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.
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: 6093455554x
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
Girasole Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
We have dined there on many occasions an ...
We have dined there on many occasions and never had any problems. Upon hearing we had made a reservation with Open Table, they gave us a hard time. They said they didn't have the reservation, though we saw it on the screen. She said they always have problems with OT. Then the hostess said something about wanting points. I told her I didn't make the reservation for the points, but when I saw the Open Table link was on website, I thought it was convenient. Had to wait almost an hour for a table, and the table had to be one of the least favorable there. We have recommended Girasole to many people in the past, but unfortunately will not be doing that anymore.
Superb Italian food in a wonderfull dini ...
Superb Italian food in a wonderfull dining room......after a few sips of wine and the food one feels as if sitting in the heart of Milan........our server was a wonderfull young lady from Bulgaria who made the evening most enjoyable for us and our friends from New York. They thought as good as any place in New York.
My husband and I went to Girasole for ou ...
My husband and I went to Girasole for our 5th wedding anniversary. We found it via an Internet search and knew nothing about it before. It was a wonderful meal. We ordered the pasta fagioli, spinach ravioli and spaghetti carbonara and it was some of the best Italian food we have had. There was also an interesting outdoor/greenhouse area, though we did not sit there. They even gave us free flan in honor of our anniversary. Waiters and manager were very friendly. The only negative was that they did not give a substantial wine pour. Also, the decor, though it was beautiful, reminded me more of a Greek restaurant than an Italian one. Overall, however, a great evening and I would recommend it.
Service was excellent, all employees fri ...
Service was excellent, all employees friendly and social, felt like it was dining with family. Would definitely recommend to others, cant wait to go back.
Very nice restaurant with delicious food ...
Very nice restaurant with delicious food and a large selection
Excellent Italian dining experience. It ...
Excellent Italian dining experience. It was my first time in Atlantic City with my girlfriend. Of course I needed to pick out a great meal in the area. I am very picky when it comes to food and a great dining experience. Girasole Ristorante did not disappoint. Had formaggio cheeses and carpacio to start with a truffle oil. Simply delicious with a wine and Focaccia bread. Then I had the veal Milanese and my girlfriend had the pollo entre. I would recommend this restaurant and the plates we had. Bon appetite
Booked based on comments from Open Table ...
Booked based on comments from Open Table review. Food was good not exceptionally do sevice average. If out with friends better but entertaining clients would rethink taking them there. Price for value excellent.
Service was the worst ever for a good re ...
Service was the worst ever for a good restaurant. Our food was delivered 2 hours after our order.
Food was below expectations. Althoug we enjoy pasta "al dente", the Pasta Carbonara my wife ordered came under cooked.. Not even close to "al dente". I ordered gnochi with tomato sauce and burrata and the gnochies were very hard and too heavy to enjoy them. I could not finish the dish because it felt like heavy balls of dought..... Gnochies are suppossed to be light and fluffy......disapointed to say the least.
dinner in AC
Food was delicious and will definitely go back. However, took at least 20 minutes for someone to bring us waters/take drink order, then another 30-40 minutes to get appetizers. Dinner came more quickly once we asked, but were there over 2 hours for dinner.
I love this restaurant, the Bronzino pac ...
I love this restaurant, the Bronzino packed in the salt is my favorite meal so delicious. My one complaint and maybe it was just our waitress this time but my two girl friends and I went and it seemed like she couldn't be bothered with us she didn't even ask if we wanted desserts. I've been here with my husband and other couples and it wasn't that way. My one girlfriend suggested it was because we were women I personally hope that is not what we leave 20% tip every where we go so once again big mistake if that is her reasoning
To say the service was slow would be an ...
To say the service was slow would be an understatement. Every course took forever Have lots of time when you dine here
The spinach ravioli was like eating clou ...
The spinach ravioli was like eating clouds of cheese!! So good!!
A Perennial Favorite
All I can say is get the Branzino - it is the best you will have anywhere! I keep coming back here and getting the same thing but I am never ever disappointed. Drinks are great. Apps and pizzas are wonderful, overall atmosphere and the wait staff are always pleasant and competent. Love this place!
