Piccola Bussola Ristorante - Huntington

4.5
524 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Italian
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(631) 692-6300
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Marco Lubrano
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Round Swamp Road
icon/ic_gift_cardCreated with Sketch.
Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 524 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

We love everything about Piccola Bussola. The food is always excellent and service is unsurpassed

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Delicious food as always and service was good as well

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Love eating here and enjoying with friends.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

I took my parents for their special 60th anniversary & cannot really day we had any issues until the waiter had my Dads dinner incorrect. We had to then wait for him to serve him his correct choice which took a few minutes. He was a very nice guy & we don’t like to make any problems. We also ordered a dessert & coffees & the dessert was served way in advance to the coffees. Our waiter may have just had a bad night.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Good food and very nice service. I like that you have the option of ordering individually or family style. Eggplant balls are delicious.

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Poor service

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Large group, we have been having our end of year dinner meeting here for the past 10 years! Delicious food, terrific service, we were not rushed.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

It is our favorite restaurant. The staff is always so friendly and the food is delicious.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Piccola is one of our favorites. Always consistent. We can hear our conversations and enjoy dinner and friends at the same time.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

After eating here a few times, I found the food to be very good. The preparation is consistently under-salted. I am not sure if this is a tactic to 'bring out the flavors of the ingredients' but it is perhaps the only negative about the food. We made a reservation, but upon arrival were given an option to either sit at a comfortable table that was going to be needed little more than an hour after we were seated (rush) or at a table closest to the space where you enter the dinning room. We chose to dine, rather than rush. My wife and friends enjoyed ourselves, not caring about the location of the table, and it was a wonderful evening. Please eat the veal. Any Italian restaurant should be measured on their veal, and this one just needs to salt theirs a bit more. Delicious, and plenty of it.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Always great service and delicious food, John the manager is very friendly and accommodating, Henry is an outstanding waiter

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Very good food..excellent service..good size portions...good value for the money!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Always the best service and great food

Our favorite restaurant

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

For the price, the food could have been better, plus we seemed to be rushed.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

The entire evening was wonderful! From the service to the food everything was excellent!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The food is always delicious and doesn’t disappoint. Live the Caesar salad, Chicken Parmigiana and both Shrimp parmigiana and shrimp oreganata.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Busy but reservation was kept on time. Great value for food.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The food is served family style and the portions are always very generous. The staff is wonderful and the food is excellent.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Delicious food served by friendly and professional waiters.

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I have been here a few times before and the place was fine, I took my family for mother’s day and I was appalled at the horrible service now I will never be back

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Another great dining experience. Celebrated Mother's Day with family. Great food, service and atmosphere. Never disappoints

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Delicious family style Italian food and great service, but outdated decor and smelly carpet desperately need changed.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We were looking for a place for mother's day and I came across this place. We were lucky enough that they had a reservation last minute. Place felt a little cramped and the low ceilings made it feel like you were underground a bit. Waiter was very good and food was delicious. People were very friendly. Just wish the place felt more airy and that they didn't have tables so close together.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

All good. Service and food were excellent

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Family style dining - server was exceptional, very helpful with ordering and just the right balance of attentive without hovering. Food was very good, menu extensive, something for everyone. We were a party of 7, great table in separate area off the main dining room of the restaurant, perfect! Our first time and we will be back.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We celebrated Mother's Day the night before Mother's Day and had a great meal. The staff was attentive and the food was very good. Every table was filled so there was a high noise level. Happily we had a table in the alcove so we were able to hear each other and did not hear other conversations too loudly.

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The staff brought the items for another table to us and when told about it returned with the right food but it was cold. They had no idea what was happening nor did the manager care.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We went to this restaurant last Saturday night for a 7:00 reservation. We were showed to our table at that time. It took an hour to get our food after ordering. There were many large parties as we were. And it was Mothers Day weekend also. When all of the food came out some of our food was cold. The food that was warm was very good I must say. I will go back but not on a Saturday night!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Delicious Italian food, had been here before for a party. Reservation was 5pm, Saturday before Mother's Day. Not busy at time we arrived. Not pleased to be seated at a round table with 10 people that was elbow to elbow seating. And 3 at our table were children under the age of 10 , very tight seating. Overall, excellent food, enjoyable meal, family style great especially for appetizers. Would return but seating would need to be more spacious.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Consistently outstanding food and service

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Just nothing special and not sure what the pungent odor was but I would guess either the carpeting or the bathroom proximity to dining area was the cause. Food just Ok feel like other family style Italian places are much better. Won’t be back

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Perfectly prepared food with consistent attentive service

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Nice place but was not a fan of the food - way too salty & over spiced in general. Would not go back. Staff was really friendly & nice !!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Perfectly prepared food and wonderful attentive service

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Excellent meal. Server recommended entrees and they were great. Good service a s ambiance.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

My husband and I went for LI Restaurant Week. Menu had nice choices and food and service was very good. My husband had a beer and I had an unsweetened iced tea. Later in the meal I had a second glass of tea and they charged me for both. That bothers me, costs them cents and makes me feel like I am being nickeled and dimed to death. Maybe they charge 5.00 for 2 iced teas because we weren't regulars, but we live nearby and went to see what it was like. Based on the food and service we would go back again but based on the iced tea I wouldn't. I never go back to places that charge me for a second refill of soda or ice tea, makes them feel really cheap to me.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Great waitstaff

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

This Restaurant always has good food in a pleasant happy environment..

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Superb as always!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Food is always excellent as is the service. We enjoy their menu from top to bottom, and always enjoy the cinnamon biscotti with cannoli cream dessert.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
14

Tweets by Piccola Bussola Ristorante - Huntington