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Piccola Bussola Ristorante - Mineola
Piccola Bussola Ristorante - Mineola

Piccola Bussola Ristorante - Mineola Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://piccolabussolarestaurant.com
  • Phone: (516) 294-4620
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 2:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We offer everything from simple take-out to catering on any scale, backyard parties to formal affairs. Let us take care of your next party.
  • Entertainment: Enjoy the table side magic of Rick Sherman every Friday night.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Willis Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available Monday - Friday after 5pm and Saturday and Sunday in the afternoon and evening. Street and municipal lot parking is available.
A word from Piccola Bussola Ristorante - Mineola
After years of pleasing diners with huge portions of delicious home style food, Piccola Bussola opened its second location. At the entrance is a large inviting bar which leads into the main dining room. To the right is a more intimate dining room and for all your celebrations, we have a large party room. The Lubrano family, who have been in the restaurant business on Long Island for more than 25 years, greet customers with warmth and gracious hospitality.

Dishes at this "family style" restaurant are made of fine, high quality ingredients. The menu is made up of a wide variety of pasta, meat, chicken and seafood dishes. Wines are reasonably priced with many selections available by the glass. Homemade desserts include an outstanding pear tart and superb tiramisu. Service is friendly and efficient.

The Lubrano family - Pasquale and Raffaela and their sons Tony, John, Carlo and Marco welcome you to enjoy their wholesome cooking at all of their fine restaurants.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The caesar salad was fair at best. The veal parmigiana was made of veal pressed together as if had been ground up. I've seen or heard of this dish being prepared in this manner. We had been to this restaurant once before but we will not be returning despite good service. Maybe this explains the restaurant being almost empty at 8:00 on a Friday night"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Went with the family on a Sunday evening and as usual, the food was great. Fried calamari, baked clams, just wonderful. The veal Sorrentino, a family favorite, is always delicious. We also had chicken Parmesan, penne a la vodka, and a linguine with prosciutto. Everything was excellent. The service couldn't be better! Everything is served family style so one entree is more than enough for two. You can also order half portions. It's a great place! The food is consistently good and it's a good value."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Had never been here, made reservation for business lunch. The place was empty which was surprising. The service was excellent (although we were the only ones there) and the food was good, many reliable Italian choices. Perhaps it is busier on the weekends, felt kind of awkward without other diners."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "This was our third visit to this restaurant and it was an enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I'll chalk it up to it being mothers day and being busier than usual but the service this time definitely left something to be desired.we were seated for a full hr before anyone came and took our order it was close to an hr and a half before we received our appetizers and our waiter kept getting switched.after that the courses flowed better. The food was good as usual ...and pricesbare resonable."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Big portions and good food! Been going there for 20 years! Always delicious!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We were 10 adults squashed in corner of a large room, 5 of us staring at a wall, 2 seated against wall. Room not crowded. Drinks were over-priced. Cosmos at $12. Each Food tasty, nice place, easy parking, but I made reservation on-line, was disappointed w the seating assignment. Won't go back. Lots of dining choices in area. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We ate at Piccolo Bussola this past Saturday evening. We haven't eaten there in about a year. It often poses a problem with a large group because of noise. The restaurant was not overly noisy- good spacing between tables. The service was very good and our waiter, attentive. The dishes are served family style and there was plenty to go around. The house salad excellent- not the usual iceberg lettuce and tomato deal. Grilled octopus was one of my all time favorites anywhere, including Greece. We also shared shrimp marinara . There was chicken scaparella, sautéed broccoli. Everyone was satisfied. We tried desserts of course- tartuffo, biscotti and fresh fruit platter. Cappuccino 's first rate as well. Can't wait to return. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "After reading the reviews I decided to make reservations here for my fiances birthday. We went during the week so the restaurant was nice and quiet. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. We had the fried zucchini, it was very good and the marinara sauce had a nice hint of garlic, the buffalo mozzarella with red onion, roasted red pepper and tomato and baked clams-delish For the entrees we had the Penne Ala Vodka with chicken and broccoli, the steak Orregannati with melted mozzarella-Amazing When the owner came over and found out it was my fiances 50th birthday he had the waiter prepare a dessert tray with an assortment of cakes, assorted fruit, cannoli's and fresh whipped cream...Yum I give it five cannoli's :)"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I always thought the best Italian food came from my kitchen at home but....a few years ago I happened upon Piccola and have been so impressed with the food, the atmosphere, the service...did I mention the food? I usually go to the one in Huntington but last visit was to Mineola...and it was great. The best Italian food on the Island."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Homemade ravs were excellent! Great servicereally enjoyed our meal. We had an early reservation & beat the crowd."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant for my mother's birthday dinner based solely on online reviews. I couldn't have been more pleased. Our party of 13 was readily accommodated in a great location and our servers were knowledgeable and friendly. It really seemed like they pulled out all the stops. The food was delicious and there were plenty of options for all different dietary needs. The special ravioli with scallops was absolutely phenomenal. They brought us a complimentary champagne and strawberry toast for our special occasion and aside from being nice, it was the first champagne I've ever enjoyed. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to celebrate an occasion or have a nice dinner date with a loved one or friends!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "With all great restaurants great food with a great menu will always bring you back again and again but couple that with great service and great entertainment you won't want to leave"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Made a reservation for their Romantic Valentine Dinner, it was outstanding from the time we walked in the door until we left a few pounds heavier and pleasantly surprised as was all of the other couples who took advantage out this outstanding meal. Thank you for a memorable evening."