Girasole Ristorante
Girasole Ristorante

Girasole Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mygirasole.com/
  • Phone: (609) 345-5554
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Cosimo Cassano & Rosalba Morici
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: With personal attention & the finest cuisine, your party will have an experience they'll never forget. Whether in a convention group, a company party or a birthday celebration, Girasole will make your occasion extra special.
  • Private Party Contact: Carmine Covino 6093455554x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Montpelier
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: valet parking is complimentary from 5pm to 11 pm. Street parking & a public lot are also available.
A word from Girasole Ristorante
Girasole brings the charm of the old world to Atlantic City. From the moment you enter this bright, airy restaurant, you are whisked away to a Mediterranean café. The aroma of handmade pasta dishes, fresh seafood & gourmet brick oven pizza fills the air. Dine in the impeccably decorated restaurant or, in the warmer months, enjoy lunch or dinner on the lush garden patio. Indulge in a specialty cocktail from the bar & enjoy hors d'oeuvres, carpaccios & much more, all in sunny ambience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Girasole Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
79 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (47)neighborhood gem (43)romantic (35)special occasion (31)notable wine list (25)good for groups (16)hot spot (14)late-night find (7)great for outdoor dining (7)vibrant bar scene (7)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Lovely restaurant. We had trouble finding valet
    chickdeb
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    it is behind the place at the condo building, but staff gave us quarters for the meters outside. Foode condo building, but staff gave us quarters for the meters outside. Food good and very creative. One can spend a lot or a little and still have a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    MGM1VIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The food is exceptional and the ambiance is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The most authentic italian food in Atlantic city. A real gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why eat at a Casino?
    Thegrand
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This is the place to go for great Italian. I've had the chicken girasole and I've had their Bianca pizza. Both experiences were exceptional. I am not getting ripped off at a casino restaurant when you have places like this. Also the drinks were quite generous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    ladyasVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We have been going to Girasole for the last few years and always on our Anniversary. We were just there again and enjoyed everything starting with the fantastic drinks down to the expresso/cappucino.. desert. Made our Anniversary very special again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was marginal at best...
    BikerJ
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I brought another foodie with me and we had an early dinner reservation to avoid the noise. We ordered off the main prix fixe menu and the wrong dinner was served. The bus person was the only person that had ANY level of attention to detail. They brought the wrong dinner out and then when we asked to pay the bill they had another meal added to the bill. No apologies just "Oh, I will remove it from your bill!" The sounds of real italian being spoken amongst the guests and staff could have been enchanting except we were in an overstuffed glass enclosed room on Atlantic Ave in AC. Mistakes happen however learn some decorum and apologize profusely even if you don't mean it. This is the best food in AC however the service is marginal at best.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently excellent
    jerseyfoodie
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We enjoy this neighborhood gem as a couple and with friends. Always outstanding, always delicious and adventurous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Italian Food
    DavidG
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Very good non-Casino restuarant. Italian Food dine correctly!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lacks attention to detail
    Pumpkin
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Dined with a table of 6. The food was very good. The dining experience...not so much. Our main courses did not arrive at the same time. Half our party watched their food get cold while waiting for the rest of us to be served. Annoying and uncomfortable. We were seated at a (requested) round table. The table was right in front of the entrance to the kitchen and too close to other tables. Some of us were continually bumped and brushed up against throughout dinner. There were other available round 6 tops in more desirable locations that could have been offered to us when we arrived.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Warm and friendly staff and fresh, delicious food cooked perfectly. Cozy ambience. Great for a date.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice evening
    JackieRVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This is a good find in AC. It doesn't feel too touristy (i.e., not outrageously priced) and the ambiance was a nice break from all of the loud music, flashing lights, etc. The food was hit or miss. The orecchiette with sausage and the polenta were very bland. But, the carbonara and the bolognese were delicious. They also have a reasonably priced wine list. I'd check it out - I think it's one of the better dining options in the area and they can accommodate large groups.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian restaurant in Atlantic City
    Demaxi
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I did an internet search for restaurant in AC and was glad I did. With so many restaurants in the casino; this one is on the street and well worth it. Good food with homemade pasta. Would recommend
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always visit when in AC
    DebDon
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We love the food and wine. Service is always great. The Carpaccio is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect in every way
    lessig
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I love everything about Girasole! Food is excellent, pizza oven is so cool, and everyone is so nice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Italian at its finest
    Maria
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I usually make a reservation at Chef Vola when I go to AC, but I was there on a Monday and went with Girasole after finding it at open table. The place is a block from the exit of the Tropicana. Sure, the ambiance is a bit strange, but the food was top notch and the service was friendly and attentive. Our server spoke very broken English, but that added to the experience! They had a mid week dinner special, three courses for $33.00. My family loved it and we will be back soon! My only regret is that I just discovered this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They appear to be rip offs
    FluffVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    On our recent visit we brought 4 guests with us. Some of our dinners were good, but 2 of the dinners were not. When we received our bill my husband reviewed it and found two extra charges for $19.50 each that did not belong to us. When my husband spoke to our waiter , he responded by saying Oh yes, I made a mistake.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent all the way around
    Gino
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food is great!! Service is excellent! This is one of our favorite restaurants ! Best Italian in New Jersey!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diamond in the Rough
    Iknowfood13
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    If you enjoy REAL italian food this is your spot! I recently celebrated my birthday/engagement here and it was amazing. We split two half orders of their homemade pastas; gnocchi and orecchiette ; as well as the rack if veal milanese. I work in one of the best italian restaurants and rarely eat it out but this place is worth it. Reasonably priced and offer tasting menus as well. I have been to Chef Volas several times and although they are good this place food is way better. My suggestion dine here have dessert at chef volas!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and ambience
    vickiVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Consistently good food, drinks, ambience and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing all around
    Awful
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Amazing service , nice ambiance , delicious food. The food is authentic Italian food . This was the best meal we had in AC. Everything was cooked to perfection and my girlfriend and I did not have any complaints . My drink I ordered took a while to come out but bc of the wait they did not charge me for the drink. When we return to AC again we will be dinning here again. Note the pesto with linguine and pine nuts was so tasty and the cavolini was to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girasole food
    joek123
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Superb selection of food and the pasta is to die for
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • egsbertVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food and service were very good. The noise level was the only criticism in the dining area inside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite Restaurant in AC
    Jraft
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is my third visit to the Girasole, we go every time we go to AC. It's the first time we've been in the summer, so the place was more packed than usual. I was sad we didn't get our usual waiter, but the service was great and the food as good as always. I'll be back in AC next month, and I will insist on coming here for dinner!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Scene
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Love this restaurant.Versace would be proud. Food,service,drinks just perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice evening.
