La Bussola Menu

 
 
 

Salads & Soups


 

Insalata dell’Orto – 10
garden salad, root vegetables, fennel, Lauretta's house dressing

Insalata Caprese – 16
mozzarella di buffalo, vine tomato, basil, cracked pepper, extra virgin olive oil

Insalata Barbabietola – 13
arugula, baby kale, diced beets, Carmeli's Goat Farm cheese, vinaigrette

Smoked Salmon Salad – 13
BC smoked salmon, red onions, capers, arugula, citrus dressing, crostini

Zuppa del Giorno – 9
daily featured soup

 

Antipasti


 

Antipasto Italiano – 16
calabrese, salumi, prosciutto di parma, provolone, olives, accompaniments

Polpette di Vitello della Nonna – 9
nonna’s veal meatballs, Lauretta’s tomato sauce

Carpaccio – 19
thinly sliced seared new york, capers, brandy mustard zabaglione, parmigiano

Baked Scallops – 16
aromatic herbs, breadcrumbs, butter laced garlic, crostini, arugula salad

 

Bruschetta Classica – 9
toasted bread, diced vine ripe tomato, garlic, Italian parsley, oregano, basil

Prosciutto e Melone – 15
a classic Italian summer dish, prosciutto di parma, melon

Baked Clams 1974 – 16
manilla clams in the half shell, lemon, marinara, seasoned breadcrumbs

Fresh Oysters – 18
half dozen oysters, lemon wedge, mignonette* ‘The consumption of raw oysters poses an increased risk of food borne illness.

A cooking step is needed to eliminate potential bacterial or viral contamination.’ – Medical Health Officer of BC

 

Pasta


 

Spaghetti alla Chitarra Bolognese con Polpette di Vitello – 18
veal meatballs, savoury spices, garlic, lauretta’s tomato sauce

Spaghetti alla Chitarra al Pesto – 18
garden basil, pine nuts, pistachios, extra virgin olive oil, parmigiano, garlic

Spaghetti al Pomodoro Fresco – 18
vegan dish, garden tomatoes, basil, garlic, olive oil

Gnocchi alla Lauretta – 18
fatto a mano, ricotta, lauretta’s tomato sauce, touch of cream

Bucatini Cacio e Pepe – 18
traditional pasta dish from roman cuisine, pecorino romano, cracked pepper

Penne all’Amatriciana – 18
crumbled bacon, red peppers, egg yolk, lauretta’s tomato sauce, touch of cream

Risotto alla Pescatore – 22
arborio rice, mussels, clams, squid, prawn and bay scallops

Linguini alla Pescatore – 22
shellfish, white fish, lauretta’s tomato sauce, chilies, italian parsley, white wine

Ravioli ai Funghi – 20
Carmeli's Goat Farm cheese, mixed mushrooms, butter sage sauce

Linguini alla Vongole – 23
manilla clams, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, spring onion, garlic, italian parsley, white wine

Lasagna al Forno – 19
fatto a mano, baked, ricotta cheese, veal, lauretta’s tomato sauce, mozzarella

 

Contorni


 

Involtini di Melanzane – 8
eggplant, mozzarella cheese, marinara sauce, ham

Insalata di Pomodoro – 8
fresh tomatoes, onion, olive oil

Rapini Saltati – 6
sautéed rapini, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, chili's

 

 

Entree


 

Lauretta’s Baked Eggplant Parmigiana – 19
rice flour, mozzarella, fresh basil, Lauretta’s tomato sauce, parsley

Salmone del Pacifico – 29
oven-roasted, lemon, white wine, Lauretta’s tomato sauce, touch of cream, served with seasonal vegetables

Scampi Bussola Style – 59
sweet icelandic butter laced scampi, butterflied, served with seasonal vegetables and polenta

Chicken Parmigiana – 26
free-range breaded cutlet, mozzarella, mushrooms, lauretta’s tomato sauce, touch of cream, served with spaghetti marinara

Veal Parmigiana – 27
breaded cutlet, mozzarella, mushrooms, lauretta’s tomato sauce, touch of cream, served with spaghetti marinara


 

Veal Marsala – 29
veal scallopini, marsala wine, mushrooms, parsley, touch of cream, served with seasonal vegetables

Veal Piccata – 29
veal scallopini, white wine, squeeze of lemon, parsley, marinara, touch of cream, served with seasonal vegetables

Rack of Lamb – 46
savoury herb crust, breadcrumbs, sweet vermouth, garden mint, served with seasonal vegetables

Grilled New York – 29
8oz of alberta sterling silver, marsala laced mushrooms, served with seasonal vegetables