The Best Italian and Pizza in Dallas, Texas

The Egyptian is a real piece of Dallas history. In 1946, our great grandparents Carlo “Papa” and Antonia Campisi purchased a bar at the corner of Knox and McKinney called the Idle Hour. In the small kitchen in the back, Papa created Texas’ first pizza, and in the process, Texas’ first pizzeria.

We moved to Mockingbird Lane in 1950 to take over ownership of the previous “Egyptian Lounge” and open the first ever Campisi’s Restaurant. Back then, there was not enough money to buy an entirely new sign, so we swapped out “lounge” for “restaurant”. The iconic neon sign has been a staple of the east Dallas area ever since.

Mockingbird Reservations

To make a reservation at the Mockingbird location, please call 214-827-0355.

Fort Worth Reservations

To make a reservation at the Fort Worth location, please call 817-916-4561.

Frisco Reservations

To make a reservation at the Frisco location, please call 214-387-0233.

Lovers Lane Reservations

To make a reservation at the Lovers Lane location, please call 214-350-2595.

Plano Reservations

To make a reservation at the Plano location, please call 972-612-1177.

Downtown Reservations

To make a reservation at the Downtown Dallas location, please call 214-752-0141.

We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 26.

From our famiglia to yours, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! All locations will be closed in observance of the holiday this Thursday, November 26. We hope you enjoy a fun and safe celebration.