Steve's Piccola Bussola of Hauppauge

4.5
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64 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
The original Steve's opened in 1991 on Old Country Road in the heart of Westbury. This is the newest and third location! It is owned and operated by the Vaccaro family who has been in the restaurant business for 40 years. Steve's Piccola Bussola is family-style dining with big flavors, quality food, and dedicated service. Steve's revels in traditional, hearty southern Italian fare, but also touches on other regions as well. The sauces taste just as good now as they did when they opened twenty five years ago. They only use the freshest ingredients. Steve and his son Joe are driven to give their customers the best experience possible from start to finish, antipasto all the way to dessert. Single portions are an option on the menu as well as Gluten free...... Come hungry!!
What 64 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always great! The staff are very friendly!

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vipFoodie
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

We came to this location because we have eaten at the WESTBURY location which is so good and even asked if it was the same and they said yes even better . There was only one other table in the restaurant . We ordered the artichoke appt and asked if the artichokes were fresh they said yes but they weren’t . We ordered the special it was suppose to be served with orchiette pasta but it was served with cavatelli , very different . I ordered penne ala vodka it was more like penne marinara w/ cream and it they baked it with parm cheese and the pasta was also under cooked . The chicken piccata was probably the best thing we ordered ! We were celebrating our anniversary it was a disappointing experience .

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BobT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service is always consistently good . Joe and his staff always make our experience great .

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RayT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food
Great service

You will never leave hungry, the food was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My boyfriend and I went to dinner Saturday night and sat outside. There was no one seating outside probably because it was a tad cold but we loved the privacy. Service was absolutely amazing. They were so attentive and accommodating. I’m not from the area but would honestly come back just for this place!!

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JohnL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

consistent very good food quality , great service , very accommodating for special request and a personnel touch by all with a nice atmosphere .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

On Friday September 4th we went to Steve’s for a cousins dinner date. The entire experience was spectacular!! The service was amazing, the food was outstanding! Can’t wait to go back there.

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vipBill
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

food and service was great
the place hasn't skip a beat with the closing
give it a go

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JohnL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

service , food excellent , very nice professional staff .

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RaquelD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! Food is outstanding !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent meal, thanks to chef and thank you to staff for great service. See you soon after we get thru these times

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ChristineM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

Service was very slow. Waited a long time for server to greet us and take our order. Also a very long wait after dinner to order coffee/dessert. Noise level very high. We were seated at first table and it was a cold evening. They have an inside door that if it had been closed would have helped to reduce cold air sweeping in. Two of us were chilled every time the door was opened. This was our third visit, but first time on a Saturday. I would not recommend a Saturday night visit. Food is delicious, but our last experience was disappointing.

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Flugel
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We love this place! Highly recommended.

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vipMoonstruckOne
New York Area
371 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good lfood. Too long a delay between first and second courses,

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Patsy426
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Service was great. Food amazing. Only complaint is we were packed in like sardines. The noise level overwhelming. Had to shout to each other

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ThomasB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Fried calamari was terrible. Orders were too big for single orders. Asked for a small portion and out came a huge dish. Meatballs were hard and NOT good. Main courses were good enough but overall evening was a "3".

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vipDependable66
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Descent quality and preparation of dishes. Server disappeared for long periods. Server recommended the snapper... It wasn't that good.

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vipStevenfromSetauket
New York Area
125 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food and service is always good at this restaurant. I wasn't too happy with the Valet parking attendant. He adjusted my seat all the way forward and re-adjusted my mirrors. All he did was drive my car 50 feet to a parking spot. It took me 5 minutes to get everything back to normal.

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vipBobT
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent food, with good variety, provided at reasonable prices. Noise level extremely high, difficult to converse at table.

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vipjeffs
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

i enjoy this restaurant and would of given it at least one more star, however with that said we had a 7pm reservation and arrived early at 6:30....we had a reservation for four and told the host that we would be at the bar...our friends arrived shortly thereafter and we had a cocktail while waiting for our table.....by 7:20 no one came for us so i went back to the host only to find no one there....i stopped a gentlemen and explained the situation....he said go back to the bar and he would handle it...ten minutes more went by and still no table or not even an acknowledgement that it would be soon.....again i got up and again no host or hostess in sight...i explained to the bartender and he said he would see what he can do....finally someone came out and said a couple of more minutes...we were finally seated about half hour or more after our reservation time......this was the second time this has happened and i will give it another shot...but they need to get their act together.......

