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La Bussola

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Piazzale Facchinetti 11, 58015 Porto Santo Stefano, Italy
+39 0564 814225
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Bergamo, Italy
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I give four stars to the food but i give three stars in general because the staff was serious and not so friendly.. The restaurant is very nice and the food is also nice and fresh.. And tasteful! The fresh pasta with tartufo was delicious but a bit al dente! But all ok.. The fritto was quite expensive for the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Positives: All the food was great - fresh fish brought to the table which you could choose from was a nice touch. Negatives: Service was poor. Made reservation via email. Walked into an empty restaurant. Told waiter I had reservation in Italian and was told they don't have an email address (there is one on their website). Then he was... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

During our holiday at the end ofSeptember, we enjoyed dinner twice in this lovely restaurant at the entrance of Port Santo Stefano. We preffered to sit inside but it's possible to eat outside as well. We shared a squid salad for a starter, which we both enjoyed very much. As a main dish we shared a grilled white fish, I... More 

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Katowice, Poland
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

If You will go to Santo Porto Sterfano I recommend You to visit this restaurant. Very good place for a dinner, best seafood in Tuscany

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Thank Kazimierz N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, very good food. Friendly stuff. Good location. Sophisticated vine choice. Pets friendly .

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Milan
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157 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Our dinner here was ok, nothing really went wrong but we couldn't be fully satisfied either. You can find a lot of good and dutifully prepared fish based dishes, mostly traditional ones and you can pick whatever you like without fear of any bad surprises. Yet, there is nothing that you will find to be really delicious or yummy or... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

We went boating renting through Tolu and his owner (Paolo) has his brother (Mario) running this amazing restaurant, with dishes rather fish oriented of the highest quality and prepare as has to be prepared. Indeed, we tried to find something wrong in the various dishes we took, and all was as good as it can get. My wife and I... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We turned up without a reservation on a Sunday evening and they made room for us despite being almost full. We had a great meal with very good quality fish and seafood. The service was professional and the cost was fair and reasonable given the quality of the food. Overall very much recommended for a top quality meal in Porto... More 

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Thank Jonathan J
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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: +39 0564 814225

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