Girasole Restaurant & Takeout

★★★★★
  • 225 North Larchmont Boulevard

    Los Angeles, CA 90004

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  • 323-464-6978

About Girasole Restaurant & Takeout

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Wednesday Thursday Friday: Hours:12:00PM to 3:00pm Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday: Hours: 5:30 to 10:00 pm

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my husband and i were walking along the sidewalk trying to decide where to have lunch. the aroma coming from this restaurant was our decision maker.......and we are happy with our decision. upon entering we noticed a beautiful mural on the

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★★★★★

my husband and i were walking along the sidewalk trying to decide where to have lunch. the aroma coming from this restaurant was our decision maker.......and we are happy with our decision. upon entering we noticed a beautiful mural on the

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Girasole is just a hop across the street from Prado one of my other favorite restaurants!!!! The food though is totally different! While Prado is the "Cuisine of the America's" Girasole is all Italian. The Caprese is a very fresh and good

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Girasole is just a hop across the street from Prado one of my other favorite restaurants!!!! The food though is totally different! While Prado is the "Cuisine of the America's" Girasole is all Italian. The Caprese is a very fresh and good

Pros: real Italian dinner

Cons: a little pricey and you have to bring your own bottle

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We often are just walk-ins here. Usually have to wait a few minutes, but not too bad. We avoid the popular times like Saturday nights. Once we actually made a reservation and had to wait about 10 minutes, which was annoying. But once you sit down, the waiters and servers are extremely nice and professional and don't rush you.

Everything we have ever eaten here has been fantastic. The food is simply delicious - the flavors come together wonderfully, every dish is perfectly executed.

One of our favorites.

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★★★★★

We often are just walk-ins here. Usually have to wait a few minutes, but not too bad. We avoid the popular times like Saturday nights. Once we actually made a reservation and had to wait about 10 minutes, which was annoying. But once you sit down, the waiters and servers are extremely nice and professional and don't rush you.

Everything we have ever eaten here has been fantastic. The food is simply delicious - the flavors come together wonderfully, every dish is perfectly executed.

One of our favorites.

Pros: food, service

Cons: sometimes need to wait for a table for a little bit, parking can be a challenge

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My wife and I enjoy good service and part of good service is delivering expectations. We have a child and we pay a baby sitter to watch the child and so if we're told we can have a table at 7:30pm, it helps when the Manager / Host actually gives you a table in that time zone. In this case they made us wait for an hour and after buying a thirty dollar bottle of wine we were quite bummed to have to bag it and go home. The Manager apologized when I told them we couldn't wait any longer, but as far as I'm concerened she should have offered us a free meal in the future for the pain & suffering she inflicted on our starving bellies. In the meantime, we wasted 15 dollars on our baby sitter as well.

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★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I enjoy good service and part of good service is delivering expectations. We have a child and we pay a baby sitter to watch the child and so if we're told we can have a table at 7:30pm, it helps when the Manager / Host actually gives you a table in that time zone. In this case they made us wait for an hour and after buying a thirty dollar bottle of wine we were quite bummed to have to bag it and go home. The Manager apologized when I told them we couldn't wait any longer, but as far as I'm concerened she should have offered us a free meal in the future for the pain & suffering she inflicted on our starving bellies. In the meantime, we wasted 15 dollars on our baby sitter as well.

Pros: looks good

Cons: bad service

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It took a friend in from New York who had owned Marta's, an Italian Restaurant in Manhattan to introduce this gem to me. I may not be Italian but I lived in Bologna for a year and loved the family atmosphere created in all of the restaurants no matter the price point. Girasole certainly captures the the sense of intimacy that family conjures. The BYOB policy is the icing on the cake to complement the soul satisfying meal. The simply superb food more than makes up for what the square footage lacks in space. It's perfect for a twosome or foursome but can get awkward for parties of more. The closeness of the tables allows for friendly chatter among guests if you wish to be adventuresome. Otherwise it lends itself to intimacy between you and your guest(s) . Added value: the BYOB opens the possibility of exposure to new and different wines introduced by your neighbors at the table next to you. The service here is personal and professional. The ambience is A+. Soft lighting, beautiful art on the walls, subtle yet makes a statement. I'd say everything about GIRASOLE is quaint, simply divine and so I take all my New York , Chicago, and San Francisco friends there. They love it and always want to return, so we do.

