We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Delicious pasta and meat ”
Review of La Bussola da Gino

La Bussola da Gino
Reserve with
La Bussola da Gino is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #14 of 81 Restaurants in Quarrata
Price range: USD 35 - USD 89
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: La Bussola da Gino, is a charming little hotel and restaurant located in the foothills of Carmignano, a short distance from Florence, Pistoia, Prato and Montecatini. Opened in 1963 by the Ianda family, it is well reknowned for traditional Tuscan dishes. The menu follows the changing seasons rigorously, a vast selection of meat and game, wild mushrooms and fresh truffles are balanced with more modern and daring international combinations. La Bussola provides a comfortable warm and friendly environment for travellers looking to experience Tuscany at it’s best.
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Fabulous garden, delicious starters, pasta, pork or beef meat. Great wines.. Very pleasent and friendly place thanks to Gino.. Place to return soon.

Thank Hakan S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Moreno I, Proprietario at La Bussola da Gino, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2016

Thank u so much for u re great feedback ,,,
See u soon

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (229)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

2 - 6 of 229 reviews

Reviewed 18 January 2015

I could not resist another visit to La Bussola, my favourite restaurant in the area, this time for lunch. Friends encouraged me to have pasta but I was won over by the Maialino Nostrale. Expecting something along the lines of a fancy pork chop I was blown away by a quarter of a suckling pig, roasted to perfection. If you like meat as I do, love pork, then you will be in paradise at La Bussola. To parody Mark Twain, 'you may go to heaven, I'll stay here at La Bussola da Gino.' Tucked away in Catena, less than an hours drive from the centre of Firenze/Florence.

Thank Delaey R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 December 2014

Some weeks ago celebrating the return of a friend recuperating from surgery overseas, we feasted at La Bussola da Gino. This restaurant is the home of meat, relying on centuries of Tuscan tradition to delight and please. I have never I confess eaten so much meat in one sitting. I was very late and the fires had died down so much that my steak was cut thin to only three centimetres but still the size of a dinner plate! My stay in Tuscany will definitely include another visit since the menu invites me to try the great variety of meaty dishes from wild boar and venison to suckling pig, the finest cured hams and tripe! I'll be back.

Thank Delaey R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 June 2013

As you will understand from other reviewers (if reading italian), you will know this is a bit above the average, both when it comes to prices as well as the food. That said, for the same money, you may find yourself ripped off if unlucky to visit the wrong places in Florence, hence at la Bussola you will get true value for money.

The antipasti are wonderful (they are famous for their coldcuts), the pastas spectacular, and the meat will make you understand how a bistecca should taste, there is a very fine line between good and fantastic, and the little extra effort they make (such as marinating in olive oil for at least 24h), makes all the difference!

Worth a trip!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank AnotherSwede
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago
Google Translation

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed La Bussola da Gino also viewed

Quarrata, Province of Pistoia
Carmignano, Province of Prato
 
Quarrata, Province of Pistoia
Quarrata, Province of Pistoia
 
Montale, Province of Pistoia
Quarrata, Province of Pistoia
 

Been to La Bussola da Gino? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing