Girasole Ristorante
Girasole Ristorante

Girasole Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.girasoleac.com/
  • Phone: 6093455554
  • 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, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, 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: Gino Iovino 6093455554

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Montpelier
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: valet parking is complimentary. 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 WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Girasole Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
99 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (54)neighborhood gem (50)special occasion (41)romantic (38)notable wine list (27)good for groups (19)great for outdoor dining (12)late-night find (12)hot spot (11)vibrant bar scene (8)great for lunch (4)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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.
  • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, bad table
    alamarina
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I've been to Girasole several times and food is generally quite good. It is a little pricey but that's what you pay for good food and ambience. It was so crowded however that they stuck a table in an aisle and people were squeezing by it all night. With a reservation I expect a little better from a premier restaurant. Other than that, excellent.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    gw72
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    It was our first time at Girasole. It has always been recommended as a place that has great food. It did not disappoint. Both my wife and I had a very nice meal and we would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AC's best
    RonnVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Always a favorite for the best food at the Shore. It is by far Atlantic City's best restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nancan1
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Food delicious as always. Quicker than usual service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dined outside this time.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I've had dinner at Girasole twice before with large parties of business associates and thought the food and service were very good as well a nice ambience away from the casino scene. My wife were in AC for just one evening and decided to go there for dinner. Since it was June and previous visits were in February, I wanted try the outside patio. It was a little sunny and hot until they pulled the retractable awning to provide some relief, but the pastas and sauces we ordered were great. Will go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girasole, Saturday night
    HappyVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Service was absolutely awful. Server came up with some lame excuse that they were just gearing up for Summer (6 days prior to July 4) in a summer resort area. Food was not much better. I would never go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food!
    2Foodies
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We loved the whole baked fish! Excellent Mojitos. Will visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BonnieV
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The food was fantastic as it always is. We have been here several times and are never disappointed. The homemade pastas are the best! And I love that you can order half portions of the pastas so you can try them all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very disappointed
    ste133
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We honestly could not have been more disappointed in our experience. First, we walked in and there was nobody to greet us - we had to wander around the bar to find a waiter who gave us our choice of tables since there was literally nobody else there at our 6pm reservation time. The entire experience was awkward with the waiter and busboy not understanding English very well and barely being present. We found the menu a little confusing, but couldn't get explanations even when we asked. The waiter took our order and we did not see him again for 45 minutes when food arrived & our waiter said nothing to us. This was our 40th anniversary & we stated so on our reservation. We wanted nothing, but not once did any staff person wish us well.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Off the Boardwalk
    robin
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This is an excellent Italian restaurant just a block off the Atlantic City boardwalk. Food was very good and pries were reasonable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a treat
    noodleVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Girasole remains one of my favorites in Atlantic City. The food and wine are excellent. It's vibrant and fun. Never disappoints!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Elvis
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Always always a hassle when u get there unorganized in getting things ready food always good service was good but don't go with a party bigger then four that's when u have some problems
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    SZL1
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    So I have been to this restaurant at least 4 times and always enjoyed it. This time the waiter would not order our appetizers until we placed our dinner order . We wanted to relax have a few drinks but that wasn't allowed. I asked to speak with the manager but he never came to the table . I ordered the veal chop and got a skinny breaded and fried cutlet with the bone for $38, really. Very disappointing meal on many levels for $400 for 2 couples.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DO/AC
    allenVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Wanted a restaurant in Atlantic City that was not in a hotel, not a chain, and preferably family-owned. Found it in this delightful place, with excellent food, gracious service, and a nice place to eat away from the casino tumult. Will definitely recommend to anyone going to AC and wanting a fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NYPI
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    It is a great family owned restaurant that makes you feel at home!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing!
    LLK605
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We had been to the Girasole Ristorante in Phila and it was great! This venue was unenjoyable! Food was so-so to tasteless; Noise level was over the top: Had different waiters deliver sthe wrong food and mix up the bill. Would not return!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic