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La Bussola

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Duomo
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Via Porta Rossa, 58/R, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 293376
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12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice place with polite service. Food was good and menu was very extent. Price was adecuate. Quiet place. Food quality is very good and while not in the turmoil of the touristic epicentre, it is absolutely perfect to go walking. I would go back if I came back to Florence...need any further recommendation?

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Thank elbauldelapiquer_00
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very popular place, a bit on the faintly lighted side. Could be seen as romantic but a tad noisy. \ Impressive stone oven when you walk in and the pizza was unfaultable. Juicy, light and crisp. Good flavours. Other than that, nothing really stood out and I guess it was more because of the waiter's attitude. It was almost he... More 

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Thank Douglasckb
San Francisco, California
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

La Bussola is centrally located off Via dè Tornabuoni. Its location and great food make it a popular destination for couples as well as bigger groups; good idea to have a reservation. We enjoyed our pasta dishes and ended up with the most amazing degustazione di tiramisù. Perfect!

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Thank sdgSF
Boston, Massachusetts, Usa
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went upon the recommendation from Hotel Davanzati which is just down the street. We wanted a simple, but good pizza for lunch. We already had dinner reservations, but if we didn't, we would have made one on the spot for later in the week. Pizza and service was fantastic. Thin crust and cooked perfectly. Wish we had an extra day... More 

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Thank Susan B
Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved La Bussola so much, we ate there twice! The pizza was perfection! Melanzane appetizer was amazing too. The servers were great and offered good recommendations. I would recommend getting a reservation for lunch and dinner. The line was out of the door by the time we left. Charming restaurant in a central Florence location!

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Thank Eastergal805
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

GREAT PLACE, FOOD, ATMOSPHERE, ETC.... Highly recommended to anyone visiting Florence, Italy. My wife and I had our best meal here (and we had many to compare).

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Thank John V
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having read the reviews for La Bussola, we decided to give it a try. When we scanned the reviews the pizza was a stand out menu item. So our girls order a margherita to share with ham on top (not on the menu). They loved their pizza! We ordered lobster pasta, t-bone for one with tomato and basil. Wonderfully cooked.... More 

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Thank Yellowdots
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went last night and the waiter, seeing we were coming with two kids pretended with a little ironic smile that the waiting time was one hour, one hour and a half... Ridiculous, people just before us just waited 10 minutes to get their table... Miserable...

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Thank Patrick M
Lexington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Favorite dinner in Florence: lighter, more delicate but full flavored abd expertly crafted. Lots of seafood, meat, and vegetable options. Seasonal choices, eg. Zucchini blossoms. Loved the food, service, atmosphere. Regretted finding it on our last night. Definitely would have rebooked another dinner.

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Thank BundyLexington
Warsaw, Poland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good and original pizza! I recommend the Tuscan pizzas. Rich selection of vine. Modern styling inside. Very good service.

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Thank Aleksander S

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $60
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Soups, Pizza, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Porta Rossa, 58/R, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighborhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 293376

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Duomo

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Duomo
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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