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La Bussola

#145 of 2,036 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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 568
    Excellent
  • 276
    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
Fabulous food and great service.

The food was amazing, paired with excellent wine suggested by our waiter. They were friendly and welcoming. It is a little expensive, but definitely worth the money.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Suzanne O
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The food was amazing, paired with excellent wine suggested by our waiter. They were friendly and welcoming. It is a little expensive, but definitely worth the money.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We loved the pasta and the Pizza. The atmosphere is somewhat of a diner. The restraint was quite busy when we ate there but the service was good and the food typical Italian and delicious.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This restaurant felt a little bit more geared towards tourists and not so much of an authentic Italian eatery but it was absolutely delicious and the prices were very reasonable. Delicious wine and pizzas and lovely waiting staff. A really nice location just outside the central Piazza. The Spaghetti Carbonara is highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

The pizza was amazing but there were many broken shells in my clam pasta, which made it difficult to eat. Also we brought our toddler there with us but there was no baby chair, plus there was no space to store our stroller next to our table so we had to hold our 16 month old child and eat, which... More 

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Rolling Hills Estates
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Everything was going well until we got the bill. And there was a 10% charge! which with help from some Italians on a neighboring table, turns out to be the cover charge. 9 euros for some bread! Scandalous! But it's there on the menu (in small print). We almost under tipped our waiter as we thought it was a tip.... More 

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London
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I chose this restaurant on the strength of its TripAdviser score, comments on its pizza and the fact that another app told me it was just 264 feet away. I have to say it's the best pizza I've had in a long time. I had the parmigiana (aubergine on a tomato and mozzarella base, topped with slices of parmesan). All... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Definitely the best pizza we have had our entire trip through Italy thus far! Great service and a great atmosphere boasted for a perfect lunch stop! The fresh ingredients used were evident and I'd definitely recommend!

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We found this little restaurant by chance on the first night of our stay and popped in on spec without a reservation. We were lucky; later in the season I imagine you'd need to book a table for certain. We had a delicious meal and shared a generous Florentine steak. Over the next couple of days we didn't find anywhere... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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76 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We found this little restaurant by chance on the first night of our stay and popped in on spec without a reservation. We were lucky; later in the season I imagine you'd need to book a table for certain. We had a delicious meal and shared a generous Florentine steak. Over the next couple of days we didn't find anywhere... More 

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Maldon, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

What a lovely oasis in the hurly burly of tourist Florence. When you walk inside you are looked after with typical Italian style. The pizzas are just great - and an accompanying glass of wine is a treat 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: +39 055 293376

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?