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La Bussola Ristorante

4.7
4.7
503 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to La Bussola Ristorante! Offering age-old tradition and timeless recipes that have been passed down through generations, the restaurant successfully combines cuisine and atmosphere to create a dining experience that won’t soon be forgotten. Quiet and elegant, La Bussola Ristorante is the kind of place that could be your home away from home – smells of spices and homemade cooking fill the air while a friendly and knowledgeable wait staff bends over backwards to cater to your every need. The menu is vast and impressive showcasing traditional specialties as well as modern adaptations. There is something here sure to tempt every palate even the most discriminating of gourmets! No matter what the occasion calls for or your appetite demands, the friendly staff at La Bussola Ristorante promises to make your next dining experience truly unforgettable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 2:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 2:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (516) 671-2100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

What 503 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JU

    JeffreyU

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience always consistent. Highly recommend.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    What a fantastic experience dining at La Bussala last night! Entertainment by a local teacher /singer and her marvelous accompanists, coupled with delicious food and a full house made for an event I will not soon forget. You guys really outdid yourselves! I also appreciated the phone call ahead of time by the maitre d’, who wanted to be sure I’d be ok with my vegan food preference. Thank you for caring! I will most definitely be back.
  3. MG

    MariaG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service ! Would highly recommend
  4. BB

    BreadBasket

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The baked clams and the fried calamari we shared as apps were excellent and everyone enjoyed their meals. Extensive menu. The service was outstanding and the wait staff was very attentive. Ambiance was nice with large outdoor seating available (although we opted to dine inside because of the heat). Would definitely recommend!
  5. l

    laura

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grilled calamari with cherry peppers and grilled whole Branzino was amazing. Service is always top notch and food is consistently fresh and prepared well.
  6. c

    coreyman97

    New York Area

    232 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    232 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful. Delicious well priced food (except the veal chop parm lol) and wine. Never disappointed.
  7. A

    Alwaysagreatmeal

    Oklahoma City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal with wonderful waiter!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place! Great food and staff
  9. ZG

    ZachG

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Other times there w
  10. c

    coreyman97

    New York Area

    233 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    233 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Always delicious. Big portions, good wine and fairly priced for all. Family owned and the dedication shows.
  11. RL

    RyanL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, with a nice cozy ambiance.
  12. JU

    JeffreyU

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top Northern Italian restaurant cuisine in Glen Cove.
  13. ZG

    ZachG

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great service! My new favorite restaurant
  14. PQ

    PatQ

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. The owner- Carlo was a wonderful host! We will be back!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful place- never fails. We feel like family here.
  16. S

    Steve

    New York Area

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always food was excellent..carlo and his staff do a great job..
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dave is the best. Homemade napoleon is the best you will find on Long Island.
  18. RN

    RobNYC

    New York Area

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love La Bussola and the owners / staff and have been going since it opened in 1980. The best.
  19. T

    Teerose

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are new to the area and trying out different places to eat. We loved our overall experience at La Bussola! The owner and staff are all so charming and made us feel so welcomed. The food was delicious - stuffed artichoke is my favorite dish and hard to come by in a restaurant. So of course I ordered it and it was fantastic . My partner had the Berkshire pork chop and it was cooked perfectly. The octopus appetizer was tender and well seasoned. Portions were generous. We will definitely become regulars!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Sons birthday loved all our choices fresh and tasty
  21. s

    stans

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice place. Good food. Mothers price fix seemed more pricey than had I gone when regular menu was in effect. Which by the way there was no mention of a pice fixe on open table or website. Great friendly service. All 3 enjoyed our apps. Only thing less than great was a bland slightly over cooked branzino I ordered. I’d go back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great catching up with a friend from work and have lot of laughs during a glass of wine. 😊
  24. MK

    MelK

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I decided to finally go after hearing so much about La Bussola. The host was very welcoming and seated us immediately. Our waiter was attentive, friendly and knowledgable. The food was delicious. We are definitely making a return trip soon.
  25. RN

    RonN

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Disappointing. The calamari advertised and, as stated on the menu, was to contain peppers. There were none and the calamari was too doughy. The pork chop was over cooked and much too fatty.
  26. S

    Steve

    New York Area

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always food was plentiful and very good
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing everything!
  28. RD

    ReginaD

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    We had Easter dinner at LaBussola. The food,as always, was delicious; however, the service was poor. Would do better having one designated waiter to serve rather than many—we had to request refills of drinks several times before one of the several waiters complied. Service disappointing compared to the Mineola location.
  29. PM

    PeterM

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Easter menu was great and our server set us up with a few apps off the menu which was great! Food was great, server was great - only hiccup was the food was a little slow to come out but I can live with that. We will be back.
  30. ST

    STEPHANIED

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had the prix fixe for Easter and all had the chicken parmigiana. We each picked one appetizer and one dessert - i had the stuffed mushrooms and for dessert, the chocolate mousse cake. The food was good. The wait for service was a bit long. It took quite awhile to get our food. The mushrooms were small. We had to keep asking for bread and we were a group of 5. It’s was ok. Nothing like the great food at Piccolo Bussola on Jericho Tpke. I’m so sorry it burned down. I’m not rushing back to this location. It was ok.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    The restaurant wasn’t busy and they had a full staff but the service was really poor. Also they all had a poor attitude and was very unfriendly. We had a table of 7 people abs they had no follow up. Very poor service and I don’t think this restaurant will remain in business with the current staff. Horrible service
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great place! Food is outstanding!
  33. JS

    JeffS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I have been going to La Bussola most probably, since it opened on a sporadic basis. We started going more often during the Pandemic because we liked their outdoor seating. We’re from the Roslyn area, and being creatures of habit, we tend to frequent local restaurants. Last year, I began to notice that their food always seemed to be better tasting than that at our usual go to restaurants. The other night I felt the our dinner was excetional( salmon, linguine with shrimp ). The service was pleasant, efficient and accommodating. It just keeps getting better! Highly recommend!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Portions were perfect and the atmosphere was awesome. Went to dinner with my wife and had a great experience. Can't wait to go back when the outside dining is open for the summer
  35. JY

    JackY

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good!! great portions and delicious. We'll be back for sure!
  36. ML

    MichaelL

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We found ths restaurant by accident but were happy with our meals. My cousin had a chicken dish and said it was the best he had tasted. All in all it was a good meal and pleasent service. I recommend it.
  37. WC

    WalterC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    food was very good.service was excellent.ambiance was enjoyable
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Great food slow slow service!!
  39. CD

    CathyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were impeccable. La Bussola never disappoints!
  40. B

    Brenda

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our neighborhood favorites! We always have a great experience at La Bussola!

FAQs

La Bussola Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 503 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for La Bussola Ristorante

40 School Street, Glen Cove, NY 11542

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Glen Cove

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 2:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 2:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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