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La Bussola

#110 of 1,882 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Italian, Chowder, Pizza, Pasta
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Via Porta Rossa, 58/R, 50123 Florence, Italy
+39 055 293376
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11:59 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:59 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:59 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 586
    Excellent
  • 286
    Very good
  • 70
    Average
  • 40
    Poor
  • 15
    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
A gem

On the via porta rossa in the historic heart of Florence this place is not to be missed. Wine bar and restaurant it boastz excellent service and food. My tagliatelle with wild mushrooms was delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Amit M
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

On the via porta rossa in the historic heart of Florence this place is not to be missed. Wine bar and restaurant it boastz excellent service and food. My tagliatelle with wild mushrooms was delicious.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was across the road from the hotel and the food was wonderful. Good service and good food in a good location.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A lovely place to spend the evening. A rare choice for our group as we tend to avoid the tourist hot spots and I was concerned when all our fellow dinners seemed to be tourists. My concern could not have been more misplaced though. The staff were excellent - attentive, knowledgable and accommodating of our limited Italian. The food was... More 

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lynn haven, fl
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96 reviews 96 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This small restaurant is small in size, but huge in every other way! The menu is varied; the service is friendly and fun; the atmosphere is nice. Enjoyed a total of 6 entrees, each special in its own way--try it!!

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Houston, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This restaurant made my short list on TripAdvisor and I'm glad I tried it. It's a small narrow restaurant but very classy; some modern touches while keeping a hold of the past. Our waiter Antonio was quite the character yet very patient with us and professional. I opted for the chef recommendation of steak with peppercorn sauce and black truffles... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The pizzas were great and unusual. I had the fried fresh fish of the day which was delicious. Staff was most attentive. Go after noon to late evening for it to be full.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Recommended in AA Citypack Guide (UK) Excellent service and menu. Started off with a pleasant and inexpensive lunch and returned that evening for dinner. The local speciality of a T-bone steak with a wedge of lemon was enormous and top quality

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Melbourne, Australia
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153 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We walked in for Sunday lunch, the decor looked good and the menu offered several interesting dishes. We always avoid Pizza if alternatives are available and in this case my wife chose asparagus with black truffles with pasta. The waiter assured her it was a good choice, it was better than that, it was sensational. Nothing too shabby about baccalla... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

La Bussola was included in a list I found of Florence's best pizza places, but the menu is actually quite extensive. I had a classic margherita pizza and salad and my sister had asparagus soup and risotto. Great pizza, *superb* risotto. The service was prompt, attentive, and very very friendly. I heard waiters moving easily from Italian to English to... More 

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Colmar, France
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7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This Pizza restaurant is properly reviewed in tripadvisor but also in the numerous touristic guides of the city ...so we tested...twice. Welcome was good (speaking italian simplify) but they do welcome you in English, French Spanish without any problem. The first evening there was to get a pizza and what a pizza .Having worked several years in Italy I can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Porta Rossa, 58/R, 50123 Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: +39 055 293376

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 60
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:59 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Monday
11:59 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Tuesday
11:59 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Wednesday
11:59 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Thursday
11:59 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Friday
11:59 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Saturday
11:59 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:59 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?