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502 W Union Ave, Bound Brook, NJ 08805-1126
+1 732-469-1080
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
502 W Union Ave, Bound Brook, NJ 08805-1126
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Several days ago we celebrated the birthdays of my wife's mom and dad at Girasole, and like every visit over the past twenty years, it was excellent. This restaurant clearly stands out in this area because of its top-notch food, service and atmosphere, and the...More

Thank SGTV
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Special northern italian restaurant with excellent food and service; BYOB, always busy both lunch and dinner; need reservations, solid menu with good selection of specials

Thank galiano2017
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I have dined here several times and have found the ambiance, service and food to be excellent. Their mushroom appetizer (Funghi Trifolati) is "to die for" and is a generous portion; two could share. The menu contains standard dishes but there are always a more-than-usual...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We enjoyed our 6 pm Friday night dinner. We were lucky to get a good table...later it was a loud full house. Our servers, Carlos and Willy were there to cheerfully give us great service. We enjoyed typical Italian American style cuisine. The generous portions...More

Thank Mr H
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

The trip advisor listing for Girasole listed the closing time as 9:00PM. I showed up at 8:10 PM for a table for 1. The restaurant was about 50% full when I entered. The head server first provided me with a very awkward introduction to the...More

Thank Bruce T
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend this place. Had the seafood pasta and man was it good! This is a byob for those wanting some wine with dinner.

Thank Billy C
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I was staying in a local hotel and looked for restaurants that were in the area. I'm so glad that I decided on Girasole. This is a beautiful restaurant with about 25 tables set with cloth tablecloths and napkins and candles. The service is excellent...More

Thank TravelingB0B
Reviewed 9 February 2017

An outstanding locally family owned restaurant. You don't even need a menu because the specials are always excellent. Service is warm and attentive. Food is fresh and well prepared. Pasta and fish are fresh. Love the vodka sauce. Cannolis Yum!! BYOB. Highly recommend.

Thank FamilyTraveler500
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Mainly peeved that they offered a carafe for use as decanter which tho looking clean was soapy, ruining a very fine and expensive Barolo. Discretely offering my disappointment to the staff they completely ignored thus issue. Barolos do not ever taste like lavender. Not ever....More

1  Thank Philippe C
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Really enjoyed my dinner. Location was close to my hotel. Interior was nice. Dining room was quiet. Service was very good. Highlight was the food. Loved the shrimp appetizer and mushroom pasta. Highly recommend.

Thank ludicrous_speed
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Questions & Answers
Luisa A
5 October 2016|
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Response from Raree18 | Reviewed this property |
Not certain, however I would guess easily 100. It's a nice size room!
6 July 2016|
Response from Edward F | Reviewed this property |
No, there is no dress code. You can go in a T-Shirt but I would wear long pants. It is a very nice restaurant try to not wear shorts.
AJLiebman L
21 July 2015|
Response from msilvers50 | Reviewed this property |
Call for a reservation 732-469-1080. You should have a decent chance at a short advance notice reservation. While it's summer and people are off from work, at least you're not looking for a Friday or Saturday night. Good... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 502 W Union Ave, Bound Brook, NJ 08805-1126
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Bound Brook
  • Phone Number: +1 732-469-1080
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