Took a shot and was glad I did.
A long time Philly and AC bastion of Italian excellence.
I had the prixe fixe lunch which atarted with a warm filet mignon carppaccio
and a pasta entrée with a fine homemade Bolognese sauce.
The Italian cheese cake for dessert with the ricotta had to be one of the best Ive ever had and that's many.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner at Girasole was great!
Dinner at Girasole was great! Food was delicious and staff was wonderful. We had an early dinner before heading out to a show and it was very quiet in the restaurant for most of our dinner. However, by the time we were leaving it was a packed house and vibrant scene. Will definitely return.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall good experience. Thefood
Overall good experience. Thefood is good, just missing the mark for greatness, it needs alittle added flavor. The wine list could have afew lesser expensive bottles too.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
My party of 6 had a wonderful meal. We had their fixed price menu which included appetizer, entree and dessert and it was well worth it. The food was excellent and portions plentiful. I did have an issue with Open Table. I made the reservation for 6 people but wanted to change it to 7 but when I tried Open Table indicated that I could not get a reservation for 7 people for the next 8 weeks. When we arrived, the restaurant was completely empty except for our party but about an hour later it got busier, but still was not full to capacity. For future reference, if you need to change your reservation and Open Table doesn't allow it, call the restaurant directly.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
A pleasant surprise.
We found this restaurant on Open Table while we were in Atlantic City. We wanted a nice restaurant that wouldn't cost a fortune. Girl sole was the perfect restaurant. The ambience was wonderful, the staff is all family from Italy, the food was good and the price was right. Our only problem was trying to locate their free valet parking. If you try this restaurant, the valet parking is down the street in the Ocean Club. Bon Appetite!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Do not miss this gem!
WOW. Someone in my party declared their meal was the best of their life. I have had many people recommend Italian restaurants only to be disappointed- that won't happen here. We ordered from the prix fixe menu, where for $33.00 we each got an app, entree, & dessert. All of the apps were fantastic- very tasty beef carpaccio,tuna carpaccio,excellet sausage greens and beans,& a mushroom pizza,which was regular size with real mozzerella. We all had a piece. For our entrees we ordered veal parm which had delicious sauce, braciola with FRESH gnocchi, and delicious pesto linguini. The prix fixe menu had four unique,delicious desserts, we each got one: ricotta cheese cake,tiramisu,panna cotta, & chocolate mousse. The food & service are excellent.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first visit to Girasole, but it won't be our last. If we lived in the neighborhood we would become regulars. The homemade ravioli and gnocchi were very good. The service was attentive without being over-bearing.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Rome without the long haul flight
From the outside, my party wasn't sure We crept inside the door, and were warmly greeted by a maître d. He got us situated at a corner table, and got our waiter for us.
I felt like I was in a traditional restaurant on the outskirts of Rome.
For me, the ambience is of a suburban Roman home crowded with luxuries.
Service was excellent but not corporate or chain-like. No wine sommelier, but the waiter got assistance from the barman.
Food was excellent. One in my party can’t eat spice, and the waiter happily complied with her order to make adjustments to the pasta in regard to the spice and sauce. The carpaccio was good, as was the whole fish baked in a salt dome.
The deserts were huge and tasty, and the coffee, perfectly: Illy.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Girasole is a favorite. We
Girasole is a favorite. We always enjoy dining here, especially for special occasions. The food is excellent - my problem is always trying to decide between so many good options. The pasta, gnocchi in particular, cannot be beat.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to Girasole several times and just love the bronzino as well as everything else we have tried. The wine list is very good and the drinks are made well. We have never been disappointed in a meal here.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Italian Gem NOT in a Casino
My wife and I were seeing a show at a concert, but wanted to eat somewhere before we went that was not just in another casino where we'd have to pay for parking. We found a spot and filled the meter around the block and were pleasantly surprised by the delicious homemade pastas. Our waiter sort of forgot about us, but the rest of the staff was friendly and more-helpful in the end.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love going to Girasole. The food is always fantastic. Bronzino is superb. Tagliatelle bolognese outstanding plus fungi and Girasole carpaccio appetizers are great. This is a place that you will keep going back for more.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a treat!
A wonderful family run establishment. Great menu and unique specials. From the Fra Diavolo Pizza to the sliced sirloin, arugala and parmesan special entrée everything was perfectly prepared and taste even better than looks!
