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Girasole - Philadelphia
Girasole - Philadelphia

Girasole - Philadelphia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.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
  • "We were there an hour and 15 minutes on a Thursday night before we got our entrees!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We arrived about 5 minutes late for a 6:30 reservation, and the dining room was far from full. Although I had written on our Open Table reservation that we had tickets to the orchestra at 8 pm, the staff apparently did not read the note because they did not bring our fresh pasta until 7:52 pm, after a long hiatus following the appetizers, which came fairly promptly. When we complained to the manager about the delay, she said that the fresh pasta was cooked to order, and, had she known that we were going to the theater, she would have recommended a 6:00 reservation, or a menu item that was not cooked to order. Excuse me? Fresh pasta? I think it usually takes 3 minutes."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The food was excellent, the homemade pastas and sauces were great. The only negative thing I have to say is the Chocolate Mousse, it was not very good especially for the price."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The tuna and beef carpaccio were fabulous. Our fish entrees were quite good as well. You can get in and out efficiently."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We bought a $59 Travelzoo coupon for Girasole apparently for a value of $124. The portions and variety of food was simply below standard. After speaking with another couple, also patrons at the resto that night using the Travelzoo promotion, they said their portions were totally sized down from a previous dining experience. I called twice to speak to the owner but she has so far not called back. The servers were pleasant enough but no need to spend your money here - coupon or not!!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Not worth the money. Do not filet a whole fish for you. Just drop the bread plates on the table. Did not split a salad as requested."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Very good food; excellent service.Delightfully quiet so we could talk with our friends"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The ambiance of the restaurant is good. You walk in, and there is the bar, and then seating towards the rear of the restaurant. The restaurant itself is on the smaller side, but it creates a cozy atmosphere. It took a while for us to get water when we first sat, and then to get our drink order. I'm not sure if they were understaffed, but considering that it was not overwhelmingly busy for a Saturday night, fairly slow. The food on the other hand definitely made up for it. The Burrata Italiana and Tuna Carpaccio were outstanding. The Burrata Mozzarella was soft and flavorful. For dinner we had the Prime Sirloin, and the Tuna. The meat was cooked well, and the balsamic sauce was great. The tuna was served with a white bean puree. yum"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "very good very good very good very good very good very good very good very good very good"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Made a reservation for a bachelorette party. They could accommodate a party of 10 and had a menu that could satisfy everyone. Our waiter was superb but the food took so long to arrive (about 45 minutes to an hour) it cut into our dancing time. The food was delicious, but again the delay was a problem. Definitely stop by if you have time for a long leasurely meal. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We went to the restaurant on a Tuesday. We were the only people in the restaurant when we arrived at 6:30. The food was good, especially the eggplant appetizer. The service was lacking. The waitress had never smiled or asked if everything was okay. She never asked if we wanted another drink. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "I booked this restaurant to host a dinner for business colleagues, and I have to admit I was embarrassed due to the level of service. Drink refills were slow, one order came out wrong, and the server did not smile much. I think she was training, so maybe she just needed to be supervised more closely. The food itself was very good, as was the ambiance. We just got unlucky with our server. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Used to be at a different, warmer location. Food is really very good and the service is friendly, if a little confused. Very cold, modern interior with sleek, spindly European chairs, which is fine if you're a sleek spindly European. If not, they're wobbly and your foot will fall asleep. It's a great kitchen but the rest needs work."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "The decor was dark and uninspiring. Girasole - sunflower nowhere to be seen. Colors black and white. Food ok. Service was inattentive."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The food was excellent as always. I had the gnocchi and the tuna at the bar. Sunday night was a quiet time to interact with the friendly staff. Thanks TJ, for remembering the broccoli rabe."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Bar is cozy. Food is good and service was friendly and efficient."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "We live in the building above Girasole. When we travel overnight, our tradition is to have a meal at Girasole before catching a car to the airport. We arrive relaxed, can decline the meal on the plane, and arrive refreshed. Once again, Girasole did not disappoint. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "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
  • "This is a wonderful Italian restaurant with excellent pasta & other specialties as well."
    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
  • "As usual the food was tremendous. We can't wait until they put in the pizza oven."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great Spot. Great Food and wine list. Will definitely be back."
    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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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