La Bussola Ristorante
When you arrive, a combination of warm brick oven, semolina & raisin fennel breads are at your table. Each dish is prepared to order using the finest ingredients. Signature dishes are Osso Bucco, Veal Chop a la Bussola, Red Snapper Livornese, Chicken Campagnola, & Lobster alla Fra Diavolo. Homemade desserts are luscious Italian cheesecake, Napoleon, & their incredible tiramisu. An exceptional wine list features selections from Italy, California & Chile.
You'll receive a warm welcome from the owners & staff of this well established landmark serving authentic Italian cuisine. The professional wait staff, who has been with the family for many years, know the customers.
Fabulous food. Can’t wait to return
Getting into the restaurant was a challenge. You have to go in through the back door. No one greeted us when we came in. Our waiter was the host & busboy too. The “stuffed fries Zucchini blossoms” were just deep fried zucchini sticks. The marinara sauce was dull. I ordered Sole which was ok but not what I hoped for. The broccoli for the table was over cooked so all the color was boiled out of it. I would not go here again nor will I recommend this restaurant to others. Oh, and the entry way and stairs down to the bathrooms were old and in need of carpet & paint.
Can’t say one way of the other as this place was closed despite showing open and available online. Choosing to close for the 4th is perfectly acceptable; neglecting to notify OpenTable is not. Thanks for the wasted Uber trip!!
The food was execllent and everything was prepared to order. So fresh and the portions were generous. Four of us loved it. Definitely coming back.
Always has been a consistent very good meal!! This Saturday night was again very good
Amazing food and friendly staff! Very accommodating for our business dinner.
We went for dinner on Saturday evening...the evening before Father's
Day. My daughter wanted a special dinner with her dad since she has not been able to come home in a while. The food was great but the service and overall ambience lacked. Upon entering, the waiters were cursing at each while we were waiting to be seated. Once seated our waiter was very nice but he brought all of our food at once. We waited a while for the food and then we had a table filled with our half portions of pasta and our main courses. Water was not replenished frequently and everyone seemed very overwhelmed. They also had run out of two specials by the time we were seated at 8PM. Overall good food but they need work on their service.
We got a last minute nite reservation on a Saturday night. I haven’t been here in many years and thought we would give it a try again. The food was actually very good, but the service was poor. It took quite a while to get our cocktails, and we had to search out a waiter to place our dinner order. When the food finally came, we asked where were the vegetables that were supposed to come with our entree’s . 15 minutes later after we finished our meal, the vegetables arrived. It could have just been an off night, but I don’t plan on going back for quite a while.
Food was good staff friendly. Liked the ambiance. Waiter suggested a great bottle of wine with dinner
Hosts are the nicest and always accommodating Always delicious and the salads are superb...
We were in Glen Cove and not familiar with any of the restaurants, so we let Open Table lead the way. This restaurant came highly recommended and did not disappoint. Classic Italian dishes done very well - the stuffed mushrooms were possibly the best I've had in my entire life! Delicious unique cocktails. Décor walked the line between traditional and modern, and the service was excellent. Prices were good too!
A family favorite for over 30 years. Best fried mozzarella on LI!
We were upset because the restaurant had no whole fish dishes, even though they were on the menu. Waiter told us that the chef fillet all the fish. Why? We went there for the fish dish.
Food was excellent. Service was really not very good. Inattentive, slow, and never came by to see if we needed anything. Took forever for someone to notice that my date had put his credit card in the table to indicate that we’d like the bill.
Hesitatant to try it again. It is a shame because the short ribs and salmon were delicious. Drinks were good also.
We pulled off of the Northern State Parkway based on the OpenTable listing and it was right on the money. The service was great, the food was excellent and the ambience was lovely.
Fantastic!!! We have been going for 30 years and love it.... the food is lately is better then ever, especially the specials and fish. so fresh and delicious and light! GReat host to!! yum
Best food, service was great because it was a Wednesday night and there were only a few tables filled.
Consistent professional service and delicious quality food. A Glen Cove gem!
First time for my husband and I last night. We definitely will be back. It had that homey Italian feel. The food was delicious. Parking and valet make it so easy. Staff so friendly and attentive. Wonderful experience!
Love the food. Service was below standard and very slow. Waited 20 minutes to give coffee order and then another 10 to get two coffees.
Have been there a few times before with Frieda that are frequent users of the restaurant and the service was much better. I guess you have to go with someone that is a friend of the restaurant.
We have been coming here for a number of years...food is always very good..carlo and his staff are always very attentive...
service a little slow. one of the side dishes we ordered was never brought. Coffee served but dessert came much later.
Food was very good,service was slow,sitting near the front of the resturant felt like a ice freezer,very uncomfortable ,had to move our table
Fabulous family legacy of quality food and service
Great food as always!! But the desert was to die for!! Always check out the deserts available! Well done Carlo
Had a birthday celebration for my daughter! Great food and excellent service. Allowed to sit and enjoy evening! Great Job
Terrific restaurant went Valentine’s day. Great ambiance, wonderful service and excellent food. Highly recommend.
Oldie but still very good dining experience Good food has always been served!! Glad we thought to go back and visit
Not as good as it used to be. Service was slow on a busy Saturday night. Cocktails came out late & wrong!
Service never a question here the food is always fabulous. Carlos and his team ate always up to the task and we will be back again soon!
Cozy and comfortable with a great menu. Food was excellent, staff was friendly and professional. Look forward to going back!
Good old world Italian cuisine. We went during Restaurant Week, and found the portions were large and choices vast. The regular menu offers anything and everything you could ask for. The only drawback would be the place could use a face lift. The bathrooms need to be freshened, and the walls in the main dining room need a redo.
We are from out of town and stopping here for dinner. The food was wonderful and the type of authentic food your grandmother cooked if you are Italian. Service was great and I would recommend to anyone. Their biscotti were amazing. I asked for the recipe and hope they share!
Convivial Place - authentic Italian - really nice waiters, huge portions but on Saturday with 7 PM reservations four out of six of us ordered a dish - Osso Bucco - that they only had one portion of left? It is a house specialty. That said we love the place and will return.
La Bussola is an old friend. I have been coming for good food for many years. Of course,since moving to Florida,not as often as I would like. What we come to expect,good veal,a crunchy piece of Italian bread a good glass of house red becomes way more appreciated when you live in Florida where the standards for the basics are not as high.
Superior quality food and service. The filet mignon was outstanding.
Fabulous! Best on li
Always a great meal, and fabulous service!! Armando was our waiter, and he is always
Went for an early seating with the family for Thanksgiving, given that everyone had plans elsewhere later in the evening. The food and service were spectacular. Simply could not have been more pleased.
From start to finish, the food and service was amazing. Growing up in Glen Cove, I was there many years ago because it was a staple in downtown. Having not lived there for quite some time, it was a pleasant surprise to come back (on a friend’s recommendation) only to experience that it is as good, if not better than I remember.