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La Bussola

#114 of 2,071 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Duomo
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Via Porta Rossa 58/R, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 293376
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Singapore
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful tour with Eleonora. I could understand her perfectly and she shared many things abt where to get the best food like the Apertivo at oblate library, a genuine gelato cafe. Also the history of important buildings and art. We had an ideal break with time for food. We learnt a lot and the group size was ideal.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived on a Saturday evening without a booking and were very lucky to be given a table. We ordered the seafood pasta with clams, prawns etc and when it arrived it looked very impressive - so much so tables around us also commented. The best was still to come though as it tasted beautiful! The best we had had... More 

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Thank honest-guest99
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Bussola seems to be a long standing local restaurant in a now modern setting. It might not appear a tipical pizzeria but the pizza they serve is excellent

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Thank Lata67
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this place on Trip. Lovely find and even on a Saturday night managed to find us a table, after a short wait. Service is excellent as is the food. Pizza dough is spot on. Had a special of a wild boar ragu which was superb. Shall visit again for sure.

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Thank ElvisPhish
Voorhees, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

La Bussola was a standout hit for our entire family, as it seems hard to make a bad choice from their comprehensive and relatively affordable menu. The standout for our meal (and for our trip) was the pizza with pear, walnuts, and honey -- truly amazing! I had gnocchi with fresh shaved truffles and asparagus, my husband had a veal... More 

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Thank Alison C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A place with rich history in pizza. Service was good and the pizza tasteful. The location is also convenient.

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Thank Κωνσταντίνος Κ
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is the place for a fantastic pizza. I Can only recommend this restaurant. The service is of quality. By looking at the customers orders this place is certainly worth a visit more.

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Thank Henrik B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice typical Italian restaurant well above average in the historical centre of Florence. We came twice. Evening was perfect but better book ahead. We tried pasta and meet dishes. All very tasty and well above average. We returned for a pizza during lunch time and it was equally good. The artichoke salad was not as nice though!... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say, except that every dish I have had at this restaurant was just so delicious. Some of the best pasta and pizza. Chicken liver pate was perfecto! The tiramisu sampler was also a big hit. I visited Florence a few years ago and just had to come back again on this trip (I've been 3 times now!)... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for breakfast. Had a foccacia and a cappuccino. All is freshly made, and the waiter was very nice. Recommended for lunch or a big breakfast.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 60
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Porta Rossa 58/R, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighbourhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 293376

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

Staying in Duomo

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Duomo
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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