La Bussola Restaurant
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Tue - Sat 5:30PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Very attentive, professional and friendly service, portions perfect for those preferring smaller portions, food was cooked to perfection, wine way too expensive. We had 3 courses, for 4 adults which cost approx $400. Alot of $$$ but it was a special evening so happy to pay it as a one off. Would love to dine there more regularly but $$$ too high for our budget. Ambiance was perfect, music was not intrusive. Delightful evening. Thank you La Bussola
My husband and I always enjoying going to La Bussola for a meal, it is my favourite place as I love veal in all in forms. I had the Marsala veal and I really enjoyed it. I only wish I could find perfect veal at the butchers.
Once again we had a fabulous meal, starter, mains and dessert were all delicious. We strongly recommend both the prawn and the scallop starters. Devine.
This is Kelowna's best restaurant for service, food and value. Service is top notch and the atmosphere is sophisticated without being pretentious. If you enjoy Italian food you will be pleased with La Bussola's offerings. I highly recommend this restaurant and definitely will return.
Most amazing people, food and atmosphere. Lauretta knows how to cook!
La Bussola is a nice overall experience. Service and food was fine dining quality. Unfortunately we were seated near the front windows and the forced air was set to cool the dining room making it very drafty while we dined. That and apart from the fact that the waiter forgot it was a birthday dinner, was the only reason we cant rate the restaurant 5 stars.
Always makes for a great evening. Love bringing family, friends and guests here. Tonight was no exception. Everything on the menu is always excellent, portions are just right and service is attentive, not overbearing.
Friendly, fun knowledgeable staff. Upscale dining with well trained staff.
The pasta that my wife and I shared was not hot enough to our liking.
Great atmosphere, decedent food and amazing service.
Everything was perfect. We had Michael help with the wine selection and he was spot on. Continues to be first class dining
Food quality great as usual.
When I booked I mentioned it was our anniversary. I did expect a little acknowledgment from wait staff. It didn’t happen. Service was prompt and food was very delicious
We make a point of attending every year when we come to Kelowna. Veal Marsala is outstanding
Food was fabulous. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and I will go back. It was friendly and catered to almost all our needs. We had 6 different items and all were superb. Gnocchi, Chicken Parm, Veal Piccata, spaghetti with veal meatballs and Veal Marsala.
Two areas that need some improvement though. Now if this was just an anomaly then maybe it’s not a problem but the night we ate they ran out of TWO menu items that we requested. First one was they had no more mango sorbet. This one they mitigated however by allowing us to exchange it with the triple chocolate mousse cake as part of the 3 item chef's dessert. The other item they ran out of was the Cream Caramel (which is basically Creme Brulee). I can understand that 1 item is gone but 2 seems a little high. And these were just the 2 we ordered. Maybe there were more. Our dining time was on Saturday nite and wasn't too late in the evening so they really should have had enough stock so customers don't get disappointing when they run out. It was especially disconcerting because it was my aunt's favorite dessert and we were there for her 90th birthday celebration.
This leads me to my second area for improvement. I put on the Opentable comment section when I made the appointment that we were celebrating her 90th birthday and that she had been looking forward to eating at this establishment for a long time. Not only did they completely ignore this comment; but, when we mentioned to the waiter that it was her 90th birthday, all he said was the he can wish her a happy birthday then. That was it. I believe every restaurant I've mentioned special events made some kind of acknowledgment. This restaurant showed complete indifference.
These are meant as constructive criticisms and I hope they will help improving the service at this restaurant. As I said I will definitely be back and still highly recommend them. I would have given them the highest overall rating except for this.
We loved the ambience, quiet, white table cloths, nice room. The service was good. The meatball appetizer was very good, 2 meatballs unfortunately lukewarm. The food was very typical Italian fair. I had the Veal Piccata and it came with one half of a fingerling potato and a quarter of a corn cob that was difficult to cut. The veal was ok. My husband ordered chicken parmigiana and he enjoyed it. We also ordered their spaghetti with garlic and olive oil to accompany our meal. (not listed on the online menu) I thought $16 for a side of spaghetti was a bit much but thought it would be homemade pasta and tasty. I was disappointed as it was boxed spaghetti , and and a small portion on the plate to split. I would suggest they offer a nice Italian olive oil with their white buns pre dinner rather than or along with butter. Unfortunately it wasn't the Italian experience I was hoping for.
