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La Bussola Ristorante

4.7
4.7
519 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 9 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 519 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. j

    judyd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Love La Bussala! The food is delecious my favorite is the linguine with white clam sauce. The staff is friendly and welcoming.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food5service1ambience1
    The tables were too close together. The restaurant was extremely noisy and the service was extremely slow with the exception of David. The food remains, authentic and delicious, but the atmosphere was not pleasant at all
  3. FF

    FranFromFlushing

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food was good. Service was extremely slow. Waiter was professional. A bit high priced for the experience. Nonetheless, over all it was good. If I were to recommend L Bussola I would be honest about my experience.
  4. BA

    BarbaraA

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice variety of appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts. Never had a bad meal here, everything is delicious. Save room for the tiramisu!
  5. FI

    FITmom

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite place to go, with a group or friends just the two of us. The food is delicious, service is professional and attentive. The owners always make you feel welcome and appreciated.
  6. TH

    TeddyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was phenomenal and so many items I had never seen on an Italian menu before. Host/owner and waiter were incredibly friendly and engaging. I can’t wait to go back!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & service
  8. AP

    ArtP

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love dining here and have for years. Amazing food, great service and catching up with our friends at LaBussola. A long time family favorite!
  9. NS

    NanaS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I was expecting the food to be better considering that this restaurant was rated so highly. The service was very slow and it took close to 2 hours to get our meal even though the restaurant was not full (maybe 2/3 of the tables were taken). We were a large party of ten and were very happy sitting and talking to each other but there were tables that came after us and left before we were even served. Had the food been better, I would overlook that but it was quite disappointing and mediocre and unfortunately it will be a one and done for us.
  10. B

    Bobzgrl

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wonderful servers Highly recommend
  11. DA

    DollyA

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and plentiful and the service is one of the best by far and now with the new floor it’s Super clean and comfortable to have a really delicious meal. Love this place!
  12. JG

    JenG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    It was great as always , the food came out a little slow but I think we were all tired and hungry !
  13. p

    pteache

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful birthday dinner.
  14. SK

    SteveK146

    Charlotte

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Consistently excellent. The food is delicious and served with a smile.
  15. AP

    ArtP

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made a last minute reservation and they were very accommodating. We always have a great time there. Excellent service with delicious food!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best!!! Always delicious! Waiters are outstanding
  17. JU

    JeffreyU

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 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.
  19. MG

    MariaG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service ! Would highly recommend
  20. 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!
  21. 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.
  22. c

    coreyman97

    New York Area

    238 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    238 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

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

    Alwaysagreatmeal

    Oklahoma City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal with wonderful waiter!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place! Great food and staff
  25. ZG

    ZachG

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Other times there w
  26. c

    coreyman97

    New York Area

    238 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    238 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

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

    RyanL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

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

    JeffreyU

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top Northern Italian restaurant cuisine in Glen Cove.
  29. 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
  30. PQ

    PatQ

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful place- never fails. We feel like family here.
  32. 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..
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dave is the best. Homemade napoleon is the best you will find on Long Island.
  34. 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.
  35. 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!
  36. 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
  37. s

    stans

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 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.
  39. LS

    LilShortie

    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. 😊
  40. 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.

FAQs

La Bussola Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 519 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 9 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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