Run by a pair of brothers and a family friend from the beautiful Italian region of Tuscany, La Bussola brings the charm of the team’s native land to Singapore, serving up authentic Italian vegetarian food and fine wines in a relaxed setting on Portsdown Road. With a spacious outdoor area and sophisticated decor, this vegetarian restaurant is the perfect place whether for a romantic date or a catch up with friends. This is one of the nicest Italian culinary experiences you’re likely to find in the Queenstown district and likely all of Singapore so reserve a table and head to La Bussola now.
Flying the flag high for Italian dining in Singapore’s Queenstown, La Bussola is a charming Italian vegetarian restaurant on Portsdown Road. A favourite among local Italian cuisine aficionados, La Bussola serves up tasty and healthy vegetarian food prepared with love. Named after the world-famous club and restaurant near Pietrasanta – the one that attracted famous performers and celebrities from all around the world – La Bussola also boasts an extensive list of Italian wines, making it the ideal setting for plenty of special occasions.
This Singapore restaurant aims to evoke the feeling of dining at the world-famous club, hence there are lots of smiles and a stylish yet unpretentious setting. Brimming with exceptionally tasty Italian vegetarian food, you’ll find plenty of wonderful choices on the menu at La Bussola on Portsdown Road, and the tapas-style approach means you get to sample a whole load of amazing Italian flavours. To guarantee a table at La Bussola in Singapore's Queenstown, making a reservation is recommended.
Vegan heaven. The food prepared by the chef at La Bussola was absolutely divine and transported me to a small Italian town. My friend who was not a vegan/veg also loved the food and was surprised at the quality. The chef continues to experiment with the menu, so expect something different every time you return (which I will be doing for sure). Highly recommend the mushroom ragu (cooked to perfection) and the dark chocolate cake. What I liked about the place is that they make a special effort to cook vegetarian /vegan dishes instead of just turning a regular dish into veg by removing the meat as lots of restaurants do. They have a great wine collection which you can select from their cellar yourself..which adds to the charm of the restaurant.
Food & service was great. Price is consider reasonable. Environment and atmosphere is great especially for special occasion or family gathering. Will definitely visit again.
Nice Italian vegeterian food with excellent ambient. Service is good and chef prepare food with innovation. Food with options for no garlic and onion, catered for Buddhist vegeterian.
Impressed by authentic Toscanian food. I am not a vegetarian but I started thinking I could live without meat with La Bussola food with real Chianti in right condition. Grazie
The restaurant was located in one of the old colonial-styled house. It offered a cozy feel at first look with steps leading to a little house. I was made comfortable with a table by the window. I was offered a wooden box to put my bag in. Looking through the menu, I decided on the 3 course lunch set (S$19.90++). From the service staff, I was told that the set menu changed everyday. Starter : Fennel Salad Wedges of crunchy fennel, topped with capers, olives and dried tomato. Main Course : Gnocchi Sorrentina Soft fluffy potato gnocchi baked in a deep dish with home made tomato sauce and flavoured with lots of mozzarella and basil. The tomato was savoury without too sour. Dessert : Pistocchi Rich and dark chocolaty. Served with berry compote and a slice of candied orange.
Highlight of course is the quality of ingredients. Salads and cheese were exceptional! Wide selection of antipasto, pasta and mains. We had difficulty choosing what we wanted to try from the menu. Then our waiter came and informed us of the specials for the day and we were blown away. Will have to come back again. I personally love the ambiance and tranquility. Nestled in the old charming estate with lush trees and untouched by the construction and chopping of trees like in the many estates in Singapore.
Highly recommended for a romantic date night or just chilling with a small group of friends. The chef and waitress are both sincere, especially when interacting with us to find out our dietary preferences and take extra effort to customise the dishes wherever possible. Thumbs up! Chef mentioned the menu will be revamped in the near future to include more exquisite dishes without onion & garlic.
We didn't manage to get a table indoors, and so we sat outside. The area was dark and not well lit, so that was not the best place to have dinner with the family. However, the food and the service made up for it to some extent. I would return, but I will not want to be seated outside again.
The service is excellent. The Chef will explain the type of ingredients used in each dish. The waitress will refill the water and clear the utensils after each dish. The food is awesome. The dishes are delicious and authentic. The music played adds pleasure to the whole dining experience.
Ambience was homely and cosy. Waitress was friendly and explained menu and daily specials, she also continued to check on us and make use everything is fine. Happy to also see the chef, who came by to introduce himself to us. It was a great and fun experience.