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“Best Italian meal we've ever eaten...” 5 of 5 stars
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La Bussola
Via Porta Rossa, 58/R, 50123 Florence, Italy
+39 055 293376
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Ranked #111 of 1,876 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $60
Cuisines: Italian, Chowder, Pizza, Pasta
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Families with children, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Cambridgeshire, England
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“Best Italian meal we've ever eaten...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely incredible place. We had bruschetta, antipasti, pasta with leeks & truffles, hot salami pizza, tiramisu and strawberry/custard tart. Also they do great craft beers. The matriarch/owner wanders round looking after people and at the end, almost a tear in my eye, I told her how great her restaurant is.

Wonderful. Do not hesitate to book here.

  • Visited May 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Great food and good atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We booked - it was busy and the food did not disappoint - very good restauarant in the heart of the city

Visited May 2013
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Santa Fe, NM
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“Two wonderful meals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We enjoyed our first dinner so much that we came back two night later. The waiter remembered us and our preferences. Nice service. Highly recommended.

Visited April 2013
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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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“great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

very nice food! great atmosphere with very friendly staff.
would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Florence

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Maribor, Slovenia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Bistecca Fiorentina (and whole dinner)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We managed to get table without reservation, it was near the kitchen, but it was only more interesting to see part of preparation of plates. Service was competent and very correct, food great, but because of fantastic Bistecca Fiorentina I can hardly remember other dishes. We had of course bottle of Chianti to round the taste of Bistecca.
It was not cheap, but worth every cent.

  • Visited April 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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