Piccola Bussola Ristorante - Mineola

4.7
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336 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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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4.5
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OT
New York Area
25 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!

SS
New York Area
5 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.

P
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
New York Area
8 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.

D
New York Area
4 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.

AO
New York Area
2 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.

OT
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!

LS
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

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

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

Great quality food and service!

r
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

WJ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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

MR
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!

B
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

LS
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!

OT
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!

p
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The experene was pleasant. The food was really good.

W
New York Area
6 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.

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and service

JC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was great. Service was so so. The owner wasn't there so I guess the staff gets a little lazy.

MI
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is excellent. Consistent great food and service. Love it!

B
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always good value. Table usually available even at the last minute. Best Bolognese sauce on the Island.

r
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband, Michael and I love dining at Piccola Bussola. The food is so delicious. We especially enjoy the pappardelle bologneese, the veal and chicken sorrentino and the salmon.You can order dishes family style or single portions. The prices are quite reasonable.
The service is excellent. The waiters are friendly and helpful.
There is valet parking available.
Wee look forward to returning to this wonderful Italian restaurant very soon.

ES
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We always love everything here!!! One of our fav Italian restaurants!!!

JT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Food was delicious. Very attentive staff including the bartender. Been there many of times. I will be certainly going back

FP
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Really enjoyed ordering family style. We had 4 people and ordered an appetizer, a pasta dish and a meat dish. It was enough for all. Everything was delicious

JS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Been here a few times in the past so either I hit them on a bad night or something has changed in a major way. Servers were very inexperienced and the food was far, far below what I’d expected from this place. When the highlight of your experience is the valet parking, you have to question whether this restaurant will be around much longer.

M
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tony and his staff are great. His brother in Huntington at that restaurant with the same name is great too. We brought our brother and sister in-law there. They were never there and loved it.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

I thought this was related to the Huntington restraunt ..doesn't compare ..waiter not very concerned with our needs ..had to wave him down for another drink ..

AY
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful service. They went out of their way to ensure a fabulous evening. Thank you Tony and team! Highly recommend.

JR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We have been longtime patrons of Piccola Bussola. They never disappoint.
Food consistently very good to excellent, attentive but not intrusive service. Tony always greets us with a smile and a kind word.
It is a great place to meet friends, share entrees and sit and talk. We have never been rushed and we're often the last ones out on a Saturday evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

There was a party booked in the main dining area, so we sat in the party room. The waiters were attentive and brought our food out and served it warm and tasty

WW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We ordered a chicken marsala, it was really good and the mushroom sauteed very texture. Over all we like the food over there. I came to this restaurant several times. It's never disappointed to me.

WT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All exceptional thank you

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

It was a Saturday night but the restaurant was extremely noisy.
Service was very slow. Waited more than 30 minutes for entree

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

It being a Restaurant week, crowded huge portion with a heart sauce. Friends enjoyed their chicken and pasta dishes. Tiramisu was terrific but the Cannoli was rather small and nothing special. So overall do recommend the food but it’s not extraordinary. The portions were generous. Service could have been more attentive, did not get asked re after dinner drinks and water ran out in the end and was not replenished...this may have been a hint for us to leave. We did tip generously as we were able to spend quality time.

JT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Going back . My family loved it. They were amazing

DH
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Our table for 10 was ready when we arrived and the host was very welcoming. Food was excellent, as always but service was quite slow and I had to find our waiter, who disappeared twice.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience2

Horrible service we were ignored and the chicken Marsala was awful. We won't be going back.

O
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best chicken dish for chicken campanola and the grilled octopus was also delicious

V
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were treated like family. From the moment our party arrived until the last cannoli was consumed - everything was perfect!