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7:00 PM
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La Bussola Ristorante

4.6
258 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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Genuine Italian charm & classic Italian cuisine is what you can expect at this popular restaurant, a landmark for 25 years. A beautiful wood bar leads you into the main dining room that is divided into two sections. Candlelight & fresh flowers on every table, complete the romantic, sophisticated atmosphere.

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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 2:00pm - 11:30pm
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Phone number
(516) 671-2100
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 258 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMpcflyers1 (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Had a birthday celebration for my daughter! Great food and excellent service. Allowed to sit and enjoy evening! Great Job

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Terrific restaurant went Valentine’s day. Great ambiance, wonderful service and excellent food. Highly recommend.

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vipMpcflyers1 (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Oldie but still very good dining experience Good food has always been served!! Glad we thought to go back and visit

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Jane328 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Not as good as it used to be. Service was slow on a busy Saturday night. Cocktails came out late & wrong!

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rayh (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Cozy and comfortable with a great menu. Food was excellent, staff was friendly and professional. Look forward to going back!

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vipckkeats21 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

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.

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vipVBdiner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

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!

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RosieLou9 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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jesse (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

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