About Piccola Bussola Ristorante - Huntington

970 W. Jericho Turnpike
Huntington, NY 11743
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A trip to Piccola Bussola will remind you of mama's home cooking both in quality & quantity. With oak paneling, stained glass wall sconces, tones of beige, & forest green & cinnamon carpeting that creates a comfortable ambiance. Our handsome bar is a great place to enjoy a drink before you are seated at this popular restaurant.
Chef Felix Girasaki, from Peru, started at La Bussola (our sister restaurant) in 1982. He was trained by owner Pasquale Lubrano, & is now the chef at Piccola Bussola. The wait staff is totally professional, & many of them have been with the restaurant since it opened.
All the selections on the menu are served family style on a platter rather than a plate. Desserts are as large as the entree selections! Our tiramisu is believed by many to be the best on Long Island. Wines are reasonably priced with an excellent house Chianti available.
A steady clientele of devoted regulars, & families that enjoy casual dining, make Piccola Bussola a favorite.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 2:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Round Swamp Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(631) 692-6300

Website:
http://www.piccolabussolarestaurant.com/

Private Party Contact:
John Lubrano: 6316926300

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Piccola Bussola Ristorante - Huntington Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

service

4.4

ambience

3.9

noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

good for groups (21)
fit for foodies (19)
neighborhood gem (19)
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great evening

Dined 5 days ago

The food is consistently excellent. The kitchen accommodates all tastes and the service is great. It's our go to place when we get together with friends.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Pic cola Bussola is one of our favorite ...

vip
Dined on April 23, 2016

Pic cola Bussola is one of our favorite places to dine!!!! If it's a family gathering or just my husband & myself ,they never disappoint. The food always tastes fresh & is hot. Service is friendly & professional looking forward to our next visit

food4
ambience5
service5

All dishes fine. Portions huge.

Dined on April 10, 2016

All dishes fine. Portions huge.

food4
ambience3
service3
value3

E xcellent Food, slow service

vip
Dined on April 8, 2016

We dined at this restaurant several times. Their pastas are very good, like grandma used to make. The pasta with clam sauce and their special with lobster and shrimp was incredible. However the wait for the first and second course is very long. If only they could speed up the time to be served. The waiters are all very good, but the kitchen needs to be faster. If this could be improved i would recommend this restaurant

Tags: neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4

Delicious food and service

vip
Dined on April 2, 2016

Delicious food and service

food5
ambience4
service5

Great Food..Nice Place. Reasonably price ...

Dined on March 20, 2016

Great Food..Nice Place. Reasonably priced.

food4
ambience2
service2
value3

too busy

vip
Dined on February 28, 2016

the food we had which was a salad and appetizer was good. however, the restaurant was very busy and the kitchen extremely slow we had to leave before entree was served

food5
ambience3
service5
value3

Great Authentic Italian Restaurant

vip
Dined on February 22, 2016

You can dine family style or opt for single portions - excellent food, you never feel rushed and the staff is attentive.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

I took my mom here for her birthday dinn ...

Dined on February 21, 2016

I took my mom here for her birthday dinner. We both loved the food, service was great and can't wait to go back!!! I highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience4
service2
value3

Sloppy and Discriminatory

Dined on February 15, 2016

The waitor gave us our wine glasses with wine all over, he didnt bother to clean it up and it made the table look ugly. It could have stained my white sweater. In addition, he was giving everyone else some complimentary chocolates for valentines day when they paid the bill but he didn't give any to us. I wondered if it was discriminatory.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Valentines Day Treat

Dined on February 14, 2016

Excellent classic Italian food with daily surprise special dishes. Each and every time we eat here the food is always delicious.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Very good food:)

Dined on February 5, 2016

Very good food:)

food5
ambience3
service5
value4

Consistently great restaurant

Dined on January 9, 2016

The service and the food are always excellent. John, the owner, is a pleasure to deal with.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Great night eating and talking

Dined on January 9, 2016

The sound level in this restaurant is very low and I could hear all of the conversation at the table. We ordered our food family style and shared a good Ceasar Salad, Penne Pasquale, and Chicken Campagnola which is the best Scapariella dish we've ever had...tons of dark meat chicken (special ordered that way and graciously accomodated) and sausage with delicious veggies in a brown sauce...Highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

New Years Eve

Dined on January 1, 2016

My reservation for New Years Eve was amazing. In spite of the chaos of set seating and conflict of entry space-the staff did a super job. AND I told them so!!

