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La Bussola Ristorante

La Bussola Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.Labussolaristorante.com
  • Phone: (516) 671-2100
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 2:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from La Bussola Ristorante
Genuine Italian charm & classic Italian cuisine is what you can expect at this popular restaurant, a landmark for 25 years. A beautiful wood bar leads you into the main dining room that is divided into two sections. Candlelight & fresh flowers on every table, complete the romantic, sophisticated atmosphere.

When you arrive, a combination of warm brick oven, semolina & raisin fennel breads are at your table. Each dish is prepared to order using the finest ingredients. Signature dishes are Osso Bucco, Veal Chop a la Bussola, Red Snapper Livornese, Chicken Campagnola, & Lobster alla Fra Diavolo. Homemade desserts are luscious Italian cheesecake, Napoleon, & their incredible tiramisu. An exceptional wine list features selections from Italy, California & Chile.

You'll receive a warm welcome from the owners & staff of this well established landmark serving authentic Italian cuisine. The professional wait staff, who has been with the family for many years, know the customers.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Walking into La Bussola was like walking into what real solid italian restaurants used to be except it still is at La Bussola. Excellent service, quality food, generous portions and all around great atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Friend and I met for a weekday lunch and enjoyed the outdoor seating. Food was delicious and service was excellent. So nice to sit at a table with linens and enjoy fine dining."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Food is always excellent . Waiters very accommodating and well trained. Kitchen will make you just about anything. A favorite for over 20 years."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the staff was accommodating with the flexibility of ordering something not on menu. It was my father-in-laws 80th birthday and you made it so special with the amazing desserts and singing to him. Carlo went out of his way to make it special. Thank you so much."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Our first time here celebrating a graduation and everything was wonderful - the food and service! The pasta dishes were incredible, especially the lobster fettucini! steaks all around and while perfectly cooked, general consensus was it was a bit lacking in flavor. Thanks guys!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "One of our favorite restaurants anywhere. Been going her for more than 20 years. It never disappoints. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Never disappoints. Been going here for more than 20 years, always great. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We have been there a number of times in thepast year. Food and service is lways very good. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Place is nice clean and has character food and service were very good"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This is our go to restaurant. Service, food, ambiance is great. We' ve had many family parties, and get togethers here, and always had a great time."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "We were charged $3 for a 1/2 glass of club soda. you had better ask the price of the specials before ordering. specials are pricey. food is noting exceptional. the corking charge is rather steep at 25; should be $20. wine by the glass was not very good. Probably would not go back. not a good value at all for the price. owner did not seem to care when we commented to him. My nephew also had a terrible meal there and the owner did nothing to try and correct it."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I and my family took my mother in law for her birthday. We all were satisfied with great foods and service."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We have dined at la bussola a number of times;it is always very good...people are great...food is very good."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "An incredibly diverse menu, excellent wine list, and a caring staff made the experience at Bussola a fantastic one. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Always consistently great food and good service. One of the very best Italian restaurants on LI."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "This is place never disappoints me. The food and service is excellent. The Tiramisu the BEST!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "wasn't overly impressed with the food, did have to wait for meal a little longer then expected."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We have been dining at this restaurant for a number of years....the food is outstanding ...carlo is a great owner...."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We happened to be going to a wedding in Glen Cove and decided to give this place a try. The panzanella was good, but the risotto with scallops was delicious. They have a very small bar that we sat at and enjoyed talking to the bartender."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "this is a favorite from many, many years ago and having visited recently, the friendship holds true! Carlo is as wonderful as ever as is everything the kitchen produces. Veal, steak, fish, and especially pasta, all hit the spot. Desserts are a MUST. Service is top notch and everything from coats off to after dinner drinks is a delight!!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Enjoyed a pleasant evening of fine dining with an elegant atmosphere. good food delivered timely by pleasing servers. xoxoo"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "From the moment you arrive to the time you leave, the staff makes you feel welcomed and appreciated. Not only are they professional but genuine as well, The food is always top quality and always consistent. La Bussola is my go to restaurant for special occasions as well as just a casual night out."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "Been going there for years...food is the same high quality...always the best"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "La Bussola never disappoints. The food is outstanding and the service excellent."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "Very expensive with fair food. Not a very good combination. We wanted an 8 PM reservation but only 7 was available. When we left at 9 half the tables were still available."
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "Appetizers very good, entrees average. I had the stuffed pork chop which was overcooked and lacked seasoning. On the other hand, one of our party had the lobster pasta special and was very pleased. Service was good, personable, but maybe a little distracted. I also believe we were overcharged for cocktails. $33 for two straight up drinks is probably more than Manhattan prices."
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "The best Italian restaurant in New York, in the food, in the service, and in the overall experience. Thanks Carlo!"
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "Outstanding regular menu and appealing specials accompanied by a very amiable wait staff. A very enjoyable dining experience."
    Dined on 7/23/2013
  • "Exceptional food, charming setting and a congenial staff create a feeling of being part of the Bussola family."
    Dined on 7/6/2013
  • "Food and service are very good. Portions are nice sized and prepared very well. Wine list needs to be expanded. Over all very good restaurant in Glen Cove"
    Dined on 6/29/2013
  • "We picked La Bussola for our son's High School Graduation dinner and it was the perfect choice! The food, service and atmosphere could not have been more outstanding. We will be returning for certain."
    Dined on 6/28/2013
  • "The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The restaurant has a European classic feel. Wine selection is great. The have a bar up front so they do happy hour and make some great cocktails. As for food some of our favorites are the stuffed artichoke, polenta with mascarpone, and the Linguine e Gamberi Areganato which is shrimp and spinach with pasta in a bread crumb garlic sauce. When its time for dessert you must try the tiramisu which is the BEST I ever had. This place has become my fav Italian restaurant in the area!"
    Dined on 6/14/2013
  • "Great service, delicious food, superior ambiance. What more do you need???"
    Dined on 5/30/2013
  • "Recommend the restaurant to others without exception"
    Dined on 5/18/2013
  • "La Bussola has it all. From Carlo the owner greeting you with a smile at the door. To Jerry the wonderful old school bartender preparing perfect cocktails. La Bussola is a little home away from home, providing expertly prepared italian dishes, and providing top notch service."
    Dined on 5/10/2013
  • "My favorite Italian restaurant. Excellent food, service, and experience. Bravo La Bussola!"
    Dined on 5/10/2013
  • "La Bussola has been consistently good each and every time"
    Dined on 5/4/2013
  • "THe service was the worst i ever experience...in addition to taking over an hour for our meal, with no apology, it took them 20 minutes to get us our check after we had to ask for it...twice!!!"
    Dined on 4/27/2013
  • "I have lived in this area for 17 years and I have never tried this place. Wow I have been missing out on some pretty fantastic food! I will be back."
    Dined on 3/15/2013
  • "The valet greeted us so nicely, it was a great start to our night. We were acknowledged immediatly & seated without delay. It was a busy Friday night, the table we asked for was waiting for us. I have been eating here for years & feel being handed a second menu listing the specials instead of our waiter describing them was a notibly missed opportunity to ask questions & it felt cold. I didn't like that at all! My Cosmo was excellent, chilled perfectly. The bread, just okay, usual. They should step that up a notch. Salads & entres were fabulous! Food @ La Bussola is the reason you come, there has never been a disappointment. Fish & veal perfectly prepared. They excel @ their sauces & gravies. Fantastic meal & service! We can't wait to return"
    Dined on 2/15/2013