Girasole - Philadelphia
Wonderful food, service, andWonderful food, service, and very welcoming staff. We felt very special, and look froward to going back.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFamily night outWe were a group of 9 with a couple children. Restaurant did a fairly good job of taking care of us. The waitress did disappear for long periods of time. We had starters and mostly pastas. The salad was over salted. Others really liked the barata salad, beef carpacio. The pastas lacked seasoning, but sauces were fresh.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good dinner.We always enjoy going to Girasole. The food is reliably good, the service is well done and the servers are knowledgable. people seem genuinely concerned that their patrons get value for money. Fresh food, well prepared and quiet so that conversation at the table is possible. Close to the Kimmel Center so nice before the concerts.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Meal with FriendsWe took friends who had whole fish baked in a salt crust while in Europe. The were curious to see how it was done at Girasole. They were very happy with Bronzino. The wine, the service, and the ambiance were also top notch.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular new menuGirasole's new menu features beloved dishes from Angela Iovino's remarkable repertoire, as well as new interpretations of Italian standards. Meatballs in tomato sauce were a featured appetizer on my last visit; a standard that was truly memorable. The first noticeable difference is the sauce: it is made from fresh tomatoes and bursts with tomato flavor. And the meatballs were perfect: nicely textured, and carefully flavored, yet so light they nearly floated from the dish; the work of the hand of a master, not iron, chef. This was followed by farfalle in pesto sauce: pasta cooked to the exact point of 'doneness' and cloaked the freshest basil and pine nut pesto. A dinner that nicely complimented a fine spring evening. Bravissima Angela.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSeating needs improvementSeating needs improvement - one falls into banquettes, flimsy chairs are uncomfortable.
Rosemary chicken was so tough it fought a serrated knife!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe pasta was absolutely delicious.The pasta was absolutely delicious. Everyone seemed to enjoy their dinners. We all ordered appetizers and pasta main courses. A definite recommend.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful evening at Girasole.A wonderful evening at Girasole. Everything was perfect for our Friday night dinner. The lamb and tuna specials were very tasty. The wine recommendation was spot-on. The service was great. (Welcome back Cameron)4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEach time we return to GirasoleEach time we return to Girasole we are delighted with our entire evening from start to finish!2/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a lovely eveningThis was a lovely evening before the theatre. it also happened during Restaurant Week and I would never judge any restaurant on the menu offered during that week. Suffice it to say that everything was very good to excellent and I will be returning in a few weeks.1/25/2013 12:00:00 AM