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Piccola Bussola Ristorante - Mineola

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359 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
After years of pleasing diners with huge portions of delicious home style food, Piccola Bussola opened its second location. At the entrance is a large inviting bar which leads into the main dining room. To the right is a more intimate dining room and for all your celebrations, we have a large party room. The Lubrano family, who have been in the restaurant business on Long Island for more than 25 years, greet customers with warmth and gracious hospitality.

Dishes at this "family style" restaurant are made of fine, high quality ingredients. The menu is made up of a wide variety of pasta, meat, chicken and seafood dishes. Wines are reasonably priced with many selections available by the glass. Homemade desserts include an outstanding pear tart and superb tiramisu. Service is friendly and efficient.

The Lubrano family - Pasquale and Raffaela and their sons Tony, John, Carlo and Marco welcome you to enjoy their wholesome cooking at all of their fine restaurants.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 359 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.4
Value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMindyR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Awesome! The outdoor dining area is just lovely. The food and service were wonderful. Absolutely no complaints.

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JoeyVLongIsland
Las Vegas
25 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints! Always a great family meal at a reasonable price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good as usual, Grilled octopus was great! Baked clams on other hand that I hyped up to my guests were burnt, I mean black char burnt, can't believe they even sent them out like that, seriously. Just didn't feel like being bothered to send them back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful as usual!

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TheRealDeal
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific time with my family enjoying a great meal. Service was exceptional. Really enjoyed our time there!

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Sparky
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We’ve had a couple of parties here so when we had a group of 12 for dinner we immediately thought of this venue. The food is excellent and the people are very nice. Service is very good. They have valet parking and there’s plenty of street spots also. A definite recommend.

JK
vipJoanK
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal ! Wonderful service ! We love this restaurant. The food and service are fantastic. Always consistently good.

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Myzoey521
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience1

Horrible service. Waiters stand around and do absolutely nothing but take your order. They actually stand around leaning against the wall. Food was not good at all. Don’t waste your time or money here. Oh wait the guy parking your car is the greatest

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful meal! Great food, good service and the owner was so friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend for an occasion or day of the week!

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vipTheresaN
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Can’t go wrong with Piccolo Bussola! Food is always great. My only negative comment is that it needs to update the decor. It is a bit dated.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Was.Valentine’s day. Took a while to get water and menus.
Had lobster special bit after ordered it, they didn’t have it. Got lobster tails and shrimp instead. Manager comped is a glass of wine and dessert.

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vipRepeatcustomer
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

We were originally seated at a lovely table near the fireplace but had to move bc we would be immediately next to the Valentines Day singer(one man band). That request for a table further away got us banished to the next to last table in the auxiliary room. Cold and smelled of the men’s restroom air freshener. We could have gotten over that if the food was worth it. Everything was fine, just not great.

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vipnyerish
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place. Loved main courses and dessert. Will definitely be coming back.

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vipKaren
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great baked clams/artichoke
Salad chopped and shrimp oreganata

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vipMichael
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Listen this place is a neighborhood gem just like there other locations. The family runs the places well the food is good so what more can you ask for. Always good no matter when you go. The brothers are courteous and friendly. Their father would be proud.

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DennisH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Went for restaurant week prix fixe. Calamari appetizer was rubbery and too chewy. Wife's veal main course cutlet was so thin and over crusted with breadinng, it was hard to identify. Same rubbery calamari was in my seafood fra-diablo which was more marinara than fra-diablo. Service was on the slow side. Waiter seemed to have too many tables to cover. Even the valet service was confused. At first could not find the key and then had to look for the car.

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vipMINDY
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant! Always good. Never disappoints.

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AngelaS
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious but could have included a pasta or vegetable side with the entree

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vipSteakman01
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great Italian food at fairly reasonable prices for Long Island. If you like authentic dishes and sauces, this is your place. Nice wine list. Big portions. Service was impeccable. Loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food and service!!

MS
vipMariaSly
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my son’s 21st birthday and he wanted Italian and family style!!! Great place!!! The staff was just as fabulous and the food outstanding!!!’ Run, don’t walk to this restaurant!

Definitely going back again!!!! Great value for your money!!!