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★★★★★

It took a friend in from New York who had owned Marta's, an Italian Restaurant in Manhattan to introduce this gem to me. I may not be Italian but I lived in Bologna for a year and loved the family atmosphere created in all of the restaurants no matter the price point. Girasole certainly captures the the sense of intimacy that family conjures. The BYOB policy is the icing on the cake to complement the soul satisfying meal. The simply superb food more than makes up for what the square footage lacks in space. It's perfect for a twosome or foursome but can get awkward for parties of more. The closeness of the tables allows for friendly chatter among guests if you wish to be adventuresome. Otherwise it lends itself to intimacy between you and your guest(s) . Added value: the BYOB opens the possibility of exposure to new and different wines introduced by your neighbors at the table next to you. The service here is personal and professional. The ambience is A+. Soft lighting, beautiful art on the walls, subtle yet makes a statement. I'd say everything about GIRASOLE is quaint, simply divine and so I take all my New York , Chicago, and San Francisco friends there. They love it and always want to return, so we do.

Pros: The BYOB policy, parking, nearby entertainment,

Cons: small so it fills up fast

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This place is the best little cafe ever. I am a New York Italian, stumbled on this jewel, went for dinner with my husband, and can't stop going back. It was wonderful, from the butternut squash soup to the BEST Osso Buco (and I know my Osso Buco, trust me) to dessert, nice that you can bring your own wines, great service, prices are fair, it is a must do if you want a nice, intimate delicious dinner.

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★★★★★

This place is the best little cafe ever. I am a New York Italian, stumbled on this jewel, went for dinner with my husband, and can't stop going back. It was wonderful, from the butternut squash soup to the BEST Osso Buco (and I know my Osso Buco, trust me) to dessert, nice that you can bring your own wines, great service, prices are fair, it is a must do if you want a nice, intimate delicious dinner.

Pros: Delicious food, great service, good wine policy (byob)

Cons: small, sometimes hard to get seated, especially on weekends

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A midpoint randevouze, we've been meeting our friends for lunch at Girasole regularly for several years. The service is professional and unobtrusive, the decor is pleasant, the food... divine! One member of our party is a frequent traveler to Italy and has nothing but the greatest praise for authenticity of preparation and quality of the fare. The restaurant is small, cozy, and immaculate. If your idea of Italian food is to be found at the Olive Garden you've come to the wrong place... anyone who tells you differently must be a competitor.

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★★★★★

A midpoint randevouze, we've been meeting our friends for lunch at Girasole regularly for several years. The service is professional and unobtrusive, the decor is pleasant, the food... divine! One member of our party is a frequent traveler to Italy and has nothing but the greatest praise for authenticity of preparation and quality of the fare. The restaurant is small, cozy, and immaculate. If your idea of Italian food is to be found at the Olive Garden you've come to the wrong place... anyone who tells you differently must be a competitor.

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Cozy=cramped. This place is tiny. If you don?t like having someone at another table on your elbow don?t bother. We?ve eaten there three times now as this is a halfway meeting point for friends in Silver Lake. It?s not bad food at all, but it?s average at best. I imagine it?s on par with Olive Garden. Service is good and it?s inexpensive.

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★★★☆☆

Cozy=cramped. This place is tiny. If you don?t like having someone at another table on your elbow don?t bother. We?ve eaten there three times now as this is a halfway meeting point for friends in Silver Lake. It?s not bad food at all, but it?s average at best. I imagine it?s on par with Olive Garden. Service is good and it?s inexpensive.

