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La Bussola Ristorante, Glen Cove, NY

La Bussola Ristorante

4.7
4.7
636 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to La Bussola Ristorante! Offering age-old tradition and timeless recipes that have been passed down through generations, the restaurant successfully combines cuisine and atmosphere to create a dining experience that won't soon be forgotten. Quiet and elegant, La Bussola Ristorante is the kind of place that could be your home away from home - smells of spices and homemade cooking fill the air while a friendly and knowledgeable wait staff bends over backwards to cater to your every need. The menu is vast and impressive showcasing traditional specialties as well as modern adaptations. There is something here sure to tempt every palate even the most discriminating of gourmets! No matter what the occasion calls for or your appetite demands, the friendly staff at La Bussola Ristorante promises to make your next dining experience truly unforgettable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

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What 636 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Nassau

    Best Value

636 Reviews
  1. michaelt

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service extremely slow Waited almost 2 hours for main course Recognize prices inflated for Mother’s Day, but still poor value for price

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  2. Knowsfood1

    New York City

    128 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    128 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always consistent, La B is better than many well- reputed Italian restaurants in the region.

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  3. PaulS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great all around as usual. Third time eating at La Bussola.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time! Dowop night night- lots of positive energy, service top notch as always. Staff extremely welcoming, pleasant, and always eager to help.

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  5. JillK

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiters were so friendly and accommodating! The food was delicious. Our new favorite place!

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  6. richard

    New York City

    45 reviews

    2.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly ambiance and greeting, but not a lot of actual attention. For instance, we were served nice breads immediately, but the waiter whisked away and before we ask for olive oil. The quality of red wine by the glass was not impressive, btw. Finally, pastas seemed not to be served al dente.

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  7. KathrynR

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You can always be assured of having a great meal at La Bussola in a warm, friendly neighborhood setting. Every dish is consistently delicious and well presented. The staff is attentive and helpful.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Easter dinner, set menu. Greeted at the door by the amiable owner. Although it was busy we received very good service from Brandan. Food was good with large portions. Napoleon for desert was superb. A little pricey but that may be because of Easter. I would recommend and will return.

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  9. BobG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service superior, food delicious (preset menu for holiday), choices great…something for everyone. Definitely recommend.

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  10. williams

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    As usual the food was terrific. Our disappointment was with the service which was more than just a little below what we normally experience. My wife and I thought that our dinners could have been served a bit hotter than as were served. A request for pasta to be included with the meal wasn't served and the waiter had to be remined. A drink not initiated by anyone in our party was served to our table and remained on the table when we left. Conversely, a glass of wine that was requested wasn't served. The wait staff seemed out synch or maybe they were just having a bad night. Unfortunately, these incidents coincided with my 80th birthday celebration and tarnished what should have been a more enjoyable evening which we've come to expect when visiting your restaurant. My wife and I consider what happened as just an off-night. We shall continue to visit your establishment in the future.

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  11. DollyA

    New York City

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is so delicious and the service is absolutely fantastic

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  12. ElizabethK

    New York City

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent food- service great. Highly recommend!

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  13. BeaR

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LaBussola never disappoints. My favorite restaurant.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food with old world charm, service and ambiance. Cat be beat!

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  15. bobc7had

    New York City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and service as always. Tuna was fabulous

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  16. richardw

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La Bussola is a long-time family favorite of ours. Great food, very friendly atmosphere and we always feel very welcome there.

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  17. Anita

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for the first time and had a very nice experience. Our server Brandon was friendly, smiled a lot and attentive. Looking forward to returning and possibly making this restaurant our new "go to" place. Can you get Luxardo cherries for your Manhattans? Hint Hint Thanks again!

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  18. BestIngredients

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time at this well established restaurant was New Year’s Eve… a challenging night for any restaurant. Old timey upscale ambiance, best Caesar salad and tartuffo ever. Also loved the risotto with scallops and the meatball appetizer as well as the stuffed mushrooms. The owner, Carlo, was very accommodating with our party size changing twice in 24 hours- introduced himself and brought us a glass of port after dinner. We loved our evening there and will be going back, for sure.

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  19. vincentl

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice restaurant. Very good food. Ambience is quiet

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  20. Vince

    New York City

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had special guests with us for dinner, and La Bussola did a fantastic job with the food and the service. 3 out of four people switched to the Braised Beef Rib special after initially ordering other dishes, and were very glad they did, as it was outstanding. Dessert of Chocolate mousse cake was also excellent. Highly recommended!!

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  21. Steve

    New York City

    83 reviews

    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We always enjoy dining at la bussola. It was a delicious Christmas eve dinner

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  22. BiagioM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place been there many times for many occasions over the years. Great value, great food great people.

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  23. Patty

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food & service. It was a touch loud but it was Christmas Eve and it was very busy!

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  24. LidiaF

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything was fine…….. thank you …………………………………………………………..

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  25. PeterM

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wasn’t sure what Comedy night would turn out to be, but it was fantastic and fun. Food/service great as usual BUT would have liked to have been able to order from the regular dinner menu. Great time as usual!

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  26. Vince

    New York City

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    La Bussola is our favorite for Italian food. It is always top notch. The staff is friendly, caring, and aim to please. Highly recommended!!

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  27. MichaelD

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly staff. Great menu. Very cozy. Would definitely go back!

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  28. carollv

    New York City

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We enjoyed the chicken parm which they made for us & a pasta dish..very very good. No room for dessert!!

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  29. LawrenceS

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent service/food-a 40 year client of the Lubrano family !

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  30. sharono

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistent delicious food. The Napoleon is to die for!

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  31. BruceC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently excellent food. Service is beyond reproach. Carlo and his staff are among the best. Friendly and attentive but not intrusive.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Been going there for years, food is always good and the price is fair for the quality of the food. Would recommend to others looking for a higher class Italian cuisine.

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  33. LilShortie

    New York City

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night, thanks for having us!! We'll be back soon. ♥️

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  34. AndrewR

    New York City

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely experience from being greeted, to our short stay at the bar (we were early) through dinner Everyone was friendly, and the food was excellent

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  35. LeighsaG

    New York City

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent as always. We were a party of 7 & had almost all of the appetitizers, each one was great. The wait staff was attentive, friendly and professional. La Bussola never disappoints!!

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  36. Richard

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. The owner was such a nice guy. Will be back to support the local business.

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  37. ArtP

    New York City

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our go to places for many years. Always cozy and welcoming with a friendly staff and excellent food and drink.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and service at this Glen Cove stalwart.

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  39. Bobzgrl

    New York City

    74 reviews

    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chicken piccata was excellent as always Service was impeccable. David and staff always professional and pleasant. Carlo always welcoming. We will return soon.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything was absolutely delicious. The service was oerfect!

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FAQs

La Bussola Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 636 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for La Bussola Ristorante

40 School Street, Glen Cove, NY 11542

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Glen Cove
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 2:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 2:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
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