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ConnieL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

This restaurant serves average food - it was freshly made but was actually a bit bland - after bringing us all the entrees the server forgot to put in our order for risotto - since this should take about 1/2 hr to cook we were going to just cancel the order but were so surprised when he had it to us in about 10 minutes! this is because it was not risotto- it was simply boiled rice with corn and sauteed scallops. i immediately told him we did not like it and he credited our check.

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ArleneS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely evening. Everything was on point, no waiting, drinks readily available. Owner brought over potato pancakes and apple sauce since it was the last night of hanukkah such a nice touch! Food was delish, shared baked clams app, caesar salad, then scallops risotto which was seared perfectly. BF had a trio of francaise.
Tartufo desert and a cappuccino and perfect end to a great meal! Nicely decorated for the holidays too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorites because the food is always great! The service is friendly and professional. You are never rushed!

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SueSRD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great place for a modern twist on traditional Italian favorites, Piccola Bussola offers appetizers and entrees in both family style and and individual portions. The baked clams are fresh whole clams with just enough breading to season them, no chopped or fillers here. My shrimp was perfectly cooked and delicious and my boyfriend enjoyed his veal picata very much. We were excited to see zabaglione on the menu as not many restaurants serve it. The prices were very reasonable and the service was vet attentive. The ambience is lovely, perfect for special occasions. I will certainly go back.

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Pookie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience3

11/21/19
We were there for the tasting event. I have to say, as a frequent customer I was so disappointed in the choice of things. First off everything was cold. The octopus was gross, the beef was smothered in bitter garlic sauce, the chicken was barely there, Tortellini was undercooked, the eggplant meatball was tasteless. If I was a new customer, i would never return. I also think charging $40, for such tasteless food was a rip off, and not being up front that 3 of the choices being dessert was insulting.
It will be a long time before i return to your restaurant for fear that the quality if the food has gone down.
I feel bad to write this, you usually have delicious food, not that night. Was that Victoria vodka sauce on the Tortellini? Bad choice.

JA
JoannA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Started with the seafood salad full of calamari ,a few shrimp and a few clams and mussels with a fabulous lemon oil dressing. Our entree, Chicken Campagnola was roasted on the bone with mushrooms,red peppers, onions and some sausage. Quite tasty. Could have had more sausages and perhaps a little larger pieces of chicken.

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Don9
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was truly distinctive and outstanding. Restaurant was quiet because it was a Monday night. On weekends it can have a high noise level.

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AlanO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. We were immediately seated. The server was very attentive. I was surprised with a special birthday dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was fabulous! We told him that we are celiac and was conscious of everything we ordered. Made sure to adapt it for us. The owner constantly walks around making sure the customers are happy. The food was delicious! Mussels luciano gf and zucchini linguine with grilled chicken and shrimp with melted mozzarella in marinara. Our waiter made sure my wine was flowing. Looking forward to our next visit!

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LindaS
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was very good. Service was so-so. But we would definitely go again.

LG
vipLouieG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great quality food and service!

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viprheasue
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service at this restaurant are outstanding. The servers are very attentive and caring
We love the pappardelle! The chicken and veal sorrentino are so delicious.
We look forward to our next meal here

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vipWendeJ
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Nice neighborhood restaurant - very family friendly - good food - fairly priced

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vipMeganR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, our server was wonderful, love celebrating various events at Piccola Bussola!

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vipBluemoon
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our Go To Italian restaurant. Reasonable prices, good service, approachable menu.

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LauraS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a delicious night out with friends. The food was great and the service outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Had a table with 3 kids and there was an in house magician that kept the kids and adults very entertained!

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paull
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The experene was pleasant. The food was really good.

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Wendy33
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were greeted warmly. The tables are a good distance apart. The food was plentiful and delicious. The chicken paillard was delicious.We ordered family size and had plenty to take home.
We are looking forward to returning to this restaurant.
The staff was efficient and friendly.

FAQs

Piccola Bussola Ristorante - Mineola does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Piccola Bussola Ristorante - Mineola also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 294-4620.

Piccola Bussola Ristorante - Mineola is rated 4.5 stars by 359 OpenTable diners.

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