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World Nutella Day is Back!!!

Join us for WORLD NUTELLA DAY

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2017, 5pm-9:30pm

Reservations recommended: 610-966-9446

Back by popular demand! Gio will be celebrating World Nutella Day on February 9th from 5PM-9:30PM.

Nutella (pronounced “new-tell-uh”) is a tasty, unique spread made from the combination of roasted hazelnuts, skim milk and a hint of cocoa. Nutella has no artificial colors or preservatives.

Our chef’s have created unique, homemade items to celebrate World Nutella Day. Nutella is one of Italy’s most cherished items for adults and children.

Speciality items featured for Thursday, February 9, 2017, 5pm-9:30pm in addition to our regular menu:
BEVERAGES
HOT CHOCOLATE– STEAMED MILK, NUTELLA (non-alcoholic)
COCOTELLA MARTINI- COCONUT VODKA, DORDA CHOCOLATE LIQUEUR, FRANGELICO
APPETIZERS/SIDES/ENTREES
 BUTTERNUT SQUASH RAVIOLI– LIGHT NUTELLA SAUCE AND SEA SALT    1/2 PORTION (4) FULL PORTION(8)
FRIED BANANAS– SERVED WITH NUTELLA SAUCE AND MANGO HABANERO SAUCE
CHICKEN BREAST STUFFED WITH MARSCAPONE CHEESE & APPLES- TOPPED WITH NUTELLA  CRANBERRY SAUCE WITH CINNAMON POLENTA
COCOA RUBBED PORK TENDERLOIN– SPICY NUTELLA BARBEQUE SAUCE WITH SMASHED SWEET POTAOES
 DESSERT
HOMEMADE CREAM PUFF – STUFFED WITH NUTELLA CREAM
COOKIES & CREAM -HOMEMADE SMORES ICE CREAM WITH NUTELLA COOKIE
NUTELLA PIZZA -TOPPED WITH FRESH FRUIT
**ALL ITEMS CONTAIN NUTS, BEWARE OF NUT ALLERGY
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Gio Will Be Open on February 14th. Come Be Our Valentine!

Most people agree that Italians are in love with love, so no one should be surprised that we LOVE Valentine’s Day. That’s why, even though Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, we will be open and ready to welcome you!

That’s right! We will be here at Gio Italian Grill, celebrating love with our famous open-flame pizzas and array of amore-inspired cocktails. We are also adding several luscious Valentine’s Day specials to our regular menu, including chilled strawberry soup, clams casino, super lump crab cakes and sweet mascarpone with brandy soaked strawberries.

Enjoy a Romantic Dinner

To ensure your evening is as romantic as possible, here are a few phrases to whisper between bites…

Buon San Valentino, Amore Mio = Happy Valentine’s Day, My Love

Amo te oggi e sempre. Buon San Valentino = I love you today and forever. Happy Valentine’s Day

Con te ogni giorno è San Valentino … Grazie Amore = Everyday with you is St. Valentine’s Day … Thank you Love

A Special Menu Just for Lovers

DRINKS

  • STRAWBERRY MIMOSA-Sparkling white wine, strawberry rum 8.5
  • COCOTELLA TINI- Coconut vodka, Frangelico, Dorda chocolate liqueur 9.5
  • SOUPS (CUP 4.95/ BOWL 6.95)
  • CHILLED STRAWBERRY SOUP-Topped with fresh mint
  • CREAMY CLAM CHOWDER

APPETIZERS

  • CLAMS CASINO– Pancetta (bacon), peppers, onions 9.95
  • BAKED MAC & CHEESE– Roasted chicken, goat cheese, rosemary topped with breadcrumb 10.95
  • PROSCUITTO WRAPPED MELON-Balsamic vinegar, fresh mint 9.95

ENTREES*

*Served with house salad and Italian bread

  • SUPER LUMP CRAB CAKES– Served with garlic mashed potatoes, sautéed vegetable ribbons, and garlic aioli 26.95
  • HONEY GLAZED PORK LOIN-Au gratin potatoes, grilled asparagus 19.95
  • MONKFISH– Fingerling potatoes, sautéed spinach, herb butter 24.95

DESSERT

  • SWEET MASCARPONE TOPPED WITH BRANDY SOAKED STRAWBERRIES

Come celebrate la Festa di San Valentino with Gio!

 

World Nutells Day

2nd Annual World Nutella Day Celebration at Gio!

Tempura Battered Bananas with Nutella sauce and Mango habenero puree

Tempura Battered Bananas with Nutella sauce and Mango habenero puree

Back by popular demand! Gio will be celebrating World Nutella Day on February 4th from 5PM-9:30PM. Reservations are recommended! Call today!

