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Al Sufouh Rd | Al Sufouh Road, Dubai 213084, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 511 7391
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12:00 - 14:30
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Sun 18:00 - 23:30
Sun - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
Thu 18:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ambiance at Bussola is really fantastic. I definitely recommend sitting outside and the service really was outstanding. We had Caprese salad, Lobster/squid ink pasta, spaghetti del mar. The food honestly was ok, both the pastas were incredibly salty. We went for my girlfriends Birthday and the staff were very accomodating and even brought a birthday surprise at the end of... More 

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Thank Myles L
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I was looking for a quick informal meal at the upper level of this restaurant. The service was ok, but the food was outstanding. A lovely Buffalo Caprese to start followed by a fantastic crisp Pizza with lovely toppings.

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Thank Jurgen F
The Marina, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very delicious pizza Beautiful seaview from the terrace The Place is always busy so is better the reservation one day before. Don t need to wait for the pizza also when the place is busy . The pizza is perfect always.

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Thank igoretto79
MSeyahi, Manager at Bussola, responded to this review

Dear igoretto79, Thank you very much for your sharing your feedback with us. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed our delicious pizza and the view. It would be great to welcome you back in the nearest future. Best Regards, Bussola's Management Team More 

Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby and I've been living in UAE for over a year and were in search for a great wood-fire pizza in Dubai. Until our friends took us to Bussola. The best pizza in the country - thin crust, enough toppings and delicious flavours. We ordered focaccia and carpaccio as starters and prosciutto pizza. To finalise the evening, we got the... More 

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Thank chelly m
Doha, Qatar
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten at bussola several times, both with family and business partners, and was never deceived. The very good italian inspired seafood matches perfectly the cool / elegant atmosphere. One of the best service teams in Dubai, paying attention on details without being intrusive. Only point of dislike is the loud music on a Friday evening. Else excellent.

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Thank Stefan_Kipp
MSeyahi, Manager at Bussola, responded to this review

Dear Stefan_Kipp, Thank you very much for sharing your positive feedback with us. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed your visit to Bussola and that you particularly appreciated the atmosphere and our friendly associates. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the nearest future. Best Regards, Bussola's Management Team More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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124 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised, location is perfect with helpful and efficient staff. The food was delicious and portions on the large size, don't really need a starter, lovely bread which is constantly replaced up. Quite a long wait for the food to arrive but worth waiting for as everything is extremely fresh.

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Thank Barbara54321
MSeyahi, General Manager at Bussola, responded to this review

Dear Barbara54321, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed your visit to Bussola and that you especially appreciated the location and our helpful associates. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the nearest future. Best Regards, Bussola's Management Team More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It took me days to finally decide where to dine for my birthday dinner until eventually, we ended up booking this restaurant. Overall, I was very happy that I celebrated in this place together with those who are important to me. Right off the bat, it was a beautiful venue. We were in the fine dining section located downstairs and... More 

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Thank Patricia R
MSeyahi, Manager at Bussola, responded to this review

Dear Patricia R, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us. We are thrilled that you chose our venue to celebrate your Birthday. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your visit to Bussola and that you particularly appreciated our delicious food and our attentive associates. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the nearest... More 

Milan, Italy
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is very nice, the appetizers were quite good but the sea food pasta... so disappointing! It came completely cold and over cooked and was absolutely far from an Italian pasta. The service was very slow. I wouldn't suggest to go with a baby.

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Thank Vombix
MSeyahi, Manager at Bussola, responded to this review

Dear Vombix, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us. It is great to read that you appreciated the location. We have taken note of your comments regarding the service and the food and shared them with our team as we constantly strive to improve our guests' experience at Bussola. We would be delighted to welcome you back... More 

Warsaw, Poland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious and romantic. Great see food. I have been there two times during my stay in Dubai and I wish i had a chance to go there once more. Loved the food!

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Thank Wronat
MSeyahi, Manager at Bussola, responded to this review

Dear Wronat, Thank you very much for sharing your positive review with us. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your visit to Bussola and that you particularly appreciated our tasty food. It would be great to welcome you back in the nearest future. Best Regards, Bussola's Management Team More 

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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been in this restaurant 3 or 4 times, just wow! The food was really good (and not overpriced). I can honestly recommend this restaurant; if you like italian cuisine, you wouldn't be dissapointed.

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Thank Zosia M
MSeyahi, Manager at Bussola, responded to this review

Dear Zosia M, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your to visit Bussola and that you particularly appreciated our delicious food. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the nearest future. Best Regards, Bussola's Management Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 150
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Al Sufouh Rd | Al Sufouh Road, Dubai 213084, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Marina
  • Neighbourhood: The Marina
  • Phone Number: +971 4 511 7391
Description
Bussola offers to the diners the chance to experience one of the best Italian cuisine in Dubai, and has been certified by the Italian Cuisine Academy.The double decked restaurant layout offers a more formal dining ambience in the lower level, while the open terrace of the Pizzeria in the upper level provides a casual family atmosphere.Chef Marco Legittimo & Restaurant Manager Javier Soler are happy to welcome and assisting you in Bussola.

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The Marina
It’s hard to believe that only a decade ago there was no marina. Opened in 2003, the man-made marina runs along a 3km stretch of shoreline. A heady mix of luxurious hotels, apartment buildings, and cafes, the marina hosts regular community events and markets, and is a wonderful place to while away an afternoon or evening. Spectacular at night when the skyscrapers glisten, here you can enjoy dinner on the beach next to the sea, or visit a high-rise bar in a hotel for a magnificent view across the Gulf and the man-made Palm Island, with the world-famous Atlantis Hotel at its end. The Walk at Jumeirah beach Residences is a pedestrianized stretch leading to a new development: The Beach. It’s one of the few places where Gulf nationals mix with tourists and Western ex-pats. It’s a popular place to show off your supercar for an evening, so watch out for Lamborghinis, Maseratis, and Ferraris in abundance.
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