Jonny Garlic’s Italian Grill Palm Harbor, Florida

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Jonny Garlic’s Italian Grill Palm Harbor, Florida

Posted By: Andy Vitale
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While on a recent trip to Palm Harbor, Florida, I had the opportunity to try out the pizza at Jonny Garlic’s Italian Grill. Jonny Garlic’s is a family owned and operated Italian restaurant and although it hasn’t been open for very long, the space it occupies has been the home to Italian restaurants for quite some time.
The first thing that I noticed was the classic Italian restaurant décor. Although I had never gone to this location before, I think the only thing different about Jonny Garlic’s from the previous establishment were the menus and the sign facing the road. It was clean but it definitely didn’t seem new.
The pizza that I ordered was the Garlic Pie, which is a sauce-less pie, topped with mozzarella, parmesan and romano cheese, roasted garlic and I had them add onions as well. As soon as I picked up the first slice, it was dripping oil. I’m not talking about the good oil drip that is from quality cheese, this was leaking from underneath the pizza. Once I took the first bite my suspicions were confirmed. This could not have been high quality cheese because it was very bland. This pizza tasted like the cheese sticks that are available at Papa John’s. It definitely did not taste like fresh pizza. It was bland and rubbery.
After forcing down three slices in order to give an accurate review, I looked down and saw what reminded me of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. There was a pool of oil on the paper under the pizza that was there to absorb oil. I could not eat another bite, it was way too oily. I had to go to my car and get a Tums before even paying the bill.
In my opinion I would not give Jonny Garlic’s a second chance. The bland slices that were covered in oil made me give Jonny Garlic’s 1 slice. I’m sure there are gas stations in Palm Harbor that serve better pizza.

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