh Burrata with Cherry Tomatoes, Proscuitto, Haricot Vert, Pine Nuts & Salsa Verde $15
- a mess, don't order this with the overwhelmingly large Sausage, it kills the Kimchee flavor, Kimcheesy with Spicy Pickled Cabbage, Smoked Mozzarella & Lemongrass Aioli $16
- parsley kissed, only good when hot, the sauces steal the show, medium cut French Fries with Bacon Aioli, divine Curry Mayonnaise, and Chipotle Ketchup $6
- puree style with just the right acidity and perfect for dipping, Roasted Tomato Soup with Croutons & Parsley Pesto $12
We tried all but the Austroda $15 and Croque Madame $15 – I couldn't bare eating more proteins (Italian Meats and Eggs respectively) on top of our glutonous feast.
And after reviewing my photos of the ridiculously large sandwiches, I'm sure you must be wondering how the hand model and I downed them all. With a little help from 8 of my friends.
I definitely recommend sharing these tapas style. Cut them into portions of four and pass around.