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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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5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    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
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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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
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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312 reviews 312 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Kelowna, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

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 

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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, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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