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“Italy in London (be sure to note that it's a bit outside the city!)” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Il Girasole

Il Girasole
Ranked #900 of 20,728 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bronxville, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Italy in London (be sure to note that it's a bit outside the city!)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant is quaint, bright and simply decorated. What shines, here, however is the service and the food. I've had lots and lots of Italian food, and this experience certainly is at the top of my "best meals in London" list.

It's even more satisfying to spend money and be happy to support a local, independently owned establishment (the chef is Italian by the way and personally delivered my meal--nice touch!).

The regular menu offers plenty from which to choose, but I had a special--linguini with clams, garlice, white wine and fresh fresh tomatoes. The bruschetta is amazing, especially for a summer night--light and refreshing with lots of basil and did I mention the beautiful, fresh tomatoes?

Belly full, and plate not completely emptied (great value for what you get), I'm thinking I'd be happy to come back here upon my next visit in London.

  • Visited July 2013
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  • Dutch first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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366 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,358 helpful votes
“Very good indeed.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Very much a local Italian but now attracting lots of people from far and wide. We come several times a year because my sister lives on the grid just close by. Always busy, very friendly, nice buzz, helpful staff and near perfect Italian food. Lots of descriptions in earlier reviews which admirably echo our experiences. I highly recommend this place.

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best Italian in London”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Excellent and genuine delicious Italian food. Strolled in off chance with some friends
who all thoroughly enjoyed the various different dishes .Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2013
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3 Thank Jay P
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Bellevue, Washington
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable meal with friends!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We met a friend at Il Girasole on our first night in London. We loved the food and ambiance - small, intimate, great (GREAT) service. Nicely done!

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank etmcd
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“bravo!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Went here with my wife on a sat afternoon great place the owner was very nice and chatted away to us his service was great very casual like the decor loved the food.....

  • Visited June 2013
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