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

antipasti

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
 8

crostini
grilled peasant bread topped with garlicy cannellini puree and arugula
8


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
12

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*)

caprese
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
4


pasta

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

marinara 
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

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

pesto
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

puttanesca
a hot and spicy dish sautéed with tomatoes, garlic, olives, anchovies, hot pepper and olive oil
14

rapini
broccoli rabe, delicately sautéed in olive oil with diced tomatoes, garlic and sweet and hot sausage
16

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eggplant napolean
lightly breaded eggplant layered with fresh tomato, roasted red pepper and mozzarella, over marinara
16

gnocchi
soft potato dumplings tossed in a fresh garlic, tomato, basil and olive oil sauce
19

porcini purses
porcini mushroom-filled pasta gently tossed with peas, mushrooms and proscuitto  in a light cream sauce
20

additions
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
18

saltimbocca
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
23

horseradish crusted salmon
a fresh salmon filet encrusted in horseradish, breadcrumbs and finished with a tangy lemon-caper dill sauce
24


carne

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

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

piccata 
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
20

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
21

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
25

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
25

salmon florentine
baked on a bed of spinach, finished with garlic rosemary butter
24



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
11

horseradish burger
topped with mushrooms, horseradish and mozzarella
11




grilled pizza

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



americano
loaded with sliced meatballs, sweet sausage, marinara and mozzarella
15

verduran
marinara, red peppers, onion, mushrooms, olives and mozzarella
14








(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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