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About La Bussola Ristorante
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.
Glen Cove, NY 11542
Hours of Operation:
Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 2:00pm - 11:30pm
$31 to $50
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Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wine
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La Bussola Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
Ah, La Bussola - The service was outstanding, having that great quality of attentiveness without being intrusive. Wine list is very moderately priced and offers some good values. The food was excellent, served piping hot ( not having been waiting under a heat lamp) and the portions very very large. All in all, an outstanding neighborhood gem well worth a long trip to get there!
And the prices, i thought, were much lower than i expected - in fact, much better than many of the other restaurants in the area - and i am very frequent restaurant patron, usually 2 - 3 times a week!
We'll be back in a week or so - you should too!
We dined here during LI Restaurant Week. Their Price Fix options were excellent. I looked at their regular menu just to peek and it was filled with great options. We started with chopped baked clams that were awesome and a Ceasar salad that exceeded expectations. It was recommended by our server, I think Brandon was his name.
My girlfriend has the Branzino and I had the veal. Both dishes were fantastic.
The service was excellent, attentive without being intrusive.
We will be back!
First timer and was really looking forward to the meal. The menu is very exciting, and it was hard to choose from so many interesting things. I'll certainly return as most of the food was good, but for the money, some things could have been better. For example, the burrata was the hardest, driest burrata I have ever had, and I've had a lot. The salad had too much dressing and the salmon, a very fresh, good sized piece of fish, was a little too oversauced; I guess I just prefer simpler foods. My partner, however, was very pleased with the scallops and risotto. The service was wonderful and we enjoyed our desserts. Like everything else, you just have to make the right choices!
Our favorite Italian restaurant. Close your eyes and point a finger at the menu; you can't go wrong. We've had most of the items on the menu and all have been great. To single out one or two would be unfair to those unnamed. If this review prompts you to try La Bussola, you will be forever grateful.
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