La Bussola Restaurant

4.6
581 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
La Bussola has been serving Kelowna since 1974 and is proud to boast the largest wine selection in the Okanagan today. La Bussola is owned and operated by the Coccaro family; Lauretta Coccaro the chef & owner operates the restaurant with her son Luigi Coccaro. The restaurant's menu changes seasonally using local and/or handmade ingredients wherever possible, and includes rotating classic dishes from the original menu from when La Bussola opened 43 years ago.

We warmly welcome you to dine with us in our home at La Bussola!

Safety precautions

Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 581 people are saying
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nab56
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the food my favorite place to go!
Thank you for never being disappointing.
Plus the best lattes in town

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vipkelowna4397
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner just excellent value as usual

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Sparkle17
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic homemade Italian food. Small menu which is sometimes a bit repetitive, but everything is so good, and there are always feature items. They have just a couple of vegetarian options. Prices are getting steep, but it seems to be everywhere these days. A lovely restaurant for a special meal.

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vipGAHI
Calgary
44 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my Dad’s birthday here yesterday and enjoyed an awesome meal. Our waiter was so helpful and patient and the food was outstanding. I hope I can return again soon!!

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VictoriaB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Bussola dining is such a wonderful experience. Not many places these days make the experience of dining an event. Beautiful ambiance, soft music, beautiful table setting, and warm friendly greeting to begin.
Good menu and excellent food.

Thank you La Bussola for being there

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RodneyS
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Few options were not available but understandable given the supply situation happening. Staff was friendly and food was very good. Price value was okay, not terribly expensive for the quality.

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JanMcD
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, flavourful food including appetizer & good portioned entree’s. We left feeling well served and enjoyed the food & wine immensely! One of a kind dining experience!

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Mary
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant restaurant. Food was very well prepared. Staff very helpful.

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SusanM
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely evening. Always a pleasure and memorable.
The dinner was delicious and relaxing.
Thank you.

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CindyK
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic and the salmon is one of the best I have ever had!

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vipSMRU
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best family we owned restaurant!

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allang
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food the best in Kelowna,We will be back

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WilliamJ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This was our first time at this restaurant and we will return. A good place for a relaxing end of week meal or a outing with friends.

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TamaraM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, and atmosphere. Had fresh catch of the day salmon -- best ever melt in your mouth with perfectly crisp yet cooked vegetable side medley. The lasagna was perfect as well -- dense, melt in your mouth experience. Give this class act restaurant a try; you won't be disappointed. In fact, you'll be out of this world glad you did. We gave a 30% tip, which is saying something.

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CorynM
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Amazing food and great service.

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Juice
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the food was fabulous. Somewhat pricey.

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CoreyZ
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time to this restaurant! Very nice ambiance. Food is very good, lots of choices with a few feature dishes presented. The service was a bit disjointed, good but we were waiting for our server lots. Nice wine list, would be nice to view both the wine list dinner menu online beforehand but not the end of the world.

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TrevorP
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic wine selection.

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DANL
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, people and wine - just an enjoyable evening

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vipTigercruiser
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner and the service with Josh us always top notch. We love going there for dinner as the food is always consistently good.

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WIMZ
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

THE FOOD AND SERVICE WAS LIKE ALWAYS OUTSTANDING, IF THERE IS ONE SMALL COMPLAINT IT IS THAT WE HAD TO WAIT A LONG TIME BEFORE OUR ORDERS WERE TAKEN AND AGAIN IT TOOK A WHILE BEFORE WE HAD OUR FOOD SERVED

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BobH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence in both service and food. we were seated immediately on our arrival.

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MikeR
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service. Nice atmosphere. Will be back.

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BeverleyB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was not our first visit to La Bussola. It is truly the best dining experience ever. We were celebrating my husband's birthday and invited friends to join. The service was excellent as was the food. Great advice helping us find the right wine. Have to comment on the music. It was just right, not overpowering and certainly appropriate for dinner conversation. We'll be visiting again soon

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Dont
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal for a special evening. Our first evening using the new vaccine passport. Procedure followed provincial guidelines and we felt very safe in the restaurant. So nice to be able to go out safely again.

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chelsea
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Italian in the valley. Always have the special

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BlakeS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First experience with La Bussola. Had an absolutely amazing meal. Unfortunately they were out of the gnocchi but that means it's excellent. We are planning on returning!

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Immapimpim
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was good except totally overpriced for what I was served

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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vipJOSEPHO
Naples
36 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Menu was a bit limited, but thats probably because of Covid, having said that everyone enjoyed their meal.

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DarioG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary at La Bussola and as always the food and service were fantastic. The best Linguine Pescatore I have had anywhere, including Italy. Everything was perfect

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LeeS
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

nice traditional Italian meal in traditional restaurant decor. service was good and friendly. more selection of wines by the glass would be nice and would have liked a better selection of bubblies . enjoyed ourselves, could talk easily

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BettyD
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, superior Italian cuisine, mature ambiance.

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PamelaN
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small menu but huge taste! Excellent location for celebrations or a lovely night out.

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TammyF
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time dining here and the food was delicious. Wonderful dinner.

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MeghanK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful restaurant for a romantic anniversary meal. Excellent service! Food was amazing and the wine recommendation from the sommelier was perfect. Definitely worth it for a splurge evening out.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as well as service.

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JimB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service was slow, short staff in kitchen I was told. It was cold in the dinning room, they did address it when asked. Food was good but portions small
There are other Italian restaurants that I will frequent before this one

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FelicityH
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, extensive wine menu & good service..

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RayK
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Small menu well done. Dinner included antipasto featuring a good variety of meats and vegetables including pickled anise (very nice). Nicely done veal and special fish of the day (rock fish). Attentive service including manager visuring with every table to ensure all running smoothly.

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La Bussola Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 581 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.