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“Great Food, Great Service, Great Atmosphere”

La Bussola Restaurant
Ranked #65 of 612 Restaurants in Kelowna
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Central City
Description: Located in the heart of downtown Kelowna, La Bussola is perfect for families, entertaining clients, large group function, or simply enjoying an evening out. With over 950 wines to choose from, La Bussola holds the largest selection of sought after BC wines as well as the most extensive Italian selections in British Columbia. A family business since 1974, La Bussola is minutes away from Prospera Place Arena, Rotary Center for the Arts, Kelowna Community Theater and walking distance from the Delta Grand Hotel.
Kelowna, Canada
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145 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Great Food, Great Service, Great Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

La Boussla is our favourite Kelowna restaurant to dine out on special occasions. Everyone there is attentive and very courteous. On our last visit, we asked for a secluded table at the back of the restaurant. We arrived early and shared some wine. After the table candles were light, the room lights were dimmed and my wife was unable to read the menu. Franco, the owner, arrived at the table and offered my wife his glasses. Friendly banter lead to the suggestion for a very special meal. The pasta special was tantalizing while the sirloin steak, cooked in a wine sauce was one of the best steaks i have ever eaten. The Zabaglione for dessert was incredible. This truly is one of Kelowna's great restaurants.

  • Visited October 2012
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English first
Wicklow, Ireland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice treat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

We were very impressed with this restaurant, nice menu with very reasonably priced selection, staff were very helpful and attentive.A good choice of venue which seemed to be well supported by the locals.

Visited September 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Wonderful Ambience, Great Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

On a recent visit to Kelowna, we dined with friends at La Bussola one night. When we arrived, the music was so loud that we could hardly have a descent conversation. After asking the waiter a few times to turn the music down, they finally did. Then, we began a wonderful evening. The waiter was attentive and allowed us time to sip our cocktails before the first course. A wine waiter came by after we ordered our meals to discuss wine selections - what a nice touch! The food was beautifully presented, well prepared and extremely tasty. The amibience (minus the loud music) was warm, friendly and inviting. Our friend who lives in Kelowna always dines here on those special occasions. A true gem and well worth a visit (or 2!)

Visited September 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Italian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

Loved the food, gluten free options, excellent service, cozy atmosphere, and fantastic wine list, good location

Visited September 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Italian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

This restaurent has great wine, delicious gluten free options, warm, cosy atmosphere, excellent service, and fabulous desserts

  • Visited September 2012
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    • Service
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