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“Authentic Northern Italian Cuisine” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Il Girasole Restaurant

Il Girasole Restaurant
1911 S Federal Hwy, Ste 3, Delray Beach, FL 33483-3325
561-272-3566
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Ranked #15 of 344 Restaurants in Delray Beach
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Delray Beach, FL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Authentic Northern Italian Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The chef has mastered the sauces and the seafood dishes perfectly. It's a family run restaurant that has been around for decades and 3 generations of my family have been going there. The veal dishes are also to die for as is their Chicken Cordon Bleu. We love it for special occasions, business dinners, group dinners with friends.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington, FL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“A hidden Gem....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Tucked away in a small strip[ mall is a hidden gem of a restaurant. This is a family run
place that operates as smooth as silk with excellent food and service with a smile. The Mother
is the smiling Hostess and one daughter is a charming server, while the Father and Son run the
Kitchen. The food is super and the service leaves nothing wanting. Their Cannelloni Rossini
is just GREAT and I suggest you have it either as an app. or as an entrée. I had the Veal
Finanziera and while the dish needed a bit more pepper and salt, the Veal was first rate and was fork tender. Do not miss their Desserts here including home made Spumoni with a Cherry
sauce. It is just outstanding!. Only suggestion I could make is that they improve the quality
of their bread, although the Italian Bread Sticks, are first rate. All in all.. this place is clearly a
Winner! Try it and I am certain you will come back again and again!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Navarre, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fine dining perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Wonderful gem of a restaurant, a bit off the beaten path for the Delray Beach visitor, but so worth it! Eating here reminded me of dining in a small family owned restaurant in Italy, where the owner took pride in everything served. Lovely atmosphere. Excellent service. Marvelous food. White table cloth without being stuffy. We are seafood lovers. The yellowtail snapper was perfect, but my zuppa de mare was the best. The bowl was filled to overflowing with lobster tail, langostine, scallops, shrimp, clams and mussels. Everything was fresh and flavorful. The tomato based broth was perfectly seasoned and sublimely delicious. This is a special dining experience, and well worth the money for the quality received.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chester, New Jersey
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83 reviews 83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“a nice surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to take my aunt to a nice place for dinner and we scored with Il Girasole. Our house salads were very good. My aunt thought she ordered the veal scallopine but she ordered the saltimboca which turned out to be a very tasty mistake - she loved it. I had the excellent perfectly grilled lamb chops and my husband had langostinos - he is still talking about how good they were. It's a bit pricy but the quality is apparent. Even the sides that come with the meal were really good - fresh string beans carrots and awesome roasted potatoes. We ate every bite!

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Newton, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Just The very Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This restaurant is able to blend all of the aspects of a memorable visit with ease.
From the simplicity of the perfect mushroom soup to the delectable, perfectly prepared, and presented yellow tail, and memorable wines, coupled with exceptional service, place this restaurant at the top of my picks in south Florida.
They offer a fine menu selection including, meats, veal, fish and poultry, the ambiance fits the expectation, and this level of total dedication has been notable for the number of years at this location. While moderately expensive, one would not be concerned about the price when considering the value received.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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