Nutella (pronounced “new-tell-uh”) is a tasty, unique spread made from the combination of roasted hazelnuts, skim milk and a hint of cocoa. Nutella has no artificial colors or preservatives.

Our chef’s have created unique, homemade items to celebrate World Nutella Day. Nutella is one of Italy’s most cherished items for adults and children. Tony and Giovanna grew up on Nutella and Gio was one of the first Lehigh Valley restaurants to incorporate Nutella on its menu over 8 years ago.

Please feel free to share items and mix and match as an appetizer or dessert! Let your taste buds and mind have fun.

 

Special World Nutella Day Menu

BEVERAGES

HOT CHOCOLATE– STEAMED MILK, NUTELLA (non-alcoholic)

COCOTELLA MARTINI- COCONUT VODKA, DORDA CHOCOLATE LIQUEUR, FRANGELICO

 

Homemade Butternut Squash Ravioli with Nutella sauce with sea salt

Homemade Butternut Squash Ravioli with Nutella sauce with sea salt

APPETIZERS/SIDES/ENTREES

HOMEMADE BUTTERNUT SQUASH RAVIOLI– LIGHT NUTELLA SAUCE AND SEA SALT    1/2 PORTION (4) FULL PORTION (8)

FRIED BANANAS– SERVED WITH NUTELLA SAUCE AND MANGO HABANERO SAUCE

CHICKEN BREAST STUFFED WITH MARSCAPONE CHEESE & APPLES- TOPPED WITH NUTELLA AND CRANBERRY SAUCE WITH CINNAMON POLENTA

COCOA RUBBED PORK TENDERLOIN– NUTELLA BARBEQUE SAUCE WITH SMASHED SWEET POTAOES

 

Nutella pizza

Nutella pizza

DESSERTS

NUTELLA TAPIOCA PUDDING– TOPPED WITH PISTACHIOS AND NUTELLA BICOTTI

NUTELLA PIZZA -TOPPED WITH FRESH FRUIT

**ALL ITEMS CONTAIN NUTS, BEWARE OF NUT ALLERGY

What is Nutella and What Is World Nutella Day?

Nutella spread was created in Italy in the 1940s by Mr. Pietro Ferrero, a pastry maker and founder of the Ferrero company. At the time, cocoa was in short supply due to World War II rationing so there was very little chocolate. Mr. Ferrero used hazelnuts, which were plentiful in the Piedmont region of Italy where he lived, to extend the chocolate supply. Nutella was born. In 1983, it made its first US appearance.

World Nutella Day, www.nutelladay.com was created in 2007 by Sara Rosso, an American writer living in Italy. On this day, lovers of Nutella the world over get creative and celebrate with the chocolaty-hazelnut spread.

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with Gio Italian Grill

Giovanna celebrting mother's day with her mom

Giovanna with her mom and dad.

Not sure what to get Mom for Mother’s Day this year? How about a special dinner at her favorite restaurant, Gio Italian Grill! In honor of moms all around the Lehigh Valley, Giovanna and Tony will be opening Gio for Mother’s Day, Sunday May 10th, from 12noon until 7pm.

Mother’s Day at Gio!

We will be serving our full menu of mom’s favorites, including our new beef tips tossed with rigatoni pasta, grape tomatoes, arugula in a Gorgonzola cream sauce. Or how about our classic Gio scampi; shrimp, artichokes, grape tomatoes, arugula, tossed in a lemon, garlic, butter, white wine sauce over linguini. Maybe filet mignon served with grilled asparagus and balsamic red onions over roasted garlic mashed potatoes.

We will also be offering several Mother’s Day specials. Don’t miss them!

Tony celebrates mother's day

Tony with his mother.

We also offer a variety of special spring cocktails from our bar. Mom will love our seasonal red sangria; bright and fruity and fresh as the spring day. Or maybe you can celebrate mom’s love with our Spring Mimosa, a festive mix of Sparkling white wine and Aperol Italian orange liqueur.

Don’t forget dessert! Share our famous Nutella pizza, a sophisticated dessert featuring Chocolate hazelnut spread and fresh fruit of the day! Or how about our decadent chocolate fudge cake or luscious zabaglione? Seal it with a kiss…Gio’s Kiss (Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, Baileys & DeKuyper Butter Shots) or an espresso!

Our Mother’s Day reservations always fill up fast, so call us soon!

