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1305 Locust St. Send to Phone

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly
Open late

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Girasole Restaurant Review

: How nice to find a comfortably Italian restaurant, conveniently located right off of the Avenue of the Arts, that offers solidly traditional dishes including one of the best pizzas in town. Girasole feels like a sunny, warm trattoria with its bright yellow, faux-stucco walls, and a sunflower theme on all the appointments. The tabletops are patterned marble, like the facade of the Duomo in Florence, but the bar is ultra-modern steel and mirror. The waitstaff is efficient and friendly, and many of the dishes are standouts. We recommend the translucent swordfish carpaccio, the moist, salt-baked fish of the day-perhaps spigola, a type of sole-that is skillfully boned and served tableside, any of the regional pastas, and the breaded veal cutlet brightened with arugula and chopped tomatoes. You easily can find a bottle of Italian wine in the $20-$40 range. The desserts are a notch above the usual Italian specialties, and may include a lemon or raspberry cream tart, and their version of tartuffo-minus the cherry.


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