The service and the ambience. Everyone f ...
The service and the ambience. Everyone from the waiter to the servers to the owners were top notch professionals. The food was excellent.
Anniversary Dinner :)
My Wife & I had never been to this restaurant before. We are so glad We chose it for Our Anniversary dinner!.:0)...The service was very professional from the opening of the Wine to the presentation of the desert. Everything tasted Great!!....I would Highly recommend Girasole to any of My friends & family. We are definitely keeping this restaurant in Our come back list for a unique gourmet experience for special occasions.
Food and service is excellent! family ru ...
Food and service is excellent! family run restaurant great warm feeling I always go when I'm in AC highly recommend.
Excellent restaurant in AC
Excellent food and service in a restaurant independent of the casinos. Old world ambiance, but without feeling stodgy or outdated. Food was excellent and staff very solicitous without being intrusive. Easy walk from convention center area hotels.
Girasole was everything you want in a dining experience -- great food, ambiance, flawless service, perfectly mixed cocktails. It has the feel of a restaurant in Italy, and our server's suggestions were well-informed and enhanced our meal.
Another very good meal
More often than not, we go to Girasole when we're in AC. The menu has plenty to offer and the kitchen is willing to make what you want, even if it's not on the menu that way. The cheese plate app is quite good, as is the bracciole. I had it over spaghetti, even though it wasn't being offered that way. My wife loved the pappardelle bolognese. Our two friends also enjoyed their meals. Service was good, and the prices here are certainly reasonable, considering the quality of the food.
I do not know how I never knew about Girasole, but I am so glad that I finally found this magnificent restaurant. Me and my husband love trying new places and usually are disappointed by at least one aspect of places we go. NOT here. At all. From the moment we walked in the door (we were a party of 8, including 2 babies) everything was impeccable. The restaurant itself was beautiful. The seating/lounge area when you walk in is definitely different in a great way! The bar is also classy and beautiful. The dining room is bright and beautiful. Not to mention the huge brick oven they have. Definitely try a pizza if you go there. They are so good. We had the fra diavolo and it was one of the best! The food...amazing. It was fresh, cooked and prepared perfectly, seasoned just right and the portions are generous as well. Above everything was the service. Unmatched anywhere I have been in recent memory. You feel like you are actually being catered to. Everyone...and I mean everyone was perfect. Right down to the big giant smiles on everyone's faces there. I have a new favorite in AC and I can not wait to go back!!!!
Feel like one of the family
We have taken our foodie friends here to show off one of the best Italian restaurants on the Jersey Shore. The entire staff makes you feel like one of the family. I watched as several patrons hugged the staff on their way out - and on the way in. This was our 4th visit - and we were warmly greeted and taken great care of. We brought an Italian friend from Hoboken who knows good food - and they were impressed. Can't wait for visit #5. Thanks to Alessandro, Gio and the entire staff.
Wonderful surprise. Took some clients a ...
Wonderful surprise. Took some clients and what we thought would be a quick dinner ended up being a very enjoyable evening. Authentic Italian and the sea bass encrusted in salt was perfect. The octopus appetizer - delicious. Several had their homemade pasta - excellent. We were treated to lemon cello after dinner. Great ending to a wonderful meal.
Always a Pleasure!
This was our 3rd or 4th time dining at Girasole..... and each time was really great. This is authentic Italian food - preparation is excellent - amazing dining experience. The kitchen can get busy as this is a very popular restaurant, so be patient - have a glass of wine, because it is well worth the wait. Can't wait to go back.
dont eat anywhere else in AC these peopl ...
dont eat anywhere else in AC these people have the best italian food in atlantic city. stay at the hotels but eat here!! you dont know what your missing so give this gem a try.
Girasole with real Italian flavor
The entire meal, app through dessert was delicious! Highly recommend.
Best restaurant in Atlantic City
I'll start by saying we went twice in one week for dinner, it was restaurant week and very busy, everything was on point! Carpaccio, Angus steak, Farfelle...not one mistake was made, excellent staff!
