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La Bussola

Piazzale Facchinetti 11, 58015 Porto Santo Stefano, Italy
0039 0564814225
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Moscow
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83 reviews 83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Nice seafood, friendly environment, not that cost as the rest of Tuscany, good service, trendy farmhouse ambience. But be careful with the deserts. They are not made by the restaurant buy by the outsource confectionary. I found a piece of crystal glass in the cheesecake...

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Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Everyone has probably already said everything there is to say about this famous restaurant specializing in fresh fish (nothing frozen) taken from local waters. Service impeccable and prices very reasonable for the quality. English spoken.

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New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We will not return there. The place had been recommended by our hotel. We were promptly seated to a nice table. We had a salad, but were given no bread, an omission since everybody else had it. We could not get anyone's attention until our salad was finished. The fish was well grilled and truly excellent. We estimate though that... More

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Oslo, Norge
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

Good food but too busy so serve all.. Forget to ask for dessert..rate Lo Sfizio mutch higher great service and great food

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

So, the cusine is obveously focused on seafood. So if you wanana have some steak – it's not a place for you. However fish, shrimps, octopuses and all that other stuff is amazing. My personal choise was pasata with shrimps, spinach and truffel and it was really good. I would also recommend grilled seafood.

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Rome
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Just outside of Porto Santo Stefano - can highly recommend their appetizers to share. Very fresh fish and great apple pie.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I have visitied Porto Santo Stefano twice and have eaten at La Bussola twice....both times fantastic. The service is great. The fish is amazing....you actually pick your fish before it is cooked! Superb pastas, and excellent wine. Make sure this place is on your list of must try places.

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Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Minor gripe with the interior design; lilac, lots of lilac...but that counts as character/charm I guess! The food/wine/service was excellent. We had a whole baked fish, served with grilled vegetables and salad. The host was helpful and attentive. Simple, tasty food.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

This was reccomended by our hotel and I had also pinned as a place to try based on Trip Advisor reviews. If you go to Porto Santo Stefano do not miss this restaurant. The fish is fresh daily. Fishermen deliver their catch daily. When we selected grilled fish from the menu, the waiter brought us four whole fish to choose... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

We were recommended this restaurant by a staff member at the Hotel Filipo II. The restaurant is not in a great location (very busy street at the entrance of P. Santo Stefano) but the way they have fixed up the "terrace" make you feel like you are in a cheerful and comfortable garden environment. The food was exceptional! Anything you... More

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