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La Bussola, Florence


A day doesn’t go by that I don’t think about Neapolitan pizza, margherita in particular. The spongy crust and elastic interior dough topped with just a thin layer of sauce, mozzarella di bufala, and basil leaves is perhaps the greatest combination of flavors and textures on the planet. I am such a fan of Neapolitan style pizza that I am even willing to try it outside of its natural habitat. To a connoisseur, this is a huge risk as nothing can rival the pizza perfection achieved in Naples. Fortunately, there are some places out there that do a pretty good substitute and La Bussola in Florence is one of them.

Aware that pizza in Florence is generally nothing special (eat the focaccia at a bakery instead), we were worried that we would not be able to get by without the real deal for three straight days (such is our addiction). I appealed to my friend Megan for advice and she tipped us off to the best pizza in town at La Bussola, a rather touristy spot serving a wide range of Tuscan specialties and thick crust Neapolitan style pizza. On Saturday night we split a pizza and a steak, later regretting the meat choice. The pizza was just too good and left us both wanting more. So at 12:30 on Sunday we were back and ordered two delicious margherita pizzas with mozzarella di bufala, aware of the affront to all things Tuscan, but consoled by the majesty of all things pizza.

2016-01-07T14:37:32+00:00 November 10th, 2009|Categories: Carbs, Florence, Pizza, Restaurants|4 Comments


  1. Gabrielle October 18, 2011 at 6:24 am - Reply

    I have every desire in the world to go and visit Italy and this mouth-watering posts just adds to it! I’m appreciative of the alternative to Naples for good pizza. It is something I look forward to trying when I make my way to Italy one of these days and now I know of two places to get some great pizza!

  2. eatingRD October 28, 2011 at 1:18 am - Reply

    I think I could eat pizza like this every day. We have a great place in Las Vegas called Settabello and they have that doughy, chewy, crispy crust that makes me swoon. I believe they are the only place in the US that is regulated by some body in Italy to properly make this style pizza. Yum!

  3. LAfoodist April 15, 2012 at 11:22 pm - Reply

    I’ll try this place next time I’m in Florence. I also like Vico del Carmine (also great for seafood/shellfish dishes) and Il Pizzaiuolo for Neapolitan pizza in Florence.

  4. […] notoriously bad. But when searching through ParlaFood.com for some Florence tips, we came across a blog post that spoke highly of La Bussola and their Neopolitan style pizza. We had made reservations for our […]

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