La Bussola Ristorante

4.7
440 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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4.6
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4.5
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JudithL
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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.

JR
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

LG
vipLeighsaG
New York Area
33 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

JR
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!

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

The food and service were spot on!

OT
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!!

BR
vipBernieR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BC
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.

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

Outstanding as always since 1979 or whenever they opened!

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

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

LC
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!

SK
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
22 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

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

It was a great night!!!

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

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

OT
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.

OT
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SD
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.

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

Still the best restaurant in town!!

LT
LindaT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice , relaxed dinner ! We were able to have a drink and take our time before our salad came . Did not rush us with our entree either . Had dessert and coffee wish was delicious. All in all we were there almost 3 hours and enjoyed the experience of not being rushed out . Can’t wait to come back !

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and ambiance. Highly recommended, will be going back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such great service. The owners are typically on the floor chatting with their diners. They know people by name.

MS
MarcS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We had a reservation for 2 When we got there at my time they had no tables and stuck me at the bar

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ThomasD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I dined here on Tuesday. Armando our waiter was amazing! They have a great price fixe on Tuesdays--great selections! Nice wine list--not crazy expensive. We WILL BE BACK!!

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

Great experience ! Good and service were excellent !

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great time catching up with a friend.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fun night out. 😊

FAQs

La Bussola Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 440 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.