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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (24)
Special Occasion (23)
Good for Groups (19)
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Good for Anniversaries (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Casual (17)
Authentic (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Comfort Food (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Business Meals (10)
Cozy (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Romantic (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Fun (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Service was good the food was just ok

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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Great food! Good service - did not rush you. Very friendly staff. Always enjoyable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was absolutely delicious! Great service too!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Service was slooooow,waiter forgot some of the correct order. Restaurant should stop take out orders and concentrate on the seated guests.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

While the restaurant was very business, and for good reason, my group never felt rushed or ignored. The food was excellent and the owner, John, made a point of greeting not only my group but apparently all the other patrons as well. Truly a very satisfying experience.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always a delicious meal with good service. Our waiter Victor was great!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

our reservation was for 7 people at 7:15, we were not seated until 8:00 p.m. Since is was restaurant week, I'll give it a pass. The management was kind enough to take off our bar bill while we waited. Once inside the food was so delicious. Service could have been a little bit better managed. They ran out of one of the deserts we asked for too. I would give this restaurant another chance only for the fact that the food really was so delicious. It was also priced nicely, not over priced.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We were 2 couples. Each entree was excellent. We are repeat patrons & would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Waiter Henry was excellent....

Started with Baked Clams and Arugula salad

Entrees consisted of Pappardelle Bolognese & Baked Ziti both smalls. Perfect size. Go large if you want lunch for the next day. We also got a side of escarole & beans....slightly under-salted but aside from that food was excellent.

Desserts we got to go because we were stuffed. Italian Cheesecake and Tiramisu....delicious

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The tiramisu and chocolate cake were absolutely delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Good restaurant, overall. Halibut was OK not great. Veal chop was very good, though I would have liked the peppers and onions chopped a little finer. They were huge chunks. Lobster ravioli was underwhelming. Ricotta cheesecake was amazing. Would go back.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Place needs updating

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Always great family style Italian food, served by knowlegeable wait staff. This visit, the only negative was waiting for a table for at least 15 minutes past our reservation time because a large table had to be vacated and the broken down into four smaller tables.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food and service was excellent. Small family owned restaurant, John, the owner greets you and seats you. Food is not greasy. Had the sole and chicken scarp, friend calamari and fried zucchini for appetizer. Pastas are also nice and aldente.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Really good a Italian food. Menu has many choices. Thanks

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Very good food, family style. Good food, wine, and good service.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was a busy New Year's Eve night, yet we were seated promptly and the service was great. The food was delicious. Everyone in our party of 8 was pleased with their meal choice and all would return to eat there again. Thank you!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Love our waiters and all who help to make our expirerence awesome! Love this restaurant !

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We had a lovely family holiday dinner at Piccola Bussola in Huntington. There were nine of us (four generations of mothers and daughters) ranging in age from 88 to 3 and everyone had a wonderful evening. We were greeted warmly, and those who arrive early were made comfortable at the bar to wait for the stragglers. The service was impeccable; our main server was personable, knowledgable of the menu, and very helpful helping us to decide how much food to order for our group. He was spot on with his advice and pacing of our meal. The others who helped our table were excellent as well.
The menu is extensive and our food -- from salad to dessert -- was delicious and clearly made with fresh, quality ingredients.
I would recommend this restaurant for couples as well as larger groups and have already told several other family members to visit. We will definitely be back. Thank you!

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 7, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·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 18, 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 18, 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 17, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 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 3, 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 30, 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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 (New York Area)·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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 (New York Area)·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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Everything is delicious! The Bartender Carol is wonderful and makes the best Margaritas! Service, food, ambiance...everything is wonderful!

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vip
 (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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 (New York Area)·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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