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La Bussola

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Piazzale Facchinetti 11, 58015 Porto Santo Stefano, Italy
0039 0564814225
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73 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to La Bussola with my partner attracted by the excellent TripAdvisor reviews and was appalled by our experience. Firstly we asked for a table and a flustered waitress left us waiting without giving us any idea of how long it was going to take. Then another member of staff asked us to wait outside, still offering no information.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here the night we got to Italy and it was a great to have a delicious plate of pasta and risotto. Prices we thought were very reasonable. The menu looked varied but we only ate one course there.

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Kirkland, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is excellent, but it's location is not the best. Don't worry about that. Go eat some excellent fish. We had an expertly prepared dorado, baked with olive oil and herbs and sliced potatoes. Best fish ever? Close. Caught in the morning, served in the evening. Location problem is not convenience, but a low location back from the port.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

A place where one can eat decent food, priced correctly. I had a steak that actually arrived without the green peper sauce as mentioned in the menu. Was ok but not spectacular. My other friends had different pasta with sea stuff. Same rating.

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Thank Catalin M
Hanoi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

La Bussola in San Stefano, a seaport of Tuscany, exceed our expectatiions. The chef makes quite delicious original pasta first courses, and has various good seafood and meat selections for main courses. The Tuscan white and red wines are excellent, and we liked that it was open late so we could arrive at 10pm and still get an un-rushed dinner.... More 

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Rome, Italy
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

In Italy never go to places which have picture menu or no one in the place! Instead ask from locals! This is how italian modern saying goes and what we did in Argento, Porto Santo Stefano when we wanted to have a nice see-based lunch! A friendly owner of a Tabacco bar suggested us to try the place called La... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

We were there to have lunch. We ate at 14.30 and the service was extremely kind and completely at our disposal. The menù is wide and interesting. It was to hot to eat large meals, therefore we took only the "primi piatti". Nice recipes, well cooked. Fresh fish! Recommended!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

We have been there with the whole family during our holiday. Very good fish dishes, with various fishes of the day. We took various fish starters - all very good. Then a branzino - delicious. Probably the best executed fish i had this year!!! Very friendly athmosphere with very kind service.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

we had dinner here twice andhadpasta apetizers and had spigola for two both times-Excellent and so was the salad to start and grilled vegetables, Service is with a smile and wehighly recommend this place- This area is loaded with terrific restaurants all within walking distance of each other and it is hard to pick a winner but this is in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The location and decor is rather strange given that the restaurant is set away from the port and located next to a carpark and you'd miss it easily if you weren't looking closely but that aside, the service here was warm, friendly and attentive and food was simply brilliant. Expansive menu consisting of various seafood and meat dishes. I would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazzale Facchinetti 11, 58015 Porto Santo Stefano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Grosseto  >  Porto Santo Stefano
  • Phone Number: 0039 0564814225

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