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Girasole Ristorante

1018 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(609) 345-5554
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Cosimo Cassano & Rosalba Morici
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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.
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Private party contact
Carmine Covino: (609) 345-5554
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Cross street
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Parking details
valet parking is complimentary from 5pm to 11 pm. Street parking & a public lot are also available.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1018 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKVSdesignd (Hawaii)
2.0  Dined on March 7, 2015

This sunflower has had its day in the sun. tome for a MAJOR renovation!

TiptonFolk (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on March 7, 2015

Food is great, authentic italian..service is friendly & timely.. just an all around gem! One of THE best spots in AC.

lilyzoey (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on March 6, 2015

I like going to Girasole because it is always great mean and the waitstaff is very attentive. They had a great selection for restaurant week and I was not disappointed. Looking forward to next visit.

Tony (Atlantic City)
3.0  Dined on March 6, 2015

Needs a better bar selection

Cosmo10 (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2015

We have been to Griasole twice. Each time food, drinks and service was excellent. The atmosphere is really cozy and the staff is excellent as they are very attentive to the customers. This is a neighborhood gem that is located a block away from the tropicana. Prices are reasonable and owners are very friendly. If you do not want to deal with the casino crowds and want excellent home made Italian food, Griasoles is the place to go. We will definitely be back.

vipPoor (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2015

We always enjoy our visits to Girasole, the staff and the food is exquisite. Geno the owner is wonderful and extremely knowledgable. Don't miss this restaurant.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 17, 2015

Still the best Italian on or off island for miles! Their branzino is to die for and no one does it better. Great little bar and winter or summer the place is lively.

vipprimus (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on January 16, 2015

We were seated at 6:30 and did not receive our entrées until 810. This is the slowest service I've ever had in this restaurant. The waiter seem to be present and willing to get whatever we ask however he was not able to bring any food out of the kitchen in a proper amount of time. Was there a problem with the kitchen staff?

vipPhilly (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 2015

I was with my Italian relatives during the holidays and they recommend we try this. I knew it was going to be a great experience when the owner or manager greeted us at the door with a warm welcome in Italian. The atmosphere, with the pizza oven glowing in the background was perfect.
Service was top notch and a very handsome wait staff. And the food was out of this world. Truly the best Italian place I have experience, and my experience in both dining in this cuisine and cooking it runs deep.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2014

Very friendly staff and service was great even though it was New Year's Eve. Great home made desserts. Will be going back.

vipDisappointed (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 26, 2014

We had a fantastic dinner on a Friday night during XMas holiday week - what lovely decor. We dine here often and in summer is very busy and sometimes long wait for tables, etc. The food is always very good, but we were really able to relax and enjoy being that it is less crowded in winter. This was a particularly great night at the restaurant. They had a wonderful three course prix fixe offering that was fantastic for twenty six dollars. First course we had delicious filet carpaccio appetizer with artichoke, asparagus, shaved parm and truffle oil - also shared amazing pizza first course - hand made and perhaps among the best pizza outside of Naples, Italy I've ever had. Main course on the prix fixe I had home made tagliatelle bolognese - yummy. Dessert was to die for... three scoops of creamy dark chocolate mousse and three scoops of Bristol Creme flavored gelato. In the past I've ordered the special salt - baked bronzino - outstanding. (not on the special). This is a consistently very very good restaurant with excellent preparation and quality - a good value. I rarely give five stars except for really over-the-top unique and creative dining experiences but this comes close - if they had 4.5 would have given that.

Amaieseing (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2014

Their "Seven Fishes Dinner" on Christmas Eve was wonderful, but we had to wait a whole hour after our reservation time (we were prompt) to be seated. Thus the low rating on service. They must have thought people would eat and leave, but opening presents and visiting take extra time. We'll certainly go back, but not on Xmas Eve.

Kathy (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2014

This was only my second visit but I will return again and again. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is romantic. My husband and I decided to start a new tradition of fine dining just before Christmas. I am so glad we selected this restaurant, it certainly made the evening very special.

viplovetoeatout (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2014

The service, food, friendly atmosphere of Girasole really stands out from the rest of the restaurants in Atlantic City.The homemade pasta is outstanding and the enormous selection is definitely a huge draw.This family owned restaurant does it right in every aspect. I highly recommend it .It's better than most restaurants in the Casinos.

chickdeb (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on November 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.

vipMGM1 (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on November 13, 2014

The food is exceptional and the ambiance is excellent.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 7, 2014

The most authentic italian food in Atlantic city. A real gem.

vipThegrand (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 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.

vipladyas (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 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.

BikerJ (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on October 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.

jerseyfoodie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 24, 2014

We enjoy this neighborhood gem as a couple and with friends. Always outstanding, always delicious and adventurous.

DavidG (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on October 14, 2014

Very good non-Casino restuarant. Italian Food dine correctly!

Pumpkin (Atlantic City)
3.0  Dined on October 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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 11, 2014

Warm and friendly staff and fresh, delicious food cooked perfectly. Cozy ambience. Great for a date.

JackieR (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on October 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.

Demaxi (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 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

vipDebDon (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 10, 2014

We love the food and wine. Service is always great. The Carpaccio is wonderful.

lessig (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on October 9, 2014

I love everything about Girasole! Food is excellent, pizza oven is so cool, and everyone is so nice!

Maria (Denver)
4.0  Dined on October 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!

vipFluff (Naples)
5.0  Dined on September 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.