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Girasole Closed

Original post made by Gladys, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Sep 29, 2013

I will miss you Scoozi Bread! Maybe the Pleasanton Weekly can get Skip to share the recipe with all of us who have enjoyed the Scoozi for so many years.

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Posted by wondering
a resident of Stoneridge
on Sep 30, 2013 at 8:23 am

Why did it close? any ideas?


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Posted by Jofus
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 30, 2013 at 8:25 am

Sorry to see it go. It seems that restaurants have a tough go of it in Pleasanton in general, and those along Santa Rita have a tough time in particular. I've often wondered why a restaurant will founder in Pleasanton and do well in San Ramon or Livermore. I hope if a restaurant goes in at that location, that it is not yet another Asian restaurant.


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Posted by Lisa
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 30, 2013 at 8:30 am

My family LOVED Girasole - very sad to hear it's closed. The food was fabulous!! I'd love to know where the chef works now.
Good luck to Skip in his next adventure.


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Posted by GM
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 30, 2013 at 8:54 am

Where art thou Scoozi?


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Posted by Jeffrey
a resident of Las Positas
on Sep 30, 2013 at 9:22 am

I was just told last ewvening that Skip has decided to focus on only catering events and has sold the location to an Indian Restaurant..which actually makes good sense. we don't have a good Indian restaurant in the area yet there is a large Indian poulation. Good luck to both parties :)


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Posted by Jofus
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 30, 2013 at 10:03 am

Another Indian restaurant? There spring up all over town like flies on piles of do-do.


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Posted by VJ
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 30, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Jofus- why would you say that for an Indian Restaurant, compare to flies. (that is rude)
Pleasanton needs more Indian places to eat with the growing Indian population.
have you tried Indian food?

I will be glad if an Indian place does open where Girasole was and stays on for few years.



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Posted by Chuck
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 30, 2013 at 12:39 pm

How about an Olive Garden?


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Posted by Hurry Curry
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 30, 2013 at 12:41 pm

I would welcome a good Indian restaurant as well. I just hope that it isn't the same owners that kept flipping the restaurant space on Hopyard (near Owens Dr., where the Black Bear Diner is supposed to "some day"(?) go) over and over, from one incarnation to another... I hope for something more stable and tasty than that one!


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Posted by Me
a resident of Pleasanton Middle School
on Sep 30, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Let's hope we get Olive Garden! :0)


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Posted by VJ
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 30, 2013 at 1:26 pm

I hope to that the owners should not keep flipping name of Indian restaurant, and Olive Garden sounds like a good idea, so we do not have to drive to Fremont to eat at Olive Garden.


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Posted by BW
a resident of Las Positas Garden Homes
on Sep 30, 2013 at 2:20 pm

I, too, would love to see an Olive Garden go in that location - OR - maybe a good BBQ Rib restaurant...


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Posted by Joanna
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 1, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Chuck, I get it--funny!
I really enjoyed Girasole-always had excellent food and good service. Also enjoyed the owner's BigHorn Grill in San Ramon, which also closed a few years ago. Hard to make a go with a restaurant, even a quality one. Good luck to the owner in his catering business-- and I like Indian food! No chain restaurant, please.


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Posted by k
a resident of Mohr Park
on Oct 1, 2013 at 9:36 pm

gladys, barone's has comparable scoozi bread. but girasole's was my special bday food every year. all sorts of "damn." will miss the place.


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Posted by Been there
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 2, 2013 at 12:38 pm

I took the wife there for dinner once. The wife's eggplant was almost raw.

We never went back.


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