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La Bussola Restaurant

1451 Ellis Street, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 2A3, Canada
+1 250-763-3110
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good17%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1451 Ellis Street, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 2A3, Canada
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Reviews (197)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very enjoyable dinner at La Bussola. The menu is adequate and the quality of the food excellent. Service was great but was spoiled a little by the pretentious sommelier! Excellent wine list but expensive!

Thank Eric T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three for dinner on June 6. We saw this restaurant was categorized as fine dining and we had already been to other such categorized places during our 4 day stay in Kelowna. On first appearance this was a typical old style Italian restaurant but the...More

Thank denis b
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Good ambiance and staff were amazing. Good selection of drinks. Veal was amazing. Ordering on iPads was interesting. Really enjoyed our waiter.

Thank Gary O
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We had a fabulous meal here and enjoyed the experience as well as the food. The white linens and perfectly set tables were a wonderful backdrop for each of our delightful courses. The staff is warm as well as professional. The menu offers variety and...More

2  Thank Ann W
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The gnocchi was to die for and the service was outstanding. The staff went out of their way to make sure our meal was memorable. We will definitely be making a return visit.

2  Thank F2968IQterrym
LaBussola M, Manager at La Bussola Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed! Thanks for sharing.

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed the ambiance of this restaurant. They have done a great job of making each table seem very intimate, almost like there is no one else in the restaurant. The service deserved more than a 5 and the restaurant itself was very nice....More

Thank Rebecca T
LaBussola M, Manager at La Bussola Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thanks for sharing Rebecca, we're so glad you enjoyed your experience. We'd love to know how to bring this up to a 5 star evening for you in the future!

Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

One of the best italian food we have ever had! Great food, amazing atmosphere, great service If you are in kelowna check it out!

2  Thank jaykas1000
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We have been going to La Bussola with our best friends for 30 years celebrating a birthday and wedding anniversary combination. It never disappoints us. We have been eating at restaurants with this couple in major cities around the world and we still think this...More

1  Thank Vernpointe
Reviewed 26 March 2017

My wife and I went to La Bussola last night with another couple and we all had the halibut dinner, which was the special that night. The halibut was fresh and it had a tangy saffron sauce on it that was simply amazing. All four...More

Thank Joel S
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We eat out extensively and love good tasting food on our once a week date night. We were extremely disappointed with the poor quality food we received at this restaurant last night. We had been to the restaurant once before but did not order any...More

Thank Selinsky
LaBussola M, Manager at La Bussola Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

Thank you for the feedback. We’re so glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and staff at La Bussola! As for the dishes you mentioned, all of our pasta is made by hand, in house. Fresh pasta is much more tender and soft than pasta that has...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1451 Ellis Street, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 2A3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Kelowna>  > Central City
  • Neighbourhood: Central City
  • Phone Number: +1 250-763-3110
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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.
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