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La Bussola Restaurant

1451 Ellis Street, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 2A3, Canada (Central City)
+1 250-763-3110
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Ranked #37 of 533 Restaurants in Kelowna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Central City
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located in the heart of downtown Kelowna, La Bussola is perfect for families, entertaining clients, large group function, or simply enjoying an evening out. With over 950 wines to choose from, La Bussola holds the largest selection of sought after BC wines as well as the most extensive Italian selections in British Columbia. A family business since 1974, La Bussola is minutes away from Prospera Place Arena, Rotary Center for the Arts, Kelowna Community Theater and walking distance from the Delta Grand Hotel.
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English first
Kelowna, Canada
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The perfect atmosphere and service for a special get together of friends. We were able to have a relaxed evening where we could actually hear each other talking (not possible in many restaurants these days). The service was gracious, timely and the food was every bit as tasty and delicious as we'd expected. La Bussola in Kelowna continues to be... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

For making our evening so special. Even with a last minute reservation on a weekend Wade & Luigi were able to get us our favourite table.... from the special vermouth through the antipasto to the amazing halibut, the meal was delicious as always, accented by the new renovations. The service was outstanding........ VL

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Vancouver Island, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Went with some associates and had a fantastic dinner. Enjoyed some amazing wines at very reasonable prices. We had texted the owner and he had our wine decanted and ready at the table. My wife has gluten allergies and they had amazing gluten free options. I had the rack of lamb as suggested for my wine and it was terrific.... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My husband ordered the dinner special, osso buco and risotto. He said it's was the best osso buco he's ever had. My meal was also excellent! Wade and Luigi are excellent sommeliers. They have an amazing selection of wines, priced well and they know what wine to pair with food.

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Vancouver, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

My fiancé and I visit Kelowna often. We usually go to Momma Rosa's Italian Resturant, however this time we thought we would try something different so we made a reservation at La Bussola. Upon our arrival I thought.. nice place, lots of full tables so must be a good place to eat. Unfortunately that was not the case. Had a... More 

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labussola1974, Owner at La Bussola Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property/business. We truly value the opinions of our customers and we apologize that we did not meet your expectations. I have brought up your experience with our kitchen staff, I truly apologize for this unusual experience. I would love to discuss this further with you, please contact me directly at 250-864-6110... More 

Kelowna, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We have heard and read good reviews about this Italian restaurant and finally had the opportunity to try. We were both disappointed in our food and the service.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Had been looking forward to spending an evening with a great friend, great food and even better wine. The bartender stood by our table cracking his knuckles telling us he didn't know anything about wine, the waiter never came back to ask us about our meals (may have been a blessing). Overall, it was ok. And, have to say, we... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We started our meal with very average salad.....the pasta was good but the gnocchi was gummy and overcooked. Desserts were all mediocre. Such a disappointment after our last few years dining at Mimi's before the Kelowna marathon......it has unfortunately closed.

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Cobble Hill, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

I was there for another colleague group dinner, and service was attentive and the food was good as usual. However, for a restaurant of this quality I was disappointed that they refused to take the crayfish shells off my plate before serving me (my idiosyncrasy I admit), so I had the spaghetti puttanesca instead and it was very good.

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Burnaby, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Hosted 25 people for a business dinner at LaBussola in Sept 2014. My contact was Wade Dhooge. Over the past 10 years I have hosted 30+ of these types of dinners at dozens of restaurants in BC, Vegas and elsewhere. Suffice to say that the LaBussola staff's service standards were first rate (and I'm pretty picky when it comes to... More 

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Additional Information about La Bussola Restaurant

Address: 1451 Ellis Street, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 2A3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-763-3110
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Kelowna>  > Central City
Open Hours:
Monday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Italian

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