Campisi’s – Kroger to go Pizza

16 Jan

Campisi’s is a LEGEND in the Dallas pizza scene.  The original location on Mocking bird still stands today.   The food is very good and their pizza has remained a favorite for loads of folks.

Across the street from the original Mockingbird location is a Kroger that does something I always considered genius–

They sell take-n-bake Campisi’s pizzas.    I have seen these for years but never actually bought one before.   I always preferred to visit the restaurant but I understand the appeal.

They sell individual sized pizzas that are around 7-8 bucks.   This is a tad pricey for a pizza purchased at the grocery store – but hey— you ARE getting a ready-to-go Campisi’s.  If it’s just as good then who cares?

The pies themselves do not have any sort of instructions on them on how to cook.   There is a sign in-store at Kroger so I reviewed their recommendations in regards to achieving maximum Campisi-perfection.

I was less than impressed with the finished product.    The toppings, cheese, and sauce tasted just like I remember it.   It was the crust that threw me.  It seemed thicker than I remember the average Campisi pie having.   The dough also tasted somewhat old or freezer-burn if that’s even possible.

To the average pizza-eater, I am sure it would satisfy, the Campisi-craving.  But to a pizza-junkie like myself, it just made me wish I had went to the restaurant instead.

3 Responses to “Campisi’s – Kroger to go Pizza”

  1. Bryan Wofford May 11, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    So could you have put those instructions in this article?

    • junkfoodcritic May 12, 2013 at 10:01 pm #

      Bryan, it was your basic 400 degrees for 10-20 minutes. I wasn’t sure if this was Kroger’s instructions or from Capmpisi’s people as it was just a handwritten sign stuck to the side of the display.

      I didn’t include is as A: if you picked one up at the store you would see the sign yourself and B: I have a new oven and it cooks faster (it’s a convection oven) so I have to adjust times and temp on just about everything I cook.

      Hope this helps

  2. bubu August 17, 2015 at 5:43 pm #

    Thanks for the input as I too got a Pizza today and had no idea how long to cook it as I never so the sign posting instructions! Thanks again!

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