Exploring the Historic Camp Bowie District of Fort Worth

COMMUNITY » Just For Fun | November 9th, 2017

Once a World War I military training camp, the Historic Camp Bowie District is now a lively, tree-lined 30-block strip laden with cute little pocket parks and stylish shopping opportunities, with a wide offering of delicious dining options.

The Camp Bowie District is divided up into three sections: The Bricks, Camp Bowie West, and Ridglea.

The Bricks are the most famous part of this historic neighborhood, lined with beautiful red brick buildings. Locals come here to eat at restaurants like Kincaid’s Hamburgers and Bluebonnet Bakery.

Ripe with 1950s-neon nostalgia, Camp Bowie West is a wide corridor chock full of beloved eateries and retail such as Maven and Beehive.

Finally, Ridglea, our home in southwest Fort Worth. Ridglea is known for its 1940s Mediterranean-influenced architecture, especially the art deco Ridglea Theater, a live music hot spot just across the road from Campisi’s. You can also find Little Lilly Sushi and La Madeleine nearby.

When we opened our Fort Worth location in April 2013, this was our first venture outside of the Dallas area. We wanted to plant ourselves into an established Fort Worth neighborhood and immerse ourselves into the history, culture, and unique feel of the area. We hope that our old-school style, oblong thin crust pizzas, and classic family Italian dishes have served you well so far.

fort worth campisi's restaurant pizza italian

Since opening, we’ve felt extremely welcome in our new home, and for that, we thank you all who have visited us here. When you come here you’re family, and you’ll be treated as such, because Campisi’s was built on handshakes and hellos.

Upon entering our 5,000-square-foot Fort Worth restaurant, you may be greeted by Austin Underwood, one of our hosts and Front Door Manager. He’s one of our best employees and has been with the Campisi family since we opened up in Fort Worth four years ago.

Austin has Down Syndrome, but that in no way stops him leaving his mark. If you come at the right time, you’ll find that we have an extra dessert on rotation on our menu: banana pudding.

Peter Fraute, our Fort Worth manager, posed a challenge to Austin. If he could get 10 customers to ask for the banana pudding, the dessert would be included on the menu. Sure enough, Austin accomplished that goal. Come by the Fort Worth Campisi’s sometime and try it for yourself, you will love it this pudding. Plus, it goes great with Italian.

austin's underdawgs

Source: Star-Telegram. Khampha Bouaphanh kbouaphanh@star-telegram.com.

Austin also owns a gourmet hot dog food truck, Austin’s Underdawgs. Check out his website here or visit his truck at one of his local stops or events.

There’s no denying that you can find everything you need in the Historic Camp Bowie District of Fort Worth. If you’ve never paid a visit, it’s high time you did. We’d love if you stopped by and tried some of our pizza and Italian dishes while you’re in the neighborhood.

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