Although Italians originally invented pasta as a fastener to keep Sicily from floating away, they abandoned it for less delicious moorings after locals on both sides kept snacking their way toward separation. Tether your taste buds to today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of contemporary Italian cuisine at Garlic Rose, located in Brookside.
Garlic Rose is a rustic, intimate restaurant that serves up savory Italian classics in a comfortable atmosphere. The lunch menu features soups, salads, pizza, sandwiches, and a handful of pared-down versions of decadent dinner dishes. Classic bruschetta ($6.95) whets the appetite whistle with the help of the warmed mozzarella and spinach salad ($8.95 at lunch, $10.95 at dinner), which, like bocce balls, is tossed in vibrant basil vinaigrette. The chef's homemade lasagna ($12.95) packs an overnight pasta bag full of the portabella mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, ricotta, alfredo sauce, and medley of cheeses necessary for survival outside the home. To quell carnivorous cravings, clench teeth around the chicken marsala with mashed potatoes and veggies ($15.95) or the 8 oz. blackened filet mignon topped with basil béarnaise and complimented with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus ($29.95).
Garlic Rose's atmosphere is equal-parts romantic and festive; you'll feel just as comfortable auditioning suitor candidates in its intimate setting as you will telling stories of the barbarian college eating habit known as Ramenism at the bar opposite to the dining room. If the sun isn't being a sad sack and crying, the heated outdoor courtyard seating outfits diners in flattering fresh air and intimate whispers of sunlight or star twinkles.
Garlic Rose's Sicillian chicken was named one of Oklahoma Magazine's 25 Great Plates. Eighty percent of Urbanspooners recommend the restaurant. Five Yahoo! Locals give the restaurant an average of four stars. Three Yelpers give the restaurant an average of 3.5 stars.
- They make their bread and pastas fresh there. It's a fun place to have a glass of wine or get a cheese plate. The interior has a cozy feel by the fireplace… – Victoria L., Yelp
- Finally, a world class restaurant right here in Tulsa!...The food was outstanding, the service was superior, and the atmosphere was perfect. – ~LacieDarlin~, Yahoo! Local
3509 S Peoria Ave. #120
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74105Get Directions