Call to make reservations now! 610-966-9446

Mother’s Menu

DRINKS

BELLINIPROSECO, PEACH PUREE

SEASONAL SANGRIARED

SOUP

MANGO GAZPACHO- CHILLED SOUP, ONION, PEPPERS IN MARTINI GLASS 5.95

SHRIMP & LEEK  CUP 4.95/BOWL 6.95

APPETIZERS

BRUSCHETTAHomemade crostini 6.95

CLAMS CASINOPancetta, peppers, onion 9.95

ENTREES*

*Served with house salad and Italian bread

SEA SCALLOPS– Pan seared and served over prosciutto (ham), peas and saffron risotto 26.95

GRILLED MONKFISH– Brushed with a homemade orange, rosemary barbeque sauce served over sautéed peppers, onions and red potatoes 24.95

PORK LOIN- Topped with caramelized apples, over sweet potato mash with a cranberry reduction 19.95

HOMEMADE CHICKEN & GOAT CHEESE RAVIOLI– Topped with a sage and walnut cream sauce 18.95

DESSERT

HOMEMADE “THIN MINT” ICE CREAM-Served with chocolate chip pound cake

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Celebrate World Nutella Day Gio Style!- Special Menu Announced!

Celebrate World Nutella Day with our Nutella Martini!

Celebrate World Nutella Day with our Nutella Martini!

On Febraury 5th, Gio Italian Grill will celebrate the 9th Annual World Nutella Day! Come in and join the fun!

If you are a fan of Nutella, you probably already know about our famous Nutella pizza. Did you know we also serve a luscious Nutella martini? And in celebration of World Nutella Day, we will be creating several additional tempting Nutella creations, just for the occasion!

If your Italian, you likely grew up spreading Nutella on your toast for breakfast. Now that we are adults, we take Nutella to new levels, featuring it in savory dishes, desserts and cocktails.

Celebrate World Nutella Day with us on February 5th

Our chefs created some amazing items. Delicious!!! Unique!!! Made from scratch, sweet and savory items.

Nutella pizza

Our famous Nutella Pizza

Beverages:
Nutella hot chocolate
Nutella Martini

Sides and entrees:
Homemade Butternut Squash Ravioli with Nutella sauce with sea salt
Tempura Battered Bananas with Nutella sauce and Mango habenero puree
Nutella coated bacon
Mole Poblano marinated Pork with whipped sweet potatoes and bacon tomato jam

Desserts:
Nutella pound cake with homemade ice-cream
Nutella Pizza with fresh fruit

Not familliar with Nutella? Nutella (pronounced “new-tell-uh”) is a tasty, unique spread made from the combination of roasted hazelnuts, skim milk and a hint of cocoa. Nutella has no artificial colors or preservatives.

Nutella spread was created in Italy in the 1940s by Mr. Pietro Ferrero, a pastry maker and founder of the Ferrero company. At the time, there was very little chocolate because cocoa was in short supply due to World War II rationing. Mr. Ferrero used hazelnuts, which were plentiful in the Piedmont region of Italy where he lived, to extend the chocolate supply and Nutella was born. It was first imported from Italy to the U.S.  in 1983.

World Nutella Day, www.nutelladay.com was created in 2007 by Sara Rosso, an American writer living in Italy, and is currently co-hosted by Sara and Michelle Fabio, another American writer living in Italy. Lovers of Nutella get creative with the chocolaty-hazelnut spread and blog about their creations or send in recipes and photos.

Tempura Battered Bananas with Nutella sauce and Mango habenero puree

Tempura Battered Bananas with Nutella sauce and Mango habenero puree

Homemade Butternut Squash Ravioli with Nutella sauce with sea salt

Homemade Butternut Squash Ravioli with Nutella sauce with sea salt

holiday caterig at Gio

Ring in the Holidays with Gio

holiday gift cards

Gio gift cards make the perfect holiday gift.

During the holidays, nothing brings people together like good food and good cheer. At Gio, we love the holiday season! We’ve been busy little elves, decorating the restaurant and can’t wait for you to come in and join us!

There are many ways that Gio can help you ring in the holidays:

Let us cater your holiday party. We have a complete menu of delicious dishes that we can prepare for you to pick up. From antipasta and roasted vegetable platters to pans of Parmigiana and penne vodka to trays of tiramisu and mini cannolis, Gio can make your holiday party a success.

Bring your party to Gio. If you’d rather get out for your celebration, you can bring your party to us. Gio has several areas that can be set aside just for you. Want the whole restaurant? We are available for private parties on Sundays. Give us a call at 610-966-9446 to schedule your party today.

Spread the joy with Gio gift cards. A Gio gift card makes the perfect gift! And, during the month of December, for every $100 you spend on gift cards, we’ll give you an extra $10! Give it as a gift or splurge on yourself. Gio gift cards are available in any amount you choose.

Gio Italian Grill: An authentic taste of Italy in the Lehigh Valley