Thursday, October 12, 2006

Campisi's Egyptian Restaurant Mockingbird Lane


This Italian eatery is called Campisi's Egyptian Restaurant. Some people swear this is the best pizza in Dallas. I wouldn't know-- me no likee pizza. I've always heard that this is where the local mafia-types would hang out in the old days. Agan: who knows? Judging by the style of the neon, I'd date this from the 40s or early 50s. Love the font and neon.

4 Comments:

Blogger Meg Nakagawa said...

I'm looking at the white-silver-white-silver-silver of the cars!

3:20 PM  
Anonymous Rabbit said...

Odd bit of trivia- When Campisi took over the location the sign outside was left over from the previous tenant- an Egyptian restaurant.

Either not enough money to change the sign or an unwillingness to spend said money resulted in it being 'Campisi's Egyptian'.

Second best marinated crab claws I've ever had, bested by those at Johnny Cace's Seafood and Steaks in Longview, TX.

...and the pizza isn't bad at Campisi's.

Regards,
Rabbit.

5:30 PM  
Blogger annulla said...

You don't like pizza? I thought everybody liked pizza! Around here, pizza isn't a food, it is a religion.

10:27 PM  
Blogger phlegmfatale said...

meg - it's almost mesmerizing, isn't it?

Wow, rabbit - thanks for filling us in on that - I always thought that was such a strange thing!

annulla - Nope - I've never been a pizza fan, but I'll eat it on rare occasions when there aren't other options. It's funny what an oddball that makes me, but it's true.

11:06 PM  

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