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“Much Better Than A Local Italian Restaurant”
Review of Girasole

Girasole
Ranked #1 of 33 Restaurants in Bound Brook
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Girasole offers a good selection of regular and special offerings. The stuffed shrimp appetizer and house salad were excellent. The seafood past was nothing special. The pistachio crusted veal was very tasty although some parts of the crust were over cooked. The accompanying asparagus were well prepared but were unfortunately dressed with cold slices of roasted red pepper (they should have been heated). The service was good although a bit rushed. The seating is too congested making for a restaurant that can get too noisy. In fact, everyone has to turn sideways to squeeze between the tables.

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Thank Alan B
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

We had our rehearsal dinner here. Rob was awesome help plan everything and was very accommodating with the menu. The service was great. It's BYOB and they allowed us to drop off everything earlier in the day so we could just show up with the rest of our guests. The food was awesome! Plenty of appetizers - bruschetta, antipasta, sautéd mushroom. The dinners were great too - filet, pork, salmon - all good great with tasty sides. Dessert was great too - we also they had a cake they cut and served for us too with no extra charge. Overall, very please with service, staff, food and price. We will definitely be going back for just regular dinners but call ahead for reservations because they're parking lot is always packed!!!

Thank Erin R
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

One of my favorite all-time restaurants. Always fresh food. Bring your own booze. Ask for Pablo as you server, he is the best. Try one of the veal dishes. Cant wait to go back. Be sure to call in advance and make a reservation

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Thank wholenessmoving
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Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Girasole is a gem in central New Jersey and one of the few Italian cuisine restaurants that provide consistent delicious dishes that are also a good value. Portions are generous
and meals are provided with a signature house salad that is always incredibly fresh and tasty. Pasta dishes are old world southern Italian and I particularly fond of the Bolognese sauce, As well as the pasta with sirloin tips that is an occasional special. Service is generally very good but on a crowded Friday or Saturday night things sometimes get a tad backed up. Noise level sometimes can also be a bit elevated especially when there is a party being held in the adjacent section Of the dining area that is not partitioned off.
Overall however this restaurant is about the superior food and that is why I'm giving it five stars.



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Thank MarkZ06
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

It's a small BYO restaurant. The food was wonderful. We tried a fish that was among the specials for the day, and some other chicken dish. Thought everything from the appetizers to the creatively-served desserts was very good.

It got very crowded around 7:30pm on a Friday. There is also a section for semi-private events.

Note that their online menu must not be kept up-to-date as things I wanted to try were not on the menu when we actually ate there.

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Thank mizlori
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