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La Bussola Restaurant

Viale Giuseppe Berto 1 | Incrocio Capo Vaticano, 89866 Capo Vaticano, Ricadi, Italy
+39 0963 663226
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (7 reviews)
“great food” (3 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Seafood, European, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Viale Giuseppe Berto 1 | Incrocio Capo Vaticano, 89866 Capo Vaticano, Ricadi, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant 24.08 in the evening. We came without prenotazione and were given a very nice table-thanks for that. The raw fish starter was fine, my risotto was decent, but the frittura of prawns and squids tasted strange -the prawns were ok but...More

Thank natashachelnok
Reviewed 13 August 2018

For us this was the perfect place to stay because it's a bit removed from the busy coast. The hotel has a shuttle that brings you to the beach. We had a car so could make various trips in the beautiful area. The hotel personal...More

Thank Marianne2510
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We were very satisfied with all services: nice outdoor ambient with sunset view, excellent sea food, white wine “Mon Amoure”, ice cream Tartufo (classic and pistacio) and nice and kind staff servicing us all evening.

Thank Marko Š
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful view gardens and a genuinely excellent culinary experience (the sepia pasta with seafood is amazing)

Thank Sandra Z
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

We stayed here for a week in May and had a very enjoyable stay .The staff were very helpful and all had good English .The food was excellent ; we ate in the restaurant four evenings. There was a shuttle bus to the beach and...More

Thank seanandmary
Tonycristian G, Direttore at La Bussola Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Dear Mary& Sean! Thank you very much for taking a time to write this feedback! We are happy that you had a nice stay and your experience at our Hotel was positive! We wish you to have a good summer and send our best greetings...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We ordered risotto and calbrese pasta, both were delicious. The only downside was as well as the other seafood the risotto just had one big prawn. The service charge is 2e per person but included delicious brushetta and bread.More

Thank Amy T
Tonycristian G, Direttore at La Bussola Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Dear Amy, thank you so much for your feedback. We are so glad tha you enojed our food. Apologize if in your plate there was just one prawn, you could ask fo others, we wouldn't no problem to give you more! The service charge is...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We visited this place twice during our stay in Capo Vaticano and were very pleased. The setting is nice (especially if seated outside, the inside feels a bit industrial) and the service is very professionnal. You feel that the waiters here have their job as...More

Thank ilGattopardo1979
Tonycristian G, Direttore at La Bussola Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your beautiful review on the Trip Advisor. I am delighted to know that your experience at La Bussola restaurant was so good. Your feedback means a lot to us. I am glad to read that every element of...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017

We ate at La Bussola this week during our family vacation. Great location and lovely staff with excellent service. The authenticity of the food (not to mention it was delicious) and staff is amazing! This restaurant is a MUST GO! Check this place out, you...More

Thank Lisa L
Tonycristian G, Direttore at La Bussola Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Dear Lisa, thank you so much for your feedback. We have been so glad to meet you. We hope to see you again. Best regards from all of us

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

It is a restaurant in the hotel. Many tables. Friendly staff, but were all the time served by different people, so it felt strange. Food is good quality. Simply good food without any high expectations in creativity or taste experience. Ribeye stake was a very...More

Thank 555,888
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We ate here every night for one week during our stay at the hotell. The menu has something for everyone, and both us and our small children found some great dishes here. Pictures are of chicken salad, tuna and pistachio ice cream. Yum!

Thank Marie H
Tonycristian G, Direttore at La Bussola Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Dear Marie, thank you so much for your fantastic words about us. I hope to see you again in our restaurant. Best regards from all of us

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 176
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Viale Giuseppe Berto 1 | Incrocio Capo Vaticano, 89866 Capo Vaticano, Ricadi, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Calabria  >  Province of Vibo Valentia  >  Ricadi  >  Capo Vaticano
  • Phone Number: +39 0963 663226
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What really characterizes us in the kitchen, always genuine, abundant and juicy, ingredients able to satisfy the most demanding gourmets too. The Hotel Restaurant "La Bussola" can offer banqueting services in keeping with local customs and traditions, for up 500 guests and the hospitality of the staff, as well as the warm atmosphere of the hotel ensure that it is a refreshing and relaxing experience. You can taste a rich and abundant Italian breakfast or of a sweet and salty sideboard with warm croissant, chocolate, milk, coffee, the fruit hardly picked, Calabrian capicollo, local cheese, home-made sweets, cereals, yogurt, various fruit juices, bread butter, jams and so on. For the customers of the hotel, we have 3 comfortable atmospheres with bar, one big hall with pizzeria for the hotel customers. Moreover, we offer for our clients, a big porch on the green, with small tables and comfortable chairs, a pleasant and calm area for who appreciate a glass of good local wine, or a cocktail. It is a good place for tasting an aperitif, long drink, etc., or to taste a good coffee or a "Tartufo of Pizzo" (it is a local ice cream from Pizzo Calabro, near Tropea) after lunch or supper. Every day you can choose from a different menu of fresh fish, Calabrian, national, and international specialties. Particular attention is devoted to the preparation of Pizza cooked in a wood fueled oven. Our guests can view a comprehensive wine list of the best wines of both Calabria and of the rest of Italy. Also, we often organize tastings of Calabrian typical products......"Calabria evening" (once a week), a multi-course feast during which the best regional specialties are served with popular music songs and dances.
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