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Girasole on E. 82nd St.

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Girasole on E. 82nd St.

newsjoke | Dec 7, 2005 11:05 AM

We went to this townhouse Italian restaurant last night and really liked it. Surprisingly, I could find only a single previous mention of it on Chowhound, and that was only about its gnocci. In fact, I just checked and the menu isn't even on Menupages.

Anyway, when you first sit down they put out a great little basket of bread and a nice side plate of cruditees, and refilled both without our even having to ask. I had a nice salad with shrimp, lettuce and vegetables, and a delicious mixed grilled seafood (shrimp, scallops and fish) entree. My companions also very much enjoyed their meals.

The place isn't cheap, but it's pretty typical for an Upper East Side Italian (and more reasonable than many): approximately $8-$15 appetizers and approximately $19 to $29 entrees. (My salad was $13 and the seafood entree was $25.)

Also, it has an eclectically interesting crowd (folks of all ages, and both "business" and "arty" types), friendly service, and a nice, lively vibe. I definitely recommend it.

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