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Review of Giro Osteria

Giro Osteria
Ranked #6 of 150 Restaurants in Cronulla
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed August 10, 2014

Warm and welcoming is the first thing that come to mind when you walk in to Giro.Its mid winter but they have provided gas heaters for the seating outside. The place has a rustic but modern feel .It has quirky touches like the hanging chopping boards in the chefs station and the days menu is written on a chalk board wall. Somehow it feels unpretentious and just right. There is a small bar and we could not resist the amaretto sour and peach Bellini. Reasonably priced cocktails @ $10 each. Our waiter was friendly and patiently explained in a very cute Italian accent what was on the menu.
We started with the salumi platter which had various freshly sliced salami and pork shoulder rilette . It came with shaved fennel(delicious ), a spicy salami paste(delicious) ,prune relish served with crispy thin bread and sour dough. Served in a long board on top of 4 cans of tomatoes(they have a sense of humour) Faultless starter- tasty and light.
We tried the 750g aged steak($69 for 2) cooked medium rare perfect served with an assortment of sauces like salsa verde and a spicy tomato relish. The steak lover among us pronounced it the best steak he has ever eaten. We also had the pasta of the day which was spaghetti with seafood in a light garlic sauce. Heavenly. We also ordered the stuffed zucchini flowers. The osteria version is steamed not deep fried. Simply done but very very good. I really wanted to try their signature dish 'fish in crazy water' but I'm not very keen on barramundi. Perhaps next time.
No room for dessert but definitely coming back soon!

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Reviewed August 5, 2014

It is a pleasure to be able to walk around the Esplanade to a good little Italian restaurant. Our second visit, and very similar to the first. The food is good, perhaps the whole fish had been frozen though(?), on a limited menu we were early 6pm and the chicken dish was no longer available and replaced with lamb this made the menu poorly balanced & more limited.
The service was pleasant, helpful, & sometimes interesting, but I prefer it to be slickly professional and personal and it did not 'make it' on either account.
A welcome refuge in a sea of below mediocrity, but it can be much better.
I ate at Bambini Trust the following night, similar priced, no comparison.

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1  Thank BBear52
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

Took a tip from previous reviews and ordered the prawn stuffed zucchini flowers....Wow. Was suggested as a "share" entree but kept it all to myself. I dare anyone to share theirs.
Main of duck ragu didn't disappoint either. A friend had the barramundi in sea water which was delicious, hubby had the lamb shank which was perfectly cooked & just fell of the bone.
Took bar staff advise and ordered the red from Sardinia which was perfect.
Can't believe such a restaurant exists in "the Shire" .

Thank Yvette P
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Reviewed July 24, 2014

Had a wonderful dinner here with friends. The staff were fantastic and the food very very good. Cant wait to go back......once i get paid.

1  Thank BasilCelano
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Reviewed July 12, 2014

We were so pleased by our recent dining experience at Giro Osteria. Everything was faultless, the food was superb, service was excellent, and the place was buzzing and had a great vibe. Totally recommend this place for anyone who loves Italian.

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