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La Bussola Restaurant

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Runaway Bay, St. John's, Antigua
+1 268-562-1545
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 139
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Another lovely meal at La Bussola

La Bussola has a lovely atmosphere and wonderful food. The owner is very welcoming and we try to eat here every time we are on the island. Highly recommend for an enjoyable evening out!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
IrishSetterMom
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Norwich, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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233 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Norwich, New York
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

La Bussola has a lovely atmosphere and wonderful food. The owner is very welcoming and we try to eat here every time we are on the island. Highly recommend for an enjoyable evening out!

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Herts
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We enjoyed our meal here. It was good Italian home cooking and the service and atmosphere was lovely. As with most restaurants in Antigua, we found it a little expensive.

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I grew up in Philadelphia, and have lived in New York City for many years, so I have very high standards for fine Italian dining, and La Bussola far exceeded my expectations! It was not just the best Italian meal I can remember having in the Caribbean, it was one of the best Italian meals I've had in years. The... More 

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Fallston, Maryland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Great for cozy dinner or fun with a crowd. Music on Saturday night was great. Food was excellent both times.

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Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is the best place for people who wants to have a romantic diner. When I went there with my friend, the staffs greeted us with a friendly and warm smile. The atmosphere were very romantic and warm it's on the beach. The food was great and they have very good selection of wine list. Don't miss their Chocolate dessert... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We went on a Saturday night. The welcome was very warm and friendly. Unfortunately when booking we did not ask if there was any live music! We were offered a table in the "dining" area which we refused because of the music and eventually took one in front of the bar where we thought the music would be less loud.... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Ok food but found the staff lovely until they received less of a tip than THEY expected! Why do they make it so obvious all they want is our hard earned cash? They truly believe we are simpletons! So naughty!

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Guildford
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Good food and service. The best tables are on the raised 'platform' with views down to the beach and sea.

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St. John's, Antigua
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I went to La Bussola for the first time recently. The food was not bad, but the service was slow. The restaurant was not full, yet it took quite a while to get drink, and meals. After dinner, we waited so long for the check that we eventually went to the counter to pay before leaving. Maybe next time will... More 

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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Relaxed, nice reasonable food, good service .........................................................

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Runaway Bay, St. John's, Antigua
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Antigua and Barbuda  >  Antigua  >  Saint John Parish  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: +1 268-562-1545

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?