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La Bussola

Via Porta Rossa, 58/R, 50123 Florence, Italy
0039-055-293376
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Ranked #128 of 1,949 restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $93
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Chowder
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
Restaurant details
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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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Athens, Greece
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Liked the location, wine, meat dishes and very friendly service! Did not find anything I disliked. Pizzas looked great too and you can even buy bottles of wine from a huge list (pay a bit more though).

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London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We ended up coming here twice during our three day stay in Florence. Stumbled upon it during an evening wander around town and the food was so good we decided to go back. Service also great and generally excellent atmosphere. It's clearly popular with both Italians and tourists. Highly recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We ate inside, which was not particularly good. We had pasta with truffles which was disappointing, could not taste or smell the truffles. Pizza was ok, over priced for what you get , one to avoid particularly as there are so many better options neraby.

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Smyrna, Tennessee, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My wife and visited La Bussola 3 times on our 4 night stay in Firenze, each time trying something new! The servers and pizza makers were awesome, definitely enjoyed talking with them during our meal. This is a must visit restaurant while vacationing in Florence!

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Jamestown, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our hotel was close by, and this restaurant was convenient after a long day taking in the sites in Florence. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. It was so great we went back 2 more times during our visit! We tried many many things in the menu, and it was all great. You should definitely eat here!!

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Prague, Czech Republic
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The food was pricy but WORTH. I love the spaghetti a la vongole, and I ordered here, and was like 50% more expensive than rest of places (17 euro instead of 11 euro) but COMPLETELY WORTH, the plate full of seafood, not like other places where they put there 10 clams, here was full, and delicious. My girlfriend ordered the... More

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Nice, France
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Visiting from the USA and stopped on recommendation of friends and they were right, it was great. Food was very good and the service was exceptional. We enjoyed the first night so much we came back for another. Not knowing the local wines I highly recommend letting the staff select for you. Lingered over dinner and dessert. Would definitely come... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We showed up around 9:15pm and had no problem getting a table. The waiter was fantastic. His English was phenomenal and he was very attentive and friendly. My husband enjoyed the steak florentine for one. He was kind of discouraged from ordering it due to its size, but was very pleased once it arrived. It was very flavorful and perfectly... More

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virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

And there are reasons. Fine food and drink, ambience, value, location, service......these all rate as excellent, and this family run establishment has been there since 1960 because they do it better than anyone else. The place is full and you overhear a lot of Italian, but they treat us tourists like we are life-long patrons; they could not be more... More

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Palo Alto, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We were referred to La Bussola by our concierge at the Hotel Lungarno. We got there early (American eaters like us hate to eat late!) and were the first people seated outdoors for dinner. We had a delicious pizza and a salad, and decided to splurge on dessert CESTINO CROCCANTE AL CIOCCOLATO CON GELATO ALLE MANDORLE E RIDUZIONE DI VIN... More

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