Price: Moderate - Expensive
Food Quality: 3 Stars
Service: 2 1/2 Stars
Decor: 2 1/2 Stars
Overall Rating: 3 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
One of the top Southern Italian restaurants in AC
Decor is bright, airy, and elegantly decorated with the ambiance of a southern Italian café
Tables are spaced close together
Noise Level: Moderate - High
Dress: Upscale casual
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy excellent Southern Italian food away from the higher priced glitzy casinos.
Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer simple food, trendy ambiance, or more convenient casino access.
Recommended dishes: When available, The Salt crusted Bronzino; The Langoustine; Tagliatelle with Bolognese; Farfalle al salmon; and Ossobuco con piselli e funghi. And for dessert the Torta di Ricotta cheesecake.
Liquor: Full Service Bar, extensive wine list, specialty cocktails.
Girasole (Italian for "sunflower") is an off-the-boardwalk restaurant is not as convenient as some other AC spots, but it’s a memorable dining experience in a fast paced resort town.
Located near the Tropicana, this Versace designed restaurant is popular with celebrities who look for privacy as well as anyone with an appreciation for well-prepared Southern Italian food.
The restaurant decor is bright and airy, and elegantly decorated with upholstery by Versace and has the feeling of a southern Italian café. The Italian marble tables, gold and royal blue accent colors, giant urns were found during an archaeological dig in Italy along with a glass curio displaying ancient Italian artifacts mixed with contemporary Versace pieces,
A dominant fixture in the restaurant is the Puglia, Italian style, white-brick oven where pizzas and the carpiccio slices of filet mignon are warmed over.
Owner Gino Iovino, who presides over a kitchen that serves well prepared, innovative Italian dishes.
The dishes are prepared from scratch daily. Pastas, bread, focaccia, desserts and pizza dough, are home made every day.
The service is professional, attentive and friendly.
During the warmer months, there is dining outdoors on the lush garden patio.
(updated: June, 2018)
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