Girasole Ristorante, Atlantic City, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

Girasole Ristorante, Atlantic City, NJ
Girasole Ristorante
3108 Pacific Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ
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Girasole: Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  Southern Italian

Price:  Moderate - Expensive

Food Quality: Excellent, servings made from scratch. Pasta, bread, desserts, and pizza dough are house made.

Service: Friendly, professional, and attentive

Decor: Upscale, Southern Italian decor and vibe.

Overall Rating: 3 Stars

Note:  Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Noise Level:  Moderate - High

Dress:  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 that offers an alternative dining experience to the fast paced casino's .

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, 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, and 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 carpaccio slices of filet mignon are warmed over.

Owner Gino Iovino presides over a kitchen that serves well-prepared, innovative Italian dishes.

The dishes are prepared from scratch daily. Pasta, bread, focaccia, desserts, and pizza dough are homemade every day.

The service is professional, attentive, and friendly.

During the warmer months, there is dining outdoors on the lush garden patio.

Girasole is open for dinner seven/days/week.

(updated: April 2024)

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