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Girasole Restaurant

4244 Loudoun Ave, The Plains, VA 20198-2222
+1 540-253-5501
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible3%
4 weeks ago
“Excellent with one exception”
4 weeks ago
“Round table in corner perfect place for conversation”
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
4244 Loudoun Ave, The Plains, VA 20198-2222
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is lovely with a nice outside patio. Unfortunately the food is neither inspired nor well executed. The cream sauce was watery and tasteless and the carpaccio lacked flavor. We enjoyed that the pasta was home made and the bolognese style sauce was pretty...More

Thank 1Austriangirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to dinner last Sunday night, a family party of 4. The atmosphere is very nice. The wait staff was very good. Our drinks were fine though my wife noted afterward that her martini glass was not full, surprising in itself, and especially given the...More

1  Thank JoeyNMN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined here last weekend with 3 couples. The atmosphere is convivial and the meal was very good. I had the branzini and it was delicious. Crisp on the outside and tender and moist in the inside. The sauce was finger licking good. A delightful...More

Thank berkemp
Reviewed 13 May 2017

A lovely evening with friends, gracious service and a vernier menu with some Italian favorites, wonderful food.

Thank romas703
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Went with another couple to this nice place. Very relaxed vibe with an outdoor garden patio. Inside has nice artwork and sculptures throughout. Lots of nice food choices. Appetizer of breaded and fried green olives stuffed with meat was unique and tasty. For dinner I...More

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Absolutely charming interior....a chic European farmhouse. Food is fresh and delicious. Caesar salad is the best I've tasted in Virginia! We go there for birthdays and anniversaries. Special place.

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Returned to this restaurant again after several years. This time to try their smaller aperitivo bar menu. We arrived at 4:50pm to be told that they don't open until 5pm, although the website stated that aperitivo menu starts at 4:30pm. They were not ready for...More

Thank Ruth D
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Attended a dinner there with a large and diverse group. Great selection for everyone's taste. The smoked duck salad was excellent. Also had the breaded veal with lemon. Service was fantastic - all staff had a great attitude and were knowledgeable.

Thank ER_Travel2
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We returned to Girasole for the first time in awhile and again enjoyed a very good dinner -- in particular, excellent fish entrees (branzino and salmon). Great range of Italian wine choices, especially from Piedmont region. Dessert options unspectacular. Pleasant atmosphere and nice to support...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Bar CLOSED on Saturday night...."because it gets too busy, we just don't have the staff". Evidently that's the normal routine. Nowhere to sit and enjoy a cocktail with friends (or while waiting for friends) before being seated for dinner. Four occupied tables in the restaurant...More

Thank rustard s
Lydia P, Owner at Girasole Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Thank you for letting us know about this issue. We're sorry for your experience. In fact, we do have a bar that services those that are with us for dinner. We try to always ask those with reservations if they would like a drink in...More

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Steve S
are shorts acceptable?
26 April 2017|
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Response from Lydia P | Property representative |
Nicely casual is certainly acceptable. Shorts with flip flops would not be. Hope that helps and hope to see you soon!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 34
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4244 Loudoun Ave, The Plains, VA 20198-2222
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  The Plains
  • Phone Number: +1 540-253-5501
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Chef-owned and operated, Girasole uses only the freshest ingredients to create authentic, regional Italian menus. In the picturesque village of The Plains, Virginia, you'll experience exceptional service, a relaxing European atmosphere, and the highest quality food and wine.
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