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“Nothing to write home about”

Girasole by La Gondola
Ranked #151 of 2,297 Restaurants in Chiang Mai
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed July 30, 2013

My husband and I wanted to go to Puccini's for Italian but at the last minute found out they were closed. Girasole was our second choice and we soon discovered that it was a very poor one. We arrived at the restaurant to find the host chewing food while talking to us. It was not a pretty sight. He sat us at a table with a dirty tablecloth so we asked to be moved.

There is no atmosphere at this restaurant to write about. It is about as bland as they come. My husband had a chicken parmesan dish that was bland - edible but absolutely nothing special. I had the cheese and spinach crepes with tomato sauce and they were fine.

Unfortunately, we had got dressed up and were looking for a really nice evening out. Girasole definitely didn't provide what we were looking for. However, if you still want to try it, you will not find it on Rachadamnoen street but rather on a side street behind Hot Chili restaurant. There is a coffee shop on the corner and Girasole is right behind it.

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Reviewed June 5, 2013

We are regular visitors at Girasole Restaurant, and we have never been let down by the food here! The chef is very accommodating with special requests for extra chillies, ingredients, etc. We would recommend anyone who loves Italian to visit here - and the ambience is excellent too - with both indoor and outdoor seatings.

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Thank VChalwa
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Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

We had a good time at girasole yesterday we asked for risotto frutto Di mare, nami. Some entries. And desserts. Was good option and is in the middle of Sunday night market

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Thank lotrav12
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Location isn't the best, but still fine.
You get bread and tomatopaste with crackers for free.
Great value meals available (penne all' arrabiata for 95 B)

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Thank waels1
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Being desperate to have some good Italian food, we chose Girasole from the reviews and were not disappointed. We have spent quite a bit of time in Italy and would have given Girasole at least four stars if it were in Italy. My wife had the thin-crust pizza, which was wonderful. I wasn't very hungry and so I ordered the four-cheese risotto - it was also quite tasty.
The restaurant and its surroundings were very attractive.
After eating, we had a long and pleasant conversation with the owner - an ex-patriot Italian.
We would definitely go back again if we weren't leaving for Bangkok today.

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Thank Ms_Gary
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