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: food not great, very tight quarters

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After visiting only recently for my Husband's birthday, Girasole has taken on the title of being my favorite Italian restaurant in the Los Angeles area. The setting is evocative of the mediterranean while exuding the charm of a small neighborhood favorite. The Menu is appropriately extensive (something for everyone) and the food is perfect! An added bonus is the ability to bring your own bottle of wine to enjoy sans corkage fee. While I wouldn't choose to bring a large group here, I would most defnitely bring out of town guests or recommend Girasole for a romantic dinner. All in all, nothing was missing and everything was very well appointed. Reservations seem necessary on any night...

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★★★★★

After visiting only recently for my Husband's birthday, Girasole has taken on the title of being my favorite Italian restaurant in the Los Angeles area. The setting is evocative of the mediterranean while exuding the charm of a small neighborhood favorite. The Menu is appropriately extensive (something for everyone) and the food is perfect! An added bonus is the ability to bring your own bottle of wine to enjoy sans corkage fee. While I wouldn't choose to bring a large group here, I would most defnitely bring out of town guests or recommend Girasole for a romantic dinner. All in all, nothing was missing and everything was very well appointed. Reservations seem necessary on any night...

Pros: Romantic and Delicious!

Cons: Parking in Larchmont often crowded.

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this is one of my favorite places to go because one, the food is excellent. two, the ambiance is really cute and cozy, very much like a ristorante in little italy in NY. and three, you can bring your own wine (or alcohol) with no corkage fee! what more could one ask for other than a really good dinner date. =) they also have a "to die for" dessert called panne cote (sp??). this is definitely a must try kind of place.

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★★★★★

this is one of my favorite places to go because one, the food is excellent. two, the ambiance is really cute and cozy, very much like a ristorante in little italy in NY. and three, you can bring your own wine (or alcohol) with no corkage fee! what more could one ask for other than a really good dinner date. =) they also have a "to die for" dessert called panne cote (sp??). this is definitely a must try kind of place.

Pros: byo-wine

Cons: small...so make reservations!

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I tried three times but could not get a table. I finally made it today and could understand why this tiny Italian kitchen is always full. Food was of similar quality of that in high end ristorantes. Minestrone soup, liguinie with shrimps and diced tomatoes, tiramisu, cappuchino... all were delicous. Service was also very professional and friendly. Prices are pretty much in line with those in West Hollywood although it's just a family-run restaurant with minimal decoration. After all, it's a very pleasant experience. Bear in mind, the BYO policy (no corkage fee) is definitely an advantage!

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★★★★☆

I tried three times but could not get a table. I finally made it today and could understand why this tiny Italian kitchen is always full. Food was of similar quality of that in high end ristorantes. Minestrone soup, liguinie with shrimps and diced tomatoes, tiramisu, cappuchino... all were delicous. Service was also very professional and friendly. Prices are pretty much in line with those in West Hollywood although it's just a family-run restaurant with minimal decoration. After all, it's a very pleasant experience. Bear in mind, the BYO policy (no corkage fee) is definitely an advantage!

Pros: good food, good service, easy street parking

Cons: tight space

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Tiny Italian tucked away in Larchmont Village. Has a quiet neighborhood feel (a rare find in LA). Chicken and veal dishes are extremely tender, with light flavorful sauces (the Marsala and Limone stand out). Pastas are very fresh. Spinach gnocchi and pumpkin ravioli come with their signature sauce of butter and sage. Deliciously fresh soups, usually pumpkin, asparagus, or mushroom, are a great way to start. Or, if you are a fan of beef carpaccio, the thinly sliced Breasola is to die for. The owner is very nice and can usually be seen waiting for his dinner, prepared by the chef, who is conveniantly his wife. We all should be this lucky. Good luck finding it, meanwhile, but it's definately worth it.

