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“Great Pizza and Pasta”
Review of La Bussola

La Bussola
Ranked #47 of 392 Restaurants in Lido di Ostia
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 25 October 2013

While we stayed 7 nights in Florence, we ended up eating this location 4 times. We love pizza and pasta and you can get a really good pizza at this restaurant. Even local people come and eat pizza here. First night we were at Florence, we ate at this restaurant because it was recommend by a hotel staff and so close to a hotel we stayed. We waited 15 minutes or more for a bill and even thought we mentioned 2 times, bill never came but foods were good so we went back. We were glad to give them a second chance. Great waiter, Mr. Antonio Lanese, gave an excellent service and also gave us a great recommendation of wine and foods selection. October was mushroom season and he even made us dish with porcini mushroom which was not even on a regular menu. Antonio has a great sense of humor, great recommendation of wine selection and foods. We always ask for Antonio, no more long wait for bills. We really enjoyed foods.
Only thing we do not really like was they added 10% service charge on our bills but it seems like there are lots of restaurants are doing it as well.

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Thank Hiromi C
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

This is the third time I have eaten at this restaurant. It is recommended that you reserve if you want a table facing the (distant unseen) sea for a cool breeze. Pasta course was not particularly good and rather bland. Fish course was a very large wild sea bass and exceptionally good. Deserts are nothing exciting. Price was reasonable but due to a "misunderstanding" the waiter did not return with our fiscal receipt or the change, we had to go and ask after a 15 min wait. Customers should be aware it's illegal to leave a restaurant without your receipt because of tax issues

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2  Thank suzanneitaly
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

My review is to warn those of you willing to go out for a dinner with friends. If you are looking just for good food and tolerable prices, well this is the place for you. But if you are looking for something more, such as good service, respect for customers and value for money, you must avoid this restaurant! I was there with a group of friends on a Friday evening, after a pleasant dinner (with an irritating slow service by the way) while we were chatting and having dessert, we found out that people in the table next to us had started smoking!!! You have read it right, SMOKING! Waiters had even provided them with ashtrays! We were so pissed off that we paid the bill and left immediately. Upon asking why they were smoking, the answer was: we had not realised they had lit up cigarettes. Kind of difficult since the table was right in the middle of the restaurant... I will never ever step into that restaurant again in my life!

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7  Thank ItaliAsian
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

If you like fish and sea food, friendly staff, and a place where also kids can have good time, go to La Bussola. Wide enough selection of wine by glass, very fresh fish, simply but precisely cooked.
This is not high gastronomy but one does not always need this, true?
A bit far from the city center but worth going there, also thanks to reasonable prices.

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1  Thank Daniel V
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Reviewed 28 March 2013 via mobile

生虾拼盘最值得推荐,非常新鲜,重要是吃得放心。龙虾面,我老婆很喜欢。就是一道菜不值:现场挑选冰鲜鱼,按重付钱;性价比不高。
I like the raw shrimp most.
sina weibo:gene_ou

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1  Thank Gene_Ou
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