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
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.
There is no dress code. People next to us were in Tee shirts, shorts and flip flops! Yet the staff are really snooty.
The wine is far to expensive.
Very enjoyable evening, great there were no TV sets for loud music, nice quiet evening, service was excellent. Thanks for making our special evening out something we will do again. Doug
Love the ambiance and great service. Our shrimp Appie was delicious however my husbands pasta of the day was more than el dente and my veal Marsala was not very well seasoned. Sad because we love our Italian food, second visit so I guess just not for us.
Everything that I ordered was very delicious. The only complaint I have is that I ordered a bowl of mussels and clams in a marinara sauce. I couldn't believe the cost of the appetizer (about $20.00) and I only received a small bowl of them. I have ordered mussels countless times and always receive a larger bowl. They were very tasty but overpriced for what I received
Found the service to be indifferent. There was not one quality check during the evening. Seems the waiter was not having a good night as I wouldn’t see him that way all the time. Wasn’t rude, just very indifferent Thought oysters were very small for the price.
Authentic Italian cuisine, classy ambiance, elegant and relaxing.
Good location and authentic food. Not crazy busy but fairly full tables. Waiter was quite personable although the service was slow to start.
Enjoyed the food although my husband seemed to have an unsettled stomach through the night......thought it may have been the salad but not sure. I was fine.
Good in town choice for Italian but would likely choose another option if visiting again.
Mom’s 80th Birthday! Everyone had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the food.
Very nice wine selection!
The wine list on an iPad was a challenge to navigate and didn’t seem to suit the traditional atmosphere. Also, there isn’t much on offer between $60 bottles and $220 bottles.
The server didn’t have much to say, including the daily specials. We had to ask what they were after we overheard him tell the neighbouring table.
The food was good but not phenomenal.
Overall, we feel we overpaid for the food and the experience.
Salad was excellent fresh and delicious
Always a great dining experience. Amazing food, staff and service
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.