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About 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.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please call for details.
valet parking is complimentary from 5pm to 11 pm. Street parking & a public lot are also available.
Cosimo Cassano & Rosalba Morici
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: (609) 345-5554
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Girasole Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
I eat here once or twice a month. From the moment I walk in the door until I leave the staff is responsive, friendly, expert. The food never disappoints. The de campo salad ( fennel, apple, citrus with a very lightly seasoned olive oil dressing is always fresh and is wonderful with a glass of chianti. This time I ate pizza fra diavolo. Reasonably priced, thin bread, tasty tomato sauce with strips of spicy peppers baked to perfection. A great place. Check out their menu. Salt encrusted/baked whole bronzino, filleted table side is a knock out. Also daily specials. Whether a casual meal (the pizza, for example)or a major selection ( the menu is loaded) it's always been good for me.
My sister and I were first time customers who came in because of AC Restaurant Week. We thoroughly enjoyed the three course meal! We got carpaccio and Margherita pizza as appetizers, sirloin and rigatoni for entrees, and Gelato and chocolate covered cream puffs for dessert. The ambiance was great, very cozy and romantic. Overall, an amazing experience and we plan to go back soon.
We were excited about trying Girasole during restaurant week. When we walked in we were pleasantly surprised by the décor, it was beautiful. We ordered cocktails, when they arrived we noticed that all 3 cocktails were incorrect as were the appetizers. I tried to ask the bartender a question about the happy hour and she was very aloof. The experience went downhill from there....We had to ask for bread, salt and pepper, more water. The waiter never came back to clear the used plates, we had to tell him to clear them. Never offered more bread even though the basket sat empty. During the dessert course, we never had a choice, he brought out the chocolate mousse, even though I found out later that there were other choices...The service was not good which is a huge part of the overall experience. The portions were very small, but we expected that. Will not be back, and will not recommend. Sorry but the staff needs more training!!
Friends get together for AC RESTAURANT week every year. We try to sample a few places to become spots we visit during the year. Girasole was one place we selected. It was such a major disappointment. First impression was lovely. But right at the start, the people working there seemed that we were bothering them. We asked 3 times for butter with our bread. Finally we asked a busboy who delivered it. The waitress had a very condescending attitude as did the hostess. The menu was extremely limited, a pizza, 3 pasta dishes and one chicken choice. Now no one expects filet mignon but 3 pasta dishes? None with a meat side. One was billed as salmon pieces. Turns out they were in the sauce so if you just wanted the pasta with no salmon you could not do that. First the appetizers. I ordered the caprese salad. It consisted of 4 slices of plum tomatoes and a small melon ball of fresh mozzarella. It was beautifully presented but seemed incredibly skimpy. The other appetizers at our table appeared the same way. The eggplant appetizer, while rated very good by our table mates who ate it, was also rated too small. It was about the size of a credit card and about 1 1/2 inches high. The entrees continued the skimpy trend. My husband and I decided to share the carbonara and a pizza. I am not exaggerating when I tell you that the carbonara was no more then 4 fork fulls. To share it was ludicrous. The pizza while 6 small slices was larger, it was quite disappointing in taste and the crust was ordinary. Everyone at our table was unhapppy. Dessert was no selection, just arrived as two melon ball sized chocolate with sauce. Again, some do not eat chocolate and were disappointed again. So overall, we had the impression that the staff and management at Girasole participated in restaurant week reluctantly. They did not put any thought or effort into the menu and their attitude was dismissive and condescending. Next year they might consider not participating.
The eggplant and carpaccio appetizers were very good and the pasta entrées were tasty. However the pasta tasted like it was precooked and then reheated, rather than made fresh. Desert consisted of two tiny scoops of chocolate mouse. Portions were quite small leaving us hungry.
\We have had many fabulous experiences at Girasole, and you can't find carpaccio like theirs anywhere else. But this experience on the first Monday of Restaurant Week was an exception. Food took FOREVER to reach the dining room, and when entrees arrived, the food for many tables arrived all at once -- and was delivered to several tables that had arrived well after we had. My spag. carbonara was lukewarm, and a portion size that wouldn't have been acceptable as an appetizer any other time. If this was their effort to attract new customers to their restaurant, Monday's lunch was a failure.
Service was excellent! Everything was delicious, definitely planning on going back. You can tell that everyone there takes pride in their product and is working hard to please the guest. Food was flavorful and carefully prepared. Lives up to the hype.
My first impression was the place is romantic but it feels like you're at home, the people are very friendly and respectful. Then the food came out in a timely manner which gave us a moment to chat and chill. I had a grill Norwegian salmone cooked perfectly tender with magical spices and sauce, match it with a glass white wine. My wife had an angus sirloin, its was also cooked right and tenderly juicy. Then my little one had a pizza margherita, he almost finish the whole pie, unbelievable left one slice and I ate it.
I took my wife there for Valentine's weekend dinner. We had two carpaccio appetizers and, for the main course I had seafood pasta and my wife had black pasta with crabmeat. All were fantastic. Everything is fresh, they make their own pasta, bread, etc. We also had hazel nut gelato for dessert - delicious! I highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions, date night, etc.
Have been coming to Girasole for years..always good.
Happy hour can b very cramped at the bar (small), but signature cocktails uniquely delicious. Ambiance morraccan/Mediterranean. . All food well prepared, pizzas r delish out of centrally located wood oven..summertime u definitely need reservations ..& although they say vallet parking. .its a hike..not the best neighborhood, but dont let that b a deterrent.
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