To their number we can now add one more: Girasole Gelato Cafe (895 E. Palmetto Park Rd., 561/245-8093). Promising family-style sandwiches, salads, desserts and, of course, gelato inspired by the regional Italian cuisines of Puglia and Sicily, it’s a cute little place with a clean, contemporary look. Lots of white tile, a long black-and-white tiled counter, sleek glass tables and a few spots of color from dangling pendant lamps.
The menu is limited but packed with the kinds of dishes you want to eat every day (and can also afford). There’s the classic Sicilian caponata, a veggie-laden Mediterranean salad, panini and subs from Genovese (grilled chicken, roasted peppers, artichoke hearts, mozzarella and basil) to a meatball parm (with marinara and fresh mozz). There’s also a long list of desserts: tiramisu, ricotta cheesecake, profiteroles and biscotti among them, plus caffeine from the espresso bar and gelato from cup to quart.
Girasole is open daily from 10 a.m. The cafe closes at 9 p.m. on Sunday, 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10:30 p.m. Saturday.