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la bussola

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Via Tisandros n. 64 | messina, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 51217
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Don't buy the pasta carbonara or lasagna, it's very bad. Service was ok but due to the bad food-experience of such simple meals to cook. I would not come back or recomend this to anyone. Its not expensive at all, but still not worth it.

Thank Julia O
Dublin, Ireland
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I hate to be the first to write a poor review of a place and if you look at my review history this will be one of the first poor reviews I think I've written. There is nothing wrong with the quality of the food that we managed to get at la bussola, it was getting all the food for... More 

Thank aocireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We went to La Bussola the first night we were in Giardini Naxos and really enjoyed our meal. The service was wonderful and the food fresh and delicious. We tried a couple of other places on our two week stay but always found ourselves coming back here as the meals were reliably good. We especially enjoyed the 'Pepata Di Cozze'... More 

Thank Nunziatella
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236 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We were doubtful when the man at the yacht marina recommended La Bussola - especially when he admitted he'd never been there but the prices, the food and the service were amazing. Definitely highly recommended.

Thank mompy
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We were twice in this restaurant. Both time it was very crowded, we have to wait for the waiter a little bit more than it should be, but we did not need to wait for the food too much. The dishes were quite good and the prices are not too high. It is worth to try.

Thank Làszló D
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Probably the best we have had in Giardini naxos but still far from the best in Sicily . Crowd pleasing hearty meals.

Thank Travelisation
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

La bussola was chosen by us as it seemed to always be full of people. The food was very generous in portion sizes and very reasonably priced. Due to it being so busy one of us had to wait a long time for their main but it was worth it. Open for lunch and dinner and open on Sundays

Thank Carola T
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Over two weeks holiday we ate here a number of times and were never disappointed. Service was really good and the food of a great quality - favourite was the spaghetti alle vongole but pizzas & calzones also really good. Not pricey and wine 6 euro for 0.5 litres. Enjoyed it every time.

Thank HolsRbest
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7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Starters were excellent a cheese board and aubergine dish shared both beautiful. For main pizza was poor , very bland imo although partner liked her pasta. However service was poor throughout. If you wanted something you had to ask 3 times for it. Staff were not very pleasant and my food was whipped away from table without waiter even asking... More 

Thank Michael C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

The service is excellent and the food is great (especially the swa food) with reasonable pricing! Lovely place by the shore.

Thank Gal B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Tisandros n. 64 | messina, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Giardini Naxos
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 51217

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?