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About Piccola Bussola Ristorante - Mineola

After years of pleasing diners with huge portions of delicious home style food, Piccola Bussola opened its second location. At the entrance is a large inviting bar which leads into the main dining room. To the right is a more intimate dining room and for all your celebrations, we have a large party room. The Lubrano family, who have been in the restaurant business on Long Island for more than 25 years, greet customers with warmth and gracious hospitality.

Dishes at this "family style" restaurant are made of fine, high quality ingredients. The menu is made up of a wide variety of pasta, meat, chicken and seafood dishes. Wines are reasonably priced with many selections available by the glass. Homemade desserts include an outstanding pear tart and superb tiramisu. Service is friendly and efficient.

The Lubrano family - Pasquale and Raffaela and their sons Tony, John, Carlo and Marco welcome you to enjoy their wholesome cooking at all of their fine restaurants.

159 Jericho Turnpike
Mineola, NY 11501
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 2:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Willis Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(516) 294-4620

Website:
http://piccolabussolarestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Please ask about our Comedy nights and our Robert E. Hanson Psychic Reading nights.

Catering:
We offer everything from simple take-out to catering on any scale, backyard parties to formal affairs. Let us take care of your next party.

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available Monday - Friday after 5pm and Saturday and Sunday in the afternoon and evening. Street and municipal lot parking is available.

Public Transit:
LIRR Mineola train station is less than a mile away.

Executive Chef:
Marco Lubrano

Private Party Facilities:
We cater for all sizes and occasions. From family parties to business seminars, we have private and semi-private rooms available for up to 180 guests. AV equipment including projector, screen, and microphone are available for photo montages or presentations. We are here to accommodate your needs.

Private Party Contact:
Tony Lubrano: (888) 351-2387

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Piccola Bussola Ristorante - Mineola Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

service

3.9

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3.8

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (5)
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Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Vegan (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was very tasty; decor leaves much to be desired; we waited an exceptionally long time for our order to be taken and our food to arrive; specials were overpriced

Tags: Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Very good food. Very good service. Very friendly wait staff and employees. Would recommend to anyone.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

My entire party was disappointed with this restaurant. It may be that it was restaurant week so they didn’t care to impress or provide good food and service but everything we tried was from mediocre to bad. I went here thinking it was similar to the Piccolo restaurant on old country road in Westbury but I was wrong. I would not recommend this to anyone. We were placed in a dingy back room that left a lot to desire for. Overall bad experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was excellent but service was abysmal. Felt like we were abandoned.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Girls night was a great time

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

well done for an impossibly busy night all the food was done with care and taste and service was well balanced Gary.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Went there for restaurant week looking to plan an event price was right for the affair I was looking for. decided to taste the food had veal parmigiana which was at best very soggy the breading came off wasn’t crispy the bread basket tasted stale the salad over dressed was thinking my guest would probably opt for this meal. Was very disappointed. I’ve eaten at the other piccolo not sure if affiliated but food was far better. The restaurant wasn’t crowded yet so I can’t say it was busy

The best about this experience was Thomas he was delightful knowledgeable provided us with the information I needed. Unfortunately this will not be my venue

