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LaBussola Restaurant

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40 School St., Glen Cove, NY 11542
516-671-2100
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
La Bussola - A tradition of Excellence for over 30 years

La Bussola in Glen Cove had always been one of my favorite restaurants when we first moved to nassau county. The old world charm, the fine italian food, and the elegant service always made for a great night out. Over the years, as our family grew, our dining habits changed and we rarely dined in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2014
Barry K
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New York City, New York
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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This outdated restaurant gets many rave reviews. I have been several times as some family members love to have special dinners here. First the location, odd to drive through some back alleys to find the restaurant. They have valet parking, which seems unnecessary when there is a parking lot right next door. And the food, nothing to write home about.... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

La Bussola in Glen Cove had always been one of my favorite restaurants when we first moved to nassau county. The old world charm, the fine italian food, and the elegant service always made for a great night out. Over the years, as our family grew, our dining habits changed and we rarely dined in Glen Cove. Last week we... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We arrived a bit late for dinner and thought we would be turned away since the place was empty and it was almost time for them to close. They were extremely nice and served used delicious italian food and wine.

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chesterfield, mo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Went here for a family event- the staff is very nice and welcoming. The salmon was really the best I have ever had- perfectly moist and remember thy were cooking or a large group. Also had the Tiramisu which was light and delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

The owner and the staff always make you feel like your family. Good food and good people , Always a wonderful dining experience

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Avon, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Five of us dined for the first time at La Bussola a few nights ago. We all thought the food was great and the service friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is very old school and most of the patrons seemed to be locals and regulars. Though we were not, we were treated with warm and welcoming service. By 7:30 p.m.... More 

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syosset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Great Food! Great Service! The owner and staff are always so wonderful. They have great wine choices.

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Manhasset, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Inconsistent is the word that comes to mind as I think of my experiences at LaBussola Restaurant. We eat out a lot and love sharing an evening of Italian food with family and friends. Lately, the food and service has varied from very good to very bad seemingly with no reason at all. We've been to LaBussola on busy nights... More 

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Sparta, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

My visit here was for a family celebration. We had a table for 20 and we all ordered off the menu. Sometimes these situations result in less than acceptable service but La Bussola was up to the task. The food came out in a timely fashion and servers did a very good job. We ordered numerous appetizers to share around... More 

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Port Washington, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

we always love the food at this place. the service is very good and the food is consistently above average. we especially love the chopped salad and the linguini with clam sauce. the artichoke app. is delish. we have never left dissapointed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 School St., Glen Cove, NY 11542
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Glen Cove
  • Phone Number: 516-671-2100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 to 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
2:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?