Tags: good for groups, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

We went as a group of 9 on a Monday nigh ...

Dined on December 28, 2015

We went as a group of 9 on a Monday night. The place was packed. Took awhile before anyone acknowledged us after being seated. Food was delicious, everything family style and ala carte. If you want pasta with your meal, remember you have to order it separate.

Tags: good for groups, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service3
value2

Good food NOT family style portions

Dined on December 24, 2015

The food is really good. We went for Christmas Eve dinner and I have to say that the portions are supposed to be "family style" and they were not. The prices reflect family style but the portions are not enough. We were a party of 8 and we were told to order 4 dishes. My niece wanted spaghetti with clam sauce so we ordered an extra dish and good thing we did. There was no food left to take home and we also ordered 3 appetizers which again were smaller than your normal family style portions. They charged a lot of money for these dishes and we were very disappointed. Don't know if I would go back again but the food is good.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Server was friendly and knew the right a ...

Dined on December 20, 2015

Server was friendly and knew the right amount to order for us. The food was delicious. We would and do always recommend piccolo bussulo. It is our favorite restaurant.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Table of six. Service and food were grea ...

Dined on December 15, 2015

Table of six. Service and food were great. Will go back.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4

Nothing to complain about

Dined on December 6, 2015

We had reservation and were sat immediately. It was pretty crowded for a Sunday night! We did wait a bit for menus and waiter, but we weren't in a rush. Food was very good, meatballs were a little burnt but not inedible. My husbands meal was fantastic! Def recommend!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5

Great food and service!

Dined on November 17, 2015

Four of us went to dinner on a Tuesday during November, which is their anniversary month, where process are rolled back 22 years earlier. We ordered several appetizers (stuffed artichokes and clams casino) and entrees (chicken scarpilello and shrimp areganatti). Everybody was delicious and the service was excellent! Best of all, the total bill for 4 of us was, with drinks, was $80! Fabulous!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5

good food, good service, what else do you want

Dined on November 10, 2015

good food, special occasion restaurant, just a very pleasant dining experience

Tags: special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

Always Perfect

Dined on November 8, 2015

Once again a perfect night out because of Piccola. I was raise on Italian food and this food is the real deal.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5

A Great Meal

Dined on November 3, 2015

We have been to Piccola Bussola many times and the food is always great and seems to get better with ages and there is always something new on the daily menu board.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Enjoyed

Dined on November 3, 2015

Just excellent in every way. Food, service and ambiance.

Tags: special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food4
ambience1
service3

Patron

Dined on October 16, 2015

Food was very tasty however first time I left restaurant hungry. Ordered veal Marsala and had to search for veal two pieces size of a silver dollar nothing came with veal. Mentioned this to owner and he said they must have cut it wrong not even offer of dessert on next visit. My husband had veal with eggplant and mozzarella on top also two. pieces not much bigger than mine, service was okay even though food tasty probably would not return

food5
ambience5
service5

Food was delicious. Staff was great. It ...

Dined on October 4, 2015

Food was delicious. Staff was great. It was a sunday night so a bit quite. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service5

Loved the food

Dined on October 2, 2015

We enjoyed the chicken campagnola very much. The food was amazing. The service was really very good. It is a neighborhood restaurant that we have never tried and will be back.

