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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, 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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  • 19
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 10
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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:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great homemade pasta slightly overpriced Wien selection is very good but beware of to high of Mark ups on the wine

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

Thank you for your comment. With regards to the wine selection La Bussola offers over 800 wines and they vary in price points from $40 and up. Our mark ups are done to industry standard, in fact if you are in La Bussola drinking older vintage wine that we cellar for over 20 years at times these are under industry... More 

Kelowna, Canada
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42 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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
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370 reviews
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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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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 restaurant reviews
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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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61 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 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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29 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children

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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