Campisi's

Campisi's

**Prices and specials are subject to change at any time  

Happy Hours

Monday thru Friday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Featured Special

  • Drinks$2 Off All Wine by the Glass, $5 All Specialty Cocktails
  • Drinks$3 Domestic Beers & $4 Imported Beers
  • Food$5 All Family-Style Appetizer Plates

n 1904 my great grandparents, Carlo “Papa” Campisi and Antonia, immigrated from Sicily to New Orleans. They settled in Dallas thanks to a telegram from a cousin who told of a grocery store for sale for $800. Soon after, Papa was in the grocery business at the corner of Hall Street and Central Expressway (formerly the Central tracks.) In an apartment above the grocery store, my great grandparents had six kids (four girls and two boys), and each helped by working and translating in the store. ​In 1946, with the end of World War II, Papa purchased a bar at the corner of Knox and McKinney called the Idle Hour. It was equipped with a small kitchen in the back. A cousin visiting from New York suggested they serve “Pizza Pies” which were so popular in New York. So, Papa gathered his family in the kitchen to create Dallas’ first pizza; as well as, Texas’ first pizzeria. My grandfather, Joe and great uncle, Sam, were always on hand promoting their pizza pies to all of their patrons. ​In 1950 we moved to our Mockingbird Lane location to take over the previous “Egyptian Lounge”. At the time there was not enough money to buy a new sign, so the original Egyptian sign was changed by removing lounge and adding restaurant. After Papa and Sam passed away and the girls were busy raising families, my grandfather, Joe, continued with the entrepreneurial spirit of his father by growing the family business. ​In 1971, Campisi’s was granted one of the first liquor licenses in the state of T

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More Happy Hours

Monday thru Friday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Drinks$2 Off All Wine by the Glass, $5 All Specialty Cocktails
  • Drinks$3 Domestic Beers & $4 Imported Beers
  • Food$5 All Family-Style Appetizer Plates
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Location Info

Campisi's
Restaurants in Downtown
1520 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75201
USA
214-752-0141

Hours of Operation

Monday thru Saturday 11 am to 10 pm
Sunday 11 am to 9 pm
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