Campione's Taste of Chicago opened after a couple of transplants were tired of missing a taste of home. Rob and Debbie Coxworth decided they couldn’t be the only ones missing their beloved Italian beef, hot dogs, and treats. In 2008, they decided to bite the bullet and bring their dream of providing authentic Chicago style Italian food to the far south side, in Tennessee to life. As tribute to their Italian heritage, Mama Debbie named the restaurant after her late grandmother, Mama Campione.
On any given day you can find the owners, their parents, children and grandchildren serving up those aromatic, tasty Chicago Italian Beef sammiches and sacred family pasta recipes. We use only the good stuff for an authentic Chicago taste and garnish with real Chicago condiments like giardiniere, sport peppers and electric green hotdog relish. We make sauce from an old family recipe, we roll our own meatballs by hand and make our soups, chili, chicken salad and more right in the restaurant every day. We are so glad you’ve found us. Welcome to the family!