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE AS ALWAYS SAT DOWN RIGHT AWAY AND FOOD WAS BROUGHT OUT PROMPTLY

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Excellennt tasty food and large portions! Authentic Italian food. The grilled octopus was outstanding!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Late lunch for a large family group. Wait staff was helpful and friendly and although we did not mention a birthday directly to them, they picked up on the fact that that was what we were celebrating and treated our birthday girl to all the special trimmings. We stayed well after our meal was finished, but no one tried to hurry us out or push the check on us. We appreciated being able to relax and take our time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I love this restaurant and have been coming here for years. Everyone I bring has loved it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Business Meals, Healthy, Cozy, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We have enjoyed this restaurant over the years. It is a great place to invite friends as the food is excellent and consistently good. The service is excellent, waiters are very attentive. Actually, it is our favorite restaurant!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We were visiting from the west coast. We wanted great southern Italian food. We were so happy we found this restaurant. Excellent food and excellent service. We will be back our next east coast trip.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The best Italian restaurant in Nassau County! Food and service are superb!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Vegan, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I had a great time!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a large group but the dining room is spacious and well suited for large groups (we were across from a group of about 20, and next to another group of about 10. The food was delicious... the stuffed mushrooms were outrageously good! Everyone was happy with their meals - good solid Italian food!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was very good. Portions are huge!. Small means a normal, good size portion. FS means family size (not full size). The FS portions can feed 2 - 3. We had Veal Marsala, Chicken Parmigiana, Chicken Bruschetta and Seafood Risotto. All in the small (individual) size. We took home at least another meal of two of the entrees. We started with Calamari which was well fried, not greasy, but needed salt. We were too full for dessert.

Valet parking made it easy as the restaurant is on a busy street.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

From the moment we walked disappointment filled the air. This is NOT affiliated with La Bussola In Glen cove.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food here is great. The service is a little slow but, the staff is excellent.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Excellent!!! Will be going back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Food was beyond excellent. Service OK too- Monday night we were the only people there. Apps, Salad, Dinner, Wine - 13 people - could not even finish what we ordered. No room for desert either. Not one dish was less than amazing. We ordered everything. Bill came and I could not believe it $670 with a nice tip for 13 people - $50 PP total - cant beat it especially for a business dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Nice place. Old fashioned Southern Italian food
Reasonably priced

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

We enjoyed the lunch very much...very attentive staff and quick too! You have a sense that everyone is well trained no on top of things.....the pasta sampler was the best!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We had a veal chop and a pork chop and both were great. The ravioli was not good. The Caesar salad was delicious. One dish did not go through with the rest of the order so the owner sent desert. The fish was a delicious oreganoto halibut.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Always a pleasure and never disappointing. Staff is very attentive and caring.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Have been going to this restaurant for so many years. Always good!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

I have always loved the food, and that is why I return. This time it was very obvious, it needs a face lift. Room is old looking and has an odor. The bathroom was a mess. Not gonna visit again. Order to go. So you don't have to go. Sorry, love the food. Fix the place up

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Our neighbor go to place, we love the food at Piccolo. Wait staff is friendly.

Tags: Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

The food was excellent, service very good. The only thing I would suggest at this time is to update the decor & the bathroom.... looks very outdated & dingy.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Food is great, staff is friendly , our go to place

Tags: Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

always a terrific meal. Baked clams and Shrimp parmigiana over linguine with some Chianti.
NY red sauce Italian comfort food at its best,

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great red sauce Italian food. Informal but with white table cloths. Portions come in individual or large sizes for sharing. I have never had a bad meal here.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

I would highly recommend Piccola Bussola in Mineola. The food was plentiful and delicious. The staff was friendly and attentive.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

After trying I am having my daughters baby shower there

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

a great old style italian restaurant. the portions were huge and we had the small plates! my red snapper was perfectly cooked as was my wife's dish. our waiter was great answering all our questions, he made the meal more enjoyable. the stoli elite, my favorite, was perfectly served! we'll definitely return

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Had gone for restaurant week and loved the food, so went back , very disappointing experience. Food was average , had the salad special, nothing to rave about then veal, which was tender but only 2 small pieces, I am not a big eater but it was not what I consider a regular portion. Not worth making a special trip

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Good food. Nice selection. Friendly staff but slow when a lot of people are dinning there.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Authentic Italian cuisine. Excellent service. A smile greets us before any words are spoken. Wonderful experience. Would return again and recommend to all who desire a splendid dining experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Excellent - service was great, food delicious, and the tomatoe sauce was top shelf. Try the red pepper calamari, just hit enough without ruining your taste buds.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Enjoyed it very much but service extremely slow and waiter did not come to check on us or let us know reason for it taking so long

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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