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Piccola Bussola Ristorante - Mineola

3.8
254 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(516) 294-4620
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Marco Lubrano
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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.
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Private party contact
Tony Lubrano: (888) 351-2387
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Willis Avenue
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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.
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Public transit
LIRR Mineola train station is less than a mile away.
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Entertainment
Please ask about our Comedy nights and our Robert E. Hanson Psychic Reading nights.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 254 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
4.0
food
3.7
service
3.7
ambience
3.9
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was good, service a little slow but that was fine as we wanted to have time to talk.

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We went to celebrate my dad’s and my birthday. Heard good things about this place. While the food wasn’t bad. The service was horrible!!!!! First it took the waiter forever to come over and get our drink order. It wasn’t even busy yet. Then we he comes over he doesn’t even introduce himself, had a bit of an attitude. Then we get the dinner which took forever again. The waiter dissapears , maybe 20 mins. Never came over to ask if everything is ok? Do you need anything else? More Drinks? Then my dad didn’t get his pasta, when I asked the waiter about it, he says “it’s not my fault! It’s busy”!! So that’s when I called over the manager and told him what happened, he offer drinks or desserts on the house. We did take the desserts, but at this point it was too late. My husband also noticed the waiter stayed at others tables longer , maybe regulars .There were 9 of us and obviously he didn’t care about getting a good tip, so he didn’t get one. Being in the culinary business myself, I know how customer service works. While we were leaving the manager didn’t even apologize for the service. We won’t be going back.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Wonderful delicious food and great service

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Very lovely neighborhood gem with great food and lovely attentive service. Don’t miss the Stuffed Mushrooms. Just delicioous

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1.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Valet attendants were very nice and friendly. That is the best thing I can say. Salad was brown and wilted, octopus was burnt or gooey. Main dishes were void of taste. Scallops weren't cooked properly and chicken dish was bad.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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1.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on January 28, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Girls night was a great time

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4.0Dined 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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1.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on October 27, 2017

I had a great time!

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4.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on September 17, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Excellent!!! Will be going back!

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Nice place. Old fashioned Southern Italian food
Reasonably priced

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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,

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2017

After trying I am having my daughters baby shower there

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