Find our menu and all the goings on at Campione's Taste of Chicago. Tennesse's only authentic Italian Beef and Dog restaurant.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

YO, It's time for vacation!

Campione's Taste of Chicago will be closed July 4 through July 23, 2012.  Deb and I are going on VACATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How 'bout it?

Seriously, we really need a break and we will always close up around this time to do annual clean up, spruce up, repair and generally put the restaurant back together after the had use of the last 12 months.   This year we have to redo the floor.  OUCH!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Eat Healthy at Campione's Taste of Chicago

After hosting a dinner for a Biggest Loser contestant one our "family" got curious about the calorie count of some of our samiches. The result? Move over subway! Campione's Italian Beef samich has only 460 calories and our Chicago Hot Dog only 280! Our fries are better too with no transfats and no saturated fats.

Bottom line, you can enjoy Campione's guilt free! Who knew?

Saturday, March 19, 2011

A New Season Begins

Cruise Night at Campione's Taste of Chicago

Got a hot ride, hot rod or classic set of wheels? Is it in primo condition or a work in progress? If it runs Slim bring it to Campione's Chicago Cruise Night on April 9, 2011 from 5-8 PM.

Hot cars, good music and food like only Chicago can provide on a beautiful Spring evening. It doesn't get any better so make plans to be there or be square.

Find us at 179 Hancock Street in Gallatin across from the Gallatin High and the Post Office. See ya there Slick!!!

This event is Rat Fink approved.

Campione's Taste of Chicago, 179 Hancock St, Gallatin, TN 37066 615-206-6965

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Abject apologies to any readers or followers. I last posted in March and folks are wondering if we're still here. Yes we are and I am a schmuck for not keeping this blog current. I have an excuse (actually more than one) but no one cares, not even me. In any event, I have resolved to do better in 2011.

WE ARE STILL HERE! Opening in September 2008 as the economy tanked and Obamanomics kicked in we should not be here! 90 percent of restaurants fail in the first 12 months in an average economy. We are still here because of our diners, friends and family. Thank you all very, very much as we sneak up on 2 1/2 years of operations.

We are working on the spring Chicago Cruise In schedule and should post it within a couple of weeks. NO RAIN OUTS THIS YEAR, DO YOU HEAR ME?

We are also planning on getting out of the 'rant and into warm season festivals. We even have an app in to the Wilson County Fair. Here's hoping.

We've added Mama Debbie's Chicken Salad croissants to the menu and are offering all our sausages, dogs, pasta and condiments in bulk. Get your hot giardinera by the gallon for only $25.00!

Da Bears have a shot at da Super Bowl. Get your pounds of beef ready now for playoff time and Da Bears spanking of their puny opponents. Nothing goes with football like a beef samich. AAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Till next time, Papa Campione, signing off.


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Gallatin, Tennessee, United States
Rob Coxworth, the Big Spiccone, opened Campione's Taste of Chicago with wife Debbie on 911/2008. The aim is to bring Chicago style Italian fast food and pasta to an unsuspecting Tennessee! Both Debbie and the Big Spiccone spent their entire lives in the Chicago area before relocating to Castalian Springs Tennessee so you can be sure the food is authentic Chicago. Debbie is cook,organizer and generally in control having run an Italian Beef stand in Elgin for 10 years. The Big Spiccone is the Big Spiccone, nuff said! If your a Yankee or Damn Yankee (Damn Yankees come South and stay) and miss that taste of home. Stop on by if you're in the area and have lunch or dinner with us. It's like stepping into Chicago by opening our door! judged by two