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La Bussola

#133 of 2,000 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, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 75
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  • 40
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  • 16
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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
Great find wandering by

My wife and I found this restaurant when heading back tired from a long tour out of town and saw tables in a covered area outside by a small piazza. We were greeted quickly and seated outside even though the main restaurant was around the corner. The service was very good and the food was uniformly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

My wife and I found this restaurant when heading back tired from a long tour out of town and saw tables in a covered area outside by a small piazza. We were greeted quickly and seated outside even though the main restaurant was around the corner. The service was very good and the food was uniformly excellent. Prices are reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Suppe di Mare is an absolute must. If you like bouillabaisse you'll love this. We came here on the recommendation of our wine tour guide. Pizza here is quite well known as well. We had one with artichoke, ham, olive and mushroom. Nothing to do with the taste but we just prefer a thinner crust, thus find the pizza... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband booked a reservation at this ristorante pizzeria because it's been around since 1960 and he'd been told it was a good place close to our hotel in Florence. Literally around the corner from The Golden Tower Hotel & Spa. We were greeted warmly and instead of eating inside we requested an outdoor table. As the first couple to... More 

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Welling, Kent
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25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Dined here one evening and a very busy and very popular pizzeria. Worth booking. Served by the owner, who only spoke Italian but she manged to understand our finger pointing and was very attentive . A very nice meal in a very nice place. The Amaretto Tiramisu I had was to die for and I was still talking about it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Quality and price is stable. Not the best experience in Florance but good taste. We ordered truffle pizza with sheep cheese and veal with asparagus and also drink as half bottle vine for total 71.5 €.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A great place to have a meal after exploring the Piazza della Republica. The place had a little bit of a 1950s-American-diner atmosphere, but the food was very much Italian. We really enjoyed the lobster pasta and the simple-yet-delicious pasta with truffles. The wait staff gave very good service too. If you're in the Piazza della Republica area, eat here... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We took a tour of a couple wineries and our driver recommended La Bussola when we said we had not had pizza on this trip yet. Needless to say all four of us got pizza and it was amazing! Great wine selections, friendly staff, and Classic Tuscan surroundings (dark wood, high curved ceilings). Just what we wanted after a day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I had the best pasta that I've ever had across Europe. Staffs were really kind and helpful to choose the best one among so many kinds of dishes. It's a shame that I'm not be able to come again as I leave tomorrow. I highly recommend this restaurant and especially the seafood pasta was really awesome!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Delicious and fresh insulata mista and very tasty pasta in tomato sauce with basil. Wait staff is friendly and the place was hopping.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We liked it so much we returned the next night. The food and staff are great. Perfect English of course. Quiet atmosphere. Arrive early or reserve, it seems to fill up!

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Additional Information about La Bussola

Address: Via Porta Rossa, 58/R, 50123 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 293376
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 60
Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Pizza, Pasta

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?