We will be back! A lot!!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
another excellent meal with
another excellent meal with great service. From the drinks and apps to the entrees and dessert, all 6 of our party, even the vegan, raved about their meals and the service. My only recommendation would be to change the decor in the waiting area, as well as the music. This restaurant has excellent Italian food, so the decor and music should not be middle eastern. all in all,though, a very pleasant dining experience.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
We have been to Girasole a few times and we have never been disappointed. We got there a little early for our reservation and sat at the bar enjoying a couple of drinks before they seated us. The food was amazing as always. The branzino carpaccio is something we get every time we eat there and it was so delicious I'm still thinking about it, They make really good pizzas too. Make sure and finish your meal with a nice port :-)
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great non-casino restaurant option
Good non casino options are hard to find in AC but Girasoles hit the spot. Energetic vibe and the food was above average. Great service. Would definitely go back!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Very Pleasant Experience
We started with two shared appetizers; the calamari (outstanding) and a salad. My partner ordered the gnocchi, and he considers himself an aficionado of gnocchi. He thought it was the best he has ever had. I ordered the homemade Ravioli Verde. It too was excellent. The sauce was fabulous. The bread was very good as well. We had a dessert for the two of us and it was recommended by our waiter. I don't recall the name but it was an chocolate chip gelato with chocolate and butterscotch sauces. Very good choice. We highly recommend this restaurant as one of our favorites int eh Ventnor City/Atlantic City area.
Service was great.
7/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always a great experience
We come to AC every summer for dance competition ,and we always make sure we have Girasole in our agenda. The food is always great ,their pizza and carpaccio are delicious . I would recommend this restaurant
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was so Fresh n delicious! The owner came to check on us constantly and the water glasses were never empty!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place was very comfortable and nicely decorated. I felt welcomed from the moment I walked in the door. The wait staff was very attentive without being annoying. We chose the prix fixe menu and the salad that I had tasted so good. The dressing was amazing. I had the salmon and it was cooked to perfection. The only thing is everything is ala carte so it can be pricey.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of our favorite restaurants in Atlantic City. It's always consistent and the food fabulous. We love the bronzino, spinach ravioli's, tagliatelle bolognese, girasole carpaccio and many others to name. It's a must!!
7/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
To get away from the casino setting we made reservations here. great choice and I love when my dinner plate is also a piece of art. I can't tell you my favorite dish but the risotto, the tropicale salad or the Mediterranean sea bass are all in the running. we'll be back.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I ate here for our wedding anniversary. We both agreed that it was a great choice.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Waiter, Carmine, was great!
Very pleasant dinner, super and efficient friendly and professional service.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at the restaurant, very glad we came. The Carpaccio was excellent. I've never been to a restaurant with that much variety of carpaccio's , what a treat! The veal Milanese was a little dry, but the overall taste was great. Will definitely go back.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Obnoxious patrons ruined the beginning of what would have been an otherwise enjoyable dining experience. A group of about eight were incredibly loud and piercing and were making the entire dining room uncomfortable. We asked to move to a quieter table but none were available. Staff seemed to know these people and did nothing to subdue their behavior. Fortunately they left before our entrees arrived. After that, the food and service were both very good.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Girasole /AC is a neighborhood gem close enough to all the action yet not in the thick of it! Good staff, nice ambiance and super food. The homemade bread is delicious and the veal chop to die for. You gotta go!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
No Atlantic City glitz, noise,
No Atlantic City glitz, noise, or neon--just great food and service in a friendly atmosphere suitable for relaxed, fine dining.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thousands of dining rooms in Atlantic City...we'll return to this one!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Girasole - The Sunflower
My husband & I truly enjoy this AC favorite. Our Miami friends, former owner of multiple restaurants, joined us this weekend. They thought the atmosphere, food and service were superior to the AC Casino scene. I enjoy sharing this AC charm with non-locals, they are always pleasantly surprised.
Hats off to AC and Philadelphia Girasole family!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
authentic Italian food
A family run and staffed establishment
Warm staff- authentically Italian
Food excellent- particularly the Salt encrusted Bronzino
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great specials! The service
Great specials! The service was amazing. Its a nice family owned place where they cater to your every need. Everything is homemade and made fresh daily. Great for special occasions. It is really a memorable dinner spot.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good Food
This is the third time at Girasole for us. We like it so much that we keep coming back. Had the branzino for the first time, which is a signature dish. It is sea bass cooked in a salt shell which is cracked open table side and filleted. The cost is $35. It is excellent but the meal includes nothing else, just the fish. I am not sure I would order this again. I love their homemade pasta and for the price I would have preferred it. So next time I will get the ravioli verde. It is so good and the cheese is so creamy inside the ravioli. With a glass of chianti, you will think you are in Italian heaven.
