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La Bussola Restaurant

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1451 Ellis Street, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 2A3, Canada
+1 250-763-3110
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located in the heart of downtown Kelowna, La Bussola is perfect for...
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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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
March Business

Very Quiet for a Tuesday night. Only a couple of other tables occupied. Was a little expensive - might scare tourists from returning. A little on the pricy side but overall the food and service was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
jfc2
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Calgary, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kelowna, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We came to La Bussola looking for some pampering. Knew this place has been in business for 40 years, and we could see why. Everyone seemed to know everyone, the chef came out to a few tables to say hi, and the staff are very polite and unobtrusive. We were at the beer festival on the Saturday but felt enough... More 

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Kelowna
Top Contributor
349 reviews 349 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Food here is top notch BUT super small portions now for what you pay for and we paid a lot yesterday, well I paid a lot, smiles. I had the Veal for a change and never do but just wanted a treat and wow, so very tiny and with hardly any garnishing/sides at $26! We figured it was worth about... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Very Quiet for a Tuesday night. Only a couple of other tables occupied. Was a little expensive - might scare tourists from returning. A little on the pricy side but overall the food and service was good.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Food was awesome! Service was four stars alone! Wine selection decent. Martini and coctail selection very limited and bar tender was Ile quipped with knowledge to make anything else outside the menu. Over all I highly recommend

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Kelowna, Canada
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134 reviews 134 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Our first visit here was for our anniversary a few years ago. The experience was less than great so it took us a few more years before we were willing to repeat. This time around the food was lovely. The service was attentive without being intrusive and the wine cellar is definitely one of the best in Kelowna. It won't... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The meal was very good and the service was excellent but the cost for one bottle of the wine was ridiculous. A bottle of wine was at least double if not more that what you would pay at a liquor store. $55.00 was the cheapest red...

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Grand Cayman
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324 reviews 324 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This restaurant is right downtown in Kelowna and just steps away from several Cultural venues. The decor is subdued, old style, with white tablecloths and lighting where you need it! We came in early and it became busy that evening. It didn't feel crowed or noisy at all.I t has a varied and authentic Italian menu with veal, done several... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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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
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1451 Ellis Street, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 2A3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Kelowna>  > Central City
  • Neighborhood: Central City
  • Phone Number: +1 250-763-3110

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?