Spaghetti, like a hammerhead shark, is rigid and boring until it’s submerged in water, at which point it quickly springs to life and develops a taste for swimmers. Celebrate this predatory noodle with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of authentic Italian fare and drinks at Girardi's Osteria, located in Edmonds.
Girardi's Osteria dishes out classic Italian cuisine crafted by the skilled hands of chef Bruno Girardi, who displays global knowledge and finely tuned cooking skills in extensive lunch and dinner menus. Midday munchers edibly excavate panino caprese, layered with mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, olive oil, and balsamic caramel ($8.95), or swaddle taste buds in the pollo parmigiana, a breaded and lightly fried chicken breast topped with marinara and mozzarella, and served alongside polenta and seasonal vegetables ($12.95). Evening ingesters conduct forked forays into the ravioli di zucca, tender pasta plumped with roasted butternut squash and peaceably pillow fighting with baby spinach and goat cheese, all drizzled in a brown-butter and sage sauce ($16.95). For last-minute palate pleasers, push entrees under belly beds to make room for delectable treats such as gelato or tiramisu ($7 each).
Girardi’s patrons raise glasses amid the indoor dining room’s rustic décor and dark wood accents, or retire to the outdoors to season plates with liberal doses of fresh air. Snuggle into a desired seating arena, and warm up with sweet nectar from the extensive wine list, or jump-start mouths with three-worded charade games played with the welcoming staff of servers.
- The best comment we got was from my wife's cousin, who lives in Italy. He told me Girardi's shows him that there are places in the U.S. where you can get an authentic Italian meal. – Ben K., Yelp, 8/14/10
- I too have traveled the world and let me tell you. I have Been to Italy & France and i would say there food is just as good if not better. – jasonfranco, Citysearch
Chef Bruno Girardi knows his way around the globe almost as well as he knows his way around the kitchen: born in France, he studied academics in Africa and Argentina before gleaning a culinary education in Italy from his father, eventually toting his family's Milanese recipes to Girardi's Osteria. His lunch and dinner menus there speak mostly Italian—pastas tossed with roma tomatoes and marsala-soaked meats—but diners can detect French accents, such as dijon-glazed carpaccio and paninis made with baguette bread. Martinis and more than 70 wines cleanse palates between bites, and desserts and digestifs signal the denouement of meals more appropriately than having an orchestra play diners off after 45 seconds of conversation.
504 5th Ave. S
Edmonds, Washington 98020Get Directions