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La Bussola

#101 of 1,989 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a lovely meal here our first night in Florence. We were looking for something casual, but with good options- pizza, pasta, etc. La Bussola has a high end diner vibe with a wood fired oven inside. I had a delicious wood-fired octopus starter and then shared a delicious pizza with my husband. The wine list is extensive, but overall... More 

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Thank Angelique S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A buzzing hot spot for lunch or dinner with some of the most flavourful pizza ever! Thin crispy crust with simple toppings full of flavour! Pizza sizes are generous and can easily be shared between 2-3 people. Be prepared to wait a little bit so have a drink to keep you busy. Worth the wait. I reccomend tuscan number 3... More 

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Thank Janine H
Winnipeg, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A popular restaurant not far from Uffiz. We arrived for dinner without a reservation,so ended up sitting at the bar counter.My pizza cooked in their wood fired oven was very good. However felt service was only adequate at the bar , almost like second class patrons.

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Thank RVDruns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Cosy atmosphere, service is allright and fast but rather 'cool' and 'distant'. We ordered a bistecca and a pasta porcini, 2glasses of wine, a bottle of water and a coffee. Total check was around 78€. The food was good but could be improved ex: small side dish with the bistecca (4 slices of potato, half tomato, 4 lettuce leaves). Best... More 

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Thank 315biekeb
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had to wait 30 mins for our table while we called and made reservations. Food was very good overall. Good Pizza and Pastas especially the stuffed Tortellini.

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Thank T2-Terminator
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant tonight for the second time on our holiday in Florence and the staff were wonderful. The food was great the first time but tonight they recognised us and were super friendly. As they recognised us they gave us some complimentary prosecco to welcome us back - so lovely. The pizza is the best I've had... More 

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Thank MeganP92
Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here, good pizza and nice service! Everyone seemed to eat the pizza when we were there but the rest of the menu looked nice as well.

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Thank Nada L
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly service with excellent menu options the best eggplant parmigiana, lovely bar the pizzas look like Napoli I'll have to come back & try.

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Thank Brandy L
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited La Bussola after a recommendation from the hotel we were staying in along the street. We weren't looking for anything adventurous having eaten late (around 9:30) on this evening (we were in Tuscany for a full day tour) so decided on Pizza. There was plenty choice on the menu with some interesting options for toppings (wild boar and... More 

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Thank Ge0rdieGl0beTr0tter
Tokyo, Japan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding food: fantastic florentina pizza and great pasta. Great service from the family owners: a very nice restaurant.

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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, Pizza, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Soups
Meals
Brunch, 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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