Welcome to Gio’s Italian Ristorante Barrie

Barrielicious Menu Starts July 2nd until July 26th

(3 course for $25 plus hst and gratuity)

Primo Piatto (1st course)

Soup – roasted fennel and tomato bisque with dill pesto

Salad – caesar, croutons and proscuitto

Salad – caprese, roma tomatoes, bocconcini cheese, basil pesto, balsamic reduction, arugula

Flatbread – sausage, asparagus, red onion, gorganzola, rose *add $5.50

Antipasto – italian meats, assorted cheese, olives *add $5.50

Pan seared Crab Cakes – chipotle lime aioli *add $5.50

Secondo Piatto (2nd course)

Risotto – smoked salmon, caramelized onions, bell peppers, asparagus, cheese

Spaghetti – meatballs in Gio’s tomato sugo

Penne – chicken, arugula, sundried tomato pesto cream

Chicken Parmigiano – panko breaded chicken breast, tomato sugo, mozzarella*add $7.50

Pork Tenderloin – mushroom marsala, potatoes and vegetables *add $7.50

Apple and Goat cheese stuffed chicken supreme wrapped with proscuitto – red pepper cream, potoato and vegetables *add $7.50

Terzo Piatto Dolce – (3rd course) Desserts

Lemon Mascarpone Mousse – stewed strawberry and short bread cookies

Dark Chocolate Brownie – mint and vanilla bean gelato, caramel sauce

Frozen Zabaglione Tart – with marsala poached pears

*menu prepared by chef Amanda Passa


ATTENTION all corporate and small business companies!  Gio’s will accommodate your needs.  The food is fantastic, service is outstanding and the price is great.  Gio’s promises the utmost satisfaction! PRICING WILL VARY.  Menus range from $35 to $60/person.  Plus all beverages, taxes and gratuity.  GIO’S REQUIRES A MINIMUM OF 15 PERSONS


***Welcome Amanda Passa as Gio’s Chef

I am pleased to announce that Amanda Passa joins the Gio’s team. Her role is to help Gio’s produce outstanding food.

Amanda has the experience and knowledge to make all our guests satisfied and feeling happy when they leave.  Please come and taste the quality that this young and talented chef achieves!***

For a memorable evening please relax and enjoy our traditional Italian cuisine. Not only does Gio’s serve amazing pasta’s!  Gio’s is a little gem that serves a delicious menu but also creates dishes that change nightly (examples; Ontario rack of Lamb, Duck, Fresh Fish, Flat breads etc.)

Using much of our local harvest, Gio’s Ristorante has created a menu that’s not so much bound to Italian traditions, but inspired by them. Gio’s will make your visit one to remember. Anyone who has spent time dining around Italy knows how hard it is to transport true Italian character of food to anywhere else. So here at Gio’s Ristorante much of the texture and flavor is tied to the freshness and vibrancy of the ingredients that you almost have to be there to get it. Gio’s captures that essence when cooking Italian food from the heart.



Red Wine List

"Un pranzo senza vino e come un giorno senza sole." A meal without wine is like a day without the sun. ITALY: Merlot, Donini $9 glass - 6oz /$12 glass - 9oz      $25  ½ litre Montepulciano Famiglia Dragani $9 glass - 6oz / $12 glass - 9oz       $25 ½ litre Montepulciano D'Abruzzo,  Baldovino,  2011   $55 Deep ruby red. Intensely perfumed notes of dark cherry, chocolate, violets, blackcurrants Dolcetto di Alba, Virna, 2011    $60 Very fresh, elegant, balanced & complex wi Read More

White Wine List

ITALY: Pinot Grigio, Cavallina,  Sicilia, 2011 $9 glass - 6oz / $12 glass  - 9oz    $25 ½ litre Light to medium & dry with fruity aromas Chardonnay, Farnese, 2011 $9 glass - 6oz / $12 glass - 9oz     $25 ½ litre Dry & fresh with tropical fruits Prosecco, Bottege   $43 Light medium bodied , persistent bubbles & refreshing, citrus notes Prosecco, Mionetto    $43 Gentle Bubbly, refreshing, crisp bouquet. From Veneto Italy Pinot Grigio, OGGI, delle venezie, 2011   $ 4 Read More

Gift Certificates

Gio's Italian Ristorante is also offering "Gift Certificates." They make wonderful gifts for anniversaries, birthdays and all special occasions.  For your next corporate or special gift for that special someone, please keep Gio's in mind.  Please call Gio's for further details.  Grazie millione...thanks a million and see you soon.  
Gio's barrie italian restaurant - gift certificate

Dinner Menu

  PRIMO   Caprese, fresh tomatoe slices, bocconcini cheese, basil pesto, balsamic reduction, arugula • 9 Gio's Insalata, please ask your server  • M/P Classico Caesar, romaine, herb buttered croutons, shaved asiago, prosciutto crisp, Gio's own caesar dressing • 11 Manzo Filetto Carpaccio, truffled mushroom duxelle beef tenderloin thinly sliced, arugula, parmigiano  • 14 Antipasto piatto, cured Italian meats, marinated eggplant, mushrooms olives, Italia Read More