Piccola Bussola Ristorante - Huntington
Piccola Bussola Ristorante - Huntington

Piccola Bussola Ristorante - Huntington

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.piccolabussolarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (631) 692-6300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 2:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: John Lubrano 6316926300

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Round Swamp Road
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Piccola Bussola Ristorante - Huntington
A trip to Piccola Bussola will remind you of mama's home cooking both in quality & quantity. With oak paneling, stained glass wall sconces, tones of beige, & forest green & cinnamon carpeting that creates a comfortable ambiance. Our handsome bar is a great place to enjoy a drink before you are seated at this popular restaurant.
Chef Felix Girasaki, from Peru, started at La Bussola (our sister restaurant) in 1982. He was trained by owner Pasquale Lubrano, & is now the chef at Piccola Bussola. The wait staff is totally professional, & many of them have been with the restaurant since it opened.
All the selections on the menu are served family style on a platter rather than a plate. Desserts are as large as the entree selections! Our tiramisu is believed by many to be the best on Long Island. Wines are reasonably priced with an excellent house Chianti available.
A steady clientele of devoted regulars, & families that enjoy casual dining, make Piccola Bussola a favorite.
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Piccola Bussola Ristorante - Huntington reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (14)special occasion (14)good for groups (12)fit for foodies (8)romantic (6)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (3)notable wine list (2)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Good family restaurant but..
    Billyjoe
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    We had lunches and dinners in this restaurant before and the food is always good. Since we had a small party of six for our son birthday dinner, we decided to have family dinner in Piccola Bussola. When we arrived, we were asked to sit at the table in the inner corner or wait for another half hour. The restaurant is not busy at all and should put small tables together to accommodate. Our children do not want to wait and so we sat in that small table at that inner corner. It was so uncomfortable and cramp for six people. ! The food is good for Italian family food. The service is not attentive as it should be. The restaurant management is usually good in details and Hope this is an isolate incident.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great. You get more
    Jghj
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Food was great. You get more food than you would expect based on the prices. Pricing outstanding especially since your getting so much food. ( I know it was a redundant comment but its worth noting it twice). I would recommend at minimum their location in Huntington. I'm looking forward to trying out the other two locations as well
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Retirement Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Our department wanted to take our manager, along with spouses, for a nice quiet dinner on the occasion of his retirement. This was a personal effort - not to be reimbursed by our employer. The dinner was great in a nice quiet setting that facilitated having conversation. The waiter was knowledgeable and helpful. the overall experience was fantastic and the cost was lower than expected.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    heartpeg
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Always consistent in good food and service. My favorite restaurant in Huntington.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great choice
    patricia1choiceVIP
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    Dined here many times & never disappointed whether it's for two or a big family celebration. Food is always wonderful!!!& staff is always wanting to please.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Huge Portions, Great Food
    Someone
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Crowded and noisy on a Saturday night, but excellent food and service none the less.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dining review
    Steve
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    The experience was very good. The veal parmesan was very large and outstanding The stuffed eggplant appetizer was also outstanding
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love it !
    PNJH
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    Still consistently great so far, as long as it keeps as good as it has been. We're sold
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Deal
    PNJH
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    On this occasion we were there for the Tuesday advertised special. All we can say is that it was outstanding! Food,& service was exactly as we expected from this establishment and we were pleasantly correct!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu Rollback Pricing
    barbnabe
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    We frequent the request regularly, but for the month of November they are promoting "rollback Tuesdays" to commemorate their 20th anniversary. A special menu rolls back pricing to 1993. Quantity, quality and excellent service each time we visit. This month, lower pricing has been added. No matter what we order on the menu, the food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great pasta
    Glenny
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    My husband and I shared the Pasta Pasquale. We loved it and even had some to bring home. We had the stuffed mushroom appetizer and that was also delicious. The coffee was excellent and we shared a delicious cannoli. We enjoyed the meal from start to finish. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food
    mike
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    the food is always top notch here ! the service is always excellent ! Free valet parking always great !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    DCqueensVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Wonderful meal. Great variety great to share different foods
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very average family style
    JerryS120
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    Casual family style dining, better than most pizza places, and without the formality of a higher restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy!e
    Edandmie
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Great dinner, never disappointed. Love the chopped salad, and anything oreganato is excellent. Friendly staff make for an enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • no service
    RPOD
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    We were rushed to order even though nobody else was in the place no specials no wine list no fountain soda broken I had eaten better food at pizza places
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    This was the fifth or sixth time we ate at Piccola Bussola. The food is excellent, prices are moderate and the service is always great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Evening Out
    LindaVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Excellent food choices, efficient and warm service, and a great round table for 8 that generated great conversation and fun, not to mention goodies to take home to enjoy another day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ENJOYABLE RESTAURANT
    BOBBYVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    WE HAVE BEEN REGULARS THERE FOR MANY YEARS AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE. THIS IS A VERY COMFORTABLE ATMOSPHERE WITH GOOD FOOD, LARGE PORTIONS AND FAIR PRICES.THE OWNER JOHN IS ALWAYS PLEASANT TO ALL.HIS STAFF,LED BY RENE WHO SERVES AS PART TIME MGR. AND WAITER, WAITERS GALLILEO AND JUAN AND GARY BEHIND THE BAR ARE ALL FRIENDLY YET PROFFESSIONAL AND MAKE ALL CUSTOMERS FEEL WELCOME. THE FOOD OVER THE YEARS HAS REMAINED HIGH IN QUALITY AND THE RESTAURANT IS A GREAT SPOT FOR A ENJOYABLE EVENING.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Good!
    mom27
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    A favorite local restaurant where the food never disappoints! Delicious!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    Overallour group had a nice evening. Food was delicious.w sat for a while and didn't feel rushed, and conversation was easy add noise level was comfortable. Service was not great as waiter was inattentive, did not offer tea and coffee refills, but most problematic to me is the ambiance. The restaurant looks very tired, In dire need of renovation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simply Delicious
    FeedMeSeymore
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    The food and the service are outstanding. The seating is a little tight as they are trying to maximize seating in a small area. The ceiling is a old and a little dingy in spots, but the food and service more than make up for those small issues. Dinners are family style, and the menu states they will feed two people. It's more like it will feed two people for dinner and lunch the next day. Great place!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy claws
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    I had the lobster special and it was amazing. The baked clams were also delicious. The four of us really enjoyed our meals and we were able to hear each other speak.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wow again
    i8itall
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    I am a recent addition to the Piccola "fan club." I have been so impressed with the cuisine I have returned three times just to make sure the food is really as good as it is. I was not disappointed...the food was excellent every time. The family style portions make it easy to sample the different meals brought to the table, I tried them all...the best Italian food on the island.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorite Restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We are regulars at Piccalo, we love the food and the staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Dinner
    FOODIE
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    It was Mother's Day and they were VERY busy. Our table was ready when we arrived. Our waiter was a little distracted, don't know if it is his normal behavior - but it still worked well for us. The food was very good. Considering it was extremely busy, they all did a very good job. Will return....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/22/2013
    Excellent food and service. I would recommend it highly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My only problem was, share...it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    My only problem was, share...it was great but through me off a bit. Chicken/artichoke a little dry not much labor. Veal was outstanding as well as our fish choice...desserts were sinfully delicious. All in all our second time here and would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food - horrible service
    YMM23
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    We have been going to Piccola Bussola for years. Many of our special occassions have been spent there but this time the service was absolutely horrible.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a vey nice Easter dinner.Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Had a vey nice Easter dinner.Food was very good and portions great. I would definitely recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A great diner
    BarbVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    I have been eating at this restaurant for years.The staff is always very polite .The owner is very friendly.The food is terrific.They will make adjusts to a dish to make you happy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Plenty of garlic, plenty of
    wocaplelVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    Plenty of garlic, plenty of food. Family style and it's a good place to feed a lot of people inexpensively.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • vallet stop you at the door
    poppy
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    vallet stop you at the door if you res very good agin
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner.
    Alan
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    Unfortunately, the evening we went to dine for the first time, there was apparently 2 very large birthday groups with multiple aged children as well as adults. This was surprising to us as the menu was quite adult and quite delicious and not what would be considered what children would enjoy. The service and wine, etc., was friendly and good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have been many times before,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    We have been many times before, unfortunately they were off, very off, the order was wrong, eventually got the correct food it was burnt, also the waiter overcharged 10.00 for one of the dishes. I called the owner the next day to confirm that I was overcharged he just said sorry, but did not offer to refund my money. The restaurant was not busy at 7:30 on a saturday night now I know why, Bad!!! Will be off my list :(
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was very good. Look
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Food was very good. Look forward to going back in a few weeks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and plenty of it.
    PhilC
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Great food and plenty of it. Service was excellent. Prices very reasonable especially considering quality of food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine's Day was a bit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Valentine's Day was a bit chaotic. Food was as great as usual, but our server was a bit overwhelmed by the evening, I'm afraid.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is very good - went on
    KathyVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Food is very good - went on Valentines day so it was very noisy and I felt a little rushed but I think it was just because it was a holiday.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The staff was really nice,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    The staff was really nice, however the restaurant was loud with only a few people in it. They brought us the wrong drinks and room had a funky smell to it. Not recommend for a V-Day dinner.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic