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Girasole - Philadelphia
Girasole - Philadelphia

Girasole - Philadelphia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.girasolephilly.com
  • Email: info@girasolephilly.com
  • Phone: (215) 732-2728
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:00pm Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Angela Iovino
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: There's something special about entertaining in your home. Hosting guests at home - be the family, close friends, or business associates - can make for a memorable and especially convivial gathering. At Girasole, we ensure that home entertaining is an enjoyable and carefree event for hosts. We interpret your personal view and feel because It's your party and you should enjoy and savor it as much as your company. That's why we take special care when creating at-home events - they are often the most personal statement a host can make.
  • Private Party Facilities: Girasole Restaurant & Bar offers private dining for any occasion. Business breakfast and meetings, luncheons, dinners, celebrations & wedding. We have 2 distinct private rooms, including our of-the-art Private Dining Suite that can accommodate up to 100 guests for casuals gathering & up to 60 for seat down dinners. We also offer cozier semi-private dining for more intimate groups. Menus, wine and other offerings can be customized to create a perfect event for your guests, whether it is for business or celebration.
  • Private Party Contact: Michelle (215) 732-2728

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broad street
  • Public Transit: Bus, train, taxi, subway.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is on premises offered by the Symphony House. There is a cost associated.
A word from Girasole - Philadelphia
Boutique authentic Italian Mediterranean restaurant & bar.
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Diner Reviews
  • "This is a wonderful Italian restaurant with excellent pasta & other specialties as well."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This was my 3rd visit - perfect setting for getting together w/good friends and being able to just talk without so much background noise. Will go back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Anyone who wishes fresh pasta enhanced by different piquant sauces, meats and seafood will certainly enjoy dining at Girasole. The menu selection is great. We enjoyed the entrees as well. Small and comfy but sometimes quite an energetic noise level. A gem!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Second time there and I like the restaurant unfortunately my girlfriends steak was overcooked"
    Dined on 8/3/2013
  • "As usual the food was tremendous. We can't wait until they put in the pizza oven."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Nice menu, including daily featured items. Something for everyone. Food, service, cocktails/wine selections all very good. Kitchen shows care in plate presentation. Great place for early supper before a concert at the Kimmel Center. Will return and can easily recommend Girasole to others."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The restaurant is a pleasant room, but on a cold night the opening and closing of the door makes dining a bit uncomfortable. Our pasta was lovely (supposedly hand made on premises) but the sauces were bland. The mark up on wine is 4 to 6 times retail and the wine list is very small. Service was a bit fractured. We had two different servers and they blamed each other when my husband's dessert was forgotten. I doubt we will return."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We arrived early at 5pm and there was not a soul in the restaurant. The decor was lovely and the staff inviting. We were a large party and ordered right away. By 6pm all the tables were filled and many of the clients were already getting their entrees. One party had finished their entire meal before we received our entree. When the food came, it was delicious. It was luke warm, but so fresh that you almost didn't mind. ( I did a little!) I would strongly recommend Girasole, but maybe not for a large party."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Tucked away on pine street is Girasole. We are returning customers and this restaurant is consistent and never seems to disappoint. Whole fish selections de boned table side, house made pasta to leave you craving more. Our servers are friendly and always on point. A plus dining experience always"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We have dined at Girasole 8 or 9 times and always find the service and food outstanding. There location is perfect for a pre-show dinner."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We hadn't decided where to go for Valentine's night, we were a group of 7, looking for a place close to the Ópera House I found availability at Girasole's. I liked that they didn't have the typical Valentine's Prix Fixe which I normally avoid, so I asked for the gnocci, which were really good. Service was good and food arrived fast, we asked for the mussels' special appetizer and they were very good too. One of my friends is Italian and she liked the food, the place has nice soft lights and decoration is just right. I normally don't like restaurants during special dates because service can be a problem, and it wasn't the case. They were attentive and patient."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was good, prices were moderate, the service was excellent and attentive. Whether you're a college student on a budget, taking your family out for a treat, or treating your love, this place is excellent. It didn't get 5 stars because the pasta and bread tasted a little cheap, but it was still tasty. Though others may disagree, I think the serving sizes were perfect as well. This isn't a place to go if you're looking to over-stuff yourself."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great Spot. Great Food and wine list. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The AC location is continuously sold out and raved about, so I thought the Philly locaiton would be comprable; WRONG! The place was literally empty on a thurs at 8p. Food was pizzeria quality (and not as good as some pizzerias), wait staff professional but mediocre. Wine list was abreviated to about 20% of the bottles on the standard wine list. I brought clients there, total mistake. Sometimes things don't live up to the hype or expectations but this was so far off it was really disappointing!"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "The bar and tables are in a single small square space, no carpet on the marble floor, no tablecloths, no sound absorbent materials on the walls or ceiling. Impossible to have a relaxed conversation across the table. Food and service basically OK, nothing special."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Our neighboring table got noticeably quicker, friendlier service. The salad on the menu as part of prix fixe never came. Dessert , which we did not expect ,was wonderful."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The food was OK, though portions seemed small for the price. Michael was the host, very pleasant, and tried hard. Disappointment was: We were promised on the phone that we could get the "regular menu" and order a la carte, during the Restaurant Week for Center City. When we arrived, we were told NO, we'd have to order from the special menu of the week, which had no prices, no side dishes listed. We were served by 3 separate people, not Michael, and not a friendly word was spoken. We got 3 small slices of bread, no offer of more. We had to 'grab' someone to get our water glasses refilled. Food was OK, as it is as so many Philadelphia Italian restaurants. Location near the theater was our goal. Decor is pretty."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Just one or two blocks from the Academy of Music or the Kimmel Center so it is perfectly sited for before or after a show. That's how we found Girasole. Dining room was relatively small and quiet, service was friendly, at the perfect level, not too intrusive but anticipated every need. Our party of three enjoyed the meals which were tasty, presentation good and properly sized. Overall a great dining experience, we'll be back."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We had an early seating and the restaurant was quiet. We were never checked in by the host so we were marked as a no show for Open Table but it was resolved. The tables and bread dishes had a film on them. The food was ok, I guess I expected more from this establishment. The experience was ok, but with all of the competition in Philadelphia for dining it should be more than ok."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Not as good as I remember from previous experience Location is good for theater and concerts Service is good Menu needs updating"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "We ate at Girasole before going to th Suzanne Roberts Theater. We all ordered simple meals, and a few drinks, and everything was delicious. The service was fine, the atmosphere pleasant, and we had a relaxing time before he show. We will be going back to this restaurant before th next show."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "great place to eat prior to attending a show at the Kimmel Center"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "The Tuna Carpaccio was very good and fresh. Portions tend to be on smaller side- with few accompaniments. Very meager desert menu."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Had a lovely time. We had tickets for the Kimmel and showed up looking for simple, good food and that's exactly what we found. The service was good. The food was portioned well and came out hot. My only complaint and it is a small one was that they brought out the salad, which the waiter told me was pre made, a little too early. We had just received our drinks and already I was given a salad. But all in all, a lovely evening, reasonably priced and food was delicious. We'd go back."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Excellent pasta dishes both traditional and inventive, plus nonobtrusive, thoughtful service in a beautiful room that's both sophisticated and friendly. This could be my second home!"
