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“missed opportunity but GREAT response from owner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Bussola Restaurant

La Bussola Restaurant
1451 Ellis Street, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 2A3, Canada (Central City)
+1 250-763-3110
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Ranked #48 of 479 Restaurants in Kelowna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central City
Description: Located in the heart of downtown Kelowna, La Bussola is perfect for families, entertaining clients, large group function, or simply enjoying an evening out. With over 950 wines to choose from, La Bussola holds the largest selection of sought after BC wines as well as the most extensive Italian selections in British Columbia. A family business since 1974, La Bussola is minutes away from Prospera Place Arena, Rotary Center for the Arts, Kelowna Community Theater and walking distance from the Delta Grand Hotel.
Oliver, Canada
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“missed opportunity but GREAT response from owner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We had made a reservation for 7PM on Nov 11 and received a confirmation. We were travelling the next day and were staying at the Four Points Sheraton Kelowna airport (REALLY nice).
Before heading to La Bussola, we called as we were likely to arrive early……GOOD thing. I spoke with Luigi, and he advised that they were closed on Remembrance Day. YIKES!!!!
Luigi was Very graceful and apologetic and offered a free meal as compensation for our disappointment. A gracious and generous gesture. KUDOS to him and La Bussola.
We have dined thee many times and have always been thrilled with the result. This minor hiccup will not impact our decision to return.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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labussola1974, Owner at La Bussola Restaurant, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Hi Rahall,

Again I am very sorry for the error, and appreciate the review. I look forward to hosting you as our guest in the near future.

Enjoy your vacation and we will see you when you get back.

Cheers

Luigi
Owner
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English first
Kelowna, Canada
1 review
“Kelowna best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

the food and the service never changes and that's why its the best. when looking to go out for a fine dinning experience this is the best it gets.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food

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Vancouver, Canada
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“La Bussola is one of my favourites.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

This restaurant has long been a favourite of ours.
We have dined here many times over the years.
The food is excellent as is the service.
The restaurant a great place for a quiet dinner or a special occasion celebration.
You will never be disappointed.
Ciao!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food

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kelownab.c.
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“Simply the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

La Bussola has been our favourite restaurant for many years!!! We have celebrated many special occasions here and are never disappointed !! Everything from the clam linguine to the veal piccata or the scampi-- is done to perfection --- friendly atmosphere excellent service and top notch wine list ----One of the best dining experiences anywhere!!!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food

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Kelowna, BC
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“Food for the GODS”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Our meal at La Bussola was excellent. The finest fresh ingerdients, large portion sizes and an amazing slection of seafood, meat and pasta entrees in their menu. Luigi has amased a wine cellar that is outstanding and second to none in the Okanagan. It really is the best dining atmsphere in the Okanagan Valley.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food

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