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“Limited fare, but still worth the visit”
Review of Garlic John's

Garlic John's
Ranked #37 of 61 Restaurants in Manchester
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Garlic John's, a local favorite, is a long-established chef-owned regional Italian restaurant located in the Southern Green Mountains minutes away from ski resorts and shopping. Our extensive menu features something for everyone. We also offer daily savory specials using seasonal ingredients, and our full bar provides a warm dining atmosphere. Outside dining on the veranda is available during the summer months. Our family-friendly atmosphere offers a children's menu and take-out is always available.
Reviewed 22 November 2013

Stopped by with associates in mid summer for an early dinner. Place was close to empty as it was mid week and quite early. The staff was very attentive and food was good, just not worth raving about. Would return again as there was nothing to complain of, but nothing that really knocked your socks off as well.

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Thank amacwow
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

Seems to be very popular with local folks. Was very quiet, and our fourth choice on a Sunday night, but the other restaurants were closed and we were hungry. Service was very pleasant, but the food was only okay. The appetizers and salads were okay and the linguine with clams was good, with lots of grated parmesan, and the chicken parmesan was just okay.

Thank Ozziedr
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

I was prepared for possible poor service but not for bad food. We started off ok, nice ambiance, decent bread. Things went downhill from there. The bruschetta and aronici were okay. The salads were generic lettuce that had not been spun dry so the leaves were all wet, making a soggy mess. The fish entrees were served with something that was supposed to be risotto but was an appalling ball of bad tasting, pasty, starchy glop. Just inedible. The salmon entree also have a flavorless side of some kind of squash purée... Acorn I think.. It was stringy, watery, tasteless, and barely warmed. The service wasn't as bad as I anticipated, though our waiter was clearly rushed and impatient, and no one paid attention much to things like bringing sugar for the coffee, or silverware for dessert. I could overlook all that, but not the really AWFUL entrees.

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Thank mvyvet
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

I'm vegan, and the restaurant provided a separate list of choices for me. The food was delicious, too!

Thank Delia U
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

We went here on our last trip to Manchester. It was good and we returned but this second time was much better than the first. The porcini pockets were amazing. They had little cards for gluten free and vegan options as well, which was a nice touch for our party of 7. The bread is delicious, although it would be nice to have some spices in the oil or tapenade offered.

The portions were a good size but not huge. Salad is an upcharge and doesn't come with your pasta.

We would return. The servers are attentive and the quality was good.

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Thank katestamps716
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