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La Bussola Restaurant

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Giuseppe Berto street, 1 | Incrocio Capo Vaticano, 89866 Capo Vaticano, Ricadi, Italy
+39 0963 663226
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12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Talented chef and very accommodating staff and service! Their Freshly made pasta was awesome. Really, everything was very good!

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Thank Barbara E
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Very wide selection of calabrian food on offer on a Tuesday night buffet during summertime is not to be missed. The standard menu is also comprehensive, the food is cooked to a very high standard. If you like courgette flowers, ask if it is possible to have the local specially stuffed with tuna fish and cheese - I am still... More 

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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Nice restaurant which belongs to a hotel. There was a section for the hotel guests (fixed menus) and for non hotel guests. The food was good.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

It was a warm welcome in La Bussola in the other so touristy La Capo Vaticano which means bad food for a high price. La Bussola is different. Friendlyness and hospitality are what you meet there. They serve good real Galibresian food from the region. Very good quality and fair prices. I would recommend it.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Lovely dinner with my family. Soft atmosphere, idyllic weather & temperature conditions. The staff is friendly & attentive, especially Dario, who suggested us their best entrees & an incomparable nectar of the gods. We ate delicious fish starters, spaghetti with fish eggs, Calabrese-style homemade pasta with their spicy sausage, tuna fish cooked to perfection and some yummy desserts (would love... More 

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Stuart, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great food, beautiful views, clean property. The food was a delight. Mostly locally grown, beautifully prepared and a perfect example of local cuisine.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

After a swim at Capo Vaticano we stopped into La Bussola on our way back to Tropea. We just had a delightful dining experience. Alfredo our waiter was molto Sempatico!!! So friendly and attentive. Kids had a ball on the play equipment so we could actually relax and enjoy the surroundings and our meal.... The owners were also extremely welcoming... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I had gone to Italy on a family vacation. I had been recommended to try the La Bussola restaurant. It was bar none the best Italian meal I have ever had. Everything was fresh, home made, local, & absolutely delicious! I had gotten the pizza & it was cooked to perfection! My other family had pasta with seafood and you... More 

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Caldwell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My family and I have vacationed here four years in a row. The restaurant is beautiful and immaculate. The food is out of this world delicious. The service is great and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone! It is a must try and you will be hooked. Everything was nothing but the best.

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Thank Lisa L
Essen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Unweit von Capo Vaticano liegt dieses fantastische Restaurant, welches durch lokal kulinarisches und die typisch, pikante, kalabrische Würznote einen Platz in unserem Herzen gefunden hat. Selbstgemachte Pasta mit einer frei zu wählenden Soße sind eine Besonderheit des Hauses und ebenso schmackhaft. Unser besonderer Dank gilt dem herzlichen Empfang und der exzellenten Bewirtung von Toni und seinem Team. Hier regiert die... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $77
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Seafood, Vegetarian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Giuseppe Berto street, 1 | Incrocio Capo Vaticano, 89866 Capo Vaticano, Ricadi, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Calabria  >  Province of Vibo Valentia  >  Ricadi  >  Capo Vaticano
  • Phone Number: +39 0963 663226
Description
What really characterizes us in the kitchen, always genuine, abundant and juicy, ingredients able to satisfy the most demanding gourmets too. The Hotel Restaurant "La Bussola" can offer banqueting services in keeping with local customs and traditions, for up 500 guests and the hospitality of the staff, as well as the warm atmosphere of the hotel ensure that it is a refreshing and relaxing experience. You can taste a rich and abundant Italian breakfast or of a sweet and salty sideboard with warm croissant, chocolate, milk, coffee, the fruit hardly picked, Calabrian capicollo, local cheese, home-made sweets, cereals, yogurt, various fruit juices, bread butter, jams and so on. For the customers of the hotel, we have 3 comfortable atmospheres with bar, one big hall with pizzeria for the hotel customers. Moreover, we offer for our clients, a big porch on the green, with small tables and comfortable chairs, a pleasant and calm area for who appreciate a glass of good local wine, or a cocktail. It is a good place for tasting an aperitif, long drink, etc., or to taste a good coffee or a "Tartufo of Pizzo" (it is a local ice cream from Pizzo Calabro, near Tropea) after lunch or supper. Every day you can choose from a different menu of fresh fish, Calabrian, national, and international specialties. Particular attention is devoted to the preparation of Pizza cooked in a wood fueled oven. Our guests can view a comprehensive wine list of the best wines of both Calabria and of the rest of Italy. Also, we often organize tastings of Calabrian typical products......"Calabria evening" (once a week), a multi-course feast during which the best regional specialties are served with popular music songs and dances.

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