La Bussola Restaurant
We warmly welcome you to dine with us in our home at La Bussola!
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Tue - Sat 5:30PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Congrats, best restaurant in the Okanagan !!! My wife Pasqualina is Italian and your sauces are very similar too her's !!! Will be back after summer and will recommend to anybody who needs to know !!! We live in Vernon and nothing compare's too your level of quality, thank you and have a great summer !!!
A special place for a special occasion. A classic atmosphere very European in the French/Italian style.
Lovely table settings always clean white table cloths. Romantic.
Tradional excellent friendly service from Micheal the Matre Die/Sommelier and James our very profession, thoughtful and caring waiter.
The food was wonderfull the sauces unique always a telling point for me.
We had the Eggplant and Veal Marsala both very special with salads and a Prawn appetizer which were also exceptional.
It was a quiet early Thursday evening 6pm booked through "Open Table" we had our choice of seating although there is not really a bad seat in the house.
Pricey but in this case you get what you pay for.
Will dine there again whenever we return to Kelowna
Family loved it, best Italian in town. Not sure of the "noise level" rating for the review, it was nice and quiet there, 5 stars throughout.
Great ambiance matched by great food
Waiter had no time to engage with us as they were so busy.
It’s a high end restaurant so that was our only disappointment.
I’d brought overseas family there as had eaten there before.
But oh well, it’s not his fault
Incredible service. Incredible wine list and amazing food.
Beautiful, refined atmosphere, good bruschetta, excellent wine list, and food was good. We both ordered veal - Marsala and Picatta and the meat was tender and the sauces very tasty. We were however, surprised at the fact that there was no potato or rice or pasta with the meal. Just the meat and a very small amount of vegetables (1/4 cup). We had gone to the restaurant as we had a craving for pasta. Admittedly we should have asked about what the meal came with, however, having travelled the world and eating in many fine restaurants we assumed there would be something with the meal. Had there been , this meal would have warranted T least 4 pr 5 stars for us. We did enjoy the bottle of white wine and a lovely bowl of strawberry gelato to finish.
Excellent service and food was fabulous! Beautiful dinner out in Kelowna with my man.
Good was great. Wine list was confusing on tablet. Showed a bottle which they brought but then I was told that price was for 1/2 liter when we went to pay. The price for the extra 250 ml was more than the first two. $39 fore 500ml and $65 for 750 ml. Very disappointed with pricing.
Excellent food, impeccable service, beautiful décor, and reasonably priced!
Always an outstanding experience! Service from James wonderful as always. It's a lovely evening out, and the food impeccable as always.
Only a tiny amount of buffalo mozzarella on the caprese salad.
Salmon had too much sauce and not a great flavour plus poorly presented.
Our server was fantastic but the bartender was horrible. We waited over 1/2 hour for our first drinks (4 people in it group) after placing an order. The only reason we got them at that time was because we said we were leaving if we did not have them within 5 minutes.
The restaurant was full but I still feel that amount if time is unacceptable.
Our server was fantastic. She was trying to make things better for us by trying to take our order but we felt that we were being rushed out by her trying to take our order without even having a chance to relax with a drink before looking at the menu to order.
With so many choices of restaurants we will not be returning here.
As always we had an outstanding waiter, James; amazing food by Loretta. We love coming here and will be back soon!!
Always great food, great service and a beautiful dining room!
Located in downtown Kelowna off the beaten track. Nice to dine at an independent restaurant instead of the chains that control the dining options in Kelowna.
Food was excellent and reasonably priced.
The wine list is weak and could use more options.
I will definitely dine here again
Went for our anniversary. Service was friendly, and professional, pacing just right. Great food and portions were just right. We will be back!
A wonderful dinner! Food, service and atmosphere was great!
Wanted to come to La Bussola for some time. Absolutely worth the wait. Enjoy!
Fabulous experience all around, will definitely return!
Food and service was great we were remembered from our last visit which was just as good we would highly recommend the restaurant to any of our friends and family desert was fantastic topped of with a great cup of coffee.great food and a great value
The service was so uplifting. The food was unreal! The house made tomato spaghetti sauce was delicious. A must-dine in Kelowna!
Amazing food with outstanding service. Always a pleasure!!
Excellent as usual! We always have a wonderful experience. Looking forward to our next visit.
Very professional service, and outstanding food and ambience. My wife had the veal piccata and I had the veal Marsala. Both were excellent.
