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Girasole Restaurant

4244 Loudoun Ave, The Plains, VA 20198-2222
+1 540-253-5501
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“pasta” (29 reviews)
“bread” (21 reviews)
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Italian, International, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
4244 Loudoun Ave, The Plains, VA 20198-2222
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Girasole has been on my wife bucket list for several years, so I took her there for Mother's Day 2018. It lived up to her and my expectations, the menu is very Italian and the selection of wines is fairly extensive. We had reservations and...More

Thank rockyp105
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Dined at Girasole on business on a Thursday night. What a welcoming place. We were surrounded by a warm atmosphere, outstanding service for six people. Fresh and high-quality ingredients are expertly transformed into some of the best Italian tastes I've yet experienced. I wish I...More

Thank Jan S
Lydia P, Owner at Girasole Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Thank you so much for your feedback! We'll let Chef Patierno know that you enjoyed the pasta.

Reviewed 16 March 2018

The atmosphere is very nice...the food is excellent. We will definitely stop here for dinner very soon

Thank David P
Lydia P, Owner at Girasole Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Thanks so very much for your review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

A friend and I had dinner here a week ago and really enjoyed it. We got the short ribs and the pasta along with an appetizer of olive stuffed with meat, and the warm crusty bread that came complimentary. While we both thought the food...More

Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed 20 February 2018

The atmosphere is so comfortable, you almost don't know you're in an upscale restaurant. And I mean that in a good way. The food is excellent, but not cheap. Go here if you love good food and don't mind paying for the quality and service.

Thank pvcptcheryl
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting. Very comfortable. My wife and I went there for my birthday dinner. Nice wine selection. A nice variety of choices on the menu. We had a lovely dinner. Food was well prepared. It must be a popular place for birthdays as two other...More

Thank Bob J
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This was not our first trip to Girasole, but tonight I was particularly struck with the uniqueness of this gem. What an awesome restaurant! Great food and atmosphere. I was sipping a martini while Bing Crosby played on the speakers and a train was passing...More

Thank Dan Z
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

If you are in the mood to drive out of the city and you would like to eat in a warm and inviting restaurant, Girasole is the perfect place to celebrate, and indulge in fine Italian food. I wish I had this restaurant close to...More

Thank olguitavs
Reviewed 14 October 2017

My guest, who is a local resident (I am just visiting), explained as we were walking in, that she hadn't been here since it changed hands, so she had no idea as to the current quality...... This is a lovely place, from the outside entrance...More

Thank sjwbigcats
Reviewed 10 October 2017

I struggled with writing this review and the star system her on TripAdvisor. This was really a very disappointing experience and meal. Our family loves to get out of suburban DC to tranquil places on the weekends and now that our kids are older teens...More

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Steve S
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
US$ 18 - US$ 34
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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Girasole is a fine dining restaurant that specializes in cuisine from the twenty regions of Italy. You'll find delicious salads, house made pasta, fish and meat dishes, and a variety of seasonal dishes that change weekly and posted on our website each Thursday. House made desserts include classics such as tiramisu and flourless chocolate cake and rotating seasonal items, such as peach cobbler and blackberry gelato. Chef-owned and operated, Girasole uses only the freshest ingredients to create authentic and seasonal Italian menus. In the picturesque village of The Plains, Virginia, just minutes from Middleburg, Haymarket and Warrenton, you’ll experience exceptional service, a relaxing European atmosphere, and the highest quality food and wine.
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