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La Bussola Restaurant - MOVED

Runaway Bay | Dutchman's Bay, St. John's 000000, Antigua
+1 268-462-8433
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Apr 6, 2017
Jan 1, 2017
“New Year's Eve dinner”
Restaurant Hours
All hours
Mediterranean, Italian, Pizza, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Runaway Bay | Dutchman's Bay, St. John's 000000, Antigua
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Reviewed April 6, 2017

Good food, lovely setting. Not real expensive. Close to University student housing so convenient for our needs.

Thank belizeretiree
Reviewed January 1, 2017

Tables set with head gear and horn blowers for the evening. The regular menu is served which is mid Italy cooking. We had the traditional lentil soup and calamari to start and a pork tenderloin with peppercorn sauce perfectly done and fresh snapper . We...More

Thank Donna M. S
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

The staff were friendly and the food was authentic! Felt like living in Italy! The ambience was amazing with the beach close by! We went three times and each time was awesome! Would love to go there everyday!

Thank Kingkobra_88
Reviewed January 23, 2016

We had dinner here the last night of our visit in Antigua. The service and setting were outstanding (ask for seating out on the terrace). My friends who had Italian loved it. I had fish and it was great. I'll definitely go back!

Thank Kristin A
Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

It has moved from Runaway Beach... It is now on the north coast....windy and cooler. Great food and service - just the view and location are a slight let down.

Thank James B
Reviewed December 3, 2015

It is nice to get away from the all inclusive hotels to find a really great place to eat. La Bussola is one of the best in Antigua. It has relocated to a new location in a beautiful building on the water, with fresh breezes...More

Reviewed September 11, 2015

Excellent food, great beyond friendly staff very difficult to find in the dark. There is a sign but with no lighting we couldn't see it. Next time we will go earlier to see the beach (not sure if they get a sunset view) but if...More

Thank chicalaca1
Reviewed August 31, 2015

Celebrated my 80th birthday in this fantastic restaurant The food was superb and the staff were so efficient and friendly. A great place to celebrate special occasions and to complete our memorable holiday.

Thank Helen505
Reviewed August 18, 2015

I lived in Antigua for 2 years and La Bussola was my weekend second home. I never had a bad meal here. The food is incredible and the service is second to none. It's like Italy but with sun all year round. All the food...More

Thank Sazmartin
Reviewed July 23, 2015

nice open airy restaurant close to VC Bird airport and AUA Medical School, wonderful staff, the owner is extremely friendly, numerous options of authentic style receipies, well worth the visit. HIGHLY recommend the pizza, super thincrispy crust loaded with wonderful flavors

Thank 201pilot
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$19 - $75
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Runaway Bay | Dutchman's Bay, St. John's 000000, Antigua
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Antigua and Barbuda  >  Antigua  >  Saint John Parish  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: +1 268-462-8433
  • E-mail
La Bussola have relocated to the site of the old Tides Restaurant on the beachfront at Dutchman's Bay. You will not be disappointed by this versatile venue offering a welcoming dining room with plenty of character and charm, two breezy, open-plan verandahs, with relaxed seating areas all surrounded by lush tropical gardens set against an Atlantic Ocean backdrop. Family-run by brothers, Chef Omar and Host Cristian Tagliaventi who grew up in the Umbrian countryside of Italy. Their passion ensures every dish is prepared with the spirit of authentic Italian cooking and culture. La Bussola serves only the finest meats and seafood, freshest vegetables, and bread that is baked daily on the premises. The good value à la carte lunch and dinner menus mix tradition with innovation. Classic Calamari with homemade Marina sauce, Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio with fresh spinach and Parmesan and Beef Scaloppini with lemon sauce sit side by side with Caribbean inspired Lionfish fillet with cherry tomatoes and Lobster Thermidor. They are the first restaurant in Antigua to have lionfish on the menu year round. The informal pizza menu served for lunch and dinner continues to win many fans who repeatedly tuck into thin and crispy, hand-stretched, stonebaked Italian pizzas and calzones. Amongst guests favourites are the Badia topped with grilled chicken, sweet peppers and garlic sauce and the meat-eaters paradise The Spada - topped with ham, pepperoni, Italian sausage and chicken. With a fantastic, fun atmosphere, the bar at La Bussola is second to none. It possesses one of Antigua's largest bar collections, with of over 300 spirits and liqueurs from all around the world. Not to be outdone, their cosmopolitan wine list features over 100 wines, champagnes and sparkling wines specialising in a diverse regional range from Italy. The new restaurant is the perfect location for private events, corporate parties, and intimate social gatherings with functional seating arrangements which can accommodate up to 100 persons. The friendly team await your visit soon