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La Bussola Restaurant

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1451 Ellis Street, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 2A3, Canada
+1 250-763-3110
17:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 00:00
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Vernon, Canada
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted a nice quiet fine dining experience with our family to celebrate our 32nd anniversary, and chose this restaurant. We were apprehensive before arriving about the menu choices and my gluten issues but those concerns were put to rest and we enjoyed a wonderful dinner & the service was just as wonderful, thanks to Adam and the great staff.... More 

1 Thank Tweetyferg
Kelowna, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to La Bussola for the first time....excellent! Food was incredible and the service was perfect for my tastes, attentive but not intrusive. Well done! The ambiance was inviting, tho to improve getting rid of the white table clothes and use something more inline with bringing in the fireplace and wood beams and wood bar would make this restaurant absolutely... More 

1 Thank Lee F
Grande Prairie, Canada
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88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This is a gem in downtown Kelowna - authentic Italian and a superb wine list and sommelier. The selection of local and international wines are reasonably priced. A large group of us descended on the restaurant while attending a conference in Kelowna. They quickly accommodated our group and brought a magnum of fantastic Italian Ripassa as a suggestion before we... More 

1 Thank Kim D
Kelowna, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This restaurant is a favorite both for date night, with another couple or in a group. The food is consistently delicious although portions have dwindled over the years. My husband's favorite Chicken Parmesan originally came with a side salad, potatoes along with seasonal vegetables. It currently comes only with a pasta side. Regardless, it is always tasty..

Thank I3889MPmichellee
Toronto, Canada
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The charm and location of this restaurant is not to be missed as it is a classic with much history. However, the quality of the food left a bit to be desired. After returning my meal, the second delivery was much improved.

Thank smondas
Mililani, Hawaii
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is Authentic ITALIAN, the marinara was superb and just perfectly. As if I was in Italy. My seafood pescadore pasta was just delicious in every way. We got a nice table by the fireplace and window. Waiters recognized my area code when i called, so when we arrived they already knew we were from Hawaii. Warm and Welcome restaurant.... More 

1 Thank bevyow
Kelowna, Canada
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501 reviews
462 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Spur of the moment drop in on Saturday night. We had started of escargot and scallops with mains of gnocchi and scampi. The common thread in our conversation was the food melted in our mouth. Excellent service on par with bouchons, and the food was exquisitely prepared. Scampi is pricey but the rest of the menu is really on par... More 

1 Thank twysted2015
Westbank, British Columbia, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

First time here with the family. The server was very helpful as we only eat veggie. loved the food. We ordered 2 x Lauretta’s Baked Eggplant Parmigiana and Spaghetti alla Chitarra al Pesto. will be back.

Thank Bobby G
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

The meal was simply surperb in a place that is some way from Italy. Great starter and fabulous pasta main courses. Only issue was high price of wine. Business would suggest keep the expensive for those that can truly appreciate but offer some ordinary house for less than $50 a bottle. Particularly a couple of reds to compliment the superb... More 

1 Thank Uel T
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Great food and service. The food was excellent, as was the service. I ordered bruschetta and veal scallopini, and each was very good I would return any time I am in Kelowna.

Thank HadleyKatie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?