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La Bussola

#109 of 2,017 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Italian, Pizza, Chowder
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Via Porta Rossa, 58/R, 50123 Florence, Italy
0039-055-293376
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 544
    Excellent
  • 266
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 37
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Most recent review
Our first night in Florence and a disappointment

The truth is that we had high expectations due to the positive reviews here. I kind of neglected the less nice comments and the bells that were ringing when looking at the menu and some reviews that were negative. Touristic (nothing wrong with having a good business and attracting tourists of... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
RitsaZervou
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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926 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The truth is that we had high expectations due to the positive reviews here. I kind of neglected the less nice comments and the bells that were ringing when looking at the menu and some reviews that were negative. Touristic (nothing wrong with having a good business and attracting tourists of course...), but the place has no soul, the food... More 

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Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Great place, great ambience (very good music selection), well localized and excellent food!!! The lasgna was amazing, but the tiramissu was the real deal. Really reaaaaally good!

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Bethesda, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The famil decided last minute to dine at La Bussola. We arrived at about 7 pm and stayed to about 9:30. Elegant dark-toned decor and style throughout. Great service and excellent management by the head waiter. Atmosphere was terrific. The food was mixed. Pastas were delicious (spaghetti and seafood, black tagliatelle and clams). Pork triangles were dried out. Small pizza... More 

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Northwich, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Went twice in 4 days; firstly for drinks then for a meal. Really helpful staff, asked when we wanted different courses serving. Very helpful in choosing a Tuscan wine from their list - it was superb. Splendid pizzas cooked in a wood fired oven.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We had a great dinner at La Bussola. Restaurant was packed, but we managed to get a table for 2 without a reservation. I was looking for a place to eat a good pizza made of great and fresh products and I was not disappointed (I tried one of their Tuscan "special" pizzas : I suggest you go for choice... More 

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This restaurant is very well located, near Firenze downtown. It is obviously tourist oriented, with as many as 5 different languages on the menu. The food is great though! We had a boar salami pizza and a lobster ao pomodori spaghetti. Both were excellent! The rwd wine of the house is also good. Recommended!

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Sherborne,Dorset
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12 reviews 12 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

In Florence with my daughter. We have just returned from the restaurant and the food was wonderful, service quick. Waiters friendly and very tolerant of our feeble attempts at Italian! I had the veal with porcini mushrooms, melt in the mouth, huge portion. My daughter had chesnut ravioli which she said was excellent. We both had a rich chocolate desert,... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I have been here many times over several tips to Florence. It took a while to find the best pizza but I think this restaurant wins. Not only the food is great but the staff are always very friendly and charming. I would highly recommend going.

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Ohio
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This was my second visit to the restaurant, it having been recommended by a friend. The location and ambiance are quite nice, and the food is very good. My first time there I had a fish dish which was excellent. Having it fileted at the table was a nice touch. Last time I had the pizza, for which they add... More 

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Perth, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We had a wonderful late night dinner here. It's a little on the pricier side however the food and the service was faultless. Great atmosphere too.

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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: 0039-055-293376

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 93
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Chowder

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?