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PhiljP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Best Italian food on Long Island with great value and very good service and hospitality!

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vipMikem
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

the osso bucco was very good, came with risotto. the burrata was excellent as a starter, was a huge portion they split in two and was plenty for 2 people

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

By far the best Italian meal on Long Island! The wait staff are attentive and knowledgable. Drinks were generous and the food is cooked to perfection. The owner Joe came out to greet us and make sure everything was to our liking. Frequent visitors to the Westbury location, I'm glad we took the ride to Hauppauge to check out the new place. Highly recommend it.

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KristenR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent! Was incredibly happy-service was terrific and food was amazing, an absolute must go to again!

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ereptek
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always to notch meals. We had seafood marinara and the branzino special. Both were excellent. Single portions were large. Staff was friendly and quick. Great place for couples and family gatherings.

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steakme
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food here is great. The prices are reasonable. Atmosphere is very nice. Waiters are pretty attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Italian food ever anywhere

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vipRichardG
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Birthday. Too noicy

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Elizabeth6
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This was our second visit to this restaurant. The service is friendly and the food is very good. You can order family style or individual portions. I would like to see the chicken parm a bit thicker. We will go back. Its a nice place for any occasion. The table cloths are a nice touch.

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vipjeffs
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We actually hit a perfect Saturday night. Restaurant was very very slow. Guess between Xmas and New Years people stay in. We wound up sitting at bar. Only one other couple at bar with us the entire eve. Food was good although I ordered a pasta dish with linguini and spaghetti came out. Would like to see better wines by the glass other than that no complaints

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TraceyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and bar top notch. Service and staff we courteous and on the ball. I will be returning once again for sure!

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vipLcurc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Christmas Eve dinner with family........4:15 PM reservations. As we were being seated with the rest of our party a few minutes behind, we were told that another party had our table for 6 PM. The rest of our party arrived at 4:20 PM. Two more times.....two more waiters felt the need to highlight, AGAIN, that another party had our table for 6 PM. I presume that they felt it was out responsibility to rush our way through dinner rather than their responsibility to manage their reservation process more efficiently as well as their own time to serve, over a 1 hour - 40 minute period, to ensure that the customer received the best experience possible.

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KathleenM
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent! Will definitely return! Thank you Joe for the desert. Delicious!

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vipnancym
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

We always enjoy your food, but the service the last 2 times the service was terrible, inattentive & seemed annoyed @ everything we asked for.
Very disappointing .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Terrible, it was freezing and the waiter did not want to turn up the heat because he said he was hot. The food was not good and overpriced. The waiter was so rude, the worst ever!

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vipJohnK
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Have been to Steve’s Piccolo Bussola in Westbury, but this was our first time in Hauppauge. Very enjoyable evening all around.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were met with a friendly staff immediately and with a warm and inviting atmosphere. The location is perfect and not far from the highway. But ultimately the best part of our experience at Steve’s Piccola Bussola was the incredible food. Everything we ordered was delicious and definitely worth raving about.

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vipClaudiaC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and delicious food. Very very nice restaurant.

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steakme
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food wonderful service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

DO NOT GO!!!!!! Made a reservation for 10 people, checked in 15 minutes prior to the reservation, waited almost an hour and never got seated. There is no seating in the waiting area so our party of 10 people were standing throughout the tiny waiting room, including elderly people. Not to mention they constantly suggesting for us to go to the bar. We had underage children with us so that obviously wasn’t appropriate. The hostess would not make eye contact with any of our party when we tried to ask how much longer we needed to wait. When we finally got to ask someone how much longer his response was “we have a table but the other people don’t want to get up”. So after the rude service and the rude reply we decided to take our business elsewhere. Saved our money but wasted our time.

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Steve's Piccola Bussola of Hauppauge offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 761-6600.

Steve's Piccola Bussola of Hauppauge is rated 4.5 stars by 64 OpenTable diners.

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