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "Girasole is a great place for before and after the orchestra. Before the show, it's a vibrant scene with every table full and people standing at the bar. And the food is just as good as those lazy summer days in August. After the orchestra is special too, you never know who might show up."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Very nice restaurant but not sure how long it will last. We were the only ones in the restaurant at first and then one other couple came in. The food was very good but nothing spectacular for the amount the food cost. Everything is a la carte and we thought very expensive."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "We decided to eat at the bar to watch the people on the street and chat with the owner. Great food as always. We love the family ambiance of the service. Welcome back TJ."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "When we visit Academy of Music or Kimmel Center (etc) this is our first choice. Another perc is that it is within walking distance. The carpaccio, bronzino and gnocchi are my favorites. They have a favorite Pinot Noir that I love. You can't go wrong."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "We were having dinner before a concert, and although I had a reservation, we were offered a table near the front of the restaurant in a higher traffic area, despite many tables being available. We were seated in a quiet spot in the back at our request. Food was quite good. Grilled shrimp was excellent. My pasta with shrimp was only fair due to the tough shrimp some of which still had the tail, making it difficult to enjoy, I was not sure all the shrimp were fully cooked. Dessert- the house specialty - was excellent. The waiter, on several occasions, asked if we wanted a glass of wimple or a drink. There is another Italian restaurant in the area we much prefer for food, service and price."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "We tried Girasole as a recommendation from Symphony House and enjoyed the new scene. Lovely ambience, great wait staff. Quiet and romantic. Delicious wine! Great soup and my chicken breast was lovely. My friend's veal was a bit tough, but he loved the accompanying sauce and vegetables. The chocolate mousse was rich and creamy. We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Practically empty-3 tables occupied. Bartender also the waiter. Veal salty, pasta overcooked. Limited menu-overpriced."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "I went here for a small meal with a date before an orchestra concert. We split one of the carpaccio appetizers and the "special" of the day which was jumbo shrimp in a fra diavolo sauce accompanied by sauteed spinach. They charged us an extra $10 for sharing, which they were up front about and I was fine with. What I was disappointed with was the entree. We each had 3 shrimp, with bland sauce which would be a stretch to call fra diavolo since there was no spice to it at all. I could have sauteed spinach in a more interesting manner. The entree price before the upcharge was $35, which in retrospect was ridiculous considering the quantity of food but especially the quality. I suggest dining elsewhere unless you don't mind wasting money"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Family-run, and authentic Italian food! Fresh, daily-made, gnocchi and cavatelli and bread! Their Italian sauce (gravy) is very good... and the ambiance is very elegant! .. Great for late night and the salads are nice too-- and desserts! :-) Italians do things with love! :-) I should know! :-) I am one! :-) Buona Fortuna! :-)"
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "Took three business associates to dinner and we had a terrific experience. All commented on how good the pasta and fish dishes were. Nice service and reasonable wine prices. I would definitely come back with friends for pre-show dinners."
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "Disappointed! Friendly service, nice atmosphere - boring, tasteless, food. Generous portion of wine helped the mushy, bland Gnocchi go down. Would I go back? Never. Great location for pre-symphony dinner but there's a lot of competition. I hope this restaurant can get its act together. Lousy cooking is a deal breaker for me."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "There is a Prix fixe menu with plenty of great options to choose from. The service and food was outstanding, check it out!"
    Dined on 9/25/2013
  • "We were lucky to hit their Restaurant Dinner Week, so their menu was special for that. They listed a large selection for the $35.00 dinner. The food was nice, but not memorable ."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "Solid Italian fare for a reasonable price, particularly during Restaurant Week. The carpaccio is highly recommended."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "I dine and entertain for a living all over the US. Girasole has just registered my loyalties for anytime I am in/near Philly. I took a true Italian and lifelong Philiadelphian business associate who could not get over the fact that he has somehow missed this petite restaurant in the theater district. Food, 10 stars, service, 10 stars. When the item I saw on line was not listed on the menu, the great server got the owner to come out, he explained why it was not on the menu, then spoke with his wife in the back... They both insisted I should have it... And it was some of the best seafood I have ever eaten. Truly, a family run, authentic coastal Italian restaurant, that tops any I have ever eaten at. Go...and be impressed."
    Dined on 9/10/2013