In 2001, Campanaro moved to New York to open The Harrison in Tribeca, where he earned a two-star review from The New York Times, but it was in 2006 that things really started to come together when Campanaro opened his dream restaurant, the West Village gem Little Owl. Little Owl has enjoyed a continued buzz as one of New York’s most exciting and iconic restaurants, and has since been joined by Little Owl the Venue and Little Owl the Townhouse, both private event spaces and culinary showrooms in New York City.
In 2007, Campanaro joined with his good friend Mike Price to open Market Table on a charming corner of Manhattan’s West Village neighborhood, where warm hospitality and seasonal, modern American cuisine takes center stage. Following the success of Market Table, the duo opened The Clam, a seafood-centric restaurant just a few blocks away.
Campanaro and his restaurants have been featured in such outlets as Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Condé Nast Traveler, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Esquire, Travel + Leisure, NBC’s “Today” show, and many more.