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  3. Distance: 0.92mi
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  2. Distance: 0.77mi
  3. Distance: 0.92mi
  4. Distance: 0.95mi

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

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:
Enjoy the table side magic of Rick Sherman every Friday night.

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.

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, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Piccola Bussola Ristorante - Mineola Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
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Business Meals (8)
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Authentic (6)
Casual (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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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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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 27, 2017

I had a great time!

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food5
ambience4
service3
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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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food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 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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food4
ambience3
service4
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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

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food2
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service1

 
 (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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food5
ambience5
service4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Excellent!!! Will be going back!

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food5
ambience5
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·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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food5
ambience4
service4
value5

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

Nice place. Old fashioned Southern Italian food
Reasonably priced

Tags: Authentic
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food4
ambience3
service3
value4

 
·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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food5
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (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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food4
ambience3
service4
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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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food5
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·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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food5
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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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food4
ambience1
service5
value3

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 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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food5
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service5
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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
1 person found this review helpful.
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food5
ambience2
service5
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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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food5
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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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food4
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service4
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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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food5
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service4
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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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food5
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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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food5
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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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food5
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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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food2
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service3
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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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food5
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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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food5
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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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food4
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service2
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Very friendly atmosphere. Great food. Always nice to go there.

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

Food was awful. Burnt meat sauce. Waterlogged shrimp marinara. Very disappointing all around. What happened? Wish I could ask for a refund!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Delicious food as always . We are never disappointed. The prices are reasonable and the staff is very knowledgeable,

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Delicious Italian staple in the neighborhood for years. I'm so full! Get the biscotti with cannoli cream it won't disappoint!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

very good all around dining experience. Fine food not noisy and friendly people.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Food was great. Service was terrible. Not enough staff. Restaurant was full, wait staff I believe not enough waiters for the whole restaurant

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Food was good but service was very slow; couldn't even get water refilled.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Tried Piccola Bussola Ristorante as part of the winter Restaurant week with friends. Food was average, service was average and the dining room was very loud. Was an average night but not worth the 30 minute drive

Tags: Bar Seating
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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2017

I was there for restaurant week on Friday night & since there was a comedy show later was seated in the other room. Wasn't that impressed at all.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Good Food, Good Service = Good Time! Large Portions. Appetizers could be a meal for some.
Arugula salad was exceptional as were the calamari. Veal sorrentino was delicious, veal milenase was a little dry, but still tasty. Desserts were very good.
Authentic Italian food..come hungry!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Every aspect of the dining experience was nice and calm

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Appertiser / calamari: large portion & delicious

Dinner / chicken parmesan: large portion & delicious - just could of used a small side of pasta

Desert / cannoli: 2 - right size & delicious

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Our waiter was great! Had a very nice personality.
That's the waiter who we paid our check to. We always love to come to the Mineola. The food as always, was outstanding. The Tarimusi, the best.

Tags: Tapas, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Decent family style Italian though the service left a lot to be desired as they put in for the wrong dishes and the waiter left half way through our meal without saying anything.

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