Food & Service was excellent. I have drove by many time on my way to work & wonder how it was. Now I will come more often specially when the weather gets nice to use the outside dining area.
He dining experience was wonderful,delicious food,great atmosphere for a girls night out or dinner date and fantastic service
Second visit to Girasole for restaurant ...
Second visit to Girasole for restaurant week, and we had marina as our server again. The food was equally as good as the first time. I ordered off the three course menu and also off of the regular menu. The seabass carpaccio was very good. The place fills up fast, but marina is always on top of her game. This is my favorite spot, im a chef and i can always appreciate great food outside of my kitchen. See you soon girasole!
This place was amazing. Anyone who feels ...
This place was amazing. Anyone who feels otherwise is an idiot.
Amazing food with romantic ambiance
If Gianni Versace had a restaurant, it would be Girasole. The attractive and amazing food matched the attractive servers (who all seemed to have Italian accents) and the romantic, European ambiance. We were promptly served drinks and fresh bread with authentic olive oil. The restaurant week menu offerings were all so tempting. My favorite was the Carpaccio Girasole which included thin slices of filet, asparagus, artichokes and truffle oil. It hit several spots all at once that I had to refrain from doing my best "When Harry Met Sally" impression. The rest of my meal consisted of the Braciola e Gnocchi and chocolate covered Profiteroles for dessert. I also ordered the best espresso martini I've ever had in AC. The only complaint I could have was that the night and this fabulous meal had to come to an end. I look forward to coming back outside of restaurant week ^_^
Our first time was a home run!
There was nothing we did not like about our first evening dinner here. The wait-staff was fantastic. The food was excellent and the entire evening a success! We will be back with the entire family the next time they are in town.
Thank god for restaurant week or we might have never found this place. Atlantic county local and this was my first time eating here. Parking was easy, restaurant was beautiful, food was delicious and the staff was great! Seating was a little too tight being right next to other tables and figuring out how to walk around them was interesting but did not ruin all of the greatness at this restaurant.
We saw a sign that said Girasole parking with an arrow pointing towards the boardwalk but couldn't find any. So we parked across the street on Montpieler ave. We had a great meal and came out to find a parking ticket on the windshield,the meter ran out. On a Sunday night at 8pm on March 6. I guess Atlantic City is so hard up for money they will give parking meter tickets out to people that are willing to come in to town and take a chance on getting robbed or mugged to have a meal during restaurant week. Good job A.C.,while other communities along the shore offer free parking during the winter months your out giving tickets on Sunday nights. This has no reflection on the restaurant. If I didn't live in NJ I'd throw it in the trash.DON"T DO AC
Can't wait to go back!
The first time we went, we said we have to go back - it was so good. The second time we said "what took us so long?" Amazing food and the nicest staff you could ever hope for. True Italian hospitality - and I should know--3rd generation of Italians and we all live good food and friendly service. Going back soon - and often!
Delicious and close
Found this place due to open table and it was delicious Italian Food that's only about 2 blocks from the Tropicana and about 1/3 the price of anything in the casino. The cocktails were delicious and hand made. The kitchen forgot some of our side dishes but they ended up not being needed due to the pasta being soooo good. My only recommendation is for the passionate servers to remember the golden rule "underpromise and over deliver" not the opposite way around. But seriously this place is awesome and everyone should go!!
Great Spot on Pacific Ave
The entire experience was amazing. The appetizers and fresh pasta were amazing and we will definitely be visiting this spot again for dinner and drinks.
Very good Italian restaurant with some atmosphere
Start at the bar with an expansive and very good wine list by the glass and very well made cocktails. The menu is expansive with number of appetizer, salad and main course specials. But an Italian Restaurant know for its homemade pasta runs out of Spinach Ravioli on a Saturday night, shame on you. That is what I and my wife both wanted. We had party of 4 with friends and enjoyed dining at Girasol even if we had trouble finding pasta to our liking. Desert menu interesting and well presented. If you are looking for simpler homemade pasta this may not be your place. However, the food was very good from my wife's chicken to my friends Sea Bass to my smoked salmon pasta.
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