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Girasole Restaurant in Pleasanton closes

Original post made on Oct 1, 2013

Girasole, a popular Italian restaurant in Pleasanton's in the Santa Rita Square shopping center at 3180 Santa Rita Rd. next to West Las Positas Boulevard, has closed.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 8:51 AM

Comments (20)

Posted by Herb Ritter
a resident of Laguna Oaks
on Oct 1, 2013 at 9:15 am

Thank you Skip for your many years of support to the Pleasanton Community and your support of Pleasanton North Rotary. You always try and do the right thing for everyone with your business and personal support. Best of luck on your ventures in Napa for we will be visiting you.

Posted by Rick
a resident of Parkside
on Oct 1, 2013 at 9:29 am

Best Wishes Skip and all his employees!

We always enjoyed our meals at Girasole, and remember how much you do for the community as well.

We will miss Girasole.

Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 1, 2013 at 2:03 pm

What's a '27/7'?

Posted by Gary E.D. Alt
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 1, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Gary E.D. Alt is a registered user.

Thank you, Skip, for many years of service to patrons as well as to this community!

Posted by GM from P-Town
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 2, 2013 at 9:22 am


PLEASE provide the new owners with your Scoozi Bread recipe.

Posted by Sue
a resident of Valley Trails
on Oct 2, 2013 at 9:25 am

Why was my post taken down. There was NOTHING that I said that was objectionable, no swear words, VERY truthful, so what's the deal? Just because someone doesn't agree with the Author they take the post down? The restaurant was very dirty and I am surprised the health department didn't shut them down ages ago. What's wrong with that - can't handle the TRUTH?

Oh, by the way, the article stated 24/7, not 27/7.

Everyone here is complimenting Skip just because he knew how to play the politics???

Posted by Clueless
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 2, 2013 at 9:42 am

Sue I think it had to due with relevancy. Posting your review on a closed restaurant serves NO purpose here or on Yelp, get it?

Posted by PW Reader
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 2, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Thank you, Skip, for the wonderful food served at Girasole over the years and your generous contributions to the many Pleasanton service organizations, including Pleasanton North Rotary. I'll miss the Chicken Gorgi...

For those of you needing a Scoozi fix and can't have Skip cater for you soon enough, Barone's Restaurant also has Scoozi on their menu.


Posted by Dominic
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Oct 2, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Skip has been a real community leader for years - he has given of himself and his business to every cause that has crossed his threshold. From the elegant Ruby Hill Charity Ball to every soccer team or ski club Skip was always there for everyone.
Skip - we will miss you but wish you all the best - you deserve it.

Posted by ro
a resident of Parkside
on Oct 2, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Skip came through every time he was asked - he even showed up himself to dish up the great food he donated to PJFL, Cub Scouts, etc.

Cheers to both Skip and his son for their kind generosity and community spirit! Wish we had more to follow his example, and wish them the best.

Posted by Brian
a resident of Fairlands Elementary School
on Oct 2, 2013 at 7:32 pm

Well Clueless, you can't really claim that any of the other comments serve any real purpose either. While it might not be very nice of Sue to post a negative comment about a restaurant that is closed, it is just about as useful as others saying they liked it, so relax and let her have her say. These comment boards are for everyone. Not just the ones you agree with. It seems there is less and less tolerance on these boards, even in our small community.

Posted by Clueless2
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 3, 2013 at 7:56 am

Brian, I'm not the content police, Sue has every right to express her opinion, her question was why her comment was deleted, I was just trying to help her connect the dots, get it?

Posted by Ann
a resident of Kottinger Ranch
on Oct 3, 2013 at 8:57 am

We went to the restaurant and was not real impressed. But that is just my opinion. For those of you who liked it, I am sorry they are closing.

Posted by Peter Malloy
a resident of Bordeaux Estates
on Oct 4, 2013 at 8:57 am

The Pleasanton Weekly is privately owned andmay remove or leave posts that are not in alignment with their editorial opinions.

Posted by Me Too
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 4, 2013 at 9:49 pm

AHHHHHHHHHH, no more scoozi!!!! I guess what's left on my gift card is gone :-(

Posted by Rick LaRouge
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Oct 5, 2013 at 7:14 am

We loved this place. Skip always greeted you with a smile. It was great time watch the kids use crayons and draw pictures and or play tic tax toe.It's not always about the food, but here it was both. Fond memories. Thanks Skip.

Posted by Diane
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 5, 2013 at 8:21 am

I think it will be great for that center to get a fresh, new restaurant. The other businesses have had it rough while they were waiting for the Walmart to open, so anything that can bring in traffic should help. I must say I really never cared for Girasole, so it will be interesting to see what replaces it. Maybe something that can cater to the families with school-aged children?

Posted by Dallas Ryman
a resident of Danville
on Apr 7, 2014 at 10:55 am

I have a $50 gift card that I was planning on using the night I went there and found the resturant closed. Is there any recourse for me on the gift card? I too loved the Scoozi bread!

Posted by Indian
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 7, 2014 at 11:15 am

An Indian restaurant has opened. Lots of people I've seen as I'm driving through to Tues Morn and WalMarket

Posted by Indian
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 7, 2014 at 11:25 am

I remember when it was a really great Mexican place with sangaria at the bar, after several years suddenly closed without notice. Sorry it's not Mexican. We badly need a good weeknight family Mexican in that part of town, or any part of town !!!! Please ! I always have to go to Livermore or Dublin. Maybe we can have one at new Stanley/Bernal, and another at new Valley/Bernal. Of course a Chipotle would be wonderful, somewhere close to Hacienda...need quick safe, in & out huge lot TGIF....perfect family Mexican restaurant !!!! HELLO !!!

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