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La Bussola Restaurant

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Italian, Chowder, Organic, Vegetarian, Soups
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Giuseppe Berto street, 1 | Incrocio Capo Vaticano, 89866 Capo Vaticano, Ricadi, Italy
+39 0963 663226
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12:30 pm - 12:30 am
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: What really characterizes us in the kitchen, always genuine, abundant and...
What really characterizes us in the kitchen, always genuine, abundant and juicy, ingredients able to satisfy the most demanding gourmets too. The Hotel Restaurant "La Bussola" can offer banqueting services in keeping with local customs and traditions, for up 500 guests and the hospitality of the staff, as well as the warm atmosphere of the hotel ensure that it is a refreshing and relaxing experience. You can taste a rich and abundant Italian breakfast or of a sweet and salty sideboard with warm croissant, chocolate, milk, coffee, the fruit hardly picked, Calabrian capicollo, local cheese, home-made sweets, cereals, yogurt, various fruit juices, bread butter, jams and so on. For the customers of the hotel, we have 3 comfortable atmospheres with bar, one big hall with pizzeria for the hotel customers. Moreover, we offer for our clients, a big porch on the green, with small tables and comfortable chairs, a pleasant and calm area for who appreciate a glass of good local wine, or a cocktail. It is a good place for tasting an aperitif, long drink, etc., or to taste a good coffee or a "Tartufo of Pizzo" (it is a local ice cream from Pizzo Calabro, near Tropea) after lunch or supper. Every day you can choose from a different menu of fresh fish, Calabrian, national, and international specialties. Particular attention is devoted to the preparation of Pizza cooked in a wood fueled oven. Our guests can view a comprehensive wine list of the best wines of both Calabria and of the rest of Italy. Also, we often organize tastings of Calabrian typical products......"Calabria evening" (once a week), a multi-course feast during which the best regional specialties are served with popular music songs and dances.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Lovely dinner with my family. Soft atmosphere, idyllic weather & temperature conditions. The staff is friendly & attentive, especially Dario, who suggested us their best entrees & an incomparable nectar of the gods. We ate delicious fish starters, spaghetti with fish eggs, Calabrese-style homemade... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely dinner with my family. Soft atmosphere, idyllic weather & temperature conditions. The staff is friendly & attentive, especially Dario, who suggested us their best entrees & an incomparable nectar of the gods. We ate delicious fish starters, spaghetti with fish eggs, Calabrese-style homemade pasta with their spicy sausage, tuna fish cooked to perfection and some yummy desserts (would love... More 

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Stuart, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great food, beautiful views, clean property. The food was a delight. Mostly locally grown, beautifully prepared and a perfect example of local cuisine.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

After a swim at Capo Vaticano we stopped into La Bussola on our way back to Tropea. We just had a delightful dining experience. Alfredo our waiter was molto Sempatico!!! So friendly and attentive. Kids had a ball on the play equipment so we could actually relax and enjoy the surroundings and our meal.... The owners were also extremely welcoming... More 

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america
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I had gone to Italy on a family vacation. I had been recommended to try the La Bussola restaurant. It was bar none the best Italian meal I have ever had. Everything was fresh, home made, local, & absolutely delicious! I had gotten the pizza & it was cooked to perfection! My other family had pasta with seafood and you... More 

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Caldwell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My family and I have vacationed here four years in a row. The restaurant is beautiful and immaculate. The food is out of this world delicious. The service is great and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone! It is a must try and you will be hooked. Everything was nothing but the best.

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Essen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Unweit von Capo Vaticano liegt dieses fantastische Restaurant, welches durch lokal kulinarisches und die typisch, pikante, kalabrische Würznote einen Platz in unserem Herzen gefunden hat. Selbstgemachte Pasta mit einer frei zu wählenden Soße sind eine Besonderheit des Hauses und ebenso schmackhaft. Unser besonderer Dank gilt dem herzlichen Empfang und der exzellenten Bewirtung von Toni und seinem Team. Hier regiert die... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Fantastic restaurant with excellent food and hospitality. We found this by mistake and were very surprised by how lovely it was. The food was great and we went back 4 times as we were bored by our hotel food. Great views of the sea.

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hereford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

La Bussola offers an exceptional range of truly calabrese dishes. The evening we visited there was a wonderful selection of red onion, aubergine and pepper dishes, fresh, locally caught fish, locally sourced grilled meats and a fantastic home made, still warm ricotta! In summer you can immerse yourself in the local culture with live 'Tarantella' folk music to accompany the... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

This is not a pizza restaurant. Hurray!! Though we love pizza there are so many pizza restaurants and sometimes all you want is grilled chicken or similar

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Shoreham by Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

We have just visited the area - where the season has not really started and everywhere was very quiet. But La Bussola provided an excellent lunch even though we were the only customers. We were greeted with a small appetiser of three different bruschettini followed by the seafood grigliata which was excellent. I will let the photos do the talking.

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Additional Information about La Bussola Restaurant

Address: Giuseppe Berto street, 1 | Incrocio Capo Vaticano, 89866 Capo Vaticano, Ricadi, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0963 663226
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Calabria  >  Province of Vibo Valentia  >  Ricadi  >  Capo Vaticano
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 12:30 am
Monday 12:30 pm - 12:30 am
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday 12:30 pm - 12:30 am
Friday 12:30 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday 12:30 pm - 12:30 am
Average Prices: USD 21 - 41
Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Organic, Vegetarian, Soups

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Giuseppe Berto street, 1 | Incrocio Capo Vaticano, 89866 Capo Vaticano, Ricadi, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Calabria  >  Province of Vibo Valentia  >  Ricadi  >  Capo Vaticano
  • Phone Number: +39 0963 663226

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 41
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Organic, Vegetarian, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

What really characterizes us in the kitchen, always genuine, abundant and juicy, ingredients able to satisfy the most demanding gourmets too. The Hotel Restaurant "La Bussola" can offer banqueting services in keeping with local customs and traditions, for up 500 guests and the hospitality of the staff, as well as the warm atmosphere of the hotel ensure that it is a refreshing and relaxing experience. You can taste a rich and abundant Italian breakfast or of a sweet and salty sideboard with warm croissant, chocolate, milk, coffee, the fruit hardly picked, Calabrian capicollo, local cheese, home-made sweets, cereals, yogurt, various fruit juices, bread butter, jams and so on. For the customers of the hotel, we have 3 comfortable atmospheres with bar, one big hall with pizzeria for the hotel customers. Moreover, we offer for our clients, a big porch on the green, with small tables and comfortable chairs, a pleasant and calm area for who appreciate a glass of good local wine, or a cocktail. It is a good place for tasting an aperitif, long drink, etc., or to taste a good coffee or a "Tartufo of Pizzo" (it is a local ice cream from Pizzo Calabro, near Tropea) after lunch or supper. Every day you can choose from a different menu of fresh fish, Calabrian, national, and international specialties. Particular attention is devoted to the preparation of Pizza cooked in a wood fueled oven. Our guests can view a comprehensive wine list of the best wines of both Calabria and of the rest of Italy. Also, we often organize tastings of Calabrian typical products......"Calabria evening" (once a week), a multi-course feast during which the best regional specialties are served with popular music songs and dances.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 12:30 am
Monday
12:30 pm - 12:30 am
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday
12:30 pm - 12:30 am
Friday
12:30 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
12:30 pm - 12:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?