The Garlic Restaurant New Smyrna Beach, Florida


The Garlic Restaurant located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida makes you feel like you have entered a  Tuscan country estate. Guests pass through a shaded cobblestone walkway into a beautiful garden area that includes an over sized outdoor fireplace, eclectic seating and well spaced tables. The ambiance and friendly staff of The Garlic is guaranteed to make your evening one to remember. As the name implies, guests are treated to a head of roasted garlic served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar (mixed table side) with freshly baked loaves of warm bread.  Beware….don’t eat too much of the delicious bread because you’ll want to save room for dinner and dessert. They have an outdoor brick oven (IL FORNO) that is used for specialties like their 32oz. wood charred bone in ribeye. Other favorite dinner options  include Garlic Rack of Lamb or Pork Osso Buco. If you’re in the mood for pasta don’t miss their homemade Seafood Italiano, Pasta Puttanesca or Chicken Alfredo.  If  you do save room for dessert don’t pass up the scrumptious carrot cake. My daughter really enjoyed the chocolate lava cake but it was too rich for me.  I’ve been to The Garlic many times and have occasionally seen Peter Puzzo, the General Manager, serenade guests with his deep Italian baritone! The atmosphere is always friendly but  expect to wait  for a table on weekends. They also offer nightly piano entertainment and a nice wine selection. Early birds can also enjoy a limited discount  menu from 4pm – 5:30pm. We consider The Garlic in New Smyrna Beach  a family favorite!

Beautiful Outdoor Dining Areas at The Garlic

Lush tropical foliage throughout the private patio area

Enjoy a bone-in ribeye from the brick oven

Fun times with Michele & Harper!

Our Great Waitress Jenna!

My daughter enjoying her Caesar Salad

Enjoy the large bar area

Peter Puzzo, General Manager


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