    dinnerfor4
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    After booking a table for 4 through Open Table, we received prime seating. We love the Italian at Girosole, but even our steak loving friend was very happy with his filet steak with garlic sauce. We dine there every time we are in Atlantic City.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good!
    chrispy
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food is always great here. Nice ambiance. Good service. A little pricey, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect place for nice relaxed meal
    carelle214VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Had spent previous 2 nights @ Margate "hot spots", that were busy, noisy, hectic, but excellant food. This was a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Pizza
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    They sure do know how to make great pizza, love coal fired brick oven, simply the best
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Third visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Wonderful meal my third visit this summer and meal or service never misses
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deja Vu
    DanBVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The last time we dined at Girasole was 20 years ago. The decor hasn't changed! It was like walking into a time capsule! Even though the place would benefit from a renovation, the food was very good. The bronzino was excellent. The langoustine were also very good, but very pricy at $48. Many diners were getting salad and brick oven pizza, which definitely is the way to dine if looking for a more reasonably priced meal.
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  • Wonderful meal!
    tcamp0000
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I found Girasole to be a great family-run restaurant with freshly prepared, delicious food and great service. The waiter could have known the wine list and selection better and how to describe each one (there weren't very many!), but otherwise, we had a great multi-course meal! Would highly recommend it especially if you'd like to go to more a neighborhood restaurant vs. the larger more expensive casino-run ones in AC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently good meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I have been to Girasole's several times and the food is consistently good. The restaurant is a little tight and crowded so it makes it a little difficult to get in, especially for a person in a wheelchair, but the staff was very accommodating. The pasta fagioli soup was great!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We have been to Girasole before, but every time we go there, we always enjoy ourselves! From the service, to the food, etc....Everything was wonderful!! We will be back & Thank you! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 46 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 537 reviews are from the Girasole Ristorante reviews archive.
  • Bravo
    DaGoods
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    If you want outstanding, authentic, Italian fare prepared and served by Italians, then get out of the casinos and head over to this neighborhood gem. Very unassuming from the outside. Inside? Bellisimo! Atmosphere, food, and service are all top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disrespectful
    VAfoodies
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Disrespected from the time we walked in to the time we walked out. When we walked in we were not greeted. We had to find the hostess. she acted like we were bothering here. we were seated and forgot about for about 10 minutes before we ordered our drinks. 15 minutes later were served our drinks and placed order. 15 minutes later apps came out. 45 minutes later dinner came out. We were never asked for refills or how the food was. But, the topper was... as my wife and I were leaving she happened to look in the corner by our booth and laying on the floor (rolled up) was an American flag. My wife said something to the manager and again no apologies were made, only a "we will look into it." We will never go back there again!!!!
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  • Worth the ride
    AudiTravelers
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Was at a business meeting with 10 other men and found the food and wine incredible. Returned with my wife to share this great culinary experience. Homemade pasta was cooked to perfection, the seafood fresh, and an excellent wine list. Traveled 50 miles to enjoy the experience again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good meal
    KarlosluckVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We had a very good meal here. But just very good. Ordered the way too expensive lobster tail as an appetizer and was a bit disappointed with the price for the size of the tail. Our ceaser salad was good. Our entrees were good, except my short ribs were cold. I would have complained but our waiter didn't come back in a timely fashion. The wine selection is very good and very well priced. A very good meal that could have easily been better with more attentive service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fwww717
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This was our first vist and we would definetely recommend it. Food was delicious. Service was excellant and everything cooked fresh . We will definetely go back again next year on our trip back to atlantic city....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!!
    momof2
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This is the 2nd time my family and I have been here. The staff is friendly, the decor is beautiful-Girasole means Sunflower in Italian so that is their theme but not gaudy, it's tastefully done. The pizza is made in a brick oven and the Tagliatelle pasta is homemade- simply to die for!!!! I recommend it for anyone that wants a homemade meal at affordable prices!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular Italian food
    luvgooditalianVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    And pleasant ambience. Sophisticated Italian: bronzino baked in salt is their specialty; An array of homemade pastas and boxed pastas: homemade papperadelle pasta with bologanese is my favorite; a selection of carpaccios--my favorite is warm filet with truffle oil and argula. Pretty restaurant and good service. Also have pizza cooked in a wood burning stove.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic