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502 W Union Ave, Bound Brook, NJ 08805-1126
+1 732-469-1080
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have dined here several times and have found the ambiance, service and food to be excellent. Their mushroom appetizer (Funghi Trifolati) is "to die for" and is a generous portion; two could share. The menu contains standard dishes but there are always a more-than-usual amount of "specials" that rarely disappoint. The only "miss" (to me) was their pistachio-encrusted veal.... More 

Thank Mark B
Bernardsville, New Jersey
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196 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We enjoyed our 6 pm Friday night dinner. We were lucky to get a good table...later it was a loud full house. Our servers, Carlos and Willy were there to cheerfully give us great service. We enjoyed typical Italian American style cuisine. The generous portions could have had more distinctive flavor. The veggies and the mussels White wine were a... More 

Thank Mr H
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

The trip advisor listing for Girasole listed the closing time as 9:00PM. I showed up at 8:10 PM for a table for 1. The restaurant was about 50% full when I entered. The head server first provided me with a very awkward introduction to the restaurant. "Hello. Can I help you? Are you alone? Let me check with the kitchen... More 

Thank Bruce T
Atlanta, United States
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94 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend this place. Had the seafood pasta and man was it good! This is a byob for those wanting some wine with dinner.

Thank Billy C
Fort Pierce, Florida
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291 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I was staying in a local hotel and looked for restaurants that were in the area. I'm so glad that I decided on Girasole. This is a beautiful restaurant with about 25 tables set with cloth tablecloths and napkins and candles. The service is excellent and everything on the menu is delicious. I had the salmon - excellent choice! There... More 

Thank TravelingB0B
New Jersey
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

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.

Thank FamilyTraveler500
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 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
Reviewed 31 January 2017

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.

Thank ludicrous_speed
Riverside, Iowa
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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.

Thank uncvcutraveller
Raritan, New Jersey
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 

Thank jjcbird

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 502 W Union Ave, Bound Brook, NJ 08805-1126
  • 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?