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Il Girasole
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Ranked #7 of 162 Restaurants in Sirmione
Price range: $14 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Located in the historic center of Sirmione, Ristorante il Girasole has a large dining room (for non-smokiners) and a partly covered terrace surrounded by flowers and plants, which overlooks the picturesque Via Vittorio Emanuele . It is an ideal restaurant for a romantic candlelight dinner or to spend time with your friends, in an "out of time" atmosphere that Sirmione has to offer in every seasons. The dining room is air conditioned and can hold 60 persons; the terrace 40 people. The cuisine is creative and national. Pride and a sign of distinction is the wine cellar, which offers about 450 different local wines (Garda and Franciacorta), national and international .
London
Level 4 Contributor
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“Must visit this restaurant”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

A very friendly restaurant, excellent service which accommodates a gluten free diet very well. highly recommended.

Visited July 2012
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“Excellent value restaurant”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

Excellent fixed price dinner menu (Choice of three) and food, sensibly priced wine list and attentive staff

  • Visited July 2012
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Antrim
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“Pleasant meals”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

Dined here twice and loved it. Staff were attentive and friendly and our overall experience was very positive. What drew us to it originally was its fixed price menus - food in Sirmione tends to be very expensive with quite a few hidden costs. We sampled two of their fixed price menus and reckoned they were good value for money. The food was good quality and attractively presented.

Sitting on the terrace is also a great place for people watching!

  • Visited July 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Best place in Sirmione for vegetarians”
Reviewed June 30, 2012

We had an incredible meal here and, after checking virtually every restaurant menu in town, this was the most vegetarian-friendly place in Sirmione. Worth the extra money over the standard pizzerias in town.

  • Visited June 2012
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Dorset
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“Lovely Food”
Reviewed June 19, 2012

My husband and I went to Il Girasole for dinner. The restaurant is well presented and there were many tasty sounding items on the menu.

We chose the set Menu, 'Menu Carne'. It was melon and parma ham for antipasto, Cheese filled ravioli for prima and tender beef steak with salad for secundo.

The food was very good. The antipasto, especially, melon and parma ham has never tasted this good in England! The heart shaped ravioli was good too, and filling! (l have now learnt to leave the bread basket alone or you will never eat everything!) The steak was beautifully cooked but I would have been happier with some sort of sauce of dressing for the salad as it was simply sliced steak with green leaves and tomato, a little dressing would have made it perfect!

I have given four stars and not five simply because, even though we were not at all rushed, the service was a little too fast and I would've liked a little more time between courses.
After the meal we were given complimentary meringues (to die for) and tiny biscuits and brownies, oh and a lemon liquer as well!

The staff were lovely, their English was fantastic (even though I tried very hard with my basic Italian) All in all a lovely meal and we plan to go back another day, for pizza, for lunch.
If I could've given 4.5 instead of 4, I would've done!

Total bill 62 Euros for set meal and one beer

  • Visited June 2012
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