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Girasole

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Central L.A
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225 1/2 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004-3706
+1 323-464-6978
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17:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
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Oakland, California
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259 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

What a great restaurant. My meal, the meatball sub, was fabulous. Loved the Burrata and everything else about it. Had a great cocktail and the charred peach ice cream was great. Wonderful spot.

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Thank Travelingbear1000
Los angeles
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Small Italian restaurant on Larchmont. One of the top restaurants in LA - but no one but locals know about it. Multiple specials are available and that is usually what I order. Fish dishes are something else and the pasta is better than in Italy. Bread is great - usually two types. Soups are also worth a try. Need reservations... More 

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Thank OracleLosAngeles
Manhattan Beach, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

This is a charmingly tiny little place that serves great food with friendly service and NO CORKAGE FEE! Bring your own bottle, or shop next door at the cute little wine shop. We come here about once year, just to get out of the South Bay. Girasole really transports me to Florence...we love it!

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Thank Carrie G
fort lee , new jersey
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572 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

Beautiful corner establishment with valet parking. Not real big, interestingly done interior, terribly noisy. Nothing to absorb the sound. Now let's get down to business. My wife & I have seen the chef on TV's Top Chef. You have to go when you are in town to this caliber of chef, even if you have to drive an hour. We... More 

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Thank lfbmonkey
Boston, MA
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2013

Excellent food and waitstaff were so nice! BYOB wine from next door and it is a perfect evening. Even watch celebs pass by.

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Thank BostonMeg25
Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

This is my favorite Italian restaurant in L.A. the city I grew up in. I've been to Italy numerous times and this place has authentic Italian food. The prices are reasonable, and the atmosphere - charming. Also best of all they do not charge a corkage fee. Make a reservation however as there are limited tables.

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Thank LeyahD
Jeannette, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2012

Girasole is a dining experience you will remember for it's charm, wonderful food, and intimate setting. The food is great, and the service excellent. Located in a nice neighborhood with a great wine store next door. Nothing to it! Stop next door, discuss your dining reservation, and get some help from the store proprietor on wine choices. Walk next door... More 

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Thank Jerry S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012 via mobile

Outstanding food and not expensive ata all. No wine so bring your own and NO charge for doing so and the wine shop is next door! A hidden gem

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Thank Gkrieger
L.A.
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186 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

My husband had dinned here several times and always raves about the food & service. One day I will try it with him.

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Thank samroz
Los Angeles, California
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

Girasole is on charming Larchmont, and it looks like a simple storefront neighborhood restaurant. What sets it apart is the food. It is classic upscale Italian where all the sauces are perfectly balanced, they don't overwhelm the pasta, and everything is fresh. This is not a sloppy red or white sauce restaurant. Their fish entrees are delicate and perfect. Buy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 1/2 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004-3706
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-464-6978

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?