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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem! Visited for dinner just before Christmas and was pleasantly surprised. The waitress who dealt with us all evening was superb. The food arrived promptly and was amazing. The portion size was spot on and the food very flavorsome. Dessert was...fantastic too.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Myself, my Daughter & Granddaughter had a meal in Il Girasole the Italian restaurant, last Saturday. We hadn`t booked as we went early at 5pm & they were happy to accommodate us There were quite a few people already. The service was excellent & the...staff were really nice & friendly & very helpful. The food was very good & tasty. I would highly recommend this lovely restaurant.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 25 November 2021 via mobile

On arriving we were greeted with a smile, not booked but a table ready. The staff were attentive and courteous, however when asked the waitress could only advise on the white wines as that is all she drinks! We had to ask about extras on...our pizza as they were not itemised, we also had to ask for spoons to share our salad. Further, we were not asked if we wanted the bill. Service overall was good but it’s the little things that make or break a dining experience.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 14 November 2021

We have been regular customers to Il Girasole over the years as love the food and atmosphere. Again tonight the food was excellent! Only downside was the waitresses who kept standing over us and continually walking past while we were eating or lingering against the...wall waiting for our last mouthfuls which made the evening feel uncomfortable. One waitress inpaticualar looked like she had somewhere she needed to be. We were made to feel to hurry up and rush our meal. Definitely need to talk to staff and tell them this is off putting for customers.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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IlGirasoleRistorante, Owner at Il Girasole, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2021

628sparkles, what a fab user name! We really appreciate your honest feedback and will work hard to make sure our staff are not being intrusive or lingering around tables, further training will be provided to make sure this doesn't happen in the future. We are...More

Reviewed 13 November 2021

Still a great place to eat with welcoming friendly staff.The food was beautifully presented and tasted fantastic in a very pleasant surrounding.This restaurant has been around for many years now and I am pleased to say that their standards have never dropped and have always...been of a great standard.Well done Il GirasoleMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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IlGirasoleRistorante, Owner at Il Girasole, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2021

Thank you for such a lovely review. We hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 26 October 2021

Decent menu and wine list, pleasant service form plenty of waiting staff. Good surroundings. The broccoli was impossible hard in the stalk and I couldn't eat it. Two courses for two, bottle of Montepulciano, two coffees, £66. They still use those coffee cups supplied by...Illy, the coffee supplier. They have completely impractical handles, so you have to handle the hot cup.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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IlGirasoleRistorante, Owner at Il Girasole, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2021

Thank you for your review, you appreciate you honest feedback.

Reviewed 26 October 2021

I was recommended this restaurant by a friend and was very impressed with the food and the service. Upon arrival we were greeted by a very friendly and professional young lady, who showed us to our table and gave us ample time to decide on...drinks and food. The arancini starter was simply the best arancini I've ever had - absolutely packed full of flavour. My guest said the funghi stufati starter was also very good. For mains we had the spaghetti con polpette and the stufato do frutti di mare. I greatly enjoyed the spaghetti but also tried the stufato di frutti di mare, which was absolutely delicious. I'll definitely be ordering that next time because it's full of flavour and the chefs definitely do not skimp on the quality or the quantity of the fish. Overall the service was impeccable and food was excellent - will definitely be visiting in the future.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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IlGirasoleRistorante, Owner at Il Girasole, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2021

Hi Kieran, Thank you very much for your lovely review. The best arancini you've ever had... wow what lovely feedback! We're very pleased you enjoyed your dining experience and hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 23 October 2021

My husband and I went here for dinner. The greeting we received was warm and welcoming from the start. Gave us the right amount of time to choose our drinks and then our food. Waitress was excellent, very smiley. We chose the garlic bread and...mushroom with deep fried kale to start. Garlic bread was very tasty but the deep fried kale was very greasy and we did not eat this. We both had the pizza which were delicious and we had to bring some home as they were huge! I then had the tiramisu. Was quite disappointed with this. The ratio of sponge to cream was not right. Far too much mascarpone filling and not enough sponge. Not very flavoursome as not enough coffee or liqueur added. As an overall experience were were satisfied but this was slightly tainted as per my comments. We would definitely go back.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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IlGirasoleRistorante, Owner at Il Girasole, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2021

Hi Sabrina, We much appreciate your honest feedback and are pleased to hear the praise towards our staff. We will discuss with our kitchen team the points in your review to make improvements on these for the future. We hope to see you dine with...More

Reviewed 23 October 2021

Eaten in a few times and the food has always been very authentic, tasty, hot, and enjoyable. Staff are excellent, Graham and his team really look after you and provide professional, helpful and efficient service. Would like to see a few more vegetarian options on...the menu but what they do offer is great. Looking forward to our next visit.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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IlGirasoleRistorante, Owner at Il Girasole, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2021

Hi Melanie, Thank you for your positive review, its very much appreciated and we hope to see you dine with us sometime soon in the near future.

Reviewed 16 October 2021

We had such a lovely evening and we couldn’t fault the service. The antipasti was gorgeous, and you could tell everything was fresh. The presentation of the lasagne however was not great, and was very ‘saucy’ and rich. There wasn’t a lot of meat. The...portion was very generous though which was good! The garlic bread was burnt and not restaurant quality at all. The tiramisu was beautiful although not authentic and didn’t have much biscuit. I would certainly dine here again however, and give them another try as the evening was perfect. The staff were great and there was a great atmosphere:More

Date of visit: October 2021
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IlGirasoleRistorante, Owner at Il Girasole, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Whilst I appreciate your positive comments about my team and the atmosphere, it is disappointing to hear that our food wasn't up to our usual high standards. I am very sorry, as clearly the...More

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Response from IlGirasoleRistorante | Property representative |
Yes we do. We actually can do takeaway for all items on our menu. Collection only. Can phone through order on 01480 211211. Thanks
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Yes, Il Girasole offers takeaway services.

Il Girasole is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5