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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
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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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Kibworth Beauchamp, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank rustard s
Bristow, Virginia
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93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

1 Thank zimmerang
The Plains, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Since Girasole came to The Plains it has been one of my all time favorite places to go. The food never disappoints. You can always order from the menu but the daily specials are where it's at. Don't even get me started on the warm fresh baked bread. You'll be tempted to eat it all but pace yourself for the... More 

Thank Bev4Cats
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The hidden gem. The prices are not cheap, but food was extremely delicious. We had a group of 11 men, came without booking, but the managed well to seat us all.

Thank Elnur B
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Girasole has lost much of its appeal of late. The main courses are overpriced and the service was mediocre. It is a shame but now that there is competition in the form of The Whole Ox and Field and Main both of which are superb and a much better price , Girasole will have to seriously up its game.

2 Thank PamBDc
Alexandria, Virginia
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Brunch at Girasole is bound to be enjoyable. The setting is sunny and bright. The menu is eclectic with a dash of creativity -- such as the crab benedict with avocado and a touch of curry in the hollandaise sauce. The wait staff is efficient and knowledgeable. Put it all together, and you have a delightful occasion.

Thank Richard S
Front Royal, Virginia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I go to Girasole whenever I have a chance! (and I drive 40 minutes to get there.) Great food (love the homemade pastas!), great service, friendly, reasonably priced, great Italian wines, the real Italian family experience!

Thank JWilliamK
Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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590 reviews
373 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

A lovely find in The Plains. Romantic atmosphere, nice background music. Excellent wine list. Delicious appetizers, salads, and a very nice selection for dinner. The desserts are very tasty. Overall a wonderful find, and a place to come back to again.

Thank MarkO95
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Slow start to get a server to our table, but service improved from there. Wine was good. Food was delicious . Service was good. Server was friendly. I will be back👍

Thank Kevin W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$34
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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?