Il Girasole in Wandsworth

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168 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
Il Girasole is an authentic Italian restaurant with all Italian ingredients and products used for a real Italian experience. Our menu is seasonal and changes regularly, we are therefore unable to guarantee that dishes described here will be available all year round. Seasonal produce and a selection of daily specials is available depending on the market availability
What 168 People Are Saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TC
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, reasonable prices and lovely atmosphere

IF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous authentic Italian dishes. Best Italian restaurant in South West London. I could not recommend highly enough!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Local gem. Definitely recommend for an evening meal. Pizza base was thin, crispy and exactly what we wanted. The truffle smell was heavenly on the pizza. Absolutely loved the crab & crayfish ravioli. Will absolutely be visiting again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really lovely meal. Proper Italian food in a cosy environment

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and wonderful service. We felt so looked after. We will definitely be back!

L
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely people, great food...some of the best pasta I have ever tasted ☺️

M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice homemade pasta and other dishes! Atmosphere is always nice and one has a feeling that he is eating in some italian household with a family :) Very good value for price as well :) Thanks!

SL
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just love coming here, its been a while but it never fails to make a fantastic night , very busy and the owner did state there might be a wait for the food , i was more than happy as the atmosphere and wine was great and lets face it , it was jam packed.
The food was excellent, and will be going back again.

SM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and brilliant service! It feels like you're in someone's home in Italy - highly recommended.

T
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The customer service was excellent in every respect and the food we chose exceeded our expectations. They had a great board with special dishes of the day and we chose two of those the Veal and the King Prawns which were worthy of any restaurant anywhere.
A great family atmosphere and the bottle of Prosecco we chose was served to us quicker than any bottle of any wine we have had served to us at any previous establishment over many years.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and regret we only occasionally will be in the area to revisit as if closer it would be on the top of our list for regular eating. Looking forward to the next time we are in the vicinity as it will be our number one priority to revisit.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

The people are lovely, the food is authentic Italian and the restaurant is so cute!

L
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I love this place. The new waitress will hopefully improve in time- she forgot our water twice and it was hard to get her attention.

LP
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had such a lovely evening. Great service, very attentive to our family group of 6. Great selection of food which appealed to all ages. Lovely atmosphere as the restaurant filled up quite early on. This is a great local Italian restaurant which is on our doorstop. How lucky are we?

m
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a very nice local Italian restaurant. The food is good quality, the staff are very friendly and efficient, and the environment is good. Also very good value for money. 100% recommend.

SW
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, food was amazing and the staff very friendly. Best Italian I've been to in London

n
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love coming here. Great local restaurant. Food is amazing, home cooked Italian, relaxed family-style service and great value. The owners are also just lovely people!

SM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic menu,well balanced and beautifully cooked and presented. This trattoria is a gem in Earlsfield,was very busy on Saturday evening,so book not to be disappointed.
Very friendly and helpful staff, gorgeous dishes and wine. We will be back, with friends.

L
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Italian food and a great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend

GF
London
184 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this place. Great pizza and pasta and always a lovely specials board.

JB
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The tortellini with Umbrian sausage was superb and everything else was cooked to perfection. The impression given was that they were rightly proud of their food where even the simplest dish was special. We had an excellent Chianti and the basic grappa was smooth and delicious. Service was swift and friendly.

B
London
12 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall as god as ever, everyone we have taken, or recommended, here has always had a very good time. On this occasion if I really want to be fussy then I might take issue with the choice of music (a bit more thumping modern Italian than the pleasant melodies that usually accompany conversation) and a young waitress who was a little disorganised. But these pedantic comments must not put you off enjoying this great place.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food and a great atmosphere! Lovely little gem in Wandsworth

L
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Il Girasole- I have been time and time again and always enjoyed it. The pasta with sausage and truffle is my absolute favourite, I always recommend to friends. Please put back the chocolate fondant dessert on the menu :)

EP
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely local Italian in Earlsfield.

Delicious menu and we will return.

GF
London
184 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love it here. Great little local. Best pizza and pasta you will find. Amazing value for money too. Try the Barbera - superb.

CC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

This is a great little restaurant serving proper Italian cuisine. Always love coming here. Only thing is the service isn't great. I had to call someone over about drinks and to ask for water and noone came over to ask how our food was the last time I went. There only ever seems to be one waitress attending to everyone.
In spite of this would definitely recommend this place as quality of food and atmosphere makes up for it.

SC
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and broad menu, extremely accommodating staff! We were going to be given the last batch of a vegetable side, but the chef/owner went out of his way to whip us a salad up instead as he deemed the veggies not good enough! Lovely ambience, nice and relaxed, felt like we were back in Italy!

OT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and sizing flavours! It doesn’t get much better.

MH
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, and a very warm welcome. Attentive service and great ambience. We’ll be back!

B
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and service.

Comes recommended and will be going back

AH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing restaurant, such a hidden gem! I will be going back again and again. Staff are amazing too and the atmosphere was great!

LM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice little local Italian, great pasta, nice service.

c
London
77 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wandsworth’s little gem. Fabulous place.

y
London
17 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful night with the most charming of hosts and delicious food in an authentic atmosphere. Thanks so much for your generous hospitality.

L
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Il Girasole, I have been 10+ times in the past year- the umbrian truffle, mushroom and sausage pasta is amazing and good value. Very rustic, relaxed vibe.

C
London
13 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good local trattoria. Fair prices on wine are notable.

KC
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delight. Tasty, fresh-tasting, filling; and kind staff too. The sausage, mushroom and truffle pasta is to die for.

E
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere and staff - and good food. But, I think, pretty overpriced for a neighbourhood restaurant :(

C
London
13 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant trattoria in Wandsworth. Very honest, delicious cooking at reasonable prices. Wine also fairly priced for a restaurant.

LD
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met up with friends and had a wonderful time, great staff, great place. Will be back again.

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