Excellent service, ambience and food!
As someone else mentioned, the wine list is expensive and unnecessary but a good $55 bottle of Sumac Ridge nonetheless.
Food was excellent and Claire was the best waitress and helped make this a 5 star rating!
Excellent service food was delicious had the Lasagna.
Very cozy good atmosfeer and you can hear what your partner is saying
Recommend this restaurant
Overall Very Good Dinner and Service!
However, our waiter suggested that we should “substitute” the fresh vegetables that came with our entree for pasta! We thought a great idea and chance to try the pasta . . . as it was our 1st visit to this restaurant! Then our bill arrived and we were charged $5.00 each for this “add on?”
Should have been properly informed or given vegetables + pasta! Seems like a small complaint but, is one of those things that just irritates you when you are spending $30 - $40 for an entree!
Really enjoyed the food and service. Appreciated it wasn’t as noisy as many other restaurants. Was surprised it wasn’t as expensive as I had feared.
I brought my mom for her birthday dinner we sat at 730 and didnt get our food until 930. Our server was nice enough but we sat with empty drinks half of the 2 hours. It was busy but not so busy we couldnt have been taken care of. Good food but bad experience. Probably won't return.
Hello Leesa, I am truly sorry for this, it seems as if the team had a off night I truly do apologize. There is no excuse for this however and I sincerely send my apologies. I would love to have you back at La Bussola and host you for your next visit. I will send you my contact in a private message, again I am truly sorry. Luigi
This was our second visit to La Bussola and we especially planned to dine there as we were back in Kelowna for a visit after a year. Our first experience last March was excellent and we were very much looking forward to a wonderful, relaxing evening. However, our waiter was dreadful. Disinterested, almost rude and inattentive. He could not even be bothered to tell us the specials; I had to ask. My guests and I found it very uncomfortable. It should be mentioned the wine waiter was excellent. Such a shame about our waiter though as he ruined it for us; we will not return.
Hi Sarah, I am truly deeply sorry for this experience as this is not normal. I would love to have you return and experience La Bussola as you did your first visit. If you could please send me a private message regarding your server as I would like to look into this further. I also would like to host you upon your next visit. Luigi
We had a lovely evening and a great dinner. The only thing that bothers us that you do not offer an affordable wine on your wine list. Only $50 and up and that makes it at the end a very costly evening out.,The value of the food is really good.
Fantastic! Beautifully presented and delicious. Many restaurants in Kelowna are loud and we struggle to hear each other talk over the clatter. La Bussola is the opposite. Peaceful, refined, with tasteful music in the background. Delightful and attentive wait staff. Amazing wine list. Beautifully set tables.
The whole house made rolls are delicious. We started with the Scallops - perfectly cooked, Brushetta, and oysters. All were wonderful. Mains we had the Pesto, Lasagna and the daily special. The lasagne noodles were incredibly delicate and tasty. We were too full to even attempt deserts, but they looked amazing.
We will absolutely be back.
Everything was amazing. Wine food and service. Great spot and value
Answer re noise level incorrect, the noise level us perfect, you can actually talk to your table mates without yelling at each other. We love this restaurant for this very fact!
Mix up with the bill timing.
Just not stellar food. Nice environment and good service
When you walk in the restaurant, it is a bit confusing because you walk directly into the seating area. The maître d’ station is beyond that. It is uncomfortable and not what I would expect from a restaurant like this. The maître d’ and the service was very good. The problem that we had with the food is that all the pasta dishes include cream. In Italy, dishes and sauces do not have cream unless they are a rose. For example, sage and butterSauce has sage and butter. I Cacio é Pepe pasta has exactly that, cheese and pepper and some pecorino and some pasta water… No cream. It made the pasta is very heavy and very North American.
Veal portions were too small and thin.Salmon was not as good as previous
I got back from a trip late and my boyfriend said we were dining at Bussola. I used Open Table and got a table immediately.
We arrived as our reservation arrived. We were greeted and seated. The host was bery pleasant and our waiter was fabulous.
We had venison carpaccio and it was amazing. I had the variety mushroom ravioli and it was out of this world. My boyfriend had the lamb. He said it was slightly tough but enjoyed it immensely.
The dessert was the only disappointing thing. It was lemon cheesecake but it didn't taste like lemon.
This is our 2nd time there and both times we have enjoyed it immensely.
Will go back.