After some years living on the same street as close neighbours and friends we decided to come together as business partners with our vast catering experience and knowledge to open our own Italian restaurant - Il Girasole! Il Girasole opened at the end of August 2012 after a great deal of research and planning. It is located on 189 Garratt Lane.
Alessandro (Left) is originally from Terni in the Umbria region of Italy where traditional country side dishes are Pappardelle Norcina, sausages stewed with lentils and pizza with black truffle! Alessandro has over 20 years experience in the catering industry including working at Osteria Antica Bologna, Northcote Road in Clapham Junction for the last 14 years where he progressed to restaurant manager from waiter.
Giuseppe (Right) is originally from Porto Empedocle, Agrigento in Sicily which is a sea port with a huge culture of fishing and Mediterranean cooking which is where his cooking skills began. Giuseppe has also gained a great knowledge and experience in the catering industry working as a chef in London over the last 12 years but Italian cooking is his passion and speciality!
Il Girasole is an authentic Italian restaurant with all Italian ingredients and products used for a real Italian experience. The design is rustic with all the furniture and decor imported from Italy. The restaurant is also currently displaying some artwork from a local artist which also brings out the warmth and character of the restaurant!
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