La Bussola Restaurant

4.7
594 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
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DavidM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The last great old school dining experience in Kelowna. Do yourself a favour and have a slow dinner. Turn off your phone. In fact, leave your phone at coat check. Eat 3 or 4 courses. Order some incredible wines from their expansive list, full of lots of great back vintages and some off-beat European varietals.

Enjoy the ridiculously attentive yet unobtrusive service. Your water glass will always be full. You will never be interrupted mid-bite. The servers and Mike the somm know exactly what they are doing.

Oh yeah, Lauretta, she is awesome, het food is authentic and amazing. Get it already.

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vipBillC
Vancouver
79 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food as always

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JasonI
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and will be back for sure. Michael and Cody have that old school charm and demeanor. Felt like kings and queens. Cocktail choices were plentiful and SUPER tasty. Celiac awareness for me was awesome and appreciated. Food was flavorful with a balance of savory and just good ol "mama's taking care of me" home cooking. Will be back 100%

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vipfoodywiney
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Bussila is in our opinion the best restaurant in Kelowna

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

We had a wonderful dinner to celebrate a birthday. The only complaint was that it was VERY cold in the restaurant. Our entire group couldn’t warm up for the entire meal. Everything else was wonderful!

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DeanM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was amazing! Service was slow.

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Chairs were uncomfortable. No lumbar. Tiramisu had no hint of alcohol.
Steak was not very tasted. Had grissol.
No Christmas tree.
Menu was over priced.

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MarkP
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic meal. The food was awesome. Server was very friendly and helpful

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vipSusanM
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent a fabulous evening with friends celebrating the holiday season. As we don’t have any Christmas parties to attend this year, this was our Christmas party.
It was perfect in every way. Thank you to all the staff, you are the best.

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DebraD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dining spot. Service was top of the line. Very professional.
Will definitely go back.

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Ablessedlife
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Unfortunately this was a disappointing evening celebrating our anniversary. The value of the cost of the meal was not there. I ordered the veal masala which was very good, but the serving size was very small and served with a few veggies and no pasta. There wasn’t the option of having pasta on the side either. My husband had the lasagna which was excellent but our server didn’t mention it to us and it’s only because we heard another server at the next table offer it so my husband had to go find our server to ask for it, not impressive! I can’t see us returning. I understand their menu was limited due to availability of supplies because of the recent weather storms but adding a little pasta on the side could have been included and would have gone a long way to keeping us as customers.

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vipDebbieB
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat at La Bussola on a regular basis. The food and service always impeccable!!

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DanJ
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Wonderful service. Thanks for a great date night. Will be back!

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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
46 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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vipSusanM
Vancouver
5 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
Vancouver
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
7 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
23 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!

FAQs

La Bussola Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 594 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.