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★★★★★

Tiny Italian tucked away in Larchmont Village. Has a quiet neighborhood feel (a rare find in LA). Chicken and veal dishes are extremely tender, with light flavorful sauces (the Marsala and Limone stand out). Pastas are very fresh. Spinach gnocchi and pumpkin ravioli come with their signature sauce of butter and sage. Deliciously fresh soups, usually pumpkin, asparagus, or mushroom, are a great way to start. Or, if you are a fan of beef carpaccio, the thinly sliced Breasola is to die for. The owner is very nice and can usually be seen waiting for his dinner, prepared by the chef, who is conveniantly his wife. We all should be this lucky. Good luck finding it, meanwhile, but it's definately worth it.

Pros: great value, no pretentiousness, quiet dinner

Cons: no alcohol, seating little tight

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This place is cute & neighborhoody, but the food just didn't stand out. Also, my portion (ravioli) was tiny. Maybe there are superstar dishes here...might try it again, might not.

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★★★☆☆

This place is cute & neighborhoody, but the food just didn't stand out. Also, my portion (ravioli) was tiny. Maybe there are superstar dishes here...might try it again, might not.

Pros: Neighborhood Place, Cozy

Cons: , No beer/wine, Ordinary food

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How refreshing to find a great little neighborhood spot in L.A., where restaurants tend to be more about glitz than charm. Girasole is romantic, well-priced, and the food was delicious and unique. Veal marsala is the tastiest I've ever had. But bring your own wine!

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★★★★★

How refreshing to find a great little neighborhood spot in L.A., where restaurants tend to be more about glitz than charm. Girasole is romantic, well-priced, and the food was delicious and unique. Veal marsala is the tastiest I've ever had. But bring your own wine!

Pros: Food, Ambience

Cons: BYOB

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This tiny little place has amazing food with a great fresh feel.

Last we went (for my birthday dinner) my girlfriend had the chicken and it was very well cooked. Juicy and tasty.

Both their hazel nut and the Penna Cotta deserts very great too; served with fresh fruit.

It's a small place, so be sure to make reservations (and be on time) or you'll have to wait. The prices are very reasonable; we ended up with just below $200 for five people.

They don't serve alcohol, but you are free to bring your own wine and they don't charge a corkage fee. In the evenings there is easy to find free parking on the street and in the lot just next to the restaurant.

Being a small family owned place, they are closed Sundays and Mondays.

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★★★★★

This tiny little place has amazing food with a great fresh feel.

Last we went (for my birthday dinner) my girlfriend had the chicken and it was very well cooked. Juicy and tasty.

Both their hazel nut and the Penna Cotta deserts very great too; served with fresh fruit.

It's a small place, so be sure to make reservations (and be on time) or you'll have to wait. The prices are very reasonable; we ended up with just below $200 for five people.

They don't serve alcohol, but you are free to bring your own wine and they don't charge a corkage fee. In the evenings there is easy to find free parking on the street and in the lot just next to the restaurant.

Being a small family owned place, they are closed Sundays and Mondays.

Pros: great food, good value

Cons: odd hours

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My wife and and I stumbled upon Girasole while looking for a small, Italian restaurant for dinner. We found a "food" mine, which has quickly become our favorite restaurant, the go-to place for special occasions. The service is wonderful, with friendly waiters. The food is always delicious.

The only drawback is that Girasole does not have a beer/wine license. But never fear, there is a small wine store next door with a large selection and no corkage fee. It is a great icebreaker for a first date.

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★★★★★

My wife and and I stumbled upon Girasole while looking for a small, Italian restaurant for dinner. We found a "food" mine, which has quickly become our favorite restaurant, the go-to place for special occasions. The service is wonderful, with friendly waiters. The food is always delicious.

The only drawback is that Girasole does not have a beer/wine license. But never fear, there is a small wine store next door with a large selection and no corkage fee. It is a great icebreaker for a first date.

Pros: Great Food

Cons: No Alcohol

 

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