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La Bussola Restaurant

1451 Ellis Street, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 2A3, Canada
+1 250-763-3110
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good17%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
1451 Ellis Street, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 2A3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were looking for a restaurant suitable for a business/social dinner and La Bussola was perfect. We had heard good things about the restaurant and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere was lovely and the service was attentive without being intrusive. As other reviewers have...More

Thank SunStarvedCanucks
Reviewed 3 days ago

A little disappointed with the evening. Had diner here the other evening and wasn’t overly impressed. The setting is nice and the waitstaff very good. The food was OK but not out of this world and the wine list will give you sticker shock as...More

Thank John-Cypress-Tx
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to La Bussola on Friday night, which was the first time visiting their "new" location, although they have been on Ellis Street for probably 14 years or so. It was as good as I remember when I last went, which was at their...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This visit marks our 40th anniversary of dining at La Bussola. Over the years we have seen many changes in the location and décor as well as decreased formality and a more informal approach to service, wine list, and attire. Let's call it smart casual....More

Thank Just2LetUKnow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While "Italian" is by far our favorite, this was the worst we've ever had. All 4 dishes were under seasoned, and just generally lacking flavor. We couldn't get out of here fast enough, and honestly the food reminded me of Hospital food.

Thank MWiebe01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

the food we had was amazing it starts from the starter till the dessert everything was very good also lauretta and the service was very friendly. thanks for the lovely dinner regards from switzerland

Thank kinkygirl3017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had reservations and when we arrived, they wanted to put us in the back. The restaurant never did fill up and we had asked for a window table but they wouldn't give it to us. The table we had asked for stayed empty the entire...More

1  Thank Virginia H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My family and I ate here on our first night after traveling to Kelowna. We really appreciated the friendly service and excellent food. I had the seafood risotto -- lots of seafood and excellent flavor. My husband and son had beef and pronounced it excellent...More

Thank DSF1
LaBussola M, Manager at La Bussola Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience! We're so happy you both enjoyed and hope you visit again soon!

Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a very comfortable classy restaurant with excellent food and service, We enjoyed the food which was well prepared and very tasty and reasonably priced for this type of restaurant. My only complaint was the very expensive price of the wine. To me $12...More

Thank bfeeny
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We had a very enjoyable dinner at La Bussola. The menu is adequate and the quality of the food excellent. Service was great but was spoiled a little by the pretentious sommelier! Excellent wine list but expensive!

Thank Eric T
LaBussola M, Manager at La Bussola Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you for sharing, we're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us! We'd love to know how we could improve our service in the future, please feel free to contact us at luigi@labussolarestaurant.com

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1451 Ellis Street, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 2A3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Kelowna>  > Central City
  • Neighbourhood: Central City
  • Phone Number: +1 250-763-3110
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Located in the heart of downtown Kelowna, La Bussola is perfect for families, entertaining clients, large group function, or simply enjoying an evening out. With over 950 wines to choose from, La Bussola holds the largest selection of sought after BC wines as well as the most extensive Italian selections in British Columbia. A family business since 1974, La Bussola is minutes away from Prospera Place Arena, Rotary Center for the Arts, Kelowna Community Theater and walking distance from the Delta Grand Hotel.
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