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Via Marina Garibaldi | Via Archimede, 2, 98055, Sicily, Italy
+39 090 988 0881
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

A lovely location (on the road) overlooking the beach which at night is quite magical. The staff hardly spoke english but were really attentive and so careful about my gluten and wheat intolerance. Wheat and gluten free alternatives which were really tasty. Large portions. Fantastic wine list - try the local wine it really is worth it! Just a lovely... More 

Thank wpfs
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

I Been in this restaurant in my last holidays in Lipari,and i really appreciated. We can start with the beautiful location on the Canneto Beach,all the view was really beautiful and suggestive. I got a great starter called Bussola, raw fish,i think i m serious felt the tasty of the sea in my mouth. Then i choice a Dentice al... More 

Thank enzo d
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

I been in this restaurant recently, and i can say clearly that everything Was amazing. I got for starter a nice fantasia del isola, tasty and lightly that included prawns, courgettes and squid. For my main i choose a fish in salt,and the maitre Was really able to clean that in our front. Everything it Was perfect,food ,service,staff really friendly... More 

Thank Francesco C
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

the restaurant is located in canneto on the beach. romantic atmosphere with a variety of fresh fish and shellfish as well as good pasta.

Thank Q6142JJclaudiag
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Outstanding setting for dinner, formal tables on platform built right on the beach. Very romantic, candlelight, torches and waiter in tux. Fantastic food and we were delighted that they had gluten free pasta for my husband. I had an antipasto of octopus and fried potatoes and they brought my husband his own potatoes not shared with gluten products in the... More 

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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

We came late for lunch after driving around the island and although they were preparing to close, they welcomed us for lunch. The menu is good and the pasta was home made and may possibly be the best in Sicily! Our wine, which they recommended was fantastic. The service was attentive and remained pleasant despite being at the finish of... More 

Thank RoxnKazza
Seattle, WA
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

October is already "off season" on Lipari. One night we ventured out in the rental car, headed to a restaurant, which turned out to be closed, in Quattropani. Long story short, we kept driving and it kept getting later. Ended up driving completely around the island. By the time we got to Canneto, we were hungry, weather was bad, and... More 

Thank pomegranate
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2015

We went to this restaurant as an self-gift with my girlfriend. Late September, but still full of people (a group of 70 tourists, so this may have been an exception, but the day later it seems to me the restaurant was always as full). Service was fast, very kind, professional and elegant even if it was clear we were tourists.... More 

Thank Zoten D
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2015

Hotel Amarea booked this for us and we were not disappointed with the choice. It is right on the beach and surrounded by flares/torches and candles . It looked like the nicest restaurant in Cannetto. Food, Prosecco and service were really good.

Thank Theresa M
Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Our hits recommended La Bussola so we stopped by and made a reservation for a seaside table. The food was quite good, not the absolute best I've had in Italy, but very good. The service and the ambiance are what boost this to a 5 star. We were not disappointed with anything. The two of us split and antipasti, each... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Marina Garibaldi | Via Archimede, 2, 98055, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Islands of Sicily  >  Aeolian Islands  >  Lipari
  • Phone Number: +39 090 988 0881

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?