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About Piccola Bussola Ristorante - Huntington

A trip to Piccola Bussola will remind you of mama's home cooking both in quality & quantity. With oak paneling, stained glass wall sconces, tones of beige, & forest green & cinnamon carpeting that creates a comfortable ambiance. Our handsome bar is a great place to enjoy a drink before you are seated at this popular restaurant.
Chef Felix Girasaki, from Peru, started at La Bussola (our sister restaurant) in 1982. He was trained by owner Pasquale Lubrano, & is now the chef at Piccola Bussola. The wait staff is totally professional, & many of them have been with the restaurant since it opened.
All the selections on the menu are served family style on a platter rather than a plate. Desserts are as large as the entree selections! Our tiramisu is believed by many to be the best on Long Island. Wines are reasonably priced with an excellent house Chianti available.
A steady clientele of devoted regulars, & families that enjoy casual dining, make Piccola Bussola a favorite.

970 W. Jericho Turnpike
Huntington, NY 11743
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 2:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Round Swamp Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(631) 692-6300

Website:
http://www.piccolabussolarestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Marco Lubrano

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Piccola Bussola Ristorante - Huntington Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (23)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
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Authentic (19)
Good for Groups (19)
Casual (18)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Cozy (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Romantic (7)
Business Meals (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Fun (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Meal was good , hadn’t been there in severable years , not as good as I remember it but a good experience overall

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Delicious as always. Wait staff is exceptional as is the food. Great value too.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Comfort Food, Cozy, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Fantastic and attentive waiter and staff. Carole at the bar is always happy. The place is an Italian love fest. Even during roll back Tuesdays. Thanks for the hard work and the love. Brought 3 first timers and they're going back! Enjoy😁🙏😁 ciao...

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It is our favorite restaurant. John is always so nice and the staff also is so nice. The food is always delicious. It is a very welcoming place to dine

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We went Saturday night for my dad's 80th birthday. There were 11 of us and we had a great time. The food was delicious and the service was amazing! Our server was great - he did not rush us one bit, was very friendly and personable, checked on us multiple times during the meal, before the meal...gave us ample time to order. Everyone enjoyed their meals - 4 of us had the seafood risotto and it was delicious!
It was a wonderful night - my dad was so happy (he did not know ahead of time where we were taking him) as he has eaten there before and really enjoyed it. Thank you for making his birthday dinner so special.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always happy when my fiancé and I come here or if we bring Mom and Dad. John and Galileo are amazing at making us feel welcome and comfortable. 20 year Customer right here and many more to come.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was my second visit to this restaurant and I believe it is the best Italian food in town.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Friendly relaxed dining experience. We love the option to do family style. The food is delicious. Well prepared and presented. Excellent value.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Worse fried calamari I ever had. Batter on it was thick and tasteless. We were a party of six. Pastas were over cook and mushy. My husband and I ordered a family style veal dish. Serving was so small we went home hungry. There was no favor to it at all. No one in our party enjoyed their meal. We will not be returning!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The best menu ever offered for Long Island restaurant week. Everything we ordered was excellent. The service was the best.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We have loved Piccolo Busala for many, many years! Their Restaurant week offerings were supurb with many choices and the portion size was their usual large portions. The service was wonderful and unhurried.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Fantastic Italian Restaurant
What a wonderful meal we experienced this evening as part of Long Island Restaurant Week! The menu was full of many wonderful choices. We arrived for our 6 pm reservation for 6 Adults and were promptly seated. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. I had the Fried Calamari Appetizer, The Veal Parmigiana over
Spaghetti Entree and the Tiramisu for Dessert. The portions were plentiful.The food was cooked to perfection.We will definitely be back!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The food is excellent. Italian food is comfort food! We love our waiter Victor and followed him from another restaurant. They also serve my favorite dinner drink, Lillet, which many restaurants don’t serve. Food, alcohol and great service. What more can you want?

