Il Girasole in Wandsworth

4.7
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184 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
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
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4.6
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4.6
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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic service. Will definitely return.

DB
London
26 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food as always and great service. Alessandro was kind enough to put the children's orders in first so they didn't get hungry, and willing to adapt a dish from the main menu for my daughter, who loves the sausage tortellini with the truffle sauce.

EL
London
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, friendly service. Always have a great time here

LV
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Absolutely incredible food - fresh pasta and homemade sauces to die for.
It's not the most swanky of restaurants - very much like an authentic Italian trattoria - so it doesn't feel very swish - but the food more than makes up for it.

TL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a lovely meal here - really delicious home-made pasta and good friendly service. I'll definitely be going back

C
London
15 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been several times and have never had a bad meal.

EF
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently amazing food and fantastic service. A real hidden gem in London!

CM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a pleasure to eat here - busy and buzzing on a Friday evening but still a warm welcome and prompt attention; lovely staff and service as usual - great food and wine and a goodbye Limoncello served with the bill!

BA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Lovely atmosphere. Delicious food. Friendly. Perfect local Italian

CY
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my niece here last Sunday. Food was fresh and delicious. She had the pappardelle and I had the tortellini. Both dishes were fantastic and highly recommend them.

F
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Really disappointed with this restaurant after reading all the great reviews on here.
Service was ok - could of been better, we were not offered any Parmesan or black pepper with our pasta dishes. The starters were ok - except they burnt the bruschetta bread and served it black round the edges. My pasta was luke warm - would of been ok but the plates were cold! and my friend’s lasagna was actually cold in the middle, she ended up sending it back and they returned the same portion re-heated. I had high hopes for this place! Sadly my expectations were not met!

C
London
14 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic Italian food, lovely service despite being short staffed and very busy.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Consistently great, hearty Italian food. Cosy environment, friendly service and very reasonably priced. Great for any occasion, family, friends or date

l
Kent
25 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, intimate, local restaurant. We received a warm and friendly welcome. We were well cared for during our visit to the restaurant. Food was absolutely delicious, freshly made with top quality ingredients. Cannot fault any aspect.

S
London
10 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite local bistros. Beautifully run with a hard working kitchen and front of house.
Specials are always a delight - this time the starter of fig with cured ham and then porcini pasta fantastic .

We were lucky enough to have Alesandro himself serve us.

Highly recommended

DP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really great find in Wandsworth, excellent food and service.

TC
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, reasonable prices and lovely atmosphere

IF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food4service3ambience5

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

L
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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
22 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Italian food and a great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend

GF
London
199 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

JB
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
17 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

L
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely local Italian in Earlsfield.

Delicious menu and we will return.