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LA BUSSOLA

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Via Cairoli - Le Ghiaie, Portoferraio, Elba Island, Italy
+39 0565 917726
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12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Trinidad and Tobago
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1,070 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 625 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We love the place and strongly recommend going albeit it helps to have a bit of understanding of local cuisine and enjoy the food and the classical patriarch setting by which the capo di capo commands control over his staff. This place is locally known for excellent seafood but even more for excellent spaghetti vongole. We enjoyed pizza, too, but... More 

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Park Ridge, Illinois, United States
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Great casual Restaurant right on the sea. My wife and i split the house speciality which is homemade pasta with fruits of the sea. It was absolutely delicious and loaded with muscles clams octopus and a few other seafood meats that i couldn't identify, but they were all delicious. It was a huge portion and probably could have served my... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

This is a fantastic restaurant in Portoferraio right by the ocean and beach that my wife and I visited in July 2015. Exquisite seafood, wonderful gelato, pasta perfetto, and incredibly friendly staff. Not being used to Italian dining, my wife and I both ordered four courses from the menu. Unlike some other places we had eaten where each course was... More 

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Barseback, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

The view is breath-taking, but right at arrival our waiter was told off by the manager that he shouldn't welcome any guests without reservation. This aggressive yelling at the staff continued throughout the evening. On top of this, we tried to order food without gluten to our daughter, some meat and oven roasted potatoes, but the waiter was too afraid... More 

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Rome, Italy
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

We have eaten twice at La Bussola and liket the food very much. During the winter you can only eat inside, the look is nothing to write home about, but the food is excellent! The owner is quite nice and talkative, he explained us about learning some "tricks" from his grandmother. We enjoyed the appetizers,a very good pasta with seafood... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Pizza
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cairoli - Le Ghiaie, Portoferraio, Elba Island, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Livorno  >  Elba Island  >  Portoferraio
  • Phone Number: +39 0565 917726

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