8/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Not pretentious by any means.
Not pretentious by any means. No pressure of rushing our meal. Waiter was very knowledgable and we look forward to a returning very soon!!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impressed by girasole
The 2 top table I sat at with my boyfriend was perfect for our romantic dinner date. A quiet corner was perfect for intimate conversation and privacy. The wine was great and the food was delicious. Two great pasta dishes that tasted fresh and flavorful! I will definitely be returning with my boyfriend for future dates
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
atlantic city - finest
If you want a great dining experience and choose not to indulge in the casino - then try Girasole. This is a great family owned restaurant. The branzino special is so tender and delicious. The fish melts in your mouth.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was fantastic!
Food was great and well worth the price! The service wasn't so great-the waiter kept disappearing. We waited half an hour to get our check and I saw him outside smoking! I would definitely go back and hope for another server.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was verybvery good. The entree portions could have been a little more generous for the price you need tomorder more than one course to leave satisified and I am not a big girl I am 59 years old and a size 2. Service was very good however for the money they could have slowed down the meal a little
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very old style, pasta was excellant with gluten free choices. Hostess was bit chilly, initially service seemed lax but quickly improved.
Will return next summer.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great authentic Italian food.
They serve dishes that you can't find at any ordinary Italian restaurant. Belissima! A little on the pricy side though. But worth an occasional splurge!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
JUst plain good
Had the pasta fagiol home made with beans excellent
Enjoyed the shrimp with pasta and garlic and tomato
price fixed at $15
no dessert this time
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, great menu
The food is amazing here and consistent. I have been dining here for over 15 years and it is still a favorite with quality food. You cannot go wrong with ordering. I love the salmon with leeks and I started with the insalata formaggi.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there recently - having been several times before - and not disappointed. Service was excellent and food was up to the usual high standard. The Girasole Carpaccio is terrific and even the sundried tomato bread is so good to nibble at that it could be a meal in itself. Early diners are offered a fixed price menu which is really good value.f
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Off the beaten path - great find
Restaurant was recommended by someone who lives close by. Was celebrating a 50th and wanted to go somewhere other than the casino restaurants.
9/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The decor was lovely - pretty bar and great patio where we sat. Did not see main dining area other than from a distance (we requested the patio as it looked so charming) but it looked nice too. Everything about the dinner was great from the excellent service to each course (we had appetizers, salad and two different seafood pasta entrees) and our generous drinks. Only slight flaws was that the bartenders serving us while we waited about 10 minutes for a table (we were ealy for our reservation) were a bit less than friendly. Felt a bit like they didn't want us there or they were annoyed. Seemed odd but since the rest of the experience was awesome, happy to chalk that off as hopefully just a bad moment. Overall, highly recommend Girasole!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
IF YOU WANT AUTHENTIC NEOPOLITAN
IF YOU WANT AUTHENTIC NEOPOLITAN FOOD THIS IS THE PLACE. TRY THEIR PIZZA MARGHERITA, THIS IS THE WAY PIZZA IS MADE IN ITALY . THE PASTA FAGOLI WITH THE CLASSIC MIXED PASTA IS GREAT
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unexpected awesome little gem!
Unexpected awesome little gem! A great flavored, home inspired meal that is filling but so good, you still want more! From the appetizer to the entry to the magnificent dessert!! Highly recommend. A+
10/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
GREAT FOOD AT GIRASOLE!!!
Whenever we get to AC we know where will be having a great meal. The food is always great. We especially look forward to the homemade pasta dishes and the salt encrusted fish dish. Good selection of wine to compliment the very tasty food. Service is usually good. Would definitely recommend Girasole to all.
10/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Girasole A/C is a standard bearer for excellence! A wide array of classic Italian dishes using only the freshest ingredients; a reasonable yet robust wine list, and top-notch bartenders. Specials are delectable and the fresh pasta is a can't miss for those who are tired of the "boxed and boiled." True to its name, "girasoli" captures the spirit of Tuscany with the entire restaurant artfully decorated with sunflower theme. One of the top non-hotel restuarants in the entire city.
10/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
excellent authentic italian fare
Highly recommend the carbanara n bronzini which were second to none. Very relaxing n romantic atmosphere. Service could b stepped up a little. Would definately recommend n would go back.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM