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


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

grilled peasant bread topped with tomatoes, red onion and basil

grilled peasant bread topped with lemony chickpea puree and arugula

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

crispy calamari 
lightly breaded and fried with garlic, pepperoncini and capers

zuppa & insalata

zuppa del giorno
selections vary daily
bowl 8, cup 6

italian wedding soup 
a marriage of tiny meatballs, spinach and pearl pasta in a chicken broth 
bowl 8, cup 6

kale salad 
 sliced beets and apples tossed in raspberry vinaigrette with glazed walnuts and gorgonzola cheese

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

vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil drizzled with extra virgin olive oil

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

caesar salad
tossed with a house-made lemon-garlic vinaigrette, aged parmesan & croutons  large 9, small 6
with grilled chicken +6, with grilled shrimp +9, with seared salmon +13

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 11, petite 8

garlic & olive oil
a classic dish, topped with anchovies if desired
full 11, petite 8

vodka sauce
a smooth pink tomato cream sauce and a local favorite
full 16, petite 12

a rich cream sauce made with aged parmesan
full 18, petite 14

a classic summer dish made with fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts and grated parmesan
full 16, petite 14

white or red clam sauce
baby hardshell and chopped clams gently simmered with fresh garlic and flavorful herbs
full 20, petite 17

a hot and spicy dish sautéed with tomatoes, garlic, olives, anchovies, hot pepper and olive oil
 full 15, petite 13

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

power blend
spinach, kale, broccoli rabe and chickpeas in garlic & oil with a hint of lemon
sweet or hot sausage  6
grilled boneless chicken  6
meatballs  6
grilled shrimp  9
grilled salmon  13

carne, pollo

a GJ's favorite, lightly breaded, topped with marinara, parmesan and melted mozzarella
chicken 18

a delicate dish made with sautéed mushrooms and shallots, finished with a slightly sweet Marsala wine sauce
chicken 19

sautéed in a light lemon-white wine sauce with capers
chicken 19

layered with sautéed mushrooms, prosciutto and mozzarella, finished with a Marsala wine sauce
chicken 21

frutta di mare

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

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

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  25 (g*)

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

shrimp scampi 
jumbo shrimp, pan seared with fresh garlic, lemon and parsley on a bed of linguine

side orders
sautéed spinach or kale 6
broccoli rabe  6
vegetable of the day  6
french fries  5
garlic johns famous garlic bread
full loaf 9, half loaf 6
with melted mozzarella and side of marinara full 12, half 7

casual fare

all casual fare include a side of french fries.

garlic john's burger
topped with decadent caramelized onions and crumbled gorgonzola cheese.  13

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

italian burger
topped with prosciutto, pesto aioli, arugula, tomato, mozzarella and crispy onions

grilled pizza

the classic with sliced fresh tomatoes, creamy mozzarella and fresh basil
15,  with arugula 16

loaded with sliced meatballs, sweet sausage, marinara and mozzarella

topped with feta cheese, tomatoes and arugula

(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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