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Girasole

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502 West Union Avenue, Bound Brook, NJ 08805
+1 732-469-1080
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17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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New Jersey
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An outstanding locally family owned restaurant. You don't even need a menu because the specials are always excellent. Service is warm and attentive. Food is fresh and well prepared. Pasta and fish are fresh. Love the vodka sauce. Cannolis Yum!! BYOB. Highly recommend.

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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mainly peeved that they offered a carafe for use as decanter which tho looking clean was soapy, ruining a very fine and expensive Barolo. Discretely offering my disappointment to the staff they completely ignored thus issue. Barolos do not ever taste like lavender. Not ever. Nor are they effervescent as in bubbles. Hard not to spoil the night after that.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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123 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed my dinner. Location was close to my hotel. Interior was nice. Dining room was quiet. Service was very good. Highlight was the food. Loved the shrimp appetizer and mushroom pasta. Highly recommend.

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Riverside, Iowa
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

i had the chicken chiabotto as the main dish and the mushroom zucchini as the appetizer. My father had the tillapia. Everything was delicious. Portions are huge. You can also BYOW and they can uncork it for you at no charge (I think). It was a little loud though.

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Raritan, New Jersey
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I ate at Girasole for the first time last evening with a friend. We enjoyed one appetizer and two entrees, all of which were specials of the day. We shared the lobster stuffed puff pastry appetizer which was delicious. For the main course I ordered the papardelle with chicken, mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes in a delicious cream sauce (yum)... More 

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South Plainfield, New Jersey
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

A wonderful bring your wine Italian restaurant. We were there on a Monday night it was quiet but our food was delicious and the service was awesome. We brought a bottle of wine and the cork broke they decanted the wine without a fuss. Calamari was crisp and flavorful. Meals were incredible

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Providence, Rhode Island
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252 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The portions are huge (too much for most business dinners). The food is of a caliber that I would expect from this type of restaurant - not gourmet, but very good. What I very much liked was that the appetizers, while served family style, were each served in their own dishes. There was not a big platter with multiple things... More 

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new jersey
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163 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We met friends for dinner here one night as a place in between our two homes and we were glad we did. The restaurant is nicely decorated, the tables are not too close together and conversation was easy to have. The food was delicious and all 6 of us enjoyed our dishes. I had the pistachio crusted veal which was... More 

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South Plainfield, New Jersey
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100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We were there for my birthday. We have dined there many times before, but have not been there in a year or so. Our last visit was somewhat disappointing. Our waiter was wonderful, but almost all of the bus boys were awful! They took our plates without asking if we were done. Instead of going around us to take plates... More 

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

What a great place, tucked away on W. Union Avenue. We have driven past here many times, and finally made a reservation. That's important! It's an intimate dining room. We were here on a Sunday evening, and were pleasantly surprised by the ambiance. The wait staff is professional and the food is delicious. The Mussel appy was plenty to share.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 502 West Union Avenue, Bound Brook, NJ 08805
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Bound Brook
  • Phone Number: +1 732-469-1080

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?