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Restaurant Review: Trattoria Girasole

Author: Vivian Lee, Issue: April 2007, Topic: Restaurants, Location: Tsukuba City

For those of you who don't know, there is a small family-owned Italian restaurant located behind the Kasumi supermarket in Takezono. For a reasonable and tasty dinner, why don't you give it a try next time you have the chance? There is a review of the restaurant in Tsukuba Life magazine (out this month, I believe) if you want more details.

The chef specializes in homemade desserts, my favorite being the seasonal pumpkin gelato I had there. Very very pumpkin. I was torn between either that (the gelato) or the pumpkin pudding...which I am sure is equally tasty.

A typical dinner set includes: a generous-portion salad, straight-out-of-the-oven homemade focaccia bread, a pasta or pizza entree, homemade dessert and some drink of choice. Very down to earth and all for just 1600yen. Larger sets are available if you want to throw in an appetizer or try main fish/meat entree. For homemade pasta lovers, they do have homemade pasta dishes like: gnocchi, fettucine, and lasagna (Japanese style).

They do have a basic English menu available and the staff is professional, polite, and friendly. They do not have an official homepage, as it seems their business has been spread by kuchikomi, or word-of-mouth. The environment is cozy and warm lighting sets a decidedly Western ambiance. So if you are too tired to cook, why don't you eat out at Girasole?

Here is the restaurant information:
Girasole
Takezono 2-16-3
Tsukuba city
029-859-1423

Lunch hours: 11:30 to 14:00
Dinner hours: 18:00 to 21:00 (last order at 21:00)
Lunch hours (Saturdays and Sundays): 11:30 to 14:30
TUESDAYS are off

Japanese blogger's picture of Girasole's pizza.

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