Local Favorite: Margherita’s Grille | Girard, Ohio
Margherita’s Grille is nestled in Girard, Ohio. Other local favorites like Jib Jab Hot Dog Shoppe may overshadow this quaint, local restaurant but Trumbull County residents flock to this spot for a quick bite on the weekdays or a glass of wine and live music on summer weekend nights.
When you Google “Margherita’s Grille,” you’ll find over 650 positive reviews pop up on your screen.
Those unfamiliar with Margherita’s initially assume the restaurant is a Mexican spot, but they’re pretty surprised when they realize the name comes from its Italian menu rather than its Mexican cuisine.
The menu isn’t just Italian, however. An array of salads, burgers, pastas, chicken and seafood dishes and pizzas flood the menu leaving patrons with a tough decision.
For starters, we recommend a salad with homemade red wine vinaigrette or the lobster bisque, if you’re feeling in the mood for seafood. Margherita’s lobster bisque is creamy and delicious— but be careful not to fill up on it prior to your main course as it can be pretty filling. Try ordering a salad or the wedding soup as a starter if you’re not super hungry.
With every meal, you’ll be served slices of thick, Italian bread with homemade whipped garlic butter. Perfect to pair with a glass of wine! If you’re not a wine lover, we recommend trying one of Margherita’s martinis or seasonal drinks.
This summer, the restaurant has quite the summer sips menu including a Lime Drop, Pineapple Crawl Margarita and a White Sangria. However, our favorite the Mango Mule made with Ciroc Mango Vodka, ginger simple syrup, fresh lemon juice and ginger ale.
One of our favorite dishes to order at Margherita’s is the Gnocchi Vodka: a plate filled with soft pillows of gnocchi smothered in creamy vodka sauce.
This meal comes with a soup or salad to start and can be topped with chicken or shrimp, if desired.
If you’re in the mood for something fun, you can order Margherita’s Pizza Burger. The Pizza Burger is huge— seriously! Sandwiched between two pieces of thick, cheese pizza and topped with sauce, this burger is definitely for the more adventurous food lovers.
For the Sweet Tooth
What’s the point of dinner without dessert? With options like tiramisu, cheesecake and tres leches, it’s hard to pick just one thing to satisfy our sweet tooth.
The tiramisu is light and fluffy with the perfect amount of coffee taste soaked into the bottom. But, the churros certainly give their competitors a run for their money.
Marghertia’s churros aren’t served like the average. Instead, they are made in a waffle press and drizzled with chocolate sauce topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberries.
Ready to Eat?
We know your mouth is watering by now! Head on over to Margherita’s Grille located on North State Street in Girard, Ohio. Let us know what your favorite is and tag us in your photos!