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

bruschetta 
grilled peasant bread topped with diced, vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh basil, red onions and olive oil
8

arancini
balls of risotto, stuffed with mozzarella, dusted with polenta and lightly fried
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 6, cup 5

italian wedding soup 
a marriage of tiny meatballs, spinach and pearl pasta in a chicken broth 
bowl 6, cup 5

mixed baby greens 
a Garlic John's favorite, tossed with our house-made orange balsamic vinaigrette, topped with sliced pears, 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

verdure
an array of fresh vegetables including spinach, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers and sun-dried tomatoes sautéed in a zesty lemon-garlic sauce
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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jumbo cheese ravioli
filled with ricotta cheese and finished with Garlic John's marinara
15

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 sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms and pine nuts in a light marsala cream sauce
20

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


signature entrées

pasta con pollo 
a rich Marsala cream sauce tossed with sliced grilled chicken, fresh spinach, mushrooms and prosciutto with your choice of pasta
19

chicken & sausage scaparello
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 26

chicken francesco
a tender chicken breast stuffed with sautéed spinach and a garlic-herb cheese, encrusted in parmesan and breadcrumbs and finished in a white wine sauce  23

prince edward island mussels & baby clams
simmered in a sauce of garlic, olive oil and fresh tomatoes, finished with arugula and served over a bed of linguine
24

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

all entrees include Tuscan paisano bread, a house salad, a vegetable & a starch.

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 24

piccata 
sautéed in a light lemon-white wine sauce with capers
chicken 18, veal 24

prime ribeye pork chop 
a grilled boneless 8-ounce chop, topped with sautéed mushrooms in a light Madiera wine sauce
19

prime pork scaloppine
lightly breaded, sautéed, and topped with a white wine caper 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
24

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, and artichoke hearts, on a bed of linguine
25


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

tuscan burger
topped with fresh sautéed mushrooms, prosciutto and melted mozzarella
11

fish & chips
generously battered and served with our house-made zesty tartar sauce
12


grilled pizza

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

venetian
a local favorite with grilled chicken, prosciutto, caramelized onions and melted mozzarella
15

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

florentine
spinach, roasted red peppers, garlic herb-cheese and mozzarella
13



(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.
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