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“Imaginative menus, great service.”
Review of Il Girasole

Il Girasole
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Ranked #9 of 180 Restaurants in Sirmione
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 17 - US$ 45
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Located in the historic center of Sirmione, Ristorante il Girasole has a large dining room (for non-smokiners) and a partly covered terrace surrounded by flowers and plants, which overlooks the picturesque Via Vittorio Emanuele . It is an ideal restaurant for a romantic candlelight dinner or to spend time with your friends, in an "out of time" atmosphere that Sirmione has to offer in every seasons. The dining room is air conditioned and can hold 60 persons; the terrace 40 people. The cuisine is creative and national. Pride and a sign of distinction is the wine cellar, which offers about 450 different local wines (Garda and Franciacorta), national and international .
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Dined here over Easter on a Saturday evening. Very pleased with our choice. The waitresses were very welcoming. We had a nice table inside the restaurant as it was cool and wet outside. We decided on the Degustation menu, a 3 course land themed menu although the sea option looked good too!
We enjoyed all the dishes particularly the suckling pig cheek and the parmesan pudding.
Would definitely recommend this restaurant if you are looking for something a little more imaginative than traditional Italian fare.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Thank abbafan
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Cristina O, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Il Girasole, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Dear Guest,
We were so grateful to read your review and hear that you would recommend our restaurant for anyone looking for imaginative menus and great service.
A relaxed pleasant atmosphere is so important to enjoy one’s meal and we are glad to see that we managed to turn a wet day during Easter time into a lovely opportunity to try and appreciate our dishes, be it ‘land themed or with the sea option’.
Let’s hope you will get back to our amazing Sirmione in a different season to find pleasure also in our sunny weather; maybe you will choose us again thanks to the lovely recollection you have of our Girasole.
Best wishes from all of us,

Ristorante il Girasole

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Went twice on recent visit to Sirmione. Staff understood my coeliac needs, excellent gluten free pasta in a delicious lamb ragu. Everyone else’s non GF meals were good too.

The bresaola was accompanied by the best mozzarella I’ve tasted.

Highly recommended.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Cristina O, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Il Girasole, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Dear Keith,
it is always a pleasure to hear that a guest comes repeatedly to have a meal at our restaurant: there is no greater satisfaction.
Of course, we take great care in meeting the needs of our coeliac customers and we are glad to read we were able to satisfy yours.
You mention the bresaola accompanied by a delicious mozzarella: indeed, we do our best to have very high quality ingredients and when customers realize and acknowledge it we are really glad.
Thank you for 'highly' recommending our Girasole. We do hope you will have other opportunities to come back to our town so that you may visit us again and enjoy other Italian meals.
Best wishes from all of us,

Ristorante Il Girasole

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We visited the restaurant in Easter, we were the second customers for the evening. We were offered warm snacks and a tasty selection of breads and crackers. For meal we selected two different themed (sea, earth) tasting menus with three courses each. I got matched wines. For dessert we got macarone bisquits. Service varied, but was in overall friendly. The meal was tasty and atmospheric.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Cristina O, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Il Girasole, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Dear Guest,
thank you so much for your kind review: it's great to hear we contributed in making you enjoy your Easter.
We are glad you found our dishes so tasty and the wines to match with them, too.
We hope you will have other opportunities to come back to our amazing town and why not, to our restaurant to enjoy another meal and the atmosphere we love to share with our guests.
Best wishes from all of us,

Ristorante Il Girasole

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

I had the pleasure of eating here for 4 consecutive nights ! I decided after my first visit that the food was wonderful , the choice of good value local wines was superb and the very warm welcome.....meant that it was the perfect place to be. I ate something different each night..the two tasting menus were excellent. So thankyou to all the staff and I am sorry that I did not ask your names !

Date of visit: March 2018
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Cristina O, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Il Girasole, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for your loyalty: there is no greater satisfaction for a restaurant owner that being chosen repeatedly and with such heartfelt appreciation.
Trying something different each time gives you a great opportunity not only to find out more about our menu but also to enjoy your meal with something new, as you did with the two tasting menus.
We do hope you will come back in the future to enjoy once more some lovely time while dining at our Girasole.
Best wishes from all of us,

Ristorante Il Girasole

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

We loved this place. Warm and attentive service and wonderful food. We dinned here few times during our stay in Sirmione and loved every single meal. We especially enjoyed pasta Cacio e Pete with truffles, and bresaola as a starter. They also have great wine list. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: August 2017
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Cristina O, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Il Girasole, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Dear Guest,
it is so rewarding to read that you chose us again and again during your stay in Sirmione.
Thank you for pointing out how much we care about welcoming our guests with warmth and good food that we prepare with great ingredients and passion.
As your experience was a very pleasant one, we hope you will come back again also in the future: we look very much forward to it.
Best wishes from all of us,

Ristorante Il Girasole

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