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La Bussola

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Via Attilio Profumo 46, 00119 Ostia Antica, Italy
+39 06 8902 6374
09:00 - 23:30
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I was quite skeptical and vocal as we walked away from the main tourist area, even more so as we reached a long commercial strip of car dealers. But the 5-9 minute walk from the castle was very much worth it. La Bussola is a seafood restaurant which also has all of the standard Roman cuisine offering. But its seafood... More 

1 Thank PacoFlp
Vancouver, Canada
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We were in the Ostia area for one night during a transfer flight and came across La Bussola, and we are so glad we did! For starters, there are three restaurants in the area with the name "La Bussola" so make sure you are going to THIS one...which is literally located in the middle of a suburban side street. We... More 

Thank rynwong
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We found this place on trip advisor and after a visit to Ostia Antica came here, ridiculously early (for Italy). The staff were very friendly (though no real wine choice was offered oddly), and the dishes were magnificent, The "Tris Tartar" of three fishes was extremely good, and my pasta with gamberetti was really good, and My wife's black pass... More 

1 Thank Lewis A
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Food , wines selection, atmosphere , people and the owner . Close to Roma center by taxi; with the trip. Everything more than amazing ! Thank you very much Simone!

2 Thank Roly V
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

My husband and I often go to this cosy nautical-themed restaurant, just minutes away from Ostia Antica small town. It’s certainly the most wide-ranging restaurant in the area as it offers seafood –its actual specialty-, meat, traditional pasta dishes and pizza. Bussola tasting menus (both fish and meat) will give you a broad idea of the restaurant’s specialties. But if... More 

2 Thank selima77
Rome, Italy
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87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

La Bussola If you didn’t know it, you would probably have difficulty finding La Bussola Restaurant in Ostia Antica – shoe-horned into Via Attilio Profumo in a mid-1960s quartiere, and more than a kilometre from the centre of the 19th century town. It is, however, well worth making this short walk/drive – parking is always a challenge – and exploring... More 

2 Thank Peter S
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Very nice ambiance , But above all ,great sea food! Row fish as well.....delicious and on top of everything else great presentations. If you are a "sea food" lover this is where you wanna go , if you are not instead but you would love to taste some of the traditional Roman dishes....this is still the right place! It is... More 

2 Thank Vivib27
Akron, Ohio, USA
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Staff had a difficult time with English (but he u! I'm in Italy) and they were all so kind and welcoming and thoughtful! The steak was FANTASTIC!! Waitress, waiter and even cook made our visit VERY enjoyable!

2 Thank vdiorio
Ithaca, New York
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

This restaurant is an easy walk from the center of Ostia Antica. I was a solo diner and at 7:30 I was the only one there (besides people stopping in to pick up take-out pizza orders.) The staff were friendly, the food was excellent. I had the fritto misto - a combination of calamari and small, incredibly sweet shrimp. But... More 

2 Thank Ninja P
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

if you want to live a unique moment, where the quality of food and service are the strengths you have to try this restaurant. raw fish quality is excellent, as everything on the menu! recommended to all who love good food! Simone good ... you are a great owner! :-)

2 Thank Fabietto 6

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$69
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Attilio Profumo 46, 00119 Ostia Antica, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Province of Rome  >  Ostia Antica
  • Phone Number: +39 06 8902 6374
In the historic center of Ostia Antica, a few steps from the archaeological excavations, is La Bussola. The warm and cozy rooms offer a quiet and elegant atmosphere. Some claim the innovative cuisine, those who remain rigidly faithful to the tradition, but we propose a cuisine based on recipes and typical products of our country, who wants to reinterpret them and let you taste the Italian delicacies without ever being trivial. So we try to exploit the flavors and aromas typical of all our regions. Difficult to leave our room without having discovered or tried something new. And as the seasons our plates conform to the traditions of the territory.

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