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Girasole Restaurant

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4244 Loudoun Ave, The Plains, VA 20198-2222
+1 540-253-5501
16:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 16:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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goldsboro nc
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113 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 evening with friends.

Thank berkemp
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank romas703
Hopewell Junction, New York
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 had cheese ravioli with Morrell mushrooms and a rich sauce which was great, my wife... More 

Thank Tim D
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 their first quests of the night, as we had to wait until after 5pm to... More 

Thank Ruth D
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Bethesda, Maryland
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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 the family ownership.

Thank Eric B
Kibworth Beauchamp, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 when we asked. With that ridiculous "reasoning", we won't be back. I've eaten here before,... More 

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Lydia P, Owner at Girasole Restaurant, responded to this review

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 the lounge if their table isn't ready or if they'd just prefer to start their... More 

Bristow, Virginia
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96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Finally tried this restaurant with my husband and was not disappointed. There could be more vegetarian options, but that is not unusual. I had something I could not pronounce that was kind of like ravioli that was very good. I don't remember what my husband had, but he enjoyed it. The bread was fantastic. We will definitely be back.

Thank HappycuriousWanderer
Joppa, Maryland
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We had high expectations when we booked our reservation for dinner on a Saturday night. However, we were quite disappointed. The food was just average, but the prices were expensive. When you spend $100 for dinner for two, you expect to be wowed. We were not wowed! And we won't go back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$34
Italian, Gluten Free Options
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, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?