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Via Marina Garibaldi | Via Archimede, 2, 98055, Sicily, Italy
+39 090 9880881
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great location, nice food, disappointing seating

We ate here a couple of times, once to have the set menu of salad, primi (pasta) and secondi (meat/fish) and a second time to have pizza. Food was good if a little expensive compared to other restaurants in Lipari where there is more competition. The restaurant is located towards the Lipari end... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Tiggertim
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Seattle, WA
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

October is already "off season" on Lipari. One night we ventured out in the rental car, headed to a restaurant, which turned out to be closed, in Quattropani. Long story short, we kept driving and it kept getting later. Ended up driving completely around the island. By the time we got to Canneto, we were hungry, weather was bad, and... More 

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Thank pomegranate
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We went to this restaurant as an self-gift with my girlfriend. Late September, but still full of people (a group of 70 tourists, so this may have been an exception, but the day later it seems to me the restaurant was always as full). Service was fast, very kind, professional and elegant even if it was clear we were tourists.... More 

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Thank Zoten D
Bucks
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Hotel Amarea booked this for us and we were not disappointed with the choice. It is right on the beach and surrounded by flares/torches and candles . It looked like the nicest restaurant in Cannetto. Food, Prosecco and service were really good.

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Thank novaBucks
Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Our hits recommended La Bussola so we stopped by and made a reservation for a seaside table. The food was quite good, not the absolute best I've had in Italy, but very good. The service and the ambiance are what boost this to a 5 star. We were not disappointed with anything. The two of us split and antipasti, each... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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159 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Frozen seafood, expensive disgusting house wine added to mediocre service sums up this place quite well. .Avoid it if possible

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Thank Roger D
Bucharest, Romania
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147 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Really an old looking never refurbished location. Service below average and really not friendly. The house wine is really not drinkable. It's also very expensive. We spent 51 Euros for 4 salads, 1 order of fries, 1/2 a bottle of wine and 1 bottle of water. Don't recommend it. CIAO

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Thank Alessio L
Frankfurt, Germany
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We ate here a couple of times, once to have the set menu of salad, primi (pasta) and secondi (meat/fish) and a second time to have pizza. Food was good if a little expensive compared to other restaurants in Lipari where there is more competition. The restaurant is located towards the Lipari end of Canneto right on the main seafront... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We ate here a couple of times, once to have the set menu of salad, primi (pasta) and secondi (meat/fish) and a second time to have pizza. Food was good if a little expensive compared to other restaurants in Lipari where there is more competition. The restaurant is located towards the Lipari end of Canneto right on the main seafront... More 

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1 Thank Tiggertim
Dillon Beach, California
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

After a decent (not great) dinner one night we went back a second evening. The food is average at best and over priced.Better to dine in Lipari town with many better places.

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Thank Halibuthunter
Phoenix, Arizona
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Loved eating at La Bussola! Great service, fantastic food and wine. All the fresh local seafood is wonderful - what ever you order you can't go wrong. We loved the ambience too!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Marina Garibaldi | Via Archimede, 2, 98055, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Islands of Sicily  >  Aeolian Islands  >  Lipari
  • Phone Number: +39 090 9880881

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Italian, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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