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was very good and service was excellent--I would recommend this restaurant

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our group of six women had a wonderful experience here. We all get together once a month and we all agreed that the food was excellent and we would definitely come again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fun, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fine. Good food/ always good

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Had the pleasure dining with friends on Saturday night. Food was amazing and our waiter was outstanding. John L. was a gracious host. Definitely a return to restaurant. Atmosphere made it a great night. Can't wait to go back

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Was a wonderful evening with friends. We arrived early and enjoyed well-made cocktails. Galileo made sure we were well-taken care of throughout the evening (as John L. had a rare night off!), and Freddy provided great service. Food was prepared perfectly. Again, a wonderifle evening!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great Italian dishes is a given, and the fish entree's are fresh a prepared as ordered. Standout is the grilled octopus.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great Italian food.....just like my grandmother made.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Love this restaurant. Food was great, authentic and service was excellent

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

This is an amazing family style Italian restaurant. The staff is courteous and always makes sure your dining experience is enjoyable. The food is consistently delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

My first time with someone who's family dined there for years...food was outstanding, George/Jorge did an excellent job of being attentive without hovering...love the family style concept...we shared a salad, 2 small entrees, dessert and a bottle of wine...portions were perfect...fine dining without spending a fortune...I was visiting LI from Kansas City for a few days, had several nice meals, Piccolo was by far the best considering the quality of food, service and ambiance....can't wait to get back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

WE came mostly for the family recipe of stuffed artichokes that are the best I have ever had.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We ate family style and the food was delicious and plentiful. I will definitely be going back.

Tags: Vegan, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The staff was not attentive we constantly had to ask for a drink refill. They were not keeping an eye on what was going on. The place was freezing. Outside temp was 57 and outside it was pouring. But the service was the main issue not the ac situation.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Great service, great food, nice ambiance Place is terrific

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Great food! Excellent service. Pleasant ambience. Easy to find.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Worst meal we've ever had, starting with the antipasto salad, then the entrees, and finally the worst Italian cheesecake. Service was terrible, as waiter got most wrong!

Tags: People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

This restaurant looks dirty. While we dined we had a fly and a fruit fly flying around our table. It was warm in the restaurant and the waiters were sweating while they were serving us our food. I got sick to my stomach shortly after leaving the restaurant Saturday night and as of today, Monday I still have a stomach ache. The eggplant parm looked like it was made with pre breaded eggplant from Costco and had no taste. The restaurant was quite busy with an over the age of 75 crowd. I will never dine here again.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Friendly staff, good food and plenty of it, worth the drive.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

As always, the service was first rate. The food, however, was not up to its usual high level. The dishes all seemed blander that they normally are. They were, however, good-just not excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

This is always dependable for very good food/wine and service. We go here frequently.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

I have never had a bad meal here. the Meat sause is as good as mine and I really hate to say that.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

The staff was extremely nice, food was excellent. I hosted a business dinner and could not have been happier with the outcome.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Cozy, Business Meals
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·Dined on July 31, 2017

As usual, a nice dinner outing. We were a party of seven. A wide range of entrees and appetizers were enjoyed by all. My sister in law asked for a special preparation of swordfish (blackened) and the chef delivered a nicely done dish. She was ecstatic. We were there Monday, and they have 50% off on wines. NICE VALUE. Special note re Freddy or waiter. His service was prompt, courteous and knowledgeable. Everyone went home well fed and happy !

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The family size portions are terrific for two hungry adults but not overwhelmingly large. The pasta was prepared perfectly - al dente and the chicken francese was delightful.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

I travelled from Scarsdale to visit my father who turned 86 last week. We've dined here before and food and service always top notch. Our party of 5 absolutely enjoyed every dish that was ordered. Plenty to choose from all delicious and plentiful. We look forward to returning soon.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Our favorite restaurant. Food delicious, staff always friendly and just a find

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

As always food was yummy! Always a huge portion, and so much to take home, even the single portions are huge. One of my favorite restaurants

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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