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great Southern Italian Food, huge portions, great for families and large groups. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This was our first time at this restaurant and we were all very pleased. The food and service were excellent! We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "I had passed this place many time and finally decided to give it a try. It is larger inside than my wife and I expected, and on Saturday night it was almost filled with happy people. We were immeditaly struck by how many large groups there were, indicating that locals know this to be a place for good food in a fun atmoshere. At first, each dish on the menu seemed overpriced by a few dollars.Ha! It turns out that this is a family styly resto, and you don't get a plate of food, you get a platter. We took home a ton of food! We shared the argula salad, stuffed mushrooms, stuffed artichokes, and Penne Pasquale. All were quite good. We plan on returning -- but this time, we'll bring others!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Traditional family style southern Italian. Portions are meant to be split. Everything was fresh and cooked to order, prices are reasonable and service is attentive. Recommended."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "We're never disappointed when dining at the Piccola Bussalo group. We usually frequent the Huntington restaurant, due to proximity. That being said, Mineola's was just as good as the latter. The shrimp arreganata and veal sorrentino were very good. I did not partake, but my fellow diners enjoyed the seafood salad."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "We go together for my sons Birthday, both born in October and had a fantastic evening. The food was delicious, we loved the calamari fra-diavolo and the veal and chicken dishes we chose. From appetizer to dessert the everything was wonderful."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Everything was simply perfect. We will definitely be going again. "
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Restaurant itself was not crowded but was very noisy due to party in side room. Food was good nobody had any complaints."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "Great for families and groups. Excellent Southern Italain food."
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "As usual no matter when we love Piccola Bussola. We have had many occasions to celebrate at this restaurant - the food and service are top rate. So consistent.. It is at the top of our list when we wish to enjoy earthy Italian cuisine."
    Dined on 7/26/2013
  • "My girlfriend and I went out for dinner on a Saturday. We were quickly greeted and were seated at a table right away. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. The alcoholic beverage selection this restaurant has is large, so there is a drink for everyone. The food was absolutely delicious, however, be prepared because the portions are large. I would certainly come back!"
    Dined on 6/8/2013
  • "Bottom line... Foods was great. I was a bit scared that it wouldn't be since the place was half empty on a Friday night. But realized after receiving the menu it was due to the prices! Yikes! I don't believe i saw Assn entree for less than $26. But in their favor, the portions were HUGE! It was cozy. Quiet. Waiters didn't keep bugging us, but was attentive. Gray dining experience. My girlfriend and I quickly lanes this restaurant "Our place." It's that good. But expect to pay top dollar."
    Dined on 5/31/2013
  • "Great family food! Friendly service - dependable home cooking that is always cooked perfectly!"
    Dined on 5/17/2013
  • "We had a large group but we weren't seated in the main dining room. Instead, we were led to a separate dining area that looks like its for private parties. But the room looked unkempt and the chairs were straight out of a Howard Johnson circa 1980. But besides the decor, it was the service that was most lacking. Our reservation was for 6pm but we weren't brought drinks till 6:30 and we gave our order at 6:45 only after I stopped the waiter to let him know we were ready. The food is really the highlight here. If you're willing to overlook the neglectful service, this is a good place."
    Dined on 5/5/2013
  • "The place was full with many parties. We were happily surprised that the service was so good even with such a crowd. Will definitely go there again"
    Dined on 5/4/2013
  • "It was our first time to this restaurant and we absolutely loved it. It's great for special occasions. Our waiter Carlos was simply fantastic. The food came out perfect just the way we wanted it. Just one word of caution, their servings are huge so make sure you share a dish. And last but not the least, the valet parking does not hurt either. We are definitely going back here again!!!"
    Dined on 4/13/2013
  • "Food was great - really outstanding. The waiter was terrible and should find another place to work. He was talking to other employees, and very uninterested in how his tables were doing."
    Dined on 3/30/2013
  • "We were10 old friends getting together having good food & a fun time."
    Dined on 2/23/2013
  • "The food was outstanding. One dish tasted better than the next. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/22/2013
  • "This was my second time for dinner at the restaurant. The first time was excellent- food, service even though we did not sit in main dining room since they had a private party- we actually sat in their catering hall. The second time we were seated in main dining room- food was very good as usual;however service was poor- we ordered eggplant parmigiana and stuffed eggplant was brought out the server misunderstood. He did not come over once to see if everything was ok, then came dessert - order was taken by a different server- instead of chocolate hazelnut gelato our friends were given mango gelato- our first waiter seemed annoyed at us!"
    Dined on 2/2/2013
  • "Wonderful food excellent service service. Delicious gluten free pasta. Entrees served family style (enough for at least two). Bring friends, take homw leftovers."
    Dined on 2/2/2013
  • "This is my second time in the restaurant. I have not been disappointed yet. Great shrimp and veal dishes. Music by Tom Juliano on Friday nights make the evening perfect! A++++++"
    Dined on 2/1/2013
  • "We went for a late lunch to check out places to host a family special occasion. The food was excellent, best Italian restaurant I've been to. The menu offered a variety of dishes, some not commonly encountered even at other nice Italian restaurants. We reserved a slot that day for our special occasion."
    Dined on 1/12/2013
  • "Awesome food! Great service. Veal was out of this world! Careful not to order too much. It's family style"
    Dined on 12/27/2012
  • "I go to this restaurant every couple of months and I have never been disappointed. The place can get a little loud, so if you're looking for a quiet place for dinner, this isn't the place for you. Their fried calamari are the best I've ever tasted, and their fried mozzarella balls are out if this world!!!"
    Dined on 12/2/2012
  • "The restaurant was enjoyable but we only had one compliant and that was, that it was much too noisey and very hard to hear the conversation at our own table of four. They need to fix the accoustics for noise reduction. My husband is an architect who offers services regarding what can be done with noise reduction issues."
    Dined on 12/1/2012