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Via Porta Rossa, 58/R, 50123 Florence, Italy
0039-055-293376
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Ranked #113 of 1,994 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $93
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Chowder
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert

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Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We tried various restaurants in Florence but we ended up always saying, i still like that stuff or this stuff in La Bussola better. We had been there a couple of times and everytime the food is always great. I particularly like the vongole squid ink pasta, oh that was fantastic! We tried the pizza as well as other dish.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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247 reviews 247 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We enjoyed lunch - veal scaloppine and the fish special. The Crostata Chocolate was also excellent for dessert! We loved the ambiance - opened in 1960 with old pics on the walls. The servers were also excellent.

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Tampa, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Had some really great pizza and red house wine here. The atmosphere is very nice, trendy and sleek. There were many tourists, but it is Florence and if you are a tourist who likes to think you are "above" touristy places, still give this place a try. The food is worth it. We had a delicious pizza with pear, walnuts,... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a great restaurant in Florence. We were so impressed that we went there twice. The food was some of the best we had in Florence which is rife with tourist traps, which this place definitely is not. On both occasions I had a dish with black truffles and they are not shy with the truffles . The fillet... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Lovely Restuarant, with a very comfortable style and excellent attentive service. We tried the Caprese salad, the seafood soup, and then Bussolo pizza and grilled fish plate. Everything delicious but portions far too large. Would highly recommend this restaurant if you are hungry and want to sample the great local cuisine. But come with a group and share

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Antibes, France
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We had our new year's evening dinner here. The food was very good and we didn't had to wait a single second for our table. In the contrary, after being served our main dish (again: very good and tasty) we had to ask few times for some water. I guess they had a lot of people and maybe not all... More 

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Waterloo, Belgium
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is a typical Italian trattoria with excellent good-priced food & wine, nice multilingual staff & a great interior. I recommend it absolutely!

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Santa Monica, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

You can tell this restaurant has been in the family. Warm and authentic. The service was great. The food was also very pleasing. The owner aims to please.

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Detroit, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My husband and I went to the restaurant twice. The first time was for lunch when we had one of the best pizzas on our trip in Italy. The crust was perfect and the filling, sheep cheese, pears and walnuts was absolutely delicious. The second time, we went there for dinner. We shared an appetizer of buffalo mozzarella and it... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

You know ... you just have to be careful about the reviews who go on about a place being touristy written in a tourist destination in the high season of travel. Amusing. La Bussola has a great menu and staff. Yes. They are Italian ... and you have to understand that. Be respectful and enjoy being in Italy. Then ...... More 

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Additional Information about La Bussola

Address: Via Porta Rossa, 58/R, 50123 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 0039-055-293376
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 21 - 93
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Chowder

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