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La Bussola

Piazzale Facchinetti 11, 58015 Porto Santo Stefano, Monte Argentario, Italy
+39 0564 814225
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fresh fish” (6 reviews)
“seafood” (10 reviews)
“cakes” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Piazzale Facchinetti 11, 58015 Porto Santo Stefano, Monte Argentario, Italy
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

There were 6 of us, with 2 little boys and we went with some trepidation thinking it was looking too smart and elegant to be there with kids. But the staff were amazingly patient and helpful, and the rather busy boys were well satisfied by...More

Thank Alison R
Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

A great night, very good food and an excellent wine. Home made pasta with Frutti Di Mare (Seafood). Clams, Mussels, Prawns and so much more, in white wine and garlic. Very attentive and friendly staff on hand whenever needed and in the background always. A...More

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed November 5, 2017

We visited for dinner in October, 2017. Having read the reviews we were excited to have some delicious fish. We were disappointed in the food, and the service. We ordered the same appetizer as the table next to us because it looked good. The waiter,...More

Thank BoomsMom
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Tasty food, great service, amazing desserts. The restaurant is mainly focused on fish and other marine animals, so vegetarians do not enjoy too much. Service is attentive, nice and refined restaurants, offer interesting meals. Dinner was really tasty, wine pleasant, but the top was desert,...More

Thank Trillian1991
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Nice but not fancy, food was very good especially the seafood. Try the mixed seafood starter for 2 and whatever had been caught fresh that day. House white wine is good.

Thank cannyjock
Reviewed July 18, 2017

This restaurant is excellent for persons with a discerning palate. Freshly caught sea fish comes every day from the nearby benches of local fishermen and is carefully cooked to preserve its moisture and delicate taste. The last time we had dinner at this restaurant, in...More

2  Thank Sabrina M
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a very good meal here on Saturday night. You need reservations and will get prompt desirable seating. We picked out the fish fresh we wanted which was served with roasted potatoes and grilled vegetables. You can plan to spend your evening there. It...More

Thank Roberts08
Reviewed June 11, 2017

We almost gave up on lunch in this small coastal town, but gave one last try at Ristorante La Bussola, Set back from the seafront, less than 100m from the traffic island by the marina, it didn't look all that promising. However, this restaurant was...More

Thank ESP2006
Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

I give four stars to the food but i give three stars in general because the staff was serious and not so friendly.. The restaurant is very nice and the food is also nice and fresh.. And tasteful! The fresh pasta with tartufo was delicious...More

Thank PicoRiko
Reviewed October 16, 2016

Positives: All the food was great - fresh fish brought to the table which you could choose from was a nice touch. Negatives: Service was poor. Made reservation via email. Walked into an empty restaurant. Told waiter I had reservation in Italian and was told...More

Thank Piccolo22
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazzale Facchinetti 11, 58015 Porto Santo Stefano, Monte Argentario, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Grosseto  >  Monte Argentario  >  Porto Santo Stefano
  • Phone Number: +39 0564 814225
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