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La Bussola

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Piazzale Facchinetti 11, 58015 Porto Santo Stefano, Italy
0039 0564814225
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A pleasant dinner

Fresh and well cooked seafood. Good wine selection. Good presentation of dishes. Good, accurate and friedly sevice.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Fresh and well cooked seafood. Good wine selection. Good presentation of dishes. Good, accurate and friedly sevice.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We enjoyed a dinner here and still with a full house they gave us nice service. It was personal and provided good drink recommendations. The only thing to complain on is the boring lighting, but this is often typical in Italy.

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Summerfield, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We landed one evening randomly in this small restaurant right on the Porto Santo Stefano and ended up having the best meal of our 2 week stay in Italy! Advised by our very competent and pleasant waiter we ordered a full fish. It was wonderfully prepared as well as the home made dessert that followed. Very pleasant staff, great food... More 

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Moscow
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139 reviews 139 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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18 reviews 18 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazzale Facchinetti 11, 58015 Porto Santo Stefano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Grosseto  >  Porto Santo Stefano
  • Phone Number: 0039 0564814225

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  • Cuisine: Chowder

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