It was a wonderful experience and the ambience, food and the staff were all the absolute best
Food was excellent.
Waiter was helpful in providing info about selections.
Great dinner experience.
Very bad experience, the restaurant was unable to serve the food after more than one hour of waiting. Terrible service for very expensive restaurant. I do not recommend it at all.
Visited in August and it was a welcome respite from the sun and heat outside. Dark wood, low light, tables spaced appropriately far enough from each other. Attentive waiters and delicious food. Highly recommend the veal meatballs as appetizers - melt in your mouth.
We had a superb meal. Starter, entre and dessert were all outstanding, service was welcoming, friendly and excellent.
You can't beat the food.
The kitchen folks absolutely know what they're doing, and everything we had was delicious and perfectly presented.
The servers were real, helpful, and open.
It was a very nice meal, but we did mention to the server it was our parents anniversary. I asked if they bring a special dessert. He told us the kitchen was too busy to ask them. We found that was a bit chintzy. Our table of 6 spent over $500.00 for the meal. A little gesture of an anniversary cake would have been nice.
Hi Dina, I am sorry to hear about that as we would have loved to send you a cake for your parents anniversary. I will private message you my email as I would love to make sure to take care of an appie or dessert upon your next visit. Luigi
We have lived in Kelowna since 1975 and for all that time, La Bussola has been the place that we go for all the celebrations that are important to us, i.e. birthdays, visits from children and grandchildren, anniversaries. We have never been disappointed.
My husband took me for my birthday dinner on Friday and we were very pleased. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. Fine dining experience was exceptional and we would highly recommended. 5star
Oh my. This food was mouth watering delish! Great staff and just an all round great place to dine
always great food. great service. definitely not a cheap option, but worth the splurge.
Just a great restaurant. The food and service is fantastic. Lauretta and her staff are excellent.
Disappointing experience compared to one previous visit. Overall poor value for a pricey outing
We had delicious food, excellent service and perfect libation…a perfect night! La Bussola is always a must for us whenever we visit Kelowna.
Our favourite place for authentic Italian food in Kelowna. Always a warm welcome and outstanding service. Many choices on the menu and the food is absolutely delicious!
Amazing - there’s just no other way to describe this Italian perfection for the palette. Fresh, authentic Italian dishes. It’s a must stop for us every time we are in Kelowna.
It was just okay, the sauces and seasonings were very good but the pasta itself was definitely from a box and wasn’t good at all. It was nothing special, definitely not authentic Italian. I would compare it to any Canadian style restaurant, but not Italian. Also felt a bit neglected by the server because we are younger, it was definitely an older crowd.
730 reservation. Sat outside after a few minutes. Service was extremely poor. They did not have enough “wine lists” to hand out, so we waited approx 15 minutes for a wine list. We asked one question about the wine and the server did not have the information and stated he would send the Somnalier. After another 15 minute wait, we left. Basically we were there for 40 minutes total, was served a glass of water each and then ignored. They seemed very disorganized. I do not know if they were short staffed? But was a first time there for us and we were very disappointed
Amazing food and the wine list was perfect!
That was the second time we were there within 2 weeks. before that it was about 4 years! How could we have forgotten it? The only thing better than the food was the service
Very good service! Nice food! Will definitely come again!
Nice friendly staff. We found overpriced unfortunately. The biggest disappointment is the size of serving, very small compared t lo typical Italian cuisine. Italians like a full plate of pasta!!!
The food is always excellent and the sommelier is a great help in choosing from their extensive wine cellar.
We are never disappointed and always enjoy the fine dining experience.
As diners from out of town, they were able to accommodate us at a convenient time.