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
29 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (15)neighborhood gem (14)good for groups (12)fit for foodies (8)romantic (6)notable wine list (3)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food was soo fresh and amazing. Our server Victor was great. He came by our table at least five times to make sure every thing was OK.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • barbnabe
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I felt we should have been told there was a wedding party at the same time as my birthday celebration. We were put into the corner, and our own celebration was diminished.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eatoutVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Nothing came as ordered. We asked the waiter for pasta light on the sauce and received heavy on the sauce and mushy. When asked if the shrimp oreganta was the large shrimp he assured us it was. The shrimp were tiny! Very disappointing dinner.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AngeloVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We have been regulars for many years. Food is consistently good. A favorite for our family.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Relaxing Evening
    foody
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Very efficient service. Friendly and courteous staff. Food portion were a nice size.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    eatoutalot
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We have been to this restaurant before and liked it. They were having anniversary pricing back to 1993 when they opened on Tuesday's in November. The food was plenty and service was good. Seafood Fra di avalo was outstanding as was the stuffed eggplant appy. Prices were great except they asked if we wanted spaghetti with our seafood, said yes and was charged $8.00 additional. Other than that we were happy.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Steve
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    It is unfortunate that they only have 5 stars for outstanding - I would have given 6 stars for food and service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Disappointing
    StephenM
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My girlfriend chose this restaurant for her birthday dinner based on the favorable reviews. We started with the fried calamari which was tough and chewy. A special was a pork chop stuffed with broccoli rabe, prosciutto and mozzarella. It should have read, "stuffed with 98% broccoli rabe with a hint of prosciutto and a strand of mozzarella." In addition, it was overcooked and dry. The potato croquettes, however, were excellent. Our waiter, Galileo, was superb. He was attentive without being overbearing. Food was served promptly, wine glasses were replenished and he was apologetic regarding the quality of the meal. They did take the calamari off our bill and the manager offered us a dessert or drink which was was a nice gesture.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never a disappointment!!
    patricia1choiceVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This is one of our favorites We can count on good food @ friendly professional service. Our waiter "victor " went above & beyond toKe sure we thoroughly enjoyed our time. In the area... Don't miss this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant dinner
    Ellen428
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We were a group of eight and we're hoping to have a pleasant dinner with lots of conversation and we found just that. The restaurant honored our reservation, our server was extremely helpful, assisted us in ordering exactly right.we enjoyed a delicious dinner and had plenty of good conversation. We were very comfortable and will definitely return for such an evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Piccola bussola
    Carmines
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Great restaurant. Good food. Always on there game.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 206 reviews are from the Piccola Bussola Ristorante - Huntington reviews archive.
  • neighborhood gem
    ctobyw
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Great local restaurant family style for family and friends..
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • enjoyable father's day
    ctobyw
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    our family enjoyed spending Father's Day at this restaurant..The food was great...We would recommend it......
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful dining experience!
    patricia1choiceVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This restaurant is always consistently good. We are NEVER disappointed..the food is well prepared & plentiful. The service is always attentive. It's great for a couple; family or special occasion. Don't miss it!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second Timer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    This was our second visit to this restaurant as we do not live in the area. If we did live nearby we would be regulars. Everything about this restaurant is excellent. Our only complaint about this visit was the service was not as attentive as it should have been considering it was a weeknight and they were not that busy. Food was excellent. The roast beet salad was great and the Osso Bucco very flavorful and tender. Be sure to order half portions for two people to share as there is more than enough. Had desserts on our first visit and they were excellent but I do not remember what we ordered.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • barry
    barrygVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Eat here often. Service was great today. Not always. Food is always good. Only problem need to buy family style . They offer single plates but not worth it. They charge too much for single portion
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place Great people
    PNJH
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Food is outrageously good, we probably will be dining on a more regular basis. The entire staff extremely nice people!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, reasonably priced!
    CMS11756
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Our party of 6 enjoyed our dinner entirely and the wait staff was great, very attentive. No one rushed us and we will be going back again as we all agreed that we were completely satisfied. Food was excellent!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family night
    SuzieqVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Because they serve family style, it is a great place to go with a big group. Food never disappoints. Service good and new renovation of the dining room is very nice. We really enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The food is always great the owner is always very friendly
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it!
    PNJH
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    What more can u say . Food is excellant service is impeccable !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We have been to this restaurant a couple of times before and have always enjoyed ourselves. Unfortunately, we were disappointed this time. The food was not as good, kind of bland tasting and the service was fair. We waited along time in between courses without being checked on and when our entrees did come it seems as if it was an effort to serve them.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Well we tried
    AllAboutFo0d
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    First time to this restaurant. Looked nice upon walking in, but Friday night at dinner time and the place was empty. That was the first clue. Service was excellent because there was more wait staff then customers. The food was terrible. The pene ala vodka tasted like Mac and cheese, and the rigatoni bolognese tasted like jar sauce with chopped meat added. Will not be trying this place again.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent meal
    Jeff
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This was my first time here. The food was excellent. The portions are large and family style. I highly reccmmend it
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food n service
    foodie
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Nice ambiance. Food was outstanding. Very warm reception. Great service.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish!
    yummyVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    This is a great place. Food is terrific. The staff really knows what is going on. They are very accommodating. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good service and good
    Teri
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Very good service and good food. I have brought friends and family and always very satisfied Would recommend
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have been here many times
    Arcap
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We have been here many times and I am happy to say have never been disappointed. Food is always good, service is good and cost is reasonable. Perfect place to come and feel at home. John and his team continue to do a great job!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    mom27
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The food is always great. Service too. Can always count on a great meal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner for 3
    Cazzie
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Waiter inattentive after taking drink and then food order. Did not serve food to each inour party of three. This was something always done on our previous visits. Served others at the next table. Could not. Get waiters attention to get check at the end of the meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italian Family Style
    mikewalsh1
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Would recommend to a group of 4 or more since the portion sizes are huge. Food was great. The veal was tender and not stringy. The Fra Diavolo sauce had a nice kick to it. The seafood was fresh. The baked clams were tasty and I was able to dunk my bread into the baked clams juice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Satisfied
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We were a party of 5 the menu was substantial we had salad, pasta and two meat courses and were full at the end. Service was great and the price was reasonable. We did not leave hungry
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Relaxing Valentines Day dinner.
    Goodeats
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The service was great, always one step ahead. Food was very good and family style works nicely for groups. Great value!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the BEST Italian Restaurants
    whereweatethisweek
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    One of the BEST Italian Restaurants on Long Island, the food is always hot, fresh and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have been going her for
    Taurus
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We have been going her for years....Food is always great....Service is the best....
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a yummy.....
    CampbellVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    yummy restaurant! Perfect for kids! Perfect for bigger group and incredible food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorite places to go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    We love going here, you have to be very hungry to go because its very large plates. But the wine list is amazing. Its family style dinner plates, make sure you like what your partner order. Its a must go place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was delicious. Service
    Karen
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Food was delicious. Service was very professional. Wonderful that you can get half orders of anything on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Syossetfoodie
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    We were here a year ago and loved the food. This time food was bland. Last time, the place was packed. This time it was empty. Not sure if they changed chefs or if it was just a bad night but judging by the lack of crowd, seems like things not as good as they used to be. Staff was very pleasant and helpful.
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  • Consistent and delicious
    heartpeg
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    Have been eating at this restaurant for 20 years and it is always consistent. Great food and wonderful service. They wouldn't still be in business in Huntington unless they had great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic