By The Harbor
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For Danyell Miller, it was love
at first sight.
When she began her search for an Italian restaurant, Northports
Campari Ristorante was the first she visited. And sure enough,
the first impression was all she needed now she has
four months under her belt as its owner.
Already, shes putting her mark on the Northport eatery,
located right across the street from Village Hall and the
John W. Engeman Theater. Every month, she hosts a new local
artist on her cozy restaurants walls. Shes also
working on bringing live theater from the Bare Bones Theater
to her restaurant for special in-restaurant performances.
Monday nights at Campari offer All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti:
$10.95 for an adult, $5.95 for a child; salads, meatballs
and sausages are an additional $2 each. Or, order a take-out
pizza for $10. Theyre open late Fridays and Saturdays
to cater to the after-theatre crowd.
Throughout Camparis menu, bold flavor is the order of
the day. Eggplant rollatini ($10 app, $17 entrée) pairs
sweet marinara sauce, rich proscuitto and cheese, and tender
eggplant for a soothing, savory experience. Another eggplant
creation to check out is Torre de Melanzana ($12), a tower
of fresh mozzarella, ripe tomato, cool eggplant and strong,
flavorful roasted red pepper, all garnished with a balsamic
Whether you prefer surf or turf, Campari has you covered.
We sampled scallops in saffron sauce, a frequent special.
Served atop sautéed spinach and paired with porcini
and peas risotto, the gentle saffron sauce lets the natural
flavors of the tender scallops shine through.
When the heat breaks, check out Camparis popular Pasta
e Fagioli soup ($6), a homemade blend of cannellini beans
and pasta. Danyell tells us she has devoted regulars who come
by just for her soup.
Tender chicken francaise ($18) is lightly breaded and boasts
bright lemon flavor in its white wine sauce. Veal marsala
($20) is dressed in a sweet homemade marsala wine sauce and
Pasta dishes are plentiful, catering to palates of all types.
For a lighter summery choice, check out the rigatoni with
broccoli rabe and sausage ($17), which boasts tender slices
of sweet sausage and expertly prepared broccoli rabe in an
oil and garlic sauce. Cappellini Campari ($22) combines juicy,
fresh shrimp, mozzarella, crabmeat and basil in a light pink
sauce tossed with angel hair pasta.
A must-try dessert is strawberries in balsamic whipped cream
($6). It may sound daring, but its a delightful surprise
the juicy, fresh berries play off the sweet, yet ever-so-slightly
tart whipped cream perfectly. Chocolate lovers will delight
in Nutella chocolate mousse ($6), which marries rich chocolate
flavor with a soothing hazelnut finish. We heard rave reviews
about their tartufo and have that on our list for our next