Garlic John's Restaurant - Italian cuisine in a casual setting
antipasti & entrées


garlic john's garlic bread 
With or without rich, melted mozzarella and a side of marinara. 
 full loaf with cheese 11, half loaf with cheese 6
full loaf without cheese 8, half loaf without cheese 5

mozzarella en carozza 
breadcrumb-encrusted mozzarella, delicately fried and served over a bed of marinara

grilled peasant bread topped with garlicy cannellini puree and arugula

prince edward island mussels 
steamed with choice of garlic and white wine or marinara
11  (g*)

crispy calamari 
lightly breaded and fried with a side of lemon-garlic aioli

baby hardshell clams
steamed in a light saffron and garlic broth with sweet red peppers, prosciutto and tomatoes
12 (g*)

grilled shrimp
individually wrapped in prosciutto and drizzled with a light balsamic glaze over a bed of mixed greens
12 (g*)

zuppa & insalata

zuppa del giorno
selections vary daily
bowl 7, cup 5

italian wedding soup 
a marriage of tiny meatballs, spinach and pearl pasta in a chicken broth 
bowl 7, cup 5

mixed baby greens 
 tossed with our house-made orange balsamic vinaigrette, topped with orange segments, glazed walnuts and crumbled gorgonzola
9 (g*)

arugula salad
locally-grown arugula tossed with olive oil, a touch of fresh lemon juice and finished with shaved parmesan
 8 (g*)

vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil drizzled with extra virgin olive oil
 9 (g*)

wedge salad
a generous portion of iceberg lettuce served with tomatoes, shredded carrots, crispy prosciutto and our famous gorgonzola dressing
9 (g*)

caesar salad
tossed with a house-made lemon-garlic vinaigrette, aged parmesan & croutons  large 8, small 5
with grilled chicken +5, with grilled shrimp +8, with seared salmon +12

house salad 
served with your choice of gorgonzola dressing, creamy Italian, or orange-balsamic vinaigrette


choice of capellini, linguine, penne, fettuccine, whole wheat spaghetti or gluten-free penne and one of the following house-made sauces:

full-flavored, slowly-cooked San Marzano tomatoes
full 10, petite 7

garlic & olive oil
a classic dish, topped with anchovies if desired
full 10, petite 7

vodka sauce
a smooth pink tomato cream sauce and a local favorite
full 14, petite 11

a rich cream sauce made with aged parmesan
full 16, petite 13

a classic summer dish made with fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts and grated parmesan
full 15, petite 13

white or red clam sauce
baby hardshell and chopped clams gently simmered with fresh garlic and flavorful herbs
full 18, petite 16

a hot and spicy dish sautéed with tomatoes, garlic, olives, anchovies, hot pepper and olive oil

broccoli rabe, delicately sautéed in olive oil with diced tomatoes, garlic and sweet and hot sausage


eggplant napolean
lightly breaded eggplant layered with fresh tomato, roasted red pepper and mozzarella, over marinara

soft potato dumplings tossed in a fresh garlic, tomato, basil and olive oil sauce

porcini purses
porcini mushroom-filled pasta gently tossed with peas, mushrooms and proscuitto  in a light cream sauce

sweet or hot sausage  5
grilled boneless chicken  5
meatballs  5
grilled shrimp  8
grilled salmon  12

signature entrées

chicken & sausage scarpariello
capellini topped with a spicy combination of tender chicken and sweet and hot sausage with sautéed red onions, pepperoncini, garlic and sweet red peppers

layered with sautéed mushrooms, prosciutto and melted mozzarella, finished with a Marsala wine sauce
chicken 20, veal 28

parmesan crusted sole
lightly sautéed with fresh basil, diced tomatoes, garlic and white wine, served over a bed of fresh baby spinach

horseradish crusted salmon
a fresh salmon filet encrusted in horseradish, breadcrumbs and finished with a tangy lemon-caper dill sauce


a GJ's favorite, lightly breaded, topped with marinara, parmesan and melted mozzarella
chicken 17, veal 24

a delicate dish made with sautéed mushrooms and shallots, finished with a slightly sweet Marsala wine sauce
chicken 18, veal 26

sautéed in a light lemon-white wine sauce with capers
chicken 18, veal 26

prime ribeye pork chop 
 grilled boneless 8-ounce chop, topped with sautéed mushrooms in a light Madiera wine sauce

n.y. strip 
a 12-ounce N.Y. strip grilled to perfection, topped with crispy onions and finished with a rich red wine sauce
market price

frutta di mare

sole francese
a filet of sole dipped in egg, gently sautéed and topped with a light, refreshing lemon sauce

mixed seafood in brodo
a medley of shrimp, baby clams and Prince Edward Island mussels, simmered in a garlic white wine sauce and served over a bed of linguine

grilled salmon
fresh salmon filet, grilled to perfection, finished with a light lemon herb butter  23 (g*)

shrimp scampi 
jumbo shrimp, marinated and pan-seared with fresh garlic, lemon, pepperoncini and cherry tomatoes, on a bed of linguine

salmon florentine
baked on a bed of spinach, finished with garlic rosemary butter

side orders
sautéed spinach  5
broccoli rabe  5
vegetable of the day  5
french fries  4

casual fare

all casual fare include a side of french fries.

garlic john's burger
topped with decadent caramelized onions and crumbled gorgonzola cheese.  11

american burger
the classic with lettuce, fresh tomato, sliced onion and melted mozzarella

horseradish burger
topped with mushrooms, horseradish and mozzarella

grilled pizza

the classic with sliced fresh tomatoes, creamy mozzarella and fresh basil
13,  with arugula 14

loaded with sliced meatballs, sweet sausage, marinara and mozzarella

marinara, red peppers, onion, mushrooms, olives and mozzarella

(g*) indicates dishes that are gluten-free. Many of our veal, chicken and seafood dishes can also be prepared gluten-free.

We are also able to accommodate those who are vegan or require a dairy-free diet.

Entrées (except petite sizes of pasta, burgers and pizzas) include a house salad. Many of our entrées are accompanied by a vegetable and starch
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