Tags: good for groups, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

The Greatest Dining Experience

Dined on September 26, 2015

Our server Victor was the best... He made us feel very at home...he couldn't have been more attentive to throughout the entire evening...we will definitely be back...thank you

Tags: good for groups
food4
ambience1
service3

Noisy

Dined on September 20, 2015

We went at 5:00 on Sunday. The place was very busy with lots of young children, including a wining, crying baby. This did not make for nice ambiance. Our waiter was very nice, but he was rushing around and getting our food was slow. Getting and paying the check was even slower. The people next to us waited a really long time for their food and complained a lot to their waiter when the food finally came. Our Chilean sea bass was delicious, as was our Caesar salad and stuffed mushrooms. Our penne alla vodka was tasty, but could have been hotter. I think it sat around for a while before they brought it out. I also noticed that there were no windows in the dining room and I felt like I was in a basement. As we were leaving a couple wheeled in a stroller with a baby and we were glad to be on our way out.

Tags: kid-friendly
food4
ambience3
service5

Great eats!!

vip
Dined on September 5, 2015

Clams casino are the best I ever had. Tender clams excellent seasoning & crisp bacon. Veal sorentino was great & my wife loved the pork chop. Request James as your waiter he is the best

Tags: neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service4

Excellent pasta with white clam sauce . ...

vip
Dined on August 31, 2015

Excellent pasta with white clam sauce .we also had grilled chicken with salad. Moist chicken very healthy dish The service is always good.

food4
ambience3
service4

Excellent Family Style Restaurant

vip
Dined on August 9, 2015

This restarant is consistantly good. Food is always good and the service is attentive and professional. They have the same waiters and we are treated like family. The pasta with clam sauce tastes homemade. the other pasta's and entrees are so very good. It is a neighborhood gem!

Tags: good for groups, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4

Yum

Dined on August 5, 2015

Yummy food! Love how you can do either single dishes or family style. My favorite is the fried mozzarella appetizer!

Tags: special occasion
food4
ambience4
service4

a delcious family nite out

Dined on July 19, 2015

Happy that reservations are accepted so our table was ready for us when we arrived. The wait staff was knowledgeable on the food but served the salad with the scallops (an extra charge) that we did not order! The size of the portions are perfect for sharing. Happily there is street parking since I don't care for valet parking. We will definitely return again to dine with a group.

food4
ambience3
service4

Family Style dinning at it's best!

vip
Dined on July 13, 2015

Thiis Restaurant serves food that is very close to home made. The pasta with White Clam Sauce was very similar to my style of cooking. The service is very attentive and friendly. The wines are reasonably priced and they have a nice selection. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends and family. Its also good for a group, price is very reasonable.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service3

Love

Dined on June 27, 2015

I love this place. Been coming for years and will continue to as long as they hold up their end.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups
food1
ambience1
service1

Will not go back!

vip
Dined on June 21, 2015

Waited 30 mins for salad and 1 1/2 hrs for main course. Entrees were not hot. Eggplant parmegean was mush. Shrimp , spinach, and pasta dish nothing great and looked like a pasty mush thrown together. Roasted cauliflower was burnt. No one came over to apologize for the wait. The waiter made no eye contact with us as he passed our table many times. The tables around us were all discussing the same thing. When offered coffee/dessert, it wasn't even comped. I would not recommend and will not go back. Service was inexcusable and food was below average.

food3
ambience1
service1

Never Go Back

Dined on June 21, 2015

We waited over 2 hours to be served with few if any apologies from the staff. We were a party of 10 with 2 small children. The reservation was made weeks in advance so they knew we would be coming. Our table wasn't ready, the waiter was never to be seen unless we found him and called him over. Over 2 hours later, we got our dinner. The only thing they took care of quickly was the check, which was good since we wanted to get out of the restaurant. Never again. This place should be closed.

food5
ambience5
service5

Great place!

Dined on June 21, 2015

Food is ALWAYS absolutely delicious! Was never disappointed in a meal! :)

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic

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