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La Bussola

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Chowder, Soups
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Piazzale Facchinetti 11, 58015 Porto Santo Stefano, Italy
0039 0564814225
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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
Nice restaurant

We were there to have lunch. We ate at 14.30 and the service was extremely kind and completely at our disposal. The menù is wide and interesting. It was to hot to eat large meals, therefore we took only the "primi piatti". Nice recipes, well cooked. Fresh fish! Recommended!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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English first
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We were there to have lunch. We ate at 14.30 and the service was extremely kind and completely at our disposal. The menù is wide and interesting. It was to hot to eat large meals, therefore we took only the "primi piatti". Nice recipes, well cooked. Fresh fish! Recommended!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We have been there with the whole family during our holiday. Very good fish dishes, with various fishes of the day. We took various fish starters - all very good. Then a branzino - delicious. Probably the best executed fish i had this year!!! Very friendly athmosphere with very kind service.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

we had dinner here twice andhadpasta apetizers and had spigola for two both times-Excellent and so was the salad to start and grilled vegetables, Service is with a smile and wehighly recommend this place- This area is loaded with terrific restaurants all within walking distance of each other and it is hard to pick a winner but this is in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The location and decor is rather strange given that the restaurant is set away from the port and located next to a carpark and you'd miss it easily if you weren't looking closely but that aside, the service here was warm, friendly and attentive and food was simply brilliant. Expansive menu consisting of various seafood and meat dishes. I would... More 

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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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157 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Soups

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