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La Bussola

Via Attilio Profumo 46, 00119 Ostia Antica, Italy
+39 06 8902 6374
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tartare” (2 reviews)
“caprese salad” (2 reviews)
“clams” (3 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 11:30 pm Hours
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
Via Attilio Profumo 46, 00119 Ostia Antica, Italy
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Food was average - good but nothing special. The location is not the best. We went there 1 kilometre from Ostia Antica and it wasn't worth it. Also the personnel wasn't very strong in English. The restaurant should be open from 9 a.m. till 11...More

Thank lenickajiskricka
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Always the best restaurant in Ostia antica,quality and a perfect service. Best dishes :fish and pizza

2  Thank Giovanni R
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Definitely the best restaurant we visited during our week in Ostia and Rome. Super affordable and excellent food. If you visit Ostia you should definitely visit La Bussola.

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We choose this restaurant because of TA reviews and because it was close to our airport hotel. This was our last meal in Italy and we were sorry to have chosen this restaurant. Locals were here getting pizza to go- maybe if that's all you...More

Thank xoxofoodwine
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...More

1  Thank PacoFlp
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...More

Thank rynwong
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...More

1  Thank Lewis A
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
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...More

2  Thank selima77
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,...More

2  Thank Peter S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 73
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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