La Bussola Ristorante

4.7
443 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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vipTonyMichaels23
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our all-time favorite restaurants. Everything including the menu, the specials, the wine list, the service and the ambience are all first rate.

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vipLeighsaG
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great menu, excellent selection. Food is always good and the serviceis friendly, attentive & above par.

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FoodieChef
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were a group of five, getting to know each other. They gave us plenty of time - did not rush us. The manager stopped at the table and answered our questions about the dishes and ingredients. Food was great - fresh and well prepared

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vipurbanphil
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was spotty. It took a long time to take our drink order. Then the wrong appetizer came out . Food was good. It was very crowded then when crowd subsided service got better

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
37 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old school Italian that never fails to Please. Real classic Italian restaurants are a dying breed. There is a reason why this wonderful restaurant has survived for 42 years! Highly recommend.

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vipDollyA
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took a chance to get a quick early dinner without reservations and they couldn’t have been nicer. They gave us a beautiful table and treated us like family, the food was delicious and perfectly cooked. The service was amazing and they just couldn’t have been nicer to us. We just loved every bit of our experience there! Thanks again.

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nycfoodie
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ate outdoors on a concert nite - nice meal, great experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love la bussola. Very consistent. Carlo is the best.

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JudithL
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice menu, a good selection on the specials. Not many substitutions offered. We shared a buratta and tomato appetizer and it was delicious. we both ordered Branzino, whole fish that was out of this world. For dessert, coffee and a shared tartufo. The tartufo was also wonderful. It had strawberry and pistachio ice cream covered in dark chocolate.
I am looking forward to dining there again.

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vipJillR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

AMAZING! halibut over zucchini noodles. I loved it !! So fresh , perfectly cooked and very large portion

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vipLeighsaG
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & over the top attentive service. The menu is great, so many great choices & all of them delicious. Best eggplant meatballs. Whole Bronzino was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fun night, thanks for having us!! 😁

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AnthonyT
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, great food.
Carlo is a gentleman and we’ll definitely be back

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JohnR
Greensboro
18 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb, as usual! Excellent Italian food and service!

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StacyM
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been coming here for over 40 years. Food is consistently fabulous! Carlo, David, Armando and the entire staff are always attentive and amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were spot on!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. Never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely Experience!! The owner and his son were very polite, sweet and helpful. I am a wheelchair bound individual and they went above and beyond to make everything was comfortable and accessible for me during my experience. I am very appreciate and will definitely go back for more!!

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BernieR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to dine
Food Service & Staff are wonderful & a pleasure

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BernadetteC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to dine. The food is always delicious. Went recently with our cousins and they really enjoyed their dinner.

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vipRobNYC
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always since 1979 or whenever they opened!

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vipDebraG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, good service a definite must go. Always a pleasure.

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LouisaC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations for Mother’s Day brunch. Food and service are always great! Will definitely be going back.

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vipcityfoodies
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We hadn’t been to this restaurant for quite a while and we were welcomed
by the staff and were given excellent service! We will be back!
The food was very good!

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SteveK146
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with a terrific staff.

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Outtoeat
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

First problem: when I arrived at the restaurant on a Saturday evening, they had no record of the reservation I made on Open Table. Fortunately, the owner was able to find us a table.
The food was excellent.
The service was very slow. Our party of three were in the restaurant for over 2 hours. We had to search for the waiter to get a round of drinks. At one point, I asked the busboy who refilled our water glasses to ask our waiter to come over.
But the food really was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service. Best food in glen cove.

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vipJoseph
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was handled very well. Food was outstanding with our party of 4. We order 4 different meals and everything was completely satisfied. We were seated on time and enjoyed the timing or our meal from drinks to coffee. The wine list was great and realistic.

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Marty
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Made to feel welcome

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great night!!!

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ChristopherA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The food had absolutely no flavor. It was a huge disappointment

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Easter dinner there with family. Great service, great food. Looking forward to returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great night. We both had so much fun. Thanks for having us!! ☺️

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Sharo
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, excellent classic Italian food & service

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DAVIDL
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was outstanding ,service however was lacking appeared to be disorganized.

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vipTonyMichaels23
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our all-time favorite Italian restaurants. Been dining here for more than 25 years.

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DebbieM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, everything was delicious. Very attentive wait staff.

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SamDG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was spectacular. However the particular server that we had was extremely slow. We were there for over three hours because the timing in between food courses was so long.
I would still highly recommend this restaurant even though we had slow service because I have been to this restaurant many many times over the years I never had any issues and the food was always on point!

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Angela
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing! Fresh and delicious everytime. My favorite place to eat. Service is excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best restaurant in town!